Rock News Randoms 7-31-23

Rock News Randoms 7-31-23

Check out some HD video here from Deep Purple’s summer tour in Slovakia.

Mick Jagger celebrated his 80th birthday at a club with Leonardo DiCaprio, Lenny Kravitz, Ron Wood, and other celebrities.  (Full Story)  

Metallica is investing in their fifth year of the Metallica Scholars Initiative.

Founding Eagles bassist Randy Meisner died this past Wednesday night of COPD.  He sang lead vocals on “Take It to the Limit”, and left the band in 1977.  (Full Story

Here’s another release from the forthcoming solo album from Paul Rodgers.

Steve Howe recently talked about why he is against a Yes reunion. Meanwhile, former Yes guitarist Trevor Rabin is planning an October release for his new solo album.

Brian May recently discussed how he believes that humans are eliminating every species that hey feel are not useful to them.

Steve Miller is honoring the 50th anniversary of his chart-topping, Platinum eighth studio album, The Joker, with a new box set chronicling the artistic journey that led to its creation. J50: The Evolution of The Joker showcases Miller’s process as he expands and reimagines his craft. Curated by Miller himself, J50 dives deep into the creative process of writing and assembling The Joker and amplifies its enduring magic by chronologically placing the original album tracks alongside 27 previously unreleased recordings from Miller’s personal archive – including songwriting tapes made by Miller on his TEAC 4-track in hotel rooms on the road and at live performances, plus studio outtakes and rehearsals – as well as six audio commentary tracks from Miller and exclusive liner notes from both Miller and legendary journalist Anthony DeCurtis.  J50: The Evolution of The Joker arrives via Universal on 2xCD, 3xLP + 7”, as well as digital download and all DSPs and streaming services on Friday, September 15. The vinyl version includes a reproduction of a vintage The Joker iron-on and limited-edition lithograph.

Prior to the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival, Megadeth went ghost hunting at Ohio State Reformatory.

Wolfgang Van Halen dishes on the time David Lee Roth refused to record a new VH tune.

Grateful Dead fans, prepare yourselves – a 50th anniversary edition of “Wake of the Flood” is coming.

Axeman Steve Vai is hosting a guitar camp.

Also Nova recently did his first shows in more than 30 years.