Backbeat Books will publish a new book for gear heads, Rolling Stones Gear: All the Rolling Stones Instruments from Stage to Studio, on September 9. The hardcover book is by Andy Babiuk, who wrote Beatles Gear, and Greg Prevost.
The new video below offers Duane Allman fans a sneak peak at the new seven-disc Skydog: The Duane Allman Retrospective Box Set. The set, which will be released March 5 on Rounder Records, includes rare recordings by Allman's early bands, including the Escorts, Allman Joys, the 31st of February and the Bleus.
The upcoming studio album by Deep Purple, which the band has been promoting with a series of brief, cryptic teaser videos, finally has a name and release date. NOW What?! will be released April 30 in North America via earMUSIC. The band will release a double A-sided single on March 29.
In support of their album, Omerta, and debut single, "Come Undone," Adrenaline Mob — featuring Russell Allen (Symphony X), Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater), John Moyer (Disturbed) and Mike Orlando (Sonic Stomp) — will kick off a US tour on March 12.
This morning, Stone Temple Pilots announced the firing of singer Scott Weiland in a brief, straight-to-the-point news release: "Stone Temple Pilots have announced they have officially terminated Scott Weiland."