Rock News Randoms 8-13-20

Rock News Randoms 8-13-20

Celebrate the 45th anniversary of RUSH‘s “Fly By Night” album with the purchase of limited-edition screenprints by Barry Ament. Click here for info and to buy.

WINGER has been working on new material, and hope to release an album in early 2021.

On October 9, Rhino will release CD and LP sets of all six of DIRE STRAITS‘ studio albums. DIRE STRAITS: THE STUDIO ALBUMS 1978-1991 will be available as a six-CD collection for $39.98. The albums will come in a deluxe clamshell box, with the CDs housed in mini-LP style cardboard wallets, and each album will include a beautiful poster with the original sleeve artwork (including lyrics and credits). The set will also be available on the same day as a newly re-cut eight-LP collection on 180-gram vinyl for $174.98. Both versions are available for pre-order now.

The SCORPIONS will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the song Wind Of Change with a deluxe box set. Coming on October 3, Wind Of Change: The Iconic Song will include multiple versions of the track, previously unpublished photos, and a piece of the Berlin Wall. Click here to pre-order.

CHRIS SLADE says that as far as he knows, he’s still AC/DC‘s touring drummer, and nobody has told him anything different. Read more here.

The DOOBIE BROTHERS celebrate two major milestones this year as the band marks its 50th anniversary and its induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in November. Before the band is welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rhino will release a new boxed set that highlights some of the music that helped make the DOOBIES one of the most popular bands of its generation. THE DOOBIE BROTHERS: QUADIO will feature quadraphonic mixes of Toulouse Street, The Captain & Me, What Were Once Vices Are Now Habits, and Stampede. The four Blu-ray audio discs come in replicas of the original vinyl record sleeves and are all packaged together in a clamshell box. The set will be available for $59.98 on September 4 through and and is available for pre-order now. The set will be released to all other retail outlets a few weeks later on November 6.

There’s an OZZY biopic in the works, and in a recent interview with Rolling Stone, SHARON OSBOURNE compared it to the Bohemian Rhapsody film and said “Our film will be a lot more real. We don’t want it to be squeaky, shiny clean and all of that. We’re not making it for kids. It’s an adult movie for adults.” Read more from RS here.

SAMMY HAGAR AND THE CIRCLE have released another tune from their “Lockdown Sessions”. This time they cover VAN HALEN‘s “Don’t Tell Me (What Love Can Do)”.