In one of the many celeb-driven Super Bowl ads on Sunday, Feb. 4, Steven Tyler gets makeover of sorts courtesy of the 365 horsepower Kia Stinger vehicle. In the clip, we see Tyler emerging from a trailer onto a dusty, seemingly abandoned race track where only race legend Emerson Fittipaldi looks on. As he takes a seat behind the wheel of the 2018 Stinger, he presses a button to start the car and throws it into reverse as “Dream On” plays and the vehicle appears to turn back time. Within moments, a younger version of himself emerges with throngs of adoring fans in ’70s regalia rush to greet him. The ad will appear during the Super Bowl with coverage set to begin airing at 6:30PM ET on CBS.
Meat Loaf has revealed that problems with his back have prevented him from singing for a year now, and that he may never be able to perform again. The 70-year-old artist has undergone a series of surgical procedures in an attempt to resolve the issues, but he’s currently unable to move around his home without the aid of a walker. “You use everything to sing, and I just cannot do it,” he said in a new interview, before insisting that he planned to keep fighting. Asked whether he’d attend the upcoming opening of the Bat Out of Hell stage musical, he said there was “not a prayer” of his appearance while he had to rely on the walker. “I don’t have any business going out to where all the bars and bands are,” he said. “They’d look at me and say, ‘Who’s the old guy? What’s that old guy doing here?’ No, man, I don’t belong in those places.”
Back in November, Stone Temple Pilots announced their return, welcoming new frontman Jeff Gutt into the fold, and premiering a new single, “Meadow.” During that announcement, the band mentioned that they would release a new album this spring. Now, the band have finally detailed that new album, announcing that their newest effort—simply titled Stone Temple Pilots—will be arriving March 16. The band also premiered a new single, “Roll Me Under.” With the announcement of the new album also came the addition of a number of new American tour dates, which will take place from early May through mid-June. For more info, stop by stonetemplepilots.com.
Paul Simon has scheduled a farewell performance for July 15th at London’s Hyde Park. The gig is the only concert Simon has scheduled for 2018 so far, though it remains unclear if the show is meant to be an official retirement send-off. The concert, officially billed as Homeward Bound: The Farewell Performance, will also feature James Taylor and his All-Star Band and Bonnie Raitt. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. Tickets go on sale February 2nd, while a pre-sale starts February 1st. Simon’s performance will close out the British Summer Time festival, a 10-day event that will also feature sets from Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, Bruno Mars, the Cure and Michael Bublé.
Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers and Heart’s Ann Wilson have announced a North American summer tour. They’ll play a total on 19 dates on the Stars Align Tour, kicking off in West Valley City on July 18 and wrapping up in Tampa on August 26. Beck saId in a statement: “I always enjoy touring the US in the summer and joining with Paul and Ann Wilson should make for quite an exciting night.” Tickets will go on sale from 10am local time on Friday, February 2 via LiveNation.