Rock News Randoms 9-18-23

Rock News Randoms 9-18-23

Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eric Johnson will reunite for a 2024 version of the G3 Tour.

The Rolling Stones have confirmed the musical guests on their new album, “Hackney Diamonds”, set to be released October 20. In addition to contributions from the late Charlie Watts, former bassist Bill Wyman, and Lady Gaga, the album will also include Stevie Wonder, Paul McCartney and Elton John.

Here’s a new single from Heart’s Ann Wilson with her band, Tripsitter.

Here’s a list of rock and metal bands that were forced to change their names.  (Full Story

Pearl Jam’s new album is just about finished. And guitarist Mike McCready is working on a rock opera that honors the late Chris Cornell.  Quote, “I look at him as one of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time, aside from being a friend.”

In the first episode of the newly revived “The Osbournes” podcast, Ozzy revealed that he will need to have a fourth surgery on the discs below his neck as well as get an epidural injection.

Rudolph Schenker says he’s looking forward to celebrating the Scorpions’ 60th anniversary on stage next year.

Rolling Stone magazine’s Jann Wenner has been removed from the board of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Check out some photos of The Sphere in Las Vegas, the new performance venue where U2 is doing their residency.

Staind will release a new album this Friday – here’s the first single.

A study using Google Trends found that Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” has the most searched song lyrics in the U.S.  It’s followed by “Hotel California” by the Eagles and Eminem’s“Lose Yourself”. “Enter Sandman” from Metallica is the most searched metal song.

Bush is dropping a greatest hits package on November 10, and they’ve announced a tour for November and December, which includes a date at DPAC on November 17.

The rest of Spinal Tap, along with director Rob Reiner, announced last year that they’re working on a sequel. Meanwhile, Spinal Tap bassist Derek Smalls is back with a new solo single called “Must Crush Barbie”. (As you would imagine, it’s not safe for work.)