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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of June 12, 2016!

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

  1. Paul McCartney

  2. De La Torre

  3. Crucified Barbara

  4. Heart

  5. Ghost

  6. PSA

  7. Helix

  8. Flipp

  9. Gojira

  10. Henry McCullough

  11. Opeth

  12. Clutch

  13. Skeletonwitch

  14. The Dead Daisies

  15. Peter Gabriel

  16. Meat Loaf

  17. Queensryche

  18. Black Sabbath

  19. Cruzh

  20. Thousand Foot Krutch

  21. Crobot


Rob Zombie- The Life And Times Of A Teenage Rock God!

I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan of Rob Zombie, but he did a great job with this video and I think it’s worth you checking out. It’s from his current album, The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser. Somebody might want to talk to him about long song and album titles. Anyway, let me know what you think of the video.



Last week’s Rockucation question:  This heavy metal band from New York had a single that featured the following musicians on it: Billy Joel on piano, Brian Setzer on guitar, Clarence Clemons on sax and Alice Cooper on vocals. What was the band, the song and the album it came from? What was the band, the song and the album it came from? Answer: Twisted Sister is the band, Be Chrool To Your Scuel is the song and the album is Come Out And Play! Winner/s:  Darryl Sampson, Kingston, MA; Dustin Lariviere, North Attleboro, MA This Week’s Rockucation Question The Tragic Prelude Mural, by John Steuart Curry is the artwork for this band’s debut album. 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.


Music News

Paul McCartney Paul McCartney released another video in his VR series and this week it’s titled the Dance Tonight. Check it out here.

De La Torre Desmond Child, you may or may not know him, has written hits with the likes of Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Alice Cooper and Kiss, among others. He is now pushing a new band called De La Torre that he is personally working with. They have a new song called Ruins. You can check them out here.


Nonpoint released the official lyric video for their song, Generation Idiot. It’s from their forthcoming album, The Poison Red. No date yet for the album. Check out the video here.

Crucified Barbara

Crucified Barbara have called it quits, saying they no longer enjoy what they do.


Heart released a new lyric video for their title track, which actually kicks some rocking ass. As a bonus you get James Hetfield from Metallica. The song is called Beautiful Broken and it’s from their forthcoming album by the same name. It comes out July 8. Check it out here.


Ghost announced the Popestar U.S. tour. It starts in September. Get those dates here.

PSA Your PSA this week is I don’t care about Billy Talent and what he does, but you can look on your own.


Helix put out a new song this week called Gene Simmons Says Rock Is Dead. I think you will enjoy it. You can watch it here.

Flipp Legendary Minneapolis Glam Punks Flipp are having a reunion show. Billed as the Return Of The Flipp. The show is July 1, 2016. It will be held at First Ave in their hometown of Minneapolis. Flipp has also teamed up with Rock Steady Records to release a live concert DVD that fans have been asking for. The DVD is the full show from July 22, 1995. It features unreleased songs. It’s a limited edition DVD and will be exclusively available at the Return Of The Flipp show.. This limited pressing has only 200 copies. They will be releasing other archived videos over time. But once these are gone, that’s it they are gone. If you go to both Rock Steady Records and Flipp’s Facebook page and give them a “like”, you will get updates. Do yourself a favor and do that now. Watch the trailer here.


Gojira released a new song this week called The Shooting Star. It’s from their forthcoming album, Magma, out this past Friday. Check it out here.

Henry McCullough

In sad news this week, Henry McCullough passed this week at the age of 72. He was a member of Spooky Tooth and, of course, Paul McCartney & Wings. He also played with Joe Cocker. He played guitar. He had a heart condition. RIP, Henry!


Opeth released a teaser of their forthcoming album, Sorceress, via their Facebook page, out sometime this fall. Watch it here.


Clutch have announced tour dates with Zakk Sabbath, the Black Sabbath tribute band that features, Zakk Wylde (Ozzy, Black Label Society) on guitar, Joey Castillo (Danzig, Queens Of The Stone Age) on Drums, and Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Ozzy, Rob Zombie) on Bass. Get dates here.


Skeletonwitch released a new song called Red Death, White Light. It’s from their forthcoming album, The Apothic Gloom, out on August 2. Check it out here.

The Dead Daisies

This supergroup, the Dead Daisies, are awesome. I haven’t been disappointed yet. This song is called Long Way To Go. It’s from their new album out on August 5th called Make Some Noise. Watch it here.

Peter Gabriel

Peter Gabriel (Genesis) released a song in honor Muhammad Ali. It’s called I’m Amazing and you can hear it here.

Meat Loaf

Meat Loaf collapsed on stage this week in Canada in mid performance. He is in stable condition. He was dehydrated according to sources.


Queensryche made a trailer for their up and coming European tour with dates included. Watch it here.

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath have announced their final shows. They will be in the city where it all started for them. Feb 2 and 4, 2017, and it will be in Birmingham, UK, at the Genting Arena.


If you’re looking for a new Glam Rock fix, just check out Cruzh. They released their new song, First Cruzh. Their self titled debut album comes out August 5th. Check out the video here.

Thousand Foot Krutch

Thousand Foot Krutch released a new lyric video for their song, Lifeline. It’s from their just released album, Exhale. Check it out here.


Crobot released Not For Sale from their soon to be released album, Welcome To Fat City, out on September 23. You can listen to the song here.


SRR Quick Hits

Here is the trailer for the new show from Ozzy and his son, Jack. The show is called Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour. It airs on July 27 at 10pm on the History Channel. Watch the trailer here.

In case you are interested, here is the trailer for the new Rob Zombie film, 31. You can watch it here.

Scott Ian (Anthrax) has become an extra on Game Of Thrones. You can watch his appearance here.

If you bought tickets through Ticketmaster between October 21, 1999 and February 27, 2013, you may have free tickets vouchers in your account. Ticketmaster lost their case on the ridiculous overcharges they made ticket buyers pay. You can check your account here.

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