Rock News Randoms 10-8-20

Rock News Randoms 10-8-20

SAMMY HAGAR’s last tour of duty with VAN HALEN didn’t end on a happy note . . . but Sammy says he and EDDIE patched things up before he died. On the “Howard Stern Show”, he said, quote, “Eddie and I had been texting, and it’s been a love fest since we started communicating earlier this year. “We both agreed not to tell anyone, because of all the rumors it would stir up about a reunion, et cetera, and we both knew that wasn’t gonna happen.  But he also didn’t want anyone to know about his health.” He added, quote, “He stopped responding to me a month ago, and I figured it wasn’t good.  I reached out one more time last week, and when he didn’t respond, I figured it was a matter of time.  But it came way too soon.” Read more hereOn a related note, after Eddie died on Tuesday, Van Halen’s catalog sales jumped more than 6,100%. 

The EAGLES released a new live version of “Take It Easy” from their upcoming album Live From the Forum MMXVIII, which will be out on October 16.

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will perform the “Purple” album in its entirety during a livestream show on Friday, October 16th.  

OZZY OSBOURNE says he spent his first royalty check on a pair of shoes, a bottle of Brut, and drinks at the pub. 

AC/DC will release its long-awaited new studio album, “PWR/UP”, on November 13. The first single from the disc is “Shot In The Dark”.

LED ZEPPELIN has finally won its “Stairway to Heaven” copyright case. 

Now that RUSH is gone, don’t expect any surprises from the vault.  GEDDY LEE says, quote, “If we didn’t like what we were writing, we stopped writing it.  So there are really no unreleased Rush songs that were worth a damn.” Read more here.

Would you like a GNR pinball game? Of course you would.