• Allman Brothers Band co-founder and guitarist Dickey Betts is on the mend after undergoing surgery on Friday (September 21st) to relieve swelling on his brain. On September 17th, Betts -- who last month was forced to scrap a string of shows after suffering a mild stroke -- had slipped and cracked his head while playing with his dog, which caused the bleeding in his brain.
  • A message was posted on the Dickey Betts Band website saying: "Dickey Betts and his family want everyone to know that his surgery was a success. The outpouring of support from all over the world has been overwhelming and amazing. We are so appreciative. Thank you all so much for your wonderful thoughts and prayers. We will keep you updated."

  • Roger Daltrey will be making two East Coast book-signing appearances next month for his soon-to-be released memoir, Thanks A Lot Mr. Kibblewhite: My Story. The long awaited autobiography will be published on October 23rd.
  • On October 25th at 7 p.m., Daltrey will be signing copies for fans in Ridgewood, New Jersey at Bookends bookstore.
  • The next day, October 26th at 1 p.m., the Who frontman will be signing at Manhattan's Barnes And Noble outlet on Fifth Avenue.

  • Jack White has donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma that was featured in director Francis Ford Coppola's classic 1983 film The Outsiders. House Of Pain member Danny O’Connor purchased the home in 2015 for $15,000 in an effort to turn it into a museum. O’Connor says White’s donation helped meet a $75,000 fundraising goal for repairs. The Outsiders, a coming-of-age drama dealing with teenage gangs and poverty, was based on the 1967 novel by S.E. Hinton and featured early performances from Matt Dillon, Rob Lowe, Ralph Macchio, Patrick Swayze, C. Thomas Howell, Diane Lane and Tom Cruise. (Consequence Of Sound)

  • Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has confirmed that he is recording something new with former Pearl Jam/Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons. The pair are working at Northern California's legendary Prairie Sun Recording Studios, although Klinghoffer did not provide many other details on the project. Klinghoffer and the Chili Peppers will regroup soon to begin work on the follow-up to the band's 2016 LP The Getaway. (Ultimate Guitar)

  • Former Journey singer Steve Perry has released the third video from his upcoming album, Traces, due out on October 5th. Perry spoke about the new track, "We're Still Here," saying, "This is one of my most favorite songs on Traces because it speaks of the inclusiveness of us being together in the same place at the same time, and to not take lightly the fact that 'we’re still here.'" (Best Classic Bands)
  • Traces marks the first new Perry singing on record since Trial By Fire -- his 1996 comeback set with Journey, and his first new solo album since 1994's For The Love Of Strange Medicine.