Music News For The Week Of December 16, 2013!
Being it’s Christmas time, I thought I would share my favorite Christmas songs. I hope everyone has a great holiday.
In case you missed the big news KISS is now in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Concert will be April 10 in Brooklyn, NY. Now, let’s work on the rest of the artists that belong in there. Very glad that KISS is finally goy what they deserved. Love or hate them, they have influenced millions and were on top of the world in the seventies. You can see the rest of the nominees here: http://www.rockhall.com
There is yet another rock cruise, this one is the Rock Legends Cruise. You can get the details here: http://rocklegendscruise.com/
The Foo Fighters and The Zac Brown Band will play Super Bowl Eve in new York City, Saturday February 1st. Dave Grohl worked with Zac on a project called the Grohl Sessions Vol. 1.
If you go to Metallica’s website, you can check out footage from their Antarctica concert. The web site is here: https://metallica.com
As mentioned to you before on this very site, Alter Bridges, Myles Kennedy and Mark Tremonti have released a instructional DVD for Fortress. You can check it out here: http://fret12.com/alter-bridge.html
Apparently Def Leppard had lots of success with their Vegas residency for Viva Hysteria. They will now be doing it again in 2014, but this time it will be called Viva Pyromania.
Paul Stanley’s (KISS) autobiography titled: Face The Music; A Life Exposed will be out on April 22.
Foreigner has announced 2014 tour dates, no word on what they are promoting, but you can get dates here: http://www.foreigneronline.com/tour
Dave Stewart along with Talenhouse, hasda new opportunity called BE My Band. Basically it’s about musicians. Stewart says that there plenty of opportunities for singers, but not musicians. He went on to say that how many musicians would love to get up on stage with and support their favorite artists. The first star to do this is Orianthi and the four chosen musician will play a show with her in L.A. You can get details here:http://davestewart.com/orianthi-launches-be-my-band-on-talenthouse/
Rod Stewart may have been just fantasizing about a Faces reunion, because the surving members said they weren’t consulted and have been down this road before and Stewart was a no show. In 2015 the Small Faces may reunite (the band before Stewart joined) and do something special with that, but they don’t see the reunion with Stewart might not happen.
Checkout Seventrain’s new Reverbnation page: http://www.reverbnation.com/page_object/page_object_photos/artist_2543194?sel_photo_id=16712887&utm_campaign=a_public_photos&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=page_object_news_item
Funny Or Die produced a Very Satan Christmas, starring Gene Simmons and family. I warn you it’s terrible and they drop lots of F-Bombs , either way it’s terrible. But you can watch it here if you like: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/63aa327fad/satan-s-christmas-with-gene-simmons
Chris Cornell performed a new song with Joy Williams (Civil Wars) this week on the David Letterman Show. It’s for the soundtrack 12 Years A Slave. The song is called Misery Chain. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmJmP7wffm0
Last weeks Rockucation question was: Who was Peter Grant? The answer comes to us this week from Kamran Khan of Seekonk, MA. The answer is he managed Led Zeppelin, Bad Company and The Yardbyrds.
Avenged Sevenfold has released a animated series, It’s called Hail To The King. You can see the first episode here;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcM2tBzDZQQ
Dream Theater announced a new tour called For The Ride. You can get dates here: http://www.dreamtheater.net/tour
Vintage Trouble released a new Christmas song called Soul Noel. You can buy it on iTunes or at Amazon.com. I like it a lot and have copy. Check it out today.
Fates Warning released a new video from their album Darkness In A Different Light. This one is Firefly. You can watch it here:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Bqv1lhX36c
Just in csse you were wondering how to sgred a guitar. Zakk Wylde shows you how in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3bklFIanHdk#t=76
Stratovarious release Unbreakable from their album Nemesis. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cfYkn1LAPKY#t=35
Ringo Starr will voice a character in the new Powerpuff Girls Comeback Special and he will also sing a song called I Wish I was A Powerpuff Girl. I’m sure you are waiting on baited breath for that one.
Manowar will be releasing Kings Of Metal MMXIV on February 28th, 2014. A 2 disc set to includes booklets, unreleased tracks and so on and so forth, the usual hoopla for a special release.
Y & T have announced tour dates. You can get them here: http://www.yandtrocks.com/tour/
Finally, Tremonti has just been added to the Shiprocked line up. You can get info here: http://www.shiprocked.com/lineup/
This weeks Rockucation is: Who is Saul Husdson?