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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of August 7, 2016!

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

  1. Metallica

  2. Iron Maiden

  3. Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed And Chevelle

  4. Meshiaak

  5. Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime

  6. Opeth

  7. Soilwork

  8. Green Day

  9. Bon Jovi

  10. The Pretty Reckless

  11. Zen From Mars

  12. Michael Sweet

  13. Andy Black

  14. Dio

  15. Dokken

  16. The Apocalypse Blues Band

  17. Led Zeppelin

  18. Sabaton

  19. Giraffe Tongue Orchestra

  20. Bob Dylan

  21. Sodom

  22. Ratt

  23. Lamb Of God

  24. Joe Mansman And The Midnight Revival Band

  25. Jimi Hendrix

  26. Eric Clapton

  27. David Lee Roth

  28. Blackberry Smoke


Torpedohead- Not Too Late!

If you’re into 1970s influenced punk rock, then you will love Torpedohead. This song is from their current album, III. You can read my review of it here. You can learn more about the band and what they are doing here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: Bob Dylan’s Hurricane, Rob Zombie’s American Witch, The Grateful Dead’s Casey Jones, Iron Maiden’s Longest Day, Crosby, Stills & Nash’s Ohio, Megadeth’s Public Enemy No. 1, Deep Purple’s Smoke On The Water, U2’s Sunday Bloody Sunday, and Led Zeppelin’s When The Levee Breaks, to name a few, all have something in common, what is it?

What did they all have in common? Answer: They were all are about historic events.

Winner/s: Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA; Carrie Farber, Los Angeles, CA.

This week’s Rockucation question is: This singer’s name is a anagram derived from this, Oral Sex. Who is the singer?

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

Metallica Metallica have teamed up with Pandora to stream their concert (on August 20th) for the opening game of the Minnesota Vikings at their brand new U.S. Bank stadium. In case you don’t have Pandora, they have given you other alternatives to listen to the show. Get them here.

Slash Iron Maiden made a Thank You video to the fans for the Book Of Souls tour. You can watch it here.

Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed And Chevelle

Avenged Sevenfold announced European tour dates with Disturbed and Chevelle opening the shows. Get dates here.


Meshiaak have released a new song from their soon to be released debut album, Alliance Of Thieves, out on August 19. I must say it’s a pretty good track. Give it a listen here.

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime

Geoff Tate’s Operation Mind Crime released another track this week called The Fight. It’s from their soon to be released album, Resurrection, out on September 23. Listen to it here.

Opeth Opeth have a new album called Sorceress. It’s out September 30, but they have started a studio web series for the making of it. You can check out the third episode here.

Soilwork Soilwork announced North American tour dates. You can get them here.

Green Day Green Day released a new lyric video this week called Bang Bang. It’s from their soon to be released album, Revolution Radio, out on October 7. You can check it out here.

Bon Jovi Bon Jovi released their new song and video this week for the title track of their new album, This House Isn’t For Sale. The album comes out October 21. You can watch the video here.

The Pretty Reckless The Pretty Reckless have announced North American tour dates. You can get them here.

Zen From Mars New supergroup, Zen From Mars, featuring members from Flipp, Fear Factory, Enuff Z’nuff and Bang Tango, among others, released their debut single this week, New Leaf. No word on an album yet. Watch the video here.

Michael Sweet Andy Black (Black Veil Brides) has released a video for his new song called Ribcage, taken from his recent solo album release, The Shadow Side. You can check out the video here.

Dio Dio was resurrected at Germany’s Wacken Festival. He appeared as a hologram with the live band. It’s a pretty cool thing to see. You can watch the video for We Rock, here.

Dokken The Dokken reunion has announced a one off show in the U.S. before they do their 6 date tour of Japan. It will September 30, in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The venue is Badlands Pawn. You can get the details here.

The Apocalypse Blues Band If you like the Blues and like a new band to get into, then The Apocalypse Blues Band is for you. Check out their debut single, The Devil Plays a Strat, and pay attention to the guitar. The band consists of members of Staind, and it’s their side project. But the self titled debut comes out on August 26 and I can’t wait to dig into that. Listen to the song here.

Led Zeppelin The new Led Zeppelin new box set, The Complete BBC Sessions, has a new trailer for it. It comes out on September 16. You can watch the trailer here.

Sabaton Sabaton released a new lyric video this week called Shiroyama from their soon to be released album, The Last Stand, out on August 19. Watch it here.

Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Giraffe Tongue Orchestra, which features William DuVall from Alice In Chains, and members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Mastodon and Mars Volta, do I say another supergroup? Anyway, here is their new song, Crucifixion. The debut album, Broken Lines, will be out on September 23. Check it out the song here.

Bob Dylan Bob Dylan announced tour dates, you can get them here.

Sodom Sodom have a new video out for their new album coming out on August 26, titled Decision Day. The song is called, Caligula. Check it out here.

Ratt Bobby Blotzer’s Ratt Experience lost two members this week, Nicholas “Blaze” Baum and Robbie Crane. It didn’t take him long to replace them. He now has Todd Kerns from Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators and Stacey Blades, formerly of LA Guns. Anyone beginning to think that Mr. Blotzer seems to have a people problem?

Lamb Of God Lamb Of God released a new song this week called Embers, from their current album, VII: Sturm Und Drang. Check it out here.

Joe Mansman And The Midnight Revival Band I came across this Blues/Rock band the other day and I really liked them. Thought you should check them out as well. The band is Joe Mansman And The Midnight Revival Band. Go to their link and play Dead As It Gets or watch the video for it. Check all that out here.

Jimi Hendrix Jimi Hendrix And The Band Of Gypsy’s are releasing a new live package on September 20. It’s the debut of the Band Of Gypsys with him. It’s titled: Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69. You can hear the lead track, Power Of Soul, here.

Eric Clapton Eric Clapton has a new DVD coming out on September 30. He is calling it, Live In San Diego With Special Guest JJ Cale. You can see the track, Anyway The Wind Blows, here.

David Lee Roth David Lee Roth (Van Halen) this week does a cover on his Roth Show of Gerry Rafferty’s Baker Street. You can listen to it here. If you don’t want to hear Dave talk then go to the 25 minute mark and push play to hear the song.

Blackberry Smoke Blackberry Smoke released a new track the week called, Waiting For The Thunder. It’s from their new album coming out on October 14, titled, Like An Arrow. Listen to it here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

If you’re looking for some new reading material on some of your favorite artists, you need to check out Wymer UK. Check out their new book on AC/DC and others here.

Motorhead have a new slot machine coming out. It debuts in September. You can watch the trailer for it here.

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) has stated his cancer is in remission.

Pete Way’s (UFO) wife posted this (he had a heart attack), My husband Pete Way has collapsed after a short business trip to Germany and is currently in hospital being treated by cardiologists. He has had a heart attack and a blood clot has been found on his lung. Needless to say I am in bits but Pete is fighting like he always does. We are NOT going to lose another one. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers atm- Jenny Way. Thoughts and prayers for him. Fingers crossed.

Marilyn Manson will be making an appearance in the TV series, Sale, It debuts Halloween weekend. You can watch the trailer here.

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