Rock News Randoms 10-18-21

Rock News Randoms 10-18-21

Last week, PAUL MCCARTNEY called THE ROLLING STONES, quote, “a blues cover band.”  Well MICK JAGGER responded during the band’s L.A. show on Thursday night. He said, quote, “There are so many celebrities here tonight . . . Paul McCartney is here . . .he’s going to help us . . . he’s going to join us in a blues cover later on.”  (Check out the video here, from 0:20 to 0:24″) It’s unclear if Paul was ACTUALLY at the show, or if it was just Mick’s way of acknowledging those recent comments. It wasn’t the first time he’s responded to comments from Paul.  Last year, Mick said, quote, “He’s a sweetheart.  There’s obviously no competition . . . The big difference, though, is that the Stones is a big concert band in other decades and areas . . . “When the BEATLES never even did an arena tour, Madison Square Garden with a decent sound system.  They broke up before that business started, the touring business for real.”  

PAUL STANLEY is grieving the loss of his guitar tech Francis Stueber, who died of COVID-19. He was 52, and the two had worked together for 20 years.

Here’s pro shot video of METALLICA‘s For Whom The Bell Tolls”, recorded October 8 at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento.

MOTLEY CRUE singer VINCE NEIL was performing with his own band on Friday night when he fell off the stage.  He had to be rushed to the hospital because he broke a few ribs. (Check out a video of the fall here.  WARNING:  This video of the bass player addressing the crowd contains profanity.)  

JUDAS PRIEST singer ROB HALFORD says he beat prostate cancer last year.

STEVE PERRY will release a digital holiday album, “The Season”, on November 5. Here’s “Winter Wonderland”.

DAVE GROHL has earned a new honor – his first book, “The Storyteller – Tales Of Life And Music”has topped The New York Times‘ Hardcover Nonfiction list and the Combined Print & E-Book Nonfiction list. 

OZZY OSBOURNE released three rare tracks to celebrate the 20th anniversary of “Down to Earth”

Check out a couple of previously unreleased DAVID BOWIE tunes. They’ll be part of a box set release on November 26.