Eddie Van Halen has donated a signed EVH Stripes Series guitar and a personalized Los Angeles Kings hockey jersey to the Last Chance for Animals auction, which takes place Saturday in Pacific Palisades, California. Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen will be honored at the event.

Boston Red Sox fan James Taylor will sing the National Anthem before Game 2 of the World Series on Thursday.

U.K. singer Tom Odell wants the role of Elton John in Rocketman, the bio-pic being made about the singer, but it appears the job has gone to actor Tom Hardy, the villain in The Dark Knight Rises.

Ian Hunter says a live album may come out of Mott the Hoople's U.K. reunion shows next month.

John Fogerty paid a visit this week to the Tupelo, Mississippi house where Elvis Presley was born.

Tito and Jackie Jackson of The Jacksons visited with Meat Loaf the other night backstage in Las Vegas where he is doing a residency.