Rock News Randoms 11-20-23

Rock News Randoms 11-20-23

Alice Cooper’s book, “Starring Alice Cooper”, will be out in May 2024.

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony are hitting the road next summer, and they’ll, quote, “go deep into the Van Halen catalog.”  They’re bringing along Joe Satriani on guitar and Jason Bonham on drums. And Sammy says he would welcome David Lee Roth to tour with them.

Among other things, in a recent interview Geddy Lee says he doesn’t resent the fact that his highest-charting single was NOT with Rush.  It was the comedy duo Bob and Doug McKenzie’s song “Take Off”

A list of the most expensive guitars sold at an auction is topped by Kurt Cobain’s acoustic- electric used on “MTV Unplugged” for $6 million.  It’s followed by Kurt’s from the “Smells Like Teen Spirit” video for $4.6 million, then Eddie Van Halen’s from the “Hot for Teacher” video for $3.9 million.

The Rolling Stones have been leaving hints around the country that a tour announcement is coming soon.  (Full Story

Gene Simmons says that the end of the KISS tour is not the end of the road fro the brand.

Enjoy pro video of Metallica performing “The Memory Remains” in St. Louis earlier this month, and also a cool time lapse video of the stage set up and tear down at Ford Field in Detroit.

An unopened pack of American Spirit cigarettes once owned by Kurt Cobain is on the auction block.  (Full Story)   

Jack Osbourne says he doesn’t think Ozzy will ever tour again.  

There’s a push to get an AC/DC classic to the top of the charts for Christmas. (If this seems familiar, it’s kind of a story line from the move “Love, Actually”.)

Here’s another new track from the forthcoming Judas Priest album, which is due out in 2024.

Here’s a list of 44 rock stars who wrote film scores.  (Full Story)  

Hotels in Argentina and Uruguay turned Roger Waters away because of his alleged anti-Semitism.  (Full Story)  

Check out a new Molly Hatchet tune, “Firing Line”, which was recorded at London’s iconic Abbey Road Studios.