Rock News Randoms 5-21-24

Rock News Randoms 5-21-24

Former Journey singer Steve Perry might be ready to start touring again.  (Full Story

After Ann and Nancy Wilson had that big family blowup during Heart’s 2016 tour, they established “sanctuary zones” so their respective families wouldn’t see each other behind the scenes.  (Full Story

Metallica released the full video of their cover of Elton John’s “Funeral For a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”. It was filmed at the 2024 Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song concert honoring Elton John and Bernie Taupin. The event happened in Washington, D.C. on March 20.

Slash says Guns N’ Roses are “trying” to make a new album.  (Full Story

Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott is fed up with people impersonating him online and scamming his fans. (WARNING:  His video contains profanity.) 

Lenny Kravitz announced a Las Vegas residency for the fall.  (Full Story

Joey Belladonna from Anthrax is doing a string of Ronnie James Dio tribute shows.  (Full Story

Sting’s youngest son just joined The Police.  Well, he became a police officer in the U.K., which he calls his dream. Giacomo is Sting’s youngest child.  (People

Since Skid Row’s lead singer left the band, a guest vocalist has been perfoming the dates the band had already booked. Lzzy Hale is the frontwoman for the band Halestorm.

There’s a fascinating new Kid Rock interview in Rolling Stonethat asks how he, quote, “went from America’s favorite hard-partying rock star to a MAGA mouthpiece.” It questions whether Kid’s hard-right turn and incorporation of politics into his music and his stage show are sincere, or a commercial move. Ultimately, it feels like both.  But toward the end of the interview, things get kind of dark, as a totally WASTED Kid Rock waves a gun around, uses the N-word multiple times, and makes some offensive comments. And as the “Rolling Stone” reporter is leaving, Kid Rock says, quote, “Would you do me a favor?  Just write the most horrific article about me.  Do it.  It helps me.” But then he adds, quote, “Will you tell everyone that I was halfway cool?” 

Ringo Starr says the Beatles would have made a lot less music without “workhorse” Paul McCartney.  (Full Story)  

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson says he used to get beat up by a bunch of kids every night at school.  (Full Story)  

Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, a new documentary, will be available on both Disney+ and Hulu. It is scheduled to be released in October, though a specific date has not yet been announced.