Rock News Randoms 8-4-21

Rock News Randoms 8-4-21

GUNS N’ ROSES kicked off its summer 2021 tour Saturday, July 31at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA.

MOTÖRHEAD is coming out with a graphic novel about LEMMY‘s childhood through the release of the “Ace of Spades” album. It comes out September 7th.

TED NUGENT has cited “schedule conflicts” as the reason for his decision to resign from the board of the NRA after 26 years. 

METALLICA’s music video for “Nothing Else Matters” has surpassed one billion views on YouTube. Meanwhile, the band has shared “Through The Never (Sacramento, CA – January 11, 1992)”, from their vaulst in advance of the September release of the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album.

RUDY SARZO has rejoined QUIET RIOT after 18 years. 

In a recent interview, BILLY GIBBONS said that the late DUSTY HILL recorded bass and vocals for a new ZZ TOP album before his death. ZZ TOP‘ was back on stage for the first time since the passing of DUSTY HILL on July 30 in Alabama. Holding down duties on the bass was longtime guitar tech ELWOOD FRANCIS, who will tour with the band.  

LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM discussed returning to FLEETWOOD MAC in a recent interview.

A new documentary titled Becoming Led Zeppelin has been wrapped up – no release date has been set, alhtough it does include new interviews with surviving members.

Check out fan-filmed video of JOURNEY performing at Lollapalooza in Chicago on July 31.