Classic Rock News 10/1

Led Zeppelin is facing a retrial over who actually wrote “Stairway To Heaven.” They had won the case in 2016, but it was overturned this past week by a federal court. Meanwhile, the band has submitted a trademark filing for the term “Led Zeppelin Experience” and reportedly plan to create their own streaming service.

The house in Palo Alto, California where the Grateful Dead chose their name back on November 12th, 1965 is up for sale. If you want a piece of Dead history, it will cost you $2.4 million.

Loverboy guitarist Paul Dean has released the single and video “Hell, Yeah.” He calls it a salute to Canada and its rock and rollers.

Vince Neil confirms that Motley Crue is in the studio recording some new tunes.

Mick Jagger was in Memphis recently to do some research on a film he is producing about Sun Records founder Sam Phillips.  Jagger is very busy these days – he’s just signed on to play an art dealer in an upcoming film called “The Burnt Orange Heresy.”

Keith Richards has some unhappy news: He finally unloaded his New York apartmentfor $9 million dollars, but is taking a $1.5 million loss on the sale.

Jimi Hendrix fans are gonna love the 50th Anniversary box set of his classic “Electric Ladyland” album that comes out November 9thHere’s a video look at what you get.

Also on November 9thThe Beatles will release a 50th Anniversary edition of the “White Album.”

Also out in November, a new album from John Mellencamp and a tour in February.

Bruce Springsteen and other music artists along with A-list comedians like Jon Stewart, Jim Gaffigan and Seth Meyers are set to headline this year’s Stand Up for Heroes comedy fundraiser on November 5th.

Sammy Hagar‘s High Tide Beach Party & Car Show in Huntington Beach, California on October 6th will be a father-and-son affair. His son Andrew is one of the support acts, and so is Sir, Please, a band containing the twin sons of Kevin Cronin, singer of another headliner, REO Speedwagon.

Sammy is also getting ready to release a first studio album with his side band The Circle.  Look for “Space Between” in January.

Queen’s Brian May gives thumbs up to the final screening of Bohemian Rhapsody, the film that comes out on November 1st.

Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downinexplains why he sold his share of the royalty rights to 136 of the band’s songs.  There’s much more with the first real insider’s look at the band with the publication of his autobiography, Heavy Duty: Days and Nights in Judas Priest.

Here’s the true definition of high finance: prominent medical cannabis firm Surterra Wellness has announced a landmark global licensing deal with Jimmy Buffett to create a new medical marijuana brand called Coral Reefer.

Toto guitarist Steve Lukather tweets, “My book, The Gospel According to Luke, is out! Audio book too! It took two years and a LOT of edits (due to potential lawsuits). The response /reviews from people who have read it has been overwhelmingly positive. I am very grateful. Hope you enjoy.”

Though their leader Tom Petty is gone and Mike Campbell is now an official member of Fleetwood Mac, Campbell believes that the Heartbreakers may perform live againsomeday.

U2 are nominated for Tour of the Year at the 2018 American Music Awards.The awards will air live on October 9th on ABC.

A new photo book about Bon Scott‘s time with AC/DC will be published on November 14th. AC/DC 1973-1980: The Bon Scott Years was written by Jeff Apter, who co-wrote Dirty Deeds, the memoir by former AC/DC bassist Mark Evans.

If you missed any of the 92 KQRS 50th Anniversary Celebration Day broadcast on 9/25, go to the KQRS50 site to hear the full day.  We’re posting everything we aired from 6am to 7pm with a new segment each day during the week of 10/1