Rock News Randoms 2-12-19

Rock News Randoms 2-12-19

MICK JAGGER is teasing fans with a snippet of a new STONES tune on his social media accounts. The clip has a message below that says “2019 – all about writing, recording … and a tour!”.

Thirsty IRON MAIDEN fans can now get a keg of their Trooper brew. It’s called Trooper Nitro.

JON ANDERSON has a new solo album coming on March 31. The set, called “1,000 Hands”, will feature former YES bandmates STEVE HOWE, ALAN WHITE, RICK WAKEMAN, TREVOR RABIN and the late CHRIS SQUIRE. A spring tour will accompany the release.

The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce will honor AEROSMITH  with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame on February 14.

A man was arrested for breaking into JOHN MELLENCAMP’s house.  Apparently, he was there to arrest Mellencamp over his political views. 

On February 14th, WHITESNAKE will release a new tune. “Shut Up and Kiss Me” will be the first release from the new “Flesh and Blood” album, which is coming in May. Check out a teaser.

 TOMMY LEE is throwing shade at KISS, saying that some of the production for the KISS End of the Road World Tour is exactly the same as what the CRUE used on their final tour. Meanwhile, MOTLEY CRUE continues to prep for the release for the film adaptation of “The DIrt” in March, announcing that they have recorded a new song for the soundtrack with rapper MACHINE GUN KELLY, who plays LEE in the movie.

GNR guitarist RICHARD FORTUS said in a recent interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that he expects a new GNR album will be out soon, and a tour will follow.

Ozzy Osbourne‘s debut solo album, 1980’s “Blizzard Of Ozz, has been certified quintuple platinum in the U.S. by the RIAA(Recording Industry Association of America) after accumulating five million certified units.

Former FLEETWOOD MAC guitarist LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM is recovering after having emergency open heart surgery last week.  And speaking of aging rockers, JOURNEY guitarist NEAL SCHON just had emergency gallbladder removal surgery.

FRANK ZAPPA hologram tour is happening.