Rock News Randoms 11-16-18

Rock News Randoms 11-16-18

JOE PERRY is “doing well” after his collapse over the weekend. and is expected to return to the road later this month. On Tuesday, Perry tweeted “Doing well, thanks for all the love and support!” 

JOHN MELLENCAMP and MEG RYAN are engaged.   

QUEEN’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” soundtrack debuted at #3 this week, making it the band’s highest-charting album in 38 years. 

RINGO STARR and his All Starr Band will tour in 2019.   

Jimmy Kimmel is hosting a CHRIS CORNELL tribute concert in L.A. in January.  Metallica, and the Foo Fighters will perform . . . along with members of Chris’ former bands SoundgardenAudioslave, and Temple of the Dog. 

BONO closed out U2‘s tour this week by saying, “We’re going away now” . . . and people want to know what that means.   

BILLY IDOL officially became a U.S. citizen on Wednesday.

BRUCE DICKINSON says that if IRON MAIDEN were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he would refuse.  Quote, “I’m really happy we’re not there and I would never want to be there . . . they won’t bloody be having my corpse in there.”  

During his recent parole hearing, MARK DAVID CHAPMAN said he’s still not sure he’s “100% remorseful” for killing JOHN LENNON.  But he added, quote, “I am getting there and it’s a slow thing . . . lately I’ve come to grips with the shame part of it.”At least Chapman was honest.  He even told the parole board, quote, “Of course I want to be released.  Do I deserve to be released?  That’s another question.  No, I don’t think somebody that did what I did deserves anything.” Chapman WASN’T released.  It was the 10th time his parole was denied.  He’s up again in 2020. 

STEVEN SWEET, longtime drummer for WARRANT, was recently diagnosed with a very aggressive type of prostate cancer.