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Today in Music News 4.5.17

Fox Photos, Getty Images
Fox Photos, Getty Images

Every weekday we take a look at what’s happening in music news. Check out the headlines for today, here!

  • The Beatles are going all out for the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, and we’ve finally gotten a release date for their expanded edition! In conjunction with the regular album, you’ll get “Strawberry Fields Forever” and “Penny Lane” as added bonus’. This will be hitting shelves on May 26th.
  • In addition to the new album, The Beatles’ hometown of Liverpool is planning on celebrating the 50th anniversary along with them for three whole weeks. They are having 13 different events for each 13 tracks on the album.
  • The Beatles aren’t the only band celebrating anniversaries this time of year, as Foreigner is now approaching 40 years. So to add to the fun, we’re getting two new Foreigner songs on their two CD set called 40.You’re gonna get 40 original songs, with the new ones on May 19th.
  • Speaking of new music, Eddie Van Halen just released a previously unheard instrumental song called “Strike”. This was recorded back in 1984 for the film The Wild Life, and you can listen to the entire song right now, right here.

SOURCE: Ultimate Classic Rock

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