Eddie Van Halen left a substantial, transformative bequest to The Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation in Support of Music Education. In addition, his son, Wolfgang Van Halen, aims to carry on his father’s partnership and legacy with MHOF. Wolfgang donated the proceeds of his hit release “Distance” in support of school music programs across the nation and as a dedication to his late father.

Dave Stewart of Eurythmics will release an album titled Ebony McQueen on May 20th. It will be available digitally, as well as in a box set with three LPs, two EPs, two cassettes and a photo book. Stewart plans to turn the album into a stage musical.

Doors guitarist Robby Krieger will be on the road this spring, summer and fall with sporadic dates from May 13th in Tempe, Arizona through September 25th at the Whisky a Go Go in West Hollywood, California.

Gov’t Mule‘s Warren Haynes will be among the performers at the Park City Song Summit, September 7th through the 10th in Park City, Utah.

Free’s “All Right Now” is heard in a commercial for the COPD prescription drug Breztri.

Def Leppard’s “Pour Some Sugar on Me” has been re-recorded as “Pour Low Sugar on Me” for a Pure Tea commercial.

Collective Soul‘s 1997 album, Disciplined Breakdown, will get a 25th anniversary reissue on June 17th. The two-CD or digital set features the remastered album, which featured “Precious Declaration” and “Listen,” plus studio outtakes and a previously unreleased concert from Chicago’s Park West recorded in 1997.

Vanilla Fudge singer and keyboardist Mark Stein has released a new single, “Let’s Pray for Peace,” and an accompanying video. All the proceeds will benefit Ukrainian refugees through UNICEF.