Quick Clicks Music News 2/16

James Hetfield of Metallica has snagged his first movie role playing someone besides himself. See the still shot from the set of the film.

Robert Plant played 5 Led Zeppelin songs at his opening North American tour date Friday (2/9) in Raleigh.

Steve Miller Band has a bunch of vinyl reissues coming May 18th.

Jonathon Cain of Journey thinks he and Neal Schon will be able to get over their bad blood.

Alice Cooper discusses the rough start to his 2018, while looking forward to his TV gig and more.

Tony Iommi says he’s been busy with charity work and friends since Black Sabbath quit the road.

Steve Miller and Peter Frampton will tour together again this summer — the second year in a row.

Chicago will release a box set of live recordings from six different decades.

Neil Young blames record companies for the failure of his Pono music service.

Ozzy Osbourne is warning fans that @PrivateOzzy is a fake Twitter account. “DO NOT send this fake account any money. We have reported them to Twitter and hope they take the appropriate action.”

Neal Schon of Journey played a career-spanning two-set, 33-song benefit for Bay Area Fire Relief show recently in San Francisco.

Styx will do their summer tour with Joan Jett and Tesla. Speaking of Joan, a documentary about her has found a distributor.

The new book from Gene Simmons is called “27: The Legend and Mythology of the 27 Club,” and will be published on August 14th.

Paul McCartney will be awarded the Wolf Prize for Music in Israel.

In celebration of George Harrison‘s 75th birthday on February 25th, 2002’s Concert for George with Paul McCartneyRingo StarrEric ClaptonBilly PrestonTom PettyJeff Lynne and others, will be screened in theaters later this month. For a list of theaters and dates go to ConcertForGeorge.com/Theatrical-Listings/. The album and DVD are being reissued on February 23rd.

Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest has Parkinson’s disease and won’t tour with the band.  Still, Rob Halford makes it clear that he’s still a member of the group.

Michael McDonald hasn’t been offered a spot on the The Doobie Brothers/Steely Dan tour, though he has been in both groups.

Roger Waters fires back at Elton John, Steven Tyler and others over what he feels are some of their questionable actions.

While in New Orleans this week for Mardi Gras, Sammy Hagar shot an episode of his AXS TV show Rock ‘n’ Roll Road Trip with Trombone Shorty. He posted a video on his Facebook page.

Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee ‏got engaged to Brittany Furlan this week.

Jimmy Page says to expect a newly issued Led Zeppelin live album this year.

 

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