July 16 Rock Report:

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush went to see Foo Fighters in Toronto Thursday night. Lee posted some photos from backstage on Instagram and wrote," A truly great hang! Kudos to Taylor [Hawkins] for that killer drum solo and for rockin' that Rush T-shirt!"

Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers joined Foo Fighters onstage Saturday in Wantagh, New York for a cover of "Stay With Me." And John Travolta came out as Dave Grohl sang the first verse of "You're the One That I Want" from Grease.


The members of Pearl Jam and Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Neil Young are frequent collaborators onstage. Over the weekend, Jack White joined Pearl Jam onstage in Portugal for a powerful performance of the Young classic song Rockin' In The Free World. The impromptu jam session was the first time White performed with Pearl Jam since the Seattle band played a secret set at White's Third Man Records store in Nashville.


An article posted on the website of a U.K. publication is claiming Jimmy Page and Robert Plant are in talks to reunite Led Zeppelin. The article published over the weekend quotes an unnamed, well-placed source as saying Page and Plant are discussing how to celebrate the band's 50th anniversary this year. The source says there are currently lots of things on the table "and obviously playing live is one of them." Another option reportedly in consideration is having other musicians onstage playing their hits and then they would join in.

Guns N' Roses is officially the biggest musical act on YouTube for both the 1980s and 1990s. The band's music video for the 1991 song November Rain is the first clip from the 1990s to reach the billion-view mark. The video for the track off the 1991 album Use Your Illusion One averaged close to 560-thousand views every day in 2017. Other videos from the band that have garnered a significant number of views include Sweet Child O' Mine at around 692-million and Don't Cry at just over 470-million.


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