Rock News Randoms 3-24-23

Rock News Randoms 3-24-23

Netflix is making a KISS biopic called “Shout It Out Loud”, but no word who will play the guys. 

Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx will be a guest on Dolly Parton’s forthcoming rock album.

Former VH bassist Michael Anthony is working on a new project.

Here’s a reason to watch next month’s “CMT Music Awards”.  Darius Rucker will be performing with The Black Crowes.  They’ll be doing the Crowes hit “She Talks To Angels”.

Wolfgang Van Halen proves he not only has talent, but also a great sense of humor, in the video for the new single from Mammoth WVH. The new album,”Mammoth II”, is due out August 4. And someone accused Wolfgang Van Halen of exploiting his name for publicity.  So he asked social media followers to choose his new name from the following:  Wolfgang Led Zeppelin . . . Wolfgang AC/DC . . . Wolfgang The Who . . . and Wolfgang Paul McCartney.  They chose Zeppelin, and he even changed his Twitter handle.

Paul McCartney remembers not knowing what to do with himself after the Beatles broke up, and being afraid to try something new.  But he started over again with Wings and, quote, “the risk paid off.”

Steve Hackett announced the fall dates for his North American leg of the “Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot At Fifty + Hackett Highlights Tour”.

Night Ranger had to postpone some shows on their current tour, as Jack Blades has been hospitalized.

John Mellencamp brought his grandkids onstage at a recent show to help him sing “Jack and Diane”

Neal Schon will release “Journey Through Time” on May 19. It’s a live show recorded in CA in 2018 to raise money for the victims of the October 2017 Northern California wildfires. The set features Journey tunes and was performed by current and former Journey members.

There’s a Slaughter documentary in the works, as well as a box set that is tentatively set for release this summer.

Gibson is proud to unveil the new Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior. The new Gibson Billie Joe Armstrong Les Paul Junior is available worldwide at authorized Gibson dealers and on “The single cut 50’s Les Paul Jr has been the root of my guitar tone for over 20 years,” says Billie Joe Armstrong. “Ever since I bought ‘Floyd’ my 1956 Sunburst Jr, in the early 2000’s I have been addicted. It’s a simple, raw, and powerful guitar that has a sound that just can’t be beat! Plug it straight into any tube amp, crank it and it will roar!“