Jack White has announced details of his upcoming 3rd solo album titled Boarding House Reach. The follow-up to 2014’s Lazaretto will arrive on March 23 and is said to feature elements of “crunching rock’n’roll, electro, hard funk, proto punk, hip hop, gospel blues and country.” In addition, the former White Stripes man has released an audio stream of Respect Commander and a video for Connected By Love. Boarding House Reach is available for pre-order through the Third Man Records online store.
Dolores O’Riordan, singer and frontwoman of Irish indie-rock back The Cranberries, has died aged 46 in London. Her publicists released a statement on Monday saying: “Irish and international singer Dolores O’Riordan has died suddenly in London today. She was 46 years old. The lead singer with the Irish band The Cranberries, was in London for a short recording session. No further details are available at this time. Family members are devastated to hear the breaking news and have requested privacy at this very difficult time.” The Cranberries were known for its hit 1990s songs “Dreams,” “Linger” and “Zombie.” O’Riordan split from Don Burton, her husband of 20 years, in 2014. They had three children together.
Joe Perry is touring in support of his new solo album, and he’s invited a bunch of his famous friends. Perry is prepping Sweetzerland Manifesto, his first non-holiday solo studio effort in nearly a decade. Set to drop on Jan. 19, Perry will be working with an array of well-known collaborators including Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, Terry Reid and David “Buster Poindexter” Johansen. Perry was joined by Zander, Extreme singer Gary Cherone and Stone Temple Pilots members Dean and Robert DeLeo for his set at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas on Jan. 10. Perry’s performance spanned 17 songs, touching on covers and new material in addition Aerosmith classics.
Ann Wilson, the lead singer of classic rock band Heart, has revealed that she is working on a new solo project honoring musicians that have passed. “There are a lot of changes in the works,” Wilson shared on social media. It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Chris Cornell to name a few.” Wilson added, “It is thrilling work and I can’t wait for you to hear what we are doing!” The singer also announced a handful of recently revealed solo tour dates, which kick off Jan. 12 in Charenton, LA.
Newly announced Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2018 inductees Bon Jovi have announced the spring leg of their This House Is Not for Sale Tour, presented by Live Nation. The run will kick off in Denver, CO on March 14 and conclude May 14 at Capital One Arena in Washington, DC. The band will celebrate their return to the road with the re-release of This House Is Not For Sale in a new version, containing two brand new songs, “When We Were US” and “Walls.” Tickets go on sale Jan. 19 at 10AM local time at Ticketmaster and through participating venue box offices.