Rock Report 4/15/22

Travis Barker just got a tattoo in honor of the late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The new body art is in the image of a hawk, the bird of prey Hawkins used as an emblem for his Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders and often on the head of his bass drum before his unexpected death last month (March 25) at age 50.  Barker, the heavily tattooed blink-182 drummer and frequent pop collaborator, shared photos of his Taylor Hawkins tattoo process on Wednesday

Deep into Slipknot’s set in Winnipeg, Manitoba in Canada on April 11, Corey Taylor brought the show to a halt mid-song in an effort to direct medical personnel toward a fan who had apparently been injured in the pit.

The incident occurred while the band, who are out on the first North American leg of their headlining Knotfest Roadshow tour, were performing the Vol. 3: The Subliminal Verses cut “Vermillion.” It was the 14th song of the set and was restarted and played in full after medics attended to the downed fan.

The original KISS wordmark sketched by former guitarist Ace Frehley in 1973 went to auction this week as part of a massive block of KISS memorabilia up for bid at
Frehley unveiled the sketch in his 2011 book, No Regrets. Bidding on the button starts at $50,000. It’s expected to fetch $75,000–$100,000 before the auction closes in two weeks.