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Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of May 8, 2016!

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

  1. The Misfits

  2. Volbeat

  3. Devildriver

  4. Twisted Sister

  5. Flotsam And Jetsam

  6. Motley Crue

  7. The Ramones

  8. Iggy Pop And Joshua Homme

  9. Chevelle

  10. Yes

  11. The 69 Eyes

  12. Slayer, Anthrax And Death Angel

  13. Apocalyptica

  14. The Houston Open Air Festival

  15. Nonpoint

  16. Katatonia

  17. Zakk Wylde

  18. Avatar

  19. Ugly Kid Joe

  20. Chickenfoot

  21. Scorpion Child

  22. Third Knuckle

  23. Hatebreed

  24. Eric Clapton

  25. Alice In Chains

  26. Richie Kotzen

  27. Alice Cooper

  28. Damon Johnson


Corners Of Sanctuary-Tomorrow Never Comes!

This is the third video from their current album, Metal Machine. This video completes the trilogy. Left Scarred and Wrecking Ball are the previous two. If you want to know more about the band check out their past videos and more here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: The Crocodile Cafe, or what the locals call, “The Croc”, was a famous club that was part of what Alternative Rock genre? The club is from the northwest. What genre and what city was the club in? What genre and what city was the club in? Answer: Grunge and Seattle, WA Winner/s:  Ron Larriviere, North Providence, RI and Darryl Sampson, Kingston, MA. This Week’s Rockucation QuestionThis song is considered to be the first heavy metal song to break into Billboard’s top 40. It reached #14. Yes, it predates Black Sabbath. Who is the band and what is the song? 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

The Misfits The big news this week is The Misfits reunion. Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle are performing two shows, September 2-4 at Denver’s Riot Fest And Rodeo and September 16-18 at Chicago’s Riot Fest and Carnival. Get details here.

Volbeat Volbeat released the official video for their single, The Devil’s Bleeding Crown. It’s from their soon to be released album, Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie, out on June 3rd. Watch the video here.


Devildriver released a video for their song, Daybreak. It’s from their album, Trust No One, out this past week. You can check out the video here.

Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister have announced their final date as a touring band. After 40 years they are going back home to the Tri-State area. Mike Portnoy (Winery Dogs/Dream Theater), will be filling in as the drummer for the recently deceased A. J. Pero. The show will be part of the second annual Rock Carnival, in Lakewood, NJ. Get the details here.

Flotsam And Jetsam

Flotsam And Jetsam have released a new song from their soon to be released self titled album out on May 20. Check out the track Time To Go here

Motley Crue

Motley Crue released a trailer for the movie of their final show from The End tour. You can watch it here.

The Ramones Marky Ramone teamed up with Rolling Stone magazine to do an animated clip about the Ramones’ last show. You can watch it here.

Iggy Pop

Iggy Pop and Joshua Homme’s project have released another video this week for the song called Sunday. It’s off their current album, Post Pop Depression. You can watch it here.

Chevelle Chevelle streamed a new single this week called Joyride (Omen). It’s from their forthcoming album, The North Corridor, out on July 8. You can check it out here.


Some interesting news from the Yes camp. Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakemen are forming a band, hence named, ARW. They are recording and are planning a tour for October and November. Also, Jon Anderson is working with Roine Stolt (Flower Kings) and is releasing a record on June 24 called The Invention Of Knowledge.

The 69 Eyes

The 69 Eyes have released a new single titled Jerusalem. It’s from their current album, Universal Monsters. Check it out here.

Slayer, Anthrax And Death Angel

Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel announced a North American tour. Get dates here.


Apocalyptica released a video for their cover of Metallica’s Battery. It’s the 20th anniversary of their debut album, Plays Metallica By Four Cellos. They are re-releasing it as a remastered anniversary set and it includes this track, plus Nothing Else Matters and Seek & Destroy, which weren’t part of the initial release. The remastered album comes out July 22. Watch the video here.

The Houston Open Air Festival

The Houston Open Air Festival will be held September 24 and 25. Avenged Sevenfold, Slayer and Alice In Chains are named as some of the acts. Get details here.


Nonpoint premiered a new song this week called Generation Idiot. It’s from their forthcoming album due out later this year, titled The Poison Red. You can listen to the song here.


Katatonia released a lyric video for their song, Serein. The song comes from their soon to be released album out on May 20th called, The Fall Of Hearts. Watch the video here.

Zakk Wylde

Zakk Wylde announced tour dates for the Book Of Shadows 2. You can get the dates here.


Avatar released a video for their song, The Eagle Has Landed. It’s from their current album, Feathers & Flesh. You can watch it here.

Ugly Kid Joe

Ugly Kid Joe released a video for their song, Under The Bottom, which features guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead. It’s from their current album, Uglier Than They Used To Be. Check it out here.


Chickenfoot played two shows in Lake Tahoe. During their set they debuted a new song called Divine Termination. You can listen to it here.

Scorpion Child

Scorpion Child released a new track this week, Moon Tension. It’s from their album Acid Roulette coming out June 10. Check out the song here.

Third Knuckle

Third Knuckle released a new song this week called Debauchery. You can check it out here.


Hatebreed released a new lyric video called Seven Enemies. It‘s from their current album, The Concrete Confessional. Watch it here.

Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton released a lyric video for his new song, Can’t Let You Do it. It’s from his forthcoming album, I still Do, out on May 20th. Watch it here.

Alice In Chains

Alice In Chains released North American tour dates. Get them here.

The Struts

The Struts released Kiss This. The song is from their album, Everybody Wants. Check out the song here.

Richie Kotzen

Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs) released a lyric video for his song, This Is Life. No other details about the song, but if you ever doubted he could sing, think again and listen here.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper said he is thinking about putting back together the original Alice Cooper Band for a studio album. Apparently some songs have already been written. Looking forward to that coming out. I’ll be following that closely.

Damon Johnson

If you’re looking for some blues based rock, then you need to check out Damon Johnson. Learn more about him and listen to what he has to offer here.


SRR Quick Hits

I’m not sure how you feel about all the drama that goes on out there, but in case you missed some, I’ll give you some background and you can search it out on your own. Gene Simmons (Kiss) called the death of Prince pathetic because of drugs. Paul Stanley (Kiss) tweeted as soon as the story broke on Blabbermouth that Simmons was clueless and he apologized for him and was embarrassed. Simmons has apologized after his family apparently took him to task. Shannon Tweed Simmons, Gene’s wife, tweeted on Stanley’s that he was wrong to call Simmons out like that and that Simmons wouldn’t do him. On the other side of that Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue/Sixx A.M.) stated that Simmons is no longer his hero and he is heartless and uneducated. That’s where it seems to have ended. No further comments have been made in the Simmons camp. No speculation on what type of damage this has done to the Simmons/Stanley relationship and upcoming KISS tour.

In this vein of drama, there is the on and off again relationship of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, in which I don’t care, but apparently they maye be splitting or getting a divorce, but Sharon still manages the Black Sabbath The End tour and wants Ozzy to do a separate farewell tour. Again, speculation seems to be what happens if they officially split.

Inside Metal has two documentaries coming out in the metal scene from the Los Angeles scene, back in the day. The first DVD comes out on June 10 and the second some time in August. You can watch the trailer here.

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