• The David Crosby documentary, titled David Crosby: Remember My Name, will have its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on Thursday, January 24th with the doc running through February 3rd. The film — a play on Crosby's 1971 solo debut, If I Could Only Remember My Name — is helmed by first time feature-doc director A.J. Eaton and produced by Cameron Crowe. According to the announcement, “With unflinching honesty, self-examination, regret, fear, exuberance and an unshakable belief in family and the transformative nature of music, Crosby shares his often challenging journey.” (Best Classic Bands)
  • Kiss has posted the initial info regarding the ninth Kiss Kruise set to sail next fall. A formal announcement was posted on the official website, TheKisskruise.com, which reads, “In the midst of their 'End Of The Road World Tour,' the Starchild, Demon, Spaceman, and Catman are excited hit the open ocean and you’re invited. The Kiss Kruise IX will be a vacation unlike any Kiss fan has ever experienced. The Kiss Navy will set sail for their ninth mission from Miami to Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas & Falmouth, Jamaica from October 30th to November 4th, 2019 aboard Norwegian Pearl. From Kiss' electrifying Stardust Theater shows and exciting activities with each member of the band to autograph sessions with artists from the lineup and much more, our ninth journey is sure to be an experience of a lifetime.” Musical guests are still to be announced.
  • It looks as though ABBA fans will have to wait just a bit longer for the reunited foursome's first new music in nearly 40 years. The new music was set to be featured in a new “Virtual ABBA” experience headed up by Simon Fuller, which was to showcase digitized versions of the group performing the two new songs in an ABC TV special set for late last year. As it stands now, the two new songs — “I Still Have Faith In You” and “Don’t Shut Me Down” are hopefully set for release in the autumn.
  • Variety quoted the group's Benny Andersson as saying, “When that press release (about the TV show and recordings) came out, everything was up and running smoothly, then it didn’t run as smoothly. We are still trying to establish the agreement that needs to be done to be able to continue. We are good. It’s the other side, everything that has to be done, everything that has to be drawn. It’s delayed. It’s not our doing. . . We had such a good time, we really, really did, we were all back to where we ended, having fun. It was just like no time had passed, we all felt that and we were all happy about feeling that.” Andersson also hinted that a third new song might also be tackled by the group. (Variety)
  • The great Phil Lynott from Thin Lizzy is the subject of an upcoming documentary, titled Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away by director Emer Reynolds. The project, which is still in the works, will feature interviews with such friends and fans as Metallica's James Hetfield, U2's Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Midge Ure, Huey Lewis, and Thin Lizzy members Scott Gorham, Eric Bell, and Darren Wharton, among others. No release date has been announced. Phil Lynott died on January 4th, 1986 from sepsis secondary to pneumonia. (Hotpress.com)
  • Nile Rodgers & Chic are offering up free tickets to their Saturday night show (January 26th) in Washington, D.C. to federal government employees “that are either furloughed or working without pay during the ongoing government shutdown.” Rolling Stone posted that at the show set for the MGM National Harbor just outside of D.C., Rodgers and the band have set aside 600 tickets for the workers, who can apply via a request form, with the first 300 applicants receiving a pair of tickets to the show.
  • Rodgers said in a statement: Like many people, I’m frustrated by what’s happening and my heart goes out to these incredibly hard-working people who provide important service to our country, yet have had their lives, disrupted by circumstances, not of their doing. . . I consider all of these people to be my brothers and sisters and I hope this lets (sic) them know that we are 100 percent behind them.” (Rolling Stone)
  • Mott The Hoople has announced its first string of U.S. dates in 45 years. The group, led by Ian Hunter, will tour under the moniker Mott The Hoople '74, also features guitarist Ariel Bender and keyboardist Morgan Fisher. Among the backing musicians included in the new lineup will be former Wings drummer and longtime Hunter sideman, Steve Holley. All told, this April, the band will hit theaters in Milwaukee; Minneapolis; Chicago; Detroit; Cleveland; Glenside, Pennsylvania; Boston, and New York City. (PunkNews.org)
    • JUST ANNOUNCED: Mott The Hoople tour dates (subject to change):
      April 1 – Milwaukee, WI – Miller High Life Theatre
      April 2 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
      April 3 – Chicago, IL – Chicago Theatre
      April 5 – Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
      April 6 – Cleveland, OH – Masonic
      April 8 – Glenside, PA – Keswick Theatre
      April 9 – Boston, MA – Orpheum Theatre
      April 10 – New York, NY – Beacon Theatre