Rock News Randoms 7-13-23

Rock News Randoms 7-13-23

Ozzy Osbourne dropped out of the Power Trip festival because of his health.  In a statement, he said,quote, “My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward”….and. . .”Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I’m just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-a**ed.” He’s been replaced by Judas Priest.

Neil Young, John Mellencamp, and Willie Nelson are headlining this year’s Farm Aid.  It’s going down September 23rd in Noblesville, Indiana.

The Hollywood Vampires played Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” during a show in Birmingham . . . with an assist from the master himself, Tony Iommi. 

A 10% stake in the Led Zeppelin catalog is up for sale.  (Full Story

An unreleased Christine McVie song was released on July 12, which would’ve been her 80th birthday.  It’s called “Little Darlin'” and it was recorded in 2004.

Ryan Gosling has a song on the “Barbie” soundtrack called “I’m a Ken”. . . and Slash is on it.  (Full Story)   

A signed Kurt Cobain guitar pick sold for more than $14,000 – the most expensive pick ever.  (Full Story)  

Eddie Van Halen almost had a cameo in the third Bill & Ted movie.

The Taylor Hawkins tribute show in London was nominated or an Emmy.

Mark Tremonti from Alter Bridge and Creed recorded a cover of the “Godfather” song “Speak Softly Love”, for a pinball machine based on the movie.  Slash is on the track, too.  (Full Story

The new Staind album will be called “Confessions of the Fallen”, and it’s coming out on September 15th.  A new single called “Cycle of Hurting” just dropped.

Here’s a list of rockers who went broke at some point.

Check out the line-up for the 2024 Monsters of Rock Cruise.

Kid Rock was pretty upset at Bud Light earlier this year, but it hasn’t stopped him from serving it at his restaurant in Nashville.  (Full Story

A new Doors box set is coming on September 8, called “Live at the Matrix 1967: The Original Masters”.

John Lodge, legendary bass player, songwriter and vocalist of The Moody Blues and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, has announced that he will be releasing his version of the iconic album ‘Days of Future Passed’, entitled ‘Days of Future Passed – My Sojourn’, to accompany his upcoming tour of the same name. The album is to be released on CD as special fan club only release, and will be available at the upcoming shows starting July 18th, and through John’s website for pre-orders, with shipping on August 7th.