Music News For The Week Of July 21, 2013
. I love this band Heaven And Earth. They can’t come here quick enough to tour. They kind of have a Deep Purple feel. If you haven’t checked out their new record you should. I have been playing them on my radio show as well. But check them out and let me know what you think.
The Rolling Stones released, for a limited time only, Hyde Park Live only on iTunes. You can purchase it now though August 19. It is from the concerts from the 50 & Counting tour. It was taken from the July 6th and 13th dates they just performed.
Limp Bizkit released a new song/video featuring Lil Wayne. It’s called Ready To Go. You can watch it here. I must warn you that it is pretty explicit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyAAwCu-Lu4
J.J. Cale died of a heart attack at the age of 74. He will be missed. If you don’t know who he is, you should. Google it, it will be worth you knowing. RIP!
Here is a band I would like you to check out called 68-75. They have a good sound and I think you will like them. You can hear their tracks here: http://www.reverbnation.com/6875rock
In case you missed the news, Alter Bridge will be releasing their new record, Fortress, on September 30th. On Wednesday they will release the album art work and track listing, be on the lookout. The album will also feature a track where Mark Tremonti sings lead. They are doing a one off show in Orlando, Fla before they kick off their European tour on Oct 4th. Tickets are already on sale. You can get the tour dates here: http://www.alterbridge.com/tour.aspx
Dee Snider’s TV Show, Holliston, released a trailer. You can check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EKRwp5XViW0
Dillinger Escape Plan has released a new video called Hero Of The Soviet Union. You can torture yourself, I mean watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8NqIyY6E9eE#at=16
Something interesting has taken pace in the rock world. Something I haven’t seen the likes of in a while. Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, who just concluded The Wall tour, has cause for controversy. He is asking for a boycott of Israel, because of their treatment of the Palestinian people. During his live show, when the flying pigs come out during the In The Flesh segment, they have the Star Of David symbol on them, which is the sign of the Jewish people, not the country. This has offended David Draiman of Disturbed, citing that it is Anti-Semitic, especially what the song is about and how that stereotypes the Jews. Draiman is half Jewish and has family that lives in Israel. He does state the politics of Israel doesn’t mean that the country’s citizen may not always agree with but that doesn’t excuse the Star Of David be used in that way on pigs. He is asking for people, his fans etc., to petition Roger Waters to remove the Star Of David from the pigs and give an apology to the Jewish community. You can see Dramain’s comments on his Twitter account. It will be interesting to see how that plays out. But at least now you know what is going on.
Alice In Chains released the lyric video for Voices off their new album, The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here. You can watch it here; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF_sGFjQYow
Well if you long for the old days of MTV where they just played videos of your favorite bands all day, then maybe you should check out Heavy Metal Television. Here is the link: http://www.heavymetaltelevision.com
Ok, I don’t usually do this but I have a friend from Woonsocket, RI who is doing pretty good on Reverbnation. So I ask that you check out his music and become a fan. His name is John Michael Notarangelo. You can listen to him here: http://www.reverbnation.com/johnnotarangelo
Last week’s Rockucation question was: when Ritchie Blackmore left Deep Purple, what band did he form and what was the lead singer’s name that he recruited for it? The answer came to us by Duane Shepard of Warwick, RI. The answer: the band was Rainbow and the singer was none other than Ronnie James Dio.
Pearl Jam has released an app and you need to go to iTunes to get it. It features all kinds of cool stuff etc. The best part is it’s free.
Robby Krieger (guitarist for the Doors), has announced tour dates for his band, Robby Krieger’s Jam Kitchen. You can get them here: http://robbykriegersjamkitchen.com/?page_id=5
Here is the official release by Aerosmith for their Rock For The Rising Sun DVD. This is Sweet Emotion: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTKzrE6Z_ws&feature=player_embedded
Here is the new track from Monster Magnet called The Duke (Of Supernature). You get to see the new album cover art. The album is called Last Patrol. You can hear the track here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PkYDyFJ8Vpk
Deep Purple will be releasing The Perfect Strangers Live tour DVD on October 15. It was the reunion of the Mach II line up. It will be well worth picking up. I saw that tour and it was a great show.
Devildriver and Trivium have announced a co-headlining tour. You can get dates here: http://www.devildriver.com/tour-dates/
In other interesting news this week: Bun E. Carlos of Cheap Trick is suing his former band mates. The original deal was that Carlos was going to record and still be a member of the band but not tour because of health reasons. Rick Neilsen’s son, Daxx, would play the drums on tour. Apparently back when the stage collapsed last summer, Carlos paid for the bands costs and loss of equipment and the band still owes him $71,000 of the $400,000 he paid out. But what put Carlos over the top is the band recorded a track for the Special Olympics without him. No word from the Cheap Trick camp but a case worth following.
Phish have added more tour dates and you can get them here: http://phish.com/#/tours/fall-2013
Def Leppard is working on a documentary series, no word on when it will be out, but is supposedly based on their recent residency in Las Vegas.
Gwar have released Madness At The Core Of Time from their up and coming Release Battle Maximus that comes out September 17. You can listen to it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=onKb4NWvC9U
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This week’s Rockucation: What do the following albums have in common? The Doobie Brothers, Toulouse Street; Montrose, Montrose; Van Morrisson, It’s Too Late To Stop Now; Van Halen, Van Halen; and Aerosmith, Done With Mirrors.