The Rush 40th anniversary reissue campaign continues on December 1st with an expanded edition of their fifth album, A Farewell to Kings.
Originally released in 1977, the album yielded such classics as "Closer to the Heart," "Xanadu" and "Cygnus X-1.” A Farewell to Kings -- 40th Anniversary will be available in numerous configurations, including a Super Deluxe Edition that contains three CDs, a Blu-ray Audio disc, four 180-gram vinyl LPs, a concert recorded in February 1978 at London's Hammersmith Odeon and an instrumental studio outtake titled "Cygnus X-2 Eh."
The folks who run Ozzfest are suing the producers of a New York festival with a very similar name. TMZreports that Monowise Limited Corporation, the company behind Ozzfest, has filed to stop OZY Fest from using the name again. They're also seeking a piece of the profits from the July event. The OZY Fusion Fest was first staged in 2016 but the name was shortened this year. When the Ozzfest folks sent a cease and desist earlier this year, the producers of OZY Fest claimed it wasn't a concert, but more of a "media-focused event." Ozzfest's lawsuit disputes that, noting that OZY Fest's own website describes it as an "all-day party that brings together incredible music."
The guitar Eric Clapton played as the replacement for his "Blackie" Stratocaster from 1990 to 1993 is up for sale. The instrument was sold in 2004 for $200,000 at the same Crossroads Center auction that sold the original "Blackie" for $959,500. The "Blackie" replacement is up for sale at the San Francisco Art Exchange, with a minimum price of $325,000. Clapton played the guitar as such high-profile events as the Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Concert at Madison Square Garden in 1992 and Cream's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1993.
The line of Metallica merchandise the band and designer Justin O’Shea created exclusively for the London department store Selfridges goes on sale Friday. Metallica plays the O2 in London Sunday and Tuesday.
Black Sabbath have shared another clip from The End. Check out the last time -- supposedly -- that Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler performed "Paranoid." The clip is on YouTube. The End Blu-ray and DVD will be released on November 17th.
An Iron Maiden fan is suing after he was burned at the band's July 1st show in San Bernardino, California. The San Bernardino Sun reports that Mario Esteban Barron filed suit against Live Nation in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that when he attempted to "walk around" a mosh pit circling a bonfire he was "knocked into the flames by the mosh pit." Barron's suit says he was helped by some other fans as "the skin on his legs peeled off" and then at a first-aid station at the entrance of the amphitheater before being taken to a hospital. Barron, who is seeking unspecified damages, says that the skin grafts he received became infected and almost forced him to have both legs amputated.
The third annual Bowl for Ronnie celebrity bowling tournament raised $49,000 for the Ronnie James DioStand Up and Shout Cancer Fund.
An eight-foot sculpture of Slash, made of scrapped car and bike metal and discarded instrument parts, will be on display at the British Music Experience in Liverpool, England starting Friday.
Brian Johnson will race at the Classic 24 Hour at Daytona November 9th to the 12th. He has posted a photo of his race car at BrianJohnsonRacing.com.
Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton tweets: “A Tom Petty song came on the radio today. I had a moment of being glad but then sad knowing I’ll never get to see him live again. RIP Tom.”
KISS will unveil the new mobile game KISS Rock City on their cruise next month.
The Who's "Who Are You" is the soundtrack of a WalMart commercial promoting Halloween costumes.