The Devil Wears Prada released a new video from their album 8:18, the song is called War. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HfiaUIYF4ds
Lynyrd Skynyrd will be recording a DVD in their hometown of Jacksonville in February. They will play their first two albums in their entirety. If you can make the show, you could make it onto the DVD. They are also releasing a 6 album vinyl box set, out on January 26. It will be all their releases from 1973 through 1977. It will be exact reproductions of all the records.Foreigner released Juke Box Hero from their latest DVD release, The Best Of Foreigner 4 And More. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSFwb59tSik
Chris Broderick and Shawn Drover, who both just left Megadeth, have announced that they will have a new band and album out in 2015.
Marilyn Manson have released a new video for the soon to be released album, The Pale Emperor, out on January 20th. Here is Deep Six: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9YJS4nTNsM
The two surviving members of Mad Season, Mike McCready and Barrett Martin are reuniting on January 30, with Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave) and Duff McKagan (Guns & Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded). The band will be backed by the Seattle Symphony Orchestra with a new song written Mike McCready.
Papa Roach have released a video for the soon to be released album, F.E.A.R. The record comes out January 27. This track is called Broken As Me. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X_zuC4rVvq8
Vince Neil and Mike Tyson have now partnered with Quickee Burgers. They will be opening a place in Las Vegas. I will refrain from any jokes at this time.
Frank Hannon from Tesla has released another single from his current solo album, World Peace and this one is called Born Free: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7n0U906wu9E
The Scorpions will be releasing a new album on February 23. It is called Return To Forever. It will feature previously unreleased tracks from the band’s history. There are two new tracks that were used on their MTV Unplugged In Athens DVD. They will be bonus tracks. Tour to follow. This will be their 50th Anniversary, and just two years ago they were retiring and calling it quits. How things change.
Linkin Park is letting you stream their new album, The Hunting Party, for free. Listen to it here: https://play.google.com/store/music/collection/promotion_albums_2000a76_dis_linkin_park
The Answer will be releasing their new album, Raise A Little Hell, on March 6th.
New super group, Gods To Gravity, have released their first single from their debut album. The album is out now. The group features members of Tremonti and Evanescence. This is the track Dying Light, watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E-e7MNtyl88
Looking for something new? Try The Dirty Cakes. Check them out and listen to to their EP here:http://dirtycakesband.bandcamp.com/
Last week’s Rockucation question was: This singer is the frontman for a band named after the guitarist. They were based out of Boston. His nickname as a DJ was: Woofuh Goofuh. What was his name and which band was it? The answer comes to us from Buddy Denomme, from North Smithfield, RI. The singer is Peter Wolf and the band was J. Geils.
Rush have released a trailer for their Completist Edition R40. It has bonus material. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yifV0K0tY38#t=45
Anthrax have released a limited edition bourbon. They named it after one of their songs, Indians. It is $75 a bottle and you can order it here: http://acbottlecompany.com
Legendary Grateful Dead manager Rock Scully, died this week from lung cancer. He was 73 years old. RIP!
Yes have announced their dates and lineup for the Cruise To The Edge cruise. You can get the details here: http://cruisetotheedge.com
Here is your PSA for this week. KISS has hooked up with Japanese pop band Momorio Clover Z. They partnered with them. They recorded 2 new songs, They come out on January 26,. Your mission if you choose is to find out what they are. I am not sure I want too.
Joe Bonamassa is giving away a free download of 11 of his tracks. You can do that here, by just submiting your email: http://jbonamassa.com/free-bonamassa-album/complete.php
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Don’t get me going about the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame/Shame. They made the announcement of the inductees this week. How does Green Day get in before Cheap Trick, Yes, Judas Priest and Deep Purple? Deep Purple was nominated and not inducted??? I’m not saying Green Day doesn’t belong, well maybe I am. But so many others should be in there before them. But Ringo Starr getting inducted, he was a Beatle and he was inducted as one, his solo career did squat, so why is he being inducted as a solo artist? Okay, rant over. It’s so sad that real rock artists/bands get ignored. Next they will induct, Justin Bieber!
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The Darkness have released news on who is their new drummer. She is Emily Dolan Davies. She plays on the band’s new album, Cliffhanger, out this coming March. If you want to learn about her, check out her site: http://emilydrums.com/
This week’s Rockucation question is: This band debuted in 2001, from Australia, had hits with Rollover DJ, Are You Gonna Be My Girl, and Cold Hard Bitch. Who are they?