Rock News Randoms 5-30-23

Rock News Randoms 5-30-23

Stevie Nicks thanked Taylor Swift for writing the song “You’re on Your Own, Kid” from “Midnights”.  She said it’s helped her mourn the loss of Christine McVie.

A Triumph tribute album is in the works, and guests include Sebastian Bach, Nancy Wilson, Joey Belladonna, Nita Strauss and more.

Here’s a new Joan Jett tune.

The family of Tom Petty is suing an auction house that has been offering up Petty items for sale. They say the items were allegedly stolen.

There’s a rumor going around that negotiations are underway for the sale of Queen’s music catalog . . . and it could be worth A BILLION DOLLARS.  (Even Bruce Springsteen “only” got $500 million.)  (Full Story)  

Sammy Hagar was joined by Michael Anthony, Nancy Wilson and others at a recent charity show called Acoustic 4 a Cure.

Check out video of Dave Grohl introducing new live drummer Josh Freese at their first show together. More video here. Taylor Hawkins’ son Josh joined the Foo Fighters on drums during a show in Boston on Friday night.  (Full Story) The band recently released a new tune, “Show Me How”, and the video is posted below.

Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society is working on their 12th studio album.

Sting says the “building blocks of music” belong to humans, and we have to defend them against AI. Hey, nobody tell Sting, but Universal Music Group just signed a deal with an AI startup.  (Full Story

Danzig will perform their entire debut album on their 35th anniversary US tour,which includes a stop t the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Virginia this September.

John Mellencamp wants people to keep their lips zipped during his current tour.

Kansas has added a new violinist.

Here’s another new video from the latest Yes album.