Rock News Randoms 9-27-22

Rock News Randoms 9-27-22

Stevie Nicks recorded a cover of the Buffalo Springfield classic “For What It’s Worth”

We could have a new Lita Ford album in 2023.

Ozzy Osbourne says he doesn’t feel that the 2013 Black Sabbath album is a real Sabbath album.  He wasn’t happy with the production, or the fact that drummer Bill Ward didn’t participate.  He says, quote, “It wasn’t a glorious period . . . It wasn’t an earth-shattering experience for me.” 

Dead & Company will embark on their FINAL tour next summer.  But guitarist Bob Weir says all the members will continue to perform in, quote, “one form or another until we drop.”  The band consists of three original members of the Grateful Dead, along with John Mayer and other musicians.

David Lee Roth has released another new take on a VH classic.

Doobie Brothers drummer John Hartman passed away on Thursday, September 22.  He was 72.  No cause was given. 

Wendy Dio says that a Ronnie James Dio museum in the works.

Styx has scheduled a January/February 2023 Las Vegas residency.

Roger Waters’ planned shows in Poland in April have been canceled, apparently due to his take on Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. He is against the West sending weapons to Ukraine to aid in the war efforts.

Nancy Wilson from Heart wrote a song for Taylor Hawkins called “Amigo Amiga”.

Metallica are going to do a show with only songs from ’83 and ’84 as a tribute to the late founders of Megaforce Records. And Robert Trujillo says the best song to use if you want to introduce Metallica to somebody is “Disposable Heroes”.

Scream Taker is the brand-new outfit fronted  by Buffalo Music Hall of Fame vocalist Jim Crean (Appice Brothers), alongside French  guitarist Steph Honde (Paul Di’Anno, Hollywood Monster), and legendary drummer  Vinny Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath, Appice Brothers). The three musicians have created  a classic hard rock album in the vein of Dio, which is no surprise as Vinny Appice is one  of the founding members of the original Dio band. 

Judas Priest has recorded the drum, guitar and bass tracks for a new album.

“Eddie”, a tribute to Eddie Van Halen, is the second single from Red Hot Chili Pepper‘s 13th album, Return of the Dream Canteen, which comes out on October 14.