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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of July 3, 2016!

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

  1. Alter Bridge

  2. Gary Hoey

  3. Sick Puppies

  4. Airbourne

  5. Skillet

  6. Triumph

  7. Gojira

  8. Sabaton

  9. Hellyeah

  10. AC/DC

  11. Cilver

  12. Kissin’ Dynamite

  13. Motley Crue


Fifth Freedom- Coming Back For More!

Fifth Freedom is from Maine. Yes, they apparently know how to rock up there! Proving once again rock is nowhere near death. Fifth Freedom put out a great track here. This song just takes it to another level. If you are not rocking out to this song by the time it ends, there is something seriously wrong with you. Everything about this song is excellent. Very refreshing. The guitar work is fantastic, the rhythm section gets it done and the vocals make this song stand out. Their new album, Heartbreak & Hellfire, comes out July 26th. You can learn more about them here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: : What do the following albums have in common: Pearl Jam-Vs.; Soundgarden-Superunknown; Rage Against The Machine-Evil Empire; Limp Bizkit-Results May Vary; Audioslave-Out Of Exile; and Seether-Isolate And Medicate? Answer: Brendan O’Brien, he either produced, mixed or engineered each of these albums.

Winner/s:  No Winners This Week!

This Week’s Rockucation Question  s? In 1995 this band released Free As A Bird, one of two songs for an anthology. The song was a reunion of sorts, what band 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.


Music News

Alter Bridge Alter Bridge announced a headlining arena tour in Europe. Get dates here. They also have a new album coming out in October called Last Hero.

Gary Hoey Gary Hoey released his title track this week. Both the album and the song are called Dust & Bones. The album comes out July 29. Listen to the track here.

Sick Puppies

Sick Puppies announced more tour dates, you can get them here.


Airbourne released the title track from their forthcoming album, Breakin’ Outta Hell. The album comes out September 16. You can listen to the track here.


Skillet released another song this week called Back From The Dead. It’s from their soon to be released album, Unleashed, due out August 5th. You can listen to the new song here.


There is a Triumph reunion, sort of. On Rik Emmett’s new solo album, due out later this year, the band gets together for three songs.

Gojira Gojira released a video for their song, Low Lands, from their current album, Magma. Check it out here.


Sabaton released a second trailer for their new album Last Stand, to be released August 19. You can watch it here.

Hellyeah Hellyeah released a video for their cover of Phil Collins, I Don’t Care Anymore. Let’s just say they metaled it up a bit. It’s off their current album, Unden!able. You can check it out here.


Bassist Cliff Williams of AC/DC has stated that after this tour he is retiring.


Cilver released Afterlife from their current album, Not The End Of The World. You can check it out here.

Kissin’ Dynamite

Kissin’ Dynamite released the title track from their new album this week in a form of a lyric video. The album just came out last week. Watch the video here.

Motley Crue

Motley Crue have released Girls, Girls, Girls from their concert film, The End. It will be having a one time showing in select theaters in Canada, July 11. You can watch the clip here. You can catch the whole show on the theater’s website here.

SRR Quick Hits

Soundgarden have a water quality vessel named after them in Washington State’s Puget Sound. It will be called the Soundgardian. You can check out the band and the vessel here.

Iron Maiden’s Legacy Of The Beast app/game is now available. Get details here.

Creem magazine has a documentary made about them. It’s titled Boy Howdy! The Story Of Creem Magazine. You can check out the Kickstarter page for it and watch the trailer here.

Eddie Van Halen gave Bryan Adams a quick guitar lesson on how to play Mean Street. You can check out the clip here.

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