BRET MICHAELS says party songs are harder to write than the deep, emotional stuff because, quote, “When you’re partying and having a good time, there’s no emotion in you that says, ‘Let’s sit down right now and write a song.'”
ZZ TOP has a new album in the works.
ROGER DALTREY didn’t find out until he was in his 50s that he had three “surprise kids”. They were all born when he was in between wives from 1968 to 1971, and were all given up for adoption at the time.
OZZY OSBOURNE’s hand infection was apparently REALLY serious. He says, quote, “You can’t wipe your own ass. And I didn’t have many [effing] volunteers who would do it for me.” Meanwhile, it was announced that there’s going to be an Ozzfest on New Years Eve in L.A., with Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Jonathan Davis of Korn, and Body Count.
TOM PETTY got a park named after him in his hometown of Gainesville, Florida.
LYNYRD SKYNRD’s “Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour” might not actually be their last. In a new episode of the AXS TV show The Big Interview with Dan Rather, GARY ROSSINGTON said “We’re gonna do a new record, so, we won’t go away, but we won’t be touring every year like we do.”
TED NUGENT is lashing out at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Nuge hasn’t yet been inducted, and he’s unhappy. Speaking to My Global Mind, he said “Abandon egos, bragging and Ted Nugent speaking on behalf of Ted Nugent – is it or is it not vulgar, dishonest, and obscene that Grandmaster Flash, Patti Smith and ABBA are in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, but Ted f**ing Nugent isn’t? Is that the most outrageous and disgusting lie you have ever seen?” Read more here.
A woman is suing BILLY IDOL because she thought she was going to spend the night with him, but he ditched her.
DEF LEPPARD has a new holiday song called “We All Need Christmas”.