Rock News Randoms 11-27-23

Rock News Randoms 11-27-23

Ozzy Osbourne says he has 10 more years to live “at best” . . . and he wants to be well enough to give his fans one final show.  Quote, “If I drop down dead at the end of it, I’ll die a happy man.” In related news, Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath says Ozzy’s claims that he hasn’t checked in on him are FALSE.  He says he sent an email in 2019 and Sharon responded, but his second email in 2020 went unanswered (Read Ozzy’s full interview with “Rolling Stone U.K.” here.) 

Paul McCartney tried to convince Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson to tour together again.

Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle collaborated with Sammy Hagar on a new cover of “Simple Man”. It’s on of the tracks from Pyle’s forthcoming album, “Anthems – Honoring The Music Of Lynyrd Skynyrd”, which will be out on February 2, 2024.

When Sammy Hagar announced that he and Michael Anthony were launching a tour to focus mainly on the music of Van Halen, he invited the other surviving members of the band along. And David Lee Roth said, quote, “I’m ready to go.  Let’s do this.”. No word on if it will actually happen.

One of Eric Clapton’s guitars sold for $1.27 million.  (Full Story

Dave Grohl did some messing around with Anthrax in his studio.  They were there recording their new album.  (WARNING:  The video contains profanity.) 

In advance of the reissue box set of “The Southern Harmony And Musical Companion”, coming on December 15, The Black Crowes have released a recent chat about their early recording sessions with producer George Drakoulias.

Billie Joe Armstrong says Green Day is back making political music because it’s “the perfect time for it.”  (Full Story

In a recent interview, Robert Plant talked about the decision to end the band after the death of John Bonham.

A list of rock’s craziest conspiracy theories includes two you might not have heard before:  David Bowie predicted the rise of Kanye West five years before he was even born, and Supertramp predicted 9/11.  (Full Story

David Lee Roth has released another tune from his 2007 recording session with guitarist John 5. Check out “Wash and Fold”.