Big news is that Slayer’s Jeff Hanneman died this past week. He was 49 and died of liver failure in a hospital. He is going to be missed and there is a huge outpouring throughout the metal community.
In case you missed it: HIM has cancelled their summer tour do to medical reasons.
You can check out the new Bon Jovi video, What About Now, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-88lY2GlxE&feature=player_embedded
Jethro Tull are set to release a four DVD disc set spanning their career on June 25. It will feature the band 35 years of concerts. It spans from 1970 to 2005.
The Rock Allegiance Festival line up has been announced: Volbeat, HIM, All That Remains and Airbourne. No dates as of yet but something you might keep an eye out for. So as soon as I hear anything I will post it. You can get Instantly by following me on Twitter or Facebook here:https://twitter.com/Sethsrock, https://www.facebook.com/sethsrockreport
Zakk Wylde is open to honor Dimebag Darrell in a potential Pantera reunion. Be interesting if this happens. I will keep you posted.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What do Metallica’s Death Magnetic, Kid Rock’s Born Free, Linkin Park’s A Thousand Suns’, ZZ Top’s La Futura and Black Sabbath’s 13 all have in common? The answer was that these records were all produced by Rick Rubin.The answer was brought to us by Rich Aubin from Jackson, NJ.
Tom Hamilton is leaving the current Aerosmith tour due to health reasons. They have only a few dates left. He is still in the band. No announcement for who his replacement is as of yet.
Livenation is announcing a concert called Boston Strong: An Evening Of Support And Celebration. The ticket proceeds go to The One Fund. Featured artists are: New Kids On The Block, Aerosmith, Boston, Godsmack, J. Geils, Jimmy Buffett, James Taylor and Extreme. I’m sure there will be more added, as well as some comedians. Tickets on sale May 6th. The show is on May 30th at TD Bank North. This is for the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.
If you are looking for a new band to check out, listen to these guys, the Fuzz Drivers: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SKR3s-qmXe4&feature=player_embedded
In case you care, Lou Gramm is interested in doing a Foreigner reunion with Mick Jones. I told you this would happen when they were put into the Song Writers Hall Of Fame. But highly unlikely at this time.
Black Sabbath is offering a special bonus track if you buy their new record at Best Buy. The track is called; Naivete In Black. The record “13” comes out June 11. Here is the latest video from The Sword called Cloak Of Feathers, from their album Apocryphon here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=UyJR5sGEdaM
Steven Adler canceled his tour because he is back in rehab. Some say he will be back on tour in the fall. Let’s just see how rehab goes.
ZZ Top is releasing a box set on June 10th. It will be called ZZ Top: The Complete Studio Albums (1970-1990). It will feature there first 10 albums, including the releases in London. You can hear the new Anvil song Hope In Hell here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-tNxevH37s&feature=player_embedded
This week’s Rockucation question is: This band is from Canada, and is a trio and they had huge success in the late 70’s and 80’s. Their first album was called Rock And Roll Machine. Who is this band?