Rock News Randoms 11-8-17

Rock News Randoms 11-8-17

LYNYRD SKYNYRD recently had to cancel some shows due to an undisclosed medical emergency that involved GARY ROSSINGTON.

RONNIE JAMES DIO returns to the stage soon…..sort of. The departed DIO will be a hologram! The “Dio Returns” tour is slated to kick off later this month, featuring the hologram with a backing band called the Dio Disciples. Wendy Dio, in a recent interview, says that there are some unreleased tunes in the vault, and there could be a book coming in 2018.

“Dr. Demento Covered in Punk” comes out in January.  It’s a two-disc set of punk covers of classic songs from the “Dr. Demento Show”, including “Fish Heads” and “Dead Puppies” . . . covered by such artists as Weird Al YankovicWilliam Shatner and the B-52s.

ANTHONY KIEDIS of the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS was asked if he saw recent nude photos of FLEA on a hotel balcony in Rio.  His reply?  He’s been seeing Flea naked since he was 15, so no big deal.

BONO has responded to being named in a new report about rich people allegedly evading taxes.  He says he’s been told everything he’s done is above board, but if it’s not, he wants to know about it ASAP.

VAN MORRISON just released an album in September . . . and now he’s got another one coming in December.

JON BON JOVI was recently saved from an overzealous fan by a vigilant restaurant hostess.

In the market for real estate? SAMMY HAGAR’S Hawaiian retreat is for sale. The almost 10 acre property features a pool, spa and guest house, and has a price tag of $3.2 million. Or maybe you’d prefer something in California? GLENN FREY’S 9,000 square foot mansion in Los Angeles is on the market for almost $15 million. The property has six bedrooms, a bar, a theater, pool, fitness center and more.

The Pop! Funko toy company has a ton of celeb figures available, and they’re about to add more. Coming in 2018 – NIRVANA’S KURT COBAIN, JERRY GARCIA of the GRATEFUL DEAD and ELTON JOHN.

“The Big Interview with Dan Rather” on AXS TV has a couple classic rock guests scheduled this month. Catch STEVE MILLER on November 14, and PETER FRAMPTON on November 21.