Canada’s Coney Hatch is releasing a new album on September 24th called Four. You may remember them from the 1980’s. They basically were an opening act for most of the metal and hard rock acts of the time. They did release a single and a video for their new album called Blown Away. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zLD-NMdkjQ&feature=player_embedded
From the ”Just Because Department”, Fergie and her actor husband, Josh Duhamel, named their first born Axl after Axl Rose. She is a well know G’n’R fan.
Paul McCartney has released a new song called New and you can hear it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pE_1V0phMW8&feature=player_embedded
The band The National are curating a tribute album to the Grateful Dead with a bunch of other bands out of the norm like Vampire Weekend and Ben Iver. It will be released sometime in 2014.
This is the new one from Clutch, off of their album Earth Rocker. This one is called Crucial Velocity. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3kwC9VtfxM&feature=player_embedded
The Who will be releasing a Super Deluxe version of Tommy on November 11th. It will feature 20 unreleased demos and a full live performance of Tommy.
HIM will be premiering their new video Into The Night on Vevo this coming Tuesday, so be on the lookout for it.
Stryper released a new video this week called Revelation from their album, Second Coming. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxmd4DPC4Eo&feature=player_embedded
Deep Purple will be releasing a box set, featuring Mach II, III and IV line up albums. It will be a 10 CD set. It will be called The Complete Albums 1970 – 1976. It will be released on October 8th.
You can stream the new NIN album on iTunes for free. Here is the link: http://search.itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZContentLink.woa/wa/link?path=NineInchNails
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What is Johnny Lydon’s stage name and what band was he in. The answer comes to us from Jim Agan from Marshfield, MA. Johnny Lydon’s stage name was Johnny Rotten and he was the member of the Sex Pistols.
Hessler released a new video called Waste Away. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tpfa9pnrVXM&feature=player_embedded
Dan McCafferty , vocalist of Nazareth, has announced his retirement. In recent shows he has collapsed on stage. He is being treated for lung disease. I guess this will be the end of Nazareth, or maybe just the end of touring. We wish him the best in his recovery.
Yet another rock cruise, seems to be the latest thing. This one features Yes and Marillion, called Cruise To The Edge. It will be April 7 to 12. This one is for all you Prog Rock fans. You can get details and tickets here: http://cruisetotheedge.com
In case you care, Richie Sambora and his partner Nikki Lund have announced a new clothing line called Nikki Rich Clothing. I guess Sambora doesn’t need Bon Jovi after all. You can check it out here: http://www.nikkirichclothing.com
For the KISS fans in Japan, KISS will be releasing a special 2 disc Monster tour edition for their up and coming shows there on October 16. More details to be revealed at a later date.
In case you are tracking these things, there are three groups up to be considered for the Super Bowl Half Time Show. They are Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel and Bon Jovi. I’m guessing that Bon Jovi wins this one.
Remember to check out and vote on this week’s poll.
I will be taking a brief hiatus from the radio show. But I will be back for your listening pleasure soon.
This week’s Rockucation question is: In 2009, what band became the loudest band in the world?