Rock News Randoms 6-26-20

Rock News Randoms 6-26-20

The fans have spoken, and they say the best METALLICA song is . . . Master of Puppets. The band put together a March Madness-style bracket of 64 songs, and on its way to the finals, “Puppets” defeated “Dyers Eve”“Atlas, Rise!”“Ride the Lightning”“Sad But True”, and “Fade to Black”. Then it beat “One” to take the crown. FYI, “One” took out “Metal Militia”“Hit the Lights”“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”“For Whom the Bell Tolls”, and “Enter Sandman” to get to the finals.

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT have started an online series called “Lockumentary”, and the first episode is all about roadies.

It’s been all over the news that SAMMY HAGAR says he’s willing to, quote, “get sick and even die” to get back out on the road and help the economy.  JOHN FOGERTY disagrees. Check out what several other artists had to say about it here. And SAMMY has gone on record to clarify his position.

BRET MICHAELS and his solo band are kicking out acoustic tunes. Check out the POISON song “Fallen Angel”.

VINCE NEIL’s girlfriend says his Yorkshire terrier was “brutally hunted” and killed by a neighbor’s dog. 

Looking for a swanky home in Hawaii? You can own CARLOS SANTANA‘s palatial digs in Anahola on Kauai. Asking price: $2.995 million. See the listing and photos here. 

Check out PEARL JAM‘s first live performance of a new tune, “Dance Of The Clairvoyants”. It was part of “All In WA: A Concert For COVID-19 Relief”. 

PAUL MCCARTNEY is a little rusty on the trumpet, but the tune is spot on thanks to ELVIS COSTELLO, DAVE GROHL, DAVE MATTHEWS and more in a benefit performance for the New Orleans Preservation Hall Foundation. The funds raised will help musicians struggling during the pandemic.