Rock News Randoms 2-1-23

Rock News Randoms 2-1-23

Here’s a teaser for a Dave Grohl Super Bowl ad for Crown Royal.

On July 6, 2019, The Who headlined Wembley Stadium in London for the first time in forty years. The show was the only U.K. date on their ‘Moving On’ Tour and featured the band accompanied by an over 50-piece orchestra performing classic tracks from Quadrophenia, Tommy, Who’s Next, Who Are You and more as well tracks from their WHO album, their first studio release in thirteen years. The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley will be released on March 31st as a limited edition yellow, orange & red 3LP set, triple black vinyl and a 2CD / Blu-Ray set which features the audio remixed in Dolby Atmos. In addition, all formats feature a booklet with unseen photos from the show.

Ozzy Osbourne has canceled his European tour. He released a statement that reads, in part: This is probably one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to share with my loyal fans. As you may all know, four years ago, this month, I had a major accident, where I damaged my spine. My one and only purpose during this time has been to get back on stage. My singing voice is fine. However, after three operations, stem cell treatments, endless physical therapy sessions, and most recently groundbreaking Cybernics (HAL) Treatment, my body is still physically weak. I am honestly humbled by the way you’ve all patiently held onto your tickets for all this time, but in all good conscience, I have now come to the realization that I’m not physically capable of doing my upcoming European/UK tour dates, as I know I couldn’t deal with the travel required. Never would I have imagined that my touring days would have ended this way. My team is currently coming up with ideas for where I will be able to perform without having to travel from city to city and country to country.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame released a new mission statement on what types of artists are worthy of induction.  It basically says rock was, quote, “born from the collision of rhythm & blues, country and gospel,” so those genres are fair game. “The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame celebrates the sound of youth culture and honors the artists whose music connects us all.” And the 2023 nominees have been released.

Dolly Parton was recently asked by USA Today if she’s still trying to recruit Mick Jagger for her rock album. Here’s what she had to say.

You can now apply for the Neil Peart Spirit of Drumming Scholarship

Bon Jovi’s “Livin’ On a Prayer” has hit a billion views on YouTube. 

Check out the new “With or Without You”, from U2‘s upcoming album of “re-imagined” versions of their hits.

A musician’s testimony about Ticketmaster from last week’s Congressional hearing is going viral

Doc McGhee, the longtime manager for KISS, says that their final show will definitely happen in 2023.

A list of times an artist had to kick a fan out of a concert includes when Kurt Cobain kicked out a guy for groping a woman, and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young had a beer tossed at him.  When security was escorting the guy out, Angus went up to him and grabbed him by the nose. Ultimate Classic Rock has the list.

Elton John now has the highest grossing tour of all time.

Here’s a new video for a song that Cinderella’s Tom Keifer released in 2013 on his solo album.