Rock News Randoms 11-4-22

Rock News Randoms 11-4-22

Check out a new version of GNR‘s “November Rain”, featuring a 50 piece orchestra, as the band preps for the Use Your Illusion box set release on November 11.

Stevie Nicks and Billy Joel will share a stage for the first time, when they co-headline a show next April at the home of the Dallas Cowboys, AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.ย They also announced two additional shows, so this is starting to look like a tour.

James Hetfield of Metallica dressed up as Eddie Munson from “Stranger Things” for Halloween.

Cheap Trick axeman Rick Nielsen is missing a few shows after undergoing a medical procedure.

Bruce Springsteen, John Mellencamp, The Edge, Pink, and Sheryl Crow are among the inductors at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony on November 5.ย  It’ll air on HBO on November 19th.ย 

Here’s a nice chunk of Robert Plant’s Saving Grace band performing in Ireland, including a surprise appearance by Donovan for “Season of the Witch”.

Weird Al Yankovic said the first time he met Kurt Cobain, he thanked him a bunch for letting him do “Smells Like Nirvana”.ย  He told Kurt he owed him a favor, and Kurt jokingly told him to polish his nails. “He turned his head and extended his hand, and said, ‘Polish my nails.’ย  I loved that guy.” In related news, the biopic “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story”, starring Daniel Radcliffe, is out now on the Roku Channel.

Bono claims he dozed off in the Lincoln bedroom when he visited Barack Obama at the White House.ย  He blames red wine, which he’s allergic to, but he says that Obama tells people that he drank him under the table.ย 

Neil Young celebrates the 50th anniversary of the “Harvest” album, with a 1971 documentary, Harvest Time, hitting theaters on December 1.

Anthrax, Black Label Society and Exodus are touring together in 2023. And, if you like it hard and heavy, Lamb of God, Mastodon, Hatebreed, GWAR, and Shadows Fall top the bill of the first-ever “Headbangers Boat” heavy metal cruise.

Mike Tramp will be doing a solo tour in May, performing the songs of White Lion.

Ritchie Blackmore dishes on the music of Deep Purple when he departed from the band.

Ashley McBryde is the host of a TV special called “Homes for the Holidays”.ย  She and celebrities like Travis Tritt, Bret Michaels, and Yellowstone’s” Cole Hauser help the Tunnel to Towers Foundation give Gold Star and fallen first responder families mortgage free homes.ย  The show will air from Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Day across multiple networks.