BOB SEGER AND THE SILVER BULLET BAND WILL DO ONE LAST TOUR
DETROIT (AP) – Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band say their upcoming tour will be their last. Seger has added more dates to his previously announced “Travelin’ Man” tour that begins Nov. 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The final show has not been determined because more tour dates will be announced.
THE CRANBERRIES WILL CEASE AFTER NEXT ALBUM
LONDON (AP) – The Cranberries will call it quits after they release their final album with Dolores O’Riordan on vocals. Guitarist Noel Hogan tells The Guardian newspaper, “We will do this album and then that will be it. There is no need to continue.” The album “In the End” was nearly finished when O’Riordan died in January. The rest of the band completed it and it will come out next year. A 25th anniversary edition of their debut album, “Everybody Else Is Doing It, So Why Can’t We?” comes out Oct. 19.
PRINCE’S HOME JAM SESSION WILL BE RELEASED FRIDAY
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – The new Prince album, based off his work tape, is presented just as he recorded it, complete with coughs and his request to someone to flip over the cassette. “Piano and a Microphone 1983” is a 35-minute recording Prince made at his home studio 35 years ago. It includes a quick version of “Purple Rain,” as well as a version of “Strange Relationship” that ended up on his “Sign O’ The Times” album. Keyboardist Lisa Coleman of The Revolution, who wrote the liner notes, calls it “a great little slice of history.” She says, “You could literally teach a class from this tape if you went into it and deconstructed it.” “Piano and a Microphone 1983” is out Friday.
STEVE AOKI DETAILS WHAT GETS A FAN A CAKE
LONDON (AP) – Making a good sign will get you a cake in the face, and it’s a desirable thing, if you happen to be at a Steve Aoki (ay-OH’-kee) concert. Aoki says he usually has ten cakes for smashing into fans’ faces per show, so “it’s like ten lucky lottery winners.” Usually he looks for the most creative signs or the fans with the most expressive faces. There’s another key factor to being chosen for cake: being up front. Aoki says he tells fans in the back their signs are amazing, but he just can’t reach that far.
FAITH HILL WILL ADDRESS CONFERENCE ON TENNESSEE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
NASHVILLE (AP) – Faith Hill will be the keynote speaker at Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam’s conference on economic development. The Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Hill will discuss her entertainment career, business ventures and economic development initiatives in Nashville. The conference is set for Nov. 1 and 2.
BILLY IDOL ANNOUNCES LAS VEGAS RESIDENCY
LAS VEGAS (AP) – Billy Idol plans to do another residency in Las Vegas. He will perform a series of shows in January and again in October 2019 at the Pearl Concert Theater. Idol has a collection of remixes of his hits called “Vital Idol: Revitalized,” coming Sept. 28.
KANYE WEST WILL APPEAR ON “SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE”
NEW YORK (AP) – Kanye West will be the musical guest when “Saturday Night Live” returns on Sept. 29. It will be his seventh time. Adam Driver will host.
by Margie Szaroleta