- The official trailer has dropped for the new Disney+ special, Bono & The Edge: A Sort of Homecoming, With Dave Letterman. The show premieres on St. Patrick's Day, March 17th — the same day U2's new album of songs reimagined from their catalogue, named Songs Of Surrender is also released. The doc, which spotlights the U2 leaders heading back home to Dublin, Ireland marks the legendary TV host's first trip to the country.
- Coming soon from Stern Pinball is a new Foo Fighters pinball machine. The limited-edition machine has its own promo, with a new cartoon version of the band portrayed in the clip — including late-drummer, Taylor Hawkins and featuring the audio to "All My Life." Although no release date has been listed for the machine, the Stern site has a countdown clock, which ends on February 28th. (Press release)
- Stevie Nicks appears on the new Gorillaz track, titled "Oil." The tune is featured on Cracker Island, the eighth album from the virtual group headed up by Blur's Damon Albarn. (Ultimate Classic Rock)
- Gene Simmons is offering fans a unique musical opportunity to record with him at London's famed Abbey Road Studios this coming July 10th.
According to the announcement GeneSimmonsAbbeyRoadStudios.com:
YOU will spend the day at Abbey Road Studios with Gene. The same studio where the legendary Beatles recorded their albums.
YOU will hear Gene share stories about his career and items in his personal KISS collection that spans 50 years — and he’s passing them on to YOU!
YOU will Record a KISS song and join Gene on lead and background vocals, Live at ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS, where decades of legendary performers have stood. NO musical Experience necessary!
And, yes, if you play an instrument, we may use that in the recording.
The day is about having fun with Gene Simmons and going home with a personal copy of the entire recording…with YOU on it. Gene will not release the song. Only YOU will have the copy.
YOU will take home items from Gene’s Personal KISS Collection!
YOU will get photos and videos with Gene & he’ll sign two of your personal items!