2017 Classic Rock Preview: What to Expect From Over 100 Big Acts
Looking ahead in the above 2017 Classic Rock Preview, some things are clear – while others most certainly are not.
We know, for instance, that Guns N' Roses will be extending their Not in This Lifetime tour. But will the Allman Brothers Band get back together? Or the remaining original Alice Cooper lineup? And what about AC/DC?
We know there will be a meeting of the classic-rock minds when Styx and former Eagles guitarist Don Felder join up for their Renegades in the Fast Lane residency at the Venetian in Las Vegas. But will Journey and Yes reunite with their respective classic-era frontmen for this year's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions?
Robert Plant is talking about a new album with the Sensational Space Shifters. But can the Rolling Stones finish the all-original follow-up to their celebrated blues offering of 2016? We know we're getting new music from Deep Purple, but what's up with Jimmy Page's long-awaited new studio project?
And can the real Ratt please stand up? Bobby Blotzer is in the middle of a disagreement over control of the group's name with Stephen Pearcy, Warren DeMartini and Juan Croucier – and, as of now, both versions of the band are set to hit the road this year.
Ready to mark your calendars? Click through the above gallery as Ultimate Classic Rock runs down what you can expect from more than 100 big acts in our 2017 Classic Rock Preview.