Pearl Jam has announced two dates, called; An Evening With Pearl Jam. July 16 at Budweiser Gardens, London, Ontario, Canada and July 19 at Chicago’s Wrigley Field. I am hoping this leads to a Fall tour.
In huge news, Mars Volta have split up. Singer Cedric Bixler Zavala made the announcement. He tried to work it out with Omar Rodriguez Lopez who backed out the U.S. Tour. Apparently they haven’t been getting along. I know many fans will be disappointed.
In a recent interview, Geezer Butler stated that the initial name for the new record was 13, because they were going to do 13 tracks for it, but instead they recorded 16, so they aren’t sure if the album title is going to stick. He went on to say, it’s the first time they all did a record sober. Finally Gezeer said it sounds similar to the first three Black Sabbath record. I hope that’s the case. How awesome would that be?
In case you missed it; Saigon Kick have reunited and will be touring. They were part of the metal grunge movement of the 90’s. You can find more info here: http://web.archive.org/web/20140108145301/http://saigonkick.com/
You can stream Hatebreed’s new album: The Divinity Of Purpose, here: http://hatebreed.com/
Mike Tramp (White Lion) is releasing his new album in April, called Cobblestone Street. Don’t expect to hear White Lion part two, it will be folksier.
Last weeks Rockucation question was: Name the Band, The Song and The Album this verse comes from: If you want it you’re gonna bleed but it’s the price to pay And you’re a very sexy girl that’s very hard to please You can taste the bright lights but you won’t get there for free Unfortunately, everyone only answered part of the question. The answer is: Guns and Roses, Welcome To The Jungle and Appetite For Destruction.
Tommy Aldridge is back behind the drums of Whitesnake, replacing Brian Tichy who just left.
Here is an interesting update on the Station Memorial Fund/Jack Russell Great White drama that has been taking place lately. Ty Longley (The Great White guitarist who died in the fire) son Acey, will be receiving some of the money from the charity concert to apply it to the BEATS charity. BEATS stands for Bringing Everyone A Tremendous Smile. It brings things like Itunes cards, Legos etc for children in hospitals. This is done in memory of his father, whom he never met.
Not sure what to believe, but Joe Elliott of Def Leppard said he doesn’t see a new album in their future, maybe he a couple of tracks out over time. But Phil Collen said they will be writing for a new album while they do their residency in Vegas. Just thought that was interesting. Same band, two different takes. Either way you will get some new Def Leppard.
This weeks Rockucation question is. This song was a B-side filler for Pearl Jam ‘s Jeremy. It was recorded as outtake off of their Ten album. It didn’t show up on a record until Lost Dogs. They play it live. What’s the name of the song?
Sebastian Bach has a release date for his DVD/Live CD called: Abachalypse Now. It will out March 26th.
Queen will be releasing a DVD, Live At Wembley Stadium, 25th anniversary edition. It comes out March 12th.
Sodom has named their new record; Epitome Of Torture. It will be released May 7.
The Allman Brothers will be releasing two vintage recordings on February 12. These two recordings are from early dates in their career. Those two shows are 2/11/72 (just after the death of Duane Allman) and 5/1/73 (Which featured a much different line up). A must for any Allman Brothers fan.
Megadeth has track ten songs for their new album so far. No release date or name as of yet.
David Grohl’s Sound City Players (which is a 17 musician super group). The band does include, John Fogerty, Stevie Nicks, Rick Neilson and many more. They plan to do shows all over the world. Maybe we all can get lucky and one of those shows will play near you and tie into the documentary release.
Rush has extended their North American Clockwork Angels tour. Get dates here: http://web.archive.org/web/20150112022416/http://www.rush.com:80/tour-dates/