Rock News Randoms 7-29-19

Rock News Randoms 7-29-19

BRET MICHAELS has a lifestyle collection that includes scented candles. 

GREEN DAY seem to be teasing . . . something.  Each member recently shared an image of a bull’s head, and if you swipe, it shows a photo of a bandmember in rehearsal. This has led to speculation on various fronts: a tour, new music, or some sort of 25th anniversary celebration of Dookie.

Woodstock 50 finally has a new venue in Columbia, Maryland, but three major acts dropped out over the weekend . . . and the festival has released all the others from their contracts.  TMZ says they’re planning on making the tickets FREE, which is a good thing, because it’s just three weeks away and it’s still a mess.  

BOB SEGER is proud that “Like a Rock” was used in Chevy commercials for so long, because, quote, “It sold a lot of trucks to save a lot of jobs.   And, you know, [Michigan] is my home state.  So it’s a good thing.”

B.B. KING‘s “Lucille” is hitting the auction block. It’s not the original instrument with that name – Gibson gave it to King to commemorate his 80th birthday. It’s expected to bring in as much as $100,000. 

SOUNDGARDEN was working on some new material when CHRIS CORNELL died.  But the project is stalled, because the band can’t get a hold of Cornell’s demos.  Guitarist KIM THAYIL seems to suggest there’s some hesitation within Cornell’s estate. 

LED ZEPPELIN bassist JOHN PAUL JONES has a new band called . . . SONS OF CHIPOTLE. 

It’s ZZ TOP‘s 50th anniversary this year, and the band is celebrating with a tour, a compilation release and a documentary. Check out the trailer for That Little Ol’ Band From Texas – the film will make its debut August 13 in Hollywood.