Rock News Randoms 1-15-24

Rock News Randoms 1-15-24

Rush’s Geddy Lee says he got inappropriate messages from drummers after the death of Neil Peart. Alex Lifeson says he has no interest in touring of any kind. And Neil Peart’s final book, “Silver Surfers”, will be out on May 7.

The Black Crowes will release their new album, “Happiness Bastards”, on March 15. The first single, “Wanting and Waiting”, dropped on January 12.

The Rolling Stones will release a new live set on March 8. The Rolling Stones Live at the Wiltern was recorded at an intimate show on November 4, 2002, at the Wiltern Theatre in L.A..

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister lends his voice to a new horror comedy flick.

On January 19, Rhino will release Dire Straits – Live 1978-1992, an 11 LP/8 CD box set of live performances by Dire Straits, a band that straddled the globe in the eighties and nineties with their sophisticated rootsy guitar rock wedded to literate story-telling lyrics. 

Ozzy Osbourne says T-Pain’s cover of “War Pigs” is the best ever.  (You can listen to it here.) 

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford has now been sober for 38 years. And here’s the official video for the latest release from Judas Priest, a tune called “Panic Attack”.

Robert Trujillo of Metallica predicted in his yearbook quote that he’d be a rich, famous rock star.  (Full Story)  

Roger Daltrey has had a good enough life.  He’s ready to die whenever.  Also, he’s cool if The Who is finished

Bruce Springsteen will reportedly be a consultant for a film about the making of his 1982 album, “Nebraska”.  (Full Story

Jimi Hendrix got paid $18,000 for playing at Woodstock . . . that was the most anyone got.  A band called Quill got paid the least:  $375.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra donated $1 million to local charities across the country during their holiday tour.

Ann Wilson of Heart is a featured guest on a new tune from Disturbed.