Rock News Randoms 8-7-20

Rock News Randoms 8-7-20

If you’re not an actual fan, BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG of GREEN DAY doesn’t want to take a picture with you.  He says, quote, “There are people where you’re just sitting there in your [effin] sweats and they just want to get a piece of you for their own ego.” 

THE WHO will launch a new weekly series, “Join Together @ Home”, on the band’s official YouTube channel this Saturday 8/8 at 1pm Eastern. Each episode will showcase live and rare footage. Get the details here. 

Check out “Moth Into Flame” from Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2. 

Former DOKKEN guitarist GEORGE LYNCH is retiring the name of his other band, LYNCH MOB.  He says, quote, “The name itself, of course, has always been problematic, and now it’s inexcusable to keep [it].” 

On August 14, JON BON JOVI will perform a free concert as part of a charitable partnership he’s created between World Central Kitchen and his Hampton Water rose wine. Details on how to watch here.

The ROLLING STONES made a video for “Scarlet”, the song they recorded with JIMMY PAGE back in 1974. 

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE will be following all social distancing and COVID-19 guidelines when they perform a charity show outside of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on September 18. More info here.

BLACK SABBATH will celebrate the 50th anniversary Paranoid with a new vinyl box set on October 9. .

Here’s an epic guitar jam of “Bohemian Rhapsody”, featuring BRIAN MAY, NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN and TOSIN ABASI

A house that JOE WALSH once lived in is for sale. Listed at $4.79 million, the house is in Studio City, CA. See the photos here

NEIL YOUNG is suing the Trump campaign for using his music. 

PAUL MCCARTNEY isn’t interested in a Las Vegas residency.  Quote, “Definitely nothing attracts me about the idea.  Vegas is where you go to die, isn’t it?  It’s the elephant’s graveyard.”   

NIGHT RANGER, STEEL PANTHER and THE STRUTS are all performing shows at drive-in theaters.