Rock News Randoms 12-29-21

Rock News Randoms 12-29-21

51 years after its release, there’s a new all-star video of GEORGE HARRISON‘s “My Sweet Lord”, featuring Mark Hamill, Fred Armisen, Vanessa Bayer, Jon Hamm, Weird Al, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, and more.

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN sold his publishing catalog for $500 million. 

DAVE DAVIES of THE KINKS has a book on the way. Look for “Living On A Thin Line” in July of 2022.

There’s a KISS museum opening in Las Vegas in March 2022. It will feature more than 50 years’ worth of band memorabilia, basically from the personal collection of GENE SIMMONS.

The “Sonic Slam” tour is being planned for 2022. It will feature TOM KEIFER, formerly of CINDERELLA, along with L.A. GUNS and FASTER PUSSYCAT.

A RUSH pinball game is coming — check out the teaser.

GUNS N’ ROSES will issue some kind of box set next summer to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the “Use Your Illusion” albums.  The anniversary was actually THIS year, but the pandemic is pushing it back.

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres of music, becoming one of the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brands around the world. Gibson is proud to unveil the first guitars in the new Dave Mustaine Collection, the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP. For the new Flying V’s, the Gibson team collaborated with Dave Mustaine the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY® Awardwinning band, Megadeth. Starting today, limited quantities of the Gibson Dave Mustaine Flying V™ EXP are available in Antique Natural and Silver Metallic finishes on and at select global dealers. A wider release of units is planned for February 2022, call the Gibson Garage to order: (615) 933-6000.

ERIC CLAPTON successfully sued a woman in Germany for attempting to sell a bootleg CD on eBay for $11.  The woman said she had no idea it was an illegal recording.  The judge told her she must pay $3,500 in attorneys’ fees. CLAPTON also recently released a new song, “Heart of a Child”.

A documentary about the 2003 fire in Rhode Island during a GREAT WHITE show that killed a hundred people and injured hundreds more will premiere in February.

OZZY OSBOURNE is getting in on the crypto-craze. His “Cryptobatz” will feature 9,666 non-fungible tokens.

PINK FLOYD did a surprise release of a dozen live albums on streaming services. And Sony Music announced that Pink Floyd’s ‘P.U.L.S.E. Restored & Re-Edited’, will be released for the first time on Blu-ray on February 18, 2022. Pre-order here.