Rock News Randoms 1-21-19

Rock News Randoms 1-21-19

THE WHO are doing a symphonic tour AND releasing a new album this year.29-date North American tour where a local symphony orchestra will join the band nightly. Daltrey got the idea after spending the summer of 2018 playing Tommy with symphonies and loving the experience. 

An artist set up a “sound installation” in the African desert that plays TOTO’s “Africa” on a continuous loop.  And it could go on FOREVER, because the batteries are solar-powered. 

After only being able to enjoy it at shows, now you can kick back and down METALLICA’s new beer at home. You may have to search for it, but “Enter Night” is on sale across the country.

NIKKI SIXX is gonna be a dad again at 60.  

While a new ROLLING STONES album may or may not be in the works, you’ll be able to pick up an expanded deluxe edition of “Talk Is Cheap”, KEITH RICHARDS’ 1988 solo album, on March 29. The set will feature six previously unreleased tracks.

This will be an historic show – the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will play at Egypt’s Pyramids of Giza on March 15th.

The CHRIS CORNELL tribute show went down last week. Performers included FOO FIGHTERS, METALLICA, GEEZER BUTLER, PETER FRAMPTON and reunited versions of all of Cornell’s former bands, which featured special guests.  Check out NSFW video here.

JOE WALSH says that as a kid, he switched from oboe to guitar in order to get girls.  Did it work?  He says, quote, “I never got any girls playing guitar . . . but I had a darn good time.”

It’s been 37 years since OZZY OSBOURNE bit the head off a bat . . . and he’s commemorating the anniversary by selling a stuffed bat with a detachable head.

TESLA will release their new studio album, Shock, on March 8.  It was produced and co-written by PHIL COLLEN of DEF LEPPARD. Check out the title track.