10/4/21 Rock News

— Kiss is sharing a new version of one of their favorite songs. On Friday, the band released an acoustic mix of the 1976 hit “Beth.” This comes as the band is gearing up to reissue their fourth album “Destroyer” in honor of its 45th anniversary. The reissue will come out on November 19th.

— Motley Crue is celebrating its 40th anniversary as a band. In order to do so, they are re-releasing their 1981 debut album, “Too Fast For Love.” The re-release is set to come out on November 10th, which is 40 years to the day of it’s original release.

— Ozzy Osbourne is teaming up with a number of big stars for his upcoming studio album. During an episode of “Ozzy Speaks” he revealed he’s working with Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi, and Zakk Wylde. His 2020 album “Ordinary Man” also featured big names including Guns N’ Roses’ Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith. There’s no word on when his next album will come out.

— Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl says he’s happy that ABBA got back together after forty years. Speaking to BBC, he said he would love to sit down and play drums for them. He said he is “such a big ABBA fan.” The former Nirvana drummer admitted to sending a link to ABBA’s new record announcement to a hundred people and then he says he listened to their new song and “wept like a baby.” He also lamented that “ABBA can do no wrong.”

— Van Halen co-founder and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Lee Roth is drawing the curtain on his career. Roth told the Las Vegas Review-Journal he’s retiring in January after five more shows in Las Vegas. He said it’s the “only official announcement” and won’t go into detail about it. Last week, Roth announced a short residency in Las Vegas, with one show in December and the rest in January.