Rock News Randoms 5-27-22

Rock News Randoms 5-27-22

DEF LEPPARD rocked Wednesday night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!. Their new album, “Diamond Star Halos”, is out today, May 27.

In a new interview with guitarist BILLY DUFFY of THE CULT, he says the next album will be non-bluesy and epic.

The AC/DC logo was based on the letters in the first book ever printed . . . the Gutenberg Bible.  And the guy who created it was paid a one-time fee . . . never got any royalties . . . and also did the logos for Pepsi and “Time” magazine.

Two big deaths to report from the music world:  Depeche Mode founding member Andy Fletcher, and YES drummer ALAN WHITE has also died, after what the band called a “short illness”.  He was 72.  They said Alan was looking forward to the upcoming tour celebrating the 50th anniversary of their “Close to the Edge” album. 

Here’s the video for Skid Row‘s latest tune, “The Gang’s All Here”.

WHITESNAKE’s DAVID COVERDALE says that he originally wrote the song “Is This Love” for TINA TURNER.  But when the band’s label heard it, they refused to let it go.  And it became one of their biggest hits.

LITTLE FEAT is releasing a 45th anniversary deluxe edition of the ’78 album Waiting for Columbus.

JOURNEY turns 50 in 2023, and in a new interview, NEAL SCHON says they’ll be on the road with some old friends to celebrate.

Enjoy pro video of METALLICA‘s “For Whom The Bell Tolls”, filmed May 10 in Brazil.

A mold of JIMI HENDRIX‘s man tool will be on display at the Phallological Museum in Iceland. 

AEROSMITH cancelled their June and July Las Vegas residency dates because STEVEN TYLER is back in rehab.  The band announced that he relapsed on painkillers he was taking after having foot surgery, and voluntarily entered a treatment program. 

QUIET RIOT‘s album, “Alive And Well”, will be reissued as a deluxe 2CD set and a 2LP vinyl package on June 17.