• Guns N' Roses welcomed Wolfgang Van Halen on stage Saturday night (October 2nd) to play on their show-closing tune, “Paradise City.” Van Halen's band Mammoth WVH has served as the tour's opening act and the Hollywood, Florida show at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino marked their first time Van Halen sat in with the band. Frontman, Axl Rose told the crowd: “Wolfgang Van Halen. Do you know how cool it is to say that? That's f***ing cool. You don't understand. We're talking legacy.” (Loudwire)
  • On Saturday night (October 2nd), Pearl Jam closed out their Ohana Music Festival appearance with an all-star rendition of Neil Young's 1989 classic, “Rockin' In The Free World.” Joining the band onstage at the Dana Point, California gig was Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins, Sleater-Kinney, Brandi Carlile, actor Tim Robbins, tennis legend John McEnroe and rocker wife Patty Smyth, along with surfer Kelly Slater, among others. (Rolling Stone)
  • During Ozzy Osbourne's latest appearance on SiriusXM's Ozzy's Boneyard, he revealed his new album will feature several guest musicians. Among the noted guitarists appearing on the set are Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Black Sabbath collaborator Tony Iommi, and former solo guitarist Zakk Wilde. (Blabbermouth)
  • Dave Grohl revealed to the BBC, that although he was raised on and loved stadium rock as a kid, seeing Nirvana inch towards playing massive crowds left him uneasy: “You end up in this sort of conflicted ethical crisis. But I'm one of those people that just wants to share everything with everybody, whether it's pain or joy, a song or a drink. So I think I finally got to the point where I came to terms with it and got really into it. . . Still to this day when I see a new artist that's becoming popular, my initial reaction is concern. It's not an easy thing to find your way through that unscathed.” (Ultimate Classic Rock)