Rock News Randoms 5-19-20

Rock News Randoms 5-19-20

Watch ROGER WATERS perform a social distancing rendition of PINK FLOYD‘s “Mother”

SAMMY HAGAR wants to get back to work, but he’s, quote, “enjoying doing nothing for the first time in my life.”  But he did watch “Ozark” and “Breaking Bad” . . . and he’s doing all the cooking. 

PAT BENATAR has a new song called “Together”.



The DROPKICK MURPHYS are teaming up with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN for a unique performance from Fenway Park . . . for NO FANS. On May 29th, the Dropkick Murphys will play ON THE DIAMOND.  This is the first, and possibly the only, time a band plays on the infield at Fenway. During the show, they’ll be joined remotely by Bruce to play two songs . . . one of theirs and one of his.  The concert will be live-streamed, and they’ll be raising money for Boston-area charities. 

AUTOGRAPH have released their new single “Souls on Fire”. It features artwork by Melody Myers (Ellefson, Altitudes and Attitude, Escape The Fate) with proceeds going to Trinity Health of New England, benefitting front line nurses and health-care workers, with the ability to purchase PPE and other medical essentials. The track is the first to feature new guitarist Jimi Bell (House of Lords, Maxx Explosion) who replaced Steve Lynch in 2019. The current lineup features Bell, alongside vocalist/guitarist Simon Daniels, founding bassist Randy Rand, and Drummer Marc Wieland.

The estranged wife of IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON was found dead at her home. Bruce says it appears to have been a “tragic accident.” 

Bring Back Glam! reports that two upcoming shows on The Stadium Tour, featuring MOTLEY CRUE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT, have been postponed.

Here’s BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG‘s latest cover:  ERIC CARMEN‘s “That’s Rock ‘n’ Roll”.