Rock News Randoms 3-12-24

Rock News Randoms 3-12-24

A new Slash solo album, “Orgy of the Damned”, will be out May 17. It’s a blues album, and the first release, a cover of Howlin’Wolf’s “Killing Floor”, features Brian Johnson on vocals and Steven Tyler on harmonica. Plus there are guest appearances from Gary Clark Jr, Chris Stapleton, Paul Rodgers, Billy Gibbons, Demi Lovato, Chris Robinson and more.

Scientists discovered a fossil of a Jurassic worm and named it after Alice Cooper.  (Full Story

Doobie Brothers are releasing an album with Michael McDonald for the first time since 1980.  (Full Story

Dave Grohl attended U2’s last show at the Sphere in Las Vegas, and a fan took video of him having the time of his life.  (Full Story

Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, the Eagles, the Zac Brown Band, Alan Jackson, and Kenny Chesney will all perform at a Jimmy Buffett tribute show on April 11th at the Hollywood Bowl. 

John Mellencamp brought Bruce Springsteen onstage for a duet of “Pink Houses”.  (Full Story

Thank You, Goodnight: The Bon Jovi Story will be streaming April 26 on Hulu – here’s the trailer.

Coming April 26, a deluxe expanded edition of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell album, to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the release.

Scorpions singer Klaus Meine is recovering from “complex spinal surgery”.  (Full Story

The sequel to “This Is Spinal Tap” has officially begun filming in New Orleans.  Guest stars will include Questlove, Trisha Yearwood, Garth Brooks, Paul McCartney, and Elton John. The movie sees the guys getting back together RELUCTANTLY for one more, contractually-obligated, concert after years of separation and bad blood.

Wolfgang Van Halen responded to David Lee Roth’s recent attacks.  (Full Story)  And Wolfgang and his family donated $100,000 to support music programs in schools.  (Full Story

Triumph’s Rik Emmett says that he doubts the band will ever play together again.

Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of Metallica share how they got their start with Blackened master distiller/blender Rob Dietrich.