* Kiss' Gene Simmons has been tapped to sing the National Anthem at the National Football League game in London, England, on Sunday (September 29) between the Pittsburgh Steelers and Minneosta Vikings.
* Journey's Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain are also on National Anthem duty this weekend, playing Saturday (September 28) at the Arizona State-USC game in Tempe.
* A new Eric Clapton box set, "Give Me Strength: The 1974/1975 Recordings," comes out November 26 featuring 88 remastered, remixed, unreleased and live tracks from his sessions for "461 Ocean Boulevard" and "There's One in Every Crowd."
* Brian Wilson and Jeff Beck kick off their joint tour tonight (September 27) in Hollywood, Fla., with fellow Beach Boys Al Jardine and David Marks, plus Blondie Chaplin on select dates. They play October 25 at Detroit's Fox Theatre.
* The late Alvin Lee's final performance -- on May 28, 2012 in Holland -- will be released on October 1 as "The Last Show." Lee died March 6 from cancer at the age of 68.
* Patti Smith has contributed a new song, "Capital Letter," to the companion album for the film "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." The album comes outNovember 19.
* Meat Loaf turns 66 today (September 27). -- by Gary Graff, WCSX Classic Rock Insider