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Listen: BRIAN SETZER - "Let's Shake" - the lead single from ROCKABILLY RIOT: ALL ORIGINAL

I can never say enough good things about BRIAN SETZER. More people need to explore his massive body of work, and I do my best to make sure the youngsters around these parts are exposed to it. That said, I'm really excited for the August 12 release of ROCKABILLY RIOT! ALL ORIGINAL (Surfdog Records). This week, Setzer has released the first single, "Let's Shake" - and it's all the rockabilly goodness you'd expect. Give it a loud listen below, and check out a few words from the man himself...

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Metal Fun: Watch SOULFLY & SEPULTURA Play the Same Song at the Same Festival... Who Does ROOTS Better?

UPDATED: The Internet Gods didn't want you to see this. Both live clips have been pulled from YouTube.

"Roots Bloody Roots!" That anthemic call has been raging since the song was released as the first single from SEPULTURA's ROOTS album in 1996. But then, frontman Max Cavalera split from the band and formed SOULFLY, who have been performing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set since 1997... and SEPULTURA gained a new frontman with the addition of Derrick Green (also in '97) and have continued playing "Roots Bloody Roots" as part of their live set as well. Both bands have gone through numerous line-up changes since that year (the same year I started dating my now-wife), and while it's probably happened before, I never thought of this phenomenon until now - SEPULTURA and SOULFLY performing on the bill at the same festival. It happened at Hellfest this past weekend, with SEPULTURA throwing down their "Roots" on Friday, and SOULFLY serving theirs on Saturday. So the question begs, who plays it better? Let's take a look and listen, then sound off in the comments section below!

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X Announce Four-Night Stands in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, NYC - Set to Play First Four Albums in Their Entirety...

Back in 2011, I had an opportunity to see the X documentary film, X: THE UNHEARD MUSIC at Chicago's Bottom Lounge as part of RIOT FEST. Of course, the highlight was X themselves, performing their first album in it's entirety, and I was right there on the side of the stage seeing the action from a nearly JOHN DOE point-of-view. Now, X will do some special Four-Night Stands in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland and New York - with select dates in-between. This is a fantastic opportunity for fans to see X - John Doe, Exene Cervenka, Billy Zoom, and D.J. Bonebrake - doing what they do best. Dates below.

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Indie: THE NEARLY DEADS stream new album, release set for June 24...

I've featured Nashville's THE NEARLY DEADS here on THE ROCK FATHER before (my friend Rob manages the band), and on June 24, the band will release their new album, INVISIBLE TONIGHT (pre-order: Amazon | iTunes). The band has been growing an audience - snagging $13,000 in support for the album and tour via Kickstarter, and their recent WAYNE'S WORLD-inspired video is nearing 16K plays on YouTube in just two weeks. As of tonight, the new album is streaming in it's entirety over at IDOBI radio. Learn more about the band, watch and listen below - then sound off in the comments. Dig 'em? Don't dig 'em? I want to know!

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