New Steve Perry & Foo Fighters add Global Icon Award: Classic Rock Update

Former Journey frontman Steve Perry has started the countdown to Christmas. He’s recorded the first holiday record of his career, “The Season”, which will be released via Fantasy Records on November 5th.Perry released the album’s first single “I’ll Be Home for Christmas”. Other festive standards on the eight-track album include “Winter Wonderland”, “Santa Claus Is Coming To Town” and “Auld Lang Syne”.

The Foo Fighters list of accomplishments grows bigger at the 2021 Video Music Awards, where the rock legends not only accepted the Global Icon Award, but also took the stage to perform a medley of their songs. After being introduce by Billie Eilish, the Foos played a medley of “Learn to Fly,” “Shame, Shame” and “Everlong.” Taylor Hawkins’ drum set said “Charlie R.I.P” paying tribute to the late Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Happy birthday to some drummers today… Janes Addiction’s Stephen Perkins, and Ringo’s boy, Zak Starkey who’s been behind the kit for Oasis and The Who.

In the History of Rock in 1965 – Zak’s dad and the Beatles released “Yesterday”, which went on to become the most covered song of any song ever written… with over 1,600 versions recorded.

In 1991 – At the Re-bar right here in Seattle, Nirvana got thrown out of their own party for the launch of Nevermind for starting a food fight.

And in 2005 –The home where Jimi Hendrix grew up was saved from demolition after a new location was agreed at the last minute. The James Marshall Hendrix Foundation and the City of Seattle agreed to renovate the building into a community center opposite the cemetery where the guitarist was buried in 1970.

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