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tedFrom ABC 1-on-1: Ted Nugent has just released his first studio album in seven years, ShutUp&Jam!, which features raging slabs of blistering blues-infused and hard-rock riffs.  The record finds the outspoken right-wing rocker paying tribute to military heroes, touting the freedoms offered American citizens and declaring his love for good, old-fashioned barbecue, while also sharing his desire to simply keep rocking out.

Nugent tells ABC News Radio that all of his “musical dreams came true on this record,” because he had the chance to collaborate with some of his favorite musicians.

One of the tracks on ShutUp&Jam!, “She’s Gone,” is a duet with his old friend Sammy Hagar.  Ted says he’d wanted to record something with Hagar for years, but they could never coordinate their busy schedules.  Nugent notes that the historic collaboration finally happened earlier this year when he was laid up after undergoing a double knee-replacement surgery. Continue reading



Club Azul inside Hotel Encanto: Alister M (7:30-10:30 p.m.)

De La Vega’s: Soulshine (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

El Patio: Acoustic Open Mic Night (9 p.m., $3, 21+)

High Desert Brewing Co.: Deltaphonic (8 p.m., free)

Hurricane Alley: Geeks Who Drink with DJ Cane after party (8 p.m., free, 21+)

Jose Murphy’s: DJ Angel (10 p.m., 21+)


Amaro Winery: John Morgan (7 p.m., free)

De La Vega’s: Dan Lambert (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

El Patio: Underground Hip Hop Night  (Hip Hop) (10 p.m., $3, 21+)

The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Deltaphonic (7-11 p.m., free)

Hurricane Alley: Border Ave (9 p.m., $5, 21+)

Sparky’s Burgers BBQ: Studebaker John, free concert to kick off Sparky’s birthday celebration (7-10 p.m., free)

Luna Rossa: Su American Chile (6-9 p.m., free)

Vintage Wines: Nicole Martinez, acoustic rock and pop (8 p.m., free)


De La Vega’s: Muddy Hands Blues Band (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

Dublin’s Street Pub: CHIVE Saturday, The Unofficial CHIVE Meet Up, (8 p.m.-2 a.m., ladies free and $5 for men, 21+)

El Patio: I am the Albatross and The Wrath of Popcorn Sutton (rock) (9 p.m., $3, 21+)

Emilia’s on the Plaza: Tuco John (5 p.m., free)

The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Travis Manning (7-11 p.m., free)

High Desert Brewing Co.: Josh Morningstar, Last Honky-Tonk Music Series (8 p.m., free)

Hurricane Alley: Mesilla Valley Musicians Guild  (9 p.m., $5, 21+)

Luna Rossa: Dan Lambert (6-9 p.m., free)

Sparky’s Burgers BBQ: Jenni Dale Lord (12-3 p.m., free)

Vintage Wines: Tiffany Christopher, acoustic powerhouse rock and roll (8 p.m., free)


Josefina’s: Just Friends (12-1 p.m., free)

Luna Rossa: Matt Klett (5-8 p.m., free)

Speaking Rock Casino in El Paso, T.X.: Phat Soul (8-11 p.m., free)

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Tickets are available  for purchase right now at or any of the above vendors. Want to go FREE? We’ve got you covered. BUT, you’re going to have to earn your way onto the Rocket VIP list. Here’s how:

Upload the best image you’ve got of YOUR Rock Angel. It’s that easy. 

See, between Black Label Society‘s Angel of Mercy and Kyng‘s Electric Halo…we’re feeling a very heavenly vibe on this show! We want to see your Rock Angel, be it art, people, things or place…we want to see and HEAR about it.

Upload an image of what YOUR Rock Angel is, and submit a few lines about why you should score. We’ll have 5 winners total.  All will be notified Friday morning, August 1st at 8am with Rocket Mornings. Then, Sunday night, August 3rd, our Rocket VIP and their guests are in FREE to see Black Label Society,  Kyng, and Wovenwar.

Entries must be submitted NO LATER THAN Midnight 8/1/2014. All entries will be considered (but if you get lewd or downright illegal, well we all know LCPD watches the website. Watch yourself!).  

Entries may be uploaded through our mobile app  HERE

or emailed as an attachement to any of The Rocket Crew (Jack, Lynz, Hozer, Ricky, Angie, and Nikki)

From VH1 Radio Networks: Judas Priest’s latest album, Redeemer of Souls, sold about 32-thousand copies in its first week out, landing at number six on the Billboard 200, the band’s highest debut ever. In fact, Redeemer of Souls is the group’s first album to ever debut in the top ten. However, their last record, 2008’s Nostradamus, sold more units – 42-thousand – but only made it to number 11.    If you haven’t yet, pick up Redeemer of Souls today. The band’s most successful album to date is 1982’s Screaming for Vengeance, which spent 53 weeks on the charts.  Did you buy Redeemer of Souls? Will we see you at the show Novembers 8th?

Oh, and would you like top grab your tickets a bit earlier with a venue pre-sale???



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From ABC News Network:

blinkThere have been plenty of rumors but now there’s word from the band itself: a new Blink-182 album is in the works, though the process is just in the early stages.

On frontman Tom DeLonge‘s official Instagram page is a funny picture of what looks to be high school-era shots of all three guys — DeLonge, Travis Barker and Mark Hoppus – along with the long-awaited news: “Rehearsals start today… And yes there will be a new album #SorryForTheWait #Blink”

As you might imagine, the response from fans was immediate and ecstatic. Shout-backs ranged from “OMGOMGOMG” to “IVE BEEN WAITING FOR THIS FOR SO LONG,” and cheers in various languages.

Blink-182 recently announced a show at O2 Academy Brixton in London on August 6. The band’s last studio album was 2011′s Neighborhoods.

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These new rockers on the scene are making their way through the U.S. right now with Trapt. And well, just befor ethey hit that leg of the tour, they want to stop into the City of the Cross and thank YOU for rocking with them and 99.5 The Rocket!

ElPatioLogoTHIS Monday, July 14th at El Patio in the historic Mesilla Plasa, Letters From the Fire are LIVE in Las Cruces, and you see them FREE. Free music, free pool, and great drink specials all night.


21 and over…it is a bar..keep it in mind Rockers! Rocket Crew will be on site at 8pm, so come join us and THANKS AGAIN for Rocking with us!

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 Club Azul inside Hotel Encanto: Alister M (7:30-10:30 p.m.)

 De La Vega’s: Taking Over (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

 El Patio: Acoustic Open Mic Night (9 p.m., $3, 21+)

 Hurricane Alley: Geeks Who Drink with DJ Cane after party (8 p.m., free, 21+)

 Jose Murphy’s: DJ Angel (10 p.m., 21+)


 Amaro Winery: Soulshine (7 p.m., free)

 De La Vega’s: Overcome Las Cruces (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

 El Patio: Bourbon Legend (Rock ‘n Roll) (10 p.m., $3, 21+)

 The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Latin Funktion (7-11 p.m., free)

 Hurricane Alley: No Cover Friday (10 p.m., free, 21+)

 Luna Rossa: Tanner Huston (6-9 p.m., free)

 Palacio’s: Phat Soul (8 p.m.-midnight, free)

 St. Clair Winery (Deming, N.M.): The BuzzTones (5:30 p.m., free)

 Ump 88: From the Valley (7 p.m., free)

 Vintage Wines: Double Clutcher, wipe-out rockabilly (8 p.m., free)


 De La Vega’s: Matt Morgan (9 p.m., free, 21+ after 10 p.m.)

 Dublin’s Street Pub: CHIVE Saturday (8 p.m.-2 a.m., ladies free and $5 for men, 21+)

 El Patio: Radio La Chusma (Latin Reggae) (9 p.m., $3, 21+)

The Game Sports Bar and Grill: Chris Baker (7-11 p.m., free)

High Desert Brewing Co.: Reed Turner (8 p.m., free)

 Hurricane Alley: No Cover Saturday (10 p.m., free, 21+)

 Luna Rossa: Anthony James (6-9 p.m., free)

 Sparky’s Burgers BBQ: Django Mix (12:30-3:30 p.m., free)

 Vintage Wines: C.W. Ayon, one-man blues band (9 p.m., free)


 Josefina’s: Dan Lambert (12-1 p.m., free)

 Luna Rossa: Matt Morgan (5-8 p.m., free)

 Rio Grande Winery and Vineyards: Steppin’ Up (2-5 p.m., $5)

 Sparky’s Burgers BBQ: Desperados (12:30-3:30 p.m., free)

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Rocket Brain Buster

Fold-age-retirement-old_age-aging_rockers-headbanging-head_banging-rocking_chairs-bstn796lrom ABC News Networks: After news broke that headbanging to Motörhead caused a man’s brain to bleed, an intrepid reporter from TMZ pounced on Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford in a parking lot and asked him about moshing, headbanging, and all that makes a good rock show. Commerford — who was obviously amused that the reporter recognized him — talked about chronically suffering from what he called “banger neck…a slight whiplash [from headbanging].”

Commerford went on to say that he gets banger neck every time he plays a show, but when the reporter told him about the Motorhead injury — in which a fan suffered a subdural hematoma and needed to have a hole drilled into his skull to allow his brain to drain — Commerford said he didn’t think that would be the end of headbanging. “I’ve seen the world’s biggest mosh pit many times,” he said, and then talked about the exchange of energy that fans and the band experience at a concert. “When we play, it’s a shared [experience]. It’s the four of us and the audience together, creating a great thing.”

That “great thing” may have come to an end: the band has not performed live together since their appearance in August 2011 at the L.A. Rising festival.

16987j /  Jimi Hendrix at the Marquee ClubFrom ABC News Networks: Jimi Hendrix fans can now check out a new official trailer for the upcoming biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side, which stars Outkast rapper Andre Benjamin, aka Andre 3000, as the guitar legend. The promotional clip offers a montage of brief scenes from the film, which follows Hendrix’s rise to fame during 1966 and 1967.

The trailer shows Benjamin as Hendrix interacting with various music-business figures, love interests and band members, and includes glimpses of some reenacted onstage performances by the late rock icon.

One scene depicts Hendrix’s positive philosophy about life, as Andre as Jimi declares, “You really wanna change things?  When the power of love takes over the love of power, that’s when things will change.”  Another scene shows Hendrix’s spiritual attitude toward his music, as the actor says, “I want my music to go inside the soul of a person.  For me, it’s colors.  I want people to feel the music the same way I see it.”

Jimi: All Is by My Side  was written and directed by Oscar-winner John Ridley, who helmed 12 Years a Slave.  The movie, which also stars Hayley Atwell and Imogen Poots as Hendrix’s girlfriends Kathy Etchingham and Linda Keith, respectively, is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on September 26.  The flick previously was screened at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and this year’s South by Southwest film fest.

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