Rock News Randoms 3-1-23

Rock News Randoms 3-1-23

A Roger Waters show in Frankfurt, Germany was canceled after the city council called him “one of the world’s most well-known anti-Semites.” 

A Foo Fighters pinball game is coming. And no matter how cool you thought Dave Grohl was, it turns out he’s actually EVEN COOLER. Last week he showed up at a homeless shelter in Los Angeles with a massive meat smoker and a whole bunch of groceries . . . and fed the homeless. Dave arrived at midnight and spent the next 16 hours preparing and cooking ribs, pork butt, brisket, cabbage, coleslaw, and beans. Afterwards, Dave spent time chatting with staffers and people living at the shelter. In all, he fed around 500 people. 

Ozzy Osbourne is here to remind you he’s “[Effing] not dying.” He said after he announced he can no longer tour, the media drove him nuts by exaggerating the news with headlines like, quote, “Ozzy’s on his last legs.” Ozzy clarified that as of right now he doesn’t think he could pull off a tour because of his health.  But he’d still want to go if he got permission from his doctor and his condition improved.

The Miraculous Love Kids perform Tom Petty‘s “I Won’t Back Down” with singer Blake Shelton, along with guitarist Joe Walsh and bassist Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles, plus drummer Matt Sorum of Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver. The Miraculous Love Kids is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that served as Afghanistan’s only school of music for war-torn, poverty-stricken girls and young women until August 15, 2021. Since then, the girls who appear in this video have escaped the tyranny of the Taliban and are presently living as refugees in Pakistan.

Skid Row announced the official “18 and Life” cover song challenge. To enter, you just upload a video of your “18 and Life” creative cover to Instagram, TikTok, Facebook, Twitter or YouTube TAGGING Skid Row with the hashtag #18AndLife and you could win a Snake Sabo Kramer Signature guitar. More info on their website.

You can record a song with Gene Simmons at Abbey Road Studios in England for $5,995.  You’ll also get items from his personal KISS collection, his autograph on two of your personal items, and photos and videos with him. It’s happening on July 10th, and no musical experience is necessary. Details here.

Adam Lambert says he often wonders if Freddie Mercury would approve of his work with Queen.

Dee Snider’s first fiction novel, “Frats”, will be out this spring.

Staind has completed recording the first new album in 12 years.

Tesla is recording a cover of Aerosmith’s “S.O.S. Too Bad”.

A new U2 documentary, Bono & the Edge: A Sort of Homecoming With Dave Letterman, will be available on Disney+ on March 17.