Quick Takes: Journey, The Beatles, Vince Neil, Squeeze,

  • Journey has just dropped "Let It Rain" — the second single from its upcoming Freedom album set for release on July 8th. Neal Schon said in a statement to fans: "Just coming off of the first leg of our SOLD OUT JOURNEY FREEDOM TOUR, we are excited for our new single release ‘Let It Rain’ as it offers a sampling of what the next new chapter of music we have in store on our new album Freedom. . . We didn't immediately work on the song, it just sat there as a jam for a long time, and then every once in a while, I'd come in to work on something, and (producer/drummer) Narada (Michael Walden) would play it for me, and I’d go, ‘Wow, we should really f***ing work this thing up, there's something there.'" (Press release)


  • Following a five-month delay due to production issues,  The Beatles: Get Back, which was directed by Peter Jackson and premiered on Disney+ over three nights in November, will finally be released on DVD and Blu-ray on July 12th. The approximate running time for the triple-disc set is 458 minutes — or 7.6 hours. (Press release)


  • Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil stars in a new commercial for the loan approval machine from Dollar Loan Center. The short-term loan provider, has "more than 50 locations all over Nevada and Utah. Established in 1998, Dollar Loan Center describes itself as the key provider of installment signature loans in the industry.'" The low budget commercial features Vince Neil driving a Zamboni across an ice rink and exclaiming at one point, "YEAH! That loan approval machine rocks!!!" (Blabbermouth)


  • Squeeze's Glenn Tilbrook revealed that a musical he and partner Chris Difford started back in the day is coming to a theater sometime soon. Tilbrook revealed to Guitar World, "We wrote the bare bones of a musical back in 1974 that Squeeze never recorded but has really stood the test of time. We’ve been dusting it down recently and we’re going to go in and record it and release it on the 50th anniversary of it being written." No title or release date has been announced. (Guitar World)