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Corners Of Sanctuary-That Feeling We Know!
Tis the season! My friends, Corners Of Sanctuary, put out this holiday song and I’m glad they did. It’s a nice way to start the holiday season. Share it with everyone you can, let’s get them some likes. Get into the spirit of things! You should check out their catalog and learn more about them here.
Last week’s Rockucation question: In the 1999 Woodstock concert, this band’s performance during one song is said to have been the instigating factor of violence/vandalism etc. that happened during the concert. The band denies it. Who is the band?
Who is the band? Answer: Limp Bizkit.
Winner/s: Evan Portno, Coventry, RI (who also got the song correct with Break Something); Kamran Khan, Seekonk, MA.
This week’s Rockucation question is: Who is Vic Rattlehead?
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.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones have released a video from their just released blues tribute album, Blue And Lonesome. Check out the song, Ride ’Em On Down here.
Eric Clapton announced a few tour dates, you can get them here.
The Eagles The Eagles are not reforming with Glenn Frey’s son, Deacon. That was the latest rumor. Don Henley squelched that. Don Felder would like to do something with them but the wounds aren’t healed with the rest of the band.
Nonpoint Nonpoint have released another song from their current album, The Poison Red. The new track is called Divided…Conquer Them. Watch it here.
Deep Purple Deep Purple have announced The Long Goodbye Tour. They just released the European dates. Unfortunately their website is under construction at the moment, but you can get the here.
PSA 1 Your first PSA this week comes from the You Can’t Make This Stuff Up category. If you are caught or stopped for drunk driving in Canada, they will force you to listen to Nickelback. Not only is that funny, the band is from Canada, so it’s even funnier.
Halestorm Halestorm are releasing their third EP covers album called ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP. It comes out on January 6. They released their version of Whitesnake’s Still Of The Night. You can check it out here.
Xandria Xandria have released a new song this week from their new album out on January 27, 2017. The album is called Theater Of Dimensions. This one features Bjorn Strid of Soilwork. The lyric video is We Are Murders (We All). Check it out here.
Def Leppard Def Leppard released another video from their recently self titled album, Def Leppard. The track is called We Belong. The video will be part of the bonus package for the February 10, 2017 release, And There Will Be A Next Time – Live From Detroit. Check out the video here.
Andy McCoy & Ville Valo Andy McCoy (Hanoi Rocks) released a new Christmas song called Xmas Song. How original, I know. Anyway, it also features Ville Valo from HIM. McCoy is just releasing it as a single for now. You can check it out here.
Nightwish Nightwish released a second trailer for their new live CD/DVD, Vehicle Of Spirit, out on January 6. Watch it here.
Kiss Kiss announce a European tour. Get dates here.
Jack Russell’s Great White Jack Russell’s Great White have a new album coming out on January 27, 2017. It’s titled, He Saw It Comin’. Check out the first single, Blame It On The Night here.
L.A. Guns In L.A. Guns news, something interesting happened for both versions. A kind of a twist of fate as it were. Phil Lewis resigned from his version of the band, no word if that band will continue at this time. Lewis is still committed to making his album with Tracii Guns. Now he would be free to tour with Tracii if he wanted to. He did say he has other pursuits he is interested in doing and to wish him good luck. Fans should rejoice, I think. You can go to the band’s Facebook page and read his letter and the other responses from the current line up here.
Overkill Overkill released a trailer for their forthcoming album, The Grinding Wheel, out on February 19, 2017. You can watch it here.
Blaze Bayley Blaze Bayley (Iron Maiden, Wolfsbane) put out a Christmas song, called Crazy Christmas. You can purchase it now on Amazon and iTunes. It’s a stand alone song. He will be announcing a new album soon. Check it out here.
Ratt In Ratt news, Stephen Pearcy, Juan Croucier and Warren DeMartini have won the right in court to utilize the Ratt name. They will be touring in 2017. This will be the end of Ratt’s Juan Croucier version of Ratt. Bobby Blotzer, who won’t be part of that reunion, still will keep his revolving door of musicians on the road. No word if he can keep the Ratt name as part of his band. But the good news is you will get to see some version of Ratt next year.As a side note, Stephen Pearcy released a new single called Jamie from his solo album, Smash, out on January 27, 2017. Check it out here.
PSA 2 Your second PSA is that Forbes released their highest paid musicians/bands list. You can see if your favorites are listed or not here.
Nitro Nitro have reunited, the band that features Michael Angelo Batio on guitar, Jim Gillette on vocals, and Chris Adler from Lamb Of God on drums. They are going into the studio next month.
The M3 Rock Festival The M3 Rock Festival has announced its lineups for this coming year. It takes place in Columbus, Maryland. The dates are April 28-30. The April 30th show is called the Southern Rock Classic. You can see the lineups and get more details here.
PSA 3 Your 3rd PSA this week is if you want to look into it, Sebastian Bach (Skid Row) and Michael Sweet (Stryper) are fighting, more drama than it’s worth. But you can find the details if you like.
Grave Digger Grave Digger released a new song this week, Healed By Metal. It’s from their forthcoming album, out on January 13, 2017. Check it out here.
Kings Of Chaos The touring supergroup of sorts, Kings Of Chaos, have announced East Coast dates. The band usually has a cast revolving guest musicians. Matt Sorum (Guns And Roses, Velvet Revolver) is the man behind it all. This tour’s lineup is: Matt Sorum, or Chester Bennington (Linkin Park); Robin Zander (Cheap Trick); on guitar Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top) and Steve Stevens (Billy Idol); and on bass, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots). These all stars play their own songs and others. Get dates here.
Breaking Benjamin Breaking Benjamin have announced new tour dates, you can get them here.
Pro Pain Pro Pain released the title track of their latest album, Voice Of Rebellion. Check it out here.
Rock On The Range Rock On The Range announced its lineups. It takes place in Columbus, Ohio. The dates are May 19-21, 2017. You can get the details here.
Theory Of A Deadman Theory Of A Deadman released a cover of Hallelujah for the holidays. You can buy it on the usual download sites, but you can check it out here.
The Download Festival The Download Festival held in Donnington, UK every year, has announced its lineups. It takes place June 9-11, 2017. You can get the lineups and details here.
The Dead & Co. The Dead & Co. have announced more tour dates. You can get the details here.
SRR Non Music News Quick Hits
Motorhead have a new photo book coming out December 20th by Pep Bonet. The hard cover book is called Roadkill: Victory Or Die. You can get details here.
Sotheby’s, on December 10, will be holding a rock auction. It is under the name, A Rock And Roll Anthology: From Folk To Fury. You can get details here.
Dream Theater have teamed up with author Peter Orullian for a novel. Orullian will be turning the band’s latest album, The Astonishing, into a novel with cool exclusives. The book should be out in 2017. You can get the details from Orullian’s website here.
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