Author Archives: Randi Scott

#MeToo ~ JULIE CHEN

Julie Chen ended her hiatus from CBS and made it abundantly clear she fully supports her husband, Leslie Moonves [pr: MOON-vez]. CBS forced Moonves to step down as CEO. Over a dozen women accused him sexual misconduct. Julie returned to host the CBS reality series Big Brother. At the end of last night’s episode, she signed off, (quote) “I am ... Read More »

APPLE: Unveils Latest iPhone, Apple Watch

Apple on Wednesday revealed its 2018 iPhone lineup at its headquarters in Cupertino, California. The big news is the announcement of  the iPhone Xs, which replaces the iPhone X. It also unveiled two other options: the less expensive iPhone Xr, which replaces the iPhone 8 from last year; and the iPhone Xs Max, billed as the largest ever. The new ... Read More »

BONUS VIDEO: Slash on Jimmy Kimmel Live

Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators performed two songs on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night outside on the big stage. They played “Mind Your Manners” and “Driving Rain.” Read More »

JIMI HENDRIX: Ladyland 50th Anniversary Box

A box set marking the 50th anniversary of Electric Ladyland by Jimi Hendrix is due out November 9th. Electric Ladyland: Deluxe Edition will be sold as a three-CD, one-Blu-ray set or a six-LP, one-Blu-ray set. It includes the original double album remastered, a disc of demos and early takes, a previously unreleased show from the Hollywood Bowl on September 14th, ... Read More »

AEROSMITH: Toys in the…Studio?

Aerosmith performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month — and they recorded something special before they left the show’s studios. The band, Jimmy Fallon and The Roots did a version of “Walk This Way” on classroom instruments. It’s a bit that Fallon has done with numerous musical guests over the past few years. The show posted the ... Read More »

JOHN MELLENCAMP: New LP, New Tour

John Mellencamp has a new album and new tour on the way. The album, Other People’s Stuff, is due out November 16th. It’s the 23rd studio album of his career. The tour — billed as The John Mellencamp Show — will be an evening with the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and have no opening act. It starts February ... Read More »

ROGER WATERS: New Album of Classical Bent

Roger Waters goes classical — and does a bunch of voice acting — on his new album. It’s a new version of Igor Stravinsky’s The Soldier’s Tale, which is due out On October 26th. The original musical theatre piece debuted in 1918 and was based on the Russian folk tale “The Runaway Soldier and the Devil.” In the original story, ... Read More »

RINGO, YOKO: Headline Lennon Bus Event

Ringo Starr, Jeff Bridges and noted rock and roll photographer Henry Diltz joined Yoko Ono this morning (Thursday) to honor the legacy of John Lennon. With the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus parked near New York’s City Hall, the four took places on an outdoor bed to evoke 1969’s Bed-In for Peace. They were surrounded by local schoolchildren advocating for music ... Read More »

TOM PETTY/HEARTBREAKERS: More in the Pipeline

The upcoming Tom Petty box set An American Treasure is just the tip of the iceberg of releases being considered by the Petty camp, says Mike Campbell. Speaking to Rolling Stone, the Heartbreakers and Fleetwood Mac guitarist says the band hopes to a live album from their 20-show residency at The Fillmore in San Francisco in 1997. Campbell calls that stint ... Read More »

Quiz Time! ~ Metallica Style….

Metallica‘s Death Magnetic album was released 10 years ago today (September 12th, 2008). It was the first Metallica album to feature bassist Robert Trujillo and the first in a decade not to be produced by Bob Rock. Who produced Death Magnetic?  Stumped? Here are a few hints. He’s well known as a record executive as well as a producer. He was known ... Read More »