Music News For The Week Of December 6, 2015!
Bob Dylan released a video from his current box set, The Bootleg Series Vol. 12: The Cutting Edge 1965-1966. Check out Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues here
Anthrax will be releasing a deck of cards for their album, For All Kings. The catch is that it will only be released in independent record stores. The custom cards will be out on January 16. When you buy them, there will be a downloadable card that will have two songs on it. You can get those before the release date of the album, which is February 26.
Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion have announced their lineups for the three day event in May. Get all the details here They also announced their Fort Rock Festival lineup. Get the info here. They are also part of Rock On The Range and you can get those lineups and details here
AXS TV has a new series out on January 24 called Breaking Band. It will be on at 9:30pm. Its premise is to give potential musicians a chance to achieve their dreams. Some of the mentors for the show are Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) and Sebastian Bach. You can watch the promo clip here
Rush released YYZ from their current release R40 Live. You can watch it here
Disturbed released their version of Simon And Garfunkel’s Sounds Of Silence. It’s off their current album, Immortalized. Check it out here
Brazilian rockers, Corona Kings, released a new song this week called, Dark Sun. It’s the title track of their current album. You can check it out here You can learn more about them here
Twisted Sister have a documentary film coming out on January 29th. It is titled We Are Twisted F*cking Sister.
Supergroup Metal Allegiance, who changes members as needed, have announced some tour dates. Get them here
Last week’s Rockucation question: The Alice In Chains songs, Angry Chair, Hate To Feel and Head Creeps are unique in what way? The answer comes to us from Somerset, MA. Eric Miranda got it right with the fact that all these songs were written musically and lyrically by Layne Staley.
Pantera is selling an Ugly Christmas Sweater. You can get that here
Marillion announced a tour and you shouldn’t care because I don’t. There you go, that’s your PSA this week.
Opeth have come out with their own stout. You can get details and purchase it here
All That Remains released a new video this week. It’s from their current album titled, The Order Of Things. The song is called Victory Lap and you can check it out here
Mitch Malloy released his demo from 1996, when he auditioned for Van Halen. Right before Gary Cherone joined the band. The song is, It’s The Right Time. You can isten to it here
Black Stone Cherry released an In The Studio 2015 for their new album out in Spring 2016. You can watch it here
Killswitch Engage released a new video this week. It’s called Strength Of The Mind. It’s from an album that is planned to be released this coming Spring. Watch it here
Sammy Hagar has teamed up with AXS TV for the debut of his show, Rock And Roll Road Trip With Sammy Hagar. Hagar will be traveling to shows, jamming and interviewing to give you the backstage experience. It debuts on January 24th.
Avantasia released Mystery Of A Blood Red Rose. It’s from their forthcoming album, Ghostlights, out on January 29. You can check it out here
Lords Of the Trident are starting a new type of crowdfunding campaign to help support the band. It’s a recurring funding for that band. The site is www.Patreon.com. You can check out Lords Of The Trident’s page here
Canadian based rockers, The Veer Union, released a new video for the song Defying Gravity. The album, Decade, comes out on January 29. Check it out here
Last week I told you that you should check out your favorite artist or band website, as they are offering deals for the holidays. This week I am suggesting you check out the various record labels as they are offering discounts on their music. To help you, I have provided this site that lists them all. Check them out here
In the rumor department, Steve Perry is supposedly finishing up his solo album. You know, the one he has been working on for the last 20 years.
Prong released a teaser video of their up and coming album, X- No Absolutes. It comes out February 5th. You can listen to it here
Stone Sour released their cover of Motley Crue’s Too Fast For Love. It’s off their current Covers EP. It’s titled Straight Outta Burbank. You can check it out here
Megadeth released their latest off of their soon to be released album, Dystopia. It will be released on January 22. This track is called The Threat Is Real. I like this one. Not only does Chris Adler play drums on it, he is going to tour with them. That’s a huge plus. Check out the song here Get Dates here
Ricky Warwick of Black Star Riders, released a new video from his up and coming solo albums. He is releasing two at the same time, one electric and one acoustic. The electric is titled, When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues) and the acoustic, Hearts On Trees. Both being released on February 26. This single is from the electric one. It’s called The Road To Damascus Street. Watch it here
Art Of Dying released a new mini-documentary for their song, Everything, off of their just released album, Rise Up. The video deals with youth homelessness. Watch it here
No dates yet, but Pearl Jam have confirmed a new tour.
Halestorm released an acoustic version of What Sober Couldn’t Say. It’s from their current album, Into The Wildlife. Check out here
Can you guess this 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?