Because they’re apparently out of other ideas, Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey (let’s not call them The Who) are going to perform Quadrophenia on tour. Again.But at the press conference announcing the tour, Townshend got in a crack about the Stones. Recalling Keith Richards’ disparagement of Mick Jagger‘s member in his book, Townshed said, “I remember it as being huge and extremely tasty” (RollingStone.com).
Guitar hero Steve Vai wants Family Guy‘s Seth MacFarlane to produce a track for him.
Iron Maiden bassist/chief songwriter Steve Harris has finished his first-ever solo album, Guitar World reports. British Lion is out 9/25.
Echo and The Bunnymen‘s debut album, Crocodiles, celebrates its 32nd anniversary this week.
The Freelance Whales’ sophomore release, Diluvia, is out Oct. 9. You can hear the debut track, “Locked Out,” on the band’s website. Meanwhile, the Drive-By Truckers’ Patterson Hood is out with his third solo LP, Heat Lightning Rumbles in the Distance. Rolling Stone has the first track, “Come Back Little Star.”
Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono are protesting hydraulic fracturing with the launch of Artists Against Fracking. Mom and son recently appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon to perform their song, “Don’t Frack My Mother.” “Fracking” is a relatively new method of extracting natural gas and oil from rocks. Artists on board with Sean and Yoko include: David Byrne, Lady Gaga, MGMT, Deerhoof, and many more.