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Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog

Twas a busy week in the world of Rock-n-Roll. Much Foo news as I covered in my Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog. Same with Pearl Jam and front-man Eddie Vedder. Well inside this blog you'll get more Rush, Sammy, Alice knowledge then you've ever had before!!! OK, that might be a little overkill. Then again, sometimes my job is overkill. That being said, let's jump right into new music news.

Jane's Addiction diligently working on a new album. Although they're without Duff McKagen, Perry Ferrell's pretty sure Jane's annoyed him which is why he left. they do have a working title "The Great Escape Artist" and will showcase work from TV on the Radio member and Yeah Yeah Yeahs producer Dave Sitek. Expect this album to be ready for the masses by summer.

Ozzy's re-releaseing two of his heavy hitters in "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Diary of a Madman" on May 31st. Both will be available individually on vinyl or CD or together in a deluxe collector's box.

Rob Zombie inducted Alice Cooper into the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame. Here's video footage from Fuse TV.

If you're needing to be re-upped on Poison before they arrive at the Spring Center in June with Motley Crue and the New York Dolls you'll want to pick up the two-disc "Double Dose of Poison: Ultimate Hits" on May 3rd. It will help celebrate their 25th anniversary as a band.

The original Alice Cooper group box set comes out in June and will feature four CDs from the years 1964-1974 with demos, rarities, live, spoken word and the live show of 1971 "Killer" tour in St. Louis. Plus a 64-page, full-color yearbook style book with hard front and back cover.

iDrum was officially launched this last week. It's the world's first truly interactive magazine for drummers containing news, reviews, lessons and hours of video content. Completely free and featuring Rush's Neil Peart, for more info check out www.idrummag.com

And speaking of Rush, Eagle Rock Entertainment has launched their first music films as iPad apps with "2112 & Moving Pictures Classic Albums" as well as Nirvana's "Nevermind Classic Albums" and "Ladies & Gentlemen... The Rolling Stones".

A new Foo Fighters documentary "Foo Fighters: Back and Forth" will show in select movie theaters nationwide on April 5th. The only stops near Kansas City will be in Manhattan, KS - 8PM at Seth Childs 12 and Warrensburg, MO - 8PM Carmike University 8. For more info click me, Foo!!

A Perfect Circle announced a North American tour this week. Unfortunately no stops have been planned for KC, yet. As for the closest places to catch their tour; the Roy Wilkins Auditorium in St. Paul, Minnesota will host APC on the 6th of July and the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver on August 2nd. To see if A Perfect Circle is coming near you follow this link.

03/27/2011 1:51PM
Weekly Rock Wind Up Blog
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