Joe Perry has recorded the audio version of his memoir, Rocks. He says it covers 13 CDs and is 14-and-a-half hours long. Rocks will be published in October.

Onetime Joe Perry Project singer Ralph Morman passed away on August 17th following a long illness. He sang with the Project in 1979 and ’80.

Heart, Foreigner and Three Dog Night will play three shows together in New Zealand in January.

Ian Hunter has announced U.S. dates in November.

Rush drummer Neil Peart has posted another lengthy travelogue on his website,

Gene Simmons has a new dog, just over a month after having to put down his two oldest four legged friends, Lucky and Snippy. His wife, Shannon Tweed, gave him a Husky she named George for his 65th birthday this past Monday.

David Crosby has announced solo acoustic dates for Italy in December.

Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue, which features country acts tackling songs by the Bad Boys of Rock, will enter the Billboard 200 album chart at number-five. Its 31,000 copies sold was also good for number-two on the country album chart. Rascal Flatts, Brantley Gilbert and Justin Moore, whose version of “Home Sweet Home” features the Crue’s Vince Neil, are among the participants.