One interpretation of a message posted to Gavin Rossdale’s Twitter would be that his band Bush is finished recording a new album. But, another Tweet a few minutes later would indicate that the band is moving forward with a new album. The messages follow the news in March that the band has hooked up with a producer at Dave Grohl’s studio. The first relevant Tweet said “One minute it’s an idea … some time later you finish your record.” The next Tweet said “now we do all the set up. So totally extremely definitely on our way.” No further details about a release date or title have been announced.
Heavy metal head drill
Careful how much you headbang. A 50-year-old German Motorhead fan developed a blood clot and needed to get a hole drilled into his scull to drain the bleeding after a headbanging episode at a Motorhead concert. This was a rare instance, according to the specialist, though he said if the patient had gone to a classical concert this would not have happened. Screw classical music. We want more rock!
Murderer's appeal denied
Losing your mother to a murder is a tragedy no one should live through, but Dave Navarro did years ago. The rock star guitarist’s mother was murdered when Navarro was only 15 years old. Her estranged boyfriend John Riccardi was later convicted of killing Constance Navarro and her friend Sue Jory and Riccardi was originally given the death penalty. That sentence was taken back and he got life in prison without parole. But that was being appealed. Riccardi’s sentence of life without parole was recently upheld. It took 8 years for Riccardi to be caught, but eventually was apprehended after being featured in an “America’s Most Wanted” episode.
AC/DC’s Brian Johnson is being bestowed a top honer from a University in England. Johnson will receive an honorary doctorate from Northumbria University from the engineering and environment degree programs. Not sure what that has to do with rock music, but OK. Congrats on the degree, Brian.
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