Rock News Randoms 12-17-19

Rock News Randoms 12-17-19

THE CULT is reportedly planning to work on new music in 2020.

Researchers say JIMI HENDRIX is not to blame for there being parakeets in the U.K. Some people believed that they’re there because Jimi cut a couple of them loose in the ’60s, but that myth has been busted. 

A pair of JOHN LENNON’s sunglasses sold at auction for $183,000. 

DAVID LEE ROTH will open for KISS on the next leg of their farewell tour. 

PETE TOWNSHEND wrote a RAP into one of the songs on the new WHO album, but ROGER DALTREY refused to do it. 

Axeman ZAKK WYLDE has confirmed that he will be touring alongside OZZY for the 2020 No More Tours 2 trek.

Coming February 28 to Blu-ray, digital and DVD…..”That Little Ol’ Band From Texas”, the ZZ TOP documentary, that was shown in theaters earlier this year. 

The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are parting ways with guitarist JOSH KLINGHOFFER and bringing back JOHN FRUSCIANTE.   

Google announced the results of their  “Year In Search” list, revealing some of the top trending searches  In the U.S., MÖTLEY CRÜE was the No. 6 biggest search trend of 2019 in the “Musicians And Bands” category. Meanwhile, the band is working with a nutritionist and a trainer to prepare for their upcoming tour next summer. Their manager says that they were starting to get back into rock star shape as soon as the tour negotiations started 

PAUL MCCARTNEY’S 2005 kids book, “High in the Clouds”, will be turned into an animated movie. In other news, MCCARTNEY recently revealed that he recorded an instrumental Christmas album years ago, but the only people who’ve ever heard it are his family.

BRIAN MAY and ROGER TAYLOR of QUEEN posted Christmas messages online, and also gave fans a gift. Check out a brand new animation video for “Thank God It’s Christmas”, originally released in 1984.