Lynch Mob’s New Video
As you know we have been updating you about Lamb Of God’s frontman Randy Blythe’s court drama in Prague. This is where he is accused of pushing a fan off the stage giving him a head injury and eventually led to his death. Blythe did time and took the high road, cooperating throughout the trial. The good news is that he is now acquitted of the manslaughter charge.
Motley Crue apparently will be releasing one more album and a final tour and will call it quits. They swear they won’t do a reunion show after that. It will be over. Not sure I will believe that but we shall see.
Black Star Rising, the band that the members were formally Thin Lizzy will be releasing their debut in May. It will be called All Hell Breaks Loose.
Jake E. Lee has come up with a new name for his group. It is called; Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel. The new album hasn’t been finished yet, but rumor is it will come out in June. It will be good to hear something new from him, it’s been awhile.
Van Halen just announced they will be headlining the Rock USA Festival, July 17- 20 in Oshkosh, WI. Van Halen will headline Saturday July 20. You can get more details here: http://www.rockusaoshkosh.com/
Another guitar legend passes away. Alvin Lee of 10 Years After dies at the age of 68. He passed because of medical complications from a routine surgery.
Last weeks Rockucation question was: This guitarist left John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers with the drummer, the bassist and founded another legendary band. This band was formed in 1967 and still exists today. This band had various member changes, including him leaving the band in between 1970-71. The band name was created out of the drummer and bassist last names. Can you name the guitarist and the name of the band he founded? Many of you guessed the right band, which was Fleetwood Mac, but no one had the right guitar player, which was Peter Green. If you never listened to Fleetwood Mac’s early stuff, you should, especially if you like the blues.
Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bad Company announce a 40th Anniversary co-headlining tour. They also have Black Stone Cherry to open for them. You can get dates here: http://www.lynyrdskynyrd.com/
Sammy Hagar hooked up with the rest of Montrose this week and recorded new music. Hagar said they still head chemistry and will keep us posted. So stay tuned. Would like to see a tour so I can hear Rock Candy and Bad Motor Scooter, etc live. Though Ronnie Montrose has passed, I believe Hagar and company could get a host of guitarists to fill in on various dates.
The Rolling Stones announce that they will be doing a North American Tour, but haven’t released dates yet. This is a good sign. I would make sure to see them this year because I don’t think you will after this tour. You should definitely make the effort, because it could be the last time.
Queensryche (the one without Geoff Tate), has announced that they will be releasing a new record and a tour. You can get details here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour.cfm. In case you are wondering Geoff Tate is also touring as Queensryche. You can find that info at queensryche.com. I hope that straightens things out for you.
Alice Cooper and Marilyn Manson have announced the Masters Of Madness/Shock Therapy Tour for North America. You can dates here: alicecooper.com
Stone Sour announces a spring tour. Get dates here: http://www.stonesour.com/events
Deep Purple have announced they will begin touring theor new CD Now What? In the U.K., Dates are here: http://www.stonesour.com/events
Smashing Pumpkins announce tour starting this Spring. Dates are here: http://www.smashingpumpkins.com/
Andrew Stockdale has released new music under his name as opposed to Wolfmother. He hasn’t said Wolfmother has broken up, but that he has been recording and doing things with different musicians and recording. He is saying it is what it is, this him able to use whomever he wants when he wants too. He feels this what he wants the fans to see him as and not as Wolfmother. According to Stockdale, Wolfmother was always a solo project, Go figure. You can hear the new music here: http://andrewstockdale.com/
This week’s Rockucation question is: Name the song from these lyrics, the band and the album it is from. The lyrics: I’m a man of wealth and taste, I’ve been around for a long, long year, Stole many a man’s soul and faith And I was ’round when Jesus Christ, Had his moment of doubt and pain, Made damn sure that Pilate, Washed his hands and sealed his fate.