Rock News Randoms 6-21-22

Rock News Randoms 6-21-22

For fans of DEEP PURPLE‘s master keyboardist JON LORD – coming September 23, “Jon Lord: A Visual Biography”.

Surely you’ve heard by now that TOMMY LEE is having to bail early on MOTLEY CRUE‘s portion of The Stadium Tour, due to having four broken ribs. So for the rest of the tour, he’s gonna, quote, “pop in and out as much as I can.” And he isn’t explaining exactly how those ribs were broken, just saying it’s “f-ing b****t”.

MEGADETH has created a special website for the band’s upcoming album, “The Sick, The Dying And The Dead”. Click here to check it out. The first single should be out this week, while the album is set for release in September.

A new DEF LEPPARD book is reportedly in the pipeline for release in November. “Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard” is said to be narrated by the bandmembers in their own words.

JOHNNY DEPP and JEFF BECK will release the album, 18, on July 15, and have shared theirr take on the VELVET UNDERGROUND track “Venus in Furs”.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist FLEA put it out into the universe that he’d love to play Popeye. (And we bet he’d be GREAT at it.)

ZZ TOP are planning to create new music with ELWOOD FRANCIS, their longtime guitar tech, taking the place of the late DUSTY HILL, with Hill’s blessing.

Organizers of Hellfest in France are replacing their statue of LEMMY with an even COOLER statue of Lemmy!!! 

Longtime FLEETWOOD MAC keyboard player and member of the DAVID LEE ROTH BAND, BRETT TUGGLE died on Sunday, June 19 at the age of 70, from complications related to cancer.

IRON MAIDEN will be covering medical bills for their former singer PAUL DI’ANNO

Death metal without distortion is just surf rock. There’s video proof. 

On Friday, June 24 at 3pm Eastern, SLASH will be answering fan questions Live on Veeps and follwing that, there will be an encore airing of the global virtual concert “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston,”which is now one of Veeps most successful live concerts to date. “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators-Live From Boston” was shot on location at the group’s sold out House of Blues show. The full production, multi-camera virtual concert event gives fans around the globe the chance to see SMKC’s electrifying live show which The Chicago Sun-Times heralded “a rock-solid powerhouse” anda curated, 21-song salute to some of their own best material” adding, “As long as Slash is still standing, rock music will always be alive and well”(3/3/22). The set list will include classic favorites, as well as brand new songs from their new album 4, (Gibson Records/BMG). Tickets for “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston” live only event are available via Veeps, fans can watch “Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – Live From Boston” on the big screen via Apple TV and Roku, as well as on iOS and Android. Fans that purchased tickets to the first SMKC airing on Veeps, check your email for a special discount code.