Corners Of Sanctuary have released a Christmas song, making this a truly metal holiday season. Not only do they have a song, they have a new album, actually two. One Christmas and one of new music. You can learn more about the band and get the new music here
The Winery Dogs to me are just an amazing band, that just gets better with every listen. This track is no exception. Check out Fire from their current album, Hot Streak, here
AC/DC have announced more American tour dates for 2016. You can get them here
The Cult released a new track this week from their forthcoming album, Hidden City, out on February 5th. You can check out the new song, Deeply Ordered Chaos, here
In case you didn’t hear the news, Rikki Rockett, drummer of Poison, is battling oral cancer,
Faith No More released another video this week from their current album, Sol Invictus. This one is called Separation Anxiety. Check it out here
Breaking Benjamin have announced an acoustic tour. You can get dates here
Wisconsin’s Northern Invasion festival has announced the lineups for May 14 & 15. Get more information here
Check out the Dolan Brotherhood. They even let you listen to their music for free. How can you beat that? Enjoy their music here
Motorhead released a new song this week. It’s called When The Sky Comes Looking For You. It’s from their current album, Black Magic. Watch it here
Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater has come up with an app called GeoShred. You can check out the demo here
Rhapsody Of Fire have released another song this week off of their forthcoming album, Into The Legend, out on January 15. Check out the lyric video for Shining Star here
ZZ Top have announced new tour dates. Get them here
Last week’s Rockucation question: This fictitious band had many albums, some of which had the following musicians guest on them, Dweezil Zappa, Slash, Joe Satriani, Jeff Beck, Steve Vai, Phil Collen and Steve Lukather among others. This band was also from Britain. What is the band? The answer is provided to us from Chuck Dressler of Warwick, RI. The answer, of course, is Spinal Tap.
Shinedown announced more tour dates, you can get them here
Primal Fear have released a new song called Bullets & Tears. It’s from their album, Rulebreaker, out on January 29. Watch it here
The Devil You Know released a lyric video for their song, Your Last Breath, from their current album, They Bleed Red. Check it out here
Journey’s Arnel Pineda has a Christmas EP coming out December 18. You can pre-order it here
Looks like Amazon will be putting out a series on the Grateful Dead. You can get details here
In case you missed it, the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced next year’s inductees. They will do the ceremony on April 8th. The inductees are Cheap Trick, Chicago, Steve Miller Band and Deep Purple. Oh yes, they also inducted NWA, because they are all about rock. Meanwhile, Yes has to wait. Once again, the Hall shames itself.
Yes, the rumor is true that David Lee Roth is trying to reunite his Eat’ em And Smile band to do some shows.
I’m very excited that Black Stone Cherry streamed a new song this week from their forthcoming album, Kentucky. It will be out on April 1st. The song is called The Way Of The Future. It rocks, listen to it here
David Bowie released the new song, Lazarus, from his new album, Blackstar, out on January 8th. You can listen to it here
Rob Zombie has a pinball game coming out. You can watch the trailer for it here
Baroness is streaming for free their new album that came out on the 18th. Listen to it here
Just in case you didn’t hear, Scott Weiland died of cocaine, ecstasy and alcohol. Really makes you wonder if it’s worth it. Doesn’t it?
Kenny Wayne Shepherd has a free Christmas song download (Run, Run, Rudolph) if you join his email list. You can do that here
The Sick Puppies put out a teaser of new music and it’s only on their Facebook page. It’s also promotes new threads that are a limited edition. Check it all out here
Stone Sour are streaming their covers EP, Straight Outta Burbank, for free. You can listen to it here
A Thousand Horses released First Time from their current album, Southernality. You can check it out here
Australia’s Soundwave festival has been cancelled due to poor ticket sales.
Check out my friend Eric Gessner’s Christmas show. He has a lot of exclusive news that you can get. I won’t tell you, so you will have to listen as I don’t want to be the spoiler. He is talking to Logan Raskin of the Raskins, Steve Morse of Deep Purple and Flying Colors and newcomers like Eric Barnettt of Points North and so much more. It airs this Christmas Eve between 8pm -11pm Pacific Time. Check it out here
Joe Bonamassa has a free Christmas song download when you sign up with your email. It’s called Christmas Date Blues. Get it here
Can you guess this week’s Rockucation question? What do the songs, Black Dog (Led Zep), Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen), Dusty (Soundgarden), Hair Of The Dog (Nazareth), Love Song (Tesla), Paranoid (Black Sabbath), Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana), The Spirit Of The Radio (Rush),The Weight (The Band), and Yellow Ledbetter (Pearl Jam), among others, all have in common?