Rock News Randoms 12-6-22

Rock News Randoms 12-6-22

Enhanced ticket packages for Metallica‘s upcoming tour include a $7,000 package for up to eight people, with a private viewing platform and access to a pre-show party.  There’s also one where you can watch the show from a pit in the middle of the stage. There are also packages that give you a seat in the “Snake Pit” . . . which is a standing location in the MIDDLE OF THE STAGE. (Check out the details of all the packages here.) 

Even though Gary Rossington is an original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, he considers the current lineup . . . which he’s a part of . . . to be a tribute band

George Thorogood will celebrate his 50th anniversary in 2023 with “The Bad All Over the World – 50 Years of Rock” tour.

The Rolling Stones will release “Grrr Live!” on February 10. It’s a live hits album that spans the band’s career.

Alice Cooper is releasing a coffee table book in January, in honor of his 75th birthday.  It’s called “Alice Cooper at 75” . . . and it’ll set you back 75 bucks.  

There’s a new mural of Ozzy Osbourne in his hometown of Birmingham.

Twisted Sister has launched a makeup collection.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers will have a variety of different opening acts on their 2023 tour, including The Roots, Iggy Pop, and The Strokes

Axl Rose will no longer throw his microphone into the crowd at GNR shows, as he’s done for more than 30 years . . . after a fan in Australia got hit in the face by it.  He says, quote “We don’t want anyone getting hurt or to somehow in any way hurt anyone at any of [our] shows anywhere.”

A Motorhead song called “Bullet In Your Brain” recently dropped.  It’s one of two unreleased songs that’ll be included on a reissue of their final album, “Bad Magic”

David Byrne from Talking Heads released a holiday song called The Fat Man’s Comin’.

Mick Fleetwood‘s WOODEN BALLS from the cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s “Rumours” album sold at auction for $128,000.  Items belonging to Fleetwood and his bandmates John McVie and the late Christine McVie were sold off over the weekend.

Winger‘s first new studio album in almost ten years is being mixed for a release in 2023.

A list of jobs that rock artists had before they were famous include:   

Ozzy Osbourne:  He worked at a slaughterhouse where he had to cut cows open. 

Chris Cornell:  He worked as a fish handler for a seafood company.  He had to wipe up the slime and throw away fish guts. 

Lemmy Kilmister:  He was Jimi Hendrix’s roadie.  

Kurt Cobain:  He worked as a janitor.  

Axl Rose:  He was a manager at Tower Records in L.A.  

Mick Jagger:  He was a hospital porter in a psychiatric facility.  

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Check out Tenacious D doing Chris Isaak‘s “Wicked Game”