Music News For The Week Of July 7, 2013!
Queensrÿche, the Todd La Torre version, just released this video. Todd can certainly sing! I love the self-titled record. In my opinion it’s much better than Geoff Tate’s version which is not even close. You can check out tour dates and more about them at their site here:http://www.queensrycheofficial.com/tour-dates
As I stated last week, Pearl Jam had a major announcement last Monday. It was a North American tour. Get dates here:http://pearljam.com/tour
While we are talking Pearl Jam, they released a new song from their up and coming album, Lightning Bolt (out on October 15). This one is called Mind Your Manners: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhODYyZVL6Y&feature=player_embedded
Ok, just for the record, I am not a fan, but many of you are so here is Philip H. Anselmo And The Illegals with their new video for Bedridden (Which I wish they were). He is also streaming their new album but that is just a PSA for you. Their debut album, Walk Through Exits Only, comes out July 16. You can check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zpK-4VC5ztw
Check out the new poll, I’m doing the Battle of the bands and will start off by doing each decade and then battle out the winners. Vote now!
Alice In Chains announced a tour of the UK with opening act Ghost B.C. You can get those dates here: http://www.aliceinchains.com/tour/
Dream Theater has announced their new record which is self-titled. You can see the track listing, the new cover art and tour dates here: http://www.dreamtheater.net/tourdates
Sometimes you just check out Guitar Center and see what they may have going on. Because they always have something where you can meet and greet rock stars, so in case you are interested in that or the contests they run you can check it out here: http://www.guitarcenter.com/Guitar-Center-Events-g26459t0.gc
Vinnie Paul (Hellyeah), the former drummer of Pantera says without Dimebag Darrell there will be no Pantera reunion. To quote him “It’s never gonna happen.” There you have it. No Pantera reunion.
Skid Row released Kings Of Demolition on Reverbnation but while you can check out that song, you can also play the tracks off their latest album there as well. http://www.reverbnation.com/play_now/song_17952875
Drowning Pool would like you to be in their next video for Bleed With You. They are doing this through Facebook. You can enter here: https://www.facebook.com/drowningpool?v=app_702614666422336&app_data=gaReferrerOverride%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.facebook.com%252F
Kenny Wayne Shepard’s new super group, The Rides, have announced tour dates. You can get them here;http://theridesband.com/index.php/tour
Queens Of The Stone Age have done an infomercial with Ricky Chism. Check it out here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j68kwM9iBJg
I had mentioned this would be the way to go in one of my earliest posts. Maybe some of you remember reading or discussing it with me. It makes sense. If you didn’t here is what I posted in my February 12th rock report: Just a thought with the way the music industry is going. If you haven’t noticed as of late, when you go to concerts you can buy the show that night and get it sent to you later. Some bands have a complete set, some have half now, half later and some you have to wait for the entire show. It comes in a cool looking flash drive. That being said, I think that’s what’s going to be the next wave that’s big in the music business. Bands/artists will release flash drives of new material and special surprises and things you can download to get the fans excited. It will be cheaper and easier than trying to market a CD. Mark my words, it’s going to happen. Remember you heard it here first. See maybe I do know what I am talking about!
Last week’s Rockucation question was: What was the name of the song and the comedy team that Geddy Lee of Rush recorded with? The answer comes to us from David Englund of Cranston, RI. The song was Take Off and the comedy team was Bob and Doug McKenzie.
Gene Simmons of Kiss will be doing a duet with Engelbert Humperdinck. It comes out in October. Simmons is one of the many guests which include Kenny Rogers, Smokey Robinson and Neil Sedaka, as well as many others. Go ahead and say it, I thought the same thing, but it is what it is.Winger will have a reunion on their 25th anniversary by playing a show on August 30th at The San Felipe Casino in New Mexico. Get more info here: http://wingertheband.com/25th/
Nightwish has released the trailer for their movie, Imaginaerium, based on their album by the same name. You can watch the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Tn_ZgUmUTU&feature=player_embedded
Austin Winkler, front man and singer of Hinder, has temporarily left the band for personal reasons. But the rest of the band decided to keep on touring and getting guest singers for the remaining shows. You can get the dates and more details here: http://hindermusic.com/home/
Myles Kennedy announced that he will be guest singing on the new Gov’t Mule album, Shout, coming out on 9/24. They will have other guests on it as well. But all I care is about Myles. Nuff said!
Korn has announced the name and release date for their new record featuring Brian Head Welch back in the line up since over ten years. The new album is called: The Paradigm Shift. It comes out on October 1st.
New Status Quo is out. You can check out the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vdK1Fo8dvoM&feature=player_embedded
Another group called Twilight Of The Gods, featuring members of Primordial, Blasphemer, Einherjer and Cradle Of Filth. Here is their debut: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmtBeUA8cTA&feature=player_embedded
Fight or Flight (formed by Dan Donegan and Mike Wengren of Disturbed) released their new video: http://fightorflightofficial.com
The Smashing Pumpkins are releasing Oceania; Live In NYC on September 3rd. They are releasing it in standard format, a 3D blue Ray format, a deluxe 2CD and DVD format and finally a digital long form format.
If you care, because I don’t so here is a PSA. Scott Weiland has announced a summer tour. As you know by now, PSA announcements mean I tell you about it but you do the work if you are interested to find about it.
Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson of Megadeth have been and continue to do meet and greets at Guitar Centers. You can check out when and where here: http://www.megadeth.com/
Alice Cooper gives his take on rock bands today. Do you agree or disagree. I happen to agree. Check out his comments here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=8aHlDmIkCXM
In the “In case you didn’t know dept” John Olivia has an album called Pain. You know him from Savatage and Trans Siberian Orchestra. Check out his track Aftergow here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cKHq347h5oo
Don’t forget to catch me Monday night on Seth’s Rock Addiction 9pm to Midnight on 90.3 FM or stream it here: http://wriu.org/. You can also get the Tune In App and get the show on that. You have no excuse not to catch my show. After all it is the best rock show on the air!
This week’s Rockucation question is: Quiet Riot recorded two cover songs by this band. One of them put Quiet Riot on everyone’s radar. The second one was a hit also. Can you name the two songs and the band they are from?