Rock News Randoms 5-16-23

Rock News Randoms 5-16-23

Before the passing of Jeff Beck, he and Eric Clapton got together and recorded a brilliant take on “Moon River”. made a list of the eight most iconic guitar solos. Here they are, in no particular order: 1.  “All Along the Watchtower”,  Jimi Hendrix 2.  “Stairway to Heaven”,  Led Zeppelin 3.  “Layla”,  Eric Clapton 4.  “Comfortably Numb”,  Pink Floyd 5.  “Eruption”,  Van Halen 6. “November Rain”,  Guns N’ Roses 7.  “One”,  Metallica 8.  “Surfing with the Alien”,  Joe Satriani 

Gene Simmons shows fans exactly how to apply KISS make-up.

Steel Panther will be on the road this summer.

Here’s some pro shot video of Metallica on their current tour. And yes, the guys in the band still hate their song “Escape”, off the “Ride the Lightning” album.  (Full Story

Dolly Parton finally revealed the guest stars featured on her new album “Rockstar” that’s coming on November 17. It’ll have THIRTY songs on it . . . nine originals and 21 covers . . . featuring more than 40 guest stars, including Elton John . . . Sting . . . Steve Perry . . . John Fogerty . . . Kid Rock . . . Steven Tyler . . . Stevie Nicks . . . Joan Jett . .. . Debbie Harry . . . Pat Benatar . . . Michael McDonald . . . Nikki Sixx . . . and Richie Sambora. Also, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr helped on a cover of “Let It Be”.  So, it’s got a mini Beatles reunion.  Peter Frampton and Mick Fleetwood are also on that one. 

Motley Crue’s new songs are done and ready for mixing.

Tesla’s new live album, “Full Throttle Live”, will be out on May 26. It was recorded last summer at the Full Throttle Saloon in Sturgis, SD.

Have you seen the video for Motorhead’s cover of “Enter Sandman”?

Why did David Lee Roth post a weird video of himself dancing to “Little Bird” by Annie Lennox?  (Full Story)  

Dead and Company will livestream their entire final tour.  (Full Story)  

Bryan Adams has released a new anti-war song titled “What if There Were No Sides at All.” 

Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins cried when Kurt Cobain died . . . because he lost his, quote, “greatest opponent.”  He says, quote, “Kurt was the most talented guy of our generation.  Kurt had so much talent.  It’s like frightening.”

Iron Maiden is taking legal action against a lingerie company called Maiden Wear, who makes corsets, shapewear, bras, panties, But the band owns the trademark on “Iron Maiden” for all kinds of clothing, although lingerie isn’t mentioned. Still, they feel like the goods are “related”, and they say that confusion can, quote, “injure [the band’s] reputation in the trade and with the public.”