Music News For The Week Of February 16, 2013
Lacuna Coil has released a new track Dig And Rise from their new album, Broken Crown Halo. You can preview or purchase the track here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/die-rise-single/id810674969
Teenage Time Killer, who are they you ask? They are a new supergroup that features David Grohl (Nirvana, Foo Fighters), Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedy’s), Nick Oliveri (Queens Of The Stone Age, Kyuss), Neil Fallon (Clutch), Keith Morris (Black Flag) and Max Cavelera (Soulfly and others). No word on their debut or tour dates.
Jason Newsted has released a new video from his self titled debut album. This is As The Crow Flies: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zF5iiMQLgaY. He also has cancelled the rest of his tour do to personal reasons.
Don Dokken has released his second solo album, Solitary. You can listen to it in full here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bxfml9p9hh4#t=55
Filter recently released the lyric video for their new song, Surprise, which you saw here. Now they have the official video for it. It’s off their latest album, The Sun Come Out Tonight. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpQaEXFBXFA
Saving Abel just released a new song with their new singer, Scotty Austin. I think it sounds good and he seems to fit the band well. The track is called Love Like Suicide. Check it out here:https://www.reverbnation.com/savingabel
The band doesn’t really fit in the rock, hard rock, metal category that I usually cover but Devo were pioneers in their day. The band, mostly known for Whip It, lost their guitarist this week. Bob Casale died at the age of 61 due to heart failure. May he rest in peace.
Avenged Sevenfold have announced more tour dates. You can get those here http://www.avengedsevenfold.com/tour
My Chemical Romance has a greatest hits album coming out on March 25. It is called May Death Never Stop You. Here is the trailer for it featuring their new song, Fake Your Death. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiJzCahaN8w&list=UUCZGYab5SpD0I7Z5JqJZgww#t=40
In case you missed it, Bruce Springsteen released remastered versions of all his albums on iTunes.
Anvil has released a new video for Badass Rock N Roll. It is off their latest Hope In Hell album. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yw0aDmz4-K0
Last week’s Rockucation question was: Who was the first band or performer inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame? Joyce Aubin from Jackson, NJ got this one right. The answer is Chuck Berry. He was the first because they put inductees in alphabetical order when inducted.
3 Doors Down bassist Todd Harrell has been suspended by the band indefinitely because of his latest arrest for a DUI. The band feels he needs to get his life in order.
From the Grateful Dead’s Facebook Page: Wave that flag, wave it wide and high! Sign the petition to nominate the Grateful Dead for The Kennedy Center Honors in 2015, the year of their 50th Anniversary! Head to http://www.dead.net/wwy and sign up. We’ve got less than a month to do it, so let’s get to it! Pass it on!
Chevelle released a lyric video for Take Out The Gun Man by the album of the same name. You can watch and read it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w0fCzvAdR3E
No, I don’t care about the Artic Monkey’s.
Todd La Torre (The non Geoff Tate Queensryche) is offering professional vocal coaching. You can get the details here: http://www.toddlatorre.com/
Def Leppard has released a lyric video for Where Does Love Go When It Dies off of their remastered deluxe version of the Slang album. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mVMqcTntkHQ
Here is the trailer for the Alice Cooper documentary coming out soon. Watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=65LiL6R9L3I
Guns And Roses have released a trailer for their up and coming residency in Las Vegas. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAb6RG4t9MQ
Nazareth finally have announced a replacement singer for Dan McCafferty who has retired because of some medical issues he has been having. McCcafferty gave the band his blessings for new singer Scot Linton Osbourne. They will release a new album later this year.
Dream Theater will be teaming up with photographer Robert Fenn to put out a hardcover photobook of their North American “Along For The Ride” tour. No release date as of yet. Proceeds from the book will go to F*CK Cancer Foundation and Dying 2 Live.
There is a band out of Minnesota whose claim is that they are “the oldest new band in rock” and if you see them and hear them you would agree. The band is The Oddfathers. They like to say they are the new classic rock and I think if you give them a listen, you may feel the same way. They just released a EP and here is a track from it called Shake You Up: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FVeImRykPCg You can also learn more about the band here: http://theoddfathers.com
There is a new band out of Rhode Island trying to build a fan base. They are Whiskey Frye. You can check them out here: http://whiskyfyre.bandcamp.com/
Sebastian Bach has a new CD coming out on February 20th. It’s called Give Em’ Hell. You can preview the track Hell Inside My Head here on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/id824288847 You can check out the album cover and more about him here: http://sebastianbach.com/
I have been getting a lot of you asking me for my thoughts on the whole KISS induction ceremony and the what is being said. You will have to read it under the Take section of this page since this area is mostly reserved for news. It’s called KISS Of Life? Or Death?
This week’s Rockucation question is: What band did Slash try out for and later turned down to form Guns And Roses?