I love this band, I told you about them a couple of weeks ago and they just released this video. Canada has been delivering some great rock as of late, and this no exception. You can learn more about them here: http://aviatorshadesband.com/ Let me know what you think.
Billboard magazine has the reissue of Houses Of The Holy, by Led Zeppelin. It comes out February 24. Check it out here: http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6443718/led-zeppelin-houses-of-the-holy-demo-reissue-physical-graffiti
One of the greatest rock festivals in the United States, Rocklohoma!, has released dates and line ups. If you can go, you will be in for a real treat. Check out everything here: http://www.rocklahoma.com/
Venom will be releasing their latest album, From The Very Depths, on January 27. You can check out the trailer for it here: http://www.venomslegions.com/
Fathom Events is a new site I came across that does concerts, etc, and the first one they are doing is Aerosmith at Donnington. You can check out the dates and other shows here: http://www.fathomevents.com/event/aerosmith-rocks-donington-2014
Motley Crue announced more dates and yes they will keep Alice Cooper and The Raskins as openers. Doesn’t it seem odd that Alice Cooper, who started before them and is continuing after them, isn’t the one retiring? Anyway, get your dates here: http://www.motley.com/ Along with the dates, they released a new video called All Bad Things, which you can watch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=joOuqnCQhYU
Hellion have released the title track with a lyric video. The track is Karma’s A Bitch. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2OnO7tyVmk&feature=youtu.be
Graham Bonnet has released an unheard album called Graham Bonnet: Private I – The Archives Vol. 1. You can find it on iTunes now.
Sort of a PSA, here is KISS’s new video with Momoiro Clover Z, if you can get through it. I did, but it was tough. Watch it here or not: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivJZljEostE
Dallas W. Taylor, drummer of Crosby, Stills & Nash, and with Young, has died. He also worked with Van Morrison. He passed at the age of 66. RIP!
Dream Theater announced first dates for this year. You can get them here: http://www.dreamtheater.net
Slipknot have added dates to their tour from April to June, with Hatebreed opening. You can get those dates here: http://www.bandsintown.com/Slipknot
If you are a fan of Steel Panther, you may like the band 3D In Your Face. This is their latest video and you can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rbncezjoh4c. Learn more about them here: http://www.3dinyourface.com
Mastadon have announced a tour with Clutch and you can get those dates here: http://www.mastodonrocks.com/tour
Boston Calling line ups and dates were announced. Get them here: http://spring.bostoncalling.com/lineup
Last week’s Rockucation question was: Black Magic Woman was a originally a hit for what band and later was covered and a bigger hit for another band. Who were they? David Englund from Warwick, RI, gave us the answer this week. He was the first one who got both parts right. Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac was the original and Santana made it a huge hit.
Smashing Pumpkins released a new song called Beige Beige, off of their current release, Monuments something something. I don’t really care, but here’s the video: http://www.vevo.com/watch/smashing-pumpkins/Being-Beige/QMRSZ1401586?syndicationid=bb8a16ab-1279-4f17-969b-1dba5eb60eda&shortlink=AQzQtN&country=US
Ice T, yes that Ice T, has a heavy metal band, called Body Count. Who knew? And I say, who cares? You shouldn’t, the music is, well I’ll be kind, let’s say he should stick to rap and acting. Oh yes, they have a new song out, but you shouldn’t care about that, because I don’t.
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Billy Idol had a chest infection and postponed his North American tour.
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Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down), did a cover of Ozzy’s Crazy Train from the forthcoming Randy Rhoads tribute album out on March 3rd, titled The Ultimate Tribute Randy Rhoads. It also features George Lynch and Bruce Kulick and so many others. You can hear the track here from Rolling Stone Magazine here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/premieres/tom-morello-serj-tankian-ozzy-osbourne-crazy-train-cover-20150121
We Are Harlot released Dancing On Nails from their soon to be released self titled debut out on March 31st. Check them out because they have a great sound. Watch them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltPmj7TuHX0&feature=youtu.be
Speaking of We Are Harlot, the beginning of this band left another band in the dust. The singer of Asking Alexandria’s frontman, Danny Worsnop, has left them to sing for We Are Harlot full time, which was his side project. No replacement singer for Asking Alexandria at the moment.
Ace Frehley announced a Down Under Tour. Watch the trailer with the dates here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyWmNl9jaDo&feature=youtu.be
Skywalker have released a new video from their album, Liberty Island. This song is Survival. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EZwD0wGOvis&feature=share
Chester Bennington injured his leg, hence the canceled Linkin Park North American Tour.
Here’s your PSA: Art Of Anarchy is a supergroup or maybe a project. It features Scott Weiland and Bumblefoot. You can look them up or whatever, but you can sample them here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xL8CJfkLBo0#t=30
Looking for another band to check out? Then Blue Plasma Orb is for you. Here is their song Fight (For What You Want). It’s off their already released self titled debut. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZ2Bw-t9tqg
Michael Sweet & George Lynch released a new track this week, from their album Only To Rise. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSbQgAntZZ4
Rush announced their R40 40th anniversary tour. Get dates here: http://www.rush.com/tour/rush40-tour/
Jettblack released Explode from their new album, Disguises, out this spring. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KV2EGhdY6U
Trapt released Black Rose from their current release, The Acoustic Collection. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lF1lgC20Pzg&list=UUYoZFI1iNlWnmHJZkHF3SsQ
Hinder announced a new lead singer, Marshal Dutton. He has written and filled in for Hinder in the past, so it will be an easy transition for him and the band.
Peter Frampton and Cheap Trick have announced a co-headlining tour. Get dates here: http://www.frampton.com/live/
Zakk Wylde has announced his own guitar line and accessories, check it out here: http://www.wyldeaudio.com
Quiet Riot released a trailer for their documentary, Quiet Riot: Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back. It premieres on Showtime on January 29. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpO9kDOnB6g&feature=youtu.be
The Scorpions have announced their dates for the first leg of their 50th Anniversary tour. Get dates here: http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/tourdates.asp
Silvertung released another track off of their album, The Devil Is In The Details. Here is the song, Never Too Late: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlHheSdIBGI
Uli Jon Roth released Catch Your Train from his Scorpions Revisited album, out on March 10. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9lJN7e1fi4
Revolution Saints released a lyric video for their song, Way To The Sun, off of their soon to be released self titled debut album, out on February 24. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gcyKWWNmWjU
This week’s Rockucation question is: What do all these songs have in common? Rage Against The Machine’s Maggie’s Farm; Pearl Jam’s Masters Of War; The Byrds’ Mr. Tambourine Man; Jimi Hendrix’s All Along The Watchtower; Grateful Dead’s Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues; Billy Joel’s To Make You Feel My Love; Tom Petty’s License To Kill; Guns And Roses’ Knocking At Heaven’s Door; and Bruce Springsteen’s Chimes Of Freedom.