Classic Rock News 7/9

The Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, won’t be done until YOU add your voice to it. The producers are looking for guest vocals for an in-concert crowd scene. Use your smartphone and go to

Led Zeppelin‘s 1976 live album “The Song Remains The Same” will be reissued on September 7th with re-mastering under the watchful eyes/ears of Jimmy Page. It’s the soundtrack of the concert film of the same name.

The Doors are releasing a 50th anniversary deluxe edition of their 1968 album “Waiting For The Sun” on September 14th as a two-CD, One-LP package featuring 14 unreleased studio and live recordings.

Alice Cooper’s double live album “A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris” will be out on August 31st.

Eddie Van Halen has created three new “Eruption” model guitars. The Super ’78, ’78 Eruption Relic and ’78 Eruption, are being released in celebration of the 40th anniversary of Van Halen’s first album.

Def Leppard is partnering with luxury sneaker brand Six Hundred Four, putting out 604 individually numbered pairs and making them available for 265 dollars.

The Farm Aid 2018 lineup is John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Dave Matthews andWillie Nelson for the show September 22nd in Hartford, Connecticut.

Do you love The Who’s “Tommy?”  The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is opening a new exhibit on July 11th called Part of the Machine: Rock & Pinball, an “interactive exhibit that showcases rock-themed, playable pinball machines and combines them with merchandise and artifacts to explore the artistic portrayal of artists and bands.”

Sammy Hagar, one of the music industry’s most successful entrepreneurs, is unleashing his latest venture — the High Tide Beach Party & Car Show.

All of The Beatles’ studio albums are now on the band’s YouTube channel.

Paul Rodgers has been the frontman for FreeBad CompanyThe Firm with Jimmy PageThe Law with Kenney JonesQueen and a solo career. Now in an interview with Billboard he tells the tale of how he almost replaced Jim Morrison in The Doors.

Judas Priest guitarist Glenn Tipton has made his Parkinson’s Disease into a positive by forming the Glenn Tipton Parkinson’s Foundation.

Stevie Nicks’ management has a warning for her Facebook fans: “It has come to our attention that scammers are using Stevie’s name / pretending to be Stevie Nicks in order to solicit people for money. Please know that Stevie would never reach out to fans asking for money or any type of favor for that matter, and if someone is reaching out to you it is a fraud & should be reported. Thank you!”

A new Joe Strummer collection focuses on his time outside The ClashJoe Strummer 001 contains 11 unreleased tracks as well as various soundtrack songs, cuts from all of his solo albums and a few songs from his pre-Clash group, The 101ers. It’s due out September 28th in a two-disc set, in a four-record set, digitally and in a deluxe box set.

Here are some new releases from Classic Rock Artists:

  • Yes – The Steven Wilson Remixes – a five-album set
  • Tommy Shaw – Sing for the Day! (Backed by The Contemporary Youth Orchestra)
  • Buffalo Springfield – What’s That Sound: Complete Albums Collection
  • David Bowie – three vinyl reissues: Welcome to the Blackout (Live London ’78)Christiane F. – Wir Kinder Von Bahnoff Zoo and David Bowie in Bertolt Brecht’s Baal
  • Chicago – Chicago 2: Live on Soundstage
  • Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Pictures at an Exhibition – A Tribute to Keith Emerson

And finally…check out this video.  Alice Cooper makes a surprise appearance at the end of a new ad for Dodge Durango and Apple.