IN OTHER NEWS
Deep Purple, Jeff Beck and more
Deep Purple will start their 2013 tour in New Zealand on February 24th.
Jeff Beck is working on a new album, but says he does not known when he'll finish it.
Yoko Ono has been made an honorary board member of CFI -- Center for Foodborne Illness Research & Prevention.
Van Halen are among the nominees for Favorite Band at the People's Choice Awards, January 9th in Los Angeles. Also nominated are the Dave Matthews Band, Green Day, Linkin Park, Maroon 5, Matchbox Twenty, Mumford & Sons, No Doubt, Shinedown, The Black Keys, The Killers and Train.
Correction - Last week we reported that former KISS drummer Peter Criss said Joe Perry was a "jerk" on the 2003 KISS-Aerosmith tour. It was not Perry who he thinks is a "jerk," but rather drummer Joey Kramer.