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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of August 28, 2016!

Check out the featured topics for this week’s music report from the dropdown. See a topic you like? Read on!

  1. In Flames

  2. The Misfits

  3. Trapt

  4. Clutch

  5. Disturbed

  6. Gov’t Mule

  7. Pink Floyd

  8. Gus G

  9. Temple Of The Dog

  10. Baroness

  11. Crowbar

  12. Geoff tate’s Operation Mind Crime

  13. Metallica

  14. Lacey Sturm

  15. The Stags

  16. Sixx A.M.

  17. Saxon

  18. Evergrey

  19. Testament

  20. Devin Townsend Project

  21. Crobot

  22. Slayer

  23. ZZ Top

  24. Sting

  25. Grim Reaper

  26. Justin Hayward

  27. Cactus

  28. The Beatles


Alter Bridge- Show Me A Leader!

I am so looking forward to this album. I love this band! This one sounds like the set opener to me. Hopefully they will swing by Rhode Island or Massachusetts for some shows. Hell, I might drive anywhere in New England to see them. If you haven’t seen them you should. Just to witness Myles and Mark doing their thing is more than enough, but rounding them out with one of rock’s best rhythm sections with Brian and Scott, all I can say is you won’t be disappointed. The new album, Last Hero will be out on October 7.



Last week’s Rockucation question: This band has won 14 Grammys, one of the guitarists took lessons from a Joe Satriani, the drummer was a former tennis prodigy. They fired a guitarist who went on to form another famous metal band. Who is the band?

Who is the band? Answer: Metallica

Winner/s: Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA, Ron Lariviere, North Providence, RI, Chuck Dressler, Warwick, RI

This week’s Rockucation question is: What is significant about the following record labels? Big Brother Records, Third Man Records, Apple Records, Elementree Records, UZI Suicide, and Swan Song Records.

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.

Music News

In Flames

In Flames released The Truth from their up and coming album, Battles, out November 11. Check out the track here. The band also started a web series on making the album. Check out Part 2 here.

The Misfits

The Misfits have announced that former Slayer drummer, Dave Lombardo, will be filling in at the reunion shows.


Trapt released a new video from their current album, DNA. The song is called Tangled Up In You. Check it out here.

Clutch Clutch announced tour dates, you can get them here.

Disturbed Disturbed released a new lyric video for their song called Open Your Eyes. It’s from their current album, Immortalized. You can check it out here: here.

Gov’t Mule Gov’t Mule released their version of ZZ Top’s Just Got Paid. It’s on their current album TelStar album. You can also catch them on tour with ZZ Top now. Check out the song here.

Pink Floyd Pink Floyd have released a new song as a preview to their forthcoming box set, The Early Years 1965-1972. The song is called Grantchester Meadows. The box set comes out November 11. The song is from a their BBC Sessions. Watch it here.

Gus G Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Firewind) released a new song this week called The Quest. It’s from his current album, Brand New Revolution. You can check out the instrumental here.

Temple Of The Dog Temple Of The Dog released a remix of their song, Hunger Strike. The remastered album comes out on September 30, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their debut album. Check it out here.

Baroness Baroness released Try To Disappear off their latest album, Purple. You can watch it here.

Crowbar Crowbar put out another track this week from their soon to be released album, The Serpent Only Lies, out on October 28. The new song is called Falling While Rising. Check it out here.

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime released another track this week from his soon to be released album, Resurrection, out on September 23. The song is Miles Away. You can listen to it here.

Metallica Metallica released behind the scenes footage of the making of their Hardwired video from the album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, out on November 18. Watch the clip here.

Lacey Sturm Former singer of Flyleaf, Lacey Sturm, released a new video this week called Rot from her latest album, Life Screams. Watch it here.

The Stags The Stags released a great new track this week called The Man Who Can. It’s from their new EP, Night Time Voices, out now. Give it a listen here.

Sixx A.M. Nikki Sixx put out a message about touring with Sixx A.M. Here him tell you here.

Saxon Saxon released a live video from their forthcoming live double album, Let Me Feel Your Power, out on October 7. Check out Wheels Of Steel here.

Evergrey Evergrey released their latest, Passing Through. It’s from their soon to be released album, The Storm Within. Check it out here.

Testament Testament released the title track of their new album, Brotherhood Of The Snake, out on October 28. Check it out here.

Devin Townsend Project Devin Townsend Project released another track off their soon to be released album, Transcendence, out September 9. This one is Stormbending, check it out here.

Crobot Crobot released another song for their up and coming album, Welcome To Fat City, out on September 23. Check out their latest, Play It Cool, here.

Slayer Slayer released a teaser of their video for their new song, Pride And Prejudice, from their current album, Repentless. Check it out here.

ZZ Top ZZ Top released another song this week from their new album, Greatest Hits Live, out on September 9. Check out Tush here.

Sting Sting (Police) released his first new song in awhile. It’s from his forthcoming album, 57th & 9th, out on November 11. Give it a listen here.

Grim Reaper Grim Reaper is releasing a new album called Walking In The Shadows on September 23. Check out the title track here.

Justuin Hayward Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) released a new song from his forthcoming album, All The Way, out on September 9th. Check out The Wind Of Heaven here.

Cactus Cactus, yes that Cactus, just released the title track of their new album, Black Dawn. Check it out here.

The Beatles The Beatles released a remastered and remixed version of the song Boys, sung by Ringo Starr. It’s taken from the Live At the Hollywood Bowl album. It will be released in conjunction with the Ron Howard film about The Beatles live, Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years, out on September 9. Check it out here: here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Iron Maiden have a limited edition Trooper Red N’ Blue Beer now. You can get it here.

Do you remember the Garbage Pail Kids? Well they are back and they have some parodies on some bands and rockers. Check them out here.

Bon Jovi has a new biography coming out in November called, Bon Jovi: The Story, by Bryan Reesman.

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