This Week In Rock News 9/30/22

A recap of this week in rock news; John Mellencamp announces his tour, the remembrance of Tom Petty, and Genesis is selling it all away!

  • John Mellencamp has announced a winter and spring theater tour. Live and In Person 2023 starts on February 5th and 6th in his hometown of Bloomington, Indiana and runs through June 24th in South Bend, Indiana with multiple nights in many cities. The tour is sponsored by Turner Classic Movies, marking the first time he’s had a tour partner. Last year, his documentary, The Good Samaritan Tour 2000, premiered on the cable channel.
  • It was five years ago this Sunday, October 2nd, that the music world was dealt a devastating blow with the unexpected death of Tom Petty. He was 66. There were numerous reports about his condition, with CBS prematurely reporting that he had passed, a story that had to be retracted. Just a week before, Petty and The Heartbreakers wrapped up their 40th anniversary tour at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, which he did with not only the broken hip, but also suffering from emphysema.
  • Genesis have unloaded their catalog for more than $300 million in a deal with the Concord Music Group. This does not include music written by Peter Gabriel, but it does include the solo works of Phil CollinsMike Rutherford and Tony Banks. Billboard estimates that the Collins catalog generates $6.2 million in publishing royalties annually.