Rock News Randoms 12-11-23

Rock News Randoms 12-11-23

Billy Idol explains why he missed out on android assassin role in Terminator 2.

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl spent a day off in Australia feeding the homeless.

David Lee Roth released a holiday song.

In a recent interview, John Mellencamp tells Esquiremagazine, quote, “I was born with spina bifida.  I had my head cut off when I was six weeks old.  There were three other kids who had that same operation that day.  The other kids died, and I lived.”

The late Gary Rossington’s former GA home is for sale for $12 million.

Some items from Geddy Lee’s baseball memorabilia collection is up for auction. And Geddy recently released a couple of solo tracks that he recorded during the sessions for his 2000 solo album.

Aerosmith’s “Dream On’ has now surpassed one billion streams on Spotify.

Editions of the “New York Post” with special covers commemorating the final KISS shows are already selling for more than a hundred bucks.  (Full Story

Guns N’ Roses dropped a new song called “The General”.

In case you’re wondering, here’s why Angus Young dresses like a schoolboy.  (Full Story)  

Dee Snider says Twisted Sister may reunite for this upcoming election season to support important issues.

A Tom Petty tune from the Full Moon Fever album is featured in the new “Grand Theft Auto” movie.

Bon Jovi released a new original holiday song.

On February 2, a 50th anniversary edition of the Paul McCartney and Wings album,”Band on the Run” will be released. And in other Beatles related news, Sean Lennon and Peter Jackson teamed up to make an animated movie based on the John Lennon / Yoko Ono song “Happy Xmas (War Is Over)”.  (Full Story)  

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson got married for the third time. (Full Story)  

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have been sidelined for six weeks because an unidentified member suffered an undisclosed injury.  (Full Story

Def Leppard and Journey announced a summer co-headlining stadium tour.  They’ll be supported by Heart, Cheap Trick, and Steve Miller Band on select dates. (People