Classic Rock News 8/7/18

Here’s what Axl Rose has to say about the possibility of new music from Guns N’ Roses.


Meanwhile, the first single from a new Slash album is out.


Saturday in Sturgis, South Dakota, the current Foreigner lineup was joined onstage by former members Lou GrammAl GreenwoodDennis ElliotIan McDonald and Rick Wills. Now comes word that the current and original band will do four more shows together in the fall.


Bret Michaels spent a night in the emergency room last week passing a kidney stone. He posted a photo on his website and said, “It’s amazing how a tiny stone can cause so much pain when it gets stuck.” However, he has four more, which still have to be removed.


Peter Gabriel is upset about immigration policies in the U.K. because it messes with his WOMAD music festival.


Jackson Browne is being honored with the Gandhi Peace Award in September.


Lynyrd Skynyrd is going to release one more live album before they call it quits.


Rush’s Geddy Lee is publishing a 400 page book on his favorite instruments. Geddy Lee’s Big Beautiful Book of Bass comes out on December 4th.


Jeff Lynne’s ELO has started its brief tour of just 10 dates.  Here’s the info, and here’s the setlist from the Oakland show on August 2nd.


1.   “Standin’ in the Rain”

2.   “Evil Woman”

3.   “All Over the World”

4.   “Showdown”

5.   “Do Ya”

6.   “When I Was a Boy”

7.   “Livin’ Thing”

8.   “Handle With Care”

9.   “Rockaria!”

10.     “Can’t Get it Out of My Head”

11.     “10538 Overture”

12.     “Xanadu”

13.     “Shine a Little Love”

14.     “Wild West Hero”

15.     “Sweet Talkin’ Woman”

16.     “Telephone Line”

17.     “Don’t Bring Me Down”

18.     “Turn to Stone”

19.     “Mr. Blue Sky”

20.     “Roll Over Beethoven”