Rock News Round-up 12-2-16
AXL ROSE has designed a $100,000 watch . . . (and yet he'll probably STILL have trouble starting shows on time!) We may find out.....in a new commercial, Guns N’ Roses say they 'll be doing a tour in North American in 2017.
ALICE IN CHAINS covered the RUSH song "Tears", for a 40th anniversary reissue of the classic Rush album "2112". The reissue is available December 16th and includes the remastered album and bonus disc with Rush's 1976 concert at the Capitol Theatre and more.
The new METALLICA album "Hardwired . . . to Self-Destruct" sold 291,000 copies in its first week, which was enough to debut at #1 on the Billboard 200.
ERIC CLAPTON has announced for U.S. dates for next March: Two at Madison Square Garden in New York, and two at the Forum in L.A.
Although there were rumors at one point of a possible Eagles tour featuring the late Glenn Frey's son, Don Henley says the band is done. “I don’t see how we could go out and play without the guy who started the band,” Henley told the Washington Post. “It would just seem like greed or something. It would seem like a desperate thing.”
There's a new PRINCE documentary coming out called "Prince R U Listening?" It'll include interviews with Mick Jagger, Billy Idol, Bono, Lenny Kravitz, and Sheila E.
The "real RATT" is getting back together. A message on Stephen Pearcy's Twitter account reads: "Be ready 2017! From out of the cellar the return of the real RATT." The line-up would likely feature Pearcy, along with guitarist Warren DeMartini and bassist Juan Croucier. It appears that the band has already booked one date, April 29, 2017, at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. Click here for info on this seriously killer classic rock festival.
DEEP PURPLE will release a new album in 2017. They're calling it "Infinite".
CREAM will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their debut album in 2017. "Fresh Cream" will be released on January 27, 2017, and will feature three CDs, with mono and stereo mixes of the original tunes, plus extras like alternate versions, outtakes and more, and a bonus disc.