Liner Notes (April 18th)

Believe it or not, other things in the rock world happened over the weekend that did not pertain to Guns N’ Roses and/or AC/DC!   Here’s some things you may have missed:


Paul McCartney has Krist Novoselic join him on stage for “Helter Skelter”

Paul McCartney's latest tour stop in Seattle yielded a special guest appearance from Krist Novoselic, who joined Sir Paul on stage and played bass on "Helter Skelter."



Kobe Bryant gets the best of Zeppelin

Per ESPN, the Staples Center sold $1.2 million in Kobe Bryant-related merchandise during his final game last week.  This stat breaks a record once held by Led Zeppelin, who sold $1 million worth of merchandise at their December 2007 concert at London’s O2 Arena.

Well, you know what this means?  Zeppelin will just have to get back together again to break Kobe’s record!  (We’re kidding…not really.)



Even Carlos Santana wants Steve Perry back in Journey!

Speaking of bands getting back together, Carlos Santana, who recently released a new album with the “classic” Santana lineup that includes Journey’s Neal Schon, said in a recent interview that “I dream of Neal and I going to Fresno and talking to Steve Perry.  If Santana can do ‘Santana IV’…There’s a chemistry between Neal and Steve Perry.”

Does anyone feel a road trip to Fresno coming on?!  Crazier things have happened, like Axl Rose fronting AC/DC!



Alice Cooper on Axl Fronting AC/DC

Okay…we know what we said at the beginning of this piece, but clearly, we should just get used to them dominating the news.

Now that Axl Rose filling in for Brian Johnson has been made official, there will be plenty of people offering up their opinion, and among them is Alice Cooper, who said in an interview with Rolling Stone, “I just think that’s such a unique combination.  Whoever has tickets to that show has got the golden ticket, because who doesn’t want to see that?”

As if AC/DC tickets didn’t already go for big bucks on the secondary market…



Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.