Music News For Rock And Metal For The Week Of August 13, 2016!

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Blackberry Smoke- Beleive You Me!

Many of you know that I love this band, with every album they come out with, they just seem to get better. They never disappoint me. Think of them as if Lynyrd Skynyrd and The Allman Brothers had a kid, it would be Blackberry Smoke. The album, Like An Arrow, comes out on October 14. I, for one, can’t wait.


Last week’s Rockucation question: This singer’s name is an anagram derived from this, Oral Sex. Who is the singer?

Who is the singer? Answer: Axl Rose.

Winner/s:  Chuck Dressler, Warwick, RI.

This week’s Rockucation question is: This song makes references to Alice In Wonderland. It is supposedly based on the book because the singer felt that lots of kids’ books are based on altering reality, or another way of saying drug use. Name the song and 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

Alter Bridge
Alter Bridge released a behind the scenes video for their latest single, Show Me A Leader, from the soon to be released album, The Last Hero, out on October 7. Watch it here.

Temple Of The Dog
Temple Of The Dog officially released the demo of their song Black Cat this week. It will be on the 25th anniversary of their debut out on September 30. Listen to it here.

Guns And Roses

Guns And Roses announced Australian and Japan tour dates. You can get them here.

Trans Siberian Orchestra

Trans Siberian Orchestra released their fall tour schedule for the Ghost Of Christmas Eve. Get the dates here.

The Pretty Reckless

The Pretty Reckless released a video featuring fan-made Instagram pics for their current single, Take Me Down, from their soon to be released album, Who You Selling For, out on October 21. Watch the video here.

Opeth have a new album called Sorceress. It’s out September 30, but they have started a studio web series for the making of it. You can check out the fourth episode here.

King Company
King Company released their first lyric video for their song, No Man’s Land. It’s from their debut album, One For The Road, out on August 26. Check out the video here.

Van Halen And Sammy Hagar
Big news this week in the Van Hagar camp. Sammy Hagar apologizes to Van Halen. I have told you that he is trying to do a reunion. Van Hagar is soon to be playing in an arena near you. Just my thoughts.

Smashing Pumpkins
Billy Corgan this week put out a Facebook video to deal with the original line up for a Smashing Pumpkins reunion. He is in talks with them, but hasn’t pulled the trigger on it yet. Watch him tell you here.

Graham Nash
Graham Nash released another song from his current solo album, This Path Tonight. The song is Myself At last. Check it out here.

The Dead Daisies
The Dead Daisies teamed up with Late Nights With Alice Cooper to give away a guitar. You can watch this trailer for all the details here. They also released their version of The Who’s Join Together. It’s off their current album, Make Some Noise. Watch it here.

Korn have released a teaser trailer for their song, Insane. You get 15 seconds to see if you like it……or not. It’s from their forthcoming album, The Serenity Of Suffering, out on October 21. Listen to it here.

Meshiaak’s just released album, Alliance of Thieves, can be streamed in its entirety here.

The Pixies
The Pixies have a new album coming out on September 30 called Head Carrier. Here is their new song, Talent. Listen to it here.

Whitechapel have announced American tour dates. Get them here.

Amy Lee of Evanescence has some children music for which she put out a video. You can find it if you’re interested.

Beth Hart
Beth Hart has a new song out called Fire On The Floor, from her new album of the same name out on October 14. Check out the song here.

ZZ Top
ZZ Top released Sixteen Tons, featuring Jeff Beck, from their just released album called Greatest Hits Live. Listen to it here.

Kobra And The Lotus
Kobra And The Lotus released a lyric video for their song called Zombie. Their fans submitted pictures of themselves to be in this video. Watch it here.

Sully Erna
Sully Erna (Godsmack) released the second song off of his latest solo album, Hometown Life, out on September 30. You can watch the lyric video for Different Kind Of Tears here.

Metallica released a new song this week, finally. The track is called Hardwired…To Self Destruct, from their album of the same name. All I can say is well done, Metallica, well done. Album comes out November 18. Check out the video here.

Cruel Intentions
Cruel Intentions released a new song this week, but no word on a new album as of yet. The song is called Accidently Intoxicated. Check it out here.

Kip Winger
Kip Winger released a live performance clip of his song, How Far Will We Go, from his album, This Conversation Seems Like A Dream. This is Kip performing it at The Borderline in London, England. Check it out here.

Devin Townsend Project
Devin Townsend Project released a new song from their forthcoming album, Transcendence, out on September 9. The song is called Secret Sciences. Check it out here.

A band I think everyone needs to check out is AdapterAdapter. This is an incredible 2 piece band. Listen to Redeemer and tell me they aren’t good. Listen to Redeemer and others here.

Hellyeah have released another video from their current album, Unden!able! Check out the song, Startariot, here.

David Crosby
David Crosby released a new song called The Things We Do For Love. It’s from his solo album, Lighthouse, out on October 21. Listen to it here.

The Prophets Of Rage released a new video.

Darkthrone have released a new song and commentary for it and the album. The song is Tundra Leech. The album is due out on October 14 is called Arctic Thunder. Check it out here.

Twisted Sister
Twisted Sister have announced an exclusive VIP package for their final shows at the Rock Carnival. Get details here. You can get more info on the 3 day festival here.

Mark Wood
If you like Trans Siberian Orchestra, then you might just like Mark Wood. Here’s his latest, Fire And Ice, from his current album, Turbow. Listen here.

One Less Reason
One Less Reason put out a new song called Break Me. It’s off of their just released album, The Memories Uninvited. Check out the video here. The band is also on tour and you can get dates here.

Richie Kotzen
Richie Kotzen (Winery Dogs), released a new song this week called Grammy. It is potentially for his next album but no word on it yet. Check it out here.

Bob Weir
Bob Weir (Grateful Dead) released a new song for his forthcoming solo album, Blue Mountain, out on September 30. Check out his single, Only A River here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Pete Way (UFO) is home and is recovering from his heart attack.

In case you care, Richie Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi are talking again.

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