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Pop Evil, P.O.D., Stryper, Rammstein, KISS, The Sword, Bon Jovi, Gundriver And Corners Of Sanctuary!

P.O.D. released a new audio for their song called, Speed Demon. The album is titled The Awakening, out on August 21. Check it out here

Stryper released the full audio of Fallen from their up and coming album by the same name, out on October 16. You can check it out here

Disturbed released a lyric video for their new single, What Are You Waiting For. It’s from their new album, Immortalized, out on August 21. Watch it here

Lots of things happening in the KISS world this week. Paul Stanley announced that he is doing a one-off show (with Eric Singer) to honor his roots. It is called Paul Stanley’s Soul Station. Keep in mind there will be no KISS songs played and all he is doing is singing, no guitar playing by him either. You can get tickets for the show on September 11 at The Roxy, here KISS also released a trailer for their new KISS Alive 2 Stage Action Figure box set. You can watch it here

Evanescene switched guitarist this week. They parted ways with Terry Balsamo and picked up Jen Majura (Equibliriam).

You may or may not have heard of a band called BL’AST. For the record I wasn’t a fan. But they are releasing a two song EP called For Those Who’ve Graced The Fire!, out on October 30. There are some new members of the band for this release. Nick Oliveri (Kyuss, QOTSA), Joey Castillo (QOTSA, Danzig), Chuck Dukowski (Black Flag) and David Grohl (Foo Fighters, Nirvana, any other supergroup you can think of). You can check out the title track here

Shinedown will be releasing their new album, Threat To Survival, on September 18.

The Sword released a lyric video for their new song, The Dreamthieves. It’s from their new album titled High Country, out on August 21. Check it out here

Your PSA this week is about the band Ratt. First you have singer Stephen Pearcy say he will play Ratt songs on his tour, but never with the band. Drummer Bobby Blotzer said fine, the songs are great and so I will tour as the Bobby Blotzer Ratt Experience. Then when you think it’s all said and done, bassist Juan Croucier decided he wanted to to tour but not with the others and now has his version of Ratt, called Ratt’s Juan Croucier. Now they all talk crap about each other, but I guess if you are diehard fan, you may get to see them all separately and just maybe come up with your own Ratt experience. ABut they don’t want a reunion.

Supergroup Act Of Defiance have released a new song called, Legion Of Lies. It’s from their debut album out on August 21. You can listen to it here

Last week’s Rockucation question What musicians are known as the Glimmer Twins? This week answer comes to us from Phyllis Bourque of Pawtucket, RI. The answer is Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Sammy Hagar is working with Epic Rights to come out with a new lifestyle brand strategy called Sammy’s Island. You can learn more about it here

The Devil Wears Prada have released a new song this week called Alien. It’s from their soon to be released EP, Space, out on August 21. You can listen to it here

Venom have made it possible to buy their Black Mask. You can do so here

In bittersweet news, the remaining members of The Faces will be reuniting with Rod Stewart and doing a one off show. I wish they would do a tour, but I guess this is the best we are going to get. If you do want to see them, you will have to go to England on September 5th to catch it They are doing a benefit show for Prostate Cancer. You can get tickets here

As stated in earlier posts that the Grateful Dead will not end their touring. They have recruited John Mayer to play in the band and will be now called the Dead & Company. They have their first gig on October 31 at Madison Square Garden.

Rammstein have released a trailer for their new album, In Amerika. No other details have been released. But you can check it out here

Last year, Tom Morello mentioned that he was up for it and this year Chris Cornell said it would be amazing. My friends, it looks like we just may get ourselves an Audioslave reunion. I would love to see that happen.

You can check out my latest guest blog here

Bon Jovi released a new lyric video called Blind Love. It’s from their fan based album, Burning Bridges.  I still think the title is a shot at Richie Sambora, but hey what do I know? Anyway, the album comes out August 21. You can watch it here

Diemonds have released an audio trailer of snippets of their new album, Never Wanna Die, out on August 21. Check it out here

I came across this band called Mongrel Dogs from London, England. Here is a song called Come On that you can check out here

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Gundriver released the title track of their current album, What’s Inside. You can check it out here

Just an fyi, there is a new show on the FX channel called Sex Drugs And Rock And Roll, that features Dennis Leary as the singer of a washed up band. You may like it, you may not. But I thought I would let you know, so you could judge it for yourself and that it was out there.

Corners Of Sanctuary are letting you listen to their new album, Prelude To War, for free. Give it a listen and check them out here

This week’s Rockucation question: Who played the preacher, the pinball wizard and the priest in The Who’s movie, Tommy?

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