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Randi’s Rock Report: HBD Joe Walsh! Listen to Joe Explain Funk 49 Here…

The first James Gang album contains a song titled “Funk 48” is indisputable. How it got that title, we may never know. But we do know how “Funk 49” got its title. Frontman Joe Walsh explains it — sort of. Joe Walsh explains how the James Gang came up with the title “Funk 49.” “We’re dumb stupid guys from Cleveland and ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: AC/DC’s Brian Johnson Thanks YOU! Watch the video here…

Brian Johnson says AC/DC are “overwhelmed” by the reaction to their new album, PWR/UP, adding that all they wanted to do was make their late bandmate Malcolm Young “proud.” “The thing is, none of us have ever done this before, so it’s gonna be brilliant, standing like a tit, by yourself, miming on a microphone because you know that we’re ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Rock Hall: 2020 Induction Ceremony Special Guests… Don Henley

The long overdue 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will finally take place on November 7th and Don Henley will attend to honor Eagles manager Irving Azoff. In case you forgot, this year’s inductees are: The Doobie BrothersT-RexDepeche ModeWhitney HoustonNine Inch NailsThe Notorious B.I.G.Irving Azoff and Jon Landau – Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees And this year’s presenters ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: RIP Eddie Van Halen…

On Tuesday, October 6, 2020 we lost Eddie Van Halen, one of rock’s greatest guitarists, as he battled a variety of cancer-related causes at St. Johns Hospital in Santa Monica. He was 65. His son Wolfgang announced his death on Twitter… He’ll be remembered for his fiery performances and unique personal style on the instrument and as a music innovator. He pioneered two-hand finger tapping ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: GnR Pinball Wizards! Slash Shares Riffs, Music, Play by Play…

Guns n’ Roses have joined the world of pinball. Slash teamed up with Jersey Jack Pinball to design the Not in This Lifetime pinball game, which is on sale now through the company’s website. There are three editions, running in price from $6750 to $12,500. Slash recorded guitar riffs, music, voice tracks and video for the new game, and designed some game-play moves. Watch a ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Celebration Day With The Mighty ZEP! Jimmy Discusses Drone That Segues Plus “Stairway” Win and New Release!

“Immigrant Song” opens not one, but two Zeppelin albums — Led Zeppelin 3, which turns 50 today, and their 2003 live compilation, How the West Was Won. On the latter, it’s preceded by a short piece called “LA Drone,” which serves as a prelude to “Immigrant Song.” Jimmy Page explains why it’s there.     Jimmy Page on the drone that segues into “Immigrant Song” to ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Neil Young Discusses “Rockin in the Free World”…

Today is the 31st anniversary of Neil Young’s legendary performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World” on Saturday Night Live. In a 1992 interview, Young spoke about why he doesn’t like playing on TV, but admitted to having pulled it off with that particular appearance. Neil Young reflects on his legendary 1989 performance of “Rockin’ in the Free World” on Saturday Night ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Elton John Shares Tour Plans & Optimism… See you all in ’22!

Elton John, fresh off his nomination for Billboard’s Touring Act of the Year, will push back his next round of North American shows to 2020. With progress being made against the pandemic, the Rocket Man announced this morning that his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will resume in Europe and Britain a year from now, before returning to the U.S. ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Def Leppard: Stripped! New Release…

Def Leppard have extracted the audio from this past May’s London to Vegas collection and are releasing them as standalone albums. Hysteria at the O2 was recorded in December 2018, and Hits Vegas, Live at Planet Hollywood was captured during their residency there last year. Randi’s Rock Report: Music News Feature These will be available as limited-edition double-CDs on October ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: KISS! ACE Frehley’s Discusses His New Record ~ Covers…

Ace Frehley‘s second album of covers, Origins Volume 2, will be out tomorrow. It’s the sequel to his 2016 collection. Ace Frehley on covering songs by other artists. “It’s exciting to do other people’s material. You know, I’ve been known to always do cover songs during the course of my career. My biggest hit, ‘New York Groove,’ was a cover song. You ... Read More »