Rock News Randoms 8-16-19

Rock News Randoms 8-16-19

METALLICA‘s “Don’t Tread on Me” saw a 1,500 percent spike on YouTube after a woman used it to scare off a cougar.  The band was also in the news recently, as they donated $277,000 to a pediatric cancer hospital in Romania. 

Coming September 27, THE BEATLES reissue of Abbey Road. The package includes a new remix of the album, plus demos and sessions, many of which have never before been released.

DOWN ‘N’ OUTZ, the project headed up by DEF LEPPARD frontman JOE ELLIOTT, are set to release their third studio album, This Is How We Roll, on October 11, 2019

STEVE MILLER says “Jungle Love” just BARELY made it onto the “Book of Dreams” album. He also said that the entire thing was recorded and mixed in less than an hour. Read more here. 

WHITESNAKE‘s Slip of the Tongue: 30th Anniversary Edition be available on October 4 for $74.98. The 6CD/DVD collection includes a newly remastered version of the album, plus unreleased studio recordings, audio and video of the band’s performance at the 1990 Monsters of Rock festival, and a new interview with DAVID COVERDALE. It comes in a 60-page hardbound book filled with rare memorabilia from the era. For a limited time, will offer the Super Deluxe 6CD/DVD edition, paired with a lithograph signed by Coverdale for $84.98. Other versions of Slip of the Tongue will also be available the same day, including double-CD Deluxe Edition, which includes the newly remastered album expanded with a selection of rare and unreleased bonus tracks ($24.98) and a double-LP Deluxe Edition, which features the newly remastered album along with a selection of unique bonus tracks ($31.98). A single-disc version ($9.98) includes the newly remastered album, along with single B-Sides plus alternate recordings. The music will be available digitally as well.

A scientist says he has concluded that OZZY OSBOURNE is a genetic mutant and DNA evidence proves it.

LYNYRD SKYNYRD axeman GARY ROSSINGTON had a leaky heart valve repaired at the end of July, and as a result, several shows have been rescheduled. 

Here’s a bit of what you can expect from the RUSH film, Cinema Strangiato 2019.