Quick Takes: David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Nick Simmons & Wolfmother

  • Following up on his recent re-recording of "Panama," David Lee Roth has issued a newly recorded live-in-studio take of Van Halen's "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love." Ultimate Classic Rock reported: "The newly released performance features Al Estrada on guitar, Ryan Wheeler on bass and Francis Valentino on drums. The singer cut both tracks during a whirlwind May 3rd, 2022 session at Henson Recording Studio, where he laid down 14 songs in two hours." (Ultimate Classic Rock)


  • Megadeth is back in the Top Five with the release of its 16th album, The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! The set entered the Billboard 200 at Number Three after selling "nearly 48,000 equivalent album units earned; of that sum, album sales comprise 45,000, SEA units comprise 3,000 (equaling 3.6 million on-demand streams of the set's songs) and TEA units comprise a negligible sum." The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead! marks the band eighth Top 10 charting album over the past two decades. (AntiMusic)


  • Nick Simmons — son of Kiss' Gene Simmons — joined Kiss openers Wolfmother onstage on September 10th during their gig in Gold Coast, Australia to take the lead on  the song "Woman." (Blabbermouth)