Stryper have released a trailer about their third annual Stryper Fan Weekend. It will be held in Anaheim, CA, September 10-13. You can get details here: http://www.stryper.com/, or you can hear the band tell you all about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Zr5-44cw0s
Speaking of Stryper, they also released new audio for their song, Yahweh. It’s from their new album out on October 16, called Fallen. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRyXDlPthH0&feature=youtu.be
Phil Rudd, drummer of AC/DC, has been sentenced to home confinement for 8 months, for planning a murder and possession of drugs.
Coheed And Cambria released a new song this week called You Got Spirit, Kid. It’s off their soon to be released album, The Color Before The Sun. It will be out on October 9. Check out the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ydkfdq0Xggo
Clutch will release their new album, Psychic Warfare, on October 2.
Mark Tremonti is giving a guitar tutorial on his new single Another Heart, from his album, Cauterize, out now. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oOXJPi1WcY
Chris Cornell’s first album is being re-released as he intended it in the first place. The album was released as Euphoria Morning, but what Cornell wanted was Euphoria Mourning. It will be corrected this time for it’s release date of August 14.
Dee Snider released a new song which you can download for free. The new track is called To Hell And Back. Also, AXS TV will be airing the concert on July 19, at 8 pm Eastern. Listen to it here: http://www.deesnider.com/
Machine Head announced Fall tour dates. Get them here: http://www.machinehead1.com/#tour-dates
Last week I told you about the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute 2 CD/DVD set coming out on July 24. They released a new video from the show of Cheap Trick playing Gimme Back My Bullets. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTzv9ADlJzI
Queensryche have added more dates to their tour and you can get them here: http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour
You can check out my latest guest blog here: http://www.neckbeardz.com/music/rock/top-ten-debut-albums-time-rock-metal/
Bill Ward (Black Sabbath) has an art exhibit coming to Los Angeles, CA. It is at the Fathom Gallery, on August 15-29. It is titled, Absence Of Corners/Rhythm Of Canvas.
Soilwork have released a new video for their song, The Ride Majestic. It’s the title track of their new album, out on August 16. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0wLXeWKGRpM
Supergroup Saint Asonia has announced tour dates. Get them here: http://www.saintasonia.com/
In case you are tracking these things and I stated in the past, it would be no surprise, but Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel have their fifth new singer, in as many months. His name is Shawn Crosby, maybe he will stick around longer. I’m tempted to start a singer pool for the band.
Lynch Mob released a new track this week. It’s called War. It’s from their new album, Rebel, coming out in August. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmTdcK9RVwU&feature=youtu.be
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What album from Iron Maiden had hidden messages on the cover? The messages were, Indiana Jones Was Here, A Mickey Mouse Drawing and Bollocks. Name the album. The answer comes to us from Ronald R. Lariviere, from North Providence, RI. The answer is Powerslave.
Heavy Metal Television is having auditions. You can learn more about them here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1646326775610044/. It’s only on their Facebook page.
Marilyn Manson has released a new song called, Third Day Of A Seven Day Binge. It’s off his current album, Pale Emperor. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdV1Zc_PFdg
Lamb Of God released another song this week. This one is called Erase This. It’s off their new album, VII: Sturm Und Drang. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7xjlfyQyOw8
Children Of Bodom released a new song this week. It’s for their new album coming out October 2nd, titled I Worship Chaos. Check out the song Morrigan here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ha8adzWPP4
Your PSA this week, Korn released a metalized version of Rhianna’s, Bitch Better Have My Money, that is all.
Breaking Benjamin released a lyric video for their song, Angels Fall. It’s off their current album, Dark Before Dawn. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVl5MtdodLU
Anthrax will play and headline the last heavy metal show at the House Of Blues on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles, CA. It’s the last one, because they are tearing it down and building a hotel/venue/retail complex in its place.
The Answer released a new video from their current album, Raise A Little Hell. This one is called Gone Too Long. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z334oFrD2Fo
KISS and Scooby Doo will be releasing their DVD, Rock And Roll Mystery, on July 21. You can watch the clip here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A-U5BEmUmC8&feature=youtu.be
In other KISS news, Gene Simmons will be guest starring in the season premiere of Scorpion.
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Poynte and Trapt announced tour dates together. You can get them here: http://www.poynte.com/
Keith Richards (Rolling Stones) is releasing a new solo album on September 18. It will be called Crosseyed Heart.
Warren Hayes has released another track from his soon to be released album, Ashes & Dust, out on July 24. The song is Is It Me Or You. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1jR86CfeQ8
Randy Meisner, founding and former member and bassist of The Eagles, has been placed under 24 hour lockdown, since threatening to kill himself and others. Not sure what that’s all about, but there you go.
Bruce Springsteen is releasing past live shows on his website, if you are interested, you can check them out here: http://live.brucespringsteen.net/default.aspx
Rumor has it that the Grateful Dead, may do a couple of farewell shows on the east coast, between Boston and Washington, D.C. Mainly because they have a huge following there and should have the same shot as everyone else to see them. Fingers crossed!
Roger Waters (Pink Floyd) released a trailer for his The Wall Live movie. He did it via Rolling Stone magazine. You can watch it here: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/see-exhilarating-trailer-for-roger-waters-upcoming-the-wall-film-20150709
Led Zeppelin put out an unreleased version of In The Evening via Yahoo. You can check it out here: https://music.yahoo.com/video/evening-rough-mix-120000744.html
Styx will be releasing a new live DVD called, Live At The Orleans Arena, Las Vegas, out on July 24. You can check out Come Sail Away from that show here, https://soundcloud.com/eagle-rock-entertainment
Pearl Jam will be headlining the Global Citizen Festival. It is at Central Park, New York City on September 26. You can get details here: https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/festival/2015/ You can also watch the promo clip for it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xYi8pzpO8FQ
Phish announced a Summer tour. Get dates here: http://tickets.phish.com/
This week’s Rockucation question: 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?