Rock News Randoms 8-13-21

Rock News Randoms 8-13-21

ROBERT PLANT and ALISON KRAUSS released their new single, “Can’t Let Go”. 

Former bass player JAMES LOMENZO will rejoin MEGADETH for their upcoming tour.

COVID Round-up: IRON MAIDEN singer BRUCE DICKINSON has tested positive for COVID. His symptoms were mild, which he credits to being vaccinated.  He’s 63. STEVIE NICKS has canceled all her remaining shows for 2021 due to COVID concerns. Axeman GEORGE LYNCH has canceled his shows in August and September, citing the spike in coronavirus infections. DEAD & COMPANY will require full vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test to if you want to attend their upcoming shows. Concert promoter/venue owner AEG Presents announced that it will be requiring proof of vaccination for entry into its owned and operated clubs, theatres, and festivals.

BILLY IDOL just dropped a new track called “Bitter Taste”. His new EP, “The Roadside”, will be out on September 17.

Rhino has just announced an exclusive METALLICA “The Black Album” remastered deluxe box set and tour jacket bundle. 

On August 26th, the anniversary of the original release of “Hey Jude”, STEVIE D and LIVING COLOUR vocalist COREY GLOVER will release a rendition of this Beatles classic through Deko Entertainment. 

JUDAS PRIEST’s ROB HALFORD and his brother Nigel have announced the creation of a Hails & Horns modern English bitter Halford ale.

QUEEN’s BRIAN MAY says they are “looking at ideas” for a possible sdequel to the highly successful “Bohemian Rhapsody” film. 

PRIMUS is on the road with their RUSH tribute tour. Check out fan filmed video.

URIAH HEEP will release a new six-CD box set, “Choices”, on September 24.  

“Howlen Live” is the title of ANN WILSON‘s new EP, which includes two HEART songs, a solo track and a cover of QUEEN‘s “Love of My Life”

TRIUMPHSTRYPER, former MEGADETH guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN and legacy members of KISS and IRON MAIDEN will be inducted into the Metal Hall Of Fame on September 12  

Sure, you’ve heard MOTORHEAD‘s “Ace of Spades”. . . but have you heard it played on church bells???