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Steven Tyler, AC/DC, Les Paul and more.
Steven Tyler has recorded a duet with country singer Jana Kramer called “Bullet” for her next album. She co-wrote it with Tyler’s longtime writing partner, Marti Frederiksen.
Waukesha Junior High in Waukesha, Wisconsin has been renamed Les Paul Middle School in honor of its most famous student. The dedication ceremony was held on Saturday.
AC/DC‘s video for “Play Ball,” the first single off their new album, Rock or Bust, is available for viewing on their website, ACDC.com. The performance video was filmed on October 3rd and 4th at Black Island Studios in Middlesex, England. Stevie Young is on rhythm guitar in place of his uncle Malcolm Young, who is no longer in the band because of dementia. And on drums is Bob Richards, filling in for Phil Rudd, who was unable to make the shoot, reportedly because of what led to his legal troubles last week.
Joe Walsh and Pegi Young have commented on the passing last Thursday of longtime Neil Young bassist Rick Rosas. Walsh says, “He was about as good of a friend as anybody could ever have.” And Pegi writes, “I lost one of the dearest friends I had. [He] gave me love and encouragement and support as I progressed from a shy and timid singer and songwriter on our first record right through to the making of our last record, Lonely in a Crowed Room, which he loved and was very proud of. He was a brother to me as I was a sister to him. Knowing he was always there on stage at my right shoulder gave me great comfort and support. He was always there for me through thick and thin and never let me down. His loss is a terrible shock… His loss is profound and we will always miss him…”