Rock News Randoms 4-1-21

Rock News Randoms 4-1-21

“Master of Puppets” by Metallica tops a list of the best albums of the ’80s, as voted on by readers of Ultimate Guitar.  “Appetite for Destruction” by Guns N’ Roses is second . . . followed by “Back in Black” by AC/DC.

MARK KNOPFLER from DIRE STRAITS has finally explained exactly who the Sultans of Swing were.

TWISTED SISTER’s DEE SNIDER and his family recently taped an episode for ABC‘s “Celebrity Family Feud” TV show. It will air sometime this summer. 

ELTON JOHN says he recently recorded ‘something’ with METALLICA. 

Multi-platinum rock band STAIND has announced that they will be releasing their first album in nine years, Live: It’s Been Awhile, May 7 via Yap’em / Alchemy Recordings. Pre-order the album HERE. The return of STAIND is being celebrated with a two-part global streaming series featuring Live: It’s Been Awhile (from Foxwoods) on May 1st, and the the 20th anniversary performance of one of their most iconic albums, Break The Cycle, streamed in its entirety on May 8th. Don’t miss out on these streams… Snag your virtual ticket, or a bundle with exclusive merchandise including an autographed poster or virtual meet & greet – click here to buy. STAIND’s massive single “It’s Been Awhile” spent 20 weeks at #1 and continues to be one of the most played songs in modern rock history. Check out the live version of the iconic track from the upcoming album.

Got a pile of cash you want to part with? JOHN FOGERTY recently listed his 9,000 square foot mansion in L.A.area for $8.997 million. Check out the details here.

A letter PAUL MCCARTNEY wrote to a woman, apologizing for stealing her blanket in 1959, is hitting the auction block.

Bonnaroo is still on for September . . . at this point.  They announced the lineup yesterday.  It includes the Foo FightersPhoebe BridgersTyler the CreatorDeftonesMy Morning JacketJanelle Monáe, and Incubus