Rock News Randoms 5-20-22

Rock News Randoms 5-20-22

PEARL JAM has had to cancel a few shows because first, drummer MATT CAMERON had COVID, then bassist JEFF AMENT was diagnosed too. But, on May 9, MIKE MCCREADY paid tribute to EDDIE VAN HALEN when rocked “Eruption” at a show in Arizona. 

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett says that he is still cancer free, and is ready to rock the Stadium Tour, nearly seven years after he was diagnosed.

So, how exactly did a motorcycle become part of the JUDAS PRIEST live show? This is how.

AEROSMITH’s JOE PERRY has been brought into the JOHNNY DEPP/AMBER HEARD trial.

A biopic about Casablanca Records founder Neil Bogart called Spinning Gold, is going to be shopped at the Cannes Film Festival. Bogart is particularly notable for signing KISS.

Here’s pro video of METALLICA performing “Whiskey In The Jar” on May 7 in Brazil.

A Lyft driver took off with OZZY OSBOURNE‘s clothes still in the car recently. They were recovered after his daughter KELLY contacted Lyft and the Los Angeles Police Department when the driver wasn’t reachable.

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. Among the greatest heavy metal singers of all time, Dio’s career spanned five decades, touched millions of fans and pioneered his signature “devil’s horns,” one of the most popular hand gestures in the world. Dio also provided vocals and lyrics for some of the most iconic rock albums of all time with Black Sabbath and Rainbow, before establishing his own band Dio as a metal force with their 1983 debut Holy Diver, which was a platinum-certified smash and one of the late singer-songwriter’s most groundbreaking achievements. Rhino revisits this epic metal moment on HOLY DIVER: SUPER DELUXE EDITION, available on July 8 as a 4-CD boxed set ($59.98) and digitally. The collection comes with two versions of Holy Diver. The first is a new mix of the album made by Joe Barresi (Tool, Queens of the Stone Age, Slipknot). He used the original analog tapes to remix all nine tracks on the album. The second is a newly remastered version of the original 1983 mix. The Super Deluxe Edition also features unreleased live performances and outtakes, along with a selection of rarities from the era. Barresi’s new mix of “Holy Diver” is available today digitally as a preview to the new album mix. Click here to listen now. In addition, Barresi’s new mix of Holy Diver will be released the same day as a 2-LP set on 180-gram vinyl ($34.98). It includes the original nine tracks, plus the 1983 B-side version of “Evil Eyes” as a bonus track. Side four is decorated with an etching of the legendary demon Murry that graces the album’s iconic cover. The vinyl is kept in a gatefold sleeve that shows off newly commissioned artwork by longtime Dio artist, Marc Sasso. The same artwork is also used for the 4-CD Super Deluxe Edition.