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This is the week I learn how to ride a motorcycle at Gail's Harley-Davidson.

Once I know how to ride, what kind of bike should I get???

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Found Music Friday!
I’ve got a little something new I’d like to start up with you, Found Music Friday’s! #FoundMusicFriday on Twitter! Each Friday I’ll post a blog with audio and/or video of music I’ve come across from throughout the week. Whether it’s something I’ve come across on my own or music I’ve been referred to via friends or labels, I'll put it together week in and week out in order to, hopefully, turn you onto some new jams!

First band is BIBLICAL as referred to me by the one and only F'Em Up Chuck! Check out their webpage and give a listen to a couple of tracks they have posted. Definitely Stoner Rock! 

VICTORY RECORDS dropped off a couple albums to the studio this week, one of which really piqued my interest in COMEBACK KID with their latest effort "Die Knowing"! Here's a video, came out last month, for the tune "Should Know Better".

 

The other band, via Victory, is THE BUNNY THE BEAR. Not entirely sure my thoughts on them, but it is nice to see some out there being creative! 

 

My man THE BUSTAMANTE turned me on to a couple of bands this week. This guy's like the Rainman of new and old music so expect a lot of input from him! First one, WHITE NOISE OWL. From what I understand someone from the band SNOT is in this. Here's the video for the single "Are You Breathing?"

 

The other band he turned me onto this week was MUTOID MAN with "Gnarcissist". These guys just did the annual SXSW. I know the video is five months old, but I just found out about them this week. 

 

As I've mentioned before GLENN HUGHES & JASON BONHAM are back together on a new project CALIFORNIA BREED and they released their first video, "Sweet Tea" this week. 

 

And finally, METALLICA rolled out a new tune this week while performing in Bogota with "The Lords of Summer". It's a demo version, but here's the best quality audio we have of said new tune.

 

Know of a band I should know of?
nivens@989therock.com 
On Twitter @nivens 

PS - Shout out to Roxy from Hard Drive Radio for her posting of this parody video about the "Sexiest Elbows in Rock!"

 
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Record Store Day Exclusive Releases!


April 19th is that glorious of days I look forward to year in and year out! An International, Man-Made, Holiday created to celebrate all that's been printed on viny: RECORD STORE DAY! The following list is just a few of the RSD exclusives that will be available at various Record Stores throughout the world! Click this link to find a Record Store near you participating and to peruse the other exclusive albums coming out -> www.recordstoreday.com 

● 311 - 311 (2LP, 4000 copies)
● 311 - Evolver (2LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Draw the Line (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Night in the Ruts (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Rock in a A Hard Place (LP, 3000 copies)
● Aerosmith - Rocks (LP, 3000 copies)
● Black Crowes - Warpaint (140g white vinyl 3xLP)
● Black Crowes and Jimmy Page - Live a the Greek (3LP, 2000 copies on red, clear and blue vinyl)
● Johnny Cash - With His Hot And Blue Guitar (LP, 3000 copies on blue vinyl)
● Clutch/Lionize - split single (7-inch)
● Alice Cooper - Live at Montreux 2005 (140g white vinyl 2xLP )
● Deep Purple - Made in Japan "Black Night" (live in Osaka)/"Woman from Tokyo" (2x7-inch)
● Deep Purple - Shades of Purple
● The Doors - Weird Scenes Inside the Goldmine (2LP)
● Five Finger Death Punch - Purgatory: Tales from the Pit (2LP picture disc, 1000 copies)
● Gojira - The Way of All Flesh (2LP, 350 copies on blue-white vinyl split)
● Green Day - Demolicious (LP)
● Hawkwind - Church of Hawkwind (180g clear vinyl 2xLP)
● Jimi Hendrix Experience - Live at Monterey (LP, 6000 copies)
● Husker Du - Candy Apple Grey (LP)
● Ice-T - Greatest Hits (LP)
● Jay-Z/Linkin Park - Collision Course (LP)
● Ron Jeremy - Understanding and Appreciating Classical Music with Ron Jeremy (7-inch)
● Joan Jett and the Blackhearts - Glorious Results of a Misspent Youth (LP on pink vinyl, 4000 copies)
● Korn - The Paradigm Shift (2LP picture disc, 900 copies)
● Machine Head - "Killers & Kings (Demo)" / "Our Darkest Days" (Ignite cover) (10-inch)
● Mastodon - Live at Brixton (2LP + DVD)
● Duff McKagan - Sick (140g purple 2xLP)
● Motörhead - Motörhead (180g white vinyl 2xLP)
● Motörhead - What's Words Worth (Live 1978) (180g red vinyl LP)
● Motörhead - Aftershock (picture disc)
● Nirvana - "Pennyroyal Tea" (7-inch)
● Opeth - Watershed
● Pantera / Poison Idea - "The Badge" (7-inch on purple/bronze vinyl)
● Pantera - Far Beyond Driven (2LP)
● Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters Theme" (10-inch, 2000 copies on glow in the dark vinyl)
● Pogues - Live with Joe Strummer (2LP on red vinyl)
● Public Enemy - It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back (2LP)
● Public Image Ltd - "Death Disco"/"Warrior (US Dance Mix)" (12-inch)
● Ramones - Meltdown with the Ramones (12-inch EP)
● Sex Pistols - Never Mind the Bollocks (7x7-inch Box Set)
● Sick of It All - Death to Tyrants (LP tri-color vinyl)
● Sick of It All - Based on a True Story (LP tri-color vinyl)
● Slipknot - Vol: 3 The Subliminal Verses (2LP on clear vinyl)
● Soundgarden - Superunknown The Singles (5x10-inch set)
● Sunny Day Real Estate / Circa Survive - Split Single (7-inch, 2,500 copies)
● Testament - Live in London (180g red vinyl 2xLP)
● The Wizard of Oz: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (LP on yellow vinyl, 3500 copies)
● Link Wray - "Slinky"/"Rendezvous" (Sundazed 7-inch) 
 
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New Music Out Today!!
After much fanfare and inquisition THE PRETTY RECKLESS release their much anticipated follow-up to 2012’s EP “Hit Me Like a Man” with “Going to Hell”. I’m not entirely sure which is the clear winner between them and POP EVIL for THE new band everyone’s excited to see at Rockfest! Guess we’ll find out on Saturday, May 31st! Other notable releases for today include: SAXON: The Complete Studio Album Collection 1979 – 1988 and UFO: The Complete Studio Albums Collection 1974 – 1986. Both of these can be bought together via Amazon. OZZY’s latest guitar god, GUS G, drops a solo album, today, with “I Am the Fire”. I’ve told you guys about KILLER BE KILLED, the super-group with members of DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA/SOULFLY, MASTODON & THE MARS VOLTA, here’s two tracks from their self-titled, debut album, dropping in May off NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS.



Remember HOWARD JONES ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE VOX? He’s got a new group, DEVIL YOU KNOW, which is dropping their debut album in April, on the 29th, titled “The Beauty of Destruction”. Here’s a teaser for “Seven Years Alone”.



DOWN rolled out a new track, recently, with “We Knew Him Well”. If you’re not aware DOWN is comprised of PHIL ANSELMO of PANTERA, PEPPER KEENAN from CORROSION OF CONFORMITY. Be on the look-out for their latest EP, “Down IV – Part Two”, May 13th.



AND speaking of PANTERA!!! To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of “Far Beyond Drive” there’s, naturally, a deluxe reissue coming your way in one week, on the 25th! It’ll be newly remastered with a new, live, performance from the Monsters Of Rock festival, 1994.
Here’s what else I have coming down the pike. See anything I’m missing?

PANTERA "Far Beyond Driven" Deluxe Reissue March 25th 
CHEVELLE “La Gargola” April 1st
RONNIE JAMES DIO "This is Your Life Tribute" (Metallica Tenacious D KSE) April 1st
STEEL PANTHER “All You Can Eat” April 1st
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” April 7th
JOHN FRUSCIANTED “Enclosure” April 8th (FMR Gut RHCP)
THE BIRDS OF SATAN “Self-Titled” April 15th (Taylor Hawkins from Foo Fighters)
RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown” Singles & B-Sides 5 limited-edition 10 inch vinyl
GREEN DAY “Demolicious” 
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
SEVENDUST “Time Travelers & Bonfires” April 28th
WHITECHAPEL “Our Endless War” April 29th
MISS MAY I “Rise Of The Lion” April 29th
DEVIL YOU KNOW "The Beauty of Destruction" April 29th Debut (Ex-KSE VOX) 
GUNS N’ ROSES “Appetite for Democracy” April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
ADELITAS WAY TBA April
PSYCHOSTICK Spring
BLACK STONE CHERRY “Magic Mountain” May 6th
PRONG “Ruining Lives” May 13th
DOWN “Down IV – Part Two” May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD “The Righteous & the Butterfly” May 13th
KILLER BE KILLED “Self-Titled” May 13th
ROB ZOMBIE “The Zombie Horror Picture Show” Live DVD/Blu Ray May 20th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue” June 3rd
HELLYEAH “Blood for Blood” June 10th
SCOTT IAN “I’m The Man” Memoir Fall
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
REV THEORY TBA
AC/DC Spring
MASTADON TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
SEETHER TBA
ANTHRAX TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VAN HALEN TBA

2015 Expectations METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) 
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Hump Day Poll



The battle is clearly on between these two first timers at Rockfest!

Pop Evil or The Pretty Reckless!

Which of these two bands are gonna bring it the best?


75% are looking forward to seeing Pop Evil!

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The Birds of Satan!
Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins has a new side project he's working on, The Birds of Satan. Here's their first video that dropped today!

 
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Hump Day Poll


Which Band are you most excited to see at Rockfest 2014??

 

KORN is the clear winner of this one folks.

Followed by Pop Evil & Black Label Society!! 

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New Music Tuesday!!
While there's not a lot to talk about today, there's a whole ass-ton of new stuff coming out later this month, season, and year! 

Somehow last week I brainfarted and missed posting up the fact that STEEL PANTHER has a new disc coming out, “All You Can Eat”. They’ll be joining us at Rockfest 2014 where I suspect we’ll hear some new tunes from them.

GUNS N’ ROSES are putting out a 3D film, “Appetite for Democracy” in April. I’m seeing it will get a theatrical release as well as be on DVD & Blu-ray, of which there are four formats available.

FOO FIGHTERS drummer, TAYLOR HAWKINS, has a new project looking to unleash their debut on April 15th in THE BIRDS OF SATAN. And yes, he – DAVE GROHL – guests on it.

GLEN HUGHES & JASON BONHAM have teamed up again for another “Supergroup” known as CALIFORNIA BREED. Be on the lookout for their self-titled debut album in May. You may recall the previous band Hughes & Bonham were a part of in BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION.

Another psudeo-supergroup is putting their final touches on a debut album. KIMONO KULT, which features former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS guitarist JOHN FRUSCIANTE & former MARS VOLTA guitarist OMAR RODRIGUEZ-LOPEZ, will drop their four-track EP “Hiding the Light” on March 4th, however you can stream it now here!

I wanted to put this up last week, but was afraid if I did I’d tip my hand on them making their first appearance at Rockfest THE PRETTY RECKLESS. Their latest work, “Going To Hell” will drop on March 18th!

Last & certainly not least; “Suicide Silence – Ending Is The Beginning: The Mitch Lucker Memorial Show” was released back in the middle of February and features a laundry list of those in the metal community who came out to reflect on the loss of their friend. CHAD GREY, MAX CAVALERA, and RANDY BLYTHE as well as many others show up for this.  
Here's what's coming down the pike. As always, what am I missing?

KXM (Ray Luzier Doug Pinnick George Lynch) Self-Titled March 11
THE PRETTY RECKLESS “Going to Hell” March 18th
CHEVELLE “La Gargola” April 1st
RONNIE JAMES DIO: This is Your Life Tribute – Metallica Tenacious D KSE – April 1st
STEEL PANTHER “All You Can Eat” April 1st
BLACK LABEL SOCIETY “Catacombs of the Black Vatican” April 7th
RECORD STORE DAY April 19th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown” Singles & B-Sides 5 limited-edition 10 inch vinyl April 19th
GREEN DAY “Demolicious” April 19th
REVOLVER GOLDEN GOD AWARDS April 23rd
SEVENDUST “Time Travelers & Bonfires” April 28th
WHITECHAPEL “Our Endless War” April 29th
MISS MAY I “Rise Of The Lion” April 29th
GUNS N’ ROSES “Appetite for Democracy” April Theaters/DVD/Blu-ray
BLACK STONE CHERRY “Magic Mountain” May 6th
ROB ZOMBIE Live DVD/Blu Ray May
PRONG “Ruining Lives” May 13th
MUSHROOMHEAD “The Righteous & the Butterfly” May 13th
SOUNDGARDEN “Superunknown 20th Anniversary Deluxe Reissue” June 3rd
HELLYEAH “Blood for Blood” June 10th
SCOTT IAN “I’m The Man” Memoir Fall
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY Fall
TEENAGE TIME KILLER TBA
REV THEORY TBA
KILLER BE KILLED TBA
MASTADON TBA
GODSMACK TBA
PAPA ROACH Fall
SOILWORK Live DVD TBA
ANTHRAX TBA
SLASH w/ MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS TBA
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VAN HALEN TBA
 
2015 Expectations
METALLICA
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock) 2015

 
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