This Tuesday, June 11th, ZZ Top will release the new 10-disc box set ‘ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990).
Guitarist Billy Gibbons sat down with Music Radar to discuss the band’s and offered a guided tour through each LP.
Gibbons called the box set “as close as I’ve gotten to instant time travel. Taking two decades of expression and compressing them into one ready, at-your-fingertips experience is pretty remarkable.”
“Getting the unchanged experience of each release with the original mixes is such a cool deal,” Gibbons mused. “This is the way the albums were intended to be heard.”
A publicist for AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has confirmed that he will be on Sting‘s first album of new material in 10 years.
‘The Last Ship’ will hit stores on Sept. 24th and is the soundtrack to a theater production of the same name set to debut on Broadway in 2014.
Sting screened the production in May in hopes of finding financial backers, according to the New York Times. The story explores the demise of the shipbuilding industry in the ’80s and is set at a shipyard in Wallsend, England, a town near where Sting grew up.
The album will be released in several configurations, including a 12-song version and a two-disc deluxe set featuring five bonus tracks. There’s also a 20-song super deluxe version with special packaging that will be available through Amazon. Digital and vinyl versions will also be available.
Serena Williams didn’t lose a set in her final two matches at the French Open, winning the title 6-4, 6-4 over defending champion Maria Sharapova in the final.
It’s been a long, dominant road back to Paris for Williams, who lost in the first round last year (I mean, what a comeback!). Since then, she’s won three of the last four Slams (and Olympic gold), taken over the No. 1 ranking (the oldest woman to do so) and compiled a 73-3 record.
Currently riding a 31-match win streak, the longest of her career, she’ll go into Wimbledon as the overwhelming favorite to defend her title.