Rock News Randoms 9-13-21

Rock News Randoms 9-13-21

JUDAS PRIEST got back our on the road this past Wednesday in Pennsylvania – check out some video. 

Former JOURNEY frontman STEVE PERRY will release holiday music, “The Season”, on November 5.

Rumor has it that RUSH’s GEDDY LEE is working with ED ROBERTSON of BARENAKED LADIES on a “super-secret project.”

Here’s video of former QUEENSRYCHE frontman GEOFF TATE performing in NY on September 9.

GREEN DAY ended the Hella Mega Tour with a bang, coming out during WEEZER‘s set in disguise.  One wore a horse costume, another wore an Elvis jumpsuit, and one who appeared to be TRE COOL came out in a Speedo.   

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS and BUSH have canceled their tour due to COVID.

Check out fan-filmed front row vide of KISS on the “End Of The Road” farewell tour. It was recorded August 18 in Mansfield, Massachusetts.

Carhartt teamed up with METALLICA‘s All Within My Hands foundation on Labor Day, and $377,450 was raised from online sales. That money will be donated to the foundation’s Metallica Scholars workforce education program. And ELTON JOHN surprised METALLICA on Zoom and gave them some major props.  He said “Nothing Else Matters” is “one of the best songs ever written” . . . which made JAMES HETFIELD teary-eyed. 

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist JERRY CANTRELL has shared the title track to his forthcoming solo album. Brighten will be out Ocotber 29. He’s also joined up with KIM THAYIL of SOUNDGARDEN to be part of a “Sounds of Seattle” Rock Camp in February 2022.

STEVIE NICKS and LINDSEY BUCKINGHAM are fighting publicly now. 

The FOO FIGHTERS won the U.S. Global Icon Award, and DAVE GROHL used his very short acceptance speech to kind of poke fun at MTV basically having nothing to do with music anymore.He thanked all the “past and present” people at MTV, like Kurt LoderTabitha SorenMatt Pinfield, and J.J. Jackson . . . whom he mistakenly called J.J. JOHNSON before his band corrected him. Of course, NONE of these people have anything to do with MTV’s “present”. 

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN performed “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at a Manhattan ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of 9/11.

THE DOORS found their mojo (and Mr. Mojo Risin’) in November 1970 as they recorded L.A. Woman over six days at the Workshop, the band’s rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard. A success both critically and commercially, the album was certified double-platinum and contains some of the band’s most enduring music, including the Top 20 hit “Love Her Madly,” “Riders On The Storm,” and the title track. To commemorate the album’s 50-year anniversary, Rhino keeps on risin’ with a 3-CD/1-LP set that will be available on December 3 for $79.98. L.A. WOMAN: 50TH ANNIVERSARY DELUXE EDITION includes the original album newly remastered by The Doors’ longtime engineer and mixer Bruce Botnick, two bonus discs of unreleased studio outtakes, and the stereo mix of the original album on 180-gram virgin vinyl. The music will also be available from digital and streaming services the same day, as will a new Dolby Atmos mix of the original album by Botnick. 

EDDIE VEDDER released a solo single called “Long Way”, whcih will be included in his forthcoming album Earthling.

Former SKID ROW vocalist SEBASTIAN BACH hit the stage on September 11 in Minnesota with his solo band.