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New Video: Papa Roach "Gravity" w/ Maria Brink

Catch both Papa Roach & In This Moment at Rockfest 2015!

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It's been a minute, so let's talk new music!

Few notable new albums out today and there's some serious action coming down the pike!
  • 10 YEARS are still hard at it and have put out a new disc today on the PALEHORSE label titled, "From Birth to Burial".
  • APOCALYPTICA, who were just in KC opening for SIXX AM drop "Shadowmaker" on the BETTER NOISE/ELEVEN SEVEN label!
  • DANKO JONES, who are incredibly underrated, have put out their latest work "Fire Music" on the BAD TASTE/MRI label.
  • GWAR, still in the throws of a lawsuit from Dave Brockie's father, are putting out their 1992 project onto DVD "Phallus in Wonderland".


And here's what we're looking at soon; JELLO BIAFRA's 2nd album recorded in New Orleans, "A Walk on Jindal's Splinter's" will be out on May the 12th via ALTERNATIVE TENTACLES RECORDS. His first work from NOLA, "Banned from Record Store Day" dropped last week ### Even though SERJ TANKIAN just penned a new song for the Armenian Genocide there's currently no timetable for new SYSTEM OF A DOWN ### I mentioned this in a Weekly Rock Wind Up but FRANK ZAPPA's final album, "Dance Me This" will drop in June. This is Zappa's final album and will be his 100th official release ### BABYMETAL, the Japanese pop-metal group, have signed with RAL/SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT and will be releasing, stateside, their self-titled debut album digitally on May 12th and physically on June 16th ### SLAYER have wrapped work on their 11th studio album AND have set aside six songs for the follow-up effort ### Last but certainly not least TEENAGE TIME KILLERS have announced a date for their debut disc, "Greatest Hits Vol. 1", which we'll see on July 31st via RISE RECORDS! Every single bad mohamba jamba in rock/metal/punk/thrash/hard core show up here: CORROSION OF CONFORMITY's REED MULLIN with bandmates MIKE DEAN & WOODY WEATHERMAN, aforementioned JELLO BIAFRA, RANDY BLYTHE (Lamb of God), DAVE GROHL & PAT SMEAR (Foo Fighters), NICK OLIVERI, MATT SKIBA (Alkaline Trio), COREY TAYLOR, TOMMY VICTOR (Prong & Danzig), LEE VING (Fear), MIKE "IX" WILLIAMS (Eyehategod), KARL AGELL and from the press release "many, many more". Jesus man, this thing's gonna be bananas!

As Always, What Am I Missing Down Below?


DANZIG Covers Album Late Spring
"To Hale & Back" HALESTORM Book May
MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc. HBO May 4th
NASHVILLE PUSSY "Ten Years of Pussy" compilation album May 12th
FAITH NO MORE "Sol Invictus" May 19th
THE CIRCLE (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham) "At Your Service" May 19th
DUFF McKAGAN "How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)" Book May
DIO Box Set End of May

QUIET RIOT Documentary "Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back" May 19th
MASTODON "Crack the Skye" Vinyl Reissue June 2nd
FRANK ZAPPA "Dance Me This" (Final album, #100) June
ART OF ANARCHY (Weiland, Bumblefoot, John Moyer) Self-titled June 9th

TREMONTI "Cauterize" June 9th
BREAKING BENJAMIN "Dark Before Dawn" June 23rd
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Deluxe DVD Box Set June 30th
COREY TAYLOR "You're Making Me Hate You" Book June 30th
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA "Space" EP Summer
TEENAGE TIME KILLERS "Greatest Hits Vol. 1" July 31st
MASTODON "The Hunter" Vinyl Reissue August 4th

"CLOCKWORK LIVES" Rush's Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th
MASTODON "Once More 'Round the Sun" Vinyl Reissue October 5th
VINNIE PAUL "Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul" Book around Christmas
UGLY KID JOE "Uglier Than They Used Ta Be" TBA crowdsourcing
RICHARDS/CRANE "World Stands Still" Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal)
WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Solo
SEVENDUST TBA
P.O.D TBA Summer
THE SWORD Late Summer
CHRIS CORNELL Solo
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Late Summer
"Montage of Heck" KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November
DEFTONES TBA Fall
MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015
SHINEDOWN
BUCKCHERRY Spring

SOUNDGARDEN 2016
DANZIG TBA Late 2015/Early '16
STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH frontman) solo Country album (late 2015/early '16)
ZAKK WYLDE "Book of Shadows Vol II" Early 2016

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Before Nirvana, Kurt though these names might work

Personally I woulda chosen THE REAGANITES!

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Feast Thy Eyes Upon This!!

Well look at you New Spankin Music!! Let’s jump right into it with what’s out today!!

Rockfest artist WE ARE HARLOT drops their self-titled debut today! After reading about this band in this month’s REVOLVER MAGAZINE and their antics for partying & having a good time I’m super stoked to catch them in action this year on the Worth Harley-Davidson Stage at 3:15! You can stream the new jams here --- > http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/rock/6509440/we-are-harlots-debut-album-exclusive

HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD returns with “Day of the Dead”. It’s been a few years since I’ve seen these guys in action. Would like to correct that sooner than later!  

Metallers CROWBAR are re-releasing “Equilibrium”  

SCOTT WEILAND (fmr STP frontman) & the WILDABOUTS “Blaster”  

PRONG’s kicking out a covers album with “Songs from the Black Hole”. Super stoked to check this out! FRITZ has already loaded in track one, “Doomsday” by DISCHARGE!  

Even though they’re rolling with a new frontman, and have been for a minute, THREE DAYS GRACE are kicking out a new disc today with “Human”.  

VAN HALEN release their live album today, “Tokyo Dome Live in Concert. Catch them live in action this summer at Sandstone in July!  

AC/DC “FAQ: All That’s Left to Know About the World’s True Rock n’ Roll Band” book!  

Been a ton of developments in new album/book/movie announcements since my last blog!
 
See: New HALESTORM book! THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION getting deluxe box set treatment! BREAKING BENJAMIN’s 5th studio album coming! CHRIS CORNELL (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIO SLAVE, TEMPLE OF THE DOG) solo album! SEVENDUST finishes recording their 10th studio album! KILLSWITCH ENGAGE live DVD & then some!
 
Peep below & as always, What Am I Missing?!?
AGNOSTIC FRONT “The American Dream Died” April 4th
HALESTORM “Into the Wild Life” April 7th
FOO FIGHTERS: Sonic Highways DVD/Blu-Ray/iTunes April 7th
LOCAL H “Hey Killer” April 14th
RECORD STORE DAY April 18th
DANZIG Covers Album Late Spring
“To Hale & Back” HALESTORM Book May
MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc. HBO May 4th  
NASHVILLE PUSSY “Ten Years of Pussy” compilation album May 12th
FAITH NO MORE “Sol Invictus” May 19th
THE CIRCLE (Hagar, Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham) “At Your Service” May 19th
DUFF McKAGAN “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)” Book May
QUIET RIOT Documentary “Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” May 19th
MASTODON “Crack the Skye” Vinyl Reissue June 2nd
ART OF ANARCHY (Weiland, Bumblefoot, John Moyer) Self-titled June 9th
TREMONTI “Cauterize” June 9th
BREAKING BENJAMIN “Dark Before Dawn” June 23rd
THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION Deluxe DVD Box Set June 30th
COREY TAYLOR “You’re Making Me Hate You” Book June 30th
THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA “Space” EP Summer
MASTODON “The Hunter” Vinyl Reissue August 4th
“CLOCKWORK LIVES” Rush’s Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th
MASTODON “Once More ‘Round the Sun” Vinyl Reissue October 5th
VINNIE PAUL “Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul” Book around Christmas
UGLY KID JOE “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” TBA crowdsourcing
RICHARDS/CRANE “World Stands Still” Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal)
WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Solo
SEVENDUST TBA
P.O.D TBA Summer
THE SWORD Late Summer
CHRIS CORNELL Solo
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Late Summer
“Montage of Heck” KURT COBAIN Doc. DVD November
DEFTONES TBA Fall
MEGADETH (with Chris Adler of Lamb of God on drums)
KILLSWITCH ENGAGE DVD End of 2015
BUCKCHERRY Spring
SOUNDGARDEN 2016
DANZIG TBA Late 2015/Early ‘16
STEVEN TYLER (AEROSMITH frontman) solo Country album (late 2015/early ’16)
ZAKK WYLDE “Book of Shadows Vol II” Early 2016
 
In Development
 
ALICE COOPER Covers of  THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More
ANTHRAX
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
BIOHAZARD
BLACK SABBATH
CLUTCH
D.R.I.
 “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FEAR FACTORY
FLEA RHCP Memoir
GOJIRA
IRON MAIDEN
KORN’S BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH Memoir “With My Eyes Open
MESHUGGAH
METALLICA
PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic
REV THEORY
RED LINE CHEMISTRY “Chemical High & a Hand Grenade” Reissue
ROB ZOMBIE
SMASHING PUMPKINS  “Day for Night”
SEVENDUST Live DVD
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
TESTAMENT
THE NEW YORK HARDCORE CHRONICLES FILM (2016)
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VOLBEAT
VISION OF DISORDER

 
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AIC parody of "Man in the Box"!

Click on the video and go "Like" it on YouTube so these guys will make another parody!!
So fuggin good!

 
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Thoughts & Deets On New TREMONTI!

CREED & ALTER BRIDGE shredder is back with a new single, "Another Heart" from his sophomore album "Cauterize" due out June 9th!

What's your take on it?
Ya dig?
Nah?
It's so-so?
Let thy voice be heard!

 
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Goodbye Winter, Hello New Music!

I have never been one for the month of February. It's cold, dreary, feels like the entire world is kissing death on the lips & I drink like a goddamn sailor on leave! And as we enter into the final week of the worst month of the year it brings a smile to my face to see such a collection of new music out today, thus signaling the end of winter! Suck on it Punxsutawney Phil! No matter the musical spectrum you find yourself in there is - truly - something for everyone today! 
 
Let's dive in…
 
KID ROCK is back with album number 10, "First Kiss". Some feel KID may have slipped a little as he's aging and is now GRANDPA ROCK (his kid just had a kid) but there's one thing Kid knows how to do and that's pen hits. I suspect he'll continue forward, though might be more in the Top 40/Country charts than Rock. 
 
ALL THAT REMAINS are back with a new jam, "The Order of Things". For those that enjoyed their last album, "A War You Cannot Win", I hate to break it to you but frontman PHIL LABONTE thought is sucked and that it was crap (paraphrasing his words). Phil's promising to do better this time around. 
 
Twas 40 years ago today LED ZEPPELIN put out "Physical Graffiti" so how are they honoring it? By putting out a massive deluxe reissue. And no, this won't mean some sort of one-off reunion tour. 
 
Mr. ROB ZOMBIE - arguably the JAMES BROWN of rock & metal - is putting out a live cd today in "Spookshow International Live". 19 tracks covering Zombie's career, not only solo but from the WHITE ZOMBIE days as well. His new flick 31 is opening its doors again for fan-backing as they had such success the first time around & had many late entries wanting to be part of the "most fucked up film of the year!" Follow the link for more info… http://www.fanbacked.com/c/31-rob-zombie-film/
 
Believe it or not the SCORPIONS are still rolling along & have a new disc out now, "Return to Forever". 
 
One of the biggest characters to ever play the Blues, LEAD BELLY, spent time in jail, sang his way to freedom & notably influenced the likes of KURT COBAIN, JACK WHITE & a slew of other players today. I make mention of this as his Smithsonian Folkways Collection Box Set is available today! 5 discs, over 100 tracks and don't be surprised if you hear tunes that became covered over the years by many of your favorite artists. 
 
And last & certainly not least, an album that I've heard & totally dug! Again, in the Blues vein but with modern players teamed up on it. Most recognizable being BARRETT MARTIN (WALKING PAPERS, SCREAMING TREES, MAD SEASON) & JIMBO MATHUS - who also served as producer- teamed up with CEDELL DAVIS on "Last Man Standing". Davis is damn near 90, full of piss, vinegar & stories as you can only imagine from a man who grew up in the blues & down in the Delta. True music aficionados will want to pick this up & give it multiple spins! 
 
Here's what's expected, coming down the pike:
  • FOO FIGHTERS: SONIC HIGHWAYS will get the deluxe DVD/Blu-Ray treatment & see a digital release via iTunes on April 7th
  • THE SWORD is heading back into the studio on March 16th to work on their 5th studio album
  • BUCKCHERRY's JOSH TODD says the band is about half the way through their 7th album
  • BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are back into studio working on their 5th album with a tentative summer release
  • WOLFGANG VAN HALEN is working on his first solo album
  • SOUNDGARDEN is eyeing a 2016 release for their next album
  • FILTER is deep into recording their 7th album & frontman RICHARD PATRICK says the band is exploring a more industrial sound
  • STONE TEMPLE PILOTS with CHESTER BENNINGTON have been in studio putting the final touches on their latest un-titled effort & follow up to 2013's "High Rise". 

AS ALWAYS, WHAT AM I MISSING?!?

HINDER “When the Smoke Clears” March 3rd
MASTODON “Blood Mountain” Vinyl Reissue March 3rd
IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute March 3rd
LIEUTENANT (Foo’s Nate Mendel) “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week” March 10th
SOILWORK “Live in the Heart of Helsinki” March 13th
SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS “Blaster” March 31st
THREE DAYS GRACE “Human” March 31st  
VAN HALEN “Tokyo Dome Live In Concert” 2-CD’s / 4 LP’s March 31st
HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD “Day of the Dead” March 31st
AGNOSTIC FRONT “The American Dream Died” April 4th
HALESTORM “Into the Wild Life” April 7th
FOO FIGHTERS: SONICE HIGHWAYS DVD/Blu-Ray/iTunes
LOCAL H “Hey Killer” April 14th

MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc on HBO April + Book
DUFF McKAGAN “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)” Book May
QUIET RIOT Documentary “Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” May 19th
FAITH NO MORE “Sol Invictus” May 19th 
MASTODON “Crack the Skye” Vinyl Reissue June 2nd 
COREY TAYLOR “You’re Making Me Hate You” Book June 30th
MASTODON “The Hunter” Vinyl Reissue August 4th
MASTODON “Once More ‘Round the Sun” Vinyl Reissue October 5th
“CLOCKWORK LIVES” Rush’s Neil Peart + Kevin J. Anderson Book September 15th
VINNIE PAUL “Drumming Up an Appetite with Vinnie Paul” Book around Christmas
UGLY KID JOE “Uglier Than They Used Ta Be” TBA crowdsourcing
RICHARDS/CRANE “World Stands Still” Whit Crane UKJ + LEE RICHARDS (Godsmack/Another Animal)

 
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One time, in '85 the Beastie Boys opened for Madonna

The internet is a wild thing, isn't it!?!
I love finding these little lost gems (RIP MCA) showcasing bands when they're supper young!
Like this one, where the Beastie's talk about a now famous run in with the police while they opened for Madonna!
Enjoy!

 
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Here's to New & Old Music!

It's another Tuesday here in Kansas City, where we've been enjoying some unseasonably warm days! 
There's quite a few new jams coming down the pike, not much for today other than; 

BLACKBERRY SMOKE with "Holding all the Roses". Catch these guys next Friday, the 20th, at the Uptown

RAMONES, "Live at German Television Musikladen Recordings" 1978 LP/DVD

And we finally have a date - May 19th - for new FAITH NO MORE & a title "Sol Invictus";

Word on the street is SEVENDUST will be heading back into the studio, very, very soon;

It was also announced today that HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will drop "Day of the Dead" on March 31st! 

And I'd be remissed if I didn't mention this interesting project featuring DANNY CAREYTOOL drummer, with BRENT HINDS of MASTODON with OFF!'s DIMITRI COATS; LEGEND OF THE SEAGULLMEN. Check their sound out by following this LINK!

#ICYMI - as mentioned on the last couple of Weekly Rock Wind Up's! 
  • SLASH has 4 new film projects in the works
  • UGLY KID JOE are working on a new album via crowd source funding! Follow link --> HERE!
  • Speaking of UKJ; Frontman WHIT CRANE has teamed up with LEE RICHARDS (GODSMACK/ANOTHER ANIMAL) to form RICHARDS/CRANE & they plan on putting out a debut album, "World Stands Still", later this year. 
Here's the first single/video from that project, with ALTER BRIDGE front-dude MYLES KENNEDY

  • HELLYEAH drummer VINNIE PAUL is promising he's putting out his long-awaited cookbook, "Drumming Up An Appetite with Vinnie Paul" by the Holiday's!
  • The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film will be recorded this year with a 2016 expected release date!
  • VAN HALEN will release it's first live album with DAVID LEE ROTH on March 31st; "Tokyo Dome Live In Concert"!
  • Fresh off their Grammy nominated attendance, and subsequent ejection, MASTODON will re-release all their REPRISE titles on wax! Starting with "Blood Mountain" on March 3rd. 
  • A definitive BEHEMOTH biography is expected out on the 24th of this month!
  • And finally, this one's for you A-Hole Bob, NEIL PEART from RUSH is working on a follow up to his best-selling "Clockwork Angels", with author KEVIN J. ANDERSON, "Clockwork Lives". Be on the look out for it on September 15th!
Know of anything I'm missing?!? 
SCORPIONS “Return to Forever” February 20th
KID ROCK “First Kiss” February 24th
ALL THAT REMAINS “The Order of Things” February 24th
ROB ZOMBIE “Spookshow International Live” Feb. 24th
LED ZEPPELIN “Physical Graffiti” Reissue Feb. 24th
HINDER “When the Smoke Clears” March 3rd
IMMORTAL RANDY RHOADS – The Ultimate Tribute March 3rd
SOILWORK “Live in the Heart of Helsinki” March 13th
SCOTT WEILAND & THE WILDABOUTS “Blaster” March 31st
THREE DAYS GRACE “Human” March 31st  
AGNOSTIC FRONT “The American Dream Died” April 4th
MONTAGE OF HECK Kurt Cobain Doc on HBO April + Book
HALESTORM “Into the Wild Life” April 7th
LIEUTENANT (Foo’s Nate Mendel) “If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week” March 10th
LOCAL H “Hey Killer” Spring
FAITH NO MORE “TBA” May
DUFF McKAGAN “How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions)” Book May
QUIET RIOT Documentary “Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” May 19th
COREY TAYLOR “You’re Making Me Hate You” Book June 30th
 
IN DEVELOPMENT
 
ALICE COOPER Covers of  THE DOORS, HENDRIX, THE WHO, JOHN LENNON + More
ANTHRAX
BEASTIE BOYS Memoirs (By both Mike D & Ad Rock)
BIOHAZARD
BREAKING BENJAMIN
BLACK SABBATH
CHRIS CORNELL Solo
CLUTCH
D.R.I.
DANZIG working on ELVIS covers
“Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas” comic book drawn by TROY LITTLE
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH
FEAR FACTORY
FLEA RHCP Memoir
GOJIRA
IRON MAIDEN
KORN’S BRIAN “HEAD” WELCH Memoir “With My Eyes Open
MESHUGGAH
MEGADETH
METALLICA
P.O.D
PRETTY RECKLESS Acoustic
REV THEORY
RED LINE CHEMISTRY “Chemical High & a Hand Grenade” Reissue
ROB ZOMBIE
SMASHING PUMPKINS  “Day for Night”
STEVEN TYLER SOLO
STONE SOUR COVERS ALBUM
SEVENDUST Live DVD
SYSTEM OF A DOWN
TESTAMENT
TREMONTI (Creed/Alter Bridge Axman Solo)
TOOL Who F*cking Knows
VOLBEAT
VISION OF DISORDER
 
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Metal Bruce Almighty!

I can recall the very first time I saw this scene. I had just moved back to Kansas City, was living in my mom's basement, and was losing my sh!t - laughing my ass off! My Ma thought I was choking and yelled downstairs at me to make sure I was alright! 

This is a nice addition to a great movie clip!

 
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