Marvel are from Sweden. They have been around for awhile. But they know how to rock. Trust me, I think you will like them as much as I do. You can learn more about them here: http://www.marvel.nu/
Rival Sons released another track this week for their soon to be released album Great Western Valkyrie. This one is called Good Thing. The album comes out on June 9th. You can listen to it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPNQHPf0OZo
Supergroup WAMI released a video for the song called One More For Rock ‘N’ Roll off their debut album, Kill The King. You can watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M97vZmD2lBg&feature=youtu.be
If you wanted to know what Slash knows as far as guitar tips, well now you can in his new series, Ask Slash. Here is the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETPKf_6VZa8
Bon Jovi will be releasing deluxe versions of New Jersey: one will have a DVD, one will have bonus tracks etc. All the stuff you expect for these types of releases.
Pearl Jam has announced Fall tour dates. You can get them here: http://pearljam.com/
On May 27th, REO Speedwagon will be releasing a 4 Disc Box Set called the Box Set Series (how original, right?). Anyway the band has released Ridin’ The Storm Out with Kevin Cronin on vocals (Studio Version). When the actual album came out, Cronin left the band and was replaced by Mike Murphy who did the vocals on the record. Obviously, the best version was Cronin on the Get What You Play For live album. But you can hear his version here: http://www.legacyrecordings.com/a/#/product/reo-speedwagon—the-hits-legacy-cd/B000066405/
A friend turned me on this group, a trio from Sweden, called Three Seasons and they are pretty awesome. Learn about them and check out their new song Drowning from their new album out now called Grow. Let me know what you think. Here is their site: http://www.threeseasonsmusic.com/
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers have announced a new album coming out on July 23rd and a tour. The album is called Hypnotic Eye and here are the tour dates with Steve Winwood as the opening act: http://www.tompetty.com/tour2014
ZZ Top will be releasing a 40 track and a 20 track compilation album on July 22. It’s called The Very Baddest Of ZZ Top.
Sammy Hagar announced dates for his Journey Through The History Of Rock with guest musicians. He will be doing a mix of classic stuff and his own stuff. You can get dates and guests info here: http://www.redrocker.com/events. He is also teaming up with Vic Johnson to release an acoustic album. He will release it on his website soon.
Last week’s Rockucation question was: Ric Ocasek was the singer for the Cars. But in 2005, the band had a new singer with the spin off, the New Cars. Who was that singer? This week’s answer comes from David Englund of Cranston, RI. The answer is Todd Rundgren.
Pink Floyd will be releasing on July 1, The Division Bell Box Set. It will be a 6 disc set that includes a gatefold double vinyl LP and the usual special treats.
The Dead Daisies are releasing a new EP called Face I Love. I think you should go to their site and check them out. They are touring on their own and opening for KISS after August 1. Listen to the song Lock ‘n” Load. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. I can’t get enough of it. Check it out here: http://thedeaddaisies.com/
In case you missed last week’s Chad Smith and Will Ferrell drum off you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsWHyBOk2iQ
David Lee Roth performed his version of Ice Cream Man on his Roth Show and you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UFjNvJv4iKA
It must be the week to announce box sets. Now, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young are releasing one on July 7. It will be a live box set based on their historic 1974 tour.
KISS is releasing a new 40th Anniversary CD set, here is the promo clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofbGbvtHvjk
California Breed released a new video off of their debut album called The Way. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWHFRzcNpow
Judas Priest released March Of The Damned from their soon to be released album, Redeemer Of Souls. It’s out July 15. You can watch this one here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJhm2vZFj2k
Phil Collins made an appearance in Miami, his first time since his retirement. He mentioned that he is thinking about making some new music and doing some stuff with Genesis, anything is possible. You can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Jmc6TZ5Guw#t=194
Since next year will be the Grateful Dead’s 50th anniversary. Bob Weir is asking all surviving members to do a reunion event. Asking them to put aside their differences and do this commemorative event. No response as of yet but it looks like a possibility.
Ted Nugent will be releasing Shut Up And Jam in July. He also will be touring to support it and you can get dates here: https://tour.tednugent.com/
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This week’s Rockucation question is: The song Money For Nothing was put out by DIre Straights. Who was the guest artist sings the line I Want My MTV?