Rock News Randoms 10-6-22

Rock News Randoms 10-6-22

The “Every Breath You Take” video by the Police hit a billion views on YouTube. 

“Heaven And Hell: Deluxe Edition” and “Mob Rules: Deluxe Edition” from Black Sabbath will be released on November 4 and November 18, respectively. Each album will be available as a 2-CD or 2-LP set. And in other Sabbath news, by leveraging its iconic past and leaning into the future, Epiphone has set the stage for the next era of sound for present and future generations. Epiphone is proud to take the next step in its partnership with legendary guitarist of Black Sabbath, Tony Iommi and launch the Tony Iommi SG Special, a new and exciting version of his beloved SG guitar which helped shape Heavy Metal. The Epiphone Tony Iommi SG Special is now available worldwide on

Ever wonder what bands are popular with serial killers?  It’s all over the map, really.  Jeffrey Dahmer was a Black Sabbath fan, John Wayne Gacy liked REO Speedwagon, and Aileen Wuornos was into 10,000 Maniacs.   

Check out a new interview with Deep Purple‘s new guitarist Simon McBride, who has stepped in as the permanent replacement for Steve Morse,

Ozzy Osbourne came out with a makeup collection with Rock & Roll Beauty.  It’s available now and includes items like a bat-shaped eye shadow palette, a gothic handheld mirror, and temporary tattoos. And speaking of makeup, here’s what went on behind the scenes during the filming of the video for Ozzy Osbourne‘s track “One of Those Days”, featuring Eric Clapton.

A letter written and signed by John Lennon hours before he was murdered is hitting the auction block

Roger Waters thinks he’s on some kind of kill list in Ukraine.

Rage Against the Machine canceled their 2023 tour and tickets will be refunded.  Zack de la Rocha needs more time to heal the Achilles tendon that he tore last July.   

Steve Perry is teasing a new holiday tune.

Paul McCartney is the most loved member of The Beatles, according to a YouGov poll.  And the three most popular songs of theirs are:  “Yesterday”, “Here Comes the Sun”, and “Hey Jude”

On November 25, Parlophone Records will release DAVID BOWIE: DIVINE SYMMETRY, a four-CD, one Blu-ray box set and digital equivalent. The collection celebrates the 12 months leading up to the release of the album Hunky Dory in December 1971 via home demos, BBC radio sessions, and live and studio recordings. DAVID BOWIE: DIVINE SYMMETRY contains 48 previously unreleased tracks/demos and new alternative mixes of Hunky Dory tracks by original co-producer Ken Scott. Two books accompany DIVINE SYMMETRY, a 100-page hardback book featuring exclusive memorabilia and photos, alongside a 60-page replica composite of Bowie’s notebooks from the era featuring handwritten lyrics, costume drawings, recording notes, and set lists. The sleeve notes were written for the release by Bowie expert Tris Penna, along with contributions from Hunky Dory, including co-producer Ken Scott, lifelong Bowie friends Geoff MacCormack and George Underwood, singer Dana Gillespie, guitarist Mark Pritchett, Friars Aylesbury promoter David Stopps, publisher Bob Grace, and photographer Louanne Richards. Pre-order here.