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SRR & Corners Of Sanctuary Announcement
Van Halen- I Want Some Action
This is a demo from the 5150 album. I wish they recorded it. You know, have it officially produced. I think it would have been a great track. Let me know what you think.
Last week’s Rockucation question: He co-wrote a number one hit for The Eagles, Glenn Frey sang backup on one of his albums. He hails from Michigan. He has been covered by many artists, including Metallica and Thin Lizzy. Who is he? Who was he? Answer: Bob Seger Winner/s: Ron Lariviere, North Providence, RI. This Week’s Rockucation Question: There is a myth about Ronnie James Dio’s logo. What was it? Answer Question Here Think you know this music question? Take a guess by clicking the link above! If you answer it correctly, your name will be featured in next week’s Rockucation section.
SRR & Corners Of Sanctuary Announcement I have been appointed as the Artist Development Rep for the band Corners of Sanctuary. I have been a fan of them for awhile now. You have seen their videos here and have interviewed them in the past. I am excited by this opportunity. You can read the press release here.
AC/DC AC/DC has confirmed that Axl Rose of Guns N’ Roses will be replacing Brian Johnson for the rest of the Rock Or Bust tour. Let’s see how ticket sales reflect their decision.
Rob Zombie released their new single, Get High, from their forthcoming album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. Out on April 29. You can watch the video here.
Devildriver released their second webisode of the making on their new album, Trust No One. Out on May 13. Watch it here.
Grateful Dead released part 7 of their nine part Home webisode series. You can watch it here.
Paul McCartney seems to keep adding dates each week. You might want to subscribe to his newsletter, get info here.
Fear Factory Fear Factory released a new song this week from their latest album, Genexus. The song is called, Expiration Date. Check it out here.
Sixx A.M. released audio of their title track of their new album Prayers For The Damned. The album comes out on April 29. You can listen to the track here.
Ace Frehley Ace Frehley released his cover of Free’s Fire And Water, which features Paul Stanley on vocals and I think the song kicks ass. Check it out here.
The Tiles have decided to stream their new album, Pretending 2 Run. The album features Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs. Dream Theater)and his son Max, Ian Anderson (Jethro Tull) and Miles Davis, plus others. Listen to it here.
Killswitch Engage released a new song this week called Define Love. It’s from their latest album, Incarnate. Check it out here.
The Deftones released a new video this week called, Prayers/Triangles from their current album, Gore. Check out the song here.
In This Moment
In This Moment released a new song this week called, The Fighter. It’s from their current album, Black Widow. Check it out here.
Scorpion Child finally released a new song. The track is called My Woman In Black. It’s from their soon to be released album, Acid Roulette. Out on June 10. Watch the lyric video here.
The Dead Daisies
The Dead Daisies announced a tour, some dates they are opening for KISS. Get them here.
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden), released a cover of Lorraine Ellison’s, Stay With Me Baby. He recorded it for the HBO series Vinyl. Listen to it here.
MGT And Ville Valo
MGT has released his first solo album this past Friday., called Volumes. His first single is a cover of Abba’s, Knowing Me, Knowing You. It features Ville Valo from HIM. His album features other guest as well. Watch the video here.
Alice Cooper has added dates to his headlining tour. Get them here.
Joe Perry And Terry Reid
Joe Perry (Aerosmith), and Terry Reid released a song together called I’ll Do Happiness. No album title or release date as of yet. If you don’t know who Terry Reid is, Google him. Listen to it here.
Joey Lynn Turner
Joey Lynn Turner ‘s (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Sunstorm project released a new video this week called, Edge Of Tomorrow. It’s the title track of the album that is due out May 13. Watch it here.
M3 Rock Festival
The M3 Rock Festival has finalized their 2 day lineup. Get the details here.
Kansas is doing a 40th Anniversary tour for Leftoverture and will be playing the complete album live. Get the dates here.
Your PSA this week. The Flaming Lips released a version of David Bowie’s Space Oddity.
Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) released a guitar solo lesson for his single My Last Mistake from his Dust album. Out on April 29. Check it out here.
Rival Sons released a 30 second teaser of their new song, Thundering Voices. It’s from their soon to be released new album, Hollow Bones, out on June 10. Listen to it here.
Mudcrutch released Beautiful World from their new album, Mudcrutch 2, out on May 20. Check it out here.
SRR Quick Hits
Just because this is funny, meaning that someone actually took the time to do a study on why Nickelback is hated. Read it here.
Rumor has it that the promoter of Coachella is putting together a major show featuring The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Roger Waters and The Who. It’s supposedly slated for October 7-9. It’s being noted for these acts being on the same bill (Be it not on all the same night), and all being Hall Of Famers. It is to happen in Empire Polo Field in Indio, Ca. Keep an eye out this week in case the actually announce.
Several rock stars had issues this week. Paul Stanley (KISS), tore a tendon and requires surgery. But will be healed for the tour. Dusty Hill has injured his shoulder and ZZ Top had to delay the tour dates. Ace Frehley (KISS) was checked into the hospital for dehydration and exhaustion.
I recommend you visit your local record stores to pick up any leftover deals from yesterday’s Record Store Day events.
David Coverdale (Whitesnake), is thinking he is going to retire in 2017.
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