*The first release from The Who in 2016 is the final installment of the band's 7" singles box series. The four part set has covered their singles on various labels, but this final collection contains over 15 songs from the band's time on the Polydor label from 1975 up to 2015.
The box set comes with heavyweight vinyl with card picture sleeves reproducing the different covers for the different tracks. "Volume 4: The Polydor Singles 1975-2015" also includes a 20-page color booklet with notes about each release, photos and rare memorabilia. Mark your calendars for the May 6th release.
*Ringo Starr is going to have a busy summer. The former Beatle is hitting the road with his All-Starr Band beginning in June.
The trek will bring him across North America, starting in Syracuse, New York and wrapping up in Los Angeles. He's bringing along his usual crew, which includes Todd Rundgren, Gregg Rolie, Steve Lukather and Richard Page. That makes sense, considering all of those guys appear on Starr’s most recent solo album, 2015’s "Postcards From Paradise."
*Iggy Pop's upcoming "Post Pop Depression," which was produced by and featured Josh Homme, doesn't hit stores until March 18th, but we've already gotten a second single.
Pop premiered the track, "Break Into Your Heart," which follows the first track from the band released just last week, "Gardenia."
The rest of the band is rounded out by Arctic Monkeys' drummer Matt Helders and Homme's Queens of the Stone Age buddy guitarist Dean Fertita.
*Journey and Santana are teaming up for three special concerts taking place in April. The two legendary bands will share the bill on April 13th at New York’s Madison Square Garden followed by April 15th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut., and April 16th at the PPL Center at Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Ticketsfor the New York and Connecticut shows go on sale Friday, while the Pennsylvania show goes on sale February 5th.
*Brian Wilson is hitting the road to celebrate the 50th anniversary of his iconic album, “Pet Sounds.” The trek, featuring fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and Blondie Chaplin, will be the last time he plays the album live in its entirety.
"It’s really been a trip to sit here and think about releasing ‘Pet Sounds’ 50 years ago,” Brian said of the record, which includes such Beach Boys classics as “Wouldn't It Be Nice,” and “God Only Knows.” “I love performing this album with my band and look forward to playing it for fans all across the world."
The tour will take Wilson to Australia, Japan and the UK, before coming to the States on June 14th in Portland, Maine. The North American leg is set to wrap in Lake Tahoe, California October 14th.
*Well, there’s a bit of good news for Don McLean We already told you how the “American Pie” singer was arrested earlier this month for domestic violence and his wife took out an order of protection against him. Well it seems his wife has now had a change of heart.
Don and Patrisha McLean have agreed to dismiss the order of protection, with Patrisha saying she “did not intend to define Don or our relationship” with the protection order. “Don has a big heart,” she wrote on the singer’s website. “He and I had many happy times in the 30 years of our marriage and what has recently transpired is unfortunate for all of us.”