Rock News Randoms 7-7-23

Rock News Randoms 7-7-23

Gene Simmons says he asked both Ace Frehley and Peter Criss if they wanted to perform at the final KISS concerts. Simmons said, ” Well, I asked both Ace and Peter a few times: ‘Do you wanna come out for the encores? Do you wanna do some shows?’ And they both said ‘no.’ So, I don’t know what to say about that… But it’s always welcome.”

The Eagles announced a farewell tour called The Long Goodbye.  It’s still in the early planning stages, so there’s only fall dates with Steely Dan so far, including a date November 9 at the PNC Arena, Raleigh. The band says, quote, “The Eagles have had a miraculous 52-year odyssey, performing for people all over the globe . . . keeping the music alive in the face of tragic losses, upheavals and setbacks of many kinds . . .”Our long run has lasted far longer than any of us ever dreamed.  But, everything has its time, and the time has come for us to close the circle . . . This is our swan song, but the music goes on and on.”

Here’s video of Gary Rossington’s very last performance of “Gimme Three Steps” with Lynyrd Skynyrd in 2022.

“Dark Kingdom,” the painting by artist Frank Frazetta, recently sold at auction for $6 million. This is the art that graces the cover of Molly Hatchet’s “Flirtin’ With Disaster” album.

A Black Sabbath “Hand of Doom 1970-1978” vinyl box set is coming in August. 

A Jimi Hendrix guitar is on sale for $1.25 million.  (Full Story)  

Click here for some fun video of Mick Jagger’s 6-year-old son rocking at a Guns N’ Roses show.

Anthony Kiedis of the Red Hot Chili Peppers doesn’t really consider himself a musician, and actually thinks he’s an “idiot” compared to his bandmates.  (Full Story)  

Check out Dead & Company’s drone show at a recent concert here.  It includes Grateful Dead logos like the dancing bear. 

Go behind the scenes at a June 24th Megadeth concert in Tampa, FL.

There’s a new docuseries coming to Paramount+ called “I Wanna Rock: The ’80s Metal Dream”.  (Full Story

Motley Crue covered the Beastie Boys’ “Fight for Your Right (To Party)” during a surprise club show. (Careful:  Nikki Sixx might drop an F-bomb 38 seconds in.) Meanwhile, Mick Mars says he doesn’t want to talk to his Crue bandmates ever again.