A few members of the KISS family played together Saturday at the KISS Expo in Indianapolis. Guitarists Ace Frehley, Bruce Kulick and Bob Kulick were backed by current KISS drummer Eric Singer. (Bruce was one of Ace’s later replacements in the band, while brother Bob played in place of Ace on some of their albums.) Saturday was Singer’s 60th birthday.
Music mogul David Geffen just sold one of his three New York City apartments for $24.5 million — $3 million less than the initial asking price in September 2016.
Mike Love tells Britain’s Star magazine he’d “love nothing more” than to play with Brian Wilson at the Glastonbury Festival. He says, “I prefer the live music side. I’m hoping we will be able to do something special with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, perhaps.” (That orchestra backs classic Beach Boys vocals on a soon-to-be-released album.)
Rod Stewart’s Every Picture Tells a Story, which includes “Maggie May,” has been reissued on purple vinyl in an edition of 2000.
Foreigner With the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus recently debuted at number-one on both Billboard’s Classical and Classical Crossover charts. Although the album sales number (3,000) was nothing to write home about for a pop release, it’s enough to top charts in the classical world.
With the number-31 debut of “Shadow of Your Love,” Guns n’ Roses have a single on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the first time since “Better” in 2009. The song, off the upcoming expanded edition of Appetite for Destruction, is the first cut by the original G n’ R lineup to chart since “Patience,” which peaked at number-seven in 1989. The album comes out June 29th.
Metallica will do a stadium tour in Europe in 2019. The dates and venues reportedly won’t be announced until September.