BOB SEGER: New album dedicated to the late Glenn Frey
Bob Seger is dedicating his upcoming I Knew You When album to a longtime friend, the late Glenn Frey of the Eagles.
He announced it Saturday from the stage of The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan, where he was playing the venue's final concert. The Palace ended its run as the home of Detroit's basketball and hockey teams earlier this year and is due to be torn down.
Seger also performed "Busload of Faith," the Lou Reed cover he released as a single on Friday, and shared some of his favorite memories of the venue with the crowd. These included shows by Michael Jackson and one where Stevie Ray Vaughan sat in with Eric Clapton. He also recalled how he got to savor the Pistons' 1989 championship victory over the L.A. Lakers in the presence of Lakers fanatic Jack Nicholson.
I Knew You When comes out November 17th. (Billboard)
STYX: Tommy Shaw talk about the group's new album
Styx singer and guitarist Tommy Shaw is really into space travel, which explains why their new album, The Mission, is about a journey to Mars.
Shaw put a plug in for the new disc in a video posted to StyxWorld.com in which he congratulates NASA for recently bringing an end to the Cassini probe, which was launched in 1997 to orbit Saturn.