Rock And Metal News For The Week Of January 8, 2017!

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Tokyo Motor Fist-Love Me Insane!

This is a brand new group that features Ted Poley of Danger Danger on vocals and guitarist Steve Brown of Trixter. Their self titled debut album will be out February 24. You definitely get the 80’s vibe with this one. I just wanted to make sure everyone knew these two have a new band out. Let me know your thoughts.


Last week’s Rockucation question:
This artist recorded a huge single that has two parts.
The artist is a huge soccer fan and fronted a couple of famous bands. The song is one of the first in the rock world that was about a gay person.
It was released in the mid seventies. The storyline of the song is about a man coming out to his parents, moving to New York City
and eventually getting killed. Name the song and the artist.

Answer: Rod Stewart, The Killing Of Georgie Part 1.

Winners: Robert McCarthy, Marlboro, MA.

This week’s Rockucation question is: This band is named after a famous actress and a famous murderer. The lead singer’s actual name is Brian Hugh Warner. Who is the band?

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Music News


Foreigner announced their 40th Anniversary tour. Original members Lou Gramm, Ian McDonald and Al Greenwood will be playing select dates.
Those dates haven’t been announced yet. Opening act will be Cheap Trick.
Tour starts June 11th, get dates here.

David Bowie

David Bowie’s final recordings are being made available on various streaming sites. It is to celebrate his 70th birthday, which was January 8.
It is released as an EP, titled No Plan. They made a video of the title track.
You can watch it here.

Telekinectic Yeti
My friend turned me onto these guys, and I love the name, Telekinetic Yeti. Pretty amazing for a two piece band. Their debut album, Abominable (great name for it considering their name), will be released in March of this year. Check out their first single, Stoned And Feathered, here.

U2 announced dates for their 30th Anniversary Joshua Tree tour. Depending on the date you will see the following acts open for them: The Lumineers, Mumford & Sons, OneRepublic and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds. Get the details here.

The Rocklahoma Festival has announced its 3 days of lineups. The event takes place in Pryor, OK. It happens May 26-28. You can get the info and details here.

Green Day
Green Day have announced the Revolution Radio tour for North America, which starts August 1st, Auburn, WA. You can get the dates here.

Epica have released a brand new video for their song, Beyond The Matrix. It’s off their current album, The Holographic Principle. You can check it out here.

Your PSA this week is that Body Count have a new album coming out. The band that features Rapper Ice T metal ambitions. The only good thing is that Dave Mustaine (Megadeth) makes a guitar solo appearance.

Mastodon announced a spring tour with Eagles Of Death Metal. Get dates here.

John Wetton announced this week that he has to sit out the first leg of the Asia tour (March 15-April 4). This means he will miss the Yes Cruise To The Edge cruise and opening for Journey. Billy Sherwood will be filling in for him.

Ann Wilson
Ann Wilson (Heart) has announced some solo dates and you can get them here.

Pwerless Rise
Powerless Rise have released another song from their debut album, Set Sail, out now. Check out Scandal Of The West here.

Bon Jovi
Bon Jovi have put out a contest for local bands to open for them. You can get all the details and info here.

A Perfect Circle
A Perfect Circle have announced U.S. Tour dates, you can get them here.

Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under released a lyric video for Sacrificial Kill. It’s from their soon to be released album, Torment, out on February 24. Check it out here.

Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp
Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp has announced some new lineups, check them out here.

The Bonnaroo Festival
The Bonnaroo Festival announced lineups and dates for this year’s shows. It takes place June 8-11 in Manchester, TN. You can get all the details here.

David Crosby
Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp has announced some new lineups, check them out here.

Armored Saint
Armored Saint released a performance video this week for their soon to be released live album, Carpe Noctum, out on February 24. Check out March Of The Saint here.

Rock For Hope
Looking for a good cause that helps support rock, check out Rock For Hope. Read all about them and what you can do here.

Zakk Wylde
Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society/Ozzy) has released another track from his current solo album, Book Of Shadows II. Check out the Lost Prayer here.

Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla
Def Leppard/Poison/Tesla announced North American tour dates. Get them here.

Night Ranger
Night Ranger released a new single this week for the song, Somehow Someway. It’s from their forthcoming album, Don’t Let Up, out on March 24. You can listen to it here.

Firewind, which features Ozzy’s latest guitarist, Gus G., released a new lyric video this week called Back On The Throne. They have a new album out on January 20th, titled Immortals. Check out the track here.

Steve Vai
Steve Vai is the executive producer on the album She Rocks Vol. 1. It showcases all women guitar players. The first single is from Orianthi (Alice Cooper/Michael Jackson). The instrumental is titled Transmogrify. The song premiered on Yahoo Music and you can hear it here.

Breaking Benjamin
Breaking Benjamin released a new song from their current album, Dark Before Dawn. The new single is called Never Again. You can check it out here.

Your second PSA is that Mike Tramp from White Lion released a new song this week.

Rock Fest
Rock Fest has announced its lineups and dates for 2017. The three day event that takes place in Cadott, Wisconsin, will be held July 13-15. Get details and info here.

Supergroup KXM put out the title track of their new album, Scatterbrain. It will be out on March 17. This will be the band’s second album. You can watch it here.

Andy Black
Andy Black (The Black Veil Brides) released a trailer for his documentary on his solo project. The film is titled The Homecoming Tour. You can watch the trailer here.

House Of Lords
House Of Lords just released a new single called Oceans Divide. It will be from their forthcoming album, Saint Of The Lost Souls, out on March 24. You can check it out here.

SRR Non Music News Quick Hits

Greg Lake (ELP), who recently passed, has his memoir coming out this Spring, that he wrote. The book is called Lucky Man. You can get the info here.

KISS will be building a casino with Kaw Nation. It will also feature Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons Rock & Brews restaurant. You can read about it here.

Classic Rock Magazine and Metal Hammer, among other titles, have been saved by Future PLC. You can read about it more here.

Darkest Hour have teamed up with Brau Brewing Company for their limited time beer. The name of Savor The Swill. It comes out on February 11. You can watch for it on the the beer’s website here.

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