Randi’s Rock Report…

John Fogerty remembered Tom Petty on the first anniversary of his death today (Tuesday) saying, “He was truly as good as it gets. The pain we feel from his loss is indescribable, but lucky for us the music will love on forever!” The season premiere of 60 Minutes Sunday featuring an interview with Paul McCartney was the third most-watched program of the ... Read More »

HBD Lindsey Buckingham!

 “The Chain,” off Rumours, is the only song on which every member of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular lineup was given a songwriting credit. Former member Lindsey Buckingham shares his thoughts on it. “The only thing I remember about that is we had a great take of that in Sausalito when we were recording it, and one of those little 3M machines ... Read More »

FOREIGNER: Know What Love Is

Foreigner have been supporters of Shriners Hospitals for Children for 10 years and have raised $300,000 from CD sales at their shows. Last week, guitarist Mick Jones and singer Kelly Hansen were in Tampa where they met with Shriners patients at the hospital there to re-record “I Want to Know What Love Is” for a special video. Jones says the ... Read More »

ROLLING STONES: 50 Years of Begging

The Rolling Stones‘ 1968 album Beggars Banquet has been expanded for a 50th anniversary vinyl edition. Set for release on November 16th, the album has been remastered, and this collection includes both the original Michael Vosse photograph of a vandalized toilet wall, which was withdrawn by Decca Records in the U.K. and London Records in the U.S., as well the the ‘RSVP’ artwork ... Read More »

UB40: It Wasn’t Me!

Ali Campbell denies being present for a bar fight involving Judge Brett Kavanaugh and a man he mistook for the UB40 singer. Surprised to find himself in the news for something he knows nothing about, Campbell tells Britain’s Guardian, “I do know that nobody bumped me on the head with a block of ice in a bar. I would remember that, wouldn’t ... Read More »

TOM PETTY ~ one year ago today…

It was one year ago today, October 2nd, that the music world was dealt a devastating blow with the unexpected death of Tom Petty. He was 66. The L.A. County Coroner said a number of his organs failed due to “mixed drug toxicity” that brought on cardiac arrest at his Malibu home the day before. He was on several pain ... Read More »

AC/DC: Money Does Talk

AC/DC’s 1990 song “Moneytalks” has come to life in the form of two coins. The Royal Australian Mint has produced 30,000 AC/DC 50-cent coins and 10,000 five-dollar coins, but they won’t be circulated. They can only be purchased online — EShop.RAMint.gov.au — and not for their face value. The 50-cent coin will cost you just under $11 U.S., and the $5 ... Read More »


The mining of the David Bowie archive continues with Glastonbury 2000. Available on November 30th in numerous configurations, including DVD and vinyl, it was captured on June 25th, 2000 at the legendary British festival. He did 21 songs, and the entire performance will be on the DVD. All formats include Bowie’s diary, which he wrote for Time Out magazine to ... Read More »

PAUL McCARTNEY: Emma Station

Paul McCartney has turned to actress Emma Stone to appear in the next video off his new album, Egypt Station. The news leaked yesterday (Monday) when Emma was speaking on a panel about anxiety disorder at the Child Mind Institute. The moderator, Dr. Harold S. Koplewicz, mentioned it, leading Emma to say, “I don’t think you’re supposed to announce that.” ... Read More »

LED ZEPPELIN: From the You Can’t Make This Crap Up File

Selling bootlegs of unauthorized recordings, whether studio or live, is illegal, which is what makes this next story laughable. Empress Valley, a Japanese bootleg label, which released a soundboard recording of Led Zeppelin’s September 29th, 1971 show in Osaka, Japan on Saturday, enclosed a message in the package. It was for a customer who has taken their recordings and posted ... Read More »