Randi’s This Week in Rock: Zep~Starr~Cars~Stones~Nugent

Randi’s This Week in Rock: Zep~Starr~Cars~Stones~Nugent

Let’s Go! Benjamin Orr and The Cars, Joe Millikin’s biography of the band’s late bassist and singer, will be published on November 15th.   

U2 broke out “The Electric Company,” from their first album, Boy, Saturday night in Uniondale, New York. It was the song’s first performance since 2015.

Robbie Robertson  tweeted, “I admired Anthony Bourdain. Blessings to his family and friends.” Steve Van Zandt says, “Shocked by the terrible loss of Anthony Bourdain. Why is it always the best of us?” And Ted Nugent gets right down to it with, “Adios & Godspeed my kill it & grill it bloodbrother Anthony Bourdain.”

Ted Nugent tweeted about Robert De Niro’s expletive about President Trump during Sunday night’s Tony Awards. “Damn shame Robert De Niro turned into such a hypocritical America-hating drug-addled jerk.”

Led Zeppelin bassist John Paul Jones attended the Festival of Writing and Ideas in Ireland over the weekend. He took part in a question-and-answer session and sat in with a band at a pub.

Scream for Help, a 1984 horror film for which John Paul Jones did the soundtrack, will be released on Blu-ray on September 18th.

Paul McCartney added his signature to the graffiti-filled Penny Lane street sign in Liverpool while he was there on Saturday.

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band’s show on Sunday in Hamburg, Germany was moved to tonight (Monday) as Ringo was under the weather.

David Gilmour’s wife, writer Polly Samson, has been made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in England.

The city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan will name a riverside promenade after Joni Mitchell. It’s the first official honor given to the singer-songwriter, who grew up there. Plans to house a Joni Mitchell museum there fell through earlier in this decade.    

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton start their summer tour tomorrow night (Tuesday) in Evansville, Indiana. It runs through July 3rd in Lewiston, New York.

Stones Throw, featuring Rolling Stones sidemen Chuck Leavell, Daryl Jones and Bernard Fowler plus the band’s touring horn section, will perform a special set at the second annual Mempho Music Festival, which will take place at Shelby Farms in Memphis on October 6th and 7th.