* Alice Cooper will play a month of dates with shock rock protege Marilyn Manson on the Masters of Madness: Shock Therapy Tour during June. A June 4 date in Salt Lake City has already been announced. Look for a Cooper solo show at Ceasars Windsor in July.
* Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band have added four more dates to their current North American tour, in North Carolina, Virginia and Pennsylvania, taking the trek into early May.
* "Burn," the first single from Iggy and the Stooges' upcoming new album "Ready to Die," is streaming on Soundcloud. The group will perform on March 13 at the South By Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.
* The Hawaii state senate has passed the Steven Tyler Act to protect the privacy of celebrities in the state.
* Eric Clapton's new album, "Old Sock," is streaming online in advance of its March 12 release.
* Fan site The Macca Report says Paul McCartney is planning shows in South America, Europe and the U.S. this year, with the latter most likely in the fall.
* A plaque honoring the late Queen singer Freddie Mercury has reportedly been stolen from a London cemetery -- although it's never been revealed exactly where Mercury's cremated remains actually are.
* Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band has been announced as a headliner for the Hard Rock Calling Festival, playing June 30 in London -- his first show back since the power was pulled during his Hard Rock Calling encores with Paul McCartney last summer.
* Sammy Hagar posts, on Facebook, that he and former Montrose members Bill Church and Denny Carmassi have "recorded some new music...It was amazing. We still have that Montrose chemistry. Keep ya all posted." -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider