Day in Rock Report for 04/06/2012
|Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder Suffers Nerve Damage, Postpones Tour|
Shows were originally set to start next Tuesday, April 10 in Las Vegas. Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis explains:
"After having worked aggressively with doctors and physical therapists for the last eight weeks to repair the damage, the intensity of the injury and time needed to heal has made it impossible to play the shows as scheduled. There was hope up until the last minute that the treatments would be successful. Sincerest apologies go out to those who have made plans and bought tickets. Eddie is frustrated beyond measure, but remains positive that come this summer all will be back in good form."more on this story
|Steven Adler Insults Guns N' Roses Members Again|
Desperate to perform with a reunited GNR at the event, Alder went off last week during an interview with Loudwire about his frustration over the upcoming event, including a hefty slam against the band's current lineup referring to them as 'Axl and His Hacks'.
He quickly apologized and now, in another interview about the Rock Hall, Adler has decided to rephrase his choice of insults about the current GNR band members. "I apologized to them," Adler told Artisan News (See video below). "I said the wrong word. I meant to say 'scabs.' But, you see, 'scabs' are something that… Big factories, when the main workers would go on strike, the factory would get people off the street and they would call them scabs. I wouldn't say they can't play. I would just say more the main people are on strike, [and] this is what Axl's got going. Of course they're great players, or they wouldn't be playing with Axl."
|Vince Neil Explains Vegas Incident Which Led To Ban|
Leach reports that Neil claims he was told that booths at Little Buddha were for parties of four - and he was only three. "They were empty anyway," said Vince. "I offered to buy a magnum of champagne, which cost more than what a fourth guest would eat, but the manager refused."
"We ate at the bar, paid the bill and then while playing at the Mint Lounge were told by security to leave," he added. "None of it made sense. Thus, my tweets and then all the other tweets from former Palms employees and customers in support of me."more on this story
|Marshall Amps Founder Jim Marshall Dead at 88|
Marshall Amplification had this tribute: It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv'nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.
Jim's ascent into the history books as 'the Father of Loud' and the man responsible for 'the Sound of Rock' is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also includes the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.more on this story
|Kill Devil Hill and Adrenaline Mob Tour|
The run, which will be comprised of current and former members of Black Sabbath, Pantera, Dream Theater, Symphony X and Disturbed, kicks off on May 10th in Cleveland.
The tour will make stops in Dallas, Chicago and Orlando before wrapping up in Charlotte, NC on May 22. The shows will feature Kill Devil Hill followed by Adrenaline Mob and then end in all out jam between the two groups.more on this story
|Jack White Releases New Music Video|
Directed by AG Rojas, the video for "Sixteen Saltines" is a 180 degree turn from the previous "Love Interruption" video, eschewing that clip's seductive palette for a magnification of the last frontier of urban wasteland and its dispossessed youth left to indulge any impulse.
"Sixteen Saltines" seems to take place in a waking nightmare world outside of time or any kind of rule, a place you'd never want to live - but one you can't stop visiting.Watch it here.
|The Faces Announce Book Launch Event|
As part of the US retail debut, internationally renowned Designer John Varvatos is hosting the Faces' Ronnie Wood and Kenney Jones in-person as part of the launch of the limited edition book along with Publisher Nick Roylance of Genesis Publications on Wednesday, April 11th, 2012, from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at John Varvatos 315 Bowery Boutique, 315 Bowery in New York City.
And, on the afternoon the day before their Rock Hall induction on Friday, April 13th in Cleveland, Nick Roylance, publisher, Genesis Publications and Faces will present the book to Jann Wenner, publisher of Rolling Stone Magazine as well as the owner of Men's Journal and Us Weekly magazine and co-Founder of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame; and, Terry Stewart, President and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, to the Rock Hall Library & Archives continuing the collection as the only museum in the United States to have the entire Genesis catalog.more on this story
|River City Extension and The Drowning Men Tour|
The five-week, 28-date tour hits most major U.S. markets, including Washington DC, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Denver, Chicago and more.
River City Extension will be touring in support of its second album, "Don't Let The Sun Go Down On Your Anger," which comes out June 5th.more on this story
|Children Of Bodom Holiday at Lake Bodom Details|
The release will spotlight specially selected songs from every one of the band's critically acclaimed albums (1997's Something Wild, 1999's Hatebreeder, 2000's Follow the Reaper, 2003's Hate Crew Deathroll, 2005's Are You Dead Yet?, 2008's Blooddrunk and 2011's Relentless Reckless Forever) plus newly recorded (and undeniably fun) cover songs and detailed liner notes penned by the members of COB themselves. The DVD portion of the package will include "candid touring and backstage footage from around the world" plus the never before seen music video for Relentless Reckless Forever's "Shovel Knockout".
"15 Years of Wasted Youth is the sound of Children Of Bodom working hard, partying hard, being relentless and stubborn," says the band's superstar guitarist / vocalist Alexi Laiho. "We went through many brick walls to get forward and after seven studio albums, two live albums, non stop touring, bleeding and breaking a lot of bones, I thought we were justified to put out this album. Let the music speak for itself. You have been warned."The final, handpicked tracklisting is here.
|Peelander-Z North American Tour Stars Next Week|
The tour in support of its upcoming new album Space Vacation, set for release April 10th.
Comprised of color–coded band members Peelander–Yellow, Peelander–Red, Peelander–Green (and at various times Peelander–Pink and Peelander–Black), Peelander–Z made its greatest impact to date in 2011 with the greatest hits album Super DX Hitz, sell–out shows around the US and Canada, and a stint as the band all of the other bands had to see on last Summer's Vans Warped Tour.more on this story
|Prong Kick Off Tour With Crowbar and Witchburn|
The tour is in support of their forthcoming release Carved Into Stone which is set for an April 24th release date on Long Branch Records. The tour will run through April 24th in Shreveport, LA.
Prong (whose lineup includes bassist Tony Campos and drummer Alexei Rodriguez) recording the new album with producer Steve Evetts.more on this story
|Nachtmystium Limited Edition Coming Next Month|
Nachtmystium has just finished mixing their third Century Media release, Silencing Machine , at Engine Studios with Sanford Parker [Yob, Pelican].
Prior to this recording session, the band and Sanford worked on a few other tracks, two of which will be released as a limited edition single and 7" on May 15. The single will contain the new track, "As Made", and a unique cover version of Joy Division's "The Eternal", which features vocals by Chris Connelly (Revolting Cocks, Ministry).more on this story
|Video of Randy Rhoads 30th Anniversary Memorial Now Online|
On March 19, 2012 at Mountain View Cemetery in San Bernardino, California, a 30th annual event was held to remember Randy, his life, his work and his legacy.
Leja Siv Harju of Rock N Roll Industries magazine put together a video report featuring interviews with original Quiet Riot bassist Kelly Garni and current QR and former W.A.S.P. drummer Frankie Banali.more on this story
|Lone Justice's Marvin Etzioni Releasing New Solo Album|
The new album will be issued as a two-CD set, a double album (Audiophile 180-Gram Vinyl) and digitally.
After a successful showcase at SXSW last month, MARVIN has announced two special Los Angeles shows set for Saturday, April 14 at The Talking Stick in Venice and Sunday, April 29 at The Echo in Silverlake. The Marvin Country String Quartet will accompany MARVIN at The Echo show. MARVIN will bring the string quartet to the east coast this summer for a one-night-only show Sunday, June 24 in New York City at City Winery opening for Martha Wainwright.more on this story
|Ignite Releasing Their First Live DVD|
The DVD will be released in North America on June 19 (Europe June 18) and features 21 Ignite classics, a behind the scenes documentary of the band recording Our Darkest Days, as well as several music videos. T
he live performance was shot in Leipzig, Germany in 2008 when Ignite was on tour with Terror, Strung Out, Death Before Dishonor and BurnThe8Track.
|As If These Trees Could Talk Tour and Vinyl Repressing|
The demand for If These Trees Could Talk's Red Forest vinyl was so high, when the first pressing was up for pre-order in early February it sold out within three days of being on sale.
A repress pre-order in now being announced which will go up for sale of the Science of Silence webstore on April 19th. All orders of the first pressing will be sent out week-ending 4/15.more on this story
|Church Of Misery Plot North American Tour|
The tour will include special Church Of Misery appearances in Austin (as part of the 2012 Chaos in Tejas Fest) and Baltimore (as part of the 2012 Maryland Deathfest).
Support on the tour will come from a rotating lineup including Rwake, Hail! Hornet and The Gates of Slumbermore on this story
|Otherwise Delivering Debut Album Next Month|
The album was produced by the legendary Jay Baumgardener [Bush, Linkin Park, Papa Roach, Incubus] and mastered by Howie Weinberg [Soundgarden, Pantera, U2, Aerosmith].
"We don't really have the words to convey what the release of this album means to us..." say brothers Adrian and Ryan Patrick, "so much hard work, so much sacrifice, so much heartache has gone into our music; 'True Love Never Dies' is a testament to those who have gone before us, we are deeply humbled to honor them in such a way."more on this story
|Sepultura, Death Angel, Krisiun and Havok Tour|
Krisiun will be touring in support of their recently released, 8th studio album, The Great Execution.
In regards to this upcoming trek, Krisiun vocalist/bassist Alex Camargo comments: "Hey everyone!!! We in Krisiun would like to invite all you diehard metal brothers to come on out and support our upcoming shows around the USA and Canada.more on this story
|Albert King Remaster Coming Next Month|
Enhanced by 24-bit remastering by Joe Tarantino, four previously unreleased bonus tracks, and newly written liner notes by music journalist and roots music historian Bill Dahl, the reissue not only spotlights one of the most entertaining and influential blues recordings of the 1970s, but also underscores the album's enduring nature four decades after its original release.
In addition to King's brilliant guitar and vocal work, the album also features a rhythm section made up of members of the Bar-Kays and the Movement — the former a new lineup following the tragic Otis Redding plane crash that wiped out most of the original band, and the latter group Isaac Hayes's funk-driven outfit, with guitarist Michael Toles, bassist and Bar-Kays co-founder James Alexander, and drummer Willie Hall members of both bands. Rounding out the backup unit is the Memphis Horns, featuring longtime Stax mainstays Wayne Jackson on trumpet and Andrew Love on tenor saxophone.
|Totimoshi Hitting The Road Next Week|
The tour will commence on April 12 in Bellingham, Washington, then hit Centralia, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Long Beach, and San Diego. Totimoshi will be joined by Black Elk on select dates.
The band will be touring in support of their Avenger full-length, release last year via At A Loss Recordings.more on this story
|It Boys! Introduction Coming in June|
The band will spend most of 2012 on the road; they've already confirmed dates with Breathe Caroline and The Ready Set, a slot on this year's Warped Tour.
They will also under take an upcoming UK run featuring dates with Forever The Sickest Kids and performances at both of this year's Slam Dunk Festivals.more on this story
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