Author Archives: Randi Scott

Randi’s Rock Report…

Alice Cooper will release a live album on August 31st, A Paranormal Evening at the Olympia Paris was recorded last December. He is also working on a new Hollywood Vampires album. Aerosmith bassist Tom Hamilton went to see U2 recently in Boston and called the show “amazing…as usual.”   The Bob Dylan Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma has chosen an architect. The ... Read More »

GUNS N’ ROSES: One More Box Tease

Guns n’ Roses have hared one more unreleased track from the Appetite for Destruction box set before it comes out on Friday. It’s a piano demo version of “November Rain” recorded at Sound City studios in Los Angeles in 1986. The song didn’t get released until five years later when it appeared on Use Your Illusion 1. The Appetite for ... Read More »

ROGER WATERS: The Pipes at the Gates of Dawn Are Calling

Roger Waters began his encore at ThreeArena in Dublin last night by performing the Irish standard “Danny Boy” for the first time. Video has been posted to YouTube and it shows Waters’ backing vocalists, the duo Lucius, taking the first verse, Roger singing the second and all three finishing the song. He ended the show with “Comfortably Numb.” Read More »

FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, JBLZE: All in the Family for Bonham

Jason Bonham says that for him the Jukebox Heroes Tour is kind of a family thing. His Led Zeppelin Evening opens the shows for Whitesnake and Foreigner, and Bonham has longtime connections with both bands. He explains how his dad, the late John Bonham of Led Zeppelin, established his connection with Whitesnake. “I did a sound check with them when ... Read More »

CREEDENCE: 50th Anniversary Celebration Under Way

The 50th anniversary celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revial is under way with the first official video for their 1969 song, “Fortunate Son.” Spotlighting the “it ain’t me” verse in the chorus, director Ben Free says, “For me, protest right now is just showing pure positivity in the face of division and anger. I wanted to highlight the community and positivity that everybody ... Read More »

HOLLYWOOD BUZZ!

Russell Crowe will play Roger Ailes in The Loudest Voice in the Room, an eight-episode Showtime series about the rise of FOX News. This will be Crowe’s first regular TV role. (EW) Robert De Niro, Kristen Bell and Tyler Perry are among the celebs who’ll get stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame next year. Also included in the Walk of Fame Class of 2019, which ... Read More »

DEF LEPPARD: Sneakermania!

A year after Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen hand-painted 30 pairs of sneakers for Vancouver’s Six Hundred Four shoe company, the band and Six Hundred have joined forces for 604 individually numbered pairs. The four styles draw inspiration from the album art on their three most iconic albums — On Through the Night, Pyromania and Hysteria — and sport a style dedicated ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Update…

AXS-TV has ordered an expanded 12-episode second season of Real Money starring Eddie Money and his family. It will air next year. Hallmark now has a line of musical birthday cards. An exclusive seven-inch vinyl record with two songs comes in a sleeve on the card’s cover. Among the initial artists featured are The Cars and Tina Turner. Clark County, ... Read More »

LED ZEPPELIN: What Are the Odds?

Bookmakers in England say the two favorites to headline next year’s Glastonbury festival are Led Zeppelin and Fleetwood Mac. Zeppelin, who have a few non-performing plans in place for their 50th anniversary this year, are two-to-one. Fleetwood Mac, who will be on tour this year and next, are three-to-one. Betway’s Alan Alger says Glastonbury promoter Emily Eavis has “previously spoken ... Read More »

Today in 1970, Queen ROCKED a Red Cross charity event…

Queen guitarist Brian May says that he was never completely happy with the recording of “Keep Yourself Alive,” nor was he all that thrilled with his music and how his lyrics were interpreted. “It’s strange, it’s very often the things that you write and think are just a little aside that become important. Because that to me was a bit ... Read More »