Rock News Randoms 8-2-18

Rock News Randoms 8-2-18

VINNIE VINCENT, former axeman for KISS, will be doing his first show in 30 years on December 7 in Memphis.

The 5,660-acre estate that KID ROCK grew up in outside of Michigan is on the market for $600,000.  It’s got a tennis court, a pool, and a guest house.  But wasn’t he “straight out the trailer”?

DEE SNIDER has sold his music catalog for “a lot of money,” in part because it allows him to pay 20% on the earnings, instead of 50%.  He says he couldn’t have done this in the ’90s, when metal was dead and, quote, “You couldn’t touch my catalog with a 10-foot pole.”

AEROSMITH’s STEVEN TYLER has recorded a cover of the ROLLING STONES‘ “Brown Sugar that features NUNO BETTENCOURT of EXTREME on guitar. No release date has been announced. Meanwhile, JOE PERRY has released a video for “Aye, Aye, Aye”, the first single from his solo album, Sweetzerland Manifesto.

RICHIE SAMBORA and his guitarist-girlfriend ORIANTHI have broken up.

Coming August 12, CHRIS CORNELL will be spotlighted in Autopsy: The Last Hours of …  on The Reelz network. The show will revolved around the final SOUNDGARDEN performance in May of 2017, and what happened afterwards.

The FOO FIGHTERS had yet another special guest at a recent show. When the band played Chicago’s Wrigley Field, CHEAP TRICK’s RICK NIELSEN joined them on stage for “Ain’t That a Shame”.

And in other FOO news, DAVE GROHL brings Play to streaming platforms on August 10. It’s a two part mini-documentary in which GROHL works with young musicians and also cranks out tunes, including a 23 minute song that features GROHL playing seven different instruments. Here’s a teaser.