Boston founder and guitarist Tom Scholz received PETA's Compassionate Action Award for being a founding member of PETA, as well as for inspiring others to extend their compassion to all living beings.

Gene Simmons saw the new Tom Hanks' film, Captain Philips, and says, "He was great, but the Somali actor may have stolen the movie."

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor will join his replacement in the Stones, Ronnie Wood, at the closing night of BluesFest at London's Royal Albert Hall on November 1st.

Sting will be back on tour next year.