Lansdowne Rocks With One Shot Video And Other News!
Judas Priest and the voice of Rob Halford will be on The Simpsons this weekend! See them Sunday, January 5th at 8/7c on FOX:
In case you missed Phil Everly, the younger of the Everly Brothers, passed away this week at the age of 74 in a hospital. Family didn’t want to reveal details. Say what you will but he was there in the beginning of rock and roll.
Michael Sweet of Stryper has confirmed he will be releasing a solo album in May called I’m Not Your Suicide.
Lizzy Borden guitarist has left them to join Black Label Society. He is replacing Nick Catanese, who left last month.
Bruce Springsteen has teamed up with the TV Series The Good Wife to release some of his new tracks for his High Hopes album to be released January 14. The Good Wife airs on Sundays at 9 pm Eastern Time. From what I gather they will be played during the preview of the following weeks’ shows. Starting tonight through January 12, you can hear the tracks. If you prefer not to watch the show (like me), then you can go to CBS’s web site and listen to the whole record until January 13.
For the record, I can’t stand the Goo Goo Dolls and really don’t care that the drummer left. This is your PSA this week.
Corey Taylor wants to put fans at ease even though they parted ways with drummer Joey Jordinson, they still are a band and Slipknot isn’tbreaking up.
The Kinks members are still hoping that Ray Davies and brother Dave Davies settle their differences and do a 50th anniversary tour. They just don’t want to be seen as miserable old men. I hope they do go out on the road, it’s been too long already.
On January 25th, KISS will be headlining the first outdoor NHL game between the Los Angeles Kings and the Anaheim Ducks. It will start at 9:30 pm eastern time. I’m personally not sure that California is where I would think of first for an outdoor ice hockey game. Hopefully KISS’s pyro doesn’t melt the ice.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: Before Kip Winger formed Winger, what band was he in? He was in Alice Cooper. Kip Winger originally called the band Sahara. Alice Cooper is the one who suggested he change it to Winger.
Speaking of KISS, there is much debate about what is going to happen the night of the induction at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Ace is claiming that if they go in costume like The Hall wants that it should be Peter and Ace and not Eric and Tommy, since it’s really about the original line up. Yet Paul isn’t sure if there will be a performance. I think there is still a lot of time left for negotiations between what Paul and Gene want, The Hall wants and Peter and Ace. Fans looking for another Reunion tour after this performance may be in for quite a shock. KISS over the last 10 years have been very successful without Peter and Ace. Unlike when they were doing MTV Unplugged where they were dwindling and needed something to get them back in the game. Make no doubt about it. I have been and will always be a KISS fan. I am disappointed on how things happened over the years but still like the product they put out and half the line up is better than no line up in my book. That being said, it will be interesting how this all plays out. What I think will happen after they do The Hall show (they will rehearse and play together in my opinion). They will try and stay positive. Being that this also marks the 40th anniversary of the band, I can’t see how they won’t do special selected shows where all members past and present who are alive can perform the material they were a part of. This would be huge for fans and put the band back on top like they should be. Something like that I can see happen. But depending on how they handle this, it could be the end as much as a new era.
Of course there is another supergroup. This one is KXM. It features Ray Luzier (Korn), Doug Pinnik (King’s X) and George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob). They are putting the final touches on their debut release later this month.
Kirk Von Hammet’s Fear Fest is next month. February 6-8 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. There will be musical performances by Exodus, Death Angel (where Hammet will join them on stage for an encore), Carcass and Orchid. You can get more details here: http://www.fearfestevil.com/
If you like Joey Kramer from Aerosmith and you can make it to Providence, RI on January 25 from 1 pm to 2 pm, you can meet him. He will be at the Stop And Shop on 85 Manton Ave. He will be promoting his Rockin’ & Roastin’ coffee line.
The Vans Warped tour has announced the line up for 2014 and the tour starts in June. You can get details here: http://vanswarpedtour.com/bands
Meat Loaf has gone back to Las Vegas to do a mini residency. It’s round two of RockTellz and Cocktails. You can get more info here: http://www.rocktellz.com
Okay, a couple of weeks ago I posted my thoughts on bands cancelling shows at SeaWorld based on the Blackfish documentary. Since then some of you voiced your opinion on it and recently sent me this: http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/03/tech/web/sea-world-blackfish-poll/index.html?hpt=hp_t2 You can watch this and see how this may impact your view. I won’t make my comments here but I still think it won’t stop people from going. My questions for you are, Do you think Musicians/Rock Stars can change our culture? If so, can you give me an example and why that may be? Thanks for the feedback.
Thousand Foot Krutch has a new video for War Of Change off of their new album, The End Is Where We Begin. You can watch it here: http://www.thousandfootkrutch.com/
Keep in mind for the next two weeks I am hosting my radio show Seth’s Rock Addiction on WRIU, on Monday nights 9 pm to Midnight. You can tune in at 90.3 FM if you are local to me here in RI or stream me live here: http://wriu.org/, or for you techy types get the app TuneIn radio and listen to me there.
I want to thank everyone for their feedback on my question of what you would like to see on this site. Most were very positive comments. Just remember I’m open to suggestions if it will make the site better.
This week’s Rockucation question is: Who wrote the song All The Young Dudes for Mott The Hoople?