97X Rock Report

On April 21, John Mellencamp will release his 23rd album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. He announced the news today along with a five-week tour of the U.S.
Aug. 5 — Davenport, IA — Mississippi Valley Fair

Last month, Mellencamp released a song called “Easy Target,” which could be included on Sad Clowns & Hillbillies.

Styx, REO Speedwagon and ex-Eagles guitarist Don Felder will begin a summer tour dubbed “United We Rock” in June, with U.S. dates through August. Tickets go on sale via Live Nation beginning Feb. 24.

7/1 – Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Mick Jagger‘s personal recounting of his life at the Rolling Stones‘ peak was reportedly written years ago – but the band’s management team has apparently blocked any efforts at publication.  This would have been a follow up to Keith Richards book, which doesn't shine a great light on Jagger.

Bob Dylan will release more music! The upcoming Triplicate LP,includes mostly songs originally recorded by Frank Sinatra in the ’30s through the ’50s.