• Billy Joel's 14.6-acre Long Island estate was broken into last weekend with a dozen motorcycles and an office left vandalized. No one was home at the time of the break-in, in which no property was stolen. Nassau Police are in search of the suspect, with Billy's publicist Claire Mercuri saying in a statement: "It's an ongoing investigation and we have no comment."
  • According to Newsday: "Detectives from the Second Squad said the break-in occurred between 3:30 p.m. Saturday and 8:15 a.m. Monday at a home on Centre Island Road in Oyster Bay's exclusive Centre Island. The burglar, police said, damaged a garage door to enter the premises." (Newsday)

  • Set for release on March 20th is Def Leppard's The Early Years 79-81 box set. The five-disc collection features the band's first two albums, 1980's On Through The Night and 1981's High 'N' Dry, along with "B-sides, rarities and re-mix versions, Radio One sessions, Live From Reading and the first ever appearance of an unreleased and newly mixed show from Oxford in 1980."
  • Frontman Joe Elliott said in the press release for the box: "Well the fans asked, and we listened! Really excited to have our early years reworked with a load of rare material including the newly unearthed Live At The Oxford New Theatre, recorded on the 1980 UK tour. It's been a trip putting this box set together and I hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we did working on it!" (Press release)

  • Mike Campbell, the lead guitarist for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, has added a string of new dates to his upcoming tour. Campbell and his band the Dirty Knobs have tagged on three new shows for the their upcoming club run -- along with a dozen dates opening for Chris Stapleton. Campbell and the band will release their first album, titled, Wreckless Abandon, on March 20th. (Best Classic Bands)

UPDATED: Mike Campbell & The Dirty Knobs tour dates (subject to change):

March 10 - Minneapolis, MN- Fine Line Music Hall
March 11 - Chicago, IL - Park West
March 13 - Indianapolis, IN - The Hi Fi
March 15 - Nashville, TN - Brooklyn Bowl
March 17 - Alexandria, VA - Birchmere
March 18 - Philadelphia, PA - World Café Live
March 20 - Ridgefield CT - Ridgefield Playhouse
March 21 - Derry, NH - Tupelo Music Hall
March 23 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
March 24 - Boston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
March 26 - Brooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Bowl
April 6 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 7 - San Francisco, CA - The Independent
April 10 - Los Angeles, CA - The Troubadour
April 14 - Boulder, CO - Fox Theatre
April 15 - Denver, CO - Bluebird Theatre
April 17 - Dallas, TX - Blue Light
April 18 - Austin, TX - Antone's
April 19 - Austin, TX - Antone's
April 21 - Houston, TX - Warehouse Live
April 24 - New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks
April 26 - Gainesville, FL- High Dive
April 28 - Tampa, FL - The Orpheum
June 4 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Amphitheater (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 5 - Phoenix, AZ - AK Chin Pavilion (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 6 - San Bernardino, CA - Glen Helen Amphitheater (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 11 - Bakersfield, CA - Rabobank Arena (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 12 - Wheatland, CA - Toyota Amphitheater (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 13 - Mountain View, CA - Shoreline Amphitheatre (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 18 - Boise, ID - Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 19 - Ridgefield, WA - Sunlight Supply Amphitheater (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 20 - Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 25 - West Valley City, UT - Usana Amphitheatre (opening for Chris Stapleton)
June 26 - Denver, CO - Pepsi Center (opening for Chris Stapleton)
Auge 29 - Chicago, IL - Wrigley Field (opening for Chris Stapleton)