Rock News Randoms 6-23-21

Rock News Randoms 6-23-21

On July 17, the FOO FIGHTERS change into their disco alter ego, the DEE GEES. For Record Store Day they will release a 10 track album called Hail Satin, which features four BEE GEES covers, an ANDY GIBB cover and five FOO tunes performed live in the studio.

SAMMY HAGAR and MICHAEL ANTHONY recently launched new social media accounts to celebrate the VAN HAGAR years. 

FOREIGNER is hitting the road for a tour that incudes a July 4 date at Fort Bragg’s Pope Army Airfield.

KEITH RICHARDS and NOEL GALLAGHER once had a conversation about whose lead singer was a bigger jerk . . . although they didn’t use the word “jerk”. 

A six-hour BEATLES documentary series by PETER JACKSON will hit Disney+ over Thanksgiving weekend.  (Full Story) 

METALLICA has a massive reissue of “The Black Album” coming on September 10th, along with covers from 53 different artists.  (Full Story) Here’s MILEY CYRUS taking on “Nothing Else Matters”.

47 years later . . . you can now try KISS’ “Cold Gin”.  The band is coming out with their own licensed premium gin that takes its inspiration from the hit song and New York City.  Unfortunately right now, it’s only being sold in Europe. 

Before MOTLEY CRUENIKKI SIXX was offered a gig in QUIET RIOT.  (Full Story) 

Check out a teaser for JOURNEY’s new single, “The Way We Used to Be”.  (Full Story) 

Coming September 24, URIAH HEEP‘s Every Day Rocks” box set. 

In November 1981, rock ‘n’ roll legends MOTLEY CRUE stormed into the cultural zeitgeist with the release of their debut album Too Fast for Love, setting the stage for what would become one of the most iconic careers ever in music. This year, the band is celebrating their 40th Anniversary with a special series of music re-releases and fan activations, revisiting their globally acclaimed catalogue. The first release is digital remastering of their smash 1987 album Girls, Girls, Girls, which is available now across digital platforms. The groundbreaking body of work features hits “Wild Side,” “You’re All I Need,” and the title track “Girls Girls Girls”, which became a global success, despite the original uncensored video being banned by MTV. True to the band’s play-by-their-own-rules ideology that has given a safe space for millions of fans all over the world to express themselves freely, the video was named “one of the most NSFW (not safe for work) videos of all time” by Rolling Stone in 2011. Later this week, on June 25, the band’s third album, 1985’s Theatre of Pain, will also be given a digital remaster release and is now available for pre-order. The album, a top 10 on the Billboard 200 and the band’s highest-charting album to date, spawned the classic hits Smokin’ In The Boys Room and Home Sweet Home. In celebration, the band also dropped a new collection of merch today tied to the album, available now at their online merch store.