Rock News Randoms 7-29-22

Rock News Randoms 7-29-22

David Lee Roth released an ode to Van Halen called “Nothing Could Have Stopped Us Back Then Anyway”. (Warning: NSFW)

Dee Snider may be liberal, but he won’t stop conservative politicians from using his music.  Quote, “I wrote it for everyone . . . cherry picking who uses it is censorship.”

Metallica released a new animated lyric video for “Master of Puppets”

127 albums have reached Diamond certification, meaning that they’ve sold 10 million copies.  But only 30 have reached the 15 million plateau.  They include, obviously, the 10 best-selling albums, which are: 

1.  “Their Greatest Hits 1971 to 1975”Eagles. . . 38 million copies 

2.  “Thriller”Michael Jackson. . . 34 million copies 

3.  “Hotel California”Eagles. . . 26 million copies 

4.  “Back in Black”AC/DC. . . 25 million copies  

5.  “Led Zeppelin 4”Led Zeppelin. . . 24 million copies 

6.  “The Beatles”The Beatles. . . 24 million copies 

7.  “Greatest Hits Volume 1 and Volume 2”Billy Joel. . . 23 million copies 

8.  “The Wall”Pink Floyd. . . 23 million copies 

9.  “Double Live”Garth Brooks. . . 21 million copies 

10.  “Cracked Rear View”Hootie & the Blowfish. . . 21 million copies…..(Check out all the members of the 15 Million Club here.)

Maybe Tommy Lee shouldn’t have returned from his rib injury just yet.  Because it looks like he might be using a backing track for his drums. Video just surfaced from a Motley Crue show in Kansas City, Missouri earlier this month, where Tommy doesn’t sit down at his kit fast enough, and the count-in for “Looks That Kill” starts even before he starts “playing”. 

There will be a 40th anniversary release of Motorhead‘s Iron Fist album.

Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are staging a musical based on Romeo and Juliet.

The David Bowie documentary Moonage Daydream hits theaters on September 16. Here’s the trailer….

Vixen will be serving up a new tune in the next month or so.

Weird: The Al Yankovic Story, will premiere exclusively on the Roku Channel on November 4.

Bush‘s new album, “The Art Of Survival”, will be out on October 7. Check out the first release.