Rock News Randoms 5-11-20

Rock News Randoms 5-11-20

KISS is working on a coffee-table book of concert posters from throughout their career. Check out a chat that GENE SIMMONS had with the United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, Scott Brown.

AC/DC’s BRIAN JOHNSON recorded a message of hope for fans of the band in Italy.

If you need more proof that this is hands down the weirdest time to be alive:  Treasury Secretary STEVE MNUCHIN is in a Twitter war with AXL ROSE.Meanwhile, GNR collaborated with author JAMES PATTERSON for a new children’s book called “Sweet Child O’ Mine”. 

BRIAN MAY is taking a break from social media while he recovers from a torn BUTT MUSCLE. He says he shredded a gluteus maximus muscle in, quote, “a moment of over-enthusiastic gardening.” 

Check out a deleted scene from the rock flick “Almost Famous” – it focused on LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Stairway to Heaven”, but the band wouldn’t give permission for Cameron Crowe to use the song in the film.

The remaining members of SOUNDGARDEN have countersued CHRIS CORNELL’s widow.   

BONO from U2 celebrated his 60th birthday by putting out a list of the 60 songs by other artists that “saved his life.”  They include songs by everyone from Elvis Presley to Billie Eilish.  He also wrote and posted letters to the musicians behind the songs to thank them. 

Coming this summer, a documentary about SUZI QUATRO titled Suzi Q. It features interviews with ALICE COOPER, DEBBIE HARRY, CHERIE CURRY and more.