Rock News Randoms 5-2-23

Rock News Randoms 5-2-23

Big news from the Aerosmith camp this week: PEACE OUT! After 50 years, 10 world tours, and playing for over 100 million fans… It’s time for one last go! Aerosmith PEACE OUT- the Farewell Tour with special guest The Black Crowes! Coming to PNC Arena Raleigh on Sunday, September 24 – tickets on sale this Friday morning at 10am. Fans will see one of the most significant American rock bands in history one last time during this not-to-be-missed final tour. Every night will celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith’s groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America’s greatest rock band. In addition, THX will bring their THX Certified Live! high-fidelity experience on the road, calibrating each arena with leading-edge technology so fans don’t miss a beat of Aerosmith’s classic rock tunes in quality audio.  In a joint statement, Aerosmith shared, “It’s not goodbye it’s PEACE OUT! Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives.” (Unfortunately, drummer Joey Kramer will NOT be on the tour.  He has, quote, “regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health.” )

Sammy Hagar felt the need to UNLOAD on David Lee Roth during the latest episode of Steve-O’s “Wild Ride!” podcast.  Sammy said touring with Roth was hell.  Quote, “He’s not a fun guy.  He doesn’t play well with others.  I’m not sure what his problem is. (PROFANITY WARNING:  You can listen to the uncensored podcast here.) Meanwhile, Michael Anthony, in a recent interview, confirmed plans to dig into the VH archives and dig up previously unheard stuff.And Eddie Van Halen was reportedly plotting a full-on reunion tour WITH Michael Anthony before his death.  (Full Story)  

U2 announced a Vegas residency, they’ll play music from their 1991’s “Achtung Baby”.  (Full Story

Nikki Sixx says Mick Mars is “a little confused” and is being misled in his lawsuit against Crue.  (Full Story

Deep Purple is working on a new album with guitarist Simon McBride.

Metallica released American Sign Language music videos for each song on “72 Seasons”.  (Full Story

Here’s another new Yes track.

Rick Springfield will be joined on select dates by the Hooters, Paul Young, Tommy Tutone, John Waite, and the Tubes on the appropriately-named I Want My ’80s Tour.  (Full Story)  

David Coverdale says that he would like to resume the Whitesnake Farewell Tour next year, but it all depends on his health. Coverdale also says that’s been approached about a Las Vegas residency.

Freddie Mercury’s personal possessions are hitting the auction block, including a mustache comb and handwritten lyrics to “Killer Queen”.  (Full Story

Check out the trailer for a new Syd Barrett documentary.