Music News For The Week Of August 31, 2014!
Another great video released this week is Richie Kotzen’s War Paint. It’s off his current album, The Essential Richie Kotzen. You can get his tour dates here: http://richiekotzen.com. More importantly here is the great track and the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FsrwMqOeTg
Survivor singer, Jimi Jamison, died at the age of 63 from a heart attack. He had some of the bigger hits in 80’s, like the Search Is Over. RIP.
Serj Tankian has released a new song, Shooting Helicopters. If you’re looking for something in the vein of System Of A Down, you will be surprised, but it’s definitely Serj. You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/benny-benassi/shooting-helicopters-feat-serj-tankian
Helix has announced European tour, get dates here: http://www.planethelix.com/Schedule.htm
Meshuggah has a new DVD/2 CD set coming out on September 30. It’s titled The Orphidian Trek. Here is the trailer for it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ze98NKr02ng&list=PLB4brr7vf-P7kx6j8S4UP4WlDDZLBpC5f
In case you care, Chimaira have broken up.
Led Zeppelin has released the basic version of Black Dog from their up and coming version of the ZOSO/IV album. Out on Oct 28. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPGfDx6mB8w
Ted Nugent released the title track from his current album out now, Shut Up And Jam. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6fa-snhyQ-Q
Nonpoint has released a audio track from their up and coming album, The Return. It comes out September 30. This one is called, Never Ending Hole. Listen here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8sT5rhmixU0
Mr. Big has a new album coming out on September 29, called Stories We Could Tell. Here is the first track from it called: Gotta Love The Ride. You can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6smE1qhlghE
Here is a band that I came across from Melbourne, Australia. They are called Electric Mary. They have a debut EP called The Last Great Hope that you should definitely check out! This band is the real deal, pay attention to that guitar solo. You can listen to their track Nicotine here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ-tq1VPPGI
Here is the latest from Nickelback, it’s called Edge Of A Revolution. The album No Fixed Address, comes out September 22. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYnuSsM7tRw#t=69
Last week’s Rockucation question was: This band had the following guitarists, Chris Poland, Jeff Young, Marty Friedman, Glen Drover and currently has Chris Broderick. What band were they all in? This weeks answer comes from Rich Aubin, of Jackson, NJ. It was Megadeth.
King Crimson has a new YouTube channel, check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXRfLRK3qq6aMo33p-UK7xw
Faith No More have announced that they will be making a new album and it will be out in 2015.
Saving Abel has released a new single for their new album, Blood Stained Revolution. It comes out on 11/11/14. The song is called Love Like Suicide. It features new singer Scott Austin. You can listen to it here (make sure you look at the bottom left of your screen to play it): http://www.savingabel.com
I have been getting a lot questions about my thoughts on Gene Simmons’s comments in the “Rock Is Dead” article. The article is an interview with Gene from his son. You can read it here: http://www.esquire.com/blogs/culture/gene-simmons-future-of-rock?src=spr_TWITTER&spr_id=1456_85172828 You can see my comments on this very subject under Seth’s Take. The Big Debate: Rock Is Dead Or Is It. I’ll be interested in your comments, so please send them in.
Speaking of Gene Simmons, KISS has a newly formatted website. You can check that out here: http://www.kissonline.com
Billy Corgan said after he finishes his current projects, he may pull the plug on the Smashing Pumpkins, and I for one, couldn’t be happier.
Sixx A.M. have released another track from their soon to be released album, Modern Vintage. The Album comes out on October 17. This track is Let’s Go, listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BT_a6kz1p0M
Slipknot released a trailer for their Prepare For Hell Tour. If you watch closely, you may have just gotten a peak at a new mask. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FMYiJpkp1fI
Black Veil Brides will release their new album IV on September 10. They also announced a tour. But their website seems like it’s down but you can try it here: http://blackveilbrides.net
Weezer have released another teaser video for their soon to be released album called Everything Will Be Alright In The End. It comes out October 7th. This one is titled Cleopatra. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ycelu-olxGQ
Mastodon have released a new song called Atlanta. It features Gibby Haynes of Butt Hole Surfers. On September 8 you can download it for free. But you can hear it here: https://soundcloud.com/adultswimsingles/atlanta
This week’s Rockucation question is: This Seattle based super group, featured Layne Staley, John Saunders, Barrett Martin and Mike McCready. Who was it and how many albums did they have?
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