9/13/21 Rock News

— The love fans have shown to “Becoming Led Zeppelin” has been quite overwhelming. That’s what Jimmy Page said in a new social media post following the film’s release at the Venice Film Festival. He noted at both showings he got a standing ovation that lasted over ten minutes before he could even say a word. During the film, he said the audience was really connecting and it was interesting to witness the enthusiasm the film generated. Page also thanked fans for their support throughout the years. He said now, he’s just awaiting on the announcement for the film’s release date.

— One of the most iconic voices in rock n’ roll history is releasing a new album. However, it won’t be a rock album. Former Journey frontman Steve Perry announced on Twitter he’s releasing a festive holiday record called “The Season,” just in time for this upcoming Christmas season. He released his rendition of the track “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” to celebrate the upcoming release. The rock star said in a statement he hopes his music will transport people “back to those golden moments with their loved ones,” and will give others “feelings of joy and connection and comfort that we all need so much.” Some of the other tracks on the upcoming album include Perry’s spin on classics like “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Silver Bells.” “The Season” is available for pre-order now and is set for a November 5th release.

— The Foo Fighters are celebrating after a night at the MTV Video Music Awards. They took home the first-ever U.S. Global Icon Award. They also took to the stage to perform a medley of their hits including “Shame Shame” and “Everlong.” Drummer Taylor Hawkins paid homage to the late Rolling Stone’s drummer Charlie Watts by writing his name on his drum kit during the performance. This marks the first time in over a decade the band performed on the VMA stage.

— Noel Gallagher says his brother Liam is more successful than he is. Speaking on the How to Wow podcast, he said his brother is doing massive gigs, as well as selling more records and tickets than he is. The brother’s rocky relationship lead Oasis to break up in 2009. However, Noel said they are both now happy doing their own things.

— Veteran tour manager Mick Brigden is dead. Brigden’s wife told The Santa Rosa Press he died after digging a grave for their family dog at their home. He was 73. Throughout his 50 year career he worked with artists including The Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Van Morrison.