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Music News For Rock And Metal, The Week Of February 28, 2016!

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

  1. The Grateful Dead

  2. Cheap Trick

  3. Slipknot

  4. Drowning Pool

  5. Def Leppard

  6. Five Finger Death Punch

  7. Boston

  8. Ted Nugent

  9. The Defiants

  10. Joe Bonamassa

  11. Ian Fletcher Thornley

  12. John 5

  13. Sixx A.M.

  14. Monster Truck

  15. Steel Panther

  16. Tedeschi Trucks Band

  17. Walls Of Jericho

  18. Soul FLy

  19. Anthrax

  20. Tremonti

  21. Lee Aaron

  22. Joe Walsh Aand Bad Company

  23. Judas Priest

  24. The Fallen State

  25. Sebastian Bach

  26. After The Burial

  27. John Thomas

  28. Johnny Winter

  29. Faster Pussycat

  30. Asking ALexandria

  31. Filter


Corners Of Sanctuary- Wrecking Ball!

This is the latest from my friends, Corners Of Sanctuary. This is from their latest album, Metal Machine. They are embarking on their latest tour and are a great band to see live. Learn more about them here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: Eddie Van Halen, Tom Morello, and Brian May did this to get their own sound. What was it? What was it? Answer: They all made their own guitar. Winners: Bryan Kuntz, Chaska, MN and Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA This Week’s Rockucation Question What do the following albums all have in common? Meat Loaf: Bat Out Of Hell; New York Dolls: New York Dolls; Grand Funk Railroad: We’re An American Band; Cheap Trick: Next Position Please; and Badfinger: Straight Up. 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 Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead are releasing a 9 part Home Video Series. Check out part one here.

Cheap Trick

Cheap Trick are doing a for their new album, Bang, Zoom, Crazy….Hello, due out on April 1. You can participate here.


Slipknot announced North American Tour with Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men. Get dates here.

Drowning Pool

Drowning Pool released a new video from their latest album, Hellelujah. The song is By The Blood, check it out here.

Def Leppard

Def Leppard announced new dates for North America. Tesla and REO Speedwagon will be opening. Get the dates here.

Five Finger Death Punch Five Finger Death Punch released a new song from their album, Got Your Six. The song is My Nemesis. Watch it here.


Boston have released tour dates for their 40th Anniversary tour. Get them here.

Ted Nugent Ted Nugent has three of his classic records coming out in a limited deluxe reissue. One each month starting in April. The albums in order are: State Of Shock, Ted Nugent and Free For All. If you pre-order any of them, you can be entered to win an autographed State Of Shock. Get details here.

The Defiants

New group, The Defiants, includes former members of Danger Danger. They are Paul Laine, Bruno Ravel and Rob Marcello. Their self-titled debut album comes out April 15. They have released their first single, Love And Bullets. You can check it out here.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa has added more tour dates, you can get them here. He is also making available his new single Drive as a free download. It’s from his album coming out on March 25, called Blues Of Desperation. You can get the download here.

Ian Fletcher Thornley

Ian Fletcher Thornley (Big Wreck) released his version of Big Wreck’s Blown Wide Open. It’s from his current solo album titled Secrets. Check it out here.

John 5

John 5 (Rob Zombie) has released a new video for his song Making Monsters. It’s from his solo album to be released later this year. Check it out here.

Sixx A.M.

Sixx: A.M. have released a new single called Rise, it’s from their new album, Prayers For The Damned Vol. 2, out on April 29. You can check it out here. Also they have announced tour dates and you can get them here.

Monster Truck

Monster Truck announced tour dates, get them here.

Steel Panther

Steel Panther is giving away a signed Kramer guitar and a bundle package in a contest. You can enter to win here.

Tedeschi Trucks Band

Tedeschi Trucks Band released the song, Anyhow, from their latest album, Let Me Get By. Check it out here.

Walls Of Jericho

Walls Of Jericho released a new song this week called Fight The Good Fight. It’s from their new album out on March 25 titled No One Can Save You From Yourself. Check it out here.


Soulfly have announced U.S. tour dates with Suffocation and Battlecross. Get the dates here.


Anthrax released a new video. It’s pretty epic (over 8 minutes) and full of gore and blood. The song is called Blood Eagle Wings. It’s from their album, For All Kings, released just last Friday. Watch it here.


Tremonti released a snippet of a song called The Cage from their forthcoming album, Dust. The CD comes out on April 29. Listen to the teaser here.

Lee Aaron

Lee Aaron has released Tom Boy this week from her new album, Fire And Gasoline, out on March 25. You can check it out here.

Joe Walsh And Bad Company

Joe Walsh and Bad Company have announced tour dates for their One Hell Of A Night Tour. They will swap nights as headliners. Get the dates here.

Judas Priest

Judas Priest released a Metal Gods live clip from their Battle Cry CD/DVD, out on March 25. Watch it here.

The Fallen State

If you’re looking for something new, give these guys a listen. The Fallen State and their latest, Sinner here.

Sebastian Bach Sebastian Bach has announced new tour dates and he has dubbed it An Evening With Sebastian Bach. Get dates here.

After The Burial

After The Burial released a video for their song called Collapse. It’s from their current album, Dig Deep. Watch it here.

John Thomas

Budgie guitarist, John Thomas, died at the age of 63. He apparently had a stroke and deteriorated from there. If you don’t know who Budgie is, I suggest you check them out. RIP, John.

Johnny Winter

Johnny Winter has released a documentary this week titled, Johnny Winter: Down & Dirty. You can see a clip called Murdering Blues here.

Faster Pussycat

Faster Pussycat announced tour. Get dates here.

Asking Alexandria

Asking Alexandria have released Let It Sleep from their forthcoming album, The Black. It comes out on March 25. Check it out here.


Filter put out a video for their new song, Take Me To Heaven. It’s from their soon to be released album, Crazy Eyes, out on April 8. Check it out here.


SRR Quick Hits

Iron Maiden released a trailer for their game app, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast. It will be released later this year and it’s free. Watch it here.

Your PSA this week is there’s some alternate version of some Nirvana song online.

Corey Taylor (Stone Sour, Slipknot), debuted a new show on Apple Music’s Beat 1. It’s called A Series Of Bleeps With Corey Taylor. It came out March 2. You can get more details here.

Rumor is that David Lee Roth is thinking about quitting Van Halen. Roth has been trying to do shows with his Eat ‘em And Smile band and finally Roth mentioned that his new song, Ain’t No Christmas, on his website, could, and I stress the could, be about Van Halen. There you have the reasons that people are thinking he is leaving the band again.

Lou Gramm would like the original lineup of Foreigner to reunite and tour on next year’s 40th anniversary of the band. I don’t think Mick Jones would do that, maybe a couple of one off shows, but not a tour.

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