Kelly's Rock Report.

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Tommy Lee says his son Brandon gave him a fat lip Monday.  He says he was attacked unprovoked,  and he’s pressing charges and getting a restraining order.  Brandon says he was trying to stage an intervention cuz of his dads drinking, but things went terribly wrong. 

The Cranberries are about to release the final album with Dolores O’Riordan (Oh-Rear-dun)singing lead and they’ll reissue their debut album.  She’d recorded tracks before her death.  The 25th anniversary of their debut album is coming up this month. 

Chester Bennington’s wife is asking fans to mark what would have been his 42nd birthday March 20th by posting a photo of themselves holding up their hands with “I AM THE CHANGE” written on them.  She formed the organization 320 Changes Direction after his suicide last July, hoping to change the culture and stigma surrounding mental health.

Two new Australian performances are responsible for Queen and Adam Lambert topping this week's "Billboard" Hot Tours list. The band grossed nearly three-and-a-half-million dollars last week. The band kicked off its tour last summer in North America, and the 25-stop run grossed 30-million dollars on the strength of more than 300-thousand tickets sold. Queen is set to return to Europe this summer, with shows scheduled through July 8th in Dublin.

Steppenwolf is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the release of their 1968 self-titled debut album. To mark the milestone, the new aptly-titled three-CD compilation "Steppenwolf at 50" will be available March 16th. The set includes five rare or never-heard tracks and covers 13 studio albums, as well as the huge hits "Born to Be Wild" and "Magic Carpet Ride." Meanwhile, the band will begin a seven-stop U.S. tour March 10th in Fort Pierce, Florida that includes an August 10th performance in Sturgis, South Dakota.

Procol Harum is celebrating 50 years of making music with the release of a limited-edition deluxe box set. The massive five-CD, three-DVD package "Still There'll Be More" will be available March 23rd and will include 69 tracks, covering the group's entire recording career. The first three CDs include huge hits like "A Whiter Shade of Pale," and the last two focus on live performances. The DVDs feature about three-and-a-half hours of mostly rare footage of the band's television appearances on shows such as "Top of the Pops" and "Beat Club Workshop," among others.

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