Author Archives: Randi Scott

TOM PETTY: You Can Be Part of His Next Video

With the recent news about a Tom Petty box set being released in September comes an announcement from the Petty camp asking for your assistance. It reads: Dear Tom Petty Fans, We are making a very special music video in honor of Tom Petty and his profound 40-year relationship with his fans, and we would love for you to help ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report~AC/DC~Beatles~Floyd…

AC/DC‘s “Hells Bells” is featured in the trailer for the World War II horror movie Overlord, which opens on November 9th.   The Beatles’ “All You Need Is Love” is being turned into a children’s book. It will be published in January.   The Pink Floyd compilation A Foot in the Door: The Very Best of Pink Floyd will be ... Read More »

BEATLES: First Album’s U.S. Anniversary

A noteworthy Beatles anniversary is on Sunday. 55 years ago, on July 22nd, 1963, The Beatles’ first American album, Introducing the Beatles, was released by the independent Vee Jay label.   It featured the British hit singles “Love Me Do” and “Please Please Me” — which Capitol had declined to issue in the U.S.. Six months before the start of the British ... Read More »

OZZY: More on His Icecapades

Earlier this week we told you about Ozzy Osbourne dumping 3,000 pounds of ice into his Los Angeles swimming pool because the water was too hot due to an extreme heat wave. His wife Sharon tweeted about it, and yesterday (Thursday) discussed it on the CBS show she co-hosts, The Talk. Realizing that the ice did not make much difference, Ozzy wanted ... Read More »

THE DOORS: L.A. Honor

Robby Krieger and John Densmore will come together this Sunday in Los Angeles as The Doors are honored at the Love Street Festival. The festival, now in its sixth year, will recognize the band on the 50th anniversary of the release of the number-one song “Love Street.” The ceremony will be held at 2100 Laurel Canyon Boulevard above and below the Canyon Country ... Read More »

DIO: Items Up for Auction

A large amount of Ronnie James Dio memorabilia will hit the auction block the weekend of September 14th at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York. The Property From the Estate of Ronnie James Dio auction covers his time in Rainbow and Black Sabbath, and fronting Dio. The items include include jeans he wore with Rainbow, a personalized hooded robe he wore ... Read More »

All Things QUEEN today! ;)

As we celebrate Brian May today, I’ll tell ya what branch of astronomy he has his PhD in right after 3 in a row from Queen on the Valley’s classic rock station 100.7 KSLX! Stumped? Here are a few hints. His PhD thesis was titled “A survey of radial velocities in the zodiacal dust cloud.” It’s a branch of astronomy ... Read More »

HBD Brian May! Quiz Time! Plus 12 noon today I’ve got a surprise for ya! ;)

Queen guitarist Brian May turns 71 years old today (July 19th). May is an animal rights activist. For which animal has he been leading a campaign against the British practice of “culling?” Stumped? Here are a few hints. This animal’s name is also the name of the band formed in 1972 by original Yes keyboardist Tony Kaye. It’s the last ... Read More »

Original Eagle Bernie Leadon Celebrates 71!

So let’s take a closer look at “Witchy Woman” one of the band’s earliest songs that helped them get a record deal! Eagles guitarist Bernie Leadon wrote the music for “Witchy Woman,” then gave the song to drummer Don Henley, who put lyrics to what would become his only lead vocal on on the band’s debut album. Leadon recalls that ... Read More »

LYNYRD SKYNYRD: Showtime Survivors

After a run through the film festival circuit, the Lynyrd Skynyrd documentary If I Leave Here Tomorrow will premiere on Showtime on August 18th. The film covers their rise, fall and rise again with narration by guitarist Gary Rossington, the only original member still in the band. There are also interviews with former drummer Artimus Pyle, former guitarist Ed King and producer Al Kooper, ... Read More »