Rock News Randoms 8-18-21

Rock News Randoms 8-18-21

Coming next month, a posthumous release from SCOTT WEILAND called ‘Time Will Tell’. 

AEROSMITH once considered replacing STEVEN TYLER with SAMMY HAGAR

FLEA from the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS danced and performed at a friend’s Native American wedding.

The latest act to run into COVID trouble is MAMMOTH WVH. Two shows had to be skipped due to a positive test on the band’s team. 

L.A.GUNS have a new album coming out on November 12. It’s titled ‘Checkered Past”, and you can get a taste of right now. 

A woman is suing BOB DYLAN, claiming he groomed and sexually abused her when she was 12 years old . . . 56 years ago.  Bob’s lawyer says her claim is, quote, “untrue and will be vigorously defended.”  

Cars previously owned by RUSH drummer NEIL PEART sold at auction for $3.9 million. Meanwhile, in other RUSH news, Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut comes to select movie theaters worldwide on September 9, 2021 to celebrate 40 years of Moving Pictures. This global fan event takes an alternate “director’s cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into R40 LIVE, with a revamped setlist including new additions of bonus tracks “One Little Victory” and “Red Barchetta,” as well as “Cygnus X-1” / “The Story So Far” featuring Neil’s final recorded drum solo masterpiece. Additional favorites include songs such as “Animate,” “Closer to the Heart,” “Subdivisions,” and “Tom Sawyer” along with backstage moments and candid footage from the cutting room floor. The Director’s Cut also includes soundcheck performances of the fan-favorite “Jacob’s Ladder,” exclusive interviews with Tom MorelloBilly CorganTaylor Hawkins, producer Nick RaskulineczThe Trailer Park Boys, violinist Jonathan Dinklage, and more surprises. Ticketing for Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut begins in the US and additional countries on August 17. Tickets will be available for purchase in Canada on Sept. 1. Ticket on-sale dates may vary by country. Visit for ticketing and the most up-to-date information regarding participating theaters. Stay safe. Check your local community guidelines.

JOURNEY scheduled a residency at The Theater at Virgin Hotels in Las Vegas.  They will play six shows during the first two weeks of December . 

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, GENE SIMMONS discussed the new KISS residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. He also confirmed that DAVID LEE ROTH will not be opening for the band on the upcoming U.S. tour dates.  

CANDLEBOX have released a new tune, “All Down Hill From Here”, from their album “Wolves”, which will be out next month.