Bruce Springsteen will be releasing a new album on January 14 called High Hopes. This is the title track featuring Tom Morello ( I believe he does most of the tracks on the record). Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOPDhoZH91g
Phil Collins has hinted in a recent interview that he may make a musical comeback and maybe even reunite with Genesis. You might recall he had retired due to health reasons.
Queensryche (the Todd La Torre version) just released a mini film called As Lucern. It utilizes tracks from their recently released self titled EP. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_34YZaER70
In the I can’t believe that someone would pay for this department. Neal Schon of Journey and Michaele Salahi (the White House party crasher, remember that!) are getting married. But wait there is more. You can pay $14.95 to watch the marriage take place all before a Journey concert in San Francisco. It is going to be called Neal & Michaele: The Winter Wonderland Wedding And Music Event. It will also have other musical guests performing. Some proceeds will go to help the Philippines. The event will take place on December 15. I think they may be over stating the band’s popularity at this point. Maybe, just maybe, Steven Perry was onto something when he left.
Here is band I think is worth checking out. I have mentioned them before. The band is called Silvertung. They released a new single called Coming Alive. It’s from their debut record called Devil’s In The Details. Watch it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uENXVtrsv9U
Cheap Trick announced more tour dates starting February. You can get them here: http://www.cheaptrick.com/tour-dates
Last week’s Rockucation question was: Can you name four bands that Rudy Sarzo has been in? Now there were a lot of good guesses but no one got at least four, which I found surprising. The answers could have been any of these: Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Oyster Cult, Dio, Whitesnake, Yngwie Malmsteen, Animetal USA and he is currently touring with the Geoff Tate version of Queensryche.
If you are going to catch Metallica on their 2014 European tour, you will have the opportunity to vote on the setlist. Metallica will debut a new song on the tour. The band says they usually play 18 songs a night. They picked to add the new one, leaving the fans a chance to vote for 17 of the other songs. When you buy your tickets, you will get an email that links you to a site to cast your vote for the songs you want to see them play. I think that is pretty cool idea and more bands should do something like this.
In cased you missed it department: Jon Bon Jovi is looking into purchasing the Buffalo Bills of the NFL. You can read more about it here: http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/writer/jason-la-canfora/24275196/jon-bon-jovi-interested-in-purchasing-the-buffalo-bills
In case you like to know, it’s been five years since Guns And Roses released Chinese Democracy. That took 14 years so how long do you think before the follow up? Any betting pools out there?
The New England Metal And Hardcore Festival has announced dates and line ups. You can check them out here: http://metalandhardcorefestival.com
Dave Edmunds released a new track called Again, the title track off his new album. He copies what Jeff Lynne did in his own video playing all the parts. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KnbF83bCQW4#t=139
Mark Tremonti and Myles Kennedy of Alter Bridge are putting together a guitar instructional DVD for their latest record, Fortress. You can get the details here: http://www.marktremonti.net/newsitem.php?id=251
In a recent interview, David Lee Roth said that the next Van Halen record is about 18 months away. Let’s hope for sooner rather than later.
Iron Maiden is now selling Titlist golf balls and you can order them here: http://www.ironmaiden.com/trooper-golf-balls.html
Mike And The Mechanics will release a 25th anniversary of the track, The Living Years. It will have two special releases on January 2oth. No other details outside of that.
You can make of this what you will but apparently Bumblefoot stated that if Guns And Roses doesn’t allow him to pursue a solo career he would leave the band.
The Treatment has a video premiere of their new song, I Bleed Rock And Roll. It will be on their second album to be released later in 2014. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LitvpgfIukA
Make sure you check out My Take this week. Let me know your thoughts as well.
Instead of me asking you to help get KISS in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I will let Jeff Ross (Comedian) tell you why http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lteKjUFXQd0. You can vote here: http://rockhall.com/get-involved/interact/poll/
This week’s Rockucation question is: Who is Ian Anderson and what group is he in?