Rock News Randoms 8-11-20

Rock News Randoms 8-11-20

Looking for the perfect piece of music memorabilia? How about a guitar once owned by ERIC CLAPTON or TONY IOMMI? They, along with OZZY, ROBERT PLANT, CARLOS SANTANA and more have donated items to a MusiCares Charity Relief Auction being held bu Julien’s Auctions on September 9. The auction will also be available at

Coming October 28, “The Who: Every Album, Every Song”, a book that takes an in depth look at THE WHO‘s studio albums. Read more here.

Check out DEEP PURPLE discussing the making of their new album, “Whoosh!”.

The FOO FIGHTERS have canceled their 2020 Van Tour.  It was originally scheduled for April, then pushed back to October. 

METALLICA will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing August 29 at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The show will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by METALLICA‘s award-winning production team to the highest standards possible. You can catch the show at Drive-In Dudes: Coastal Plains Raceway Jacksonville.Tickets on sale August 14.


PHIL COLLINS has a little extra money in his pocket, thanks to 22-year-old twins Tim and Fred Williams. Last week, they made a video of themselves listening to “In the Air Tonight” for the first time . . . and losing it when the drums kick in.  The video went viral, and on Friday and Saturday, 4,600 people bought the song . . . a 1,100% increase. Here’s the NSFW video…..