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Ace Frehley- Fire And Water (Featuring Paul Stanley)
I can’t say enough about this song/video. It’s awesome, fantastic, etc. This is from Ace’s covers album, Origin Vol 1. Out Now! The is a cover of a Free song. I just love it and I know I’m biased here, but come on now, the song rocks. The two of them together is like magic. I hope this leads to bigger things!
Last week’s Rockucation question: This week we are going deep so see if you can name the song and the band. The lyric is as follows: “You know I smoked a lot of grass, Oh lord, I popped a lot of pills, But I never touched nothin’, that my spirit could kill”. What is the song and the band? What is the song and the band? Answer: The Pusher By Steppenwolf Winner/s: Ron Lariviere, North Providence, RI., Dustin Lariviere, North Attleboro, MA. This Week’s Rockucation Question: This band formed in 1969. The band’s name was taken from a character in a Charles Dickens novel called David Copperfield. Over the years, Bob Daisley, John Wetton and Chris Slade have been members. Who is the band? 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.
Torpedohead Torpedohead released a new video of their new song, Wildfire, from their soon to be released album, III, out on April 28. Watch it here.
The Monkees The Monkees, yes those Monkees, have a new album out. I had mentioned this a while back. The new album is due out on May 27 and called Good Times. They have songs written by other rockers. Their new single, She Makes Me Laugh, is written by Weezer’s Rivers Cuomo. You can check it out here.
Devildriver released episode number 4 from in the studio of making the Trust No One album that comes out on May 13. Watch it here.
Four By Fate
New supergroup Four By Fate featuring members of Frehley’s Comet and Skid Row, among others, have released their new song Moonshine and it rocks. The debut album, Relentless, comes out on June 3. Listen to the track here.
Grateful Dead released part 9 of their 9 part Home webisode series. You can watch it here.
Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK, have announced their lineups. The festival runs from May 27-29. Get details here.
Hellyeah Hellyeah have a new album coming out on June 3rd called Undeniable. You can listen to the track they are streaming called X. Listen to it here.
Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), and Barrett Strong (Screaming Trees), have formed a group. Finally a real supergroup! This one is called the Levee Walkers. You have to go to Spotify to hear two songs. One is called Freedom Song and the other is Tears For West. I have to say it’s not what I expected. You can let me know your thoughts.
Radio Exile Radio Exile have released another track from their self titled debut album, Higher Than The Sun. The album is out now. Check out the song here.
Sixx A.M. is streaming their new album, Prayers For The Damned, Vol 1 for free. You can listen to it here.
Paul Simon released a new song from his soon to be released new album, Stranger To Stranger. It comes out June 3rd. The song is called Cool Papa Bell. Check it out here.
Laconiafest in Laconia, NH, have announced lineups for their 9 day motorcycle rally, June 11- 19. Get details here.
The Scorpions hired Mikkey Dee, drummer from Motorhead, to be the drummer for their Spring tour while drummer Joe Kottak seeks medical treatment.
Joe Lynn Turner’s band project, Sunstorm, have released a new single from their soon to be released album, Edge Of Tomorrow, out on May 13. The song is Everything You’ve Got. Listen to it here.
Toxicrose released a new track from their forthcoming album, Total Tranquility, out on May 16. The song is We All Fall Down. Watch it here.
Your PSA this week is Neil Young is releasing a new album and a tour. I haven’t been a fan of his as of late so there you go.
Volbeat released a new lyric video this week called The Bliss. It’s from their new album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, out on June 3rd. I think it’s pretty good. Check it out here.
Bob Dylan has released a new song this week called All The Way. It’s from his album, Fallen Angels, out on May 20. You can listen to it if you dare here.
Spiritual Beggars have released a new video from their recently released album, Sunrise To Sundown. I really like the music these guys are putting out lately. Check out the new song, Hard Road, here.
Megadeth released an epic video for their song Poisonous Shadows from their current album Dystopia. Watch it here.
Hatebreed released their latest video called, Looking Down The Barrel Of Today. The album from which it comes, The Concrete Confessional, is out on May 13. You can check out the track here.
Beartooth released another song this week called Always Dead. It’s from their new album, Aggressive, out on June 3. You can listen to it here.
Guns N’ Roses
Guns N’ Roses have added dates, you can get them here.
Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big) has released a great new track called Everybody Use Your Goddamn Turn Signal. It’s from his forthcoming album, I Can Destroy, out on May 27. I think the song says it all. Watch and listen as it were here.
SRR Quick Hits
This weekend at the Bonfest, they will be unveiling a life sized statue of Bon Scott (AC/DC) in his home town of Kirriemuir, Scotland.
Prince’s home will be a museum. Not sure when it will be open to the public but that’s the plan.
Looks like Led Zeppelin may be able to settle the lawsuit for Stairway To Heaven for $1 if they also give Randy California (Spirit) song writing credit. The trial starts May 10.
Alice Cooper made an Apple Watch commercial. Not sure why they didn’t use one of his songs, but I’m not them. You can watch it here.
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