Rock News Randoms 3-28-23

Rock News Randoms 3-28-23

Jason Bonham may have discovered some previously unreleased Led Zeppelin material

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo recorded backup vocals for the first time for their upcoming album.  He said he’s proud of it because when he joined the band back in 2003, he’d never sung before. “72 Seasons” comes out April 14th. 

After almost three decades, a new Pete Townshend solo track has been released. “Can’t Outrun the Truth” was inspired by reflections of solitude during the pandemic, and was written and produced by Rachel Fuller, a pop artist, songwriter and coincidentally, Townshend’s wife. A portion of the proceeds from this single will be donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust, a favorite charity of the Who

U2 guitarist The Edge says they’re going to kick-start a “resurgence of guitars” in mainstream music.  He said, “We are turning the amps on . . . the rock that we all grew up . . . we’d love to connect back into.”

A hundred drummers got together in Belgium to play the Foo Fighters’ “My Hero”, to pay tribute to Taylor Hawkins on the anniversary of his death. 

Candllebox’s current tour will be their last.

ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons made a guest appearance at Billy Joel’s Madison Square Garden show on Sunday.

Queen + Adam Lambert are going on tour this fall. 

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason says that he’s heard Roger Waters’ re-recording of “The Dark Side of the Moon”, and it’s good.

Night Ranger’s Jack Blades is out of the hospital and doing well after suffering from heart-related issues.

Check out video of the Pantera reunion/tribute at their first show of the year in Japan.