Rock News Randoms 5-22-20

Rock News Randoms 5-22-20

Former PINK FLOYD bandmates DAVID GILMOUR and ROGER WATERS are fighting again. Now, Roger is complaining that David has banned him from the official Floyd website. Meanwhile, the ROGER WATERS concert film Us + Them will be out on June 16. 

CHRIS CORNELL‘s daughter has launched a discussion program called Mind Wide Open to normalize the topic of mental health. 

BRET MICHAELS wants to get out there and play, but he wants to make sure it’s safe . . . not just for him, but for everyone who has to work the shows and everyone who attends. And remember, he’s immunocompromised due to diabetes and skin cancer. JOAN JETT, who is on the road with POISON this year, says she doesn’t feel that it’s right to play stadium shows during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more from her here.

A virtual concert to benefit Long Island healthcare workers is happening May 31. It will feature JOAN JETT, PAT BENATAR, BLUE OYSTER CULT and more.

DEE SNIDER will release For the Love of Metal Live on July 31 on Blu-ray, DVD and CD. The set features a cover of  “Highway to Hell” and a brand new studio song.

Watch NEIL YOUNG play some songs for an audience of . . . chickens???   

Hey, DAVID LEE ROTH and SAMMY HAGAR found something new to disagree on.  Dave recently said he thinks VAN HALEN is over, but Sammy doesn’t think they’ll EVER be finished, as long as EDDIE and ALEX are still alive. Read more here from Rolling Stone.

BONO‘s handwritten lyrics for U2‘s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” sold for more than $92,000 during an auction for COVID-19 relief. 

JACK OSBOURNE thinks OZZY will probably retire in 5 to 10 years. 

THE BLACK CROWES and GNR have both postponed their 2020 summer tours. GNR is giving fans some live entertainment though, with a new streaming video series dubbed “Not in This Lifetime Selects.”