Rock News Randoms 9-20-19

Rock News Randoms 9-20-19

In an unreleased interview from a few years ago, EDDIE MONEY said strippers used to reach out to him because they danced to his songs.  Quote, “When Twitter came out, I think that every chick that ever climbed the pole was trying to get in touch with me.  My wife shut me down in 20 minutes.” And it was recently revealed that MONEY and his wife renewed their wedding vows just months before his death.

In a recent interview, DAVID LEE ROTH is basically taking credit for everything in VAN HALEN, from the music to the album covers . . . even the band’s name and the stripes on EDDIE‘s guitar. Read more here.

Fifty-five years after they made their first recordings, THE WHO is back with their first new album in thirteen years entitled WHO due for release on November 22nd and is preceded by the song “Ball & Chain,” which is available on all streaming services now. Fans can pre-order WHO now at all digital retailers and receive an instant download of “Ball and Chain.” Listen to “Ball & Chain”.

Music sales for THE CARS spiked by more than 2,600% after RIC OCASEK’s death.   

Pollstar says METALLICA is the single biggest touring band in the world. 

CHRIS CORNELL‘s daughter Toni released a song that her dad actually produced it for her three years ago. Proceeds from sales of the tune will benefit The New York Society For the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. It’s called “Far Away Places”.

Check out a video of ROBBIE ROBERTSON and RINGO STARR doing a version of THE BAND’s “The Weight”. The two are leading musicians from multiple countries for the Playing For Change Foundation.