Rock News Randoms 3-23-22

Rock News Randoms 3-23-22

There’s a JUDAS PRIEST graphic novel coming in July. It coincides with the anniversary of the release of the Screaming For Vengeance album.

LOLLAPALOOZA‘s lineup includes METALLICA, DUA LIPA, GREEN DAY, and DOJA CAT.  JANE’S ADDICTION is going to be a special guest.  The festival is July 28th to the 31st, and tickets are already on sale. 

AC/DC‘s “For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)” was inspired by English poet Robert Graves.  ANGUS YOUNG says, quote, “I think he had a book out or a story and it was, ‘For those about to die,’ and he went into a day in the Coliseum.” Graves did do a translation of The Twelve Caesars, which is a 2,000-year-old biography on the first emperors of Rome, and contains the line, “Hail, Emperor, those who are about to die salute you.”  

MARK TREMONTI from CREED and ALTER BRIDGE is releasing an album of FRANK SINATRA covers. He worked with surviving members of Frank’s orchestra, and has gifted this album to the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS), using all proceeds to help fund NDSS give the gift of music to children with developmental disabilities. Check out the first single. 

Here’s a list of every musical guest on “The Simpsons”, in chronological order. 

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS are getting a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

ANN WILSON‘s solo album, Fierce Bliss, will arrive on April 29. She recently talked about HEART‘s 50th anniversary, and whether there would be some sort of celebration. 

Joe Satriani will release his 19th studio album, “The Elephants Of Mars”, on April 8. Here’s the newest single, “Pumpin'”.

BLACK SABBATH’S GEEZER BUTLER is selling an NFT to benefit Ukraine.

Are these the best album covers of all time?

J.J. ABRAMS is going to produce a Netflix series about U2.

How did STONE TEMPLE PILOTS, GREEN DAY and FOO FIGHTERS get their names? Find out here.

In a recent interview, Kid Rock said Donald Trump once asked him for advice about U.S. policy on Islamic State and North Korea.