12/1/21 Rock News

— Mötley Crüe has sold its entire recorded catalog to the BMG music company. Sources tell Variety the deal is worth about 150-million dollars, and includes every Mötley Crüe album in their 40-year career. The band has seven platinum albums and sold over 100-million records worldwide. A new generation of fans were introduced to Mötley Crüe in 2019 by the Netflix biopic “The Dirt.” The Mötley Crüe Stadium Tour begins in June with Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett.

— Brian Wilson is hitting the road with Chicago next summer. The pop legend made the announcement Tuesday, and said he’ll be joined by fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine for the 25-city tour, which begins June 7th in Phoenix. Brian Wilson has a new documentary out called “Long Promised Road,” which includes his new song “Right Where I Belong.”

— Iron Maiden is joining the Marvel universe for a new merchandise collection. The band’s mascot, Eddie, will be featured in a new set of apparel and accessories with iconic Marvel characters including Venom, Wolverine and Deadpool. The designs are inspired by the graphics on Iron Maiden’s classic album covers, and are featured on a series of sweaters and T-shirts. The new apparel can be found on the Iron Maiden website.

— Bob Dylan’s visual art is on display in Miami. The Bob Dylan “Retrospectrum” features nearly 200 paintings, drawings and sculptures created by Dylan over 60 years. A press release calls it the most expansive and in-depth exhibition of Bob Dylan’s artwork ever staged in the U.S. The Bob Dylan “Retrospectrum” is on exhibit now through mid-April at the Frost Art Museum at Florida International University.