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Music News For The Week Of January 17, 2016!

Check out the featured topics for this week’s music report from the dropdown. See a topic you like? Read on!

  1. Glenn Frey

  2. Jimmy Bain

  3. Dale “Buffin” Griffin

  4. Wolfmother

  5. Iggy Pop

  6. Megadeth

  7. Pearl Jam

  8. The Treatment

  9. The Paves

  10. Alice Cooper

  11. Eddie Van Halen

  12. Ressurection Kings

  13. Chris Cornell

  14. Rob Zombie And Disturbed

  15. Santana

  16. Sting And Peter Gabriel

  17. UFO

  18. Dream Theater

  19. Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime

  20. Joe Bonamassa

  21. Black Stone Cherry

  22. Sheepdogs

  23. Les Claypool And Sean Lennon

  24. Monster Truck

  25. Theory Of A Deadman


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Last week’s Rockucation question: This band has many hits and was fronted by two brothers with a temperous relationship. One of the brothers had a relationship with Chrissie Hynde Of The Pretenders. Many bands cover their songs ranging from Jimmy Buffet, Quiet Riot, Green Day, Van Halen, David Bowie and many others. Who is this band? Answer: The Kinks Winner: Chuck Dressler Warwick, RI, Darrel Sampson, Kinston, MA and Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA This Week’s Rockucation QuestionThis band is from Maryland, was originally called Glut Trip. All the members of the band went to highschool together. They also have a side band that they are a part of that just does instrumental blues based  songs. Who is this band? Answer Question Here Think you know this music question? Take a guess by clicking the link above! If you answer it correctly, your name will be featured in next week’s Rockucation section.


Music News

Glenn Frey I hope this isn’t going to be a trend. Yet again, we lose another legend and icon in the rock world. This time it’s Glenn Frey of The Eagles. He was 67. He died from a combination of complications from rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. Hotel California is one of my favorite albums of all time. He will be missed. RIP, Glenn!

Jimmy Bain

Jimmy Bain bassist for Rainbow and Dio, passed yesterday at the age of 68. No other word on how he died. He recently was part of the Dio tribute, Last In Line. In fact they played their last show on January 20th. RIP, Jimmy!

Dale “Buffin” Griffin

Another rocker death this week is Dale “Buffin” Griffin. He was the drummer of Mott The Hoople. He passed away at the age of 67 from Alzheimer’s.


Wolfmother announced their European tour. Get dates here

Iggy Pop

Apparently Iggy Pop (Stooges ), Matt Helders (Arctic Monkeys), Josh Homme and Dean Fertita (Queens Of The Stone Age), recorded an album together. The album will be called Post Pop Depression, out on March 18. Not sure what the name of the supergroup is yet. They debuted their first single on the Late Show. The song is Gardenia. Check it out here.


Last week, Megadeth released the audio for the title track of their new album out now. This week they released the official video for it. You can check it out here.

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam released tour dates. Get them here.

The Treatment The Treatment have released a new single this week called Let It Begin. It’s from their soon to be released album, Generation Me, out on March 18. Check it out here.

The Paves

The Paves put out a song for their future album (no release date yet). The song is Take Me While I’m Here. Check out the track here.

Alice Cooper

Alice Cooper announced his North American headlining tour. You can get the dates here.

Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen is releasing a replica of his Relic guitar, from his U.S. tour. If you can afford the $13,000 price tag. Check it out here.

Ressurection Kings

Resurrection Kings released a new song from their recently released self titled debut album. The song is Livin’ Out Loud. Check it out here.

Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has released a song for the soundtrack, “13 Hours.” You can check out the song, Til The Sun Comes Back Around, here.

Rob Zombie And Disturbed

Rob Zombie and Disturbed have announced a tour together. Get dates here.


Santana reunited with his original line up, which featured Neal Schon and Gregg Rolie. They recorded an album to be titled Santana IV that will be released on April 15.

Sting ANd Peter Gabriel

Sting and Peter Gabriel announced a tour together and you can get those dates here.


UFO have released a 4 CD Limited Edition Box Set of live recordings called UFO-Live Sightings. You can order it here.

Dream Theater

Dream Theater released another track from their The Astonishing album that comes out January 29. The song is called Moment Of Betrayal. Listen to it here.

Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime

Geoff Tate’s Operation: Mindcrime released tour dates. You can get them here.

Joe Bonamassa

Joe Bonamassa released the making of his new album, Blues Of Desperation, out on March 25. He changed up the way he does things on this record. You can hear him tell you about it here.

Black Stone Cherry

Black Stone Cherry released another great song from their soon to be released album, Kentucky, out on April 1. The song is called In Our Dreams. Listen to it here.


I came across this band called the Sheepdogs from Canada. Absolutely fell in love with them. You can check out their latest single, I’m gonna Be Myself, from their album Future Nostalgia. Watch it here.

Les Claypool And Sean Lennon

Les Claypool (Primus) and Sean Lennon have put together the Claypool Lennon Delirium. They have a song out called Cricket And The Genie. Listen to it here.

Monster Truck

Monster Truck put out another new song this week called Things Get Better. It’s off their soon to be released album, Sittin’ Heavy, out on February 19. Listen to it here.

Theory Of A Deadman

Theory Of A Deadman have announced the Unplugged 15: Celebrating 15 Years Of Theory Of A Deadman. You can get details here.


SRR Quick Hits

Guns And Roses have a new slot machine coming out for casinos. You can check out the promo for it here.

Thin Lizzy is reuniting for some anniversary dates with Mickey Dee, the drummer for Motorhead. It’s the 40th anniversary of Jailbreak.

Iron Maiden is launching a mobile game app called The Legacy Of The Beast. It comes out on February 24. You can get details here.

Dave Mustaine of Megadeth has filmed a pilot for a show about his family. No word if it’s going to be picked up yet.

Drummer Carmine Appice, who seems to have drummed with everybody, finally has a Memoir. It will be out in May and it will be titled, Stick It! My Life Of Sex, Drums, And Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir. Rod Stewart writes the foreward. I believe it will be a great read and looking forward to it.

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