The late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott is being honored by the Central Bank of Ireland with the release of a limited-edition silver proof coin on November 27th. He and his band were just nominated for election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The Rainbow, a documentary about the Rainbow Bar & Grill and the Whisky a Go-Go, its nearby neighbor on the Sunset Strip in West Hollywood, will be available on demand October 29th. It features interviews with Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Gene Simmons, Lita Ford and the late Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead.
Stevie Van Zandt, who is on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominating committee, was asked on Twitter why Eddie Money wasn’t nominated this year. He said, “It’s a long list. A long list.” Other musicians on the nominating committee are Robbie Robertson, Lenny Kaye, Dave Grohl,Tom Morello and Paul Shaffer.
Bob Dylan’s Tarantula, first published in 1971, will be released as an audio book narrated by actor Will Patton on December 3rd.
Guns n' Roses' "Sweet Child o' Mine" has become the first '80s video to reach one-billion YouTube views.