The Week In Rock Feb 4, 2019

Pink Floyd legend David Gilmour is streaming a video preview of an upcoming auction in New York where he will be selling off more than 120 guitars from his extensive personal collection.

Christie’s auctioneers will host the June 20th event, which will focus on Gilmour’s preferred guitars, Fender Broadcasters, Esquires, Telecasters and Stratocasters.

This is not only the largest and most comprehensive sale of guitars ever offered at auction, the collection details his musical history, plus you can get your hands on the iconic Fender Stratocaster he used on the classic Pink Floyd albums “The Dark Side Of The Moon”, “Wish You Were Here”, “Animals” and “The Wall.”

The 1989 Motley Crue classic, “Kickstart My Heart”, provided the soundtrack to a Super Bowl ad for Planters nuts over Super Bowl Weekend. The track was featured in the commercial which stars Charlie Sheen and retired MLB legend Alex Rodriguez.

AC/DC singer Brian Johnson reportedly confirmed rumors that he is back in the band and recording a new album, according to the Los Angeles band Terrorizer. The band said via social media: “We ran into Brian Johnson from ACDC at the airport today after the flight home and we asked him about the rumors of him being on the new ACDC album and he said ‘Yes’ and that he is ‘Sick of denying it’

Johnson was forced to leave the group amid their last tour because he risked permanent hearing loss. As we now know, he was famously replaced on the trek by Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose.

Ozzy Osbourne has postponed his entire UK and European tour. Following news that a flu bug had forced a delay in this week’s launch of the UK run, the legendary rocker has now shut down the full month-long series  on doctors’ orders.

After seeing his doctor again, Ozzy has been diagnosed with a severe upper-respiratory infection which the doctor feels could develop into pneumonia. We’ll keep you posted on any developments.

And finally, Guns N’ Roses have over 50 unreleased songs that were intended for the long delayed “Chinese Democracy” album, which Axl Rose wanted to release as a trilogy, according to insiders.

To mark the tenth anniversary of the album’s release, Billboard last month took at a look at the record’s legacy and spoke with some insiders about “Chinese Democracy”, which sold just under 550,000 copies during the first 12 weeks in stores.

Geffen-Interscope A&R executive Tom Zutaut believes that the album would had done better had it not been released under the Guns N’ Roses banner. He said, “If he had released it as an Axl Rose solo record, it probably would have sold millions. But when we sat in the studio and talked about Chinese Democracy, [Axl] just wasn’t ready to go there yet.”


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