This Week In Rock News!  8/5/22

This week in rock news; The Rolling Stones wrap up their Sixty tour, the Motley Crue track is in the upcoming film The Retaliators, Elton John’s tour will be an official documentary, and more!

  • The new Motley Crue track is an all star effort for the upcoming film The Retaliators. “The Retaliators Theme Song (21 Bullets),” which was co-written by Nikki Sixx and James Michael of Sixx A.M., features guest spots by Asking AlexandriaIce Nine Kills and From Ashes to New.
  • Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp may have crossed the line with one of the songs on their new album, 18. It appears as though they used lines from the poem “Hobo Ben” without permission for their song. The poem is in a 1974 book about toasts titled, Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim Like Me, by Bruce Jackson
  • In May, it was announced that Elton John‘s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour will be the subject of an official documentary, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road: The Final Elton John Performances and the Years That Made His Legend will not only focus on the tour, but his breakout years of 1970 to 1975 when he released 10 albums and had his biggest hits. It will also include unseen concert footage from the past 50 years, as well as a look at his handwritten journals and present-day footage of him with his family.
  • The Rolling Stones wrapped up their Sixty tour Wednesday night in Berlin, Germany. For the finale they premiered two songs — “All Down the Line” and “Fool to Cry.”
  • Two videos for The Rolling Stones‘ “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” have been restored in 4K resolution. One has them performing the song with and the other without makeup. Directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who directed the Stones’ Rock and Roll Circus and The Beatles‘ Let It Be films — they were shot in one day at Olympic Studios in London during the spring of 1968. The video without makeup incorporates a unique version of the song — vocals and all other instruments — whereas the version with them wearing makeup uses a fresh Mick Jagger vocal take over the backing track from the single.