Rock News Randoms 1-12-21

Rock News Randoms 1-12-21

The Black Crowes Present: Shake Your Money Maker, the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock n’ roll band THE BLACK  CROWES, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26, 2021, through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders, brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release.  Most exciting are the  4LP and 3CD Super Deluxe versions, which includes the original album, remastered; 3 never-before-heard studio recordings; 2 unreleased demos from the band’s early incarnation as Mr. Crowe’s Garden;  B-sides; a spectacular, high-energy 14-song unreleased concert recorded in their hometown of Atlanta, GA in December 1990; reproductions of an early Mr. Crowe’s Garden show flyer, setlist and tour laminate; a 4″ Crowes patch; and a 20-page book with liner notes by David Fricke.   To listen or pre-order Shake Your Money Maker, click HERE. One of the previously unheard studio songs, “Charming Mess,” which was originally slated to be the band’s first single, is available now.

DAVE GROHL still has dreams that he’s back with NIRVANA. 

The surviving members of RUSH spoke to “Rolling Stone” about NEIL PEART‘s death. 

MICHAEL ANTHONY regrets not patching things up with EDDIE VAN HALEN before he died. 

Rhino’s “Start Your Ear Off Right” campaign returns this year with limited edition vinyl releases throughout the month of January. The first drop starts tomorrow, January 8, with new releases each Friday of the month from music’s most celebrated artists including Billie Joe + Norah, Buffalo Springfield, The Cars, Curtis Mayfield, Danny Elfman, Dire Straits, Genesis, John Prine, k.d. lang, Talking Heads, and Talk Talk. For a complete list, please visit

Remember NANDI BUSHELL, the 10-year-old girl who got into online drum wars with DAVE GROHL last year?  Watch her jam to “The Immigrant Song” by LED ZEPPELIN. 

SCOTT WEILAND‘s son NOAH has been kicked out of a band, and you can guess why. The rest of the guys said, quote, “He was heading down a dark path of drug use that got in the way of our friendship as well as the band . . . We did as much as we could to help him.” 

BRIAN MAY from QUEEN has his own fragrance and proceeds will benefit an animal charity. 

Dr. Anthony Fauci says that theaters and other live entertainment venues could reopen “some time in the fall of 2021.” 

ROBERT FRIPP of KING CRIMSON and his wife continue to post cover songs from their home.  Their latest:  “Enter Sandman”.