Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of September 18, 2016!
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Corners Of Sanctuary- Hyde No More!
My friends and music brothers have done a great job with this video and song. You should see them live if you get the chance. They have been touring relentlessly, look for them in a club near you. If you haven’t listened to them before, then you’re in luck. They just released a greatest hits cd, Declaration Of Metal! It even has some new songs and a bonus song or two. You’ll have to buy it to find out! Order that and learn more about them here.
Last week’s Rockucation question: This Rolling Stones film featured a super group called Dirty Mac and the debut of Tony Iommi playing for a band before Black Sabbath. Name the film, who were the members of Dirty Mac and what band did Tony Iommi play with?
Whot was the film, the members and the band? Answer: The Film is Rock And Roll Circus. Dirty Mac was: John Lennon, rhythm guitar, vocals, Eric Clapton, lead guitar, Mitch Mitchell, drums and Keith Richards, on bass. Tony Iommi played guitar for Jethro Tull.
Winner/s: Ron Lariviere, North Providence, RI
This week’s Rockucation question is: This former guitarist of Spooky Tooth gave his band its name because half the band was American and the other half is English. What was 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.
Red Hot Chili Peppers
The Red Hot Chili Peppers announced their Getaway Tour. Get dates here.
Hellyeah & In Flames
Hellyeah and In Flames have announced a co-headlining tour called Forged In Fire North American Tour. Get dates here.
In other In Flames news, they released yet another video from their album Battles, out on November 11. Check out the song, The End, here.
Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion, California Breed) has released a new song called Heavy from his solo album, Resonate, out on November 4. This track rocks and has Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Chickenfoot) who recorded the song with him. Check it out here.
Opeth Opeth released a new lyric video for their song, The Wilde Flowers. It’s from their soon to be released album, Sorceress, out on September 30. Watch it here.
The Pretty Maids The Pretty Maids have released a new song for their forthcoming album, Kingmaker, out on November 4. The song is Humanize Me. You can listen to it here.
Amon Amarth Amon Amarth have released a new video for the song, Raise Your Horns, from their latest album, Jomsviking. Watch the video and see how many cameos you can spot. Check it out here.
Gojira Gojira released a new video this week for their song, The Shooting Star. It’s from their current album, Magma. You can check it out here.
L.A. Guns L.A. Guns announced that Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis are going to record a new L.A. Guns album. It will be out next year. But it doesn’t sound like a full-on reunion. But let’s be glad that they are doing something. The album will be released next summer, followed by a tour. Phil Lewis would tour with his version and one with Tracii Guns.
RavenEye RavenEye released a new song called Madeline from their debut album Nova, out on September 30. Check it out here.
Dream Theater Dream Theater have released their second webisode on the making of The Astonishing, their current album. You can watch it here. here.
PSA Your PSA this week is that DMC (of Run DMC fame) has teamed up with a metal band to make some new music, they are called Fragile Mortals.
Hammerfall Hammerfall released a new song from their forthcoming album, Built To Last, out on November 4th. Check out the song, Hammer High, here.
Amaranthe Amaranthe have released a new track called That Song. It’s from their forthcoming album, Maximalism, out on October 21. You can check it out here.
Extreme Extreme have released a trailer for their 25th anniversary of Pornograffitti. The CD/DVD is from the Hard Rock Las Vegas’s The Joint. It is called, Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown. Originally due out on September 23, it is now going to be October 14. You can watch the trailer here.
Jimi Hendrix Billy Cox (Hendrix’s Band Of Gypsy’s) and producer Eddie Kramer are streaming the live concert footage of the soon to be released CD/Vinyl set. The set is titled, Machine Gun: The Fillmore East First Show 12/31/69, out on September 30. You can watch it via Guitar World’s site here.
Mob Rules Mob Rules have released a new lyric video for their song, Somerled, from their current album, Tales From Beyond. Check it out here.
Ringo Starr Ringo Starr released a new video called Now The Time Has Come, in partnering with the United Nations. It’s for the U.N.’s International Peace Day. You can see it via Entertainment Weekly, here.
Graham Bonnet Graham Bonnet (Rainbow, Alcatrazz) has a new song out from his band. The song is called Into The Night and it’s from his new album The Book, out on November 4th. The video is done in what they call 360 Degrees. This is where you can control how you see the video. Check it out here.
Stryper Stryper have decided to take a hiatus and let each member think and pray about the band going forward.This will take place after their 30th anniversary tour. No time given as to when they will be back or not.
Asphyx Asphyx released a new video, Forerunners Of The Apocalypse, from their new album, Incoming Death, out on September 30. You can watch it here.
Alter Bridge Alter Bridge is steaming a new song called Poison In Your Veins. It’s from their forthcoming album, The Last Hero, out on October 7. Check it out here.
Devilment Devilment is releasing their next album on November 18, called II: The Mephisto Waltzes. The new single from it is Under The Thunder. Check it out here.
Graveyard Swedish rockers Graveyard have broken up. They state it’s from normal band issues. The current tour has been canceled as well.
Iron Maiden Iron Maiden announced a UK tour. Get dates here.
The Rolling Stones Last Friday, The Rolling Stones released the film, Havana Moon, only for that one night at select cinemas. Here is a clip for the song, Out Of Control, in cased you missed it. You can check it out here.
Nine Miles South I came across this band out of Denmark called Nine Miles South. They are bluesy and the singer kind of has a Chris Cornell vibe going on, you can check out their new song (no new album info), Bones here.
Marty Friedman There is a kickstarter campaign for a documentary on ex-Megadeth guitarist, Marty Friedman. If interested you can get the details here.
Stone Sour Stone Sour released their demo for First Person, for their album, Come What(ever) May. This is part of the 10 anniversary bonus edition of the album. Listen to it here.
Thunder Thunder have announced a European tour. I hope they decide to come to the states. Would really like to see these guys. Anyway, get dates here.
Green Day Green Day released Still Breathing from their forthcoming album, Revolution Radio, out on October 7th. You can check it out here.
David Bowie David Bowie recently released the box set, Who Can I Be Now? (1974-1976). One of the albums from it is being streamed now. The album, The Gouster (which was never released), is available. You can check it out via radio.com here.
AC/DC Something to ponder… Now that bassist Cliff Williams has retired, Will AC/DC audition for a new bass player? Or perhaps use guest bassists? Will they record with and utilize Axl Rose? What’s next for them? Do they call it quits?
SRR Non Music News Quick Hits
Iron Maiden is making an effort to stop ticket piracy etc. You can get the whole story on their action items here. Trust me it’s worth the read.
Testament released a browser game based on their new album, Brotherhood Of the Snake, out on October 28. You can play it here.
Pink Floyd have an exhibition in London, England, called The Pink Floyd Exhibition: Their Mortal Remains. It will run from May 13 through October 2017. You can get tickets here.
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