Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott will do a Facebook chat next Thursday, August 3rd at 2:15 ET to discuss the 30th anniversary edition of Hysteria, which comes out the next day.
And for those who want to know more about that landmark album, part one of the documentary the band has put together for it is now online.
A day after his 74th birthday, Mick Jagger has given his fans a gift with the release today of two new songs -- "Gotta Get a Grip" and "England Lost" -- along with videos for each.
He says, "I started writing these two songs in April and wanted them out straight away. Doing a whole album often takes a long time even after finishing it with all the record company preparations and global release set-up. It’s always refreshing to get creative in a different fashion and I feel a slight throwback to a time when you could be a bit more free and easy by recording on the hoof and putting it out there immediately. I didn’t want to wait until next year when these two tracks might lose any impact and mean nothing.”
He says his lyrics aren't entirely downbeat. "The message of 'Gotta Get a Grip' is, despite all those things that are happening, you gotta get on with your own life, be yourself and attempt to create your own destiny.”
And in regards to "England Lost" he says, "Ostensibly, it’s about seeing an England football team lose, but when I wrote the title I knew it would be about more than just that. It’s about a feeling that we are in a difficult moment in our history. It's about the unknowability about where you are and the feeling of insecurity. That’s how I was feeling when I was writing. It's obviously got a fair amount of humor because I don’t like anything too on the nose, but it's also got a sense of vulnerability of where we are as a country."
Both songs are available now in various mixes on all the major digital download sites.
Though Don Henley told us there were no plans for the Eagles beyond Classic West and Classic East, we now know that is no longer the case as Classic Northwest is set for September 30th in Seattle. And Joe Walsh says there will be more. The Eagles headline Classic East at Citi Field in New York City on Saturday with The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan once again opening. On Sunday it's Fleetwood Mac along with Journey and Earth, Wind and Fire.
The Beatles have prevailed in their attempt to stop the company founded by the late promoter Sid Bernstein from gaining the video rights to their August 15th, 1965 Shea Stadium concert.
The U.S. Copyright Office earlier rejected the Bernstein group's attempt to register the film -- which was most recently shown in connection with the recent Ron Howard documentary Eight Days a Week. However, the company filed suit to appeal that ruling.
Lawyers for the band stated that though Bernstein promoted the show and helped arrange for Ed Sullivan's production company to film it, he "never asserted any claim of authorship or copyright ownership" between 1965 and his death in 2013. And as a result, the suit was dismissed on Wednesday with U.S. District Judge George Daniels ruling that Sid Bernstein Presents LLC failed to show it deserved sole control over the footage.
Bernstein's lawyer says the firm will appeal.