Rock News Randoms 4-24-23

Rock News Randoms 4-24-23

The final songs that Chris Cornell and Soundgarden were working on can FINALLY be released . . . because the band settled its legal issues with Cornell’s widow Vicky.

Lars Ulrich says when Metallica opened for the Rolling Stones, they weren’t allowed to speak to or make eye contact with Mick Jagger.  But Metallica is much kinder to their opening acts.

A statue of Brian Johnson was erected in Namur, Belgium . . . the first place he played live with AC/DC.  (Full Story)  

The Foo Fighters released a new song, “Rescued”. The new album, ‘But Here We Are’, will be out June 2.

Ted Nugent has announced his farewell tour, Adios Mofo.   

NFL’s Draft Concert Series will be headlined by Fall Out Boy and Motley Crue.  (Full Story

Roger Waters has announced a live broadcast and cinema event of his May 25 concert at the O2 Arena in Prague, Czech Republic.

Pearl Jam have announced some new dates featuring all-in pricing . . . meaning the price you see is the price you pay . . . no hidden fees.  (Full Story)   

Joe Perry has a new solo on the way. Sweetzerland Manifesto MKII will be out on May 26 and includes alternate takes on tunes from the original album, which was released in 2018. And Joe says there’s a big Aerosmith tour announcement coming soon.

Paul McCartney has made two Billboard dance music charts for the first time, thanks to a remake of the 1983 hit “Say Say Say” that incorporates his and Michael Jackson’s original lyrics.  It’s by a producer named Kygo.

John Mellencamp’s 25th album, Orpheus Descending, is coming on June 25. 

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen says he’s “still recovering” from being attacked outside a Florida hotel, but he’s getting ready for the band’s upcoming tour.  (Full Story)  

Stewart Copeland says The Police get along, as long as they don’t work together.  Quote, “We’ve all said to each other how much fun we’re having playing the Police’s music without having to deal with the other two.”

A new Staind album is on the way, and they just released their first new tune in 12 years.