Day in Rock Report for 09/14/2012
(hennemusic) Motley Crue singer Vince Neil broke his left foot during a concert Wednesday night in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio.
Currently touring with KISS, the Crue frontman reportedly tripped on stage but managed to finish the show.
"Cleveland tonight," tweeted Neil after the show. "Paramedic's think I broke my foot. I hope not. Getting X-ray tomorrow in Toronto. Thanks Cleveland for understanding!!"
Vince updated fans after seeking medical attention. "Ok this sucks but doctor just said I broke two bones in my foot!" Read more and see photo here.
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(Classic Rock) Led Zeppelin will release the movie of their 2007 reunion show under the title Celebration Day on DVD and as a cinema feature.
The 2hr4min production will play in selected theatres across the world on October 17 following premieres in London, New York, Los Angeles and other major cities.
Celebration Day will then go on sale in video and audio formats on November 19. The announcement came after Led Zeppelin spent five days teasing fans with online countdown images and teaser sound clips. Read more including the tracklist and watch the trailer here.
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Columbia Records have set a November 20th release date for the new AC/DC release, AC/DC Live At River Plate, their first live album in 20 years. They sent over these details:
The album will be released as a special 3 disc red vinyl package as well as a special 2-CD package featuring multiple covers and a special 24-page booklet.
AC/DC Live At River Plate was recorded in Buenos Aires in December 2009 when nearly 200,000 fans (over 3 sold-out nights) welcomed AC/DC back after a 13-year absence from Argentina. more on this story
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(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses fans can own a piece of music history as the band is now selling used tour gear on eBay.
Northwest Ohio reports the equipment comes from the band's warehouse in Santa Monica, CA. The touring crew has handpicked items to make room for new gear as the group prepare for upcoming shows.
Some items currently up for auction include custom bass and electric guitars, banners, road cases, wireless microphone monitors and mixing boards. Buyers must pay for shipping and autograph requests will not be honored. more on this story
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Just in time to hit the road for their fall tour, Hatebreed have completed recording their new studio album.
The album was produced by the band with co-producer assistance from Josh Wilbur (Lamb of God, Avenged Sevenfold) and Chris "Zeuss" Harris (Suicide Silence, All That Remains, Shadows Fall). more on this story
Guitarist Wayne Lozinak states, "I'm very excited that the album is tracked! It was a great experience working with Zeuss and Josh Wilbur on this one. Every song is heavy, straight and to the point, in keeping with the traditional Hatebreed sound. Can't wait to put some of these songs in the set and start playing them live!"
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Rival Sons will be releasing their new album, Head Down, next Tuesday (9/18) via iTunes in North America.
The album will also be released overseas next week: September 14 in Europe and September 17 in the U.K., and the group will be launching a five-week U.K./European headlining tour kicking off September 21 in Brighton, England.
About the album title, frontman Jay Buchanan says, "We took a lyric from one of the songs that exemplified the process of making the record. Head Down comes from the phrase, 'Keep your head down and keep on swinging.' I thought it was fitting, and it works perfectly with the album cover." more on this story
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(hennemusic) Heart's 1977 album, "Little Queen," marks its 35th Anniversary on US radio show In The Studio.
After scoring a Top 10 album with their indie debut "Dreamboat Annie," Heart launched their follow up with "Little Queen." The album demonstrated the band's musical diversity, from hard rockers "Barracuda," "Little Queen" and "Kick It Out" to acoustic numbers like "Love Alive" and "Dream of the Archer."
The Wilson sisters also preview some of the personal stories from their forthcoming memoir, "Dreaming and Kicking: A Story of Heart, Soul, and Rock & Roll," which is due September 18, plus share some new music from their upcoming album "Fanatic," which will be available October 2. more on this story
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Dying Fetus will be kicking off their "The Womb to Waste" headlining tour of Europe tonight in Lindau, Germany.
The tour runs through October 14th in Aarschot, Belgium. Support on the tour will come from Revocation, Job For a Cowboy and Cerebral Bore.
Dying Fetus are on the road supporting their latest release Reign Supreme, which landed spots on four of Billboard's charts during its first week of release. more on this story
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Vattnet Viskar have mapped out the initial dates for their very first North American tour.
The announced dates are set to kick off on October 4th in Chicago, with dates spread across various regions of the U.S. and Canada.
In regards to this upcoming trek, the band comments: "We're beyond excited to hit the road in support of our EP and recent signing to Century Media. To our West Coast fans: don't worry, more dates will be added soon in November...We look forward to meeting all of you on the road!" more on this story
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Kopecky Family Band will be hitting the road next month for a string of North American tour dates.
The tour begins on October 11th in Tuscaloosa AL and will wrap up on October 23rd in Philadelphia.
Kopecky Family Band will be touring in support of their debut album, Kids Raising Kids, which will be released on October 23rd. more on this story
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ECH Records have set an October 30th release date for Eagle Claw's sophomore album, Timing of the Void.
The album was recorded at Folkvang Studios and produced by Bryan Richie of The Sword. "We are so proud of this album!" said Eagle Claw guitarist Matt Rade. "Everything about it turned out better than we expected (and we already knew it was gonna kick ass). Bryan Richie really helped bring this album together and captured our live spontaneity in the studio. We put the focus on getting to the point quicker, which has given us and the songs more energy than ever before."
Immediately following the release of Timing of the Void, Eagle Claw will hit the road for a U.S. tour as special guests of The Sword. The tour will launch on October 29 in Corpus Christi, TX and run through November 24 in Baton Rouge, LA. more on this story
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This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark received the Album of the Year award during the annual Americana Honors & Awards. We were sent these details:
Clark performed "My Favorite Picture of You," accompanied by Verlon Thompson and Shawn Camp. After Clark's performance, the award was presented by Rodney Crowell and Brandi Carlisle. Other nominees in the category included Steve Earle's We'll Never Get Out of This World Alive, Jason Isbell's Here We Rest and Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings The Harrow and the Harvest. more on this story
This One's For Him: A Tribute To Guy Clark was lovingly produced by GRAMMY-winning producer Tamara Saviano (Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster)who is also working with Clark on his definitive biographyand frequent Clark co-writer Shawn Camp ("Sis Draper," "Magnolia Wind").
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Another Lost Year released their new album "Better Days" this week and to celebrate we asked lead singer Clinton Cunanan to tell us about some of the tracks. Today he tells us about "Come And Gone" and "The Last Goodbye". Here are the stories:
Come and Gone, the acoustic track that no one thought would make the album. It was the first song that I wrote after I got out of the army. We were in the studio doing pre production and we had about 15 songs, after sorting through the songs and getting the skeleton of the album done, I felt like there was a piece missing, so I sat down with Justin our producer and started going through a few ideas, possibly writing a song, and then I started to play Come and Gone. He looked at me, told me to re write the chorus and I had 3 days to get it ready to be tracked. No pressure.
I locked myself in a room at the studio, and went to work. I had a ton of personal things going on at the time, and Come and Gone's final version was born. Pictures tell stories of times that people want to remember, good or bad, and most of the time it is telling the story of a beautiful lie, "The pictures tell the story of a life we left behind", found it's way into the lyrics.
We all have to close chapters on our life, and this was my way of closing a time that has defined who I am, but not what I am.
The Last Goodbye is a song that really is a song about my high school and college days. When I was younger all I wanted to do was be older, and now that I'm here all I want to do is go back and make better decisions.
"As daylight fades into the place, where identity is lost" is the opening line of The Last Goodbye, and at night was when I was always left with the what if's of life. I spent so much time wanting to be something more, instead of realizing what I already was, constantly running from a past that was just that, the past. I had left home for the army after college, and when I came home, I realized that no matter how much things changed around me, I was still the same.
People tend to at times constantly think the grass is always greener on the other side, when in truth, sometimes the grass is painted. "Everything thing we thought was wrong, turns on them in the end", was the best way I felt verbally could convey that things aren't always what they seem. When it all settles in the end, did you really have to run so far to find who you really are? And are all the goodbye's truly the end?
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
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The latest episode of Mars Attacks Podcast celebrates the 20th anniversary of the KISS album Revenge with a two part interview with Mitch Lafon, who earlier this year did a five part interview regarding the album.
During the episode Mitch discusses the interviews he conducted with Eric Singer, Bruce Kulick, Tommy Thayer, Dick Wagner, and Kevin Valentine, which essentially make up the five parts in question.
He mentioned items that stood out to him, including little known facts about the album's recording process, an unreleased track that has yet to see the light of day, and the interesting fact that five drummers are connected to the album, among other things. Check it out here.
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(hennemusic) Whitesnake have offered up the third episode of material from the band's recently launched online TV channel, WSTV.
David Coverdale sits down with guitarist/songwriting partner Doug Aldrich to answer fan questions in part one of a series.
The two also break into an improvised, acoustic performance of "Mistreated" from Deep Purple's 1974 album, "Burn" Coverdale's debut with the group. Check it out here.
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A Life Once Lost are streaming 'Something Awful', online, which is a new song from their forthcoming album.
That new album, Ecstatic Trance, is due out in North America on its new release date of October 22nd and internationally on November 16th via Season of Mist. Listen to the new song here
The band recently revealed the album art for Ecstatic Trance, illustrated by Brian Baker. more on this story
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Justin Jones has posted a free stream of his fourth studio album, Fading Light, online along with a personal commentary.
Justin Jones provides fans with anecdotes and tales from the studio for each track on the album.
Fading Light was produced by Jamie Candiloro (Ryan Adams, R.E.M, PJ Olsson) and recorded at White Star Studios, a private state-of-the-art recording facility located on a historic farm outside of Charlottesville, Listen here.
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Team Coco sent over some video footage from The Hives appearance on Conan O'Brien's show on Wednesday night.
During the performance, The Hives dressed up in tuxedos and top hats and got Conan's audience standing up and singing along.
The Hives were on the show to perform their song "Wait A Minute," which comes from their album Lex Hives. Check out the video here.
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Earlier this year Eagle Vision released the excellent documentary Queen: Days of Our Lives and that film was appended with a handful of the bands music videos. Now the 2-DVD set Greatest Video Hits compiles all a Queen fan could ask for in the way of music videos (5 stars)
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