Kinks leader Ray Davies shed light on the first new music from him and younger brother Dave Davies since 1993's Phobia. Ray told Rolling Stone, “Dave and I are having a collaboration on a few songs, which will be a first. I’ll be like, 'Here is the chorus, you write verse two.' I’m trying to keep the energy flowing, and I really want Dave involved creatively.” He explained that although the brothers have been laying down tracks to a drum machine, he expects drummer Mick Avory to join in on the sessions, despite Avory and Dave's personal issues with one another: “It was a childish spat. I got them to say 'hello' last year. I want to get them in the studio together. I’m calling it 'Project Kinks.'” Ray touched upon sole surviving Kinks bassist John Dalton maybe participating in the sessions: “I haven’t spoken to John about this yet. I did see him last year, and I might reach out soon, perhaps November. Dave also has a couple of guys in mind that he likes. Right now, though, the songwriting comes first. This is a song project and keeping it in the family is something to enjoy.” (Rolling Stone) Coming on October 25th is the a 50th anniversary four-disc edition of the Kinks' Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire). Michael Stipe will release his first solo single since R.E.M.'s split in 2011 this weekend. The track, titled “Your Capricious Soul” should be familiar to fans who have caught Stipe in concert, and will be available on Saturday, October 5th, as an exclusive on his website ( Sales of the track will benefit the climate activist group Extinction Rebellion. Stipe posted about the song, stating, “I took a long break from music, and I wanted to jump back in. I love 'Your Capricious Soul' — it’s my first solo work. I want to add my voice to this exciting shift in consciousness. Extinction Rebellion gave me the incentive to push the release and not wait. Our relationship to the environment has been a lifelong concern, and I now feel hopeful — optimistic, even. I believe we can bring the kind of change needed to improve our beautiful planet earth, our standing and our place on it.” Coming to theaters across North American on December 9th is Live Baby Live, INXS‘s legendary 1991 Wembley Stadium show, which makes its big screen debut. The legendary conecrt film has been fully restored from the original 35mm print to create a new widescreen 4K Ultra HD version, and the film also now includes a previously unseen “lost” track and a brand new Dolby Atmos audio mix by the band’s executive music producer Giles Martin and Sam Okell, created at Abbey Road Studios. New to the film is “Lately” from the 1990's X album, which is now returned to its rightful position in the concert setlist. For theater and ticket info, log on to (Press release) Kiss will perform a special benefit show on a glass-bottomed boat off the Southern Coast of Australia next month. Ultimate Classic Rock reported, “Kiss and fans will set sail from Port Lincoln, Australia, on November 18th on The Shark Warrior, a glass-bottom boat that will allow passengers to see the sharks, who are reportedly drawn to low frequencies.” All proceeds will benefit the Australian Marine Conservation Society. (Ultimate Classic Rock) Steve Miller has a posted yet another teaser from his long-awaited box set, titled Welcome To The Vault. The latest track is “Space Cowboy – Alternate Version (Live).” According to, “This live recording from The Palace Theater, NYC in 1973 at Don Kirshner's Rock Concert breathes an entirely new level of energy into this classic track.” Welcome To The Vault is set for release on October 11th. The three-CD, one-DVD collection, which spans the 1960's and '70s, is spread across 52 audio tracks featuring well-known classics — with 38 previously unissued recordings — including five unreleased Miller compositions. Miller has combed his personal archive for rare photos and memorabilia, with the set also including a DVD with 21 performances spanning the past six decades.