Pete Townshend took to his blog to refute recent comments by Roger Daltrey about the current state of his hearing. "My hearing is actually better than ever, because after a feedback scare at the O2 Indigo in December 2008 I am taking good care of it. I'm 66, I don't have perfect hearing, and if I listen to loud music or go to gigs I do tend to get tinnitus. DON'T WE ALL????"
He also confirmed that he is continuing work on the Quadrophenia deluxe edition, saying that he is engineering the album along with some younger engineers who can work on the higher frequencies that are now out of his range of hearing. The plans are for the Who to go on the road next year playing the album.
An executive from EMI has told an Australian newspaper that an album of new material by Kate Bush should see release in November. He added "Of course, you can never be sure with Kate Bush. She does things at her own pace. But we’ve been told to prepare for a November release."
Bush's last album of new material was 2005's Aerial. She released Director's Cut in May which contained ten reworked tracks from her albums The Sensual World and The Red Shoes.
Billy Gibbons has told Mojo magazine that the upcoming ZZ Top album, produced by Rick Rubin, has a classic sound. "“It sounds and feels like Tres Hombres, with a few elements of the Eliminator period thrown in. A pretty wide range, from basic blues to slightly more fancy stuff."
Bon Scott's life is being replayed in a number of forms. The late-AC/DC singer was the subject of a play recently in Australia and, now, the government is funding a biopic. Directing the film will be Eddie Martin. Scott was with the group from 1974 until his death in 1980.
It has been announced that Linda Ronstadt and Jose Feliciano will receive Lifetime Achievement Awards at the Latin Grammys. The awards are November 9 in Las Vegas.
Sax player Gil Bernal, who performed with the likes of Spike Jones and Lionel Hampton and played on the Robins' Smokey Joe's Cafe and Duane Eddy's Rebel Rouser, has passed away at the age of 80. He also worked with Ry Cooder including Buena Vista Social Club.
Rush's new DVD, Time Machine 2011: Live in Cleveland, has been rescheduled from September 27 to October 25.
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