Rock News Randoms 12-18-18

Rock News Randoms 12-18-18

METALLICA is giving $100,000 grants to 10 community colleges around the country to help students training to enter the workforce. 

PAUL MCCARTNEY is on tour, and he played the O2 Arena in London Monday night. He was joined on stage by RINGO STARR and RONNIE WOOD for a rendition of the BEATLES tune “Get Back”.

JIMMY PAGE has promised new material in 2019, and there’s some speculation that it could be a COVERDALE/PAGE box set.

KEITH RICHARDS really MIGHT outlive us all, because he quit drinking. “It’s been about a year now.  I pulled the plug on it.  I got fed up with it.  It was time to quit, just like all the other stuff.”  

 JACK OSBOURNE took OZZY to see the BLACK SABBATH parody band Mac Sabbath . . . and he loved it.

Stevie Nicks just became the first woman to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame twice, but there are 22 male artists who’ve made it in more than once, including Eric ClaptonJeff BeckMichael JacksonNeil Young, and all four Beatles.   

JOHN MELLENCAMP says his best songs are the ones that aren’t on the radio, and his hit songs, “really weren’t that good as far as songs go.”  

In a recent interview, DAVID LEE ROTH said “his band” will be out on tour in 2019, and will make a stop at “the same place that the Yankees play”, leading to rumors of a VH reunion tour.

You could do worse than this for an instructor:  CARLOS SANTANA is teaching online guitar lessons. 

This week, JACKIE FUCHS won her second straight game of “Jeopardy!”.  Jackie played bass for THE RUNAWAYS from 1975 to 1977. She’s an attorney now.

DEF LEPPARD has released an official music video for its new Christmas single titled “We All Need Christmas”, which can be found on “The Story So Far – The Best Of”, which is in stores now.