Rock News Randoms 4-14-21

Rock News Randoms 4-14-21

MICK JAGGER unveiled a surprise for his fans worldwide in the form of the instant release of a track titled ‘Eazy Sleazy.’ The tune written by Mick in lockdown features Jagger on vocals & guitar in collaboration with FOO FIGHTERS main man DAVE GROHL providing his signature powerhouse drums, guitar and bass too. ‘Eazy Sleazy’ is every inch a song of our times, full of caged energy, a rock ‘n’ roll attitude and tongue in cheek, satirical messaging. MJ muses about the life we’ve all been living with deliciously dark sardonic humour. He reflects on a world of ‘zoom calls’, ‘home in these prison walls’, poncey books, fake applause and too much TV. With optimism and change in sight he looks forward to the world beyond lockdown and the “garden of earthly delights” that lies beyond.

BRIAN JOHNSON‘s upcoming autobiography, “The Lives of Brian: AC/DC, Me and the Making of Back in Black“, will be out on October 26 

DAVID COVERDALE has a little spending money – it’s reported that he sold his home in Lake Tahoe for $6.8 million.

ANN WILSON released another solo single, “Black Wing.” 

More guitars that were played by EDDIE VAN HALEN have hit the auction block, but you better have some serious dough. Bidding for the leeast expensive one begins at $15,000.

“WHAT DRIVES US” is a testament to the musician’s life. It’s a documentary directed by DAVE GROHL, and co produced by the FOO FIGHTERS, featuring SLASH, STEVEN TYLER, FLEA and more. The film, all about touring and vans, will be out on Friday, April 30th exclusively on The Coda Collection via Amazon Prime Video Channels in the U.S. and outside of the U.S. via Amazon Prime Video. 

Airing May 8 on ABC, CBS, FOX, YouTube and more – Global Citizen presents “VAX LIVE: A Concert to Reunite the World Global Broadcast Special and Vaccination Campaign”. According to the press release, “it will spotlight heroic health workers worldwide, inspiring action for equitable COVID-19 vaccine distribution to everyone, everywhere”Performances by Jennifer Lopez, Eddie Vedder, Foo Fighters and more. Details here.

IRON MAIDEN joins the number of artists pushing tour dates back to 2022. They will now resume their The Legacy Of The Beast European next summer. 

Check out JOHN LENNON and YOKO ONO kicked back in bed as they rehearse “Give Peace A Chance” in a recently released video that was apparently recorded May 25, 1969 in the Bahamas.