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Music For The Week Of December 1, 2014!

Michael Sweet and George Lynch have released a new single called The Wish. You can watch it here: You can order their new album here:

Good news for Megadeth fans, the band isn’t breaking up!

KISS have announced a contest where you can win an autographed guitar from either Paul or Gene. You have to enter a picture with of you with one of their books. Get the details here:

Soundgarden are looking for help from their fans. They are looking for memorabilia on the band to be featured in a documentary film about them by Banger Films. Fans with items they think could be of interest are asked to send a description of what they have to with the subject ‘Soundgarden Fan Submission.’

U2 announced dates for their Innocence And Experience Tour. You can get them here: I do find it interesting that they went from stadiums to arenas in a short time. Just something to ponder.

In January, Iron Maiden will be releasing their beer called The Trooper in the U.S. It will be the Tall Boy can. Can’t wait to try it as it was a huge success in the U.K.

Saxon and Armored Saint have teamed up for some dates here in the U.S. You can get them here:

Joe Perry has released a Christmas EP, which also features Johnny Depp. The EP is called Joe Perry’s Merry Christmas. You can get it on iTunes.

In other Aerosmith news, drummer Joey Kramer is opening a coffee shop in North Attleboro, MA, based on his own coffee beans. It will be called Joey Kramer’s Rockin & Roasting Cafe. It’s to open in early 2015.

Alan Parsons Project announced some tour dates, a first in a long time. You can get them here:

If your are looking for something new in the alternative metal vein, then may I suggest to you the band, Plain, from Oslo, Norway. Here is their Reverbnation page. Check them out:

Chris Martin, frontman of Coldplay, said their next album may be their last. I for one hope that is true. It would make me happy not to have them pollute the airwaves. Never was a fan.

Last week’s Rockucation question was: Before forming Electric Light Orchestra, Jeff Lynne, Bev Bevan and Roy Wood were in what band? The answer was the Move and was given to us from David Englund of Warwick, RI

Super group Devil City Angels is offering pre-order packages for their debut. You can check them out here:

I know this isn’t rock or metal but I never saw anyone use a piano in this fashion, so I thought I would share. Mario Mariani is the artist. Check out how he uses the piano and let me know what you think. This one is called Beetlejuice:

Lillian Axe guitarist, Jon Ster, has passed at the age of 52 from heart failure. RIP!

Here is a band out of Madison, Wisconsin. The band is Versus Me. They have a new song called (A) Tension. It’s like pop meets thrash. Listen all the way through, I think you will be surprised. Check it out here:

Phil Rudd was arrested again for making a threat to kill a father and daughter of a construction company. I doubt you will be seeing him on any future AC/DC projects whatsoever.

Austin City Limits released their concerts and the Foo Fighters are slated for February 7. You can get more details about other shows and more here:

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Rolling Stones Saxophonist, Bobby Keys, has passed at the age of 70, in his home. RIP!

Also passing away this week was Ian McLagan, keyboardist for The Faces and who worked with many bands like the Rolling Stones. He suffered a stroke at the age of 69.

I like to leave with something new to check out. If you like southern blues type of rock, then you should definitely check out Devil’s Hollow. They are from Texas and have been on hiatus for awhile. They just released a song called: See My Baby. You can hear it here:

This week’s Rockucation question is: This guitarist in the only musician to be inducted three times, in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He was inducted with two bands and as a solo artist. Who is he and what two bands was he in?

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