Rock News Randoms 3-10-23

Rock News Randoms 3-10-23

DEF LEPPARD has shared more behind-the-scenes video from the band’s current tour filmed during stops in Colombia and Peru. (Warning: NSFW)

Nikki Sixx seems to think Motley Crue can keep touring through their 50th anniversary in 2031. 

A private funeral service for Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Gary Rossington, and a celebration of his life, will be held Monday, March 13 in Jacksonville, FL. 

Dave Grohl will continue feeding the needy. 

Somehow, Eric Clapton’s “Cocaine” didn’t make #1 on a list of the top songs about cocaine

Billy Squier has released his first rock song since 1993. The tune, “Harder on a Woman”, was inspired by the Supreme Court ruling that overturned Roe v. Wade. (Warning: NSFW)

David Byrne admits he may have mishandled the Talking Heads breakup. 

Check out some video of Joe Lynn Turner performing Rainbow and Deep Purple tunes during a show in Russia.

This happened at a holiday concert, but the video is making the rounds now.  A middle school rock band performed the Guns N’ Roses classic “Sweet Child O’ Mine” . . . and considering their ages, it’s pretty amazing. (Don’t miss the guitar solo at 3:26, the singer’s “where do we go now” vocal at 4:46 . . . and the band’s great ending at 5:19.) 

The Edge says U2‘s next album of new material will have heavy guitars . . . but not as heavy as AC/DC

London’s Royal Albert Hall will host a tribute to the late Jeff Beck on May 22 and May 23. Eric Clapton and Sandra Beck, the guitarist’s widow, have been working to put this star-studded event together.

Winger is teasing new music.

Peter Gabriel recently shared a new tune called “Playing for Time”. He also posted some dates for his upcoming North American tour.