10/12/21 Rock News
— Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are releasing a song from their upcoming album. The tune is called “High and Lonesome,” and it’s off the duo’s first album in 14 years, ‘Raise the Roof.’ The record features new versions of legendary folk, blues, country and soul songs. It’s due out on November 19th.
(St. Louis, MO) — The Rolling Stones are dropping one of their biggest hits from their set-list because it’s controversial. The band picked up their U.S. Tour on September 26th after the passing of their longtime drummer, Charlie Watts. Since then, the Stones have decided to cut “Brown Sugar” for its lyric, “Gold Coast slave ship bound for cotton fields.” According to the “Los Angeles Times,” Mick Jagger and Keith Richards feared it would be misconstrued in this day-in-age. The Stones’ No Filter Tour runs through the end of November.
(Russia) — A newly-discovered fossil is named after Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi. The 469-million-year-old fossil was discovered by a Danish/Swedish team in Western Russia. Team leader Mats Eriksson is the metal-loving paleontologist who says Iommi has been high on his list of people to immortalize.
— Bryan Adams is out with the title track of his upcoming album. ‘So Happy It Hurts’ drops on March 11th. It’s the Canadian singer’s 15th album. It will be released on CD, vinyl and digitally.
— We’re learning more details about Ozzy Osbourne’s upcoming solo album. The Black Sabbath legend is releasing a follow-up to his 12th album, ‘Ordinary Man.’ He tells “Metal Hammer” magazine it includes 15 songs and features guest appearances by Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wydle. Ozzy did not say when the album would drop.