• One of Bruce Springsteen's childhood homes has been sold. The Freehold, New Jersey house at 39 Institute Street was the home to parents Doug and Adele and their three children -- Bruce, Virginia, and Pamela -- from 1955 to 1962. Springsteen returned to the house in later years for a photo shoots, with a shot of him leaning against the lot's side tree featured in the tour program for his 1984/1985 Born In The U.S.A. tour. The Institute Street house was sold in May for $255,000, via Realtor.com. (APP.com)

  • Phil Collen spoke about the family emergency that had him briefly step away from Def Leppard's summer tour with Journey. During an interview with Westwood One he revealed that his wife Helen had actually flat-lined while giving birth to their newborn son Jackson: "She actually died and they brought her back to life. (There was) internal bleeding and just craziness. . . So I was actually on tour and when this happened. I obviously had to go to California (to be with her)." He shed light on how he came to call on Trixter guitarist Steve Brown, who had previously stepped in for bandmate Viv Campbell when he was battling cancer: "I said, 'Steve, I know you know Viv's parts' -- He sings great; he can do all of this stuff. So he learned my parts, and my vocal parts, which is more serious than the guitar parts, I think. In our band, we have backing vocals -- it's an instrument. . . So it was a no-brainer. And I said, 'Can you step in for me?' Everyone was cool; they said, 'Go.' I went, and everything was fine." (Ultimate Classic Rock)

  • Tom Petty's 1965 Gibson SG is set to go under the hammer on July 21st via Heritage Auctions. The guitar, which Petty famously played during the Heartbreakers' 60-date 1986 "True Confessions" tour backing Bob Dylan, is being sold along with Petty's iconic black top hat -- also used on the tour and in the Traveling Wilbury's videos "Handle With Care" and "End Of The Line." LiveForLiveMusic.com reported the guitar is "signed by the late guitarist and also includes a signed black-and-white photo of Tom Petty playing with Bob Dylan during a performance -- Tom Petty wrote a note on the photo confirming this guitar was played on tour with Dylan." The guitar is being sold by Petty’s friend, Norm Harris, who runs a rare guitar shop. The guitar and top hat are expected to fetch up to $300,000, with proceeds from the sale benefiting two Southern California charities -- The Midnight Mission that helps the homeless and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.