A DOKKEN box set is in the works.
ROLLING STONES drummer CHARLIE WATTS is dropping out of the band’s upcoming tour . . . and it has nothing to do with COVID-19. As far as we know. Charlie had an “unspecified medical procedure,” and while it was successful, he’ll need time to recuperate, and he doesn’t want the band to postpone the tour for him, especially since it was already delayed by the pandemic. Steve Jordan . . . from Keith Richards’ side project . . . will take his place. Rehearsals start in a couple of weeks, and the tour launches next month. For what it’s worth, Charlie turned 80 in June.
METALLICA will soon have a podcast. It will launch with eight episodes, all centered around the making of their self-titled 1991 album, aka “The Black Album”.
Check out a recordsing of TOM MORELLO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, and EDDIE VEDDER covering AC/DC‘s “Highway to Hell”. It will be on TOM MORELLO‘s new album, “The Atlas Underground Fire” coming out on October 15,
GUNS N’ ROSES debuted a new version of the tune “Silkworms”, renaming it “Absurd”.
Photos from CHRIS CORNELL‘s last photoshoot are now NFTs.
GENE SIMMONS has joined forces with Nicholas Leone of Animazing Gallery at Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian® Resort in Las Vegas for the debut of Gene Simmons ArtWorks™ October 14 through 16. The gallery showing will include a broad variety of artwork by Simmons – from sketches and drawings to small and large format paintings.
Coming October 1, an expanded edition of BLACK SABBATH’s 1976 album “Technical Ecstasy”.
STYX fans have started a petition to get the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s attention for Styx to be considered for the nomination ballot. They’ve never been nominated, even though they’ve been eligible for over 20 years.Click here to sign the petition.
WENDY DIO, the widow of RONNIE JAMES DIO, says there is a lot of unreleased DIO music in the vaults.
WEEZER‘s cover of METALLICA‘s “Enter Sandman” is here and the style stays true to the original. It’s part of the album of covers, “The Metallica Blacklist”.