Rock News Randoms 3-26-21

Rock News Randoms 3-26-21

Gibson has a TOM PETTY SJ-200 Wildflower acoustic guitar now available.

CARLOS SANTANA‘s next album will include guest appearances by STEVE WINWOOD, LIVING COLOUR’S COREY GLOVER and KIRK HAMMETT of METALLICA. Meanwhile, Hammett has collaborated with the Muddy Waters Coffee Company to create a new brew. 

BILLY GIBBONS of ZZ TOP will release a new solo album, Hardware, on June 4. The video for the first single just dropped.

Stone Temple Pilots embraced experimentation and open-mindedness to record the band’s third album, 1996’s Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop. Released on March 26, 1996, the album is a pitch-perfect amalgamation of the band members’ musical personalities, yielding three #1 hits – “Big Bang Baby,” “Lady Picture Show,” and “Trippin’ On A Hole In A Paper Heart.” Today, on the eve of the album’s 25th anniversary, Rhino announces the upcoming release of a newly remastered version of Tiny Music… expanded with unreleased studio and live recordings. TINY MUSIC… SONGS FROM THE VATICAN GIFT SHOP: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on July 23 for $79.98. The 3-CD/1-LP set includes a newly remastered version of the original studio album on both CD and vinyl, plus unreleased early versions, instrumentals and alternate takes along with a complete concert recording from 1997. On the same day, the music will be made available both digitally as a 2-CD Deluxe Edition. The remastered original album will also be available as a single CD. The previously unreleased “Alternate Version” of “Big Bang Baby” is out today on all digital download and streaming services.
A limited edition TINY MUSIC… bundle is now available to pre-order at which includes a copy of the Super Deluxe Edition along with a bonus 7-inch vinyl single of “Big Bang Baby” that replicates the artwork of the original CD promo single from 1997. This exclusive bundle is limited to 1,000 copies.

SAMMY HAGAR and RICK SPRNGFIELD are in the rum business together, and they’ve also been discussing a tour.

One of DAVID BOWIE‘s old suits is hitting the auction block.

If your kid tells you they NEED an expensive drum kit to be any good, show them this video.  A guy does a terrific cover of RUSH‘s “Tom Sawyer” using a drum set made out of random items like paint cans, water jugs, and frying pan lids.

Grateful Dead earned the band’s first-ever gold record in 1971 with its self-titled live album. Known to many fans as “Skull & Roses” (a reference to the cover art by Alton Kelley and Stanley Mouse) the original double-LP included songs recorded in March and April 1971 in New York and, the band’s hometown, San Francisco. Grateful Dead celebrates its 50th anniversary this year with a newly remastered and expanded version of the original. GRATEFUL DEAD (SKULL & ROSES): EXPANDED EDITION will be available as a two-CD set on June 25 for $24.98. It includes the album’s original’s 11 tracks, which have been remastered from the stereo analog master tapes by Grammy® Award winning engineer David Glasser using Plangent Process Speed Correction. The set also includes a bonus disc with 10 previously unreleased live tracks that were recorded on July 2, 1971 at the Fillmore West, which was the band’s final performance at the historic San Francisco venue. The music will also be available in both standard and high-resolution 192/24 audio at digital download and streaming services. GRATEFUL DEAD (SKULL & ROSES) will also be released on June 25 as a double-LP set ($44.98) that features the newly remastered version of the original album pressed on 180-gram black vinyl. In addition, will offer an exclusive version pressed on 180-gram, black and white propeller vinyl ($44.98) that is limited to 5,000 copies. A previously unreleased performance of “The Other One” from the July 2, 1971 Fillmore West show is available now.