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Rock And Metal News For The Week Of October 23, 2016!

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

  1. Boston Rock Radio

  2. Metallica

  3. Korn

  4. Timothy B. Schmit

  5. Helmet

  6. Paul McCartney

  7. Seventh Wonder

  8. Trivium

  9. Pink Floyd

  10. Liverian

  11. The Pretty Maids

  12. David Lee Roth

  13. Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow

  14. Whitechapel

  15. The Graham Bonnet Band

  16. Bernie Torme

  17. Enuff Z’Nuff

  18. Sting

  19. Killer Bee

  20. Rush

  21. The Neal Morse Band

  22. ZZ Top

  23. Sick Of It All

  24. PSA

  25. Disturbed

  26. Mark Knopfler

  27. Brian May


Teer- Beggin’!

A friend of mine turned me onto this band. I thought it was time to give them some love. I like this track a lot. They are from the Tampa area of Florida. Give a listen. You can learn more about them on their Facebook page here.



Last week’s Rockucation question: This band was named after what World War 2 fighter pilots called UFO’s. The founder is huge into UFO related stories. He even named his record company after a famous location in the states. What band is it?

What band is it? Answer: The Foo Fighters.

Winner/s: Nina McCarthy, Westerly, RI and Darryl Sampson, Kingston, MA

This week’s Rockucation question is: Who is Paul David Hewson?

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

Boston Rock Radio

I will be prtnering with Boston Rock Radio to help cover bands and artist on the rise. Check out the radio station here.


Metallica are streaming a teaser of their song Atlas, Rise. It’s from their soon to be released album, Hardwired…To Self Destruct, out on November 18. There is a countdown for the song as they plan to release it in full on Halloween. Check it out here.


Korn released another video off their current album, The Serenity Of Suffering, out now. You can check out Take Me here.

Timothy B. Schmit

Timothy B. Schmit (Eagles) has announced a west coast tour for his solo album, Leap of Faith. Get dates here.

Helmet Helmet are previewing their new song, Life Or Death, from their just released album, Dead To the World. You can listen here.

Paul McCartney Paul McCartney wrote a new song for the animated film Ethel & Ernest. The song is called In A Blink Of An Eye. The film came out on October 28. No release of the song as of yet, but I’m told it plays over the credits.

Seventh Wonder Seventh Wonder released a performance video for their song, The Promise, off their current live album, Welcome To Atlanta. Check it out here.

Trivium Trivium have a reissue of their debut album, Ember To Inferno. It will feature all the bells and whistles that comes with these things, This one is due out December 2nd. Here is a performance clip to help promote it for the song, Pillars Of Serpents here.

Pink Floyd Pink Floyd have released a song ahead of their soon to be released box set titled, The Early Years 1965-1972, due out on November 11. Check out Green Is The Colour here.

Liverian Livarian is a band out of Garland, Texas, just starting out. I thought I would give them a shout out. You can listen to their songs on their Reverbnation page here.

The Pretty Maids The Pretty Maids have released the title track of their soon to be released album, Kingmaker. The album is out November 4th. Check out the song here.

David Lee Roth Steve Vai has stated that there is a strong possibility that the Eat ‘Em And Smile line up of David Lee Roth’s band will reunite. They did try earlier this year and it didn’t happen. Maybe there is some chance this will happen.

Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow put out a performance clip from their soon to be released CD/DVD, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow- Memories Of Rock- Live In Germany, out on December 2. The song is Perfect Strangers and I hate to say it, after watching the clip it’s anything but perfect. I think it’s just terrible. If the rest of the performance is like this one, I would stay away. I expected so much more and was so anticipating this one. But you can judge it for yourself here.

Whitechapel Whitechapel have released another video off their current album, Mark Of The Blade. This track is called Bring Me Home. You can check it out here.

The Graham Bonnet Band The Graham Bonnet Band released another song this week called Where Were You. It’s from the album called The Book, out on November 4th. This one does nothing for me. But you can see for yourself here.

Bernie Torme Bernie Torme (Ozzy Osbourne) is doing a Pledgemusic campaign for his next album, Dublin Cowboy. You can support him and get all the details here.

Enuff Z’Nuff Enuff Z’Nuff have put out another track from their just released album, Clowns Lounge. The song is called She Makes It Harder. Listen to it here.

Sting Sting released another song from his soon to be released album, 57th & 9th, out on November 11. You can check out I Can’t Stop Thinking About You here.

Killer Bee Killer Bee have released a new song called Eye In The Sky, out now. The song is Get On Board. Check it out here.

Rush Rush released an animated film trailer that will be released on November 3 about Neil Peart. Hence the name, The Early Days Of Neil Peart. You can watch it here.

Shinedown The Neal Morse Band have released another video called So Far Gone. It’s for their soon to be released album coming out on November 12. The record is titled The Similitude Of A Dream. I think the song is pretty damn good. See for yourself here.

ZZ Top ZZ Top have announced the Tonnage Tour for 2017. You can get the dates here.

Sick Of It All Sick Of It All released a new song this week called Black Venom. It’s from their new album out on November 4, called When The Smoke Clears. Check it out here.

PSA Your PSA this week is that Gary Rossington (Lynyrd Skynyrd) has released a new video from his solo album.

Disturbed Disturbed have teamed up with Littlestar and have released a virtual reality experience for their cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s, Sounds Of Silence. You can check it out here.

Mark Knopfler I’m not sure why Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) is making new documentary videos of his older solo albums but here is another one. This one is The Ragpicker’s Dream. Check it out here.

Brian May Queen’s Brian May has cancelled all his shows due to a “persistent illness.” No word when he will reschedule.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Bon Jovi is offering a contest where you can spend a day with him, through his JBJ Soul Foundation. You can get all the details here.

Joe Perry will be getting the Les Paul Award. He will be receiving it on January 21, 2017, at the NAMM show.

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is hosting its 4th annual bowl. You can get all the details if you want to watch or participate in it here.

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