Rock News Randoms 1-24-23

Rock News Randoms 1-24-23

Coming April 21, Ian Hunter’s new album, Defiance Part 1. It’s packed with special guests, including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Slash, Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, ZZ Top’ s Billy Gibbons, the even late Taylor Hawkins, and recently departed Jeff Beck. The first release, “Bed of Roses” features Ringo Starr and Mike Campbell, guitarist in Tom Petty’s Heartbreakers.

People who’ve apparently never seen the cover of Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” are upset that there’s a rainbow in the logo for the album’s 50th anniversary. Here are details on the new Dark Side box set.

Meat Loaf’s daughters shared a short tribute film on the anniversary of his death.

Could Ozzy be knighted? Maybe.

WHITESNAKE‘s now-72-year-old drummer Tommy Aldridge recorded a video breaking down the band’s classic song “Here I Go Again”.

L.A. Guns plan to release a new album in April.

The Journey drama continues, as Jonathan Cain has filed another lawsuit against Neal Schon.

The Marshall Tucker Band announced the passing of Marshall Tucker last week at 99.  Tucker was never an actual member of the band.  He was a blind pianist they took their name from. 

Metallica released a new song called “Screaming Suicide” and a video.  It’s off their upcoming album, “72 Seasons”, that comes out April 14th. 

Kansas is hitting the road for a 50th anniversary tour. You can catch them November 4 at DPAC.

Dolly Parton’s Rock Star album will be out later this year, and she’s put together an impressive number of guest stars. Making appearances are: Paul McCartney, Stevie Nicks, John Fogerty, Steve Perry, Steven Tyler, and Cher

FOO FIGHTERS and GREEN DAY will headline the Harley-Davidson Homecoming Festival, set to take place July 13-16 at multiple venues across Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

Check out Bret Michaels’ new single, “Back in the Day”.