Tom Petty Streaming Hypnotic Eye A Week Before Release

Tom Petty is offering fans a free stream of his latest album, Hypnotic Eye, one week before its official release date of July 29. The LP is available at the NPR website. "I knew I wanted to do a rock & roll record," Petty recently told Rolling Stone. "We hadn't made a straight hard-rockin' record, from beginning to end, in a long time."

Joan Jett And Slash Perform Rolling Stones Song At Alternative Press Awards

Slash and Joan Jett hooked up at the Alternative Press Music Awards for a performance of the Rolling Stones classic, "Star Star." Jett gave a four-song set during the event, bringing Against Me!'s Laura Jane Grace onstage to help with "Soulmates to Strangers." Both rock legends were honored at the event, as Jett took home the AP Icon Award.

Billy Joel Wins Newsday's 'That's SO Long Island' Tournament

Newsday held a "That's So Long Island" competition to determine the area's most iconic person, place or thing. There were 520,000 readers of the magazine that participated in making Billy Joel the winner. Winning by almost 900 votes, Joel beat out competition from bagels, Jones Beach, Billy Crystal, The Long Island Medium and more.

ZZ Top Forced To Cancel Tour Dates

ZZ Top were forced to delay the start of their U.S. tour so that bassist Dusty Hill can undergo surgery to have kidney stones removed. The band subsequently canceled the first six days of the trek to give Hill time to recuperate. The affected dates are July 25 in Morton, Minnesota, July 26 in West Bend, Wisconsin, July 27 in Cincinnati, Ohio and others.

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