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HUMP DAY POLL
WHICH BAND DID YOU DIG THE MOST BETWEEN VELVET REVOLVER AND AUDIOSLAVE?
YOU CHOSE AUDIOSLAVE
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NEW PSYCHOSTICK VIDEO
You might recognize a face or two in it...
And for those that have been to my house, you may recognize the setting!

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NEW MUSIC TUESDAY!
With the Number 1 Rock Song in the country FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH unleashes their latest album with “The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell Vol. 1”. There’s some notable guest vocalist on this disc including KC’s own TECH N9NE who also has a new disc out today with “Something Else”.

A band I thought fell off the map, BULLETS & OCTANE, have a new album out today with “15”. This is their first release since 2009’s “Laughing In The Face Of Failure”.

Blues legend BUDDY GUY has out a double-disc with “Rhythm & Blues”. He, like 5Finger, has a couple-few guest vocalist including KID ROCK.
The metal world contributing to today’s new music with SCORPIONS putting out a live blu-ray, which was filmed in 2000, with “Moment of Glory” and CHIMAIRA drops their latest, “Crown of Phantoms”.

And even though it was initially put out in 2004, it’s remixed – again – by GILBY CLARKE as well as FRED COURY with guitar overdubs by TRACII GUNS: “Roots of Guns-n-Roses” by HOLLYWOOD ROSE. This is the first demo with Axl & Izzy before they created GnR.

Other announcements made recently include a live ROB ZOMBIE DVD to-be-filmed next month in Dallas Texas on the 3rd & 4th. NIRVANA’s “In Utero” is turning 20 so that means all the bells & whistles for a deluxe reissue to be put out on the 24th of September which will house over 70 tracks on four discs. That same day we’ll also see two vinyl’s by TESTAMENT “First Strike Still Deadly” and “Live @ Eindhoven ‘83”. Keeping with metal, WARBRINGER is putting out “IV: Empire’s Collapse” on October 15th and SLIPKNOT’S JOEY JORDINSON has his debut project SCAR THE MARTYR putting out their self-titled album on the 1st of October.

HERE’S WHAT ELSE I GOTS!!

MINISTRY “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wachen 2012” DVD August 2nd
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Hail to the King” August 27th
NINE INCH NAILS “Hesitation Marks” Sept 3rd
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “EP” Fall
NIRVANA “In Utero” 20th Anniversary Reissue September 24th
TESTAMENT “First Strike Still Deadly” & “Live @ Eindhoven ‘83” vinyl September 24th
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
KORN “The Paradigm Shift” October 1st
SCAR THE MARTYR Self-Titled Debut
ALTER BRIDGE “Fortress” October 8th
PEARL JAM “Lightning Bolt” October 15th
WARBRINGER “IV: Empire’s Collapse” October 15th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter” 2013
SLAYER 2013
MOTORHEAD “Aftershock” 2013
JUDAS PRIEST End of 2013
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” (Dave Draiman produced) Fall 2013
HELLYEAH Early 2014
SLIPKNOT 2014
RANDY BLYTHE Memoir Spring 2014
TOOL “TBA” 2014
OVERKILL “TBA” March 2014
METALLICA 2015
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) 2015
ROB ZOMBIE Live DVD TBA
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Monday's Rock News!
So Much METAL!! Can We Keep Up?!? 

YES MOTHER F*CKER'S WE CAN!! 

First & Foremost! Here's the entire album from NEWSTED (Yes, Jason from Metallica and his solo project with MIke Mushok of Staind). It's got a definite METALLICA sound, but you might even hear a little MOTORHEAD influence in there! Take a listen and tell me what you think! 




How about this live number from TRIVIUM, "Brave This Storm", they performed at Rock The City in Romania. Catch their new - Dave Draiman produced - album, "Vengeance Fall", when it drops this fall!


Speaking of new stuff, looks like MUDVAYNE is gonna stay on hiatus as it was announced today that HELLYEAH will be getting back into the studio towards the later part of the year with hopes of dropping something new in early 2014. They've tapped Kevin Churko, who's worked with Ozzy, 5FDP and In This Moment, as producer.

AVENGED SEVENFOLD have a HUGE album coming out next month with "Hail to the King" here's Parts 1 & 2 of their METAL HAMMER interview!


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Your Weekly Rock Wind Up
When life gives you lemons, you add vodka and have a party!! 
My web monkey had to jet out of here today early, taking with him the only camera we need to film, so your WRWU is in print form today!! 
  • Here's to hoping for a quick & speedy recovery for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE drummer Justin Foley. He broke his collerbone in a bicycle accident and is replaced, for the time being, by AS I LAY DYING's Jordan Mancino. Catch KSE with LAMB OF GOD at the Midland November 1st. 
  • Seems the Rock Gods are slapping HINDER around quite a bit. First, frontman, Austin Winkler left for personal reasons - it has since been confirmed that his is back in rehab. Next, their tour bus gets in a wicked wreck over the weekend forcing most of the band to relax for the time being. They said they'll pick up where they left off August 10th. 
  • SOULFLY announced a new album coming out on October 4th via Nuclear Blast Entertainment with some noteable names on it. Neil Fallon of CLUTCH, Mitch Harris of NAPALM DEATH, and Jamie Hanks of I DECLARE WAR! 
  • JIMI HENDRIX biopic will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in September. Andre 3000 stars as the late guitarist. Hendrix's estate is not behind this project and blocked the film makers from using any of Jimi's original tunes. 
  • ALTERBRIDGE announced a new album coming in September with "Fortress". 
  • Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted had to drop off the Gigantour with his band NEWSTED because of walking pneumonia. That sucks, get better yo! 
Hopefully next week we'll be back in with the video and outtakes. Thanks for your patience on this matter. Also, they are looking for someone to help in the digital department. Got skills? http://ch.tbe.taleo.net/CH11/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ENTERCOM&cws=1&rid=953
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HUMP DAY POLL



WHEN IT COMES TO A PANTERA IT APPEARS MOST OF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEE:
THEM DO A TRIBUTE SHOW OR TOUR!
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New Music Tuesday (7/23)
This week's new releases sees some familiar names.
 
***Those who are familiar with TOOL and drummer DANNY CAREY are, probably, already in the loop about this one but VOLTO! unleashes their debt album today, "Incitare". The 3rd track, "Whopner", is probably my favorite with tracks 4, "Drumbeaux", and 7, "Meltdown", sounding very much like numbers Tool would do where all you're waiting on is MJK to lay down the vocals! It's all instrumental and very Jazzy-Rock. If you fancy yourself an audiophile you'll probably enjoy it.
***DAN DONEGAN & MIKE WENGREN of DISTRUBED have teamed up with EVANS
BLUE vocalist DAN CHANDLER for their debut album "A Life By Design?" via
Warner Bros. Records. Lead off track for them is, "First of the Last".

***JAZZ IZ CHRIST releases it's self-titled debut album. There's note here because, even though it's a collaborative effort, it is the brain-child of SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian. 

***The only time in my life I've ever seen a lead singer, Cameron Heacock, get thrown
out of the club he was performing in was of the band AMERICAN HEAD CHARGE
at the now-defunct-Beaumont Club… it was pretty amazing! AHC has a new EP out
today with "Shoot".
https://soundcloud.com/headcharge-1/sets/shoot-ep/

Here's some new singles just now surfacing!

***MONSTER MAGNET has released "The Duke" for their upcoming album to be out
in October via Napalm Records "Last Patrol". It was also reported they'll be
embarking on their first US tour in 10 years!
https://soundcloud.com/napalmrecords/monster-magnet-the-duke-of/s-7JwSP

***PEARL JAM has a new album coming in October with "Lightning Bolt". "Mind Your
Manners" is their lead off single which came out a couple weeks ago.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhODYyZVL6Y

***AVENGED SEVENFOLD released the title track, last week, to their forthcoming
album due out on the 27th of August with "Hail to the King". They're professing that
this album is their biggest by far!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU9YM1Lfvt8

***Aussie Rockers AIRBOURNE, as you undoubtedly know, are coming to KC with
VOLBEAT, HIM & ALL THAT REMAINS in support of their latest album "Black Dog
Barking" have a lead off single, that's getting some attention nationwide, in "Live It Up".
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tuDvpCXMLw


***Also, announced, new music coming from OVERKILL in March, GWAR in
September with "Battle Maximus" on the 17th and LITA FORD with a live
compilation on October 28th entitled "The Bitch is Back… Live".

And this might just be the best punk song of all time in explaining how to "make it" in a band! 
Take note!!

 
The Best of the rest: 

5FDP “The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell” Vol 1. July 30th
MINISTRY “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wachen 2012” DVD August 2nd
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Hail to the King” August 27th
NINE INCH NAILS “Hesitation Marks” Sept 3rd
STONE TEMPLE PILOTS “EP” Fall
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
KORN “The Paradigm Shift” October 1st
PEARL JAM “Lightning Bolt” October 15th
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter” 2013
SLAYER 2013
MOTORHEAD “Aftershock” 2013
JUDAS PRIEST End of 2013
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” (Dave Draiman produced) Late Summer 2013
SLIPKNOT 2014
RANDY BLYTHE Memoir Spring 2014
TOOL “TBA” 2014
OVERKILL “TBA” March 2014
METALLICA 2015

 
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HUMP DAY POLL
MOST POPULAR OPINION OF WHAT YOU THINK OF  ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE PUTTING THE ALLEGED BOSTON BOMBER ON THEIR COVER WAS;
THEY'RE DISGUSTING!
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STP this Fall!
Stone Temple Pilots with Chester from Linkin Park have plans for this fall and they include a new EP AND a tour. Sadly, no dates for KC - yet - but if that changes we'll let you know! 
Here is where you can find them on the road!

9/4 Bethlehem, PA – Sands Bethlehem Events Center
9/6 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
9/7 Atlantic City, NJ – House of Blues
9/9 Boston, MA – House of Blues
9/10 Huntington, NY – Paramount
9/13 Oklahoma City, OK – Downtown Airpark (with Mötley Crüe)
9/14 Newkirk, OK – First Council Casino
9/17 Sunrise, FL – BB & T Center (Florida Panthers Event)
9/18 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
9/20 Columbia, SC – Township Auditorium
9/21 Ft Myers, FL – Shockwave Festival at Jet Blue Park
9/24 Midland, TX – La Hacienda Event Center
9/26 Tempe, AZ – Marquee
9/27 Las Vegas, NV – Freemont Street Experience
11/1 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Live

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New Pearl Jam Coming
Here's a little tease from the band for their forthcoming album "Lightning Bolt" on October 15th. 
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HUMP DAY POLL

Your Choice Between Slipknot and Stone Sour is:
STONE SOUR!
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Hello There New Music Tuesday!!

It's a warm one out there, but the new music today is HOT!!
:) Ya like that? No...
I digress...

A notable debut in the world of metal from the super-hotties the BUTCHER BABIES with "Goliath". I had the opportunity to watch these gals & guys open for OTEP last year and sure they're easy on the eyes, but can they play? Yes... but they're young and need to develop a little more. Did I not enjoy the show? No, I did, and will be interested to see how they unfold over the coming years. 

This next one is a bit off the Rock-n-Roll map BUT it is a KC trio of siblings that needs no introduction in the world of blues, TRAMPLED UNDER FOOT! The Schnebelen family is back with "Badlands". If you've never seen them in action, GO, you won't be disappointed. 

And closing out new music for today, where would we be without LINK WRAY??? The father of the power chord, the creator of distortion has a new/old CD out today.  "Rumble & Roll" has never been put onto compact disc and today that changes! 

Here's what's coming... 
COREY TAYLOR “A Funny Thing Happened on the way to Heaven” July 16th Book
AEROSMITH “Rock for the Rising Sun” DVD July 22nd
FIGHT or FLIGHT (Dan & Mike of Disturbed) “A Life By Design” July 23rd
VOLTO! (Danny Carey of Tool) “Incitare” debut July 23rd
5FDP “The Wrong Side of Heaven & The Righteous Side of Hell” Vol 1. July 30th
MINISTRY “Enjoy the Quiet: Live at Wachen 2012” DVD August 2nd
NINE INCH NAILS “Hesitation Marks” Sept 3rd
METALLICA 3D Movie “Through the Never” IMAX Exclusive Sept 27th/ Out Oct 4th
KORN "The Paradigm Shift" October 1st 
BODYCOUNT “Rise” or “Manslaughter” 2013
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “All Hail the King” Summer 2013
SLAYER 2013
MOTORHEAD “Aftershock” 2013
JUDAS PRIEST End of 2013
TRIVIUM “Vengeance Falls” (Dave Draiman produced) Late Summer 2013
SLIPKNOT 2014
RANDY BLYTHE Memoir Spring 2014
METALLICA 2015
 

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HUMP DAY POLL
 

Your most voted band for the 90's guilty pleasure was;
NO DOUBT

 

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Get Better Lemmy!
Taken Directly From The Desk of Lemmy (his facebook):

Regretfully, Motörhead announces it has had to cancel its remaining six summer festival appearances. The band hate to let their fans down by missing any shows, but they expect to be back in full force this Fall. 

As you may have heard, earlier this Spring Lemmy had some medical maintenance for the long-term good, He was, at that time, advised to rest, but once feeling better, he of course resumed his life as usual. He has since been advised that he should immediately take some more time to rest

Lemmy says: I'd like to thank everyone who wish me well, it was a tough decision for me as I don't like to disappoint the fans especially in times where economy is bad and people spent their money to see us. But sometimes you can't do anything else than following doctor's orders, but be sure we will be back and kick everybody's ass.

There you have it! You can now stop worrying, redirect those cards, flowers and chocolates to a loved one (who will appreciate them far more), keep calm and carry on! Lemmy and Motörhead certainly are! Thanks and see you in the Fall for their new album in the form of a massive Aftershock...
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