Rock Report 12/21/21

Smashing Pumpkins bandleader Billy Corgan last Saturday (Dec. 18) played a holiday-themed solo set alongside his family after earlier in the day revealing that his father, William Corgan Sr., had died.

Telling fans in a video that soldiering forth is what his dad would’ve wanted, Corgan carried on with the annual Christmas solo show that evening at the tea shop he owns near Chicago, Madame ZuZu’s. His partner Chloe Mendel and their two kids were also present.

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE singer John Corabi will release his autobiography, “Horseshoes And Hand Grenades”, on June 14, 2022 (postponed from on April 12, 2022), via Rare Bird Books. It was written wih the help of MÖTLEY CRÜE historian/author Paul Miles.

“Dawn Of The Dead” t-shirt that once belonged to Cliff Burton has been returned to the late METALLICA bassist’s family 35 years after his death.

Cliff was reportedly a big fan of the the original “Dawn Of The Dead” film, widely considered to be one of the scariest zombie movies from the 1970s, and often appeared in public and in photographs wearing a shirt displaying the film’s title logo across his chest.

Earlier today, the Instagram account that is controlled by Burton‘s family shared a photo of FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike “Puffy” Bordin holding a vintage “Dawn Of The Dead” t-shirt and it included the following message: “A huge Thank You to Mike ‘Puffy’ Bordin for bringing Cliff‘s original Dawn of the Dead shirt back home where it belongs It’s been a roller coaster of emotions and we appreciate Mike and the person who kept it safe for us for 30 plus years. Our only regret is Ray [BurtonCliff‘s father] isn’t here to see it.”