Rock News Randoms 9-23-21

Rock News Randoms 9-23-21

GEDDY LEE from RUSH will release an “epic length” memoir next fall.  

ROB HALFORD from JUDAS PRIEST can’t be hard up . . . so we have no idea why he just filmed a trio of insurance commercials. Here’s one of them…..

JOURNEY drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO will have back surgery for herniated discs today, September 23.

THE ROLLING STONES played their first gig since CHARLIE WATTS’ death on Monday. MICK JAGGER told the crowd, quote, “This is our first tour in 59 years that we’ve done without our lovely Charlie Watts . . . So we’d like to dedicate this show to Charlie!”  It happened at a private event hosted by New England Patriots owner ROBERT KRAFT. The ROLLING STONES 40th anniversary edition of Tattoo You has lots of extras, including a complete 1982 concert recording. The package will arrive on October 22. Check out a new video of a previously unreleased tune from that set.

According to manager Doc McGhee, the forthcoming KISS biopic will be focused on the band’s early years.

JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS announced they will be postponing a good portion of their 2021 tour. They’ll be on the road until September 28, but after that, their shows will be on hold due to concerns about COVID-19.

Billboard, reports that a collection of NFTs of IRON MAIDEN‘s mascot, Eddie, is set for release on September 30.. 

Guitarist SCOTT GORHAM has left BLACK STAR RIDERS to work on getting THIN LIZZY back out on the road.

“Nothing To Lose – A Stephen Pearcy Rockumentary” is available to view.