Rock News Randoms 1-3-23

Rock News Randoms 1-3-23

Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman” has surpassed one billion Spotify streams.

Iggy Pop says he was once asked about joining AC/DC.

Courtney Love says Brad Pitt “stalked” her about making a Kurt Cobain movie . . . and her refusal to let him even cost her a part in “Fight Club”.

Wolfgang Van Halen plans to finish up recording the new Mammoth WVH album this month and release it later in the year. 

Foo Fighters issued a statement saying that they will continue, but it will be a different band, with a continued presence of the late Taylor Hawkins.

Check out a teaser for the new Slash photo book, “The Collection: Slash”. The book features the guitars he’s used throughout his career.

Queen’s Brian May has been knighted.

David Lee Roth recently talked about his relationship with the late Eddie Van Halen.

Billy Idol will get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, January 5. 

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler is being sued for the alleged sexual assault of a minor in the 1970s. 

Rolling Stone has updated their list of the 200 greatest singers of all time. They have Aretha Franklin in the top spot. Rockers who made the top 15 are John Lennon at #12, at #14 is Freddie Mercury and Bob Dylan at #15.

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi is about to start work on a new album.

Singer, guitarist, writer, producer and leader of Canadian rock legends April Wine, Myles Goodwyn, has announced his departure from touring with the group. Goodwyn will continue to lead the band and he will continue to write new material for the band and produce their recordings. Goodwyn’s last live performance with April Wine will be on March 2, 2023, in Nova Scotia where it all began. Goodwyn was the only remaining original member since the inception of April Wine in 1969, selling over 10 million albums worldwide. “I’ve had a long career, happy, fulfilling. I’ve seen much of the world and I’m grateful to continuing support of radio and our fans worldwide, but touring has been very difficult in recent years because of my diabetes and my health comes first, so unfortunately, my touring days are officially over,” says Goodwyn. Replacing Goodwyn on guitar and vocals will be Marc Parent.

Check out 10-year-old Sam Bickmore pounding the drums along with Metallica’s new tune, “Lux Aeterna”.