Rock News Randoms 7-29-20

Rock News Randoms 7-29-20

Someone looked at the setlists for 50 major rock bands to find out which song they’ve played live the most. “School’s Out” by ALICE COOPER is #1 overall. He’s done it live 2,784 times. Check out the whole list here. 

GUNS N’ ROSES have announced rescheduled dates for 2021, including July 13 in Washington, D.C. at Nationals Park.

Many musicians have done tributes to the late CHARLIE DANIELS – here’s one we didn’t expect. KORN recorded a cover of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” featuring Alabama rapper YELAWOLF. Click here to listen. 

The SCORPIONS got together in Germany recently to continue work on their new album which is due out in 2021. 

BONO and the EDGE from U2 participated in benefit for Irish musicians and they covered a bit of “Stairway to Heaven”.

Bono and the Edge played a bit of Led Zeppelin‘s “Stairway to Heaven” as part of a televised broadcast featuring Irish musicians this past weekend. 

A&E Network‘s “Biography” series will premiere “Biography: The Nine Lives Of Ozzy Osbourne” on Labor Day, Monday, September 7, at 9pm Eastern.

New 3 DOORS DOWN music is on the way. 

ACE FREHLEY released his cover of DEEP PURPLE‘s “Space Truckin‘” from his upcoming covers album, Origins, Vol. 2., due out September 18.

Over 50 major bands and artists signed an open letter, asking all of the major political parties to create rules, so politicians can’t use their music without permission.  The biggest names include Mick JaggerSheryl CrowElton JohnPearl Jam, and Green Day.  They used half of the letter to explain all the reasons they can SUE.  The rest is about why using their music without permission is, quote, “dishonest and immoral.”It also talks about how it isn’t a new problem . . . that it happens every election cycle . . . and that it BACKFIRES a lot of the time.Near the end, they say that, quote, “No politician benefits from forcing a popular artist to publicly disown and reject them.” Read the entire letter here.

DEE SNIDER says that AC/DC‘s much-anticipated new album “has been recorded” but had to be “delayed” because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more here from Blabbermouth. 

Digging Deep, a new compilation from ROBERT PLANT, will be out October 2. It will include 30 tunes, some previously unreleased, and material from the “Digging Deep With Robert Plant” podcast. Here’s the latest podcast installment.