Rock News Randoms 9-17-20

Rock News Randoms 9-17-20

TWISTED SISTER axeman JAY JAY FRENCH has a book in the works. “Twisted Business” is expected in 2021 – details here.

ROB HALFORD from JUDAS PRIEST tried to seduce former IRON MAIDEN singer PAUL DI’ANNO back in 1980.  But he says, quote, “I was too [drunk] to try anything, and he was too [drunk] to even know what I wanted to try.” This is just one of the stories from Halford’s new book, “Confess”. Read more here.

On August 31, 2021, Peter Jackson’s BEATLES documentary, “Get Back”,  will be released, and, just announced, a companion book will also be available. “The Beatles: Get Back” features interview transcripts and photos. More info here.

REB BEACH, guitarist for WHITESNAKE and WINGER, drops his solo album, “A View From The Inside”, on November 6. The instrumental offering has been in the works for quite some time. Here’s a taste – Infinito 1122″. 

OZZY OSBOURNE will release a digital “Blizzard Of Ozz 40th-anniversary edition on September 18. 

Trafalgar Releasing announced that STEVIE NICKS, two time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy winning recording singer/songwriter supreme, will debut  Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert, which will be released for two nights only on October 21 and 25 at select cinemas, drive ins and exhibition spaces around the world. The film features a set-list of fan favorite Nicks songs from her solo career and as a member of Fleetwood Mac including “Rhiannon,” “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,” “Edge of Seventeen,” “Stand Back,” “Landslide,” and more as well as rare gems from her platinum selling catalog. The film also reveals intimate story-telling and inspirations for some of the most famous and timeless songs and lyrics in music history which to this day remain part of the soundtrack to the lives of generations of music lovers. Directed and produced by Joe Thomas during Nicks’ fabled 67 city sold out 24 Karat Gold Tour, filming and recording took place in Indianapolis and Pittsburgh in 2017. Tickets are on-sale beginning on Sept. 23 at, where fans can find the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters and sign up for event alerts. Dates are subject to change based on the status of local cinema re-openings. The 2CD & digital/streaming releases will be available on Oct. 30 via BMG, featuring 17 tracks of Stevie’s greatest hits live; including “Stand Back,” “Gypsy,” and “Edge of Seventeen,” as well as the first ever live recording of “Crying In The Night,” and other live rarities. The 2CD will be available exclusively at Target on Oct. 30, and the digital release will be available everywhere on the same day. A limited-edition 2LP 180-gram version will be available on “Crystal-Clear” vinyl exclusively at Barnes & Noble, while a 180-gram black vinyl version will be available everywhere.

JOURNEY singer ARNEL PINEDA did a lockdown version of “Open Arms” with a Japanese musician who really nails it.