Paul McCartney released a new song called Early Days, off his current album New. It’s pretty reflective. He has a verse that kind of sums it up, I think; “Now everybody seems to have their own opinion, Of who did this and who did that, But as for me I don’t see how they can remember, When they weren’t where it was at.” That is a pretty deep lyric and quite revealing. At least I think so, especially when you see it in the context of the whole song. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvBVIA_ZaNg
In case you missed it, The Scorpions aren’t calling it quits as their 3 year farewell tour indicated. As per usual, they sell out everywhere because fans believe it’s over. Then they don’t. Expect new music and another tour. Let’s see if Motley Crue can keep their word. At least they got lawyers involved and if they do get back together they will lose a boat load of money. Time will tell.
The Black Veil Brides have joined in a Pledgemusic campaign for their new album. Seems to be the trend as of late. You can help them out here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/blackveilbrides
Last surviving member of the Ramones, Tommy Ramone passed away at the age of 62 from cancer. RIP. Heaven just got better.
This is a must watch documentary. You can go to the site and watch the trailer first, but I think you should watch the film for the whole 20 minutes or so. It features Slash and Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park as well as others. Check it out here and let me know what you think: http://www.distortionofsound.com/
AC/DC is considering the name of the new album to be called Man Down. In reference to Malcolm Young being in the hospital. Album might be out by the end of the year or early 2015.
A new group called Royal Blood has a new self titled debut album out now. But they just released a new video for the song called Figure It Out. Trust me when I tell you there is a lot to figure out in this video and it’s kind of a cool video, the girl has some skills as you will see when you watch this video. Let me know what you think of them. The album comes out August 18, and yeah the music is good. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhgVu2lsi_k
The Charm City Devils are releasing their new album, Battles, on September 23.
The Black Label Society have released a video for Angel Of Mercy. It’s off their current album, Catacombs Of The Black Vatican. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrCMWS_fB4o
Random thought this week, who really cares about Radiohead?
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What’s the band name that included; Noel Redding, and Mitch Mitchell? The answer of course was, Jimi Hendrix And The Experience. Brought to us from Chuck Dressler of Warwick, RI.
Scott Ian has announced the title and release date of his autobiography. The book is called I’m The Man: The Story Of That Guy From Anthrax. It will be out October 14.
Brent Fitz (drummer) of Slash has a new web site. You can check it out here: http://www.brentfitz.com/
The Kinks are claiming that a new BBC documentary claim is wrong on the story that has been around for a long time. That story is Jimmy Page played on the single You Really Got Me. Seems the Kinks deny that is true. We will see how either Jimmy Page and/or the BBC responds.
KISS and AMC released a trailer for their new TV show, 4th And Loud. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnTsb3WAnoE
Weezer, yes, I’m sure you remember them. They have a new album coming out (I mentioned this in an earlier report). The album is called Everything Will Be Alright In The End. Out on September 30th. This is the song Return To Ithaca from the album. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lK-aRQRQ2Y
The new season of The Voice (if you watch it) will feature Stevie Nicks as a advisor.
Slash’s Ask Slash Episode 7 is out, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=saBL7X_TgdE
A new supergroup out this week. You didn’t think you’d go too long without one of these did you? This one features Rikki Rockett (Poison), Traci Guns (L.A. Guns), Eric Brittingham and Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrill). The name of the band is Devil City Angels. They’re kind of a 90’s Aerosmith feel about them, I don’t mind it. They are streaming their new song, All My People, on their reverbnation page. You can listen to it here: http://www.reverbnation.com/devilcityangels?utm_campaign=HTML5_audioWidget_Widget_Profile&utm_content=profile_link&utm_medium=widget
Deep Purple have released North American tour dates, you can get them here: http://www.deeppurple.com
311 have announced that they are doing their own cruise in 2015, another thing thats seems to be a trend. It will have special everything like everyone else’s. You can get details here: http://www.311.com
Black Sabbath and Converse have come up with another sneaker for you to buy. Check them out here: http://www.converse.com/landing-all-star?CSINT=HP_brand_allstar
In case you missed Bruce Springsteen’s short film, Hunter Of Invisible Game. You can check it out here, http://brucespringsteen.net/
This week’s Rockucation question is: This band had to change their name because their original name was stopping them from getting gigs. That name was Burn The Priest. What did this band become?
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