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Music News For The Week Of January 7, 2013!

Rumor has it that Van Halen may be announcing tour dates in the very near future.

Jon Donais (Shadows Fall), will fill in for the departing Rob Caggiano of Anthrax.

Bon Jovi released the official lyric video for their new single: Because We Can. You can see and hear it here:

Alice In Chains have released the official video for Hallow and you cn find that here:

The Misfits will be releasing a new live album on February 5th, it is called: Dea.D Alive!

Rival Sons have released dates for Canada. I hope they will come to the states soon. But you can find the dates here:

Just about 10 years ago (Feb 20, 2003) in a town called West Warwick, R.I., right near where I live, something tragic happened: The Station Fire. A 100 people died that night, attending the Great White show. I was actually on my way home from work that night to catch the show; instead my wife and I were giving coffee and water, etc. to the firemen/officers and others while they dealt with the fire. Needless to say I was devastated and if you go by there now you will see crosses and things that people put up in memory of the people who passed that night. Supposedly, last year they go the ok to go ahead to make some type of memorial there. We can only hope.

Speaking of the Station Fire, fan or not, depending on how you feel about the event,. Great White is releasing a 30th anniversary live show called: 30 Years- Live From The Sunset Strip. It comes on February 26th.

Last weeks Rockucation question was: What guitarist came up with the opening riff for Derek And The Dominoes Layla? The answer comes to us from Duane Shepard from Warwick, RI. Duane Allman.

For you baseball card collectors who are rock and roll junkies. Here is a treat for you. Topps has added the “Heavy Metal Autographs” insert set to the 2013 Topps Archives baseball set. It is slated for release on May 29.The cards will be limited to 25 copies and printed on metal. Featured musicians include: * Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW) * Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE) * Kip Winger (WINGER) * Reb Beach (WINGER, WHITESNAKE) * Lita Ford * Stephen Pearcy (RATT) * Scott Ian (ANTHRAX) * Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER)

Eric Burdon (Animals) is releasing a record on January 29th, called: Til Your River Runs Dry.

David Bowie has released a new song called Where Are We Now? Just so you know I think it’s terrible. I don’t like it at all. The new album will be called The Next Day, which comes out on March 12th in the U.S.A. I wouldn’t expect a tour from him anytime soon or any kind of major live support for the record.

Steve Howe leaves Asia and is replaced by Sam Coulson (Never heard of him before this) and the band plan to release a new record called Valkyre in 2013.

This weeks Rockucation question is: What band was Rhandy Rhoads and Rudy Sarzo in before joining Ozzy Osbourne?

Lynyrd Skynyrd released the lyric video fro Last Of A Dying Breed. You can see that here and get their tour dates:

Black Sabbath has come up with a name for their new album, it will be called 13 and will come out in June. They will begin touring in April in New Zealand, Australia and Tokyo. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine), did the drums on the album, not sure if he is touring.

Steve Harris (Iron Maiden) has announced a solo tour in the UK for his solo release Brittish Lion. Dates are here:

Adam Gontier, front man of Three Days Grace has quit the band. Matt Waist, brother of bassist Brad Waist will be filling in so they can do the tour with Shinedown.

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