Rock News Randoms 5-7-19

Rock News Randoms 5-7-19

The celebration of ZZ TOP‘s 50th anniversary is being commemorated with a new 50-song release.  It’s called Goin’ 50, and will be out on August 16. There’sd slao a mini-compilation featuring 18 songs coming on on June 14. 

PEARL JAM‘s most-played song in concert is “Even Flow”, followed by “Alive”

NIKKI SIXX is recovering from rotator cuff surgery. He posted a photo on Instagram and wrote: “I officially have 5 cadaver parts in the body now.”

Heavy metal journalist Eddie Trunk says PAUL STANLEY is relying on backing tracks on the current KISSt our, and he knows one guy who actually got a refund on his tickets when he found out the show he paid for wasn’t going to be totally live. Read more here.

“Blinded by the Light”, a movie based on  music of  BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN. will be in theaters August 14. 

GEOFF TATE, former lead singer of QUEENSRŸCHE, is now available as a tour guide. You can book a trip where he’s your chauffeur for a week-long “rock and wine tour”. The trip starts October 20th in Paris, winds through France and Germany and includes wine, castles and various cities. You can book through Backstage Pass Travel. 

RAINBOW has new tune coming –  the digital single, “The Storm”, will be available on May 17. It’s a reworked version of an old BLACKMORE’S NIGHT track.

MEAT LOAF was doing a Q&A at a horror convention, when he tripped on some loose wires, fell and broke his collarbone.  It must not have been too bad.  He thanked the crowd before going to the hospital. 

It’s official:  QUEEN is now richer than THE Queen.  The band is worth $584 million, while monarch Elizabeth II has $492 million.

DEEP PURPLE are returning to the US on their Long Goodbye tour. The closest date to our area is October 2 in Washington, D.C. at the Warner Theatre. 

BUSH are wrapping up work on a new album.

DAVE GROHL took the stage this past weekend at the  fifth-annual Ride for Ronnie event in California.