KISS guitarist Tommy Thayer will be the special guest of L.A. glam metal band Steel Panther Friday at the annual NAMMJAM concert at the Grove of Anaheim.

Former Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker has announced a 28-date North American tour, which will kick off in San Jose, California on March 25th, the day after the release of his new album, Spirit on a Mission. He’s backed by his current band Temple of Rock, featuring ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell and Francis Buchholz plus former Rainbow singer Doogie White.

Steve Wonder was a late addition to the list of performers at today’s (Wednesday’s) funeral service for gospel music legend Andrae Crouch.