The Who Release New Song "I Don't Want To Get Wise"
The Who have released a new single, "I Don't Want to Get Wise," from their forthcoming Who album, Ultimate Classic Rock reports. The song is the third single from the album, following "All This Music Must Fade" and "Ball and Chain." Townsend also released some new info about four bonus tracks from the upcoming LP's Deluxe Edition. "This Gun Will Misfire" and "Danny & His Ponies" were written and recorded specifically for Who. "Got Nothing to Prove" and "Sand" are demos from the mid-'60s that they finally completed. "Both these songs are from the summer of 1966," Pete Townshend said in a statement. "They would not have been rejected by the band members but rather by my then-creative mentor, Who manager Kit Lambert." The new album Who is set for release on December 6.
Paul McCartney Releases 2 New Songs, "Home Tonight" & "In a Hurry"
Paul McCartney is continuing his prolific streak by releasing two new songs, "Home Tonight" and "In a Hurry." The latter is driven by piano and fanciful orchestration, and brings to mind the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. "Home Tonight," meanwhile, boasts tasteful horns and a more soulful edge. Both songs will appear on a seven-inch picture disc single being released on November 29, a.k.a. Record Store Day Black Friday. Ultimate Classic Rock adds that both tracks were recorded during sessions for Macca's chart-topping 2018 album Egypt Station.
Neil Young to Finally Release Acoustic Album Recorded in 1975, Says He's Quit Facebook
Neil Young announced that he will finally be releasing a largely acoustic album he recorded in 1975 called Homegown, Consequence of Sound reports. “Homegown will be our first release in 2020, sounding great in vinyl — as it was meant to be… Made in the mid-nineteen seventies!” the musician wrote on his Neil Young Archives website. Young also posted a video of his longtime producer John Hanlon working on the album. "This is the way records were made when we started out. This is the way we made them sound great. We were told that this was impossible now, the Homegrown tapes were too damaged to use; we had to use Digital. We didn’t agree. We did not accept. We painstakingly restored the analog masters of Homegrown.” Young said that he originally decided not to release the album because it scared him, saying the songs were "a little too real" He instead released the electric "Tonight's the Night," but called Homegown, "the unheard bridge between Harvest and Comes a Time.” Young made some other news last week by quitting Facebook, accusing that the the social media company of knowingly releasing “false information," to the public, as well as for their controversial decision to sponsor a gala for the conservative activist group the Federalist Society. “I don’t feel that a social site should be making obvious commitments to one side of politics or the other,” wrote Young on his website. “It further confuses readers regarding truthfulness in coverage and message.”
Mötley Crüe Reuniting for Stadium Tour With Def Leppard & Poison
'80's metal act Mötley Crüe released a new video Monday announcing that the band is reforming and will be going on tour in 2020 with other veteran rock acts Def Leppard and Poison, Rolling Stone reports. In the video, Machine Gun Kelly, who played drummer Tommy Lee in the movie The Dirt, says the group is reforming because the fans demanded it. “I never thought I would see the day when this would become a reality,” Kelly says in a press release. “But the fans spoke and Mötley Crüe listened!” After their last tour, the band had said they'd never tour again, and even put that in legal writing. But, the four have now legally undone that agreement, and even showed the legal document bursting into flames in the announcement video. Members of the band had said they'd never reform as recently as February of this year, but apparently the hair metal giants have decided to hit the road one more time.