In real life, Sheila and John spent most of her last years ignoring each other, with several reasons – most including accusations of preferring to be around other people – offered by close associates. And even though they seem to have settled their differences soon before her death, Sheila appeared to strike one more angry blow during her departure, amid suggestions that their relationship had always been unbalanced.
Asked which members will be involved in the songwriting for RATT's new material, Pearcy said: "Ummm. Well, first, it's going to be Juan [Croucier, bass] and myself. You know, 'Lack of Communication', 'You're In Love' and all these other songs that we co-wrote together, so we're going to try along those veins for songwriting. And we'll see what happens. I have plenty of ideas. Juan's got plenty of ideas and we'll see what the other guys have to offer down the line."
SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's concert in Maryland Heights had been rescheduled from the previous night, when the threat of severe weather forced its postponement an hour and a quarter before showtime. About 11,000 attended Sunday, with Neil as the support act, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
The Ivor Novello organizers said they were "acknowledging an exceptional legacy that has inspired and shaped generations of hard rock musicians all over the world" by presenting the "International Achievement" award to DEEP PURPLE, which was formed in 1968 in Hertfordshire.