AEROSMITH: Announce details of Vegas residency
Aerosmith have announced the details of their Las Vegas residency. Deuces Wild will open next April 6th at the Park Theater at the new Park MGM Resort.
The band will appear on The Tonight Show Thursday.
The Vegas residency seems like it'll be more than just a run-of-the-mill concert. It'll include new visuals and audio from sessions the band recorded with Giles Martin, the son of late Beatles producer George Martin, who notably worked on the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper's.
Tickets go on sale to the general public on August 24th for 18 shows:
April 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 16th, 18th, 21st, 23rd and 26thJune 19th, 22nd, 24th, 27th and 29th July 2nd, 4th, 7th and 9th.
Anyone up for another trip to Las Vegas?
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GENESIS: Phil Collins says he would consider a reunion
Genesis have been dormant since their 2007 reunion tour, but perhaps they have one more reunion in them.
Phil Collins tells Rolling Stone that he would do it, but his teenage son Nic, who drums in his solo band, would have to do the same with Genesis, since Phil is no longer able to due to numerous health issues.
"[Tony Banks and Mike Rutherford] both were raving about Nic," says Phil. "Mike made the appropriate comment of, ‘He just gets it. He just gets what is needed and what is required and why you’re doing this for that song.’ I thought that was a wonderful thing to say. He was 16 at that point. I think that, yeah, if we did anything I think it would have to be with Nic on drums because I don’t think I’m capable of it. I think their opinion of Nic is high enough for them to take him onboard as part of the band.”
Phil adds, thought, that a possible reunion hasn't been formally discussed. "I did mention to Tony very quietly if we did anything again it would be with Nic on drums. He kind of didn’t say no. But I’m not sure if he heard me or not.”
Phil, with Nic in tow, will do a U.S. tour in October.
BOB SEGER: Video chat with members of the International Space Station
Bob Seger had a very cool experience Monday when he took part in a video chat with astronaut Drew Feustel and the crew on the International Space Station.
Drew is from Michigan, and NASA asked Bob to talk with him, because he's very interested in astronomy and the space program. All too happy to participate, Drew introduced Bob to the other astronauts and cosmonauts, and gave him a tour of the Space Station.
Afterward, Bob said it was a "thrill" and thanked Drew and his crew for their service.
Other artists who have interacted with the crew of the Space Station over the years include Paul McCartney and U2.
STEVE PERRY: More on his new Traces album
Like most artists, Steve Perry will release his new album, Traces, in multiple configurations.
He says, "Putting 30 years into 10 songs has certainly been an emotional experience for me. I started writing and recording these songs with the creative freedom that I was the only one who would ever hear them. Along the way, I rediscovered my love for music. Each track represents traces of my past, but is also a hopeful look into the future. I invite you to listen with an open heart...and whatever they make you feel, I thank you for listening."
Perry wrote nine of the 10 songs, which he started recording in May 2015. The 10th is a cover of The Beatles’ “I Need You,” which Perry tinkered with and is now credited to him and George Harrison. The deluxe release contains five additional songs.
The album cover harkens back to his days in Journey with the Golden Gate Bridge, the lights of San Francisco and more. Journey guitarist Neal Schon says it's a "very interesting deep cover. It says a lot and now I get it completely. [It's] time [for me and Steve to sit and have] coffee."
Perry will plug Traces with an appearance on CBS Sunday Morning on October 7th, two days after it's released.
ARETHA FRANKLIN: Prayer vigil in Detroit
A prayer vigil for Aretha Franklin was held this morning (Wednesday) at the Detroit church once led by her father.
More than 75 people were on hand at the New Bethel Baptist Church, including 10 ministers and deacons from several other area churches.
Aretha's executive assistant, Fanny Tyler, accepted a bouquet of flowers from New Bethel on her behalf. The singer has made substantial donations to the church and the community over the decades. (USA Today)