Now Playing: There seems to be a lot of new albums on the way from some of your favorite hair masters... and most of them look pretty good.
Topic: The Only-Rock Weekly Look
'Tis the season for new releases from some of your favorite bands. Quite a few look pretty good. Let's start out with some already released tracks:
-Iron Maiden's "The Reincarnation Of Benjamin Breeg": I bought this single the first day it came out, and man oh man, it was great! Basically classic Maiden with a newer flair, but not too new, it's still Maiden. A 7:21 mintue epic with some awesome vocals, guitars, and storyline. Great to see age hasn't taken the toll on these guys! Can't wait for the new album.
-Sammy Hagar and the Wabos' new album, "Livin' It Up": Sammy sounds great! The band can play some great music. I am a little saddened at the new turn of direction; it's very cliche and margaritaville-sounding. Don't get me wrong, it sounds good and fun, but it's not the old Hagar. He's beginning to lose it. I wouldn't recommend the album, but the single, "Let Me Take You There", is a must-have. Buy it on iTunes for 99c.
Here are the albums on the way from the metal world according to sleazeroxx.com:
Alldates are subject to change.
I'm looking forward to the QR "Rehab", "A Twisted Christmas", and maybe "Bat Out Of Hell III". I've gotten the single for "Bat Out Of Hell III", and it sounds really heavy for Meat Loaf. Almost industrial-like.
I really wonder what the new Jet album will sound like. I hope it continues in the same direction as their debut.
Fall is the starting time for many great tours! Let's check out the ones either in progress or about to begin.
-L.A. Guns/Bulletboys, Aerosmith/Motley Crue, Mike Tramp's White Lion, Paul Stanley, Winger, Guns N' Roses, Wolfmother, Europe, W.A.S.P., Stephen Pearcy, Supernova (see below), Queensryche, and quite a few more. We have stories and dates on some of the tours in the Rock News Blog, others you'll have to research yourself.
Rock Star: Supernova has ended and a singer has been picked for Supernova! Lucas Rossi sings in the style of punk and was picked by Jason Newstead (bass, Metallica), Gilby Clarke (guitar, Hollywood Rose, Gn'R, Candy), and Tommy Lee (drums, Motley Crue & Solo).
Do I agree with their choice? Not at all... but this isn't the place to explain it all. I would've much more liked to see Toby or Magni get the gig. Too bad.
They are starting their tour very soon and have an album on the way. Hoever, it should be known that they have lost the rights to their name, Supernova. Long story short, they are now known simply as The Tommy Lee Project. We'll let you know when they decide on a name.
What's new with Only-Rock? Nothin' much. School takes it out of me, and gives me very little time to update. I'll try to update the Rock News Blog Mon., Wed., and Fri. Also, there should be a new Only-Rock Special next week, entitled The Guitarists. In this edition, we will go into the most important guitarists and solos of all time.
Misc: There is still no word on Chinese Democracy. I think time is running out for Axl to release it... if he doesn't soon, the Guns N' Roses fans may never see another album. Thinking positive :)