Rock News Randoms 6-3-22

Rock News Randoms 6-3-22

THE ROLLING STONES are off and running on their “Sixty” tour, celebrating their 60th anniversary as a band. The first date was June 1 in Madrid, and the guys performed the ’66 tune “Out of Time,” which they’d never done live before. They also did a tribute to CHARLIE WATTS.

America’s only Rock ‘n’ Roll magazine is back!  “Creem” has relaunched as a website and in the fall, a quarterly print magazine. 

The video for EUROPE‘s 1986 smash, “The Final Countdown”, has now surpassed one billion views on YouTube. 

ROBERT PLANT and ALISON KRAUSS are bringing a new take on LED ZEPPELIN’s “Rock and Roll” to their live show. 

DAVID LEE ROTH is dishing again about a possible VAN HALEN tribute tour.

Michael Sweet has admitted that he and his STRYPER bandmates no longer attempt to perform the group’s songs in the original key. 

STRYPER vocalist MICHAEL SWEET noted on social media that he and the band don’t play songs in the original key – they play a half step down to accommodate his aging voice. 

You don’t see this every day:  JUDAS PRIEST wore their street clothes during a stripped-down gig in Berlin. 

JIMMY PAGE says that the surviving members of LED ZEPPELIN were approached with the idea of doing an Abba-style avatar act, but couldn’t agree on details.

Check out JOURNEY‘s video for “You Got The Best Of Me”, a song from the Freedom album, which will be out July 8.