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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of July 31, 2016!

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

  1. Kiss

  2. Slash

  3. Marty Friedmand

  4. The Dead Daisies

  5. Ratt

  6. Of Mice And Men

  7. Opeth

  8. Motley Crue

  9. Blackfoot

  10. The Devin Townsend Project

  11. Sideman: Long Road To Glory

  12. PSA

  13. The Quireboys

  14. Gregg Allman

  15. Sully Erna

  16. Flipp

  17. Kansas

  18. Suicidal Tendencies


Hercules Morse- Asleep At The Wheel!

The UK puts out some great music, I must say. I recently came across this band and like the song and the video. This song is from their soon to be released EP called Equine Size Comparison. I think you should check them out. You can learn more about the band here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: What do Breaking Benjamin, Halestorm, Cinderella, Poison, Live, Brittney Fox, Fuel and Hall & Oates all have in common? 

What did they have in common? Answer: They were all are from Pennsylvania

Winner/s:  No one got the answer this week.

This week’s Rockucation question is: 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?

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

Kiss Kiss released a performance clip from their Kiss Rocks Vegas concert film. This is Detroit Rock City. The CD/DVD comes out on August 26. You can watch it here.

Slash Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, did a cover of Elton John’s Rocket Man. They did it to help raise money for Eddie Braun. He is attempting to recreate the jump that Evel Knievel failed across Snake River Canyon. That being said, you have to donate to hear it or get it. Get details here.

Marty Friedman

Marty Friedman (Megadeth), released another video this week from his current album, Inferno. This song is called Meathook. Check it out here.

The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies have put another song from their just released album, Make Some Noise. Check out Last Time I Saw The Sun here.


There is a rumor that the remaining members of Ratt (minus Bobby Blotzer) are thinking of reuniting and making new music and touring. It’s just a rumor at this point.

Of Mice And Men

Of Mice And Men released a new song this week via SiriusXm Radio. The song is called Real. It’s from their forthcoming album, Cold World, out on September 9. Check it out 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 second episode here. You can also check out the title track here.

Motley Crue You can watch and get The End by Motley Crue on Pay Per View here.

Blackfoot Blackfoot (yes that Blackfoot) have a new album that came out last Friday. The band was handpicked by Ricky Medlocke (currently in Lynyrd Skynyrd). They released the title track, Southern Native. Keep in mind that Medlocke isn’t in the band. He did co-write and produce, as well as played on some tracks, but isn’t a member. This is something similar to what Kiss wants to do. Have the band go on without them. Anyway the song is good and you can check it out here.

The Devin Townsend Project

The Devin Townsend Project has a new album coming out, Transcendence, on September 9. They released a new song from it called, Failure. You can check it out here.

Jason Newsted

Jason Newsted (Metallica) is doing an acoustic tour with The Chophouse Band. He no longer will be doing heavy metal like he used to. You can get the tour dates here.

Sideman: Long Road To Glory

The documentary, Sideman: Long Road To Glory, is beginning to make its way into theaters. If you can catch it, you should. Learn some Rock and Blues history. See who they influenced and see where their passions come from. The film is an amazing look at the past through these sidemen, that way take for granted today. Like they say in the film, without the Blues, you wouldn’t have Rock And Roll. You can watch the trailer and get more info here.


Your PSA this week is that Marilyn Manson put out a song/video with country rocker Shooter Jennings.

The Quireboys

The Quireboys released a new single and title track this week called Twisted Love. The EP is due out on August 19. You can check it out here.

Gregg Allman

Gregg Allman has canceled his tour due to serious health issues. Hope he gets well soon.

Sully Erna

Sully Erna (Godsmack) released the title track of his second solo album, Hometown Life. The album is due out September 30. You can listen to it out here.


Flipp has released 4 copies via Ebay of their limited edition Live DVD July 22, 1995 @ 400 Bar, Minneapolis, MN. Check out Rock Steady Records Facebook page for other future deals here. You can check it out the deal here.


Kansas released a new song this week called, With This Heart. It’s from their soon to be released album, The Prelude Implicit, out on September 23. Watch the video here.

Suicidal Tendencies

Suicidal Tendencies have released a new song this week called Clap Like Ozzy. It’s from their forthcoming album, World Gun Mad, due out on September 30. Check it out here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

The Great Frog jewelry company has released the third of four Iron Maiden rings. You can get info and details here. Metallica have a new book coming out on September 13, titled Metallica: Back To The Front. You can hear Lars Ulrich tell you about it here. Please drop me a line if there is a band you think I should cover or topics you would like to be discussed. You can send the info here. If you want to advertise on the site, please reach out to the above email and we can discuss options.

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