- Jon Bon Jovi is set to perform a free concert as part of a charitable partnership he's created between World Central Kitchen and his Hampton Water rose wine.
- Ultimate Classic Rock reported, "The set will be streamed live on August 14th at Hampton Water's Facebook page beginning at 6 PM ET. Fans can attend a virtual wine tasting with Bon Jovi and his son, Jesse Bongiovi, half an hour before the show. The pair will also field questions about Hampton Water and its new arrangement with World Central Kitchen. The 'virtual happy hour' will take place at Live Nation's site as part of its Live From Home series."
- Elton John and husband David Furnish have posted photos of the family's two new German shepherd puppies. One of the shots features the pups being walked by the couple's sons, nine-year-old Zachary and seven-year-old Levon.
- Sammy Hagar & The Circle has rolled out his first new concert date, set for in front of the Cleveland's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The gig, which will be part of a charity celebrity golf tournament, marks Hagar's first post-coronavirus performance, and will raise money for the Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancers and Blood Disorders at Akron's Children's Hospital, MusiCares and local food banks. (The Music Universe)
- Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott spoke with Classic Rock magazine and listed the 10 records that changed his life. Not surprisingly, nearly all came from the early-1970's -- with most of the selections being key collections from his beloved UK glam era. (Loudersound.com)
- Joe Elliott's 10 most life changing albums are:
Mott The Hoople - Wildlife (1971)
Jethro Tull - Aqualung (1971)
Rod Stewart - Every Picture Tells A Story (1971)
David Bowie - The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars (1972)
Mott The Hoople - Mott (1973)
Montrose - Montrose (1973)
Queen - Sheer Heart Attack (1974)
Ian Hunter - Ian Hunter (1975)
Mick Ronson - Play Don't Worry (1975)
UFO - Obsession (1978)
- 50 years after its original release, Chicago's "25 Or 6 To 4," has been reimagined as a hip-hop anthem with new vocals by indie rapper realnamejames. An abbreviated version of the remix first appeared in November 2019 as a part of the launch of the U.S. Army's "What's Your Warrior?" marketing campaign.
- A full-length version of the "25 or 6 to 4 (GoArmy Remix)" is now available for download and on all digital streaming services. (Press release)