The Who guitarist Pete Townshend has shared a couple of big pieces of info. Firstly, he got secretly married to his longtime girlfriend Rachel last December, telling only close family. They have been together for over 20 years. Pete also says that he will be taking a one-year sabbatical from the music biz, saying that he desperately needs to do something new and different, though he doesn’t know what that might be at the moment.
The Foo Fighters sung their way through a number of their classics and new stuff form their latest album, Concrete And Gold, during their appearance on the latest installment of Carpool Karaoke on CBS-TV’s The Late Late Show with James Corden. During the drive, a discussion about drumming turned into an audition for the James when they pulled into a local music store to test out some gear. The Foos will launch their tour for Concrete And Gold with their Cal Jam 17 festival on October 7, which will feature Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, Royal Blood and more.
Original KISS members Gene Simmons and Ace Frehley reunited for the first time in 16 years when the guitarist joined his former bandmate for four songs at The Children Matter Benefit Concert in St. Paul, Minnesota in support of victims of Hurricane Harvey. They played KISS classics “Parasite”, “Cold Gin” and “Shock Me” before inviting dozens of fans on stage for KISS’ signature song, “Rock And Roll All Nite.”
The number of artists set to take part in Linkin Park’s upcoming Chester Bennington tribute show is growing, with Blink-182 announcing on Twitter that they will be among the acts to take the stage at the Hollywood Bowl on October 27. Also confirmed for the celebration are Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes, Korn singer Jonathan Davis, Kiiara, Yellowcard’s Ryan Key, Machine Gun Kelly, and members of System of a Down and Avenged Sevenfold.
The Stone Temple Pilots are streaming a demo of “Only Dying”, a previously unreleased song that will appear on the September 29 release of multiple 25th anniversary deluxe editions of their debut album, Core. The band had considered contributing the tune to the soundtrack to the 1994 film The Crow, but decided it would be in poor taste after the film’s star, Brandon Lee, was accidentally shot dead on set during the final weeks of production.