Rock News Randoms 6-14-19

Rock News Randoms 6-14-19

RAMI MALEK almost made a quick cameo in Rocketman as FREDDIE MERCURY.  The guy who directed both Rocketman and “Bohemian Rhapsody” thought about doing it, but he says, quote, “It would’ve been a little too knowing . . . I’m not looking to set out to make a cinematic universe!” 

The ROLLING STONES’ tour is being fully sponsored by a retirement-planning group.  It’s called Alliance for Lifetime Income, and they’ll have booths just outside the stadium to remind you how old you are as you  make your way into the show. 

ROGER DALTREY says the new WHO album is their best since 1973’s “Quadrophenia”. 

BRIAN MAY made a “pilgrimage” to FREDDIE MERCURY‘s childhood home in Zanzibar.

On August 2, CCR‘s entire Woodstock performance is being released for the first time ever.  Check out a taste.

RUSH is coming to the big screen for one day only on August 21. Rush: Cinema Strangiato 2019, will be a celebration of the band, featuring performances from the R40 tour, new interviews with GEDDY LEE and some celeb fans of the band.   

Renowned guitarist, multi-platinum-selling singer-songwriter, bandleader and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee STEVE MILLER has opened up his voluminous archive of recordings for the first time ever to present a milestone 3CD + DVD box set.WELCOME TO THE VAULT covers Miller’s genre-blurring six-decade career over 52 audio tracks, pairing a number of greatest hits and certifiable rock ‘n roll classics with 38 previously unreleased recordings that span demos, rehearsals, outtakes, vintage concert performances and 5 newly uncovered original Steve Miller Band songs recorded in the 1960s and 1970s. The accompanying DVD collects 21 live performances, among them legendary rare TV appearances and concert videos. The set will be available October 11.

GEORGE THOROGOOD is hitting the road for a 45th anniversary tour. Unfortunately, the Good to Be Bad: 45 Years of Rock tour currently has no dates in NC.  THORORGOOD visited with SAMMY HAGAR on his AXS TV show to chat about how the band has stayed together this long.