John Mellencamp performs at his Bloomington, Indiana studio on Saturday as AXS TV presents iHeart Radio Icons Live: John Mellencamp at 9 p.m. ET.

Dan Rather‘s recent chat with Gene Simmons will air on The Big Interview on AXS TV Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET.

KISS manager Doc McGhee was honored Tuesday in Los Angeles with the Music Industry Achievement Award at the Spirit of Excellence Awards. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley presented him with his trophy.

Brigadier General James Thayer, the father of KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer, underwent open heart surgery this week. He’s 92.

Jethro Tull‘s 1974 album, War Child, is being re-released in a 40th anniversary package with unreleased tracks, video footage and more. It will be out on November 24th.

Keith Emerson‘s 70th birthday will be celebrated with tribute concerts on October 10th and 11th at the Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, New York. Emerson, who celebrates the milestone on November 2nd, will participate in the show.