On Wednesday night (January 16th) at Carmel-By-The-Sea, California's Sunset Cultural Center, Styx performed their concert’s second half as a truly unplugged set after the power went out during the show’s intermission. Tommy Shaw gave the back-story to the band's gig: "It happened there two years ago. This was a repeat event with similar circumstances. A power outage in a large section of Carmel. But really, what were the chances? It had nothing to do with us and our gear. We were not playing at the time, but were in the intermission. It was surreal. Had it happened two minutes later most of the band would have been stuck in the elevator for almost half-an-hour like Todd Sucherman’s (drum) tech, Paulie, was for about 20 minutes. The fire department showed up to get him out. Interestingly, the theater’s address is on 'Mission Street,' the same name as our new album, The Mission." (Press release)

 
Kiss will play their very first show at the Sunset Strip's legendary Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. The performance will air on February 12th on SiriusXM's "Kiss Army Radio." The show marks Kiss' first club appearance in 20 years. Subscribers will be able to win tickets to the private gig through an invitation sent by e-mail. (Press release)

 
Gladys Knight will sing the National Anthem during the Super Bowl LIII pre-game on Sunday, February 3rd on CBS. Among the high profile performers to tackle "The Star Spangled Banner" before the big game have been Billy Joel, Cher, Neil Diamond, Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston — and last year's performer, Pink. (Pitchfork)

 
Bryan Adams will release his latest album, titled Shine A Light, on March 1st. The album, which is his first new studio set since the 2015 Jeff Lynne-produced Get Up, features the title track, co-written with Ed Sheeran, which has been released as the album's first single. The album also features a duet with Jennifer Lopez on "That's How Strong Our Love Is," along with a cover of the Thin Lizzy classic "Whiskey In The Jar." (Press release)