This is Mark Tremonti’s new video and single: Wish You Well off of his solo debut. Make sure you call your local radio stations and get him some airplay. Show him some love!
This week Jack Russell of Great White announced he was doing a benefit concert for the Station Fire Memorial Fund in California. He would send all proceeds to the fund. I had posted on Seth’s Rock Report Facebook page that I thought it should have been held here in Rhode Island where the turn out for the support probably would have been greater. A day after the announcement, the Station Fire Memorial Fund, wanted Jack Russell to stop promoting the event. They want nothing to do with money raised or have him have any association with the fund. Now Jack Russell will be doing that same show for another one of his charities. The question I pose to you is: Was this a good move or a bad move by the Station Fire Memorial Fund?
Dennis DeYoung , former singer of Styx is planning a tour to recreate the Paradise Theater tour and to follow it up with a DVD release. If you haven’t noticed, Dennis has been touring and doing mostly Styx songs in his sets. If you want to hear the voice behind those great Styx tracks, you might want to check it out.
Anthrax will be releasing a covers album called Anthems in March. Again, not a fan of cover albums. Not sure why this is a trend but says they can’t come up with anything original.
Avantasia has a record coming out called: The Mystery Of Time. Many special guests are on it, such as: Joey Lynn Turner, Bruce Kulick, Biff Byford, and Eric Martin. No release date as of yet.
In case you missed it, Dave Grohl released a track from the Sound City film called From Can To Can’t. It features Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Stone Sour, Rick Nielson of Cheap Trick and Scott Reeder of Kyuss. You can hear it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d2GCp8vs168&feature=youtube_gdata_player
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What band was Randy Rhoads and Rudy Sarzo in before joining Ozzy Osbourne. The answer comes to us by Rich Aubin from Jackson N.J. The answer is Quiet Riot.
Stephen Stills will be releasing a 4 CD Box Set called Carry On. It will be released on March 26th. It includes tracks from CSN, Buffalo Springfield and more. Also there are 25 unreleased songs for your listening pleasure.
PopEvil are back in the studio to do the follow up to War Of Angels. They have 8 songs already recorded.
Rumor has it that there is a Twisted Sister movie in the making.
Motley Crue’s Nikki Sixx is launching a new bass guitar line. You can find details here: http://web.archive.org/web/20131024062847/http://www.schecterguitars.com:80/International/Products/Bass/Nikki-Sixx-Signature-Bass.aspx
If you did plan to see Bob Seger on this tour, you may get Kid Rock as an added bonus. They will team up for a couple of dates in March and are looking at others.
If you live down under and like Tom Morello and Bruce Springsteen, your dream has come true. Tom will be filling in for Steven Van Zandt (who is filming for his show Lilyhammer) on Bruce’s Australian tour.
Metallica have released the title of their 3D movie, it is Metallica Through The Never. It will be released in movie theatres on August 9th.
This week’s Rockucation question is: Name the Band, The Song and The Album this verse comes from:
If you want it you’re gonna bleed but it’s the price to pay
And you’re a very sexy girl that’s very hard to please
You can taste the bright lights but you won’t get there for free
Green Day will screen their new documentary, Cuatro, at the up and coming X Games in Aspen. It documents the band making the albums Uno, Dos and Tre.
Godsmack’s Sully Ema has announced a solo tour for his Avalon box set. You can get dates here: http://web.archive.org/web/20130307041712/http://www.sullyerna.com:80/tour.htm
A couple of people have mentioned this band out of Finland called H.I.M. Here is a link to their web site and you can hear their track: Strange World. Check it out here: http://www.heartagram.com/
Volbeat are recording their new record called: Outlaw Gentleman and Shady Ladies, it is due out in the Spring.