• This June's Rock N' Roll Fantasy Camp at Las Vegas' Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will feature Aerosmith's Joe Perry, Foreigner's Lou Gramm, and Motley Crue's Vince Neil. The camp, which runs from June 27th through the 30th, will feature master classes by such rock star counselors as guitarist Gary Hoey, Quiet Riot and Whitesnake bassist Rudy Sarzo, along with Ashley Reeve -- best known for her work with Filter and Cher. In addition to jamming, participants will take part in Q&A's "where you can interact with these amazing headliners and learn all the inside and never before revealed stories on their iconic albums." For more info, log on to: http://bit.ly/2Tx9i7i

  • Eddie Money is victorious in the "wrongful termination" suit brought against him by longtime drummer Glenn Symmonds and is protected under California's anti-SLAPP statute, according to an appeals court ruling. Back in October 2015, Symmonds sued Money -- identified by his given name of Edward Mahoney in the filings -- claiming he was fired "because of his age and physical disabilities stemming from bladder cancer and a back injury." Money claimed he put his band on hiatus so that he could tour with his adult children, and had no intention of firing Symmonds until he filed suit against him.
  • Last week, the 2nd District Court of Appeal sided with Money, with justice Helen Bendix stating in the judgement, "A singer’s selection of the musicians that play with him both advances and assists the performance of the music, and therefore is an act in furtherance of his exercise of the right of free speech. . . here, as we have explained, Mahoney’s decision to terminate Symmonds or, put another way, not to have Symmonds perform music with him, did implicate Mahoney’s free speech rights." (The Hollywood Reporter)

  • Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, and drummer Steve Noble will play a one-off charity gig on March 28th at London's 100 Club. The performance will benefit the UK radio station Resonance FM, which is controlled by the London Musicians' Collective charity. (Press release)

  • Published this week is Walk This Way: Run-DMC, Aerosmith, And The Song That Changed American Music Forever by author Geoff Edgers. Blabbermouth.com posted: "In 1986, the music world was irrevocably changed when Run-DMC covered Aerosmith's hit 'Walk This Way' in the first rock-hip-hop collaboration. Others had tried melding styles. This was different, as a pair of iconic arena rockers and the young kings of hip-hop shared a studio and started a revolution. The result: Something totally new and instantly popular. Most importantly, 'Walk This Way' would be the first rap song to be played on mainstream rock radio." (Blabbermouth)
  • In other Aerosmith news, Steven Tyler attended the "scarf-cutting" for the new "Janie's House" in Bartlett, Tennessee. The Janie's Houses are homes for abused girls named after the 1989 Aerosmith song, "Janie's Got A Gun." Janie's Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with the national family services nonprofit Youth Villages to bring hope and healing to girls across America who have suffered the trauma of abuse and neglect. Tyler told the crowd: "This does my heart and my soul good. This is real. All the girls I met had been abused either physically, mentally, verbally, y'know. At least 90 percent of them all." (CBS News)

  • Talk about a night packed with classic tunes -- Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan have just announced 19 joint summer dates. McDonald will be on the road up to the night before he and Khan kick off the trek on June 20th in Huber Heights, Ohio. Log on to Pollstar.com for individual Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan dates. (Rock Cellar)
  • JUST ANNOUNCED: Michael McDonald & Chaka Khan tour dates (subject to change):
    June 20 - Huber Heights, OH - Rose Music Center at The Heights
    June 22 - Canandaigua, NY - Constellation Brands Marvin Sands PAC
    June 23 - Mashantucket, CT - Foxwoods Resort Casino
    June 25 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
    June 28 - Westbury, NY - NYCB Theatre at Westbury
    June 29 - Atlantic City, NJ - Tropicana Atlantic City
    July 4 - Columbus, OH - City of Dublin Independence Day Celebration
    July 6 - Highland Park, IL - Ravinia Festival
    July 7 - Prior Lake, MN - Mystic Lake Casino Hotel
    July 12 - Houston, TX - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
    July 13 - Dallas, TX - The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
    July 23 - Airway Heights, WA - Northern Quest Resort & Casino
    July 25 - Seattle, WA - Venue TBA
    July 27 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
    July 28 - Portland, OR - Oregon Zoo Amphitheater
    July 30 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
    July 31 - Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
    August 2 - Costa Mesa, CA - OC - Fair - Pacific Amphitheatre
    August 4 - Rohnert Park, CA - Green Music Center