Rock News Randoms 9-30-20

Rock News Randoms 9-30-20

Lots of rumbling in the AC/DC camp. The band posted a short video to social media on Monday that showed the lightning bolt from its logo, along with audio of something being plugged into an amp. Now there’s a new website where you can sign up for their newsletter, and some posters and ads have been showing up in various cities – the artwork says “Are you ready” along with “PWR/UP.” 

Through its All Within My Hands foundation, METALLICA has donated $250,000 to support wildfire relief efforts in the western portion of the country. And in a recent interview, LARS ULRICH says “Eye of the Beholder” is the METALLICA song he never wants to hear again.

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 will see the release of the must-see documentary film, ‘Bay Area Godfathers.’ Issued as part of the popular ‘Inside Metal’ series, ‘Bay Area Godfathers’ was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players – musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ‘Bay Area Godfathers’ is a 2-part movie (Part 2 will be released separately) and is the 4th movie in the Inside Metal series.

Featured are Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus, Y&T, Testament and many more. The cast includes Lars Ulrich (Metallica), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), Steve Souza and Tom Hunting (Exodus), David Ellefson (Megadeth), Dave Lombardo (Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies), and Eric Peterson (Testament), among many others. Here’s the trailer:

The Dr. Martens X BLACK SABBATH collection lands on October 1. More info here.

PINK FLOYD drummer NICK MASON says rockers from his generation are, quote, “a little embarrassed about the wealth we have.” 

SAMMY HAGAR‘s annual birthday bash is moving from the Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Catalina Island, CA. The event will also be available as a pay-per-view special. Get the details here.

Here’s audio of JUDAS PRIEST frontman ROB HALFORD reading from his new autobiography, “Confess”, which is available now.