Rock News Randoms 5-9-23

Rock News Randoms 5-9-23

Here’s some up close and personal video of Lars Ulrich during a recent Metallica show.

Ozzy Osbourne has no intention of retiring from live concerts, even if he has to be wheeled on stage.  He said it’s not a job, it’s “an [effing] passion”.

Mark Farner is less than pleased with his former Grand Funk Railroad bandmates out there touring, and he’s not shy about sharing his feelings.

Actress Jennifer Coolidge would have hosted “SNL” if the writer’s strike hadn’t shut it down.  And the musical guest would have been Foo Fighters

Two of Little Feat’s best – Sailin’ Shoes and Dixie Chicken – have been newly remastered for upcoming Deluxe Editions that will introduce unreleased live and studio recordings that capture peak Feat. Rhino will release SAILIN’ SHOES (DELUXE EDITION) and DIXIE CHICKEN (DELUXE EDITION) on June 23. Each collection will be available in two different configurations, a 2-CD set for $24.98 and a 3-LP 180-gram vinyl version for $59.98. Pre-order HERE.

Wolfgang Van Halen dropped a new Mammoth WHV track.

Gainesville, Florida native Tom Petty will soon add “doctor” to his running list of accolades. The late musician will be recognized by the University Of Florida with an honorary Doctor Of Music degree .

A previously unreleased tune that Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Doug Aldrich were working on before RJD passed away may see the light of day.

Alice Cooper was unstoppable during the 1970s when the band released four consecutive platinum albums and five Top 40 hits like “I’m Eighteen,” “School’s Out,” “No More Mr. Nice Guy,” and “Elected.” Rhino will reissue two of those platinum albums – Killer (1971) and School’s Out (1972) – with newly remastered sound, rare recordings, and previously unreleased live performances. Both Deluxe Editions will be released on June 9 as 2-CD sets and 3-LP versions on 180-gram vinyl. KILLER (DELUXE EDITION) retails for $69.98 (LP) and $29.98 (CD). SCHOOL’S OUT (DELUXE EDITION) will be available for $89.98 (LP) and $29.98 (CD). Pre-orders are available now at

Enjoy some video of Megadeth’s “Crush The World” tour, when it got underway April 28 in British Columbia.

Jon Bon Jovi doesn’t think his son and Millie Bobby Brown are too young to get married. 

Have you ever wondered how Elvis Presley felt about KISS?  Click here to find out.  

The line-up is shaping up for the 2024 Monsters of Rock Cruise and thus far will include Ace Frehley, Joe Satriani, and The Darkness to name a few.

Could there be some sort of Rush reunion? One of Alex Lifeson’s current bandmates discusses that rumor.

There’s a Gary Moore box set due in June. The late legendary axeman is know for his work with Thin Lizzy, Albert King, George Harrison, B.B. King, and solo projects.

Kix is planning one final show in Maryland before they call it quits.

Check out a new solo track from Cinderella’s Tom Keifer.