A charity tribute concert in honor of the late AC/DC co-founder and guitarist Malcolm Young will take place in Melbourne, Australia next month… February 17, 43 years to the day that AC/DC released their debut album, “High Voltage”, in 1975. Members of the Jimmy Barnes Band, the Suzi Quattro Band, Rose tattoo and many more will perform. All proceeds will be donated to Australia’s Dementia Foundation to help fight the disease that forced Malcolm into an early retirement in 2014 before it took his life at the age of 64.
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has revealed the guest lineup who will be joining him for his upcoming record release show for his new solo album Sweetzerland Manifesto. It happens at Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on January 16th and will include Extreme singer and former Van Halen frontman Gary Cherone, Stone Temple Pilots’ Dean and Robert DeLeo, as well as Aerosmith keyboardist Buck Johnson, as well as Cheap Trick vocalist Robin Zander.
Queen are among the acts set to be receive with a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. A special award presentation ceremony and concert celebrating the honorees will be held this summer, with additional details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler says that a Black Sabbath is unlikely to happen. The band played what was billed as their final show in February of last year. Geezer notes that singer Ozzy Osbourne will be busy with his farewell solo tour for the next few years, and besides, he’s been archiving musical ideas from the last 15 years that may eventually see the light of day as another Geezer Butler album.