Music News For The Week Of July 18, 2015!
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Disturbed have released their fourth episode of the making of their new album, Immortalized, out on August 21. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmW7AiILjRA
Iron Maiden is releasing a limited edition beer. This one is called Trooper 666. It will be out October 1.
Pop Evil released a new song this week called In Disarray. It’s from their soon to be released album, Up, out on August 21. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtRUEm6VPQU
Overkill will be releasing a box set, Historikill: 1995-2007. It will be released September 18.
Slash has announced a North American tour. You can get dates here: http://slashonline.com/tour/
Supergroup Flying Colors released a new song from their current album, Second Nature. The song is Fury Of My Love. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_rQYZH5kWw
You can check out my latest guest blog here: http://www.neckbeardz.com/music/rock/top-ten-debut-albums-time-rock-metal/
If you are interested in attending Sebastian Bach’s (Skid Row) wedding, you can do so here at $300 a ticket: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6052595 Obviously, that’s an interesting way to raise money. Maybe you can get lucky and be a member of the wedding party…
Canned Heat will be releasing a CD/DVD set titled Songs From The Road. It celebrates their 50th anniversary tour. It comes out on August 7th.
David Gilmour released some tour dates to follow his new solo record, Rattle That Lock, out on September 18. Get dates here: http://davidgilmour.com/index_north_america.htm. He also released the title track this week and you can hear that here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eHP7l0EaouM
The Eagles will be receiving the Kennedy Center Honors this December. No official date has been stated.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: This band originally was named the Beans but changed their name for their first record. They are from San Francisco. They were known for wild stage shows featuring actual sex on stage, political satire and picking on the media. Who is that band? The answer comes to us from Chaska, MN. Bryan Kuntz was right with The Tubes.
The Scorpions released a video for the song We Built This House. It’s from their latest album, Return to Forever. Unfortunately in the States, we can’t watch it here, but the rest of the world you can watch it here: http://www.the-scorpions.com/english/
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds released a new video for Lock All The Doors. It’s from their current album, Chasing Yesterday. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcXoxmj43qI
The Sword released new audio this week of their song, Empty Temples. It’s from their album High Country. It comes out on August 21. You can listen to it here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/USRZR1565917?utm_medium=embed_player&utm_content=watermark&syn_id=F8FA8910-3D2E-4CC0-AED8-49F93D7BE1C0
Mad Season will be releasing their reunion show, as well as their last performance with Layne Staley. They both come out on August 28.
New supergroup, Act Of Defiance, released a new song this week called Refrain And Re-Fracture. Their debut album, Birth And The Burial, will be out August 21. You can check it out here: https://soundcloud.com/metalbladerecords/act-of-defiance-refrain-and-re-fracture/s-Gj13P
Bullet For My Valentine released Army Of Noise, off their soon to be released album, Venom, out on August 14. Check the song out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WeJxDYcH7nw
Supergroup Metal Allegiance has released a new lyric video for their song, Can’t Kill The Devil. It’s off their current self titled debut album. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zjXEXx-mIdc&feature=youtu.be
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Ghost introduced their new song in a short clip this week. You will know him as Papa Emeritus III. He will be on their next album, Mellora. It will be out August 21. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MFREQcRaqlk. They also released a new song called From The Pinnacle To The Pit. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Tdlg2JXuaQ
In case you were wondering, Joey Kramer’s (Aerosmith) coffee, Rockin’ & Roasting, is damn good coffee.
Lamb Of God and Megadeth announced a tour and what will make this a different experience for the fans: drummer Chris Adler will be playing for both bands. You can get dates here: http://www.megadeth.com/tour. Here is the promo clip for the tour: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vM1bXyfo1KI
Speaking of Lamb Of God, they released a new song featuring Chino Moreno from the Deftones. It’s off their current album, VII: Sturm Und Drang. The track is called Embers. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoM6qDXw9Dw
Supergroup Saint Asonia released a lyric video for their song, Let Me Live My Life. This is the third song from their soon to be released debut album. It comes out on July 31. You can check out the track here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oHjMH8CN9p4
Heavy Montreal Festival, August 7,8 and 9, have released ticket and lineup info. You can get that here: http://heavymontreal.com/tickets/
Queen will be releasing a special edition vinyl box set on September 25. It’s called The Studio Collection. It will contain 18 remastered albums.
Keith Richards released a new song from his soon to be released solo album called Crosseyed Heart, out on September 18. Check out the song, Trouble, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_btCZWi1jkg
WASP will be releasing their new album, Golgotha, on October 2nd.
Lynyrd Skynyrd released the video for Free Bird, from their new CD/DVD tribute show called, One More For The Fans. It comes out on July 24. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zb-v8Kh6xG4
Phil Rudd (AC/DC) falls into the if you care anymore department. While on house arrest, he got arrested again. That is all.
Queensryche is offering first pledgers a new song. You can get details here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/queensryche/updates/56345?utm_campaign=project9920&utm_medium=email&utm_source=pledgemusic
Bon Jovi is releasing a new album on August 21, called Burning Bridges. It will be followed by a world tour. But the band is releasing two new songs before its release. They are We Don’t Run and Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning.
Grateful Dead fans should rejoice, you can pre-order the Chicago shows in DVD and CD. You can get all the details here: http://www.dead.net/store/2000s/fare-thee-well-complete-box-july-3-4-5-2015?intcmp=home/bigbanner1 This week’s Rockucation question: What do the current versions of the following bands have in common. The Misfits, Quiet Riot, Sepultura, In Flames, GWAR, Blackfoot, Stratovarius and Napalm Death have in common.