Alan Peters, Katy Perry in News Notes

Former Agnostic Front bassist Alan Peters has died. He also performed in Crawlpappy and Absolution

Katy Perry has said on Howard Stern‘s radio show that she will return as a judge on American Idol if the show will have her back…

Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider said in an interview on Sirius/XM that he doesn’t see the band reuniting “in this lifetime.” He noted that he is currently working on movies, a second novel and that Twisted Sister would have to come after that…

Neil Young announced that he is suing President Donald Trump for copyright infringement for unauthorized use of his music and is seeking the maximum amount possible. Young’s lawsuit states that the Trump campaign has “willfully ignored” the musician’s past public objections and has continued to play his music despite lacking the license to do so… 

Uproxx’s cultural critic Steven Hyden has published a ranked list of the 100 best Bruce Springsteen songs…

Trent Reznor, Sebastian Bach in News Notes

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross received Emmy nominations for their work on HBO’s Watchmen, which received 26 nominations. In addition,  Kamasi Washington was nominated for his score for Netflix documentary Becoming, and Devo‘s Mark Mothersbaugh was nominated for his Tiger King score. RZA was nominated for his theme to Wu Tang: An American Saga and, Ólafur Arnalds was nominated for the main title theme for Defending JacobLabrinth got two nominations for HBO’s Euphoria: Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Original Dramatic Score) and Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. The awards will take place virtually, September 20, at 8 p.m. Jimmy Kimmel will host… 

Skid Row‘s Sebastian Bach spoke to Esquire, conducting a wide-ranging interview that touched on Tweeting, Skid Row, wine rage, and much more… 

Max Weinberg recounts his career

In an article in The Wall Street Journal (subscription), legendary drummer Max Weinberg sits down with Marc Myers and recounts his career, including his audition to be a part of Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band and his time as Conan O’Brien’s bandleader on Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

Bob Dylan sits for rare interview

Bob Dylan sat down with The New York TimesDouglas Brinkley for his his first major interview in years. Dylan and Brinkley dicuss Rough and Rowdy Ways, the singer’s first album of new material since 2012. The pair also talk about “trances and hymns, defiant blues, love longings, comic juxtapositions, prankster wordplay, patriotic ardor, maverick steadfastness, lyrical Cubism, twilight-age reflections and spiritual contentment.”

Crystal Taliefero talks touring with Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen

Singer and multi-instrumentalist Crystal Taliefero sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her career, talk about the lessons she learned from working with Billy JoelBruce SpringsteenJohn Melloncamp and others. She speaks about her current battle with breast cancer and other aspects of her three-decade career.