Rock News Randoms 6-17-21

Rock News Randoms 6-17-21

NIKKI SIXX has another book on the way. “The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx” will be out on October 19. 

ALEX LIFESON of RUSH recently released a promotional video that celebrates his 50-year relationship with Gibson Guitars. In the video you can hear teasers of new instrumental tunes from Lifeson. 

JOURNEY rececntly announced that they will release a new single on June 24.

Last month, VINCE NEIL cut a concert short because his voice was shot. He was supposed to take the stage Friday night in New York for his first show since . . . but it’s been canceled.

The FOO FIGHTERS did a show where only vaccinated people could attend . . . and RICKY SCHRODER was one of the anti-vaxxers who showed up to protest.  On a related note, check out the Foos doing Queen’s “Somebody to Love” (NSFW)

In a new interview CHRIS ROBINSON said that about 20 new BLACK CROWES songs have been written. 

SOUNDGARDEN reached a temporary agreement with CHRIS CORNELL‘s widow over control of the band’s website and social media accounts.  

BOB DYLAN will be doing a livestream concert on July 18. 

The earliest footage of KISS performing without makeup was at ACE FREHLEY‘s wedding in 1976.  Recovered 8mm film shows the band playing their recently released song “Rock and Roll All Nite”.

The artist of a painting purchased for less than $5 at a Canadian thrift shop turned out to be none other than . . . DAVID BOWIE.  The painting was done in 1997 and is now listed at an auction where it’s expected to sell for up to $12,000.

ROB HALFORD of JUDAS PRIEST has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He was awarded the title of Kentucky Colonel, which is given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Meanwhile, KK’S PRIEST, the new band of former JUDAS PRIEST axeman KK DOWNING, has released the title track from their fdebut album, Sermons of the Sinner.