JOURNEY-DEF LEPPARD: Summer tour will be a stadium tour
The Def Leppard - Journey summer co-headlining tour will have both bands doing something they haven't done in the U.S. for almost 30 years -- playing stadiums.
They've got 10 big venues lined up in the 60-show tour, including such landmark baseball stadiums as Wrigley Field in Chicago, Fenway Park in Boston and AT&T Park in San Francisco. Joe Elliott of Def Leppard and Neal Schon of Journey say that they won't change their approach when they play these bigger venues.
Neal: "Turn it up. Add more P.A. More lights."
Joe: "That's pretty much it. The actual physicality of what you do doesn't change, whether you're playing the Bowery or Madison Square Garden or a stadium. We just did Rock in Rio three months ago, 110,000 people, and it was just the same as doing any gig, really. Except it was just a lot more people."
Tickets for most of the shows go on sale February 3rd.
LED ZEPPELIN: Plant doesn't imagine recording with Page again
At this point, Robert Plant may feel he has to come up with distinctive ways to answer that nagging question of Led Zeppelin's future.
At least it seems that way from what he said when asked on KFPK Louisville if he could ever see himself recording with Jimmy Page again. He replied, "I have no idea. It's not even within my countenance to imagine it, really."
Pushed for more by the interviewer, who noted that Zeppelin are "near and dear to the hearts" of their fans, Plant insisted that they are to him, too. In fact, he insisted, "nobody more than me." But that means he doesn't "want to do [Zeppelin] a disservice either." (Blabbermouth)
ADELE: Women's March
Adele took to Instagram this weekend to express her feelings about participating in the L.A. Women's March on Saturday.
Under a picture of her with Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lawrence, Adele wrote: "The most influential people in my life have always been women. My family, my friends, my teachers, my colleagues, and my idols. I am obsessed with all the women in my life. I adore them and need them more and more every day. I am so grateful to be a woman, I wouldn't change it for the world.
"I hope I'm not only defined by my gender though. I hope I'm defined by my input to the world, my ability to love and to have empathy. To raise my son to be a a good man alongside the good man who loves me for everything I am and am not. I want what's best for people, I think we all do. We just can't agree on what that is. Power to the peaceful, power to the people."
UB40: New album on the way in March
UB40 Featuring Ali, Astro and Mickey will drop a new album on March 2nd.
A Real Labour of Love puts their reggae stamp on 16 tracks -- including Stevie Wonder's '60s classic "A Place in the Sun."
The album is dedicated to the memory of the band's longtime trombonist John Johnson. The former member of Simply Red joined forces with Ali Campbell seven years ago. He played on the album but passed away in November -- the night before the rest of the group were due to play a benefit concert to raise money for his cancer treatment.