Rock News Randoms 11-8-19

Rock News Randoms 11-8-19

METALLICA has donated $200,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California. 

Adding more fuel to reunion rumors, the BLACK CROWES’ cartoon bird logo has been seen on billboards in Wisconsin and New Jersey. 

PETE TOWNSHEND says he didn’t enjoy the WHO‘s carnage and destruction . . . but it made them famous.

New OZZY OSBOURNE has arrived! The album, Ordinary Man, is set for release early next year, and the first track is called “Under the Graveyard”. OZZY has some high-powered pals performing on the album – GNR’s DUFF MCKAGEN on bass, and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer CHAD SMITH

Not surprisingly, FLEA from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS says he grew up running around naked.  He adds, quote, “There’s a freedom inherent in it, a rebelliousness, that I find beautiful.” 

ROBERT PLANT still likes “Stairway to Heaven”, but he says he “can’t relate” to his lyrics anymore. Read more here.

RIC OCASEK cut his estranged wife PAULINA PORIZKOVA out of his will, claiming she “abandoned” him. 

KISS announced that their final concert will happen July 17, 2021 in NYC, but no venue was given. Manager Doc McGhee says that all living former of the band have been approached about being part of that last show. The band also released addition US dates for 2020, including February 8 in Greensboro and September 9 in Raleigh.

Legendary JOURNEY singer STEVE PERRY released a new version of “Silver Bells”