Rock News Randoms 3-18-24

Rock News Randoms 3-18-24

A new single in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and Teen Cancer America has been released. It’s Mark Knopfler’s new special recording of his anthemic ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’ – you can download it here and help support the charity. This tune features an amazing list of special guests including David Gilmour, Ronnie Wood, Slash, Eric Clapton, Sting, Bruce Springsteen, Pete Townshend, Nile Rodgers, Joan Jett, Brian May, Tony Iommi, Joe Walsh, and more. Plus, the track opens with Jeff Beck’s final recording.

Lou Gramm says this will be his last year performing live.

Two rock legends, Brian Johnson and Mark Knopfler, are working together on a six-part documentary series titled “Johnson And Knopfler’s Music Legends”. The two will chat with other music icons from different genres.

Bon Jovi released a new song called “Legendary”.  It’s from the upcoming album, “Forever”, out June 7th. And Jon Bon Jovi said that the door is always open for Richie Sambora to return to the band.

Sharon Osbourne says Ozzy was stoned for EVERY episode of “The Osbournes”.  (Full Story)  

Lainey Wilson, Jelly Roll, and Lynyrd Skynyrd are headlining the 2024 CMA Music Fest.  The festival takes place June 6th to June 9th in Nashville. (CMA Fest

Jimmy Page teamed with Gibson to release a new doubleneck guitar.  (Full Story)  

Here’s the official music video for “Everybody Bleeds” from the new Sebastian Bach album ‘Child Within the Man’, arriving May 10.

Foreigner’s Jeff Pilson hopes to release a yoga book next year.

Eddie Vedder went to a Taylor Swift show with his daughter and says the community reminded him of the punk rock crowds he grew up with.  Quote, “They had found their tribe, they were all agreeing on something.”

Blue Oyster Cult released another tune from their “Ghost Stories” album, set to arrive on April 12.

Former Cinderella frontman Tom Keifer says he’d like to make another solo album.

The Who were pretty notorious for smashing their instruments.  But Roger Daltrey was never a part of that. He admits he smashed a guitar ONE TIME, and he hated it.  In fact, he said it felt like he was KILLING HIS WIFE. He added, quote, “The guitar was worth 50 gigs.” (You can listen to Roger tell the story here.  Skip to 17:22.) 

Lenny Kravitz received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame recently, and his daughter Zoe clowned him for wearing see-through shirts.  She said, quote, “According to my dad, if it doesn’t expose your nipples, it’s not a shirt.” (You can watch the whole ceremony here.