Rock News Randoms 3-6-23

Rock News Randoms 3-6-23

Original Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington passed away on March 5.  He was 71 years old. Rossington was the longest-serving member of the band, and the last original member in the line-up. The band said, quote, “Gary is now with his Skynyrd brothers and family in heaven and playing it pretty, like he always does.”

Metallica’s James Hetfield is going to star in a dark western with Peter Dinklage and Juliette Lewis. And Metallica dropped a new song called “If Darkness Had a Son”.  It’s off their upcoming album, “72 Seasons”, that comes out April 14th.

Roger Waters dishes on his re-recorded 2023 version of “Dark Side of the Moon”. put together a comprehensive overview of all the insane in-fighting that’s happening with Journey.  It’s a wonder these guys can coexist. 

RUSH will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Signals with a special re-issue due on April 28.

Def Leppard shared a “behind the scenes” video of stops in Mexico during their current tour.

Check out the extended versions of the Rolling Stones’ “Miss You” and “Beast of Burden” that were originally placed on the 8-track release of the Some Girls album.

“The Black Crowes: Shake Your Money Maker Live” is set for release on March 17. It was recorded during the band’s 2021-2022 reunion tour.

Extreme released a new song called “Rise”.  They’re also releasing their first album in 15 years on June 9th. 

KISS announced the final leg of their End of the Road Tour. It kicks off in October, and ends with back-to-back dates at Madison Square Garden on December 1 and 2. 

Rob Halford thinks Ozzy Osbourne made the “right call” to retire from touring.

John Mellencamp is donating a collection of his archives to Indiana University.  It’ll include memorabilia, photographs, and instruments.

David Lee Roth released a new version of “Unchained” that was recorded in 2022.