Eagles star Joe Walsh tells Rolling Stone magazine that he doesn’t trash hotel rooms anymore. “I used to completely trash hotel rooms back in the day. We all did. I don’t do that anymore. If anything, I try to tidy up my room as much as I can before I leave. I don’t want the cleaning lady to think I’m a slob.”

Joan Jett tells Rolling Stone magazine that she wore her bad reputation as a badge of honor. “I always wore that [thing] as a badge of honor, because what people were saying to me was I had a bad reputation because I played an electric guitar and I had black hair and a leather jacket, and maybe I swore. … So I turned around the meaning of it, and I’m proud of my bad reputation, if that’s what it is — making people uncomfortable because you’re not used to seeing women do this or that.”

Mick Jagger tells Music-News.com that he loves to read. “I do love my books. I try to read one fiction book at the same time as a non-fiction book.”

Former Van Halen star Michael Anthony tells the Mitch Lafon podcast that he received a call last year from Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth about doing a Van Halen tribute tour.  Nothing ever happened

Showbiz411 says Lindsey Buckingham canceled his European tour yesterday because he is still suffering from the effects of the coronavirus. His band is now infected as well. 

FarOut magazine says the Red Hot Chili Peppers have dropped out of the Billboard Music Awards because of unforeseen circumstances. The show airs Sunday night on NBC 

Gene Simmons tells Louder Sound magazine that he will most likely cry when KISS plays their last song on their farewell tour. ”I don’t really think about it much, because we really are having the best time ever. And we’re playing better than ever. But I know that at some point there’s going to be that last song that Kiss will ever play on stage, and I know I’ll be crying like a baby and won’t be able to hold back the emotions, because what an amazing journey this has been.”

Elton John tells NBC that he’s enjoying life right now. “Everything excites me, just, you know the life I’ve had, the career I’ve had, the family I’ve got. Every day is a bonus. I’m glad I can appreciate life on life’s terms.”

Sting tells The USA Today newspaper that he has no plans to retire. “Retire? Me? You’re asking a fish what it’s going to be like without water! I can’t imagine life without working onstage. I love it.”

Queen star Brian May tells the “How Do You Cope? podcast that he is still dealing with coronavirus symptoms. “I have a strange persisting condition, I think from the COVID, which are kind of brown-outs. Generally I’m OK, I’m not tired all the time, but I’ll get to a certain point in the day where something inside my head goes, ‘You have to sleep now. You don’t care about any of this, go to sleep – who cares?’ It’s an almost irresistible call and I just go out like a light. It’s really weird.”

Rod Stewart tells Entertainment Tonight that he is in the best shape of his life. “I have a trainer who’s always with me, [getting me] running, cycling, everything. I’m actually in better shape now than I’ve ever been. I played a lot of football when I was young, up until my 60s, really, but it all caught up to me and I had to have a new knee. So this knee is steel. And the ankle, so I can run really fast now.”

TMZ says Richie Sambora has offered free guitar lessons to Anna Nicole Smith’s daughter, Dannielynn Birkhead. The two met up at the Kentucky Derby where Ritchie signed a white guitar for Dannie 

WDIV says Bono will release his memoir, “Surrender”, in November. He says, “When I started to write this book, I was hoping to draw in detail what I’d previously only sketched in songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. ‘Surrender’ is a word freighted with meaning for me. Growing up in Ireland in the seventies with my fists up (musically speaking), it was not a natural concept. A word I only circled until I gathered my thoughts for the book. I am still grappling with this most humbling of commands. In the band, in my marriage, in my faith, in my life as an activist. Surrender is the story of one pilgrim’s lack of progress . . . With a fair amount of fun along the way.”

 Stevie Nicks tells TheList.com that she doesn’t feel like songwriters have any limits. “I believe there’s no limit to what a songwriter can create. You can use your feelings, your experiences, and most importantly, your memories. You have memories for days. Go open your memory library and check in there.”

Paul McCartney tells Cheat Sheet that he does not believe in ghosts. “I would say no, not really. I’ve heard bumps in the night, but it’s usually the plumbing! You know, I’m a bit too practical so if I see something or hear something, I normally will reach for a rational explanation. I do know a lot of people who go, ‘Oooo!’ and think, ‘Oh, that must be something spooky!’ No, the thing is I’ve never seen a ghost so I can’t believe in them. I’m not sure.”

Blabbermouth says Journey has postponed four concerts because a band member has contracted the coronavirus. The band won’t say, which member tested positive 

My London says Abba superfan Jane Henry is going viral because she dresses her dogs in rhinestone-studded outfits that resemble Abba’s stage costumes. The costumes have Abba stitched into them in gold rhinestones. Jane says, ”As a family, Abba has been a constant source of happiness. We just love dressing up, as it’s such fun. And since we got Simba, he’s a part of our family, so he loves getting dressed up too. I wouldn’t dream of making a new outfit without making one for him. When I made the Mamma Mia outfits they were different from the Abba ones. In a style way I was looking at things that were more Greek-themed.”

Elton John tells Rock Cellar magazine that he feels blessed to still be doing what he loves. “I feel unbelievably lucky that at my age, I still love what I do so much – I’m still so energized about music and excited I get to play, listen and talk about this every single day. The thrill of playing live is as amazing as it was 50 years ago. I have so much to pass on to the new generation of fans and artists alike, and I’m determined to keep giving back to the industry that has given me so much.”

Bruce Springsteen tells App.com that there’s a good reason why Steven Van Zandt got his nickname, ‘Miami Steve’. “People have been asking me for years why Steven was called Miami Steve. It’s very simple. Miami Steve was christened Miami Steve because he had been to Miami. That’s the story.”

Guns N’ Roses star Slash tells MetalCastle.net that he remembers the band’s first big show. “Our first Guns N’ Roses show proper, that I was involved in, was at The Troubadour,. I remember that gig pretty well. At that point, we were selling out these venues and had a really big word of mouth going and had a really eclectic demographic coming to see us — from hardcore punk rockers to metalheads and glam and surfers. It was a very mixed up kind of audience, but it was great.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers star Flea tells Guitar World magazine that he would love to make a jazz album. “I could, I could. I would love to, but my professional life has always been such that it’s difficult to go develop something like that.”

WDIV says Stevie Wonder received an honorary doctorate from Wayne State University over the weekend. He was given the doctorate for his advocacy for the disabled and for civil rights 

Variance magazine says Stevie Nicks honored the late Taylor Hawkins on Saturday at the New Orleans Jazz Festival. She dedicated “Landslide” to him 

Deadline Detroit says the buyer of Kid Rock’s home, Amy Trahey, is planning to market the house for events. She says, “There’s salt and pepper and liquor everywhere. A refrigerator full of stuff. I can do curated events for fans only. I think they’d like to sniff the sheets.”

Led Zeppelin star Jimmy Page tells NME.com that he needs to be around people in order to record music. “I will never be one of those people who’ll record alone and send someone a file. I never went into music in the first place to do that – it was for playing together. I need to hear and feel the other instruments in order to get everything sounding right.”

Keith Richards tells Uncut.Co.UK that he likes to steal people’s ideas. “I’ll take anybody’s idea. You can call that collaboration, I call it thieving! Writing is a cut-throat business.”