The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction went down on Friday nighty. Highlights included Sheryl Crow performing with Olivia Rodrigo, Stevie Nicks, and Peter Frampton. Tom Morello was the only member of Rage Against the Machine to attend, and he used his stage time to encourage people to speak up, saying “The lesson I learn from Rage fans is that music can change the world. Daily, I hear from fans who have been affected by our music and in turn have affected the world in significant ways. Organizers, activists, public defenders, teachers, the presidents of Chile and Finland have all spent time in our mosh pit. When protest music is done right, you can hear a new world emerging in the songs skewering the oppressors of the day and hinting that there might be more to life than what was handed to us. Can music change the world? The whole aim is to change the world or at a bare minimum, to stir up a sh*t load of trouble.” Read his entire speech here. And Jimmy Page made a rare, surprise appearance to induct guitarist Link Wray (of Dunn, NC!).
Richie Sambora says a Bon Jovi reunion could happen. (Full Story)
Sammy Hagar thinks it’s “ugly” that there hasn’t been an Eddie Van Halen tribute show yet. (Full Story)
Dire Straits has turned down big money to do a reunion tour.
During a show in L.A. last week, Guns N’ Roses played a previously-unreleased song called “The General”. (WARNING: The video contains profanity.)
Here’s the new Mick Mars solo track, “Loyal to the Lie”, which features vocalist Jacob Bunton.
Ace Frehley’s next solo album, “10,000 Volts”, will be out in February of 2024.
Don Dokken says that Netflix is working on a Dokken documentary.
UltimateClassicRock.com picked the 40 best album openers. Here are the Top 3: 1. “Thunder Road”, From “Born to Run” (1975) 2. “Sympathy for the Devil”, From “Beggar’s Banquet” (1968) 3. “Whole Lotta Love”, “Led Zeppelin 2” (1969) Check out the complete list here.
Peter Jackson directed a video for the last Beatles tune, “Now and Then”.
Robert Trujillo from Metallica played a show with his old band Suicidal Tendencies. He was filling in for his own SON, who had a prior commitment. (Full Story)
A new Alice Cooper song video features very cool behind the scenes footage of the Alice and his band on the road.