Rock News Randoms 4-11-23

Rock News Randoms 4-11-23

Mick Mars is suing Motley Crue, claiming they kicked him out of the band and ripped him off.  He also claims the other guys are using a lot of prerecorded tracks onstage, rather than playing live.

Eddie’s guitar from Van Halen’s“Hot for Teacher” video . . . which he also used live throughout 1983 and ’84 . . . is expected to sell for between $2 million and $3 million.  The opening bid is $1.8 million. Eddie gave the guitar to one of the band’s drum techs when he retired in 1990 . . . but it has changed ownership several times since then.  You can check out the listing at

Gene Simmons donated $250,000 to Mending Kids, a group that has been providing life-changing surgical care to children in need for 18 years. And Ace Frehley has decided not to release information that would RUIN Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons, because that would be sinking to their level.  Ace also says Paul called him and refused to apologize. He said, quote, “[Eff] you Ace, I’m not going to apologize” . . . and then hung up.

Geddy Lee’s memoir, My Effin’ Life, is due out on November 14.

What are Lars Ulrich‘s favorite Metallica songs to play live? A lucky Metallica fan got to press his own copy of the new album, “72 Seasons”.  And Metallica will be on Jimmy Kimmel performing all week long leading up to the release of “72 Seasons” on Friday. In case you missed the first night………

Dee Snider was recently revealed as The Doll on The Masked Singer. Snider also said that Twisted Sister will reunite and make appearances at 2024 political rallies in need of their support

David Coverdale says that Whitesnake’s Farewell Tour will probably not happen this year.

CANDLEBOX will release a new, live acoustic album, titled “Live At The Neptune”, on June 23.

Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler says he shouldn’t be sued for allegedly having sex with a minor in the ’70s, because the relationship was consensual, and he was her legal guardian. Legal experts say Steven Tyler’s “legal guardianship” defense in his underage sex lawsuit is crazy.

Roger Daltrey says The Who might not ever tour America again because it’s too expensive.

Joe Perry and Ronnie Wood have joined the upcoming Jeff Beck tribute concerts. 

The David Bowie documentary, “Moonage Daydream”, will premiere April 29th on HBO.

Josh Klinghoffer thinks the Red Hot Chili Peppers made better music when he was in the band. 

Check out a new Jethro Tull track, “Hammer on Hammer”