Rock News Randoms 5-23-23

Rock News Randoms 5-23-23

On June 30, 38 Special will release a DVD and CD, Live at Rockpalast 1981. It was filmed and recorded by a TV show when the band made an appearance at the Rockpalast festival in 1981.

Foo Fighters debuted their new touring lineup this past Sunday during a pre-tour streaming event called “Foo Fighters: Preparing Music For Concerts.” Prior to revealing Josh Freese as their new touring drummer, the band had some guests drop by their rehearsal space – Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith, Tool’s Danny Carey, and Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee.

Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen is thankful to still be here after being assaulted in Florida back in March.  (Full Story)

Whitesnake’s David Coverdale says he’s not interested in writing his memoir because he doesn’t want to hurt anyone.

Wolfgang Van Halen says “drama” is holding up an EVH tribute concert.

This is a freaky new AI generated Paul McCartney/John Lennon tune.

James Hetfield from Metallica visited wounded Ukrainian soldiers at a hospital in Colorado.  (Full Story

Tom Johnston has dropped out of the Doobie Brothers tour dues to a back injury that requires surgery.

Jimmy Buffett is out of the hospital and says he’s going fishing with friends.  (Full Story

Willie Nelson’s 90th Birthday Bash went down in April, and it was recorded and made into a movie called “Long Story Short: Willie Nelson 90”. It will be in theaters on June 11 and will feature Keith Richards, Snoop Dogg, George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Neil Young, Gary Clark Jr., Sheryl Crow and more. 

A guitar Kurt Cobain destroyed on stage sold for $595,000.  It was also signed by all three members of Nirvana.  In related news, some of Tom Petty’s wardrobe is hitting the auction block. 

Here’s a list of 28 of the greatest rock festival performances of all time.  (Full Story)  

Ringo Starr has a country EP coming out.

Right in time with the SCORPIONS European Tour, with Scorpions – Colours of Rock, BMG is reissuing the eventful band history of these hard rock legends in blazing iridescent colour. The Special Coloured Vinyl Editions will be released on June 16 and feature five album highlights from throughout their career on a variety of coloured vinyl. Three of five legendary albums remastered for the first time from original master tapes: Fly To The Rainbow, In Trance, Virgin Killer.Pre-order here.

On a ’90s music podcast, Courtney Love revealed some alternate lyrics to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.  Some have been published before, but others were only recently discovered.  You can listen here, but the podcast is loaded with profanity.  Skip ahead until the countdown clock says there’s 38:07 left.)