*Here's the music you can spend your money on starting today
* Bad Company, Rock n' Roll Fantasy: The Very Best of…
* Paul McCartney, Pipes of Peace (2-CD Special Edition or 2-CD + DVD Deluxe Edition)
* Paul McCartney, Tug of War (2-CD Special Edition or 3-CD + DVD Deluxe Edition)
* Queensryche (their second with new frontman Todd La Torre), Condition Human
*Kerry Simon, the chef referred to as the "Rock & Roll Chef" died earlier this month but the tributes from the stars are still rolling in.
"He was just comfortable to be with and I think that's something that rockers look for," Alice Cooper told "Rolling Stone." "He just had this natural vibe to him. He seemed more like a guy that would have somehow been involved in music a lot heavier than he was, but I think that's what appealed to everybody."
*Don Henley doesn’t have many kind words for his former Eagles bandmate Don Felder. In his 2007 biography, Felder negatively referred to Henley and bandmate Glenn Frey as “the gods,” and it’s pretty apparent there’s still a lot of bad blood between them.
“A lot of people on the outside believe a lot of the bulls— in Don Felder’s book, and believe Glenn Frey and I are some kind of tyrants,” Henley told “The Guardian.” “The fact is, we are largely responsible both for the longevity and the success of this band, because we did it our way, and a lot of people didn’t like that.”
Henley and Frey were both sued by Felder for wrongful termination, with the matter settled out of court in 2007, and it seems both sides are still holding grudges. “Felder’s just bitter because he got kicked out of the group, so he decided to write a nasty little tell-all,” Henley added.
*PETA hosted its 35th annual gala earlier this week and the stars came out...and hit the stage. Paul McCartney was set to perform and as if that weren't enough, he also brought out Beck to play a few tracks with him.
The duo played Beatles originals, including “I’ve Just Seen A Face” and “Drive My Car.”
*Iron Maiden is coming to the America. The rockers announced nine U.S. dates for their “Book of Souls World Tour,” starting February 24th in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The trek, in support of “Book of Souls,” the band’s new first new album in five years, has Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson piloting the band’s Boeing 747-400 jumbo jet, Ed Force One, throughout the tour.
*Another Velvet Underground box set is on the way! "The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes," is four discs covering the band's two 1969 gigs at the The Matrix, a small club in San Francisco.
Of the 42 tracks, many have been released before. There are, however, nine previously-unreleasedrecordings and this marks the first time the collection will available as a whole. "The Velvet Underground: The Complete Matrix Tapes," is due out on November 20th.
*Another day is here, which means another Beatles auction has been scheduled.
The band's manager, Brian Epstein, ordered five copies of the Fab Four playing "Some Other Guy" at the Cavern Club in 1962. One of the those tapes was found shoved in a desk drawer and is now hitting the auction block on November 4th.
Another of the copies was sold to Apple Records back in 1993 and even back then, the tape went for $24,200.