• Roger Daltrey has just announced a special event in Los Angeles to promote his upcoming autobiography, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story. Daltrey will appear on October 23rd, the night of the book's publication, at L.A.'s Aratani Theatre at the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center and chat about his life and career. Tickets include a copy of the book.
  • On Tuesday (September 4th) Daltrey -- along with old friend Eric Clapton -- was among the 11 people honored from the "worlds of entertainment, politics, and sport" with a carved stone on the walk of fame at London's Royal Albert Hall. Daltrey was selected for his "tireless work on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust in bringing to the Hall the series of week-long concerts in aid of the charity each year since 2000." (TheWho.com)

  • Fans can count on some unreleased Queen music on the soundtrack for the biopic Bohemian Rhapsody, which opens on November 2nd. The original soundtrack will feature a total of 22 tracks -- including previously unissued performances from the band's July 13th, 1985 Wembley Stadium show-stopping set at Live Aid, which included such classics as "Bohemian Rhapsody," "Radio Ga Ga," "We Are The Champions," and others.
  • According to Billboard, the soundtrack -- which drops on October 19th -- features a version of "We Will Rock You" (which) starts off as the original recording before seamlessly transforming into a live performance that has members of the audience participating in the anthemic track. 'Don't Stop Me Now"' features a re-recorded guitar section from Brian May to resemble the way the band plays the track today. Listeners will also be treated to Queen's unique rendition of the '20th Century Fox Fanfare,' along with unreleased live tracks from performances that took place in London, Paris, and Rio de Janiero." (Billboard)

  • Paul Simon, who'll release his latest album, In The Blue Light, tomorrow (September 7th) believes his songwriting days might be over. Simon, who is in the midst of a farewell tour, spoke to NPR about his dearth of new material, revealing, "Well, I haven't written a new song in a couple of years now. I think after (2016's) Stranger To Stranger, a funny thing happened when I finished -- I literally felt like a switch clicked and I said, 'I'm finished.'"
  • In The Blue Light features new arrangements to older Simon deep cuts he felt never reached their true creative potential, including a new version of the 2000 You're The One standout, "Darling Lorraine": "'Darling Lorraine,' which I think is one of the best songs that I've ever written, the first time that I did it, the arrangement was so interesting and eclectic that I thought you couldn't follow the storyline, because you were distracted by the sounds. So this time, I came and was very careful to try and allow for the storyline to go right through because if you don't follow the storyline then the ending doesn't have its power." (Ultimate Classic Rock)

  • Journey co-founder Neal Schon is among the many that's over the moon after hearing former frontman Steve Perry's first new music in over two decades. Schon told Arizona Republic that he's excited for next month's release of Perry's solo set Traces, explaining, "I’m as happy as everybody else to hear his voice again. And I’m glad to see that he’s found the passion again that he once had for music because everyone has clearly missed him. I know I have. Steve and Aretha Franklin have always been my favorite singers. There’s a lot of other great singers in their own right. But once in a lifetime, I think, that you find someone that’s able to do things like Aretha and Steve. So I’m glad to see him back and I’m hoping he stays with it as he sounds really excited about his career again."
  • Regarding ever teaming up with Perry again, Schon said, "I’ve made it really, really clear that I could. I’m not gonna press the issue anymore because I think ultimately it’s gonna be up to him. But I will say that I know my fans and Journey fans around the world are writing me, privately and openly, and just praying for that, because we definitely have a chemistry together that’s undeniable. Will he have another chemistry with another guitar player? Sure. But we already have a legacy and a chemistry that’s existing in everyone’s hearts and souls. So hopefully, he’ll think about that for a second." (Arizona Central)

  • Joni Mitchell's 75th birthday will be commemorated with a pair of tribute concerts in Los Angeles on November 6th and 7th -- Mitchell's actual birthday -- at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The shows will feature performances by Graham Nash, Kris Kristofferson, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Los Lobos, Glen Hansard, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright.
  • Also on November 7th, "the Music Center will salute Mitchell on her birthday with the Music Center’s "'Soiree: JONI 75,' a special celebration for her and a fundraiser for the Music Center’s artistic programming." For ticket info log on to: https://www.musiccenter.org/joni. (Best Classic Rock)