Music News For Rock And Metal, The Week Of March 6, 2016!
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Cheap Trick- When I Wake Up Tomorrow!
Check out the new Cheap Trick. This one is from their soon to be released album, Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello, out on April 1. You can pre-order it from their Pledgemusic.com page here.
Last 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. What did they all have in common? Answer: Todd Rundgren produced them. Winners: David Englund, Warwick, RI This Week’s Rockucation Question What do the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me”; The Who’s “I Can’t Explain”; Joe Cocker’s “A Little Help From My Friends”; Van Morrison’s “Gloria”; and Tom Jones’ “It’s Not Unusual” all have in common? 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.
Keith Emerson Sad news this week, as 2016 will most likely be the year rock stars died. This time it’s Keith Emerson of ELP, or otherwise known as Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He also was in The Nice. He died of a single gunshot to the head. It’ rumored to be suicide. He was 71. May he rest in peace.
George Martin It’s a double hit this week as origina Beatles producer, otherwise known as the Fifth Beatle George Martin, passed at the age of 90. No details of his death have been revealed. RIP, Sir Martin!
The Grateful Dead The Grateful Dead are releasing a nine part Home Video Series. Check out part two here.
Judas Priest released Hellion from their Battle Cry CD/DVD, out on March 25. Check it out here.
Nickelback released European tour dates, and you can get them here.
Bree has released a new song this week called Damn, I’m Being Me Again. It’s for her new album set for a Spring release called New Skin. Check it out here.
Paul McCartney has released some tour dates, you can get them here.
Frank Zappa Film maker Alex Winter is trying to get a documentary on Frank Zappa off the ground. If you want to help him, you can help him in his Kickstarter campaign here.
Queensryche announced European dates, you can get them here.
Ted Nugent Ted Nugent announced the Sonic Baptism tour. Get your dates here.
The Defiants released another track this week from their soon to be released debut album out on April 15. Check out Waiting On A Heartbreak here.
Cruel Intentions released a new song called White Pony, no news about an album. Check it out here.
There is a new film documentary coming out on March 18th, debuting at the South By Southwest Festival called Hired Guns. It’s about the musicians behind your favorite bands and artists. Some you may know, some you may not. Watch the trailer here.
Stryper announced Japan and USA tour dates. Get them here.
Mudface have released a new song for their new album, Bane Of Existence, out on March 18. Check out Hellfoot here.
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) announced solo tour dates, you can get them here.
AC/DC have rescheduled tour dates because of doctor’s orders for Brian Johnson to stop, otherwise risk hearing loss. You can get dates here. AC/DC’s original singer, Dave Evans, has offered to step in to tour for them while Johnson recovers. I’m pretty sure you will see others jump in soon enough to offer. Not sure what the band is going to be doing in the end.
The Darkness announced the Back In The USSA Tour and you can get the dates here.
Ace Frehley (Kiss), will be doing a live album launch of his new covers album, Origins Vol. 1, out on April 15. Backstory is interviewing him on March 23. You can get details here.
The Treatment have released a new song called Bloodsucker. It’s from their soon to be released album, Generation Me, out on March 18. Listen to it here.
Trivium have released a new video this week called, Dead And Gone. It’s from their current album titled Silence In The Snow. Watch it here.
Justin Hayward (Moody Blues) announced solo tour dates, you can get them here.
Lacuna Coil have released a teaser video of their new album, Delirium, out on May 27. You can check it out on their Facebook page. Do that here.
David Lee Roth
David Lee Roth (Van Halen), does a tribute to David Bowie on his Roth Show. You can check it out here.
Rival Sons have released the audio of the their new album, Hollow Bones, out on June 10. The song is called Hollow Bones Part 1. You can listen to it here.
Killswitch Engage have released a new song this week, Embrace The Journey…Upraised. It’s from their current album, Incarnate. You can listen here.
Iggy Pop And Josh Homme Iggy Pop and Josh Homme’s Post Pop Depression is available for streaming here.
The Muggs released a video for their song, Midnight To Six, from their Born Ugly album. Check it out here.
SRR Quick Hits
Don Henley has stated that The Eagles are over. Let’s see if Hell freezes over again.
In other “it’s over” news, Graham Nash says that he’s done and you won’t ever see Crosby, Stills and Nash together because Dave Crosby is a problem.
There is a Gofundme.com page set up for Bad Brains guitarist, Dr. Know, for his medical expenses. If you would like to help him out, you can do that here.