Rock News Randoms 8-21-20

Rock News Randoms 8-21-20

DAVE GROHL has a cameo as himself in “Bill & Ted Face the Music”. 

OZZY OSBOURNE recently worked with POST MALONE. . . but he was apparently not a fan of his face tattoos.  He says, quote, “I would never do [that].  Anything above the collar should be stopped.  To be honest it makes you look dirty.”  Read more here. 

QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT are releasing their first live album. On October 2, Live Around the World will be available multiple formats, including CD, DVD, vinyl and Blu-Ray. Get the details here.

WHITESNAKE‘s Slip of the Tongue World Tour line-up recently reunited virtually. They did a Q&A as part of the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band’s epic “Live At Donington performance.

PAUL MCCARTNEY still uses an amp he bought when he was 14.  

THE DOORS returned to their roots and were reborn a rock ’n’ roll band on Morrison Hotel, the group’s fifth studio album and fifth consecutive gold-certified record. Completed in only a few weeks and released in February 1970, the hard-charging album took its name from the Skid Row hotel in downtown Los Angeles that’s featured in the iconic cover photo taken by Henry Diltz. To commemorate the album’s 50-year anniversary, Rhino checks in again at the Morrison Hotel with a 2-CD/1-LP set that will be available on October 9 for $54.98. MORRISON HOTEL: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, plus a bonus disc of unreleased studio outtakes, and the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl. The music will also be available from digital and streaming services the same day. An unreleased take of “Peace Frog/Blue Sunday” is available today digitally. Click HERE to listen now.

TOTO’s STEVE LUKATHER has released a new song. Check out “Run to Me”, which feature RINGO STARR on drums.

Coming October 23, THIN LIZZY will release Rock Legends. It’s a 6 CD/1 DVD box set featuring 99 tunes – many of which have never been released. 

The rock ‘n’ roll legends that are the ROLLING STONES will open a world-first flagship store, ‘RS No. 9 Carnaby’ at 9 Carnaby Street in London’s Soho. The new store, created in partnership with Bravado, Universal Music Group’s merchandise and brand management company, will feature all the hallmarks of the iconic band and include exclusive new fashion and merchandise under the ‘RS No. 9 Carnaby’ brand available in-store and online beginning 9 September 2020.

On October 16, a reissue of TOM PETTY’s Wildflowers will be available. It’s called Wildflowers & All The Rest and will include 10 extra tracks. A deluxe edition with even more extras will also be available. Here’s the solo demo of the title track.