Guns N’ Roses have kicked off a new North American arena leg of their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour featuring original members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan that will wrap up November 29th in Los Angeles. The tour includes two shows in Toronto at the Air Canada Centre: October 29th and 30th. Head online to y108.ca to see how you can win tickets to join the Y108 announcers—Ben, Shawna, Chris, Brian, Nick and myself—in our party bus to the show.
Proving once again that death can be very profitable in the entertainment industry, five of Tom Petty’s albums have returned to the Billboard 200 chart after he passed away on October 2nd. Leading the way is 1993’s Greatest Hits appearing at number 2. Also reappearing on the chart: 1994’s Wildflowers, 2000’s Anthology: Through The Years, 1980’s Damn The Torpedoes, and 1989’s Full Moon Fever.
Guitarist Richie Sambora angrily left Bon Jovi in 2013, but he says that he’d like to reunite with the band—even if for one night—should Bon Jovi be elected into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. He even knows which songs he want to play: “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive”. Bon Jovi are nominated alongside Eurythmics, Radiohead, Depeche Mode, Rage Against the Machine and others. They were previously nominated in 2011.
Pink Floyd will reissue a pair of 1980s releases on vinyl November 17th. The 1981 best-of A Collection Of Great Dance Songs—containing alternative mixes and versions of the band’s classic tracks, including “Money”, “Shine On You Crazy Diamond” and “Another Brick In The Wall (Part 2)”—and the 1988 live album Delicate Sound Of Thunder will be fully remastered and appear on vinyl for the first time in more than twenty years.