You can buy Alice In Chains: The Untold Story, the biography of the band, and read the entire first chapter here
Steel Panther released Party Like It’s The End Of The World off their current record, All You Can Eat. Watch it here
Ghost released a new track this week called Absolution. It’s from their new album out on August 21, titled Meliora. Listen to it here
Billy Gibbons is releasing his first ever solo album on October 23. It is titled Perfectamundo. The title kind of leads to a Latin based sound for the album. We shall see when it comes out.
Motorhead has a new album coming out on August 28, called Bad Magic. You can check out their new single, Electricity, here
Udo Dirkschneider said his next tour will be the last time he does Accept songs. He will put that chapter of his life behind him after that tour. He is calling it the Accept Farewell Tour.
Saxon has a new album coming out on October 16, titled Battering Ram. They just put out the video for the title track. You can watch it here
I don’t usually post things like this, but I have never seen anything like this for any band. First, it was a crowd funded campaign by fans to get the band to play Richmond, VA. Now a 1000 musicians gather in Italy to get the band to play there. I find that amazing. That band is the Foo Fighters. David Grohl said he would be seeing them soon after this came out. The logistics must have been insane to assemble something like this.Here are the 1000 musicians playing Learn To Fly . Watch it here
Joe Satriani released the title track of his current album, Shockwave Supernova, which is out now. You can listen here
Miss May I are streaming their new album, Deathless. The album comes out August 7. You can listen here
In case you missed it, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal has quit Guns And Roses. No replacement has been announced. But you can catch him on the Sixx A.M. tour.
The Darkness released a new video for their title track, Last Of Our Kind. The album comes out August 21. Check it out here
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What do the following musicians all have in common: Eric Singer, Steve Vai, Kip Winger, Joe Satriani, Derek Sherinian, Dick Wagner, Steven Hunter, Vinnie Moore, Dennis Dunaway and Brent Fitz, just to name a few? The answer this week comes to us from Chaska, MN. Bryan Kuntz got it right, that they all have recorded with Alice Cooper.
Clutch released a new video this week for their song X-ray Visions. It’s from their soon to be released album, Psychic Warfare, out on October 2. You can check it out here
Mick Jagger and Martin Scorsese finally announced their fictional TV series for HBO about the 1970s record label executive. It is called Vinyl and it has a 9 episode order. No airing date has been confirmed yet.
David Gilmour released an animated video for his title track of his new album, Rattle That Lock. The album comes out September 18. You can watch the video here
Trivium’s new album, Silence In The Snow, comes out on October 2. They released the title track and you can check it out here
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Supergroup Devil City Angels released another track from their soon to be released debut album. It has a planned release in September. This is one is called All I Need. Listen to it here. You can also pre-order their album here
68-75 are looking for some help on their first ever UK tour. You can check them out and help here
Bon Jovi released a new lyric video for their song, Saturday Night Gave Me Sunday Morning. It’s for the fan based album, Burning Bridges (a shot at Richie Sambora, maybe?). The album comes out on August 21. The song is unmistakable Bon Jovi. You can listen here
This week the supergroup Teenage Time Killers have streamed their new album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, which is out now. I’m not sure this is a supergroup in the sense we know the term, because so many musician guests play on this album. But you can hear that it’s definitely influenced by their punk roots. Listen here
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Huntress released a new animated video for their new song, Flesh. Their new album, Static, comes out on September 25. Watch the video here
Disturbed’s new album, Immortalized, comes out on August 21. Here is the latest from that album called Fire It Up. Smoke ’em if you got ’em while you watch it here
The Shindig Music Festival, September 19 in Baltimore, Maryland, announced its lineup and it’s packed. Check it out here
Stratovarius have released Shine In The Dark from their soon to be released album, Eternal, out on September 11. You can check the song out here
Lots of supergroups this week. Art Of Anarchy, featuring Scott Weiland, released a new song this week, Time Every Time. It’s from their current debut out now. I will say there is a chord progression that is very similar to KISS’s Heaven’s On Fire. I’m just saying. You can check it out here
Faith No More released a live video from their current album, Sol Invictus. The song is Superhero and you can watch it here
Iron Maiden released a teaser of their new album, Book Of Souls, out on September 4. Check it out here
Metallica has a new comic book coming out, it’s just not a KISS thing anymore. You can get it here
Sevendust released a new song called Thank You from their soon to be released album, Kill The Flaw, out on October 2nd. You can listen to it here
Rumor has it that Jimmy Page wants to release the work he did with Chris Squire and Alan White of Yes, otherwise known as XYZ. The name is for ex-members of Yes and Zeppelin.
South American rockers, Sixty-Nine Crash, released their cover of Billy Idol’s Rebel Yell. You can check it out here
Duff McKagan (Guns And Roses, Velvet Revolver, Loaded), made a commercial for the Blackberry phone. You can watch it here
This week’s Rockucation question: What musicians are known as the Glimmer Twins?