Rock News Randoms 4-24-20

Rock News Randoms 4-24-20

The ROLLING STONES released a new anthem for our times:  “Living in a Ghost Town”.   

BON JOVI canceled their summer tour, so that fans can get refunds and take care of their needs. DEAD & COMPANY have canceled their summer tour. The first seven shows of “The Big Rock Summer Tour” with RATTCINDERELLA’S TOM KIEFERSKID ROW and SLAUGHTER have been postponed. ELTON JOHN has postponed his entire 2020 tour.

MOTLEY CRUE addressed questions from fans on social media regarding the status of their upcoming tour, saying “Bands don’t decide this. We await info as well.” But a recent BRET MICHAELS interview seems at odds with that information. ““We’d all have to discuss it as bands and everybody. It comes down to the bands, because you’ve also got the lives of crew, your production — everybody that’s traveling with you. And we all would have to make that decision together. And I think you do it when it’s right and it’s safe, because the first thing that matters is health is number one.” Read more fro Blabbermouth and listen to the interview here. 

“Billboard” is keeping an updated list of virtual concerts you can check out here.

According to a new bookEDDIE VAN HALEN once jammed with FRED DURST of LIMP BIZKIT, but left without his gear.  When he couldn’t get a hold of Fred to get his stuff back, Eddie drove to his house and put a gun to his head.  And he got his gear. 

BLUE ÖYSTER CULT released a lockdown video for “Godzilla”, saying: “So while ‘ON TOUR FOREVER’ is temporarily on hold we took a short break from working on our next album to record this from everyone’s home studio. Hope we can get back on the road and see you all soon. Meanwhile, stay safe & ENJOY!” 

Every major sporting event and concert is in limbo right now, but nothing hurts quite as much as this:  THE GATHERING OF THE JUGGALOS IS OFF!!!  It was supposed to happen in August. The INSANE CLOWN POSSE issued a statement saying, quote, “The bottom line is that we REFUSE to risk even ONE Juggalo life by hosting a Gathering during these troubling times . . .

PEARL JAM have brought their new album to life with the “Gigaton Visual Experience” on Apple TV.