Rock News Randoms 4-6-18

Rock News Randoms 4-6-18

GLENN HUGHES is bringing his “Classic DEEP PURPLE Live” tour to the U.S.. The first leg of the tour doesn’t show any dates in our area, but a second leg is planned for November and December. HUGHES performs a two hour set of PURPLE tunes from the MK3 and MK4 eras.

BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG of GREEN DAY is teasing a new project on Instagram called THE LONGSHOT.  Whoever they are, they have an album coming out called “Love is For Losers”.

DIRE STRAITS will be performing when they are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but they’ll be doing it without frontman MARK KNOPFLER. Nobody seems to know exactly why, but his brother David, who was also part of the band for a bit, isn’t planning to attend either. He claims there was some sort of dispute over travel costs.

If you’re a BEATLES fan, prepare yourself for the 50th anniversary celebration of the animated film Yellow Submarine. It’s returning to theaters in July. Check out a new trailer:

Love JEFF BECK? Coming May 18, Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story, a new documentary. The film not only features BECK himself, but also interviews with JIMMY PAGE, SLASH, JOE PERRY, ERIC CLAPTON and more.

CHAD CHANNING was the drummer who quit NIRVANA before they became huge, but he’s fine with it.  Quote, “I always thought that things just sort of fall in place for a reason.  I was that perfect puzzle piece for the band at the time, and then they needed another piece to do other things and stuff.”

OZZY OSBOURNE is now a member of the chamber of commerce of Alamogordo, New Mexico.

ANN WILSON of HEART is prepping not only for a new solo album, but her first TV special too. WILSON will be filming a show in Illinois on April 11, and the TV special will be timed with the release of the album “Immortal”, which is scheduled to be out this summer. This is the album on which WILSON pays tribute to her favorite artists, including TOM PETTY and GLENN FREY.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTSBUSH, and THE CULT are going on a “revolving headline” tour this summer.  In other words, all three bands will switch off closing the show.