JOURNEY is bringing back RANDY JACKSON from “American Idol”. He was briefly their bassist in the ’80s, and now he’s being brought back into the fold after the band fired bassist ROSS VALORY. They’ve also hired a drummer and a keyboardist/vocalist, and they appeared with the new line-up to perform a “together apart” version of “Don’t Stop Believin‘” for a UNICEF benefit this past weekend.
In addition to tearing a butt muscle, QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY also recently suffered a heart attack. But he says he’s fine, after being fitted with three stents.
FAITH NO MORE, like many bands, has had to postpone their tour, and they’re concerned about their crew being out of work. They’re offering up some special merch on their website, with proceeds going to support crew members. Check it out here.
Years ago, TOMMY SHAW of STYX did a cover of LED ZEPPELIN‘s “Going to California”, and he thought now was a good time to release it..
BUCKY BAXTER, pedal steel guitarist who played with BOB DYLAN, passed away Monday at the age of 65.
The multi-talented ALDO NOVA is releasing a new tune, “When All Is Said And Done”, this Friday, May 29. It comes from The Life And Times Of Eddie Gage, a rock opera set for release in June. Here’s a teaser for the new single: