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Rock And Metal News For The Week Of December 11, 2016!

Check out the featured topics for this week’s music report from the dropdown. See a topic you like? Read on!

  1. Deep Purple

  2. Jack Russell’s Great White

  3. Queensryche

  4. Anthrax

  5. Coheed And Cambria

  6. The Steve Miller Band

  7. Rival Sons

  8. PSA

  9. Darkest Hour

  10. Firewind

  11. The Northern Invasion

  12. Kreator

  13. Stevie Nicks

  14. Nightwish

  15. Big Wreck

  16. Steel Panther

  17. Edenbridge

  18. John Garcia

  19. Fallen State

  20. Grave Digger

  21. Fates Warning

  22. Bob Coburn

  23. Bloodclot

  24. Stephen Pearcy

  25. Alice Cooper

  26. Bon Jovi


Clay Howard-Too Many People!

The more I listen to Howard the more I like him, maybe it’s the 70’s sounding guitar solos. Could be his lyrics are catchy, I haven’t quite figured it out yet, but I know I always want to hear more of this guy. I guess you can say I am infatuated with his songs. Like I said, to me they echo the seventies and maybe that’s what I’m craving and he just gave me what I needed. This song is from his just released album, I’ll Give You Something To Cry About. Check him out for yourself and of course learn more about him here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: These musicians all were a part of this band at one time or another, Mick Taylor, Jack Bruce, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, Andy Fraser, Walter Trout and Mick Fleetwood, to name a few, what band was it?

What band as it? Answer: John Mayall Blues Breakers

Winner/s: Ron Larriviere, North Providence, RI.

This week’s Rockucation question is:  This band based its name from the bible, in Genesis where Cain kills his brother Abel. The band isn’t religious, but the lead singer learned this when he was attending a Catholic School. What is the name of the band?

Answer Question Here Think you know this music question? Take a guess by clicking the link above! If you answer it correctly, your name will be featured in next week’s Rockucation section.

Music News

Deep Purple

Deep Purple released their new single for their soon to be released album, inFinite, due out April 7, 2017. You can check out the video here.

Jack Russell’s Great White

Jack Russell’s Great White have released another song off their soon to be released new album, He Saw It Comin’, due out on January 27, 2017. You can hear the new song, She Moves Me, here.


Queensryche released another track from their latest album, Condition Human. The new video is for the song, Bulletproof. You can watch it here.


Anthrax have teamed up with Killswitch Engage to announce The Killthrax North American tour. You can get dates here.

Coheed And Cambria

Coheed And Cambria released a new video for their song called Colors, off their current album, The Color Before The Sun. You can check out the video here.

The Steve Miller Band

The Steve Miller Band have announced more tour dates, you can get them here.

Rival Sons

Rival Sons are streaming their new live album (not sure when the release is), Live At Download Paris. They teamed up with Deezer (you can check them out here.) to release it exclusively with them. You can stream the performance here.


Your PSA is KISS performed on the voice for the finale. That is all.

Darkest Hour

Darkest Hour released a new song this week from their forthcoming album coming out on March 10th, 2017, called Godless Prophets & The Migrant Flora. The track is called Knife In The Safe Room. Check it out here.


Firewind released a pretty cool video for their song, Ode To Leonidas. It’s from their soon to be released album, Immortals, out on January 20th, 2017. Check out the song here.

The Northern Invasion

The Northern Invasion lineups have been announced. The festival takes place in Somerset, Wisconsin, between May 13th and 14th, 2017. Get the lineups and ticket info here.


Kreator released another video from their new album out on January 27, 2017, called Gods Of Violence. The new track is called Satan Is Real. Check it out here.

Stevie Nicks

Stevie Nicks added 20 more shows with The Pretenders. You can get them here.


Nightwish released a performance clip for their song, My Walden. It’s from their CD/DVD package out on January 6, 2017, called Vehicle Of Spirit. You can watch it here.

Big Wreck

Big Wreck guested on the Dunlop Manufacturing for their musical segment, the Dunlop Sessions. They are promoting their soon to be released album, Grace Street, out on February 3rd, 2017. You can check out the session here. While you’re at it, you can check out their latest song for that album, Digging In here.

Steel Panther

Steel Panther released a new lyric video for their up and coming album, Lower The Bar, out on February 24, 2017. Check out the song, Anything Goes, here.


Edenbridge released a new song from their new album, The Great Momentum, out on February 17, 2017. Check out their second single, Shiantara, here.

John Garcia

John Garcia (Kyuss) has put out his first single for his solo album, The Coyote Who Spoke In Tongues, out on January 27, 2017. Check out the song, Kylie, here.

Fallen State

Fallen State have a new EP coming out on February 24, 2017, titled The View From Ruin. Here is their new lyric video for The Quickening. Watch it here.

Grave Digger

Grave Digger’s new album, Healed By Metal, will be released January 13, 2017. You can check out their new video for the song, Call For War. Watch It here.

Fates Warning

Fates Warning released a new song from their current album, Theories Of Flight. The song is SOS and can be played here.

Bob Coburn

Bob Coburn, the radio host for the great Rockline show, passed away at the age of 68 from lung cancer. I had listened many a night. What a great interviewer. He will be missed. RIP, Bob!


Bloodclot have reformed. They feature members of Queens Of The Stone Age, Cro-Mags, and Danzig. They have released the title track as a lyric video of their future new album. No release date yet. Check out the song, Up In Arms, here.

Stephen Pearcy

Stephen Pearcy (Ratt) released another song from his forthcoming solo album, Smash, out on January 27, 2017. Check out Want Too Much here.

Alice Cooper Alice Cooper announced UK dates with The Mission and The Tubes. You can get dates here.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi teamed up with Tidal and if you sign up with Tidal, you can stream their new album, This House Is Not For Sale. You can do that here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Bruce Springsteen’s first car, a ‘57 Chevy, is up for sale on ebay. You can check it out and bid on it here.

Megadeth is offering a Megadeth Bootcamp Once In A Lifetime Experience, March 10-13, 2017, in Fallbrook, CA. You can learn about it and get info here.

Jimmy Page is offering signed fine art prints, if interested you can purchase them here.

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