Rock News Randoms 4-22-22

Rock News Randoms 4-22-22

Turns out Reddit takes censorship pretty seriously. Loudwire reports that a user was banned for talking about METALLICA‘s debut album, “Kill ‘Em All”. There was a MEGADETH SubReddit about which debut album of the “Big 4” was the best.  The “Big 4” in case you don’t know, includes Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax. The banned user had commented, quote, “‘Kill ‘Em All’ was definitely what originally brought many people into the metal community.  To which Reddit responded with, quote, “You’ve been permanently banned for violating Reddit’s rule against threatening violence in the following content . . . We don’t tolerate any behavior that encourages, glorifies, incites, or calls for violence or physical harm against an individual, groups of people, places or animals.” So Metallica fans, it’s suggested to just use the acronym “KEA” instead of spelling the album out.  Ain’t nobody got time for being banned. 

Speaking of METALLICA, guitarist KIRK HAMMETT is going to moderate a convention panel this summer with the family of horror icons like BELA LUGOSI, BORIS KARLOFF, and VINCENT PRICE

Available on Video on Demand on May 6, “Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon”, a new documentary about the late axeman.

ANN WILSON enlisted the help of crooner VINCE GILL for a cover of QUEEN‘s “Love of My Life”.

EDDIE VAN HALEN left a HUGE donation to support music education in at-risk schools. 

The BEASTIE BOYS album “Check Your Head” is getting a 30th anniversary vinyl reissue

Coming Friday, May 13, will host the global premiere of the TRIUMPH documentary “Triumph: Rock & Roll Machine”.

Christine McVie was not only the songwriter and vocalist for many of Fleetwood Mac’s biggest hits (“Don’t Stop,” “Everywhere,” and “Little Lies”), but she also released some stunning solo albums during her Rock & Roll Hall of Fame career. Rhino puts those recordings center stage on the very first compilation to spotlight McVie as a solo artist. SONGBIRD (A SOLO COLLECTION) will be available on June 24 on 180-gram black vinyl ($21.98), CD ($14.98), and digitally. In addition, a limited-edition sea-foam green vinyl version will also be available from, with pre-orders available now.

Check out the first two episodes of “No Cover”, a new music competition TV show that seeks to find the next greatest unsigned original artists. Judges include ALICE COOPER, LZZY HALE of HALESTORM, BUSH’s GAVIN ROSSDALE and more.