Not sure about you, but this dose of Spring sunshine sure has kicked me out of winter hibernation and with that, a lot of Rock 'n' Roll has been getting played loud & proud. There's been some killer new rock music released in the last few weeks and lot's of awesome albums on the horizon.
What have you been rokken like dokken to this week?
Leave a comment below!
Question Of The Week?
33 1/3 RPM - who's ever stopped and counted that spinning black circle?
WIN, WIN, WIN, WIN...
All Good Things have been one of my fav musical discoveries of 2021 and recently released A Hope In Hell monster new album full of some of the most anthemic rock you'll wrap your ears around.
The kind folk at Better Noise Music have given 5 Signed Copies to give away to Rock Lives Here readers.
Live Gigs might still seem like an eternity away for us rock fans in Australia, but there's no shortage of awesome releases coming up over the next few weeks.
Ozzy Osbourne - No More Tears his sixth solo studio album and features some of Zakk Wylde's best-ever guitar work, along with four songs co-written by Motörhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. An absolute classic, this release comes in Standard gatefold vinyl sleeve, 2LP, 180gsm black vinyl. Released 17 September.
Billy Idol - The Roadside is Idol's first new release in nearly seven years, features longtime lead guitarist and co-writer and is produced by Butch Walker (Green Day, Weezer, Marvelous3, Pink). Released 24 September.
Vega - Anarchy And Unity is destined to be another masterclass in modern melodic rock from these UK rockers. Released 17 September.
You can check out many more upcoming albums available for pre-order by clicking here...
New Rock To Check Out
Another big week of new Rock 'n' Roll! Rock sure is alive and well, those industry gatekeepers & supposed tastemakers sure are asleep on the job!!
If you hang out on Spotify, then you can check all these out and more on the Weekly Riff Raff Playlist. Listen here...
Melbourne rock n roll legends, Electric Mary, have come storming back with their first new music since their 2019 album Mother. Read more...
Bad Wolves have just released their new single 'Lifeline' from their forthcoming third album 'Dear Monsters' out October 29. The album will be the first to feature new lead singer DL. Read more...
Montreal’s DANGEREENS have just released their new single and video ‘Thieves’....Aerosmith jamming with T-Rex and KISS!. Read more...
Finnish rock band RECKLESS LOVE return with new single & music video 'Outrun', with their fifth studio album to be released early next year. Read more...
All For One 30 Year Anniversary Edition is a tip of the hat to where it all began for the The Screaming Jets. The bands current line up has rerecorded the album in full, with a fresh new take on the old classics. Read more...
What To Watch
Mean Man - The Story Of Chris Holmes
Watched this on Amazon Prime a few weeks back and whilst not being the most massive W.A.S.P fan, this was one of the best music doco's I've watched in recent times. As well as obviously covering Chris's time as guitarist for the infamous W.A.S.P and his trials and tribulations with Blackie Lawless, it also details the current day based in Cannes, France, touring Europe and forging ahead as a "solo" artist. Oh and you betcha that iconic pool scene from Decline Of The Western Civilization is featured!
What To Read
Prior to COVID, life was a lot simpler. Experiencing live music was a lot simpler.
Australian artists toured the country, Australian audiences filled the venues,
and Australian photographers captured many of these shows.
2019 – A YEAR BEFORE LOCKDOWN documents life leading up to lockdown,
where 58 Australian photographers captured 200+ Australian artists during simpler times.
Awesome photos, awesome photographers and part of the proceeds from the sale of this book go towards Support Act.
For more info and to grab yourself a copy, head over to https://2019ayearbeforelockdown.com/
What To Listen To
I had the pleasure this week of chatting with none other than the legend himself, Ginger Wildheart the frontman of The Wildhearts, one of the greatest English rock bands of the past 30 years! Today (September 3rd) The Wildhearts released their new album 21st Century Love Songs. An album chock full of massive riffs, The Wildhearts energy and chaos and an anger that talks of these times we are currently living.
Video(s) Of The Week
Myles Kennedy - A Thousand Words
The video for “A Thousand Words” finds MYLES reconnecting with director Stefano Bertelli (Alter Bridge’s “Native Son”/MYLES KENNEDY’s “In Stride” video) for another animated masterpiece. The video shows MYLES reflecting on life at an open grave as he sings the thought-provoking lyrics “Cause in times like these, we must live and learn.” One of the many amazing tracks off latest album The Ides Of March. Read more...
Nestor - Tomorrow
Swedish melodic rockers Nestor have just dropped this gloriously epic track and brought along Samantha Fox (yes...the Samantha Fox) who appears both in the video and singing on the track! This is a must watch!!!