Rock News Randoms 12-9-22

Rock News Randoms 12-9-22

Amidst all the legal pushing and shoving between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain, Journey has hired a new manager, the same one that oversees Def Leppard.

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen will be sitting out during the band’s shows this weekend, after recently having some sort of minor medical procedure. Filling in on guitar will be Robin Taylor Zander, yep, the son of singer Robin Zander.

Lynyrd Skynyrd headlined a benefit show in Florida for Hurricane Ian relief and helped raise over $1.5 million.

Def Leppard and Motley Crue added some new dates to their upcoming tour . . . with special guest Alice Cooper.  (Full Story

To mark its 15th anniversary, Led Zeppelin presents a global streaming event of Celebration Day, the concert film of the band’s historic live performance at London’s O2 Arena on December 10, 2007. Celebration Day will begin streaming this Saturday, December 10, at 8pm UK / 3pm ET / 12pm PT, on the Official Led Zeppelin YouTube channel.

A new Randy Rhoads guitar pedal is coming next year.  (Full Story

Dave Grohl played a “Hannukah Sessions” show Monday night, with special guests including Pink, Tenacious D, Beck, Karen O, and Judd Apatow.  (Full Story)  

Aerosmith has canceled the last two dates in the “Deuces Are Wild” Las Vegas residency shows due to Steven Tyler continuing to suffer from an undisclosed illness.

Check out a new video for The Beatles tune “Here, There and Everywhere”.

Roger Waters released a bunch of tunes for free during the lockdown, and now he says that the “Lockdown Sessions” will be turned into and album.

The Red Hot Chili Peppers’ “Californication” video hit a billion views on YouTube.  (Full Story

The Nirvana “Nevermind” baby is appealing the dismissal of his lawsuit.  (Full Story)   

Peter Frampton is the latest artist to sell his music catalog.