RANDI’S THIS WEEK IN ROCK…

RANDI’S THIS WEEK IN ROCK…

Glenn Tipton joined Judas Priest on stage for three songs Sunday night in Kent, Washington. This was his second appearance on the Firepower tour, which he’s sitting out due to the effects of Parkinson’s.

The Chris Robinson Brotherhood will start a summer tour July 9th in Tustin, California and wrap it up August 10th in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Tickets go on sale Friday.

Country act Little Big Town covered Elton John’s “Rocket Man” during Sunday night’s Academy of Country Music Awards.

Lenny Kravitz‘s Greatest Hits will be out on vinyl May 18th. The compilation includes his cover of The Guess Who’s “American Woman.”

Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne and Dio) and ex-Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto will be the guest speakers at Hispanicize 2018 in Miami on Wednesday. The event brings together Latin professionals from the fields of journalism, music, marketing and film.

Dee Snider of Twisted Sister will release a new solo album called For the Love of Metal in July.

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy declared Saturday Bon Jovi Day and flew into Cleveland for a dinner with the band on Friday night ahead of their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Saturday. In his proclamation, Murphy wrote, “Five musicians from New Jersey communities believed in their dream and used their talents to form Bon Jovi, one of the most famous, enduring rock bands of all time.”

Steve Van Zandt will host the 39th annual Blues Music Awards on May 10th at the Memphis Cook Convention Center in Memphis, Tennessee. Steve Miller will be one of the presenters. On May 9th, Van Zandt and his Disciples of Soul will launch Blues Music Week with a performance.

Bruce Springsteen danced with his 92-year-old mother Adele at her early birthday party in Asbury Park, New Jersey on Sunday. (She turns 93 on May 4th.) Springsteen was expected to perform with the Eddie Testa Band at the event, but the power went out at The Wonderbar after only two songs.

Bruce Springsteen has been named an ambassador of the Hear the World Foundation, which helps people in need with hearing loss. Bryan Adams took Bruce’s official ambassador portrait.