Rock News Randoms 8-10-22

Rock News Randoms 8-10-22

Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi sang the Black Sabbath classic “Paranoid” at the Commonwealth Games in their hometown of Birmingham. 

Alice in Chains’ classic album “Dirt” has gone Five-Times Platinum.

Former Judas Priest axeman K.K. Downing takes fans for a rock and roll ride in a new coffee table book, “Solid Rock“.

Former Pink Floyd bassist/vocalist Roger Waters recently talked politics on CNN.

Gavin Rossdale of Bush talks child-rearing in a new interview.

Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson says that the band recently recorded new tunes with vocalist Kelly Hansen, who has been fronting the group for 17 year.  

A letter John Lennon wrote Paul McCartney during the legal wrangling that happened after the Beatles broke up is on the auction block.  It’s kind of brutal, but at times, quite pleasant.  These guys obviously had a complicated relationship. 

Check out pro video of Heart’s Ann Wilson doing “Barracuda” on August 6 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany. 

With Metallica‘s “Master of Puppets” hitting new heights after being featured in an episode of “Stranger Things”, here’s a list of other rock tunes that became more popular after being included in TV shows and movies.

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea doesn’t like to take photos with fans.  He thinks it takes away from having an actual conversation and becomes more transactional.

Here’s the latest tune from Tesla, “Time to Rock”.