Rock News Randoms 6-8-18

Rock News Randoms 6-8-18

MICK JAGGER has been outed for posting lame dad comments on the social media posts of his 19-year-old son Lucas.  Like when Lucas posted a picture of himself at Lollapalooza, and Mick said, “Looks like fun.  Ha!”  

Next month, METALLICA will be presented with the Polar Music Prize in Sweden. Members of DEEP PURPLE, MOTORHEAD and GHOST will be part of the festivities.


STYX is playing “Mr. Roboto” in concert for the first time in more than three decades, and former singer DENNIS DEYOUNG feels vindicated, because the rest of the band didn’t agree with his vision at the time.  He says, quote, “I predict that Roboto will ultimately become Styx’s most popular song over time.” Two projects are coming this summer: an expanded version of 2017’s The Mission and also a live album that TOMMY SHAW recorded with the Contemporary Youth Orchestra.

During a show in Berlin, GUNS N’ ROSES played “Slither” . . . a song from SLASH’s other band, VELVET REVOLVER.  

If you are fan of the GRATEFUL DEAD, get ready for the 8th Annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the Movies. It’s happening at theaters nationwide on August 1, yep, what would have been JERRY GARCIA‘s 76th birthday. The feature will be a show performed in 1989 at JFK Stadium in Philadelphia.

TOMMY LEE obviously hasn’t learned his lesson.  His fiancée Brittany Furlan says, quote, “We’ve already made [sex] tapes, but they’re not coming out.” 

DAVE GROHL has a new project in the works, and his mom will be his partner. A TV documentary based on Virginia Grohl’s book, From Cradle to Stage is coming.

BUDDY GUY will release a new album on June 15. The Blues is Alive features special guests, including KEITH RICHARDS and JEFF BECK.