Rock News Randoms 2-24-23

Rock News Randoms 2-24-23

The Motley Crue / Def Leppard Stadium Tour won Rock Tour of the Year at the Pollstar Awards. And, backstage, Motley Crue and Def Leppard flipped a coin to determine who got top billing on their shared plane. (Wanring: NSFW)

Paul McCartney will play bass on a tune on the upcoming Rolling Stones album.  It will also feature late Stones drummer Charlie Watts, who recorded material before he died last year.

The Joe Perry Project is hitting the road for some dates in April. Extreme’s Gary Cherone will be on lead vocals.

A longtime former hairstylist for KISS says the band’s lax COVID protocols led to the death of one of their guitar techs. 

Journey concert goers got a treat in Austin, TX when original keyboardist Gregg Rolie joined the band on stage.

Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers has a new podcast called “This Little Light” premiering on March 30th. 

Here’s what went into the making of Metallica‘s “Screaming Suicide” video.

Kurt Cobain once painted the image of Iron Maiden‘s “Killers” on a guy’s skateboard in exchange for 20 bucks and some weed.  Now Tony Hawk is selling replicas of it for charity.  

Bush’s Gavin Rossdale is being sued by the band’s original drummer over the 2019 tour.

A chatbot was asked what was so great about 20 classic rock and metal albums.

Graham Nash, the two-time Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee and founding member of both the Hollies and Crosby, Stills & Nash, returns with Now – his first studio album of new material in seven years.  Now is due to be released May 19 on BMG. Now is produced by Nash and longtime touring keyboardist Todd Caldwell. Of the new record, Nash states “I believe that my new album Now is the most personal one I have ever made. At this point in my life, that’s something to say!” Nash will hit the road in support of Now this spring with a run of performances throughout the U.S. The Sixty Years of Songs and Stories Tour marks the sixtieth anniversary of Nash’s first single with the Hollies, one of the leaders of the British Invasion in the 1960s.  Additionally, in June and July Nash will revisit his west coast tour dates recently postponed due to Covid. Tour dates and other info can be found at

Jethro Tull has a new single out called “The Navigators”.