Rock News Randoms 1-23-18

Rock News Randoms 1-23-18

NEAL SCHON says MUSIC has healed the rift within JOURNEY.  Let’s see how long that lasts.  (Full Story)

Everyone’s calling the band GRETA VAN FLEET the next LED ZEPPELIN.  So what’s ROBERT PLANT’s take?  He likes the singer.  Quote, “He’s pretty good.  There’s a job somewhere for him.”  Listen for your self – the guy is a pretty impressive Plant sound-alike.

The coroner has ruled that TOM PETTY died of an accidental prescription drug overdose.  He had a ton of pain meds in his system . . . and his family says he was dealing with a broken hip and other issues.

SLAYER is hanging up the devil horns.  They announced they’re doing a final world tour . . . with Lamb of GodAnthraxBehemoth, and Testament as opening acts

KID ROCK donated money he earned from his fake Senate campaign merchandise to a voter registration group.

Who will play the members of MOTLEY CRUE in the Netflix film version of their autobiography The Dirt: Confessions of the World’s Most Notorious Rock Band? We already heard that that TOMMY LEE will be played by rapper Machine Gun Kelly (hmm, he’s got some pretty big….shoes…to fill), and NIKKI SIXX recently tweeted that Douglas Booth will star as him. Now there are reports that Iwan Rheon will take on the role of MICK MARS and Daniel Webber may portray VINCE NEIL. Shooting is tentatively set to begin in February.

PEARL JAM will be hitting the road this year, and while the tour itinerary has not been released, the band did announce that they will perform August 8 and August 10 at Safeco Field in Seattle. Calling these dates their “Home Shows”, the band will use the opportunity to address homelessness in the Seattle area, and they’ve already pledged a minimum $1 million of their own to the campaign, and have asked their fans to join them in trying to hit their goal of $10 million.