Music News For The Week Of May 11, 2014
If you missed the latest on As I Lay Dying frontman, Tim Lambesis, he was sentenced to six years in prison for hiring a hitman to take out his wife. I think there is a song in the making somewhere in there.
Check out the latest video from The Winery Dog called I’m No Angel from their debut album here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mv6I-R1XsxU
I’m excited to hear that one of my favorite bands, Thunder, is going to release a new album. They have kind of retired and did some special holiday dates and mini tours over in England but decided to make a record and I so hope they tour here. If you never heard of them you should, check out their site here: http://www.thunderonline.com/site/
David Grohl (Foo Fighters), has just been awarded his own show on HBO. The show is loosely based on his Sound City documentary. The show is to air this fall, will feature Grohl going to famous studios and interviewing rock stars. Can’t wait to see it after what he did with Sound City! Some stars already lined up are Paul Stanley of KISS, Ann Wilson of Heart and Joe Walsh of the Eagles. Also, there will be a new album by the Foo Fighters that will tie in to the start of the HBO series.
Jack White is streaming a new track called Just One More Drink off of his Lazaretto album, out on May 29th. Listen to it here: http://jackwhiteiii.com/news/
April Wine’s Myles Goodwyn is retiring, he no longer wants to tour. The band however, wants to go on. Anyone wishing to audition can do so by posting a video on YouTube and other like sites performing April Wine’s songs Roller and Just Between You And Me. You will have to play guitar and sing at the same time. Songs must be played live and in the original keys . You can send them to firstname.lastname@example.org
No, I don’t care about the Flaming Lips or that they have a new tribute album coming out.
In the, In Case You Care department, the country tribute album called Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue, comes out on July 9th. I never thought Lee Ann Rimes to be an outlaw. She does Kickstart My Heart.
Rob Zombie released a trailer for his up and coming Blu Ray DVD, The Zombie Horror Picture Show, out on May 20th. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VufaAEVvwJQ
If you’re a KISS fan like me, you will be glad to know they will be closing out the American Idol season finale next week.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What do Metallica’s Black, Bon Jovi’s, New Jersey, Motley Crue’s, Dr. Feelgood and The Cult’s Sonic Temple all have in common? Sam Patrie, from Smithfield, RI got this one right. The answer is that all those albums were produced by Bob Rock.
In a recent interview, Slash stated that they will be auditioning a new singer for Velvet Revolver soon. I’m not sure how he is going to squeeze that in with his current album release and tour, but hey, that’s what he said.
Motley Crue is releasing a greatest hits package for their farewell tour, which will include the new song, All Bad Things Must Come To an End. No date has been released yet.
The Pretty Reckless have announced dates for their Going To Hell Tour. You can get them here: http://goingtohell.me/tour/
If these things interest you, consider this your PSA. Will Ferrel will have a drum off with Chad Smith. If you don’t know, the two look alike and Smith has been joking that Ferrel should stop impersonating him. This will air on the Jimmy Fallon Show on May 22.
Last week Uriah Heep streamed their latest single, One Minute, off of their soon to be released album Outsider. It comes out June 10. But this week they released their official video for the track. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EylsjEqvNKQ
Dream Theater will be releasing a box set on July 8 called: The Studio Albums: 1992 -2011.
Crobot is streaming their new song off of their self titled EP. The track is called Legend Of The Space Borne Killer. You can listen to it here: https://soundcloud.com/crobotband/legend-of-the-spaceborne/s-o0mfJ?in=crobotband/sets/crobot-ep
Finally, Jim Root is no longer in Stone Sour but will remain in SlipKnot. Root isn’t happy about it but either way he is out the band.
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This week’s Rockucation question is: Rick Ocasek was the singer for the Cars. But in 2005, the band had a new singer with the spin off the New Cars. Who was that singer?