Rock News Randoms 7-14-22

Rock News Randoms 7-14-22

QUEEN’s BRIAN MAY and the co-founder of the band 10cc, Graham Gouldman, worked together on a new song inspired by the James Webb Space Telescope.

Ozzy Osbourne will be at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 22.  He’s debuting the artwork for a comic book created by Todd McFarlane that’s coming out with his next album “Patient Number 9”.  Meanwhile, Ozzy and Sharon‘s L.A. home is on the market for $18 million.

Don Henley‘s handwritten Eagles lyrics were stolen in the ’70s and three guys got caught trying to sell the valuable memorabilia in different auctions. One of the guys is a curator for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

TWISTED SISTER’s Dee Snider has teamed up with T-Mobile to promote the company’s “Carrier Callout” campaign in an attempt to win over AT&T and Verizon customers.

The Heavy Metal Knitting World Championship took place recently in Finland. Yes, that’s a real thing.

Check out a live version of CHARLIE DANIELS covering the country tune, “Jambalaya”.  You’ll find it on the upcoming album, “Charlie Daniels & Friends: Volunteer Jam 1 – 1974: The Legend Begins”, which will arrive on August 26. 

Pantera is reuniting for a tour next year.  Well, the singer and bassist are.  Of course, guitarist Dimebag Darrell and drummer Vinnie Paul are no longer with us. 

Click here to check out videos of MOTLEY CRUE performing in PA on The Stadium Tour.

Just in time for Christmas, Funko will release “Dirt” era ALICE IN CHAINS figures in November. The set will celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary.

A guitar that Eddie Van Halen once gave to Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford is on sale for $26,000.

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will kick off their 2023 international tour with 31 performances across the United States, including a Saturday, March 25, 2023 date at Greensboro Coliseum. Tickets for the March 25, 2023 show at Greensboro Coliseum will go on sale Friday, July 22 at 10 AM. The tour will be using Ticketmaster’s Verified Fan platform for tickets sold via Ticketmaster. Fans can register for Ticketmaster Verified Fan through Sunday, July 17 for the chance to buy tickets. All registrants who are verified will be equally eligible to receive a unique access code for the Verified Fan Onsale. Registering does not guarantee you will receive a code, or have the ability to purchase tickets. The Verified Fan Onsale will take place between 10am and 2pm local time. If tickets remain, a general onsale for all fans begins the same day at 3pm local time with no code required.  To register for the Ticketmaster Verified Fan Onsale, visit 

SKID ROW released another new tune. (Warning: NSFW)

Madison Square Garden, the world-famous New York City arena, was a home away from home for the Grateful Dead, a reliable sanctuary where the band would ultimately play 52 shows, a record at the time. IN AND OUT OF THE GARDEN: MADISON SQUARE GARDEN ’81, ’82, ’83 is a new, 17-CD boxed set that celebrates the band’s rich history at “the world’s most famous arena,” introducing six previously unreleased shows recorded at MSG between 1981 and 1983. The collection is available now for pre-order and will be released on September 23. Production of the set is limited to 12,500 individually numbered copies and is available exclusively from for $179.98. Full audio will also be available in its entirety as a digital download exclusively at in Apple Lossless ($119.98) and FLAC 192/24 ($149.98). The boxed set includes six unreleased concerts recorded at Madison Square Garden on March 9 and 10, 1981; September 20 and 21, 1982; and October 11 and 12, 1983. On the same day, the March 9, 1981 show from the boxed set will be released separately at all regular retail outlets. MADISON SQUARE GARDEN, NEW YORK, NY (3/9/81) will be available as a 3-CD set ($29.98) and digitally.