Rock News Randoms 7-20-21

Rock News Randoms 7-20-21

AC/DC has launched a new line of clothing for kids on their website

ROBBY STEINHARDT of KANSAS has passed away at the age of 71 after a brief illness. He was a founding member of the band – violinist and vocaliist during their heyday, although he had retired from the group in 2006.

ROBERT PLANT says he’s been having dreams about JOHN BONHAM.

JOHN MELLENCAMP remembers getting a surprise phone call from BILLY JOEL when he was still trying to make it.  

PAUL STANLEY says reuniting with the original KISS line-up is impossible.

October 15 is the release date for a JUDAS PRIEST box set – here’s the trailer for it. 

RONNIE WOOD, ROD STEWART and KENNEY JONES are recording new Faces music. And RONNIE WOOD says the ROLLING STONES are working on a 40th anniversary box set for the Tattoo You album which will include new tracks.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has finally updated the lyrics to “Thunder Road” on his website to definitively state whether Mary’s dress “sways” or “waves”. (FYI, it sways.)

The new IRON MAIDEN album Senjutsu comes out September 3rd.  

GREEN DAY and their coffee company, Oakland Coffee Works, are giving away a trip for two to L.A. for their September 3rd show at Dodger Stadium. It’s part of the Hella Mega Tour with WEEZER and FALL OUT BOY. You can enter now until August 16th on the Oakland Coffee Works website.  Entry is free and you can enter once a day. 

PEARL JAM bassist JEFF AMENT isn’t sure if he wants to do shows that require vaccination cards.  He’s hoping that by March, quote, “we turn a corner and we’re rocking, and everybody can feel good about traveling and getting 20,000 people into [a venue].”