https://soundcloud.com/big-machine-label-group The latest from now inducted Rock And Roll Hall Of Famers, Cheap Trick, is classic. I love this tune. It’s from their new album coming out on April 16 called Bang Zoom Crazy…Hello. Be interested in what you think, let me know. You can also download it for free if you sign up on the band’s website. You can do that here
Iron Maiden released a Christmas Cheers animated card. You can check it out here
The Scorpions released a live clip from 1984 for the song, Rock You Like Hurricane. It’s from the deluxe release of Love At First Sting, which came out in March. Watch it here
Papa Roach released a new song called Falling Apart from their latest album, F.E.A.R. You can check it out here
Current guitarist of Megadeth, Kiko Loureiro, released an acoustic version of Silent Night this week. You can check it out here
Live Nation released a behind the scenes video of Motley Crue’s Final Tour. You can check it out here
Dee Snider teamed up with pop star Taylor Dayne and sang Silent Night and you can watch it here
Seether released this song last week, but for some reason it was blocked. This week you can see it. The song is called Save Today. It’s from their current album, Isolate And Medicate. Watch it here
So there seems to be somewhat of a controversy over Chicago being inducted in the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. It’s all about Peter Cetera. Co-founder Robert Lamm originally announced Cetera would be reuniting with them for the induction ceremony, then Cetera apparently said he would not. Lamm stated maybe he misspoke based on his interactions with Cetera in phone and email conversations. But on Cetera’s own site he says he will will have a huge announcement after the new year from him only on the Hall of Fame induction. I can’t imagine they would allow him to perform as a solo artist as he isn’t nominated as one, but who knows. Your guess is as good as mine. Stay tuned until next year and we will see.
Looks like Columbia House is coming back. You know, the buy 13 records and pay $1.00. Well it looks like the are coming back with a vinyl club. You can get info here
Greek rockers, Addiction, released a new song this week called Do It Your Way from their self titled debut album out now. You can check out the tune here
The Beatles are now streaming on various services. You can see their promo for it
Last 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? The answer comes to us from Los Angeles, CA from Lee Farber via his wife, Carrie. All of these songs don’t have the title in the lyrics.
Jeff Lynne’s ELO released a lyric video for One Step At A Time from their current album, Alone. You can watch here
For you progressive rock fans, Steve Hackett (Genesis) released a new song this week that actually is kind of a rocker for him. The song is called Black Thunder and it’s off his current album, Wolflight. Don’t get me wrong, it’s still in the progressive vein as it’s over seven minutes long. Listen to it here
Guns And Roses changed their website logo to the band’s original logo, which of course is adding more fuel to the fire about the reunion rumors or that it is actually happening depending on your source.
Avantasia has a new album coming out on January 29th. This week they released a teaser video for five songs from that album. You can check it out here
In case you missed it, CBGB’s is reopening in the Newark airport as a restaurant. Not sure if they will allow live acts, but it’s reborn, as they say.
Rob Halford of Judas Priest narrates Frosty The Snowman on the podcast show, To The Manor Borne By Robots. It’s episode 6. Here is the link to iTunes for it here
British blues rockers, King King, have released a new single this week called Hurricane. It’s from their soon to be released album, Reaching For The Light, out on May 4th.
Lords Of The Trident are giving away a free download of the covers EP called Re:Quests. The band is honoring their Kickstarter campaign where fans that gave a certain pledge could pick the songs for the band to cover and they have. You can check them all out here
Beartooth have teamed up with wrestler Bull Dempsey. Dempsey is giving the band a workout to do while on the road. Dempsey calls it Bull-Fit. You can check it out here Beartooth also re-released a new album this week in deluxe form called Disgusting and you can get it here
Green Day released a Christmas song this week. It’s called Xmas Time Of The Year. You can listen to it here
As most of you know, I am not a fan, so consider this your PSA. Radiohead released an unreleased song this week. That is all.
Graveyard released a new video this week. It’s called The Apple And The Tree. It’s from their latest album, Innocence & Decadence. They have a Dire Straits type of feel to them. Check it out here
Supergroup Hollywood Vampires (featuring Alice Cooper, Joe Perry and Johnny Depp) have released an interesting cover of Led Zeppelin’s, Whole Lotta Love. You might even recognize Brian Johnson’s vocals (AC/DC) and Joe Walsh (Eagles) on guitar, but the track also has Zak Starkey on drums and Kip Winger on bass. Check it out here
Metallica have released a holiday clip and a song teaser of new material. You can check it out for free here if you are a current member. Membership is free so why wouldn’t you?
Shaman’s Harvest released In Chains from their debut album, Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns. Check it out here
Because this is just cool: Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde playing Robert Johnson’s Crossroads together. This is pure awesome. Check it out here
Can you guess this week’s Rockucation question? Don Henley, Phil Collins, Levon Helm, Peter Criss, Mickey Dolenz, David Grohl, Don Brewer, Ringo Starr, Taylor Hawkings and Roger Taylor to name a few, all have this in common?