Rock News Randoms 6-17-22

Rock News Randoms 6-17-22

Just five songs into MOTLEY CRUE’s reunion tour kickoff show, TOMMY LEE had to be replaced because he has FOUR broken ribs.  Meanwhile, NIKKI SIXX says “rock ‘n’ roll is embarrassing . . . as it SHOULD be.” In the new issue of “Classic Rock” magazine, Nikki talked about watching old footage of himself and MOTLEY CRUE, and he admitted that most of it doesn’t age well . . . but he doesn’t mind. And “Mötley Crüe’s Vince Neil: My Story”, a two-hour documentary with never before heard stories of VINCE NEIL‘s life, hits Reelz on Sunday, June 26 at 8p.

Check out POISON performing on the first night of The Stadium Tour.

 Do you go to music festivals?  According to a study by Yale University, that makes you a better person. 

The FOO FIGHTERS have announced some of the artists that will perform at the TAYLOR HAWKINS tribute shows in London and Los Angeles this September. The list includes: Queen’s Brian May & Roger Taylor, Rush’s Geddy Lee & Alex Lifeson, Joan Jett, Gene Simmons, Stewart Copeland from The Police, Chad Smith from RHCP, Nikki Sixx, Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine and more. Both shows will benefit charity. Get more info here.

Legendary guitarist Jeff “Skunk” Baxter’s first ever solo album Speed of Heat is out now. Skunk Baxter is known for his work on groundbreaking, multi-platinum albums by Steely Dan (a band he co-founded) and the Doobie Brothers (with whom he was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame), as well as countless production, writing and recording credits with some of the most notable artists of the 20th century. For music fans of all stripes, Speed of Heat will prove well worth the wait. The 12-song album is a riveting & rewarding musical experience that features originals co-written by Baxter and Vanston, as well as new and inspired versions of some great classics. Along the way, Baxter is joined by special guests such as Michael McDonald, Jonny Lang and Rick Livingstone, each of whom adds their own unique and remarkable musical talents to the project’s brilliant sonic mosaic. For more information about Skunk Baxter, please click here.

OZZY OSBOURNE thanked fans for their well wishes and let everyone know he’s home now recovering. He posted a note on Instagram saying “I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery.”

METALLICA is offering video classes to teach you how to play just like them. 

Click here to watch QUEEN guitarist BRIAN MAY tear up while performing next to an on-screen hologram of FREDDIE MERCURY

Enjoy some videos from the front row of a recent solo ANN WILSON show.