Rock News Randoms 10-14-22

Rock News Randoms 10-14-22

Queen will release an expanded collector’s edition of their ’89 album, The Miracle, on November 18. The set includes a previously unreleased track featuring Freddie Mercury on vocals.

Don’t bother trying to crash the stage at an Iron Maiden concert.  Bruce Dickinson will just drag you off.

Eddie Van Halen and Chris Cornell came close to a musical collaboration.

Check out the trailer for a documentary about drumming.  It includes Ringo Starr, Tre Cool, Chad Smith, and the late Taylor Hawkins.

AC/DC has a new “children’s” book called “The AC/DC AB/CD High Voltage Alphabet”.  Although it seems like it’s aimed more at adult fans than actual kids. Lines include: “A is for Angus / Who thinks it’s good luck / To wear a school uniform / And walk like a duck.”  (Order the book, here.  It comes out November 11th.) 

Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” has hit a billion views on YouTube

Heart’s Nancy Wilson will sell a collection of guitars and other instruments used throughout her career on Reverb, beginning October 19.

Ringo Starr has canceled his tour after being diagnosed with a second COVID infection.

Bruce Springsteen has released a cover of “Nightshift” by the Commodores. It will be featured on “Only The Strong Survive”, due out November 11th.

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy will release a new collection of music, “Legacy”, in early 2023 via Golden Robot Records, which will feature previously unreleased RATT songs, and more.

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS played “Eddie”, a song inspired by legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen, live for the first time on Sunday, October 9, at Austin City Limits in Austin, Texas.

Axeman Steve Vai is planning a return to his hard-rocking ’80s and early-’90s roots with the release of a “straight-ahead rock” album that he original recorded around 1991. 

Green Day will release a 25th anniversary edition of their fifth album, Nimrod, on January 27, 2023.

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