Rock News Randoms 12-20-22

Rock News Randoms 12-20-22

Dave Grohl has returned with “The Hanukkah Sessions”. He has enlisted his partner in crime for this, Greg Kurstin, and for Night 1, director Judd Apatow singing the Blood, Sweat and Tears track “Spinning Wheel”. Night 2 features singer Pink.

Pearl Jam has a good start on a new album.

How close is KISS to wrapping up the End of the Road World Tour? “We’re far from done. I’d like to say that this is the end of the road, but they keep paving more road,” Paul Stanley says in a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock.

Tubes bassist Rick Anderson has passed away.

Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has now topped more than 2 billion Spotify streams.

Here’s some video from Metallica‘s recent “All Within My Hands” foundation benefit.

There’s no truth to the rumor that the riff from “Sweet Child O’ Mine” started out as one of Slash’s warm-up exercises.  He says, quote, “It was just me messing around and putting notes together like any riff you do.”

If you can get to France for Hellfest next June, the lineup is pretty stacked.  It includes KISS, Motley Crue, Iron Maiden, and Slipknot

Here’s a tribute to the musicians we lost in 2022.

There’s a new biopic about the founder of Casablanca Records, Neil Bogart, the man who signed KISS and many others. Check out the trailer.