As many of you know, I do a guest blog on http://www.neckbeardz.com. You should catch up on them and let me know your comments. I’ll get you started if you haven’t already. Here is the latest one I wrote: http://www.neckbeardz.com/music/rock/best-ten-frontmen-time/
Rockfest announced its line up. Get info and lineups here: http://rock-fest.com
The Replacements will be releasing a reissue of their entire 8 album catalog on April 14. It’s called The Complete Studio Collection Albums 1981-1990.
Incubus have released a new single which is the title track of their new EP, Trust Fall (Side A). The EP comes out March 24. You can watch the lyric video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZoaY4sStVw
Roger Hodgson, formerly of Supertramp, has announced tour dates. You can get them here: http://www.rogerhodgson.com
Four By Fate, the group that features John Regan (Frehley’s Comet, Peter Frampton) and Tod Howarth (Frehley’s Comet), had member changes. Both Stet Howland and Sean Kelly have left and have been replaced with AJ Pero (Twisted Sister, Adrenaline Mob), and Patrick James (Flywheel). They are wrapping up their debut album, it should be released soon.
Here is something interesting I came across at this link: http://drinkify.org/. Once you are there, type in the artist or band you are listening to and it will give you a recipe for the drink you should have while doing so. Just thought it was interesting.
Apocalyptica released a new video for Till Death Do Us Part, off their current album, Shadowmaker. You can check out the tune here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJap8x-xj-4&feature=youtu.be
Grateful Dead will be re-releasing Three From The Vault on March 24. It is live recordings from the band’s February 19, 1971 concert at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, NY. It is also rumored that they may add two shows in Northern California for their 50th anniversary.
The Eagles have announced tour dates. You can get them here: http://www.eaglesband.com/events?h=2015-05-29+00%3A00%3A00&p=1&d=prev
We Are Harlot’s debut album comes out March 31. They also announced tour dates for it. You can get them here: https://www.facebook.com/weareharlot/app_123966167614127
Jimmy Greenspoon, keyboardist of Three Dog Night, passed this week at the age of 67. He battled cancer. RIP, Jimmy!
Bruce Kulick (KISS, Grand Funk Railroad), is doing some guitar clinics in Australia. You can get the info: http://www.kulick.net
Rival Sons released a video for their cover song of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Long As I Can See The Light. It’s for a 7 inch vinyl single for Record Store Day (April 18). The flipside is Black Coffee, a cover of the Humble Pie song. Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heWhyd_I7ik
Like A Storm have released a new video for their single, Wish You Hell, from their album, Awaken The Fire, out now. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u7JkgwDnDYc
Last week’s Rockucation question was: This band was named after an English Agricultural Engineer. Who invented the horse drawn seed drill. Who is the band? I am surprised no one got this one. It’s the one and only Jethro Tull.
Hillbilly Herald is offering a New Double EP T Shirt Combo, until March 24. Order yours here: http://www.hillbillyherald.com/
I’m not sure what you will call this, but they call it the Circle, it’s a one off show, I guess. The band is Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony (I don’t think you will ever see these two separate), Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson. The film comes out May 19, and it’s called, At Your Service. It will also come out as a CD and DVD.
AC/DC released a new song and video called Rock The Blues Away. It’s off of their current release, Rock Or Bust. Watch it here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/acdc/Rock-the-Blues-Away/USSM21500143?syndicationid=bb8a16ab-1279-4f17-969b-1dba5eb60eda&shortlink=OAaO4o&country=US&referralurl=https:%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2F
Speaking of AC/DC, there is a new book coming out about them, titled: ‘AC/DC FAQ’ All There Is Left To Know ABout The World’s True Rock ‘N’ Roll Band. It comes out March 31.
Nightwish is streaming their song, Shudder Before The Beautiful, off their current album, Endless Forms Most Beautiful. You can check it out here on their website: http://nightwish.com/en/
Honestly, I really don’t care about the Muse. Consider this your PSA this week.They have a new song called Psycho. If you are interested, you can seek it out. I won’t be.
Owl has a new album coming out April 19, called The Right Thing. You can also check out their other stuff here: http://owltheband.net/band/
Look for the Rolling Stones to announce North American dates on March 19.
There is still time to register for this month’s Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp. Get the details here: http://rockcamp.com/masters-of-metal-fantasy-camp.php
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For all those of you who love Punk Rock, you need to check out this band from Sweden called the Dead Pollys. Go to their band page and give them a good listen. Check them out here: https://deadpollys.bandcamp.com
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is opening a record store called, Broken Guitars. It will be in Oakland, CA at 423 40th Street. It opens on April 3rd.
Alice In Chains announced a North American Tour. Get dates here: http://www.aliceinchains.com
Toto bassist Mike Porcaro has passed. He lost his battle with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. He was 59. RIP, Mike!
The Last Vegas released a new video for their song Miss You. It’s off their soon to be released album, Sweet Salvation, out on May 20th. Check out the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWYf4BLm9VQ
Supergroup Motor Sister released a new single called A Hole, off their debut album, Ride out now. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prvB0DlzLEc
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith is going to join the new craze, or so it seems, of rockers going country. He will be releasing a new country album later this year.
Anvil have released the title track off of their current album. The song is Hope In Hell. Check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-mVoUYMVoc
Former Shinedown guitarist, Nick Perri has a new side project/band. The name is Mount Holly. Looking forward to getting the album. No release date yet. Check it out here: http://www.mounthollyband.com/
Mark Knopfler’s Tracker album comes out on March 17, but you can listen to all the tracks here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3dSJOrW-lxk&list=PLJ1fPXv2cuEwRv6lCtWm2efm5LfuxkaOv&index=1
Styx will be releasing a live DVD called: Styx Live AT The Orleans Arena Las Vegas. It comes out on May 24. It was recorded July 25, 2014. Here is a clip from it for Renegade: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAJNYmRc2p0
Another release to watch for on Record Store Day (April 18) is the Foo Fighters. They are releasing early demos and an unreleased track. It will be a 10 inch vinyl record. The album is titled Songs From The Laundry Room.
Status Quo will be releasing a live DVD called Aquostic! Live At The Roundhouse. It comes out April 13. Here is the live clip from it for the song, Whatever You Want. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nWY3g4Dkzk
If you remember the Starz, they are signed to a record deal for a comeback album. It will be released in the latter half of this year. It will be the original line up! In case you need a refresher, here is one of their bigger hits: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lIAS9mygJi8
This week’s Rockucation question is: What do the Clash, The Damned, Elvis Costello, The Sex Pistols, Generation X and The Buzzcocks all have in common?