Rock News Randoms – 12-13-17

Rock News Randoms – 12-13-17

It’s official – the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 will be: BON JOVI (who scored the fan vote), the MOODY BLUES, the CARS, DIRE STRAITS, NINA SIMONE, and, for early influence, SISTER ROSETTA THARPE.

JOE PERRY released a new song from his solo album, which will be out on January 19. It’s called “Aye, Aye, Aye”, and it’s got ROBIN ZANDER from CHEAP TRICK on vocals.  (Full Story)

ALICE COOPER will play King Herod on NBC’s “Jesus Christ Superstar Live!”  It airs on Easter Sunday.

Check out a trailer for the upcoming HBO documentary, “David Bowie: The Last Five Years”. It will premiere on January 8, 2018, on what would have been Bowie’s 71st birthday.

LEVON HELM of THE BAND tops a list of the Best Singing Drummers in Rock History.  (Full Story)

Guitarist NEAL SCHON has an EP out with new versions of the JOURNEY classics “Faithfully” and “Open Arms”.  (Full Story)

KIRK HAMMETT of METALLICA would like you to buy his house. The 4,140-square-foot beauty in San Francisco is on the market for a mere $13 million.

2018 marks the 50th anniversary for JETHRO TULL, and while a tour has already been announced, there will also be a 40th anniversary reissue of TULL‘s 11th studio album, ‘Heavy Horses.’

Check out video of ROBERT PLANT being joined by CHRISSIE HYNDE at the Royal Albert Hall on December 8.