Rock News Randoms 9-21-21

Rock News Randoms 9-21-21

METALLICA’s self-titled “Black Album” is back in the Billboard Top 10, thanks to its 30th anniversary reissue. And the band played a surprise “pop-up concert” in Chicago on Monday, September 20.

TAYLOR HAWKINS, DAVE NAVARRO and CHRIS CHANEY have formed a new project called NHC, and they released two new songs. And watch TAYLOR HAWKINS from the FOO charge autograph hounds cold, hard cash. 

Remember when ERIC CLAPTON said he wouldn’t perform where there is a, quote, “discriminated audience present”?  Well . . . he did anyways, because on Saturday he played in New Orleans, where a vaccination or negative result was required.  Maybe he justifies it because attendees could get in with a negative test, meaning they didn’t HAVE to be vaccinated? 

ALICE COOPER recently played his first show in a year and a half. It happened at the Ocean Casino Resort in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 

ZZ TOP has issued a warning to fans regarding fake merchandise that’s been floating around in the wake of DUSTY HILL‘s passing. Buyer beware!

PEARL JAM recently debuted their newest touring guitarist – it’s former RHCP axeman JOSH KLINGHOFFER.

STEVE PERRY‘s holiday album, “The Season”, will be out on November 5, featuring holiday classics, including this one, the first single, “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” 

MICK JAGGER’s brother CHRIS is a singer, too . . . and Mick appears on his new track “Anyone Seen My Heart”.  Check it out here.

Following a successful global cinema release, Trafalgar Releasing and Anthem Entertainment are proud to announce that starting on October 1 at 9 p.m. ET through Sunday, October 10 at 11:59 p.m. ET, RUSH fans worldwide can view Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut at home, on demand. Visit for more information and to purchase access for $15. Rush: Cinema Strangiato – Director’s Cut celebrates the “Holy Trinity of Rock” (Geddy LeeAlex Lifeson, and Neil Peart) and 40 years of their Moving Pictures via an alternate “director’s cut” of the 2019 feature, giving audiences a special look into R40 LIVE, with a revamped setlist including the new addition 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. On Friday, October 1 at 9 p.m. ET, RUSHCON will host a live virtual “Interactive Watch Party” for fans to connect and discuss the film when it premieres online. Those who purchase a watch party ticket will maintain access to the content for the entire duration of the VOD window, but only those who log in during the live October 1 event will be able to participate in the chat.

PHIL COLLINS looks pretty frail in pictures from the first stop on the GENESIS reunion tour. The show went down in Birmingham, England on Monday, September 20.