Rock News Randoms 4-7-22

Rock News Randoms 4-7-22

METALLICA‘s All Within My Hands foundation is supporting World Central Kitchen’s work in Eastern Europe. The foundation recently gave the organization a $500,000 donation.

VAN HALEN is getting a stage named after them at a park in their hometown of Pasadena, California. 

DEACON FREY is leaving THE EAGLES.  He has been performing with them since 2017 when he stepped in following his dad GLENN FREY’s passing in 2016. 

PEARL JAM, JACK WHITE, CHRIS STAPLETON, and KINGS OF LEON are headlining the Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Kentucky, September 15th to the 18th. 

Guitar wizard ERIC JOHNSON will be releasing not one, but two albums on July 29. Check out a couple new tunes.

Coming May 20, the 40th anniversary edition of Combat Rock from the CLASH.

PAUL MCCARTNEY‘s handwritten lyric for “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” is on sale for $450,000.

There’s an opera in the works based on the final days of KURT COBAIN, and it will premiere at the Royal Opera House in London this fall.  It’s called “Last Days”.

Check out DEE SNIDER doing an acoustic version of “We’re Not Gonna Take It”. He performed this past Monday at a benefit show for Ukrainian refugees.