Deep Purple Book, AC/DC in Vancouver, Aerosmith Las Vegas, and more…

A new book about the final year of Deep Purple’s classic lineup will be published on the 25th anniversary of Ritchie Blackmore’s last appearance with the band. In Deep Purple: Time to Kill, author Jerry Bloom explores the period leading up to the split, building off his own first-hand knowledge after attending nearly a quarter of the shows on this final tour.  – Ultimate Classic Rock

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AC/DC new album? Brian, Johnson, Angue Young, Stevie Young, and Phil Rudd were spotted in Vancouver. Vancouver is where the band has recorded their last three albums. Fans can only hope the band reunites; however, the lineup would be without Malcom Young and Cliff Williams.

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Joe Perry has confirmed that Aerosmith will stage a Las Vegas residency in 2019. He also says they’re working to ensure these shows will be “something different” from Aerosmith’s usual performances as their 50th anniversary looms. More details to follow… – Ultimate Classic Rock

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Weezer was challenged by a fan to cover the Toto song “Africa”. The band finally recorded it and it has become their biggest single yet. Then  Toto was challenged to do a Weezer song. Toto returned the favor by performing “Hashpipe”. Listen here.

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ZZ Top turns 50! What?!? Say that again…the band is set to celebrate their 50th anniversary next year and they have some pretty big things in the works. Be on the lookout for a possible tour and new album.

 

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