Rock Report 6/21/22

Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee was replaced by Tommy Clufetos after five songs into the set on the opening night of the long-awaited Stadium Tour, which also features Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  The drummer apparently brok 4 ribs two weeks before the show and the doctor has ordered him not to play- he tried to push thru the pain but it just didnt work. 

Making sure that France’s Hellfest will always have a Lemmy presence, festival organizers have revealed a new statue for this year’s edition that replaces the old one that had been in place.

A portion of Lemmy’s ashes will be enshrined with the new statue at France’s Hellfest. On June 23, there will be an official memorialization ceremony taking place after the Scorpions close their set, with Lemmy’s Motorhead bandmates Mikkey Dee and Phil Campbell saying a few words before a tribute video is shown and a toast is raised at the monument itself.
We may not notice it from the crowd, but stages tend to have pretty intricate setups and can be dangerous if an artist isn’t careful. Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath recently fell into a stage gap, but he kept singing, despite sustaining a couple of minor injuries.  The vocalist shared a couple of images from the aftermath of the fall, which he noted in the caption took place on June 14 in Budapest, Hungary.