Rock News Randoms 2-14-23

Rock News Randoms 2-14-23

The Birmingham Royal Ballet is doing a show to the music of native sons Black Sabbath

Metallica raised $3 million for their All Within My Hands foundation from their benefit concert and auction last December. And, after Rihanna’s Halftime performance, Metallica posted a clip from a 2017 episode of “Carpool Karaoke” where they sang “Diamonds” will Billy Eichner.

Slash knows that Guns N’ Roses’ behavior back in the day wouldn’t fly today.  Quote, “Most of everything that we did would’ve gotten us canceled in this day and age . . .  I’m just glad that we didn’t have the internet back then.”

Here’s the first installment of “The Rolling Stones Chronicles”, a series of documentary shorts. Episode 1 explains the influence of early rock and roll and Chicago blues on the band.

Roger Waters re-recorded Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” without the knowledge or involvement of any of his former bandmates.  He plans to release it in May.

The Scorpions'”Wind of Change” has now topped one billion views on You Tube.

Bret Michaels says he’s feeling good, following his hospitalization last June.

So it’s come to this:  Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was just unmasked on the British version of “The Masked Singer”

Graham Nash says David Crosby had reached out to him before his death in an effort to patch things up. Meanwhile, Neil Young and Stephen Still are set to perform with David Crosby’s son.

U2 is doing a residency at the new, state-of-the-art MSG Sphere at The Venetian, Las Vegas. They ran a teaser for the event in a Super Bowl ad that many people thought was off the mark, due to the recent issues with balloons and other objects being shot down.

Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith found himself in a bar in Melbourne, Australia the other night.  He ended up playing two AC/DC covers with a local band . . . to an audience of 17 people. Seth O’Donnell, a drummer from another band that was playing that night, lent Chad his drumsticks.  And Chad BROKE THEM. (WARNING:  The video of Chad’s performance contains profanity.)

Tommy Lee and his wife think Pamela Anderson is trying to destroy their marriage and get Tommy back. 

Kevin Cronin and Dolly Parton will do a “dark” duet of “Keep On Lovin’ You” for Dolly’s upcoming rock album.

According to Forbes, Genesis were the highest-paid entertainers of 2022, making $230 million.  They were followed by Sting with $210 million, and Tyler Perry with $175 million. The Rolling Stones came in at#7 with $98 million.