The Scorpions will be honored by the Los Angeles City Council on Friday. They’ve declared October 6 as “Scorpions Day”, noting that over their 52 years the band recorded three albums in the city and has frequently performed there. The Scorpions will be on hand to accept the honor at a council meeting to be held at Van Nuys City Hall, then will perform at The Forum in Los Angeles on October 7, with special guests Megadeth, as part of their Crazy World fall North American tour.
Pearl Jam are previewing a video preview of their 2013 tune, “Lightning Bolt”, as a look forward to the November 17 release of their concert film, Let’s Play Two. “Lightning Bolt” is also featured on the newly-released companion soundtrack album to the film, which captures performances from the final two shows of the group’s 2016 North American tour.
Members of Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard, The Clash and The Cult lead the guest star lineup on the new album from the recently reactivated Sex Pistol’s offshoot The Professionals. The band was originally founded by Sex Pistols’ drummer Paul Cook and guitarist Steve Jones in 1979 but they split in the early 80s. Their new studio album will be entitled What In The World and is scheduled to hit stores on October 27th. The band recruited an impressive roster of guest musicians including Steve Jones who plays on three tracks, Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan, Def Leppard’s Phil Collen, The Clash’s Mick Jones, Billy Duffy of The Cult.
Bruce Springsteen’s eighteenth studio album High Hopes debuted in 2014, and the Boss says lucky number 19 is now complete, though it still lacks a title and release date. The project won’t feature the E-Street Band and the rock icon says he was inspired by Southern California pop music of the 1970s.