The Scorpions are mourning the loss of their manager, Peter Amend, who died Monday. In a statement, the band says, “Peter Amend was more than just a manager and economic and legal consultant for us. He was an important part of the SCORPIONS and was also a driving force in the artistic and strategic decisions of the band with his infinite knowledge and his sensitivity to the music. Due to his advice and influence, we achieved great international success in recent years. Peter, you will always be in our hearts forever and a day.”

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will fly a replica vintage World War I plane at the Duxford Air Show in England on September 13th and 14th. He will be part of an air show display team.

Jackson Browne will take part in the Second Annual Benefit Concert for Jail Guitar Doors U.S.A. on Friday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre in Hollywood. Tom Morello and others are also on the bill, which raises money to provide musical equipment used to rehabilitate inmates.

Yoko Ono has announced that her longtime friend, Rolling Stone publisher Jann Wenner, will be one of this year’s recipients of the Lennon Ono Grant for Peace. This year’s awards will be presented in Reykjavik, Iceland on October 9th on what would have been John Lennon’s 74th birthday.

Roger Waters performed at the Perfect Earth Project Family Picnic concert this past Saturday in East Hampton, New York, where he has a home. The event promotes toxin-free garden maintenance.

Robert Plant‘s new album, Lullaby and… The Ceaseless Roar, is now being streamed ahead of its release next Tuesday. Go to for more details.

Elton John‘s management denies a story that their client plans to celebrate next year’s 40th anniversary of his Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy album by playing it in its entirety in concert.