Rock News Randoms 2-11-22

Rock News Randoms 2-11-22

KIRK HAMMETT from METALLICA is releasing his first solo EP, Portals, a four-song instrumental EP, and will be celebrating Record Store Day with its worldwide release exclusively at your favorite local independent retailer and in the Met Store on Saturday, April 23. Available across digital platforms, on CD, and as an Ocean Blue Vinyl EP, you’ll be able to pick up a copy at your friendly local record store that day or place an order on to be delivered to your front door just as soon as the postman can get there. In the meantime, please enjoy METALLICA performing “King Nothing” in San Francisco on December 17, 2021. 

Get out the credit card – new KISS figures are on the way.

EDDIE VEDDER kept his feud with NIKKI SIXX going at a recent show by taking a potshot at Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee’s elaborate drum sets, and challenging Nikki’s claim that Pearl Jam is “boring”. Meanwhile, Eddie also released the trailer for his one-on-one chat with BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

These tours were just announced:  RINGO STARR AND HIS ALL-STARR BAND, and THE WHO, but there are no dates currently scheduled in NC.

FOO FIGHTERS partnered with Meta Quest to do a FREE concert after the Super Bowl.  It’ll be available to watch in 180-degree VR using an Oculus headset, or in 2-D on Facebook Live. The FOO FIGHTERS also released a video for “Fraggle Rock Rock”.

GREEN DAY’S BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG’s stolen ’62 Chevy Nova has been recovered. 

DUFF MCKAGAN joined SLASH onstage for the GUNS N’ ROSES classic “Night Train”.  Warning: NSFW

One lucky fan who buys the debut album from ALEX LIFESON’s new band ENVY OF NONE will win a Les Paul guitar.

The USPS is celebrating Black History Month with stamps honoring 10 icons, like JIMI HENDRIX, ROSA PARKS, and MILES DAVIS. 

ANN WILSON from HEART released a new single called “Greed”.

STING sold his entire songwriting catalog for a reported $250 million.  This includes his solo work and songs he wrote in THE POLICE.

Here’s part 3 of the making of “4”, the new album from SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS.