Author Archives: Randi Scott

KI$$…

  KISS are scheduled to announce their next tour at the end of October, but with millions watching their appearance Wednesday night on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, why not mention it then? The One Last End of the Road Tour will start in the U.S. in January. “All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the ... Read More »

PAUL McCARTNEY: Estatic After 36 Years

No surprise that Paul McCartney is very proud of the fact that his new album, Egypt Station, debuted at number-one on the Billboard album chart. In an interview with the magazine he says, “You know, it feels really great. ‘Cause you can’t get much higher than number-one, you know? We put a lot of really hard work into it. Me and ... Read More »

TOM PETTY: Another Treasure Preview

Another teaser track from the upcoming Tom Petty box set, An American Treasure, is out. The previously unreleased “Gainesville” was recorded during the Echo sessions in 1998 and is at all digital retailers and streaming sites. If you pre-order An American Treasure, you’ll get a instant download of “Gainsville” and the other two tracks already out — “You and Me (Clubhouse Version)” ... Read More »

R.E.M. WEEZER: Help Monkees With Christmas Album

Rivers Cuomo of Weezer and ex-R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck have written songs for the first-ever Christmas album from The Monkees. Christmas Party is due out October 14th, and the title track was co-written by Buck and R.E.M. touring musician and Minus 5 bandmate Scott McCaughey. They play on that song as well as a cover of “Jesus Christ” by Big ... Read More »

DICKEY BETTS: In Critical But Stable Condition

Dickey Betts is facing another medical challenge. He’s been hospitalized due to a freak accident at his home in Osprey, Florida. Recovering from a mild stroke suffered last month, Betts was playing with his dog in his backyard on Monday when he slipped and cracked his head, causing bleeding from the brain. David Spero, his manager, tells us he is ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report…

When Billy Idol resumes his Las Vegas residency for five dates in January, he will move from the House of Blues to the Palms Casino Resort. He will also do five shows in October 2019. Cheap Trick drummer Daxx Nielsen will sit in with the 8G Band on NBC’s Late Night With Seth Myers from October 1st through the 4th. ... Read More »

ELTON JOHN: Goes Shopping in Toronto

Elton John may be saying goodbye to touring, but he’s not saying goodbye to his love of collecting vinyl albums. He swung up to Toronto on Tuesday, where his husband David Furnish is from, and stopped in at Sonic Boom Records to pick up a few more albums. Store manager Christopher Dufton won’t say what he bought or how much he ... Read More »

KISS: Solo Albums Returning in Vinyl Box Set

40 years ago, the four founding members of KISS — Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss — made history by simultaneously releasing their respective solo albums. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees are using the big anniversary to announce a limited-edition vinyl reissue. KISS: The Solo Albums – 40th Anniversary Collection, will be in 180-gram vinyl, with discs for each ... Read More »

TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS: Campbell Talks Future

Mike Campbell will be busy with Fleetwood Mac for much of the next year, but he sees a time where The Heartbreakers will perform again. Campbell tells Rolling Stone, “Of course we’ll play again someday. We love each other too much not to do that.”  Campbell says they would never do an arena tour with someone filling in for Tom Petty. ... Read More »

STEVE PERRY: An Amazing Journey

It’s safe to say that Steve Perry has gotten more press in the last month — after announcing his new album, Traces — than he did in the 25 years that he was out of the limelight. Steve Perry comments on the amount of press he has received since he announced he is releasing a new album, Traces. OC:…and let ... Read More »