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I wasn’t sure about this one, but I figured I would put it out there anyway. Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford did a back surgery video, comparing US Healthcare system to Canada’s Universal healthcare system. It guests Tom Morello, Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as well. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-iRyZyia1w
The Sword have announced the release date and title of their new album. It’s called High Country and will be out August 21.
Phil Collen’s (Def Leppard) side project, Delta Deep, debut album will be out on June 23. You can see who is in the band and who guests on the record and more about them here: http://www.deltadeep.net
Monster Energy Drink announced it’s Rock Allegiance line up. It features Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Korn, Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch and many others. Get details here: http://rockallegiance.com/lineup/
In case you missed it, members of Mastodon were in last week’s episode of The Game Of Thrones (May 31st episode). They were Wildlings.
Annihilator will be releasing their 15th album on September 18. It’s called Suicide Society. You can hear some samples of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kBLCphofEn8
Phish has a new 8 CD box set coming out called, Amsterdam. It comes out June 12. If you pre-order it, they have some special bonuses to give you. You can hear the song, Stash, here. http://drygoods.phish.com/Dept.aspx?cp=773_70377
The Grateful Dead will be releasing a monster of a box set. It is called Thirty Days Around The Sun: The Definitive Live Story. It comes out September 18. It will have 80 discs. It will feature one unreleased live show for each year they were together 1963-1995. It will also feature one of their earliest tracks recorded in 1965. David Lemieux tells you all about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lfh1l4B2M6I
Ros Bradley, who has worked on some KISS projects in the past, has one of his own. He wants to write a book that details the first ten years of the band’s history, from 1973-1983. You can check out his Kickstarter campaign and let him tell you all the details. I think it’s awesome, especially being a huge fan like I am, this would be a great thing to own. Check it out here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1382374585/magic-kiss-kronicles-1973-to-1983-book-by-ros-radl
Pete Townshend has released a new song for the album, The Bastard’s Tin. It’s by Des Horsfall’s Kuschty Rye. You can hear the song, Chameleon, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpI9czCXQNY
Last week’s Rockucation question was: This producer has worked on many great albums. Artists like The Who, The Eagles, Humble Pie, Steve Miller Band, Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, The Clash and something more recent, Band Of Horses. Who is he? No one got this one. The answer is Glyn Johns
The Rolling Stones released an alternate version of Brown Sugar, featuring Eric Clapton on guitar. The reissue/remaster of the album Sticky Fingers comes out June 9. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuVax7iMM6Y
Buckcherry have released a new single called Bring It On Back. It’s from their soon to be released album, Rock ‘N’ Roll, out on August 21. You can check it out here: http://www.vevo.com/watch/QM8UL1400033
Motorhead’s next album will be called Bad Magic and it will be out August 28.
311 has a Pledgemusic.com campaign for a 4 CD box set. It’s called 311 Archive. You can get details and prize giveaways here: http://www.pledgemusic.com/projects/311archive
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George Lynch released a new song from his forthcoming album, Shadow Train. It comes out on July 17. The track is called Fallen. Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yLuS950TDU
Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath) will be guest judging a new show that debuts in the U.K. on July 9. The show is called Guitar Star. Watch Tony’s interview in what he feels a geat guitarist should be, here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZZyHUcpJ8Y
Did you see that the Melvin’s Buzz Osbourne called the new Cobain documentary “90% bullshit”? Like everything else about the supposed legend.
Tom Petty released a teaser for his new song called Somewhere Under Heaven. It’s for his new album, Wildflowers, All The Rest. It’s basically all the music that was released from his previous album, Wildflowers. There is no release date yet. Listen to Tom tell you about it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKr11WGvWUo
Allan Fryer, frontman for Heaven, has passed from a battle with cancer. He was 60. RIP, Allan!
Trixter’s new album, Human Era, will be out June 5. They released a new song called Every Second Counts. Listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nZHEjqMtV_0
The Replacements apparently broke up again. Paul Westerberg seems to be having a meltdown again about the band.
Kataklysm released a new track this week called Thy Serpent’s Tongue. It’s off their soon to be released album, Of Ghosts And Gods, out on July 31. Listen to the song here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NG89FytBt6M
Y&T released more tour dates. Get them here: http://www.yandtrocks.com/tour/
You can check out my latest guest blog here: http://www.neckbeardz.com/music/rock/top-ten-debut-albums-time-rock-metal/
Crawling Spider is a project you should get behind. You’ve seen me post about them in the past couple of weeks. It’s about Mike Montgomery and a tribute album to him titled Back Street Crawler, that will feature many known musicians. You can follow them here and show your support as well:
Queen has a new app out, learn how you can get it here: https://queen.launchrock.com
Led Zeppelin’s final reissue/remaster series comes out in July for Presence, In Through The Out Door and Coda.
Supergroup Teenage Time Killers released a new track this week from their debut album, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, out on July 31. This one is called Ode To Sean Hannity and you can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltyzw0KbJZk
Blackberry Smoke have teamed up with ZZ Top for a tour. Get dates here: http://www.zztop.com/tour/
Iggy Pop is releasing a 3 CD box set of his solo work. It will be called Psychophonic Medicine. It come out June 23. It includes all the usual, rare, unreleased, etc, stuff you expect with these things now.
Chris Cornell announced dates to follow his solo release, Higher Truth, out on September 18. Get dates here: https://chriscornell.com/tour/
The Beatles’ sons are forming a new band called The Shoots. It features James McCartney, Sean Lennon, Zak Starkey and Dhani Harrison. They plan to have new music and a tour in 2016.
Helloween released another track from their newly released album, My God Given Right. The song is Stay Crazy. You can check it out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grP6aYz-K7s
Slash has released a teaser trailer for his up and coming release of his new 3LP/2CD/DVD, Live At The Roxy 25.9.14. It comes out June 16. Watch the trailer here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHlz9tLd4G0
This week’s Rockucation question: This person founded Band-Aid (the song, Do they Know It’s Christmas?), Live Aid, and Live 8. He also fronted a band in the 1970’s that had a hit with, I Don’t Like Monday’s. Who is he and what band did he front?