Rock News Randoms 9-26-23

Rock News Randoms 9-26-23

Steve Miller is honoring the 50th anniversary of the chart-topping, RIAA Platinum-certified studio album ‘The Joker’ with a groundbreaking new box set chronicling the extraordinary artistic journey that led to its creation. ‘J50: The Evolution of The Joker’, available now.

On October 27, Motley Crue will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the “Shout at the Devil” album by releasing a “Year of the Devil” box set. Meanwhile, Vince Neil’s recent solo gig at the Oklahoma State Fair ended early due to a SHOOTING in a nearby building.  (Full Story)  

Journey and Toto are hitting the road together next year. Catch them at PNC Arena, Raleigh on February 17.

Keith Richards has adapted to a clean lifestyle and feels blessed his body keeps going.  He’s given up cigarettes, cocaine, heroin, and even his Nuclear Waste vodka and orange soda cocktail. He says he gave up cigarettes in 2019, cocaine in 2006, and heroin in 1978. Read his full interview at

Queen guitarist Brian May assisted NASA in a mission to retrieve an asteroid sample.  He created stereoscopic images to ensure the spacecraft could have a safe landing. Brian says you can read the full story of the mission in his new book, Bennu 3-D: Anatomy of an Asteroid, which includes a 3-D viewer designed by him. 

Tony Iommi played “Paranoid” at the premiere of a new Black Sabbath ballet in Birmingham.  Yes, this actually happened, and there’s video to prove it.  (Full Story)  

Stevie Nicks will launch a brief headlining tour in February. Closest date to us is February 21 in Greenville, SC.  (Full Story

Tesla plans to record a couple new songs in February.

Wendy Dio, Ronnie James Dio’s widow, says that a remixed version of “The Last in Line” album will be out in 2024. She also says that a reissue of the 80s charity project, Hear N Aid, will be released soon.

Foghat dropped a video for the new tunes “She’s a Little Bit of Everything”.