The Hard Rock Casino in Las Vegas along with Rock Fuel, Inc. are presenting the Metal Meltdown. May 30th kicks it off with Twisted Sister, Skid Row, Great White and Extreme: Get details here: https://www.hardrockhotel.com/las-vegas-specials/hotel-deals/metal-meltdown-room-and-ticket-package/742
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released another video from their album, Chasing Yesterday. This one is called Riverman, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fuubqoEb4jE
Skid Row just lost singer Johnny Solinger because he wants to start a solo career. On the same day, Skid Row announced TNT’s singer, Tony Harnell, had replaced him. Somebody knew something, because I never saw anyone replaced that fast. Thing that makes you go hmmm…. I’m sure Sebastian Bach would just love a reunion….
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are releasing a live CD/DVD set. It comes out on April 28. It is titled Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo: The 35th Anniversary Tour.
Hellyeah released a lyric video for their song, Hush. They are releasing a new version of the video soon, but they did release a teaser, you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzLt6CmLRWo
In case you care, KISS’s arena football team, LA KISS, played Vince Neil’s Las Vegas Outlaws this weekend. A rock and roll matchup, you might say. LA KISS lost 61-48.
Skarlett Riot have released a new video for their song, Rising. It’s off their current album, We Are The Brave. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxBxe0KSgqA
Whitesnake released another song from their Purple album. This one is Lay Down Stay Down. Watch it here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/megadeth#exclusives
The Rolling Stones have pushed back the reissue of Sticky Fingers, originally set for May 26. It’s now June 9. Due to production reasons.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What do Steely Dan’s Pretzel Logic, The Who’s, Kids Are Alright, KISS’s, Dressed To Kill, Foghat’s, Fool For The City, and Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, all have in common? The answer comes to us from Bryan Kuntz of Chaska, MN. All the covers were shot in New York City.
Armored Saint have a new album coming out on June 2nd, but they did release a video now for Win Hands Down. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MA-C8_zgLXo
Jeff Beck is releasing a live album on May 5. It’s called Jeff Beck Live+
House Of Lords will be releasing a new album called Indestructible, out on June 7th. But you can hear them tell you all about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadZs_yj2xM
Jon Bon Jovi is an executive producer for a new TV show called If I wasn’t A Rock Star. The basic premise is the rock star goes back to his hometown to see what his life could have been. No release date yet, but now you’re in the know.
Yes and Toto announced a co-headlining tour. Get dates here: http://totoofficial.com/events/
In case you didn’t know, Iron Maiden remastered 10 of their albums on iTunes.
The Grateful Dead will be doing a special event release at the movies on May 4th. It’s called Grateful Dead Meet Up At The Movie. Here’s the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga20Zon2BvA It’s their unreleased concert from July 19, 1989 at Alpine Valley. Here is the list of movie theaters: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/grateful-dead-meet-up-at-the-movies-2015/more-info/theater-locations
As you know, I write a guest blog for http://www.neckbeardz.com/. That being said, they are looking for other writers and bloggers. You can reach out to Aaron and tell him what you have to offer, or just check out the website and leave some kind words.
Rush released a video for their re-releases, check it out there: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lqlgf4ejlRM
Twisted Sister announced that Mike Portnoy will fill in for the tribute to A.J. Pero and the farewell tour.
Swedish rockers, Civil War, released a new song called Bay Of Pigs. It’s off their debut album, Killer Angels. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EadZs_yj2xM
Black Sabbath canceled the last farewell show in Japan. No reason given.
Lizzy Borden just put out a new video for Red Rum. It’s from their album, Love You To Pieces. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga20Zon2BvA
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A friend of mine turned me on to this band, Points North, from San Francisco. This is their latest, Ignition. Watch it here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzrhkEvXYak They have their second self titled album coming out on April 21. You can pre-order the new album and learn more about them here: http://www.pointsnorthband.com
ELP will be reissuing a deluxe version of Trilogy later this month. No release date has been given. But it will be a 2 CD and a DVD set. It will have alternate versions of songs and the rest of what you get in these things.
Sixx A.M. released another video from Modern Vintage. This one is called Get Ya Some. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfmJ1BVIGvk
The Dead Daisies announced drummer Tommy Clufetos will join them for the European tour. He recently filled in for Bill Ward on the Black Sabbath 13 tour.
Welcome To Rockville have announced lineups for the festival. Get all the info here: http://welcometorockvillefestival.com/
Megadeth is using Pledgemusic.com to fund their new album. New line, new album, new way to get it made. I never thought they would take this route. But you can help them out here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/megadeth#exclusives
Tremonti’s new album Cauterize is still available for presale, you can check out the deals here; https://fret12.com/store/artist-products/Mark-Tremonti
This week’s Rockucation question is: What do Rammstein, Blind Guardian, The Scorpions, Helloween, Accept and Gamma Ray, all have in common.