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Music News For the Week Of August 11, 2013

Allen Lanier, the original keyboardist and rhythm guitar player for Blue Oyster Cult, died at the age of 67. He lost his battle with lung disease. RIP!

Danzig has been working a covers album for a while now (I will save you all my rant again on cover albums by artists) and no he isn’t going to be reforming the Misfits at this time.  But he has teamed up with Cherrie Currie of the Runaways to do Lee Hazelwood and Nancy Sinatra’s Some Velvet Morning. Apparently there was a link to the song or a snippet of it but it looks like it’s been shut down. At least you know the record will be out soon.

The Replacements have confirmed the reunion line up for several dates. The lineup is Paul Westerburg, Tommy Stinson, Josh Freese and David Minehan. Slim Dunlap suffered a stroke last year, so he won’t be performing.  You can get dates here:

Testament will release Dark Roots Of Thrash, A DVD and A CD set from their performance in February at the Paramount in Huntington, NY.

Korn released the official lyric video for Never Never for their up and coming album Paradigm Shift, out on October 8. You can watch the video here:

Stone Sour just released a video for Tired off their House Of God And Bones, PT 2. You can watch it here:

In a recent interview, Noel Gallagher said there will be no reunion of Oasis to celebrate their 20th anniversary or the debut of Definitely, Maybe.  He said maybe in 20 years or so. There you have it, no Oasis reunion.

Martin Barre, the Jethro Tull guitarist, has a solo album coming out on September 30th, called Away With Words. He will follow it up with a 10 date European tour.  Ian Anderson also announced that he would tour the UK but it’s not clear if it will be as Jethro Tull or a solo tour.

Buckcherry released their official video for Nothing Left But Tears off of their confessions album. You can check it out here:

Last week’s Rockucation question was: What band was originally called The Larry Mullen Band?  Unfortunately, no one got this one. Many gave good guesses. But this was U2’s original band name.

KISS has now purchased a franchise called L.A. KISS (as they continue to build their brand).  They now join Jon Bon Jovi who has a stake in the Philadelphia Soul arena football team. Season tickets are $99 and you get a free concert in L.A. Season starts next March.  You can tickets here:

James Labrie, Dream Theater front man, released I Got You from his solo album, Impermanent Resonance. You can hear it here:

Leslie West (Mountain) has confirmed he will be releasing another solo album and has special guests like his last one. The record comes out on October 28. It’s titled Still Climbing. Some guests include Mark Tremonti, Dee Snider and Johnny Winter, to name a few.

Crashdiet released the official video for Cricus from their latest The Savage Playground. You can watch it here:

Foo Fighters new album is done but they are talking about a 2014 release date.

Speaking of the Foo Fighters, David Grohl has been revealed as a member of Ghost B.C.  Recently one of the members of the band came out and said they would no longer keep their identities hidden and that David Grohl has performed with them live. It hasn’t been confirmed if he is an official member or just collaborator.  It seems David Grohl is everywhere nowadays.

Ministry released the video for Permawar from their up and coming album titled From Beer To Eternity out on September 10. Check it out here:

Andrew Stockdale needs to make up his mind. He just released a solo album called Keep Moving because he wanted to end the whole Wolfmother thing. Now word has it he is back in the studio and working on the third album. I’m not sure what Stockdale is doing but either way it’s new music from him. At least I can be content with that.

Starship featuring Mickey Thomas are going to release a new album this year called Loveless Fascination. He claims it will have an organic seventies sound.  You can hear a track from it called It’s Not The Same As Love. Listen to it here:

Gov’t Mule will be releasing Shout on September 23. They plan to have many guests like Myles Kennedy, Ty Taylor and Glenn Hughes. Here is a track that features Dave Matthews called Foresaken Savior:

Nirvana will be releasing the 20th Anniversary of In Utero on September 24th. It will feature unreleased demos, a new track, live stuff and all the rest that goes along with these types of releases.

Heaven’s Basement released a new video called Heartbreaking Son Of A Bitch. It’s off their debut album Filthy Empire. Check it out here:

Remember to catch my radio show Seth’s Rock Addiction on Monday Nights from 9 pm to Midnight on 90.3 FM or stream it here If neither of those works, use some type of radio app and find it. You know it will be worth it.

Okay, this week is the battle of all the bands that won their category. Make sure you get your vote in for the ultimate band.

This week’s Rockucation is: this guitarist was in band called The Moving Sidewalks that opened for Jimi Hendrix and he mentored him. He also went on to create another famous band. Can you name him and the band he is in now?

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