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Day in Rock Report for 06/17/2015



Journey's Deen Castronovo Arrested

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo was reportedly arrested for alleged assault and other charges on Sunday morning in Salem, Oregon, according to the gossip site TMZ.

The site reports that the Salem Police Department told them that officers were called to a home believed to be the drummer's around 9A.M. on Sunday and he was arrested without incident.

They also report that Castronovo was released on bail after he was booked and charged with assault, coercion, and menacing. There is no word who else was involved in the incident.

In 2012, Castronovo was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and anger-management classes following an arrest in Salem where he was charged with fourth-degree assault, resisting arrest, interfering with a police report and coercion, according to the local Fox affiliate.

TMZ reports that the 2012 arrest was for the alleged assault of his girlfriend.

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Foo Fighters Cancel Tour After Dave Grohl Undergoes Surgery

The Foo Fighters have been forced to cancel their upcoming European concerts as Dave Grohl recovers from surgery that he underwent on Monday after he suffered a broken leg in a fall off the stage during a concert last week.

Grohl released a lengthy statement about the accident and his injuries, saying that he dislocated his ankle and broke his fibula like an "old pair of take out chopsticks."

The band had previously canceled their shows at the Pinkpop Festival (June 14th) and last night's show in St. Gallen, Switzerland (June 16th). They have now cancel their appearances in London on June 19th and 20th, Edinburgh on June 23rd, Belgium on June 25th and their headlining performance at this year's Glastonbury Festival on June 26th.

Here is Grohl's message to fans, "Hey everyone…. Your old pal, Dave here. Been a while, eh? It's been one hell of a year, that's for sure. Looks like we've got some serious catching up to do! Hmmm, let's see…..where do I begin?

"Drumroll, please…. The funniest thing happened to me the other day in Sweden! Two songs into our set at Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, I made a mad dash to the right of the stage during MONKEY WRENCH to shred some tasty licks for the kids up front. It was a beautiful night, beautiful stadium, 52,000 screaming people….dream gig! Well….wait for it….I definitely shredded something (ZING!) Wound up feet first over the Edge (pun intended), dropping about 12 feet, dislocating my ankle and snapping my fibula like an old pair of take out chopsticks. Whoopsie daisy. Not good. Without realizing the extent of my injuries, I stood up to get back onstage and crumbled like a sack of Joe Theismanns (look it up, kiddies). That sh*t was B-R-O-K-E.

"As I lay there on my back, I just thought, 'Are you kidding me? We haven't even gotten to the screamy bit of the song and the gig is f***ing OVER?' So, I asked for a microphone and told the audience I'd get fixed up and come right back to finish the show ASAP. Shock? Probably. But, I couldn't stand the thought of such a perfect night going to waste! I looked at our drummer Taylor and said, 'Bust out some Chevy Metal covers while they fix me up!' So, as the band kicked in to 'Stay With Me' by The Faces, the medics poured me onto a stretcher, took me off to the side, cut my favorite pants off (so bummed) and popped my ankle back into place. I asked if I could get back onstage to finish the show, but they said I needed a cast (which was 20 minutes away at the hospital) to hold my ankle in place. So I looked my EMT, Johan in the eyes and said 'Well, then you're coming up there with me right now and holding it in place until they can bring the cast here. Ready?' He stared at me wide-eyed for a second and said, 'OK, lets' go…'

"I don't know who was more scared, me or Johan. 5 minutes later, I don't know who was having more fun, me or Johan. (I actually looked at him in between songs and said 'This is pretty fun, isn't it?' He smiled and nodded yes.)

"Like clockwork, the cast arrived, I walked offstage for a song or two as they put it on me, and then came back to finish the gig. Let's just say that singing our song 'Walk' with a straight face was pretty goddamned hard. 'These Days' was a good one, too. (Easy for you to say! Your leg has never been broken!) All in all, it was without a doubt the single most bizarre Foo Fighters show in the entire 20 years of being a band. Hands down. What seemed like a tragedy at first turned into a triumph, and we all walked away with a new sense of appreciation for what we've got…

"Straight to the hospital for x-rays, where we finally saw the extent of the damage. That's when things got really real. I was told I needed surgery to fix the break. I decided to fly back to London and find a doctor that could see me ASAP. (Thanks for the recommendation, Paul!) An MRI and a few x-rays later, we set a date and prepared for the operation.

"Operation went well. Had a great team and nice stay in hospital. Good curry, too! Thank you to everyone involved. So….here I am, recovering with 6 metal screws in my leg, thinking about a lifetime of holding up TSA lines from here to Kalamazoo….damn.

"Here's the not so witty bit…….My doctors have advised me to lay low for a while. The most important thing now is for me to recover from the surgery, to keep my leg elevated so as to keep swelling down and prevent any infection/complication that could do long term damage. I'm not out of the woods yet, folks…

"Which means, and it kills me to say it…..the doctors have told us to cancel shows. I'm really so sorry, guys. You know I hate to do it, but I'm afraid it's just not physically possible for me at the moment. We're doing our best right now to work out a plan, so bear with us. You know we're good for our word. But for now, I need to make sure we have YEARS of gigs ahead of us….

"You have always stood by our band, and we will always stand by you. Like I say at every show, we wouldn't be here if it weren't for you guys. And I mean that. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. And I will do everything I can to come back and give you a night to remember for the rest of your lives AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

"Until then…my sincerest apologies. Your friend, Dave PS…….Kanye…..Imma let you have this one….."

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Pierce The Veil Guitarist Seriously Injured In Accident

(Radio.com) Pierce The Veil guitarist Tony Perry was released from a hospital Monday after being treated for serious injuries sustained in a mountain biking accident last weekend.

An avid bicycle enthusiast, Perry's Instagram feed is filled with photos of riding through scenic terrain. According to a statement by the band's frontman Vic Fuentes, Perry "sustained 3 broken ribs, a torn shoulder, collapsed lung and a broken sternum, for which he needed immediate surgery to repair."

"Fortunately, his surgery went very well, and he is expected to make a full recovery," says Fuentes. "He was released from the hospital yesterday, but due to doctors orders, he will not be joining us for the beginning of Warped Tour until he is healthy enough to play."

"Your fan support is greatly appreciated, so be sure to send Tony some love while he's healing up," demands Fuentes. "Thanks and we'll see you all on Warped!" Read more here.

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Five Finger Death Punch Reveal Details For New Album 'Got Your Six'

Five Finger Death Punch have revealed more details for their forthcoming studio album, Got Your Six, which will they will be releasing in various formats on August 28th.

The new album, the band's sixth studio effort, will be released in several different formats including a standard CD and digital version that will include 11 tracks, a deluxe CD and digital version that will include 3 bonus tracks (the deluxe CD version will including a redeem code for an exclusive t-shirt), and a vinyl version which will include the bonus tracks and a digital download card for the deluxe version of the album.

Frontman Ivan Moody had this to say about the album, "If someone asked me to sum up who and what Five Finger Death Punch is, I would tell them everything they need to know is on this new record. Hands down, Got Your Six is our best one yet… "

Fans have already received a small taste of what is to come with the release of the first single "Jekyll and Hyde". Moody offered these thoughts on the track, "As for the first single, everybody is Jekyll and Hyde. There are multiple personalities to every human being, and no matter how civilized and sophisticated you think you are, if you dare to look at yourself very, very closely, you'll see… somewhere deep down… there is a demon inside. Your circumstances may not have provoked it yet but trust me, it's there…" says vocalist of Five Finger Death Punch about the lyrical theme of the song.

Guitarist Zoltan Bathory adds, "The verses are actual unaltered voicemails from Ivan. We have an ever-growing collection of these 4:00am messages Ivan usually bombards us with, and Jason had this idea to copy them to a hard drive, then literally wrote the song around them… what you hear is the actual voicemail." See the tracklisting here.

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Rush Members Talks Future Music and Special Live Performances

Rush are currently on what they expect will be their last major tour but the members of the band continue to reassure fans that the tour will not be their farewell and they plan to carry on as a band after the trek is over.

Frontman Geddy Lee and guitarist Alex Lifeson both addressed what the band might do in the future in separate interviews with Lee talking about new music and live options and Lifeson talking about possibilities for future live performances that wouldn't involve a tour.

The Montreal Gazette reports that Lee didn't hesitate when he was asked about another album. He said, "Absolutely. Again, I don't know if my partners agree, but I think they probably do.

"I can certainly see us writing together and putting a musical project together. I cannot really tell you how that would present itself in a live situation. I don't know that there is the will from my two partners to do any kind of tour. But I wouldn't exclude the possibility of doing a set of dates, or some one-off things."

Lifeson meanwhile sees the possibility of the band doing residency type shows in the future. He tells Niagara Falls Review, "I don't see us breaking up or hanging it up, but certainly this kind of touring has become much more difficult.

"So, maybe in the future we'd look at more special-event kind of things. We've always talked about doing, say, five days at Radio City, five days at Massey Hall, those sorts of runs instead of five, six, seven months."

Check out our live review from the current tour

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Metal Allegiance Supergroup Announce Debut Album

(Classic Rock) Metal Allegiance, the project featuring members of Slayer, Anthrax, Megadeth, Pantera, Lamb Of God men and others, will issue their self-titled debut on September 18.

The band is the brainchild of Mark Menghi who brought together Megadeth's David Ellefson, Testament's Alex Skolnick and drummer Mike Portnoy in 2011.

Since then, big-name artists including Phil Anselmo, Kerry King, Dave Lombardo and Steve Vai have joined the core group to participate in live events - but only now is their first album of original material set to be released.

Lamb Of God frontman Randy Blythe says: "When Lamb Of God asked Alex Skolnick to rip a guest solo on Ashes Of The Wake it was a big deal to us to have one of the legends of our scene play on our records.

"Much to my amazement, years later, he returned the request and it's an even bigger deal to me to be asked on a peer level to contribute to a project with so many stellar players." Read more including the track and performer list here.

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Bumblefoot Felt Guarded In Guns N' Roses

Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal recently did an extensive interview with About.com's Bob Schallau to promote the new Art of Anarchy supergroup album project and the conversation turned to Guns N' Roses and he says that he was never able to "comfortably" be himself and not be guarded in the group and he is not sure if the members of the band "ever got to really know each other".

His current status in Guns N' Roses is unclear but he did confirm in the interview that he originally turned down the offer to join the group in 2004 after he was recommended by Joe Satriani.

He said, "Joe recommended me and sent me an email letting me know that in case they reach out that it's not some weird prank or anything, it's legit. A few hours later I heard from one of those guys in the band and we spoke for a couple of months. At the time in 2004 I was putting out an album every year or two, I was touring, I was producing a ton of bands, I was an adjunct professor at SUNY Purchase college teaching music production. I was making music for video games, TV shows, little indie movies. I was doing so many things and I was really happy doing them all. And I felt that every one of those things had a future and were growing and should be nurtured. I knew that if I put all that aside that I would be trading off a lot of things that we're important to me, that meant something to me and I felt had value. I was able to contribute something of worth to the world and I didn't want to give that stuff up. So yeah, originally I told them, 'Look, I don't think I'm the guy for this. I will help you find the right guy. I'd be happy to discretely get in touch with people and help you find the right guy, but I don't think I'm it.'"

He then explained why he decided to join the group in 2006. "Oh, it was a year and a half later and they had a tour coming up. They reached out again and I still didn't want to do it. I just didn't think I was right for it for a lot of reasons. Then my lawyer friend spoke to them on my behalf and said, 'Look, just leave him alone. He doesn't want to do it.' Instead he got back to me and said, 'You may want to talk to them.' And I was saying, 'No! No! No!' He said, 'Just talk to them. Hear what they have to say.' And I'm being a brat saying, 'No! No! No!' He said, 'For me, just talk to them.' And I was like, 'Alright.' So I went down. They were rehearsing in New York and I just brought my guitar, I figured we'd jam a couple of songs that night. So we did, and then the next night another three songs. And we jammed seven times and then hit the road for three months."

Bumblefoot was then asked about Wikipedia entry that said that he was not initially treated well in the band and that he had to "get a little violent" to gain other member's respect. He responded, "You know what, I don't want to get into dirt and all that negative crap. There were so many good things that happened with 'Guns'. People just wanna put all the bad stuff on Wikipedia. They don't wanna talk about any of the good stuff. They don't wanna talk about visiting a children's hospital in Dallas. Well, ultimately when I joined the band, in the first month, it's true and I'm not revealing anything that I haven't already put out there. So it wasn't the warmest welcome. I kind of had to earn it."

He was then asked if there were actual physical fights and he said, "Well, I think it was just more of a situation like a new family member was brought home without the other siblings' consent (laughs), or to their surprise. It was like, 'Who the f*** is this guy?' (laughs). So it took a good minute for us to get to know each other. I don't know if we ever did. I don't know if we ever got to really know each other to be honest. I feel like the environment I was in never gave me a chance to just comfortably be myself and not feel guarded. But that's just me, and that's just the way the pieces fell, you know." Read the full interview here.

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Scorpions Announce North American Album Release and Tour

The Scorpions have announced a September 11th North American release date for an expanded version of their 19th studio album "Return To Forever," and they will be launching a tour to support the release this fall.

The new North American version will include 19 songs in all, including the three exclusive songs as well as four bonus tracks. The new version will be released in various formats including digital, CD and vinyl.

Frontman Klaus Meine had this to say about the album, "We have been overwhelmed with the amazing response to our new album across the globe and can't wait to finally release Return To Forever in North America.

He adds, "We have always had such a special connection with our incredible fans and are so excited to get them the new album and return to play live this fall."

On the eve of the album release, the band will be kicking off the North American leg of their Return to Forever 50th Anniversary Tour which will feature support from Queensryche.

The tour is scheduled to get underway on September 10th in Boston, MA at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and will be concluding on October 9th in Seattle, WA at the ShoWare Center. See the tour dates and the album tracklisting here.

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Def Leppard's Collen Reveals Side Project Song Featuring David Coverdale

(hennemusic) Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen is previewing his new blues project, Delta Deep, with the release of the track "Private Number" featuring guest vocals by Whitesnake singer David Coverdale.

The lineup includes Collen on guitar and vocals, singer Debbi Blackwell-Cook, Stone Temple Pilots bassist Robert DeLeo, and drummer Forrest Robinson.

Due June 23, the band's self-titled debut album includes guest appearances by Def Leppard vocalist Joe Elliott, Sex Pistols/Manraze drummer Paul Cook and Girl/Manraze bassist Simon Laffy.

Delta Deep formed from a series of jams between Collen and Blackwell-Cook, who were eventually joined by DeLeo and Robinson. Stream the new track here.

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The Black Queen (Dillinger Escape Plan and NIN) Release Video

(TeamRock Radio) The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato has launched a video for The End Where We Start by his side-project The Black Queen. He's joined by Josh Eustis of Nine Inch Nails fame and Steven Alexander in the electronic-powered trio. They'll release debut album Fever Daydream later this year.

Puciato says the band wrote and recorded in a downtown Los Angeles slum and adds: "That played a big part in the sound - being in this desolate environment of urban blight, completely self-contained, making this heavily emotional music together."

He describes the band's work as bearing a "really visual soundtrack element" influenced by film-maker Stanley Kubrick. "We talked a lot about the feel of 80s sci-fi, the sort of 'used future' thing where it sounds alien but also familiar - and gives you nostalgia for a time you don't remember ever existing." Watch the video here.

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Kansas Working On First New Album Since 2000

(Classic Rock) Kansas have confirmed they're working on their first album since 2000's Somewhere To Elsewhere. Studio sessions began this week for what will be vocalist Ronnie Platt's debut, after he took over from Rich Williams last year.

Drummer Phil Ehart says in a short video: "Kansas are in the studio today, starting our first new recordings in 14 years. We're pretty excited about that. The album will be out next year - in about three and a half years, four years!"

Guitarist Rich Williams talked up the chances of a studio return earlier this year, crediting Platt with re-energising the band. He said: "Having someone in now that's hungry and really wants to do this, there is no barricade." Check out the video the band posted here.

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Styx Box Set and Classic Albums Reissues Coming

Eight classic Styx albums are set to be released on heavyweight 180g vinyl both individually and in an 8-disc box set entitled "The A&M Years 1975-1984" on July 17th.

The reissues, part of UMe's "Back to Black" vinyl reissue series will include seven studio albums from the band's time with A&M records (Equinox (1975), Crystal Ball (1976), The Grand Illusion (1977), Pieces Of Eight (1978), Cornerstone (1979), Paradise Theatre (1981) and Kilroy Was Here (1983), and the double live album Caught In The Act (1984).

The box set will include all eight album and is currently available for preorder here. According to UMe during that era, "Styx earned four consecutive albums certified multi-platinum by the RIAA, along with 16 Top 40 smashes, including "Renegade," "Come Sail Away," and "Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)." See the individual albums track details and preorder links here.

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Slayer Reveal 'Awesome' Repentless Album Cover

(TeamRock Radio) Slayer have unveiled the cover art for their 11th album Repentless. It's due out on September 11 via Nuclear Blast and the design was created by Brazilian artist Marcelo Vasco in collaboration with the band's Tom Araya and Kerry King.

Araya says: "We had a number of submitted ideas for the cover artwork and we felt Marcelo's was the best. We made some suggestions and the result is an awesome album cover."

Slayer will release the album's title track on Friday (June 19) on digital formats - a song King calls his "Hannemanthem" as it was written about his late colleague Jeff Hanneman who died in 2013.

The band are currently touring North America and will return to Europe later this year. See the new album art and the upcoming tour dates here.

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AC/DC Classic In Mad Max Video Game Trailer

(hennemusic) AC/DC's 1980 classic, "Hells Bells", is featured in the trailer for the upcoming Mad Max video game. Based on the Mad Max film series, the post-apocalyptic vehicular combat and third-person action game video game is set in an open world environment in which players take on the role of the title character.

Developed by Avalanche Studios and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Mad Max will be released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 1.

"Hells Bells" was the second single from AC/DC's "Back In Black", one of history's best-selling records with an estimated 50 million copies sold. AC/DC are currently playing shows across Europe on their Rock Or Bust world tour, which marks the return of guitarist Stevie Young and drummer Chris Slade to the lineup following the retirement of founder Malcolm Young and a series of legal issues faced by longtime member Phil Rudd. Check out the game trailer here.

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Iconic Led Zeppelin Shows The Focus Of New Limited Edition Book

(hennemusic) "Five Glorious Nights - Led Zeppelin At Earls Court May 1975", a new limited-edition book compiled by photographer Dave Lewis, marks the 40th anniversary of the band's legendary home stand at the famed London venue.

Published via Rufus Stone Limited Editions, the project sees Lewis compile images of Led Zeppelin's 1975 dates from the archives of variety of photographers including Barry Plummer, Dick Barnatt, Ian Dickson, Michael Putland, Mick Gold, Gus Stewart and more, providing fans with an extensive collection of colour and black and white photos - many of them rarely seen.

The photos are complimented by rare memorabilia and a written commentary that puts into perspective exactly why these concerts were some of the finest Led Zeppelin ever performed.

Lewis is a highly respected Led Zeppelin archivist and author and editor of the long running magazine Tight But Loose; he was in attendance at all five of the Earls Court concerts.

"Five Glorious Nights - Led Zeppelin At Earls Court May 1975" is limited to 1000 individually-numbered copies. Watch the trailer for the book here.

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Peter Gabriel And Kate Bush On Dalai Lama Tribute Album

(Classic Rock) Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush are among artists contributing tracks to an album that marks the 80th birthday of the Dalai Lama. They'll appear on The Art Of Peace: Songs For Tibet II, alongside Elbow, Sting and others to be announced.

The Art Of Peace Foundation have set up a PledgeMusic campaign to support the release, which follows Grammy-nominated 2008 title Songs For Tibet: The Art Of Peace.

It's being produced and musically directed by Rupert Hine, who oversaw the original release. The foundation says: "The Dalai Lama is a unique beacon of wisdom and insight for millions throughout the world." Read more here.

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Miss May I Announce New Album 'Deathless'

(TeamRock Radio) Miss May I will release their fifth album Deathless on August 7, the band have confirmed. The follow-up to 2014's Rise Of The Lion will be issued via Rise Records and will be available to pre-order from the band's official site tomorrow (June 17).

Frontman Levi Benton says: "Not only have we been working on this record for almost a year, but we recorded it with our old friend Joey Sturgis who did our first two records and really brought out the best in us.

"This record is about how the last two years have tested us on many levels and how we have come through it all stronger and better. That's where the title comes from, because we are deathless."

The band will head off with the Vans Warped Tour across North America later this week. Read more including the tour dates and the album tracklisting here.

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Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria Pay Tribute To Chris Holley

(TeamRock Radio) Black Veil Brides, Asking Alexandria, Motionless In White and others have paid tribute to roadie Chris Holley, who died this past weekend. A crowdfunder has been set up to bring his body home from Los Angeles, where he passed away in his sleep.

BVB's Andy Biersack says: "Chris worked for us as a guitar tech for only a short time but has quickly become one of my best friends in the world. As one of the most sincere and passionate human beings I have ever met, it is not hard to understand why he has touched the hearts and minds of so many. We lost a musician, a friend and a true brother. I love you so much Chris."

Ben Bruce of Asking Alexandria says: "No one will ever truly understand what family really means until they are in that moment where you need someone more than you need oxygen.

"Chris has been my lifeline, my best friend, my family since the day I met him. He held me up when I was down. He kept me grounded when I was flying too high. My love can never be put into words. Thank you Chris for just being you." Read more here.

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King 810 Streaming New Mixtape Track

(TeamRock Radio) King 810 have launched a stream of a track from their next mixtape. Their cover of Tied To The Whipping Post features rapper Freddie Gibbs and it'll appear on the band's Midwest Monsters 2 release.

The Flint, Michigan outfit aren't afraid of exploring new ground - they recently noted on Facebook: "People always ask what we've been listening to and when we give some obvious timeless classic answer or an out of genre answer they seem let down."

David Gunn and co haven't confirmed a launch date for the mixtape, which follows the appearance of a video for their track Eyes (Sleep It All Away) earlier this month. Stream the new track here.

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New Asking Alexandria Singer Guests On Conquer Divide Album

(TeamRock Radio) New Asking Alexandria frontman Denis Stoff makes a guest appearance on the debut album by Conquer Divide. He delivers lead vocals on the all-female outfit's track Sink Your Teeth Into This, which appears on their self-titled record, out on July 24.

It was produced by AA producer Joey Sturgis, who says: "I knew I had to be involved in some way, because I really like to work with passionate musicians who really care about what they're doing."

Conquer Divide cite Parkway Drive and August Burns Red among their influences. Guitarist Kristen reports: "We've had a lot of pent-up anger to get out on this record. But we did our best to move past those issues and turn them into something for the greater good." Read more and listen to the track here.

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Robert Plant Extends North American Tour Plans

(Radio.com) Robert Plant is staying on the road a little longer. After touring throughout May and June, most recently playing Bonnaroo, the Led Zeppelin alum will extend his live shows in support of lullaby and…The Ceaseless Roar into the fall.

Plant and his band the Sensational Space Shifters will be heading east to Lock'n Music Festival in Rochester Hills, Mich., before performing in Arrington, Va., New York and Boston.

In between those cities, Plant will also be making up for missed shows in Toronto, Detroit and Chicago, which he had to postpone after coming down with laryngitis.

"I'm really disappointed as I've only missed one gig in 15 years and now here's two in a row," he said at the time in a statement. "It's heartbreaking. I'm furious, frustrated and silent."

Previously purchased tickets for the rescheduled shows will still be honored. See the newly announced dates here.

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Bowling For Soup Announce How About Another Round Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Bowling For Soup have confirmed a UK tour for February next year. It's called The How About Another Round Tour - and the name reflects how the band feel.

Frontman Jaret Reddick says: "On the Farewell Tour, we made it clear that 'farewell' wasn't goodbye. We'd over-extended ourselves for two decades and we needed a break.

"I don't ever expect BFS to go away, but we had to make some changes to our touring schedule if things were going to move forward in a productive and positive manner."

He adds: "It really has been good being able to catch our breath. I feel like our shows are even better than they were a few years back." See the dates here.

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Consider The Source Deliver World War Trio Parts II and III

(Prog) Consider The Source have released the latest installment of their three-part World War Trio project. World War Trio Parts II + III has been issued as a double album and follows Part I which was launched in 2014.

The band say: "When we decided to go back into the studio, we made a pact to go all in emotionally, physically, temporally and mentally. This piece was a rite of passage for us and we are beyond excited to share it.

"We ask that when you listen to this album, please do so in an undistracted environment, preferably in headphones or high quality speakers. We have tried to capture unique emotions that cannot fully come across while listening on laptop speakers."

The band have also issued a studio snippet of album track A Monument To Compromise. View it here.

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Every Time I Die Guitarist Terrified By Gaslight Anthem Guest Vocals

(TeamRock Radio) Every Time I Die guitarist Andy Williams has recalled his nerves after inviting The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon to guest on seventh album From Parts Unknown.

It was launched last year, with Fallon's vocals on Old Light, and Coalesce's Sean Ingram on Pelican Of The Desert. Williams tells Loudwire: "I was terrified about Brian. I was like, 'How the f*** do you get a guy with that unique voice and do what we do?'

"He f***ing nailed it. They were recording a new record at the time so he was already warmed up - he did a take of lower octaves, higher octaves, middle octaves, kind of scream, and more vibrato than he normally does. It was insane."

Ingram was less prepared, says Williams. "We're the biggest Coalesce fans - Every Time I Die wouldn't sound the way we did if it wasn't for Coalesce. We asked Sean to do it and he goes, 'I'm going to need like three weeks to train.' He would drive around in his car and scream to make sure his voice was up to par. It was so rad." Read more here.

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65daysofstatic Unmake The Wild Light In New Video

(Prog) 65daysofstatic have released a live video featuring a performance of Unmake The Wild Light ahead of their performance at this year's ArcTanGent festival on August 20.

The song "Unmake The Wild Light" from 65daysofstatic's fifth and most recent album, 2013's Wild Light, and it was recorded during a session for Last.fm.

Last year the band said their published tour dates would be their last for a while, adding that they were undertaking "behind-the-scenes work" which was "based around massive secrets." Check out the video here.

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Eagles Of Death Metal Crossing The Pond For Winter Tour

(Classic Rock) Eagles Of Death Metal will return to the UK for a run of winter shows, they've announced. Jesse Hughes and co are currently on the road across Europe and played last weekend's Download festival. And they'll be back for more gigs following a US tour later in the year.

The band say: "You asked for more tour dates, we shall give you more tour dates. 17 new winter dates announced in the UK, France, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.

"Not enough, you say? Not to fear! Keep those beautiful eyes and ears peeled over the next few weeks for even more shows being announced all over this great planet." See the tour dates here.

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Royal Blood Say Their Song Are Evolving Live

(TeamRock Radio) Royal Blood say their tracks have taken on "new personalities" as their on stage experience grows. The duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher are in the running to be named live act of the year by music charity Nordoff Robbins. And they say their back catalogue is constantly evolving with every show they play.

Kerr tells the Independent: "The fact that we've done it so much means the songs have taken on new personalities from the ones they had in the first place - and we're just getting better at putting on a show.

"We've gone from being a band that just used to play our songs in a particular order to a band that has grown with the size of the shows. There's always new things emerging." Read more here.

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Avatarium Begin Recording New Album

(TeamRock Radio) Avatarium have entered the studio to begin work on their second album, it's been reported. It'll be Candlemass bassist Leif Edling's second album with his side-project following their self-titled 2013 release. They issued the All I Want EP last year.

Edling, vocalist Jennie-Ann Smith, guitarist Marcus Jidell, drummer Lars Skold and keyboardist Carl Westholm have also announced a run of European dates in November, including a show at London's Underworld on November 22.

Jidell says: "The last six months we have been writing, rehearsing, demoing and now we finally started the recordings for our next album. We're all super excited about the new songs and since the album will be released in October, what could be a better way to celebrate than to go on tour?" Read more including those tour dates here.

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