Rod Stewart's greatest hits are coming to the stage in a new London musical, "Tonight's the Night," that will open on the West End in the fall. The show at the Victoria Palace Theater will feature some 22 songs from the 58-year-old artist's catalog, including "Sailing," "Maggie May," and "D'ya Think I'm Sexy."
Terminally ill artist Warren Zevon has gathered an impressive list of famous friends to contribute to what will likely be his final studio album, "The Wind." Due Aug. 26 via Artemis, the album features contributions from Bruce Springsteen, the Eagles' Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam, Billy Bob Thornton, Ry Cooder, T-Bone Burnett, Tommy Shaw (Styx), David Lindley, and John Waite.
The Bonnaroo NE festival, which was to feature the Dead, Tom Petty, and Bob Dylan over the course of Aug. 8-10 at Enterprise Park in Riverhead, N.Y., has been canceled. The Field Day festival was scheduled to be held at the same venue last weekend, but Suffolk County officials refused to issue the necessary permits just three days beforehand, forcing the event to move to Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
Virgin Records has set a June 24 release date for "The Ownerz," a new studio album by veteran rap duo Gang Starr. The disc will be the first new full-length from producer/turntablist DJ Premier and rapper Guru since 1998's "Moment of Truth."
Gene Simmons' first solo record in 25 years will feature songs co-written by Bob Dylan and the late Frank Zappa, Billboard.com has learned. The as-yet-untitled disc will be among the first albums released through his recently revived Simmons Records' new deal with Sanctuary. The Dylan co-write, "Waiting for the Morning Light," was born out of a one-day writing session at Simmons' home in Los Angeles six or seven years ago.