An AC/DC concert last May in Spain which featured Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose taking over for Brian Johnson after he had been warned to quit touring or suffer permanent hearing loss has resulted in a 15,000 euro fine for the promoter after some fans wanted a refund when they heard that Axl would be singing at the show. At the centre of the judgement is a clause in the law that refunds should be given “when the public spectacle or recreational activity is suspended, postponed or substantially amended”.
Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready has announced that he will be releasing a 240-page book of polaroids, called “Of Potato Heads and Polaroids: My Life Inside and Out of Pearl Jam”. Mike often brought his Mr. Potato Head toy along with him on tour and would ask people to take a Polaroid photo with him. The book is out on May 30th.
Pink Floyd will be releasing an extended 15-minute, unreleased version of their 1967 track, “Interstellar Overdrive”, as part of Record Store Day 2017 on April 15. This version was recorded in 1966. It’ll be limited to 4,000 copies.
Other offerings for Record Store Day will include a reissue of the long out of print 1983 Prince picture disc for “Little Red Corvette”/”1999”.
For David Bowie fans, a previously unreleased live recording of his September 5th, 1974 concert in Los Angeles will be released as “David Bowie Cracked Actor (Live Los Angeles ’74).” Both releases will be limited to 5,000 units.