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Music News For The Week Of March 9, 2014!

This past Thursday the U.S. Post Office released the Jimi Hendrix stamp. You can view it here:

The Rolling Stones announced they will be headlining the Pinkpop Festival in Holland on June 7th and the TW Classic Festival in Belgium on June 28. They posted a trailer for it. You can watch it here:

You can watch Sammy Hagar’s version of Depeche Mode’s Personal Jesus with Neal Schon, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony. The guitar work is pretty great I have to say:

Motorhead are launching their own cruise. It will be from September 22-26 on the Carnival Cruise Line ship Ecstasy. It will also feature Anthrax, Danko Jones, Megadeth, Jim Breuer and others. You can get details here (it links you to a Facebook page):

Pop Evil have announced tour dates with Escape The Fate. You can get the dates here:

Slash released Real To Reel Part 3. You can watch it here:

Motley Crue will be releasing a new song for the farewell tour. No date or name of the track yet, but at least they are trying to end on a high note.

The Jerry Garcia Symphony Orchestra, featuring Warren Hayes has added 4 dates, you can check them out here:

WAMI, yet another supergroup, kind of getting tired of that term. It seems every week there is at least one new one. This one features Vinny Appice (too many bands to list), Marcos Mendoza (Thin Lizzy), Iggy Gwadera and Doogie White. In case you wondered, but I doubt you did. Appice just left his latest supergroup project Kill Devil Hill. Their album comes out on May 13 called, Kill The King. Here is Wami’s Debut, Wild Woman (You Oughta Know):

You remember Chrissie Hynde right, you know from the Pretenders? Yeah that singer. Well she is planning a solo album and has a new web site for you to check out and hear a sample of a new song. Of course you can do that all here:

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden have announced a summer tour. Get dates here:

Last week’s Rockuction question was: This short lived supergroup featured on a reality TV series, had the following members in it. Sebastian Bach, Jason Bonham, Scott Ian, Ted Nugent and Evan Seinfeld. What was their name? The answer was Damnocracy, provided to us by Rich Aubin from Jackson, NJ.

Buckcherry has released a video for Dreamin’ Of You, off their Confessions album. You can watch it here:

Led Zeppelin will be releasing their first three albums as a super duper deluxe box set. Each CD will have a companion CD of unreleased material. It will have a 72 page book and replicas of each CD. It will be out June 2.

Neil Young has launched PONO, a new way to listen to music. You can help at and you can check out some of your favorite rock stars live commentary about it right here or join in contributing to it:

A band I told you about before (yes, sigh, another super group), Altitudes And Attitudes. It features David Ellefson of Megadeth and Frank Bello of Anthrax. Well they have released a video for a song called Tell The World. Here it is for you to check it out:

Deep Purple is releasing another anniversary of an album. This time it is “Live In California 74.” It turns 40 this year and it comes out April 1st.

Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, has released a video explaining their soon to be released album Homo Erraticus. It comes out on April 15. Watch it here:

Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat, Bullet Boys and Gilby Clarke have announced they will be launching the Bang Your Head Tour. Unfortunately they haven’t released any dates yet.

Steel Panther has announced their All You Can Eat Tour. Here is the video for the announcement: Dates are here:

In case you may have forgotten or just didn’t know, Dave Navarro has a talk show called Dark Matter and you can check it out here:

John Mellencamp has announced tour dates, check them out here:

Zach Myers of Shinedown has announced some acoustic dates. Get them here:

Rival Sons officially announced that Dave Beste will replace Robin Everhart on Bass. Everhart left last year and Beste filled in on tour. Also he has completed recording with the band on their soon to be released 4th album.

I’m not sure what’s happening in the rock world, when Pat Benatar is excited about opening up for Cher this tour. I will leave it at that. I have nothing more to say……

On March 17th, KISS and Def Leppard will announce the 2014 Heroes Tour. They will be joining U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Foundation for Hiring Our Heroes. Details will be revealed at the press conference.

Lacuna Coil released a lyric video for Die And Rise off their soon to be released album Broken Crown Halo, due out April 1st. You can watch it here:

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This week’s Rockucation question is: This singer was part of a band during the Grunge movement. But he and his band didn’t come from Seattle. He also fronted a second band, that was a supergroup. In both bands he was booted out for his drug and alcohol use. He is currently touring as a solo act. Who is the singer and what two bands was he in?

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