Mike Campbell, guitarist in Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, will host the third annual Merry Minstrel Musical Circus: A Holiday Gathering & Goodwill Jamathon on December 13th at the Troubador in Los Angeles. All proceeds from the concert will benefit music education in the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Tazzy Animal Rescue Fund.

The Allman Brothers‘ spring festival, Wanee, will go on next year without the Brothers, who called it career last month. It will be held on April 16th, 17th and 18th in Live Oak, Florida.

A Deluxe Edition edition of Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey’s Going Back Home album, featuring unreleased studio tracks and live performances, will be released digitally on November 25th and on CD on December 9th. The collaboration between the ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist and Who singer was named Album of the Year at last week’s Classic Rock Roll of Honour awards in L.A.

Jack Bruce’s Rockpalast: The 50th Birthday Concerts, which were actually recorded for German TV about half a year after the late Cream bassist turned 50 in May 1993, are being released in multiple CD and DVD formats on December 2nd. His Cream bandmate Ginger Baker, P-FunkTalking Heads keyboardist Bernie Worrell, guitarists Gary Moore and Clem Clempson, and Toto drummer Simon Phillips are among the musicians who joined him for those shows.

Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and Dokken and Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch have teamed up with bassist James Lomenzo (Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Whitesnake, Foreigner, Ozzy) to form Sweet and Lynch. Their debut album, Only to Rise, will be released on January 27th.