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Rock And Metal News For The Week Of December 4, 2016!

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

  1. Queensryche

  2. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

  3. Stone Sour

  4. Monster Energy Concerts

  5. Journey

  6. PSA

  7. Powerless Rise

  8. Deep Purple

  9. Testament

  10. Metallica

  11. Red Hot Chili Peppers

  12. Joe Satriani

  13. Greg Lake

  14. Phil Rudd

  15. Dee Snider

  16. Metal Church

  17. Anthrax

  18. 68-75

  19. Art Of Dying

  20. Blue Helix

  21. Guns N’ Roses

  22. Kreator

  23. Cinderella

  24. Sepultura

  25. Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers

  26. Accept

  27. Lacuna Coil

  28. Bon Jovi

  29. Queen


Fifth Freedom-Midnight Rain!

I keep telling you about this band. Believe me when I tell you that these guys are going to make it big sooner than later. My only regret is that I haven’t seen them live yet but I hope to soon. If you can catch them you should. You can learn more about them and get dates here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: Who is Vic Rattlefield?

Who is Vic Rattlefield? Answer: Megadeth’s Mascot.

Winner/s: Darryl Sampson, Kingston, MA

This week’s Rockucation question is:  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?

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


Queensryche released a new video for the song Hellfire from their latest album, Condition Human. You can check out the video here.

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow announced U.K. tour dates. Get them here.

Stone Sour

Stone Sour have released a video for Zzyzx Rd. It’s from the forthcoming, Come What (ever) May: Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition, out on December 16. You can check it out here.

Monster Energy Concerts

Monster Energy Carolina Rebellion is in Concord, North Carolina. The rock festival will be held May 5-7. You can see the lineups here. Monster Energy is also running the Fort Rock Festival in Fort Myers, Florida. It takes place April 29 & 30th. Get the lineup details here.


Journey have announced another Las Vegas Residency at the Joint in The Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Those dates are going to be for nine shows between May 3 through May 20. They also announced a new tour. Get those dates here.


Your PSA this week is to remind you to check out your favorite artists and bands website for deals for this holiday season!

Powerless Rise

Powerless Rise put out a new song this week from their debut album, Set Sail, out now. Check out Queen Of Hearts here.

Deep Purple

Deep Purple released a teaser of their new album, InFinite, out January 20, 2017. You can take a listen here.


Testament have announced tour dates and will be touring with Sepultura and Prong. Get the dates here.


Metallica are offering a contest to get tickets and see them play The Fonda Theater in Los Angeles on December 15. You can enter here.

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Red Hot Chili Peppers released an animated idea this week from their latest record, The Getaway. Check out the song Sick Love here.

Joe Satriani

Joe Satriani is giving away new EP for a free download. The EP is called Supernova Remix. It’s a thank you to his fans for making Shockwave Supernova a huge success. You can get your copy here.

Greg Lake

Greg Lake of Emerson, Lake And Palmer, also a member of King Crimson, passed away at the age of 69. He lost his battle with cancer. He has given us a lot of great music, plus a huge influence on what we call progressive rock today. R.I.P., Greg!

Phil Rudd

Phil Rudd, former drummer for AC/DC released a video, which is the title track from his solo album, Head Job. You can check it out here.

Dee Snider

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) released a new single from his solo album, We Are The Ones. The video of the song, So What, is dedicated to those who stood at Standing Rock. You can watch it here.

Metal Church

Metal Church released another video from their latest album, XI. Check out the song, Needle And Suture, here.


Anthrax announced a U.K. and Europe tour. You can get dates here. They also released a trailer for the tour, you can watch that here.


68-75 have released a new single from their current album, Consequences. The song is called Get It Right. You can listen to it here.

Art Of Dying

Art Of Dying released a new video from their latest EP, Nevermore, out now. You can check out the new song here.

Blue Helix

Blue Helix are a band I was referred to by a friend. I liked them and I thought I would share their latest video, Aliens. It’s from their current album, Tale Of Two Halves. You can check it out the song here. You can learn more about them here.

Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses announced more tour dates for 2017, you can get them here.


Kreator have released a trailer for their soon to be released album, Gods Of Violence, out on January 27, 2017. You can watch that here.


There is an unreleased demo from Cinderella from their demo called Basement Tapes. You can listen to the song Playing With Fire here.


Sepultura put out a new video this week called I Am The Enemy. It’s from their new album coming out January 13, 2017, Machine Messiah. Check out the song here.

Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers announced a 40th Anniversary Tour. Get dates here.


Accept released another performance clip this week for the song, Pandemic. It’s from their soon to be released album, Restless And Live, out January 13, 2017. Watch it here.

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil released a new song for the holidays called Naughty Christmas. You can purchase it in the usual outlets, but you can check it out here.

Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi released a new video for their song, The Devil’s In The Temple, from their current album, This House Is Not For Sale. Watch it here.


I came across this and thought it was done well and was worth sharing. This is Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody made into a crime thriller. Check it out here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Clutch have teamed up with New Belgium Beer for their own self titled ale. You can get details here.

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