Rock News Randoms 10-27-17

Rock News Randoms 10-27-17

The SCORPIONS will release Born to Touch Your Feelings on November 24. The set features 17 ballads that span the band’s career, along with a couple new tunes.

The FOO FIGHTERS just released their latest album and have extended their Concrete and Gold tour into 2018, and they’re also gearing up for a big event on PBS. Landmarks Live in Concert, will premiere on November 10, and features the band rocking the Acropolis in Athens, Greece.

WHITESNAKE will have a live album out on November 24. The set will be released in multiple formats, and is culled from the 2015 tour.

3 DOORS DOWN are doing an acoustic tour called Back Porch Jam.

DEEP PURPLE’S IAN GILLAN is in the spotlight, with a new release coming on November 17. The Voice of Deep Purple: The Gillan Years, is a three disc box set that highlights his entire career.

NIKKI SIXX is out talking about the opioid crisis, and he says that drugs DON’T enhance creativity . . . because he’s able to do a lot more now than he could when he was an addict back in the ’80s.

METALLICA, the DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, and G-EAZY are among the acts on the bill for Band Together Bay Area . . . a November 9th show at AT&T Park in San Francisco to benefit victims of the California wildfires.

KID ROCK admitted that he was just JOKING about running for the Senate.  He said, quote, “[Eff] no, I’m not running for Senate.  Are you [effing] kidding me?”  Apparently, it was a publicity stunt to hype his upcoming album, “Sweet Southern Sugar”, which will be out on November 3.