Rock News Randoms 3-15-19

Rock News Randoms 3-15-19

A QUEEN insider claims a “Bohemian Rhapsody” sequel is supposedly in the earliest stages of development, although there aren’t any details on how that would work.  But one of the movie’s producers says it isn’t happening.

BILLY IDOL almost lost his eyesight filming the video for “Eyes Without a Face”.  He kept his contacts in too long, while getting no sleep, and he ended up in the hospital with his eyes bandaged for two days while his corneas healed. 

DON FELDER has new album coming out on April 5. American Rock ‘n’ Roll features a bunch of special guests, and a new track has been released, with SAMMY HAGAR, JOE SATRIANI and BOB WEIR – check out “Rock You”.

AARON LEWIS hinted that STAIND may be back in 2020.

Coming April 19, Honk, a new ROLLING STONES compilation that covers everything from the Sticky Fingers days forward. It’s a 3CD set that includes some recent live tunes, and some very special guests. 

Years ago, JIMMY PAGE recorded some music with YES members ALAN WHITE and CHRIS SQUIRE that was never released. It happened shortly after the death of JOHN BONHAM. Now, some folks are hoping those tunes will be unearthed.

WHITESNAKE has released another track from the upcoming album, Flesh and Blood. Check out “Trouble Is Your Middle Name”.

If you’re a RUSH fan, mark October 15 on your calendar. Rush: Wandering the Face of the Earth: The Official Touring History, written by Skip Daly and Eric Hansen, will be out on that date, and it will highlight that band’s massive touring history.

The ALLMAN BETTS BAND has announced a whole bunch of tour dates for 2019.  The band includes the sons of Allman Brothers stars Gregg AllmanDickey Betts, and Berry Oakley. 

POISON’s BRET MICHAELS has released a video for his new solo tune, “Unbroken”. It’s a song that was co-written by his 13-year-old daughter, Jorja Bleu