9/20/21 Rock News
— Ozzy Osbourne is gearing up to have another major surgery following lingering spinal issues. His wife, Sharon, told The Daily Mail while he’s been working on recovery for the last three years, he needs to go under the knife again. She said she’s most excited about him getting back on stage with his friends. The Prince of Darkness tripped and fell in 2019 which aggravated his 16-year-old neck injury. At the time, he said he was in so much pain he thought he was going to die.
— KISS is celebrating the 45th anniversary of their 1976 album Destroyer. The band announced they are reissuing it with unreleased demos, and alternate versions of the songs. Additionally, it will feature Kiss’ May 22nd, 1976 concert from Paris’ L’Olympia. Destroyer 45th is set to come out on November 19th.
— Iggy Pop believes discovering new music helps keep him sharp. In an essay for The Guardian, Pop said the element of surprise while looking for music keeps him connected. He compared the process to mining for diamonds. The 74-year-old said the most fun music he gets to listen to tends to be created by “real young people.”
— Smashing Pumpkins are bringing back a fan favorite. During their performance Friday at Chicago’s riot fest, the band performed their 1993 song “Quiet.” This marked the first time doing so since 1994.