Rock News Randoms 5-15-19

Rock News Randoms 5-15-19

A copy of the infamous “butcher cover” of the BEATLES album “Yesterday & Today” sold for $234,000.  It was JOHN LENNON’s personal copy, and it’s autographed by John, PAUL and RINGO.   

BRIAN MAY says QUEEN hasn’t seen a dime from the “Bohemian Rhapsody” movie yet. 

During a show Monday night in New York’s Madison Square Garden, ROGER DALTREY called out some fans smoking pot, because he’s allergic to it. He said, quote, “All the ones smoking grass down in the front there, I’m totally allergic to it. You [effed] my night . . . I’m allergic to that [stuff] and my voice just . . . sucks up.  So [eff] you!” Check out the NSFW video.

There was a mini BLACK SABBATH reunion at a recent Grammy event. TONY IOMMI, GEEZER BUTLER and BILL WARD, (who hasn’t been part of the most recent SABBATH tours) were all at the event together. OZZY was a no show due to recent illnesses.

In November 2018, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS returned to the Beacon Theatre for the first time in 25 years to perform two of their landmark albums, Toulouse Street and The Captain And Me. Both audio and video of that special performance are now set for release on June 28. The Doobie Brothers: Live From The Beacon Theatre will be available in 2CD ($19.98),  2CD/DVD ($34.98), and Blu-ray ($24.99) versions. Exclusive Live From The Beacon Theatremerchandise and bundles are also available in The Doobie Brothers Official Online Store. For a limited time, fans will receive an exclusive metallic ink lithograph when ordering via The album’s lead track, “Rockin’ Down The Highway,” is currently available on all streaming and download services. All versions are available for pre-order.

TRIUMPH picked up the “Legends Of Live” award at the 2019 Live Music Industry Awards held in Toronto. 

Planning a trip to CA? You might want to hit SAMMY HAGAR’s second annual High Tide Beach Party & Car Show in Huntington Beach. It’s happening September 28-29. HAGAR will perform with THE CIRCLE, and there are a ton of other musical guests. including VINCE NEIL, RICHIE SAMBORA, THE BEACH BOYS, BLUE OYSTER CULT, NIGHT RANGER, EXTREME and more. Click here for info. 

ERIC CLAPTON covered PRINCE’s “Purple Rain” during his first show of a three night stand at London’s Royal Albert Hall.