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Music News For The Week Of March 22, 2015!

Ringo Starr has released a lyric video for his new album, Postcards From Paradise. The album comes out March 31. You can watch it here:

Van Halen announced tour dates in support of their soon to be released live album, Van Halen, Live In Tokyo Dome In Concert. It’s out March 31st. Kenny Wayne Shepard is the opening act. Get dates here:

Steven Adler’s band, Adler, have announced tour dates, get them here:

Sixx A.M. just released a lyric video for their cover song, Drive (from the Cars). This is off their current album, Modern Vintage. Watch it here:

In case, you missed it, Scott Stapp is out of rehab. Creed fans can rejoice or not.

Nightwish is running a contest for their new song, Elan. Watch them tell you about it here:

For those who missed last week’s announcement. I don’t care about the Muse. That is all!

You should catch up on my guest blogs. Then let me know your comments. I’ll get you started if you haven’t already. Here is my last post:

The Decline Of The Western Civilization will be coming out in deluxe form on June 30. You might recall that it was quite the documentary back in the 80s. It gets all the bonus treatment since it’s a deluxe 4 DVD box set.

Speaking of the 80’s, Nelson, after a long hiatus, are releasing a new album on May 19, called Peace Out. You can hear a sample of it here:

Richie Kotzen released a new video called Enemy from his current album, Cannibals. Watch it here:

Whitesnake released Burn from their soon to be released album, Purple, out on May 19. This is Whitesnake’s version of Coverdale’s time in Deep Purple. You can hear it here:

Last week’s Rockucation question was: Lookin’ For Love, Where Did Our Love Go, Land Of A Thousand Dances, Ain’t Nothin’ But A Houseparty, and Night Time Is The Right Time, to name a few, are songs by what band and what makes them different from the rest of their catalog? The answer comes to us from David Englund from Warwick, RI. The answer for the band is The J.Geils Band and all the songs listed were cover songs they released.

Three Days Grace have released a new lyric video titled Human Race. It’s from their soon to be released album, Human. Check it out here:

Rush have a new book out this week. It’s called The Art Of Rush. It’s full of the band’s 40 year history and is 272 pages in coffee table book form.

The Darkness have released new audio for the song, Open Fire. It’s from their soon to be released album, Last Of Our Kind. Out on June 1. Listen to it here:

Sharon Osbourne, wife of Ozzy, is going to tell you some news about Korn and Black Sabbath’s last show during Ozzfest. Watch it here:

Since Sharon announced it, Black Sabbath confirmed that the dates for their Farewell shows, which are November 21 and 22, in Japan at the Ozzfest. They also asked Bill Ward to come and perform it. He hasn’t accepted yet.

Chris Adler from Lamb Of God is recording with Megadeth. Most likely he is joining Megadeth.

South American Rockers, Sixty Nine Crash, released a Everything I Need, from their current album Louder.  Check it out here:

In case you care, Gene Simmons is now doing horror films. He has teamed up with WWE and has formed Erubus Pictures, the first picture will be called Temple. They begin filming in the summer.

Breaking Benjamin released a new song this week called Failure. It’s from their soon to be released album, Dark Before Dawn. It’s out June 23. You can listen to it here:

Rock Legends Cruise have announced the lineup so far, which includes Ace Frehley, Peter Frampton and Grand Funk Railroad, just to name a few. Get details here:

Theory Of A Deadman have released a new video from their current album, Savages. This one is called Angel. Check it out here:

If you really like blues based rock, then I want to introduce you to the Muggs. Check out their new single, Applecart Blues, from their new album, Straight Up Boogaloo. Enjoy it here:

Hellyeah have released a new lyric video for Hush. It’s off their current album, Blood For Blood. The video is interesting. Watch it here:

Super star line of Kings Of Chaos announced some U.S. dates, check out the current lineup and dates here:

Lollapalooza have announced dates and line ups. Get them here:

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A band that I think you should check out, Stark, just released a video for a song called Tunnel Vision, which you can watch here: or download it for free here:

Deep Purple announced summer tour dates, get them here:

Testament announced the Dark Roots Of Thrash II Tour w/ Exodus. You can see the trailer here:

The Ernie Ball Warped Tour is still looking for bands to battle for spots and have various contests. Check it out here if you interested:

Richards/Crane have new songs on their Soundcloud page. Check them out here:

Check out Mighty Fox, they kind of have a U2 vibe, but here is their latest, The Wild Ones. Check them out here:

Jake E. Lee’s Red Dragon Cartel lost their bassist this week. Greg Chaisson left the band. The good news is Anthony Esposito (Ace Frehley) has replaced him. It makes you wonder, that like Megadeth, in two weeks time they lose two members. Things that make you go hmmm….

Aranda talked about their new single, Don’t Wake Me, off their current album, Not The Same. Check it out here:

Def Leppard have announced their inaugural cruise, Hysteria On The High Seas. Also they announced tour dates with Whitesnake in the UK. You can get info on both here:

Big Wreck released another track off of their current album Ghosts. This one is called: My Life. Watch it here:

This week’s Rockucation question is: Eddie Van Halen, Carlos Santana, Orianthi, Slash and Steve Stevens all recorded with what pop star?

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