Rock News Randoms 1-10-19

Rock News Randoms 1-10-19

Fresh off big wins at the Golden Globes, there’s now a new way to enjoy Bohemian Rhapsody on the big screen. On January 11, the film will play in over 1300 theaters in North America, including the AMC Classic in Jacksonville and the Regal Greenville Grande. This will be a “Sing-Along” version of the movie, and will feature lyrics on screen so movie attendees can can add their own vocals to the tunes. 

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Kenneth “K.K.” Downing says that he would be open to rejoining the band if he was approached about it the right way.  

What is ROBERT PLANT working on? Some people are speculating that it could be follow-up to the 1984 HONEYDRIPPERS album, as PLANT recently posted a picture of himself with legendary guitarist and HONEYDRIPPERS bandmate Nile Rodgers in a studio, with a caption that referenced the band.

Someone ranked every LED ZEPPELIN song based on how much money they’ve generated since they hit digital and streaming platforms.  Not surprisingly, “Stairway to Heaven” is #1.

POISON’s BRET MICHAELS says he hopes that the band will record new music and possibly tour in 2020. Meanwhile, he will release a new song called “Unbroken” soon. It’s a tune that was co-written by his 13-year-old daughter, Jorja Bleu.

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET will be the musical guests on the January 19 episode of “Saturday Night Live”, airing on NBC at 11:30pm.

There may be no musical project in the works for GEDDY LEE and ALEX LIFESON, but the two will reunite on Rush Fan Day on January 19 at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.

A Canadian man was pulled over for going 90 miles per hour, and he told the cop he couldn’t help himself, because MOTLEY CRUE’s “Kickstart My Heart” came on the radio.  But his excuse didn’t prevent him from getting a ticket for almost $500.   

Apparently, there will be TWO musical celebrations to honor the 50th anniversary of WOODSTOCK. Announced last week, the Bethel Woods Music and Culture Festival will happen August 16-18, and now, the co-founder of WOODSTOCK, Michael Lang has officially announced a 50th anniversary Woodstock, which will take place over three days in August in Watkins Glen, New York. No acts have been announced for either festival. One act that’s out – THE WHO. ROGER DALTREY says he isn’t interested in any Woodstock 50th Anniversary activities this year.  He says, quote, “August in America is too hot for me to work anymore . . . I really wouldn’t be interested in something like that.” 

AXL ROSE has released his first song since “Chinese Democracy” came out more than a decade ago.  It’s called “Rock the Rock”, and it’s for an episode of the cartoon “New Looney Tunes”