Rock News Randoms 10-22-19

Rock News Randoms 10-22-19

“Sweet Child O’ Mine” by GUNS N’ ROSES is the first ’80s music video to reach a billion views on YouTube. 

Strax Technologies Inc., the company behind a new wave of digital art and augmented reality art collections, has announced the global launch of the Jimi Hendrix Collection™. Prepare yourself for a series of compelling limited editions of JIMI‘s own artworks, iconic photographs of the legendary performer, rare releases of handwritten lyrics and album cover art that spotlight Hendrix as the multi-dimensional artist he truly was. Click here for more info. And in other news, GRAHAM NASH says JIMI HENDRIX was unbeatable at the board game ‘Risk’, even when he was HIGH ON ACID.  Quote, “I never . . . ever beat him at all.  He was unbelievable at it.”   

Longtime QUIET RIOT drummer FRANKIE BANALI announced that he has been fighting stage 4 pancreatic cancer since April.

“Rolling Stone” interviewed JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD about his new Christmas album. Check out the interview here.

In a recent interview, DEF LEPPARD’s JOE ELLIOTT mentioned that the band would be releasing a new live album with a decades old show from their archives.

TAYLOR HAWKINS from the FOO FIGHTERS released a couple new tunes: “Crossed the Line”, with DAVE GROHL, and YES SINGER JON DAVISON,  and the tittle track, “Get The Money” which features CHRISSIE HYNDE, DUFF MCKAGEN and JOE WALSH. The album comes out November 8 with his side band, the COATTAIL RIDERS.