Rock News Randoms 11-13-23

Rock News Randoms 11-13-23

KISS will bring their End of the Road Tour to a close on December 2 at Madison Square Garden, and if you can’t be there in person, you can still enjoy the show. The concert will also be a livestream pay-per-view event for $14.99.

Geddy Lee says he and Alex Lifeson would like to get back in the studio together and see what happens.

An unreleased Ozzy documentary is going to finally come out.

The old guy carrying the sticks on his back on the cover of “Led Zeppelin 4” has been identified.  He was a “thatcher” like a roofer, named Lot Long, or possibly Longlear, who died in 1893, at the age of 70.  He  died in 1893, the year after the picture was taken.  He was 70 years old. The photographer, one Ernest Howard Farmer, died in 1944 . . . almost 30 years before the photo became famous. (Rolling Stone

The Outlaws performed the National Anthem at the Packers/Steelers game on Sunday.

Mick Mars says he’s, quote, “almost a solid bone now” due to the degenerative disease Ankylosing Spondylitis.  (Full Story)  

Joe Satriani and Steve Vai are launching a co-headlining tour in the spring. You can catch them March 30 at DPAC and April 2 in Charlotte at Belk Theater. 

Dee Snider and Great White’s Jack Russell recently covered “Highway to Hell” at a show in Cancun, Mexico.

Living Colour is working on a new album.

TSO’s “The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve – The Complete Narrated Version” is now available on digital.

Def Leppard’s Vivian Cambell gives an update on his ongoing battle with Hodgkins Lymphoma. And the band says they’ve found some unheard songs they recorded but didn’t use on their debut album.

Ringo Starr was planning on opening a hair salon because he didn’t think the Beatles would last a week.  (Full Story

Bruce Springsteen made a surprise appearance at the recent Stand Up for Heroes benefit show.  It was his first performance since he was treated for peptic ulcer disease. (WARNING:  Bruce tells dirty jokes at the beginning of the second and third videos.) 

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson posted a teaser for a song from his upcoming solo album. He’s also starring in “Bjorn of the Dead”, a horror comedy where he plays a member of an ABBA tribute band during the zombie apocalypse The movie was co-written by Bruce’s son Austin, and it’ll include cameos from, quote, “the world of rock and heavy metal.”  Production begins in 2024. (Deadline