Rock News Randoms 1-10-23

Rock News Randoms 1-10-23

Foo Fighters have announced their first concert dates since the passing of Taylor Hawkins. They will perform May 26 at the Boston Calling Music Festival, May 28 at Sonic Temple in Columbus, OH and June 18 at Bonnaroo in Manchester, TN.

Ozzy Osbourne is “deeply nervous” about returning to reality TV with his upcoming BBC show, “Home to Roost”.  He said when he did “The Osbournes”, it made him and his family crazy, and caused his kids to get into drugs.   

Megadeth has been added the the line-up for the Blue Ridge Rock Festival.

On Thursday, January 5, Billy Idol got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Grammys will give out lifetime achievement awards to The Supremes, Nirvana, Ma Rainey, Slick Rick, Nile Rodgers, Bobby McFerrin, and Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler has canceled another appearance. He was supposed to be honored at a charity event in Las Vegas in February, but his manager said he had to bow out due to health issues.

YYNOT, a RUSH tribute band, performed at a charity concert in celebration of RUSH‘s late drummer Neil Peart on the third anniversary of his passing. They were joined by a host of rockers, including former Dream Theater drummer Mike Portnoy, Frank Bello of Anthrax and more. Click here to check out videos.

What are John, Paul, George, and Ringo’s favorite Beatles songs? And does this count as irony?  Paul McCartney was almost hit by a car . . . in the crosswalk from the “Abbey Road” album cover. Paul was recreating that famous walk for his daughter Mary . . . who made a documentary about Abbey Road studios called “If These Walls Could Sing”. She says, quote, “[It] was so funny.  As we were leaving [the studio], I said, ‘I’ll film you [crossing the street],’ and he went over and this car totally didn’t stop for him!” 

Here’s fan filmed video of Jack Russel’s Great White performing at the famed Whisky A Go Go.

Albums celebrating milestone anniversaries this year include Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” and Queen’s debut album “Queen” turning 50.  There is also Def Leppard’s “Pyromania” and U2’s “War” turning 40, along with Kill ‘Em All” from Metallica and “Bark at the Moon”, Ozzy Osbourne…. Turning 30 (1993): “In Utero”, Nirvana and “Vs.”, Pearl Jam.

David Bowie’s “Aladdin Sane” is getting a 50th anniversary reissue in April. 

Another anniversary – Journey‘s “Separate Ways” turns 40. Daughtry and Lzzy Hale recorded a cover of it to celebrate.

Iron Maiden is now available as a stamp in the UK.

Jack Black is thinking of doing sequels for “School of Rock” and “Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny”

Former Black Crowes drummer Steve Gorman is now a radio host.

 REO Speedwagon‘s founding keyboardist Neal Doughty is retiring from touring.