Rock News Randoms 9-7-23

Rock News Randoms 9-7-23

Foreigner announced a Las Vegas residency at The Venetian kicking off in March 2024.  (Full Story

Metallica broke Taylor Swift’s record for highest single-show attendance at SoFi Stadium in LA.  (Full Story) A dog actually snuck out of her house and into one of Metallica’s L.A. shows at SoFi Stadium.  The band says she was reunited with her family the next day. And the band’s hit “Nothing Else Matters” has now surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.

The new Rolling Stones album, Hackney Diamonds, will be out October 20. The album features Mick, Keith, and Ronnie Wood, obviously.  The late Charlie Watts appears on two tracks, and former bassist Bill Wyman returned to play on a song called “Live by the Sword”. There’s also a track called Sweet Sound of Heaven”, featuring Lady Gaga.  Mick called it gospel-flavored . . . to which Keith Richards replied, quote, “You’ve never been to church in your life.” The first release is “Angry”.

What exactly can AC/DC’s music do? Can it make you happier, more athletic, fight tougher military battles?

The 2023 Stand Up for Heroes event will include performances from John Mellencamp and Josh Groban, and comedy sets from Jon Stewart, Tracy Morgan, and Jimmy Carr.  (Full Story

If you’re going to see Aerosmith on their final tour, here’s the scoop n the setlist.

Creed announced a SECOND Summer of ’99 cruise.  The main difference between the two is the addition of Daughtry in place of 3 Doors Down.  (Full Story

Jimmy Buffett’s “Parrotheads” threw a parade in Key West, Florida in his honor.  (Full Story

Bruce Springsteen canceled the remainder of his shows this month to deal with his peptic ulcer disease.  (Full Story

The unveiling of Beastie Boys Square in New York City goes down on Saturday, with surviving members Mike D and Ad-Rock in attendance.  (Full Story)  

The Osbournes are re-launching their podcast after a five-year hiatus.  And in one episode, Jack compares Sharon’s cosmetic surgeries to a car, getting a “tune-up every 5,000 miles.” The second season of “The Osbournes Podcast” launches September 12th.

Nirvana is re-releasing “In Utero” for its 30th anniversary with 53 unreleased songs.  (Full Story

U2 is launching a two-floor interactive exhibit for fans in Las Vegas during their residency.  It’s called Zoo Station and it opens September 28th.  (Full Story

Peter Criss recently performed at a charity event, playing the drums on a classic tune from the 1930s.

Ted Nugent says that he will be hitting the stage at the gigs of Styx, Sammy Hagar and Night Ranger when they each perform in his home state of Michigan.

Bush will release a greatest hits package in November.

The Bulletboys are working on a new double album for release in 2024.