Rock News Randoms 6-15-18

Rock News Randoms 6-15-18

LED ZEPPELIN has reunited to work on a new . . . BOOK to commemorate their 50th anniversary.

YES fans have two ways to commemorate the band’s 50th anniversary this year. JON ANDERSON is celebrating with TREVOR RABIN and RICK WAKEMAN, and another version of the band featuring STEVE HOWE and ALAN WHITE with singer JON DAVISON is also planning some festivities.

FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE are on the road together this year, and the Juke Box Heroes tour makes a stop in Raleigh on July 3. Check out MICK JONES and DAVID COVERDALE kicking back over high tea and talking about music.

PAUL MCCARTNEY DID film an episode of “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden.  It’ll air sometime next week.

At a festival in Italy, the FOO FIGHTERS brought out AXL ROSESLASH, and DUFF MCKAGAN for the G’N’R classic “It’s So Easy”.

The Music of Cream tour will be on the road featuring GINGER BAKER‘s son Kofi, JACK BRUCE‘s son Malcolm, and ERIC CLAPTON‘s nephew.

WEIRD AL YANKOVIC recently finished his Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour after 77 shows.  In addition to ignoring most of his famous parodies and playing ORIGINAL songs, he and his band ended every show with a cover.   The did a DIFFERENT cover every night. And he just posted a 26-minute video with clips of every single one of those 77 covers.   It’s a pretty awesome list, and it’s got great range . . . from “God Save the Queen” by the Sex Pistols to “Close to You” by the Carpenters. It also includes “Smoke on the Water”“Play that Funky Music”“Free Bird”“I Wanna Be Sedated”“Are You Gonna Be My Girl”“It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)”“This Is a Call” . . .And “Summer Nights” from “Grease”, which he did as a, quote, “Duet with reluctant audience member.”