• Paul Stanley went on record as to how Kiss' upcoming "End Of The Road" final world tour will differ from the band's 2000 and 2001 "Farewell Tour." The "Starchild" explained to Rolling Stone, "Let’s put it into perspective and try to at least get a sense of what’s different. The farewell tour took place 19 years ago. The farewell tour was at the end of the time that we had brought back the two original members (Ace Frehley and Peter Criss) and it was such drudgery and so difficult and so unhappy that it just seemed like 'let’s put the horse down.' And after the tour was over, it didn’t take me very long to realize I didn’t want to say goodbye to the band; I wanted to say goodbye to two members. So that was the differences. We’ve had 19 years of the band. The band has never been better, happier. . . But with all that in mind, it’s time to think about an end." (Rolling Stone)

  • Steve Perry continues to make the rounds while publicizing his upcoming solo set, Traces, which drops on October 5th. The former Journey frontman revealed his inspiration for his songs hasn't changed, telling, New Statesman, "Everything I write comes back to high school. I know it sounds funny, but everything. It all comes from the emotions I grew into during my adolescence. Those moments are not to be tossed away. . . If something means something to you, go back and get it and make it part of your life. And anyone who doesn't understand how important that is, you tell them to F*** OFF."
  • Perry spoke frankly about Journey's decision in 1998 to replace him when he refused to undergo hip replacement surgery so that the band could hit the road, recalling: "When they told me they checked out some new singers, it’s like your boyfriend saying 'Look, I really love you, but I need to know if we’re getting married or not because I’ve checked out some other chicks. . . By the way, drop a few pounds, too. Get your nose fixed at the same time.'" (New Statesman)

  • Sting will hit the boards one more time early next year when his acclaimed musical The Last Ship hits Toronto. Sting, who took over the role of "Jackie White" during the show's Broadway 2014 run when Tony-nominated show was on its last legs, will reprise the role up North. The Last Ship's upcoming run will play from February 9th to March 24th, 2019 at Toronto's Princess of Wales Theatre. (Mirvish.com)
    • Sting.com posted that Sting and touring mate Shaggy will appear on Sunday (September 30th) at Minneapolis' Electric Fetus for a special appearance, including a Q&A and album signing. The Electric Fetus event is limited to 250 fans.

  • James Taylor is set for a 2019 Las Vegas residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. The legendary singer-songwriter will play two separate six-night runs in April and May. Taylor and his All Star Band will play on April 17th, 19th, 20th, 24th, 26th, and 27th, followed May 1st, 3rd, 4th, 8th, 10th, and 11th. (Best Classic Bands)

  • During his recent tour dates, Neil Young has been performing a new song, titled, "Eternity." Rolling Stone reported, "He performed 'Eternity' for the first time on Sunday evening (September 23rd) at the Outlaw Musical Festival in Saratoga Springs, New York. It’s a light, breezy tune about the joys of sharing a house with your true love that Young sang from behind a Wurlitzer electric piano alongside his backing group Promise Of The Real. The lyrics include the verse: 'Woke up this morning in a house of love/Oh fortunate me/I hope I’m living in a house of love/For eternity.' Like many songs Young has written in recent years, it seems likely that this one was inspired by his relationship with Daryl Hannah." (Rolling Stone)