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Rock News Round Up – August 23

08/23/2017 at 9:40 | Posted by cindymiller
WHITESNAKE fans, prepare yourselves! The band's self-titled seventh studio album will be reissued on October 6th as a deluxe edition as part of the album's 30th anniversary celebration. *********************************************** ROBERT PLANT has a new solo record on the way. Carry Fire will be released on October 13. *********************************************** THE WHO performed Tommy live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall on April 1, 2017, something they'd never done before. Now, you can enjoy it in your own home! The set will be out on October 13th. *********************************************** What does GENE SIMMONS have to say about his effort to trademark the rock horns symbol? “I regret nothing. Wake up every morning and let your conscience be your guide," he told the publication. “Did you know I own the money bag logo? The dollar sign with the bag of money. I own all kinds of things. I own ‘motion pictures’ as a trademark. Anyone who thinks that’s silly — the silliest thing I’ve ever done is wear more makeup and higher heels than your mommy.” People said, ‘You can’t do that.’ Actually, I can do anything I want". ************************************************ AEROSMITH'S BRAD WHITFORD chatted in a recent interview with Billboard Argentina about new music from the band. Whitford said they've been working on a new tune. “This song is a musical idea of Joe Perry‘s. We’re doing it very much like we did songs back when we started out. It’s very rock ‘n roll. The music business has changed so much since we started. You have to do things really differently, We could just release one song and make it available for download.” ************************************************ Coming November 3 - KANSAS's Leftoverture Live & Beyond, a package of live tracks from the band's Leftoverture 40th anniversary tour. ************************************************ Someone is auctioning off the gravesite where Eleanor Rigby is buried in England.  It's expected to go for around $3,000.  Some people think this is the Eleanor Rigby that inspired THE BEATLES song of the same name . . . but PAUL MCCARTNEY has denied it in the past. ************************************************ Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about QUEEN  has some new cast members. The movie will feature Joe Mazzello as bassist JOHN DEACON, Ben Hardy will play drummer ROGER TAYLOR and Gwilym Lee takes the role of axeman BRIAN MAY. It was previously announced that Rami Malek would star as the late FREDDIE MERCURY. Production starts this fall with a tentative release date of December 25, 2018. ************************************************ DEE SNIDER says he had to end TWISTED SISTER when he did, because his body couldn't handle it anymore. ***********************************************