Rock News Randoms 1-3-20

Rock News Randoms 1-3-20

ALICE COOPER says you can’t shock audiences anymore. 

DOKKENLITA FORD and LYNCH MOB will be hitting the road together in 2020. No dates have been announced yet.

Coming  April 7, :Double Talkin‘ Jive: True Rock ‘N’ Roll Stories From the Drummer of Guns N’ Roses, the Cult and Velvet Revolver” – a book by MATT SORUM. The foreward was written by ZZ TOP‘s BILLY GIBBONS.  

Want to live like a rock star? You can rent SAMMY HAGAR‘s lakeside getaway in Lake Arrrowhead, CA for a mere $30,000 a month. It features eight bedrooms and nine bathrooms, plus a master suite with 30-foot ceilings, a private deck, custom-designed walk-in closet, steam shower and cedar-lined sauna. And, yes, it includes a soundproof recording studio. Read more and see the photos here.

DAVE GROHL, KRIST NOVOSELIC and PAT SMEAR, the remaining members of NIRVANA, will return to the stage together January 4 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. They’ll be part of the “Heaven Is Rock & Roll” event, which benefits the charity Art of Elysium. 

Ronnie Montrose Remembered, a special event to pay tribute to the late guitarist, will happen January 17 during the National Association of Music Merchants 2020 convention in  Anaheim, CA. There’s a long list of performers taking part, including CARMINE APPICE, DAVE AMATO, DAVE RUDE, BRAD GILLIS, GEORGE LYNCH and more.

QUEEN’s BRIAN MAY is going vegan for the month of January. He’ll join others in celebrating “Veganuary, a campaign that asks people to try going vegan to start the year. 

Notable new releases for early 2020: 1/03 – DEEP PURPLE Live in Rome; 1/10 – BAD COMPANY Desolation Angels: 40th Anniversary Edition;  1/24 – BLUE OYSTER CULT Hard Rock Live Cleveland 2014; Cult Classic (remastered reissue), JOHN FOGERTY 50 Year Trip: Live at Red Rocks; 1/31 – CREAM Goodbye Tour Live 1968 ; 2/07 – GREEN DAY Father of All, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Perdida ; 2/21 – DIO The Studio Album Collection: 1996-2004