Rock News Randoms 6-8-21

Rock News Randoms 6-8-21

ROBERT PLANT and ALISON KRAUSS might be working on a new album

VALERIE BERTINELLI says VAN HALEN‘s final album and last three tours only happened because EDDIE wanted to work with his son WOLFGANG.  

STYX released another new single called “Reveries”.

SAMMY HAGAR and WABO bandmate VIC JOHNSON will play “I Can’t Drive 55” at the pre-race celebration for the 37th annual NASCAR All-Star Race on June 13 at Texas Motor Speedway.

CLIVE DAVIS is putting together a “mega-concert” in New York City in August.  There’s no word on the bill, but Clive reportedly wants eight MAJOR acts to play a three-hour concert for 60,000 fans, plus a worldwide TV audience.

AEROSMITH’s BRAD WHITFORD was a recent guest on JOE BONAMASSA‘s podcat, “Live From Nerdville”, in which he wondered whether his band would ever really tour again.

The online encounters that got former MEGADETH bassist DAVE ELLEFSON in so much hot water were NOT with a minor . . . so he’s got that going for him.

NIKKI SIXX is putting the final touches on a new SIXX:A.M. album.

PINK FLOYD’s DAVID GILMOUR is turning the tables and throwing shade at ROGER WATERS.

A supposedly lost video of VAN HALEN performing “So This Is Love?” in front of a giant brontosaurus statue has surfaced.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN is bringing his “Springsteen on Broadway” show back for the summer.  

Check out a teaser for the new SCORPIONS album here.

POISON’s BRET MICHAELS has a new TV show in the works. It’s called “Rags To Rescue”, and will feature inspiring stories aboout pets and their people. 

KYLE GASS from TENACIOUS D recruited Jack BlackSteve LukatherAmy LeeSamantha BeeJohn C. Reilly, and more for his new video, “Vaccinated”. 

Forbes has released a list of the five most valuable music catalogs.  And the top act is exactly who you think it is:  THE BEATLES . . . specifically the writing talents of Lennon and McCartney.  Here are the top five music catalogs . . .   

  1. The Beatles . . . $500 million. 2.  Michael Jackson . . . $375 million. 3.  Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II . . . $350 million.   
  1. Bob Dylan . . . $325 million. 5. Paul Simon . . . $250 million. 

JOE WALSH recently released a three-track EP titled Prayers, in collaboration with Indian classical composer Amjad Ali Khan.