This Week In Rock News 5/25/22

This week, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong shares his opinion about iconic band, Sex Pistols about the legacy they left behind for punk rock music,  fans planning to attend to Prince celebration in Paisley Park are in for a surprise, Steven Tyler checks into rehab and more…

– Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day says that Sex Pistols have left a long legacy in the world of punk rock.

Armstrong spoke with Rolling Stone about his fellow Rock and Roll Hall of Famers ahead of the six-part mini-series Pistol, which premieres on Hulu Tuesday. He says that with their implosion on a U.S. tour in 1978 “The Sex Pistols killed punk before it had the opportunity to go mainstream back then. What they had proved is that punk rock was not meant for the masses. If you’re picking up the guitar to play punk rock music, it’s not for fame…

“So when you get all of these pockets of kids all over the globe that are making music that has that Sex Pistols influence, who want to create their own underground form of anarchy, it gives you faith that music is not just there to be manufactured and corporate and consumerist. It’s there because people are investing into their lives and reflecting the way that they feel about the world and the way they feel about themselves. And that’s been the long legacy that the Sex Pistols left behind.”

Fans who attend the Prince Celebration at Paisley Park June 2nd through the 5th will not only get to see an unreleased concert video of Prince and the New Power Generation performing at his Glam Slam club in Minneapolis in 1992, but they’ll also get a limited-edition seven-inch single with live versions of “Diamonds and Pearls” and “Nothing Compares 2 U” from that concert.

– Steven Tyler has checked into rehab, forcing Aerosmith to cancel the first part of the Las Vegas residency.

The band posted a statement on Instagram that said, “As many of you know, our beloved brother Steven has worked on his sobriety for many years. After foot surgery to prepare for the stage and the necessity of pain management during the process, he has recently relapsed and voluntarily entered a treatment program to concentrate on his health and recovery.”

The band canceled their June and July dates in Vegas and said “We will continue our 2022 dates starting in September, and we’ll let you know any further updates as soon as we can. We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. Thank you for your understanding and for your support for Steven during this time.”

– Paul Stanley and his R&B band, Soul Station, performed at the wedding of celebrity chef and Chopped judge Chris Santos and actress Natalie Makenna on Sunday at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, California.