Rock News Randoms 6-10-22

Rock News Randoms 6-10-22

The ROLLING STONES covered a BEATLES tune when they performed in Liverpool on June 9.

Kiss Kruise XI is sailing from CA to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico for two weeks in October, and it will include the final KISS live performances aboard the ship. Other artists performing on the ship include: WARRANT, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, VIXEN, BUCKCHERRY, DOKKEN (with axeman GEORGE LYNCH on stage), and more.

“Ultimate Classic Rock” put together a list of the best rock songs that are two minutes long or less.  The top three are:  “From Me to You” by The Beatles . . . “The Letter” by The Box Tops . . . and “White Riot” by The Clash

JERRY CANTRELL of ALICE IN CHAINS released a cool video for the single “Had To Know”. It”s made up of scenes filmed during his recent solo tour.filmed during Jerry’s recent North American tour , and is a compilation of moments from many nights on the road.

Two decades ago, when Napster took over the world, METALLICA took a stand. KIRK HAMMETT says METALLICA warned everyone what streaming would do to the music industry. 

Bands who’ve had a Top 10 album every decade since the ’80s are Paul McCartney, James Taylor, AC/DC, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Robert Plant, Prince, Bruce Springsteen, and Def Leppard, who just joined the club.

Here are some new details on that JEFF BECK / JOHNNY DEPP album, including the release date:  July 15th.

SHARON OSBOURNE says OZZY’s surgery on Monday will, quote, “determine the rest of his life.” 

CHRISTINE MCVIE from FLEETWOOD MAC says cocaine and champagne made her perform better back in the day. 

Members of Yes, Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Blood, Sweat & Tears, and more appear on the new Prog Collective album, “Songs We Were Taught”.

TENACIOUS D has released “The Who Medley”, with proceeds to benefit Everytown for Gun Safety. You can get more info here. This isn’t the first time they’ve raise money for charity with a cover – they did it with a BEATLES medley last year.

Joe Bouchard is best known as a former member of Blue Öyster Cult. The original lineup sold millions of albums for Columbia Records, with such classic songs as “(Don’t Fear) the Reaper” and the #1 hit on the Billboard Mainstream Rock chart “Burning for You.” He contributed to songwriting and lead vocals on some of their greatest songs, such as “Hot Rails to Hell.” Bouchard releases his brand new album American Rocker, and drops a new lyric video for the haunting track “Deadly Kisses.” Joe had this to say about the song, “‘Deadly Kisses’ is a song of young love and how it traps you. I sat down in a music room at a private boarding school and played a few odd chords.  The opening lines and melody just came out.”