Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony is mourning the death of his infant grandson, Rex, at just two weeks of age on April 4th. The bassist is sharing news of his family’s loss and their efforts to raise funds for the hospital in Rex’s name. He’s encouraging people to participate in ‘Walk L.A.’ on June 17.
Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song”, is back on the US charts after appearing in the trailer for the 3rd movie in Marvel Studios’ Thor franchise. , “Thor: Ragnarok.” It sits at #16 on the Hot Rock Songs chart, while also re-entering the Hard Rock Digital Song Sales chart at No. 1. “Immigrant Song” originally peaked at No. 16 on the US Billboard Hot 100 in 1970.
Jack White’s “American Epic” is his new three-part documentary, and is set to air on PBS beginning on May 16 with a film to be broadcast on June 6th. He says, “We examine how important the fact is that when phonograph records were invented, for the first time ever, women, minorities, poor rural men and even children were given the opportunity to say whatever they wanted in song, even if they couldn’t say it in public.”