Day in Rock Report for 10/05/2015

Beatles Cavern Club Recording Unearthed

A tape reel containing a recording of the Beatles performing at the Cavern Club in Liverpool has been found after 53 years and the tape is set to be auctioned next month.

Classic Rock reports: The recording of Some Other Guy was made in September 1962 - just four weeks before the Fab Four's debut single Love Me Do was released.

TV producer Johnnie Hamp found the reel in a desk drawer, and plans to auction it for charity next month. It was made because a crew had filmed the Beatles in the Cavern for an appearance on Granada TV's Know The North - but the sound quality was so poor that an overdub was required.

The show was never aired due to legal issues, but band manager Brian Epstein asked for five acetates to be made because he was so pleased with the tape. Read more here.

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Def Leppard Streaming New Song 'Let's Go'

Def Leppard have released online stream of their new single "Let's Go". It was revealed via a new lyric video that showcases the song, which is the lead the track from the group's forthcoming studio album.

The new self-titled album is set to be released on November 27th. The new album will also be released nearly a month early on October 30th via a Classic Rock fanpack that will feature the album, an exclusive bonus track, 116-magazine and more.

Guitarist Phil Collen talked to Classic Rock about the new song. "When we started recording, the guitars were a little lightweight," he said. "We decided they needed to be way more aggressive and nasty. So that was the second coat of paint, if you like - we replaced some of the stuff we'd done earlier and just made it way more violent and aggressive.

"And then we did that on the vocals. We went overboard. We thought 'we're gonna do what Queen do'; we always said the blueprint was going to be Queen and AC/DC, a cross between the two. I did the riffs pretty much how I did Pour Some Sugar On Me. It had a danger of sounding a bit boyband-y, which is why we brought that edge back." Check out the lyric video here.

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KISS's Paul Stanley Says Frehley and Criss Sold Out Cheap

KISS frontman Paul Stanley believes that original guitarist Ace Frehley and drummer Peter Criss made a bad deal when they sold the rights to their trademark makeup designs for what Stanley feels was too low a price.

Classic Rock reports: Current guitarist Tommy Thayer and drummer Eric Singer wear the Spaceman and Catman designs after the original members handed over the rights.

Stanley tells 4KQ: "The guys basically sold it off for, you know, not a whole lot, because they didn't think it was worth anything. Quite honestly I've always thought our image and what we represent is priceless. It didn't matter to some people - it truly matters to me."

He compares the band lineup to a football team, saying: "If somebody is out, somebody else comes along. I don't think that when you go to see your favorite team, you're yelling that you want to see somebody who was in the team 20 years ago. Time moves on - but the team lives on." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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Machine Head Frontman Kicked Out Of Sistine Chapel

Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn reveals in an online post that he was kicked out of the Sistine Chapel after he ignored a warning not to use a camera in the Vatican landmark. TeamRock reports:

In Italy this past week for a series of shows on the band's European trek in support of 2014's Bloodstone & Diamonds, Flynn and a friend took a tour of the Vatican Museum and the Chapel, the ceiling of which was famously painted by Michelangelo in the early 1500s.

The singer shared the experience in a lengthy Facebook post and his online tumblr diary, The General Journals. Flynn writes: "The Sistine Chapel is a must-see-before-you-die type thing. So, of course I had to document it and bring my video camera. The guards didn't stop me one bit as I filmed everywhere and as I entered the Sistine Chapel I was journaling myself walking and taking you guys through what I was doing.

"In the midst of doing so, it was then that a guard warned me in broken english, 'No camera.' Of course I disregarded him. I don't know what it is with me but when someone tells me not to do something that I want to do, that 'f*** you' button gets hit. So I just hung the camera around my neck and kept filming."

He continues: "I snapped three iPhone photos, and security swarmed on me. Poor Jern and I got escorted out lickety-split-like, which in the end was a good thing as there was a line to exit. So I saw it as a way to cut in line and get out first." Read more here.

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Mick Jagger and Jack White Collaboration Rumored

A new rumor that Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger is collaborating with Jack White was sparked after the two were spotted together a recent concert in Nashville. Radio.com has these details:

The two were listening to Canadian rock duo Death From Above 1979 perform live at Third Man Records, White's recording studio that also serves as a store, lounge and offices for the record label.

The sighting readdressed rumors that began as early as 2009 about White working with the Rolling Stones on their first studio album since 2005's A Bigger Bang. Rolling Stone pursued news that White had recorded some tracks with Keith Richards.

While Richards hesitated from commenting on White's role or potential role with the band, he did admit, "I enjoy working with Jack. I know Jack pretty well. He's a lovely player." Read more here.

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The Alarm's Mike Peters Fighting Cancer For Third Time

The Alarm's Mike Peters reveals in a new online post that he is currently in his third battle with cancer after doctors discovered that he had a relapse of chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Classic Rock had these details: Peters recovered from lymph cancer in 1996 and beat chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2005, but the Welsh musician tells fans in a lengthy Facebook posting that the cancer has returned.

Peters writes: "I'm sorry to have to write that during the summer on June 23, following an incredibly successful Snowdon Rocks event, I was found to have relapsed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. At the regular consultation with Dr Edwards, my blood count had doubled and shown an aggression not seen in my previous medical history.

"Obviously, it came as a massive shock, especially as I was feeling super fit and about to undertake six nights on Broadway in New York, followed closely by the Strength North American Tour."

The singer goes on to outline various treatment options as discussed with his medical team, which have resulted in Peters being accepted into a clinical trial with a US pharmaceutical company being run through a British agency. Read more here.

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Lindisfarne Cofounder Simon Cowe Dies

Lindisfarne shared the sad news late last week that Simon Cowe, one of the cofounding members of the veteran band, died in a hospital in Toronto, Canada after suffering a long illness.

The band posted the following message on their official website last Thursday, "It is with great sadness that we have to tell you that our dear friend and colleague Simon Cowe has died yesterday, 30th September.

"Simon had been ill for some time, and was being cared for in hospital in Toronto, a city he had made his home since the early nineties. At the moment we don't have the words to express how we feel. Our thoughts are with his children Jessie, Dylan, and Bernadette."

According to Classic Rock, Cowe was part of the lineup formed under the name Brethren in 1968, and played guitar, mandolin, banjo and keyboards until his departure in 1973, when he formed Jack The Lad with colleagues Rod Clements and Ray Laidlaw.

Cowe rejoined when the band reactivated in 1976, then again in 1978, and remained until 1994. Read more here.

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Slayer's Kerry King Reveals His Rock Hall Dream

Slayer guitarist Kerry King reveals in a new interview with VH1 that he hopes that he will one day hear his name called out for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Classic Rock reports:

King says: "I went there last year, and I was surprisingly amazed. It was awesome. I thought I'd be there for like 40 minutes. I spent three and a half hours. The stuff in there is amazing. It's way cooler than I ever imagined it would have been. It is really cool."

The visit made the guitarist consider Slayer's place in the institution, given their history as thrash pioneers and Metallica's 2009 induction. He says: "I'm not making a ploy to get in, but it makes me think, 'Man, I hope they call my name one of these days.' I think it took them a long time to get Metallica in there. But Metallica basically opens the door for us, because when you think of metal who do you think of next from that generation?

"Of course there's Sabbath, Priest, and Maiden, without question. But for The Big Four, you think Metallica…We've always been number two on The Big Four shows. So come on, Rock Hall, give us that call. We're ready." Read more here.

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Former Korn Member Slams The Group's Forthcoming Album

Former Korn drummer David Silveria reportedly does not have high expectations for the band's forthcoming album, saying he believes that it will be "the same crap they've been putting out for years." Classic Rock reports:

Silveria has been upset with his former colleagues for several years, and launched a lawsuit against them earlier this year after claiming his 2006 departure had meant to be a temporary move - until they wouldn't let him return.

He later revealed he'd sent them an "impassioned plea" to be allowed to come back to the band he co-founded, but his bid had been rejected. Last week Munky said he wanted the next album to "solidify our legacy."

Now MetalSucks reports Silveria saying: "They don't have it in them to write songs that can stand up to our first three records. It's Munky trying to give bullsh*t hype on another record that I believe will be the same crap they've been putting out for years." Read more of his comments here.

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The Darkness May Crowd Source A New Band Name

The Darkness frontman Justin Hawkins reveals in a new interview that the band is "toying" with the idea of changing their name and he says that they would to turn to fans to help them select a new name. hennemusic has the details:

"We were toying with changing the name of the band," Hawkins tells Chris Jericho on the latest edition of his Talk Is Jericho podcast. "It's a slightly controversial maneuver at this point. But I don't know, we might have to run a competition on Facebook to change the name though. We thought about doing it for this album, because it does feel like it's a new, what you might call a return to form, but there's something different about it now.

"I think maybe it's because we had a couple of personnel changes in the last year. It's different and feels like it's rejuvenated. I mean it obviously would be career suicide to throw everything away, everything that we've built up over the years, but there's no reason we wouldn't be able to rebuild."

Last fall, The Darkness parted ways with longtime drummer Ed Graham; he was replaced by Emily Dolan Davies for the recording of their fourth album, "Last Of Our Kind", but she left the lineup prior to the project's release, and the group brought in Rufus Taylor, son of Queen legend Roger.

Hawkins says they'd consider input from fans if the band were to proceed with a name change. "I mean every idea you have is either crowd sourced or crowd approved," he explains. "You need to be addressing what your fans want because at the end of the day that's what you've got." Read more here.

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ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons Streams Cover Of Slim Harpo Classic

ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons has released a stream of his cover of Slim Harpo "Got Love If You Want It". It is a track on Gibbons' debut solo album, "Perfectamundo" which is set to be released on November 6th. Classic Rock reports:

Released as Harpo's debut solo track in 1957, the song was overtaken by the popularity of its b-side, I'm A King Bee, and traded a-side places on a single which went on to become a influential classic in its own right for the Louisiana bluesman.

Got Love If You Want It follows Gibbons' lead single, a cover of rockabilly singer Roy Head's 1965 hit Treat Her Right. Produced by Gibbons and Joe Hardy, Perfectamundo was recorded in Houston, Los Angeles, Austin and Pontevedra, Spain.

The Cuban music-inspired project was sparked by an invitation to perform at the 2014 Havana Jazz Festival and, while Gibbons was unable to attend, the concept inspired the ZZ Top guitarist to begin work in his Houston studio.

Three songs in, the guitarist hooked up with musical collaborator Martin Guigui as well as Chino Pons, a Cuban friend who heads his own quartet in New York.

Gibbons says: "Chino, so to speak, sprinkled holy water on our efforts and expressed confidence that we were headed in the right direction, and that bit of affirmation gave us the impetus for more forward motion." Stream the song here.

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John Fogerty Announces 'Peace, Love And Creedence' Residency

Former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty has announced that he will be kicking off 2016 with the launch of an 8-show residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas. hennemusic reports:

Running January 8-23, "Peace, Love And Creedence" will see Fogerty extend his "1969" summer tour show by performing music from the three albums he released that year with CCR, including "Bayou Country", "Green River" and "Willy And The Poor Boys."

"Peace, love and Vegas!," says Fogerty. "I'm excited to be coming to The Venetian and bringing my '1969' show for you all. "We are going to be rockin' my Creedence Clearwater Revival songs along with many more.

"We'll have some new things added to the show, too. Hope you all can come and help us rock it up in Vegas come January!" Read more including the exact dates here.

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Don Henley Scores His Biggest Solo Hit With 'Cass Country'

The Eagles singer and drummer Don Henley has scored his highest charting solo album ever in the U.S. after his new country-tinged album "Cass Country" debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 album chart.

hennemusic reports: Henley's fifth solo set had opening week sales of 89,000 copies, according to Billboard. The project also scores No. 1 slots on both the Top Album Sales chart and the Top Country Albums chart.

The Eagles star's first solo release in 15 years sees him joined by special guests including Mick Jagger, Dolly Parton, Miranda Lambert and Merle Haggard.

Henley launched a month-long fall tour of North America in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday. Check out the video for "Take A Picture Of This" here.

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Former Kyuss Frontman John Garcia Unplugging For Solo Tour

Former Kyuss frontman John Garcia has announced that he will be unplugging for a tour across Europe later this year in support of his 2014 self-titled solo album. Classic Rock reports:

Garcia will be performing songs acoustically from throughout his career on the European trek, which starts in the Netherlands on December 1. As well as his work with Kyuss and his solo efforts, Garcia has sang with Vista Chino, Hermano, Unida and Slo Burn.

He says: "Really looking forward to doing this acoustic run. I'm doing something I've never really done before and I'm really excited about it. This acoustic run I plan to do a little bit of everything - get ready." See the dates here.

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Black Stone Cherry Release 'Me And Mary Jane' Live Video

Black Stone Cherry have released a video of their performance of "Me And Mary Jane" from their forthcoming DVD "Thank You: Livin' Live", which is set to be released on October 30th. Classic Rock reports:

The group's first live set was filmed on the band's 2014 Magic Mountain tour at the LG Arena in Birmingham, England - and will be issued on the first anniversary of the concert.

Drummer John Fred Young says: "Thank you to everyone who stuck with us over the years and who came out and made this night such a special memory for us. This is for you."

Me And Mary Jane is the second track previewed from the package following White Trash Millionaire. Read more and watch the new live video here.

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Killing Joke Stream New Song 'Euphoria'

Killing Joke have released an online stream of their new song "Euphoria", a track from the group's forthcoming album "Pylon", which is set to be released on October 23rd. Classic Rock has the following details:

The new song stream follows a lyric video for the lead single, I Am The Virus, as the second track issued in advance of the album's release via Spinefarm Records.

Produced in the UK and Prague by the band and Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood), Pylon is the third project issued by the group's original lineup of singer Jaz Coleman, guitarist Kevin 'Geordie' Walker, bassist Martin 'Youth' Glover and drummer Paul Ferguson since their 2008 reunion following the death of longtime bassist Paul Raven.

Glover says: "It's stark, brutal industrial suicide. It's the third in a tryptich of albums - Absolute Dissent, MMXII and now Pylon. We remain genre-blind so our music will always cover a vat spectrum of influences, from disco right through to heavy metal and beyond."

Killing Joke will launch Pylon with a live performance and signing session at HMV's Oxford Street location in London, followed by signings in Cardiff, Exeter and Nottingham. The group will then kick off a 10-date UK tour in Cardiff on October 25. Stream the new song here.

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Bruce Soord Streams New Song 'Familiar Patterns," Reveals Album Details

The Pineapple Thief's Bruce Soord has announced that he will release his new self-titled solo album on November 27 and he has released a stream of the song "Familiar Patterns". Prog has these details:

Soord says: "I spent the most part of the summer locked in my studio creating this record, which turned into a huge labour of love. I am very proud of what it became.

"We shot the cover and booklet at various locations throughout my home town of Yeovil. I spent my formative years in this town - the second track on the album Buried Here is about exactly that."

He continues: "While the songs describe a sense of the past that has been lost, it is also a celebration of this wonderful and artistically decaying town that created me. But all's not lost - there is still a shimmer of sound here."

The album will be released on digipak CD which comes with a 16-page booklet. Read more and check out the new song here.

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Joe Louis Walker Streams New Album 'Everybody Wants A Piece'

Joe Louis Walker is giving readers of The Blues Magazine's website an advance listen to his new album "Everybody Wants A Piece". The site is streaming the full album ahead of its official release via Provogue on October 9.

The Blues has these details: Walker believes that, while the 11 tracks present a new aspect to his work, it still contains the nuts and bolts of his trademark approach.

Walker says: "Sometimes I feel I've learned more from my failures than from my success. But that's made me stronger and more adventurous, and helped me create my own style.

"I'd like to think that when someone puts on one of my records they would know from the first notes, 'That's Joe Louis Walker.'" Stream the new album here.

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Bobby Rush's Career Celebrated In New Box Set

The five-decade career of Bobby Rush is celebrated in the forthcoming five-hour box set, "Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History Of Bobby Rush" which is set to be released on November 27th.

The Blues reports that the box set features material originally released on 20 different labels containing nearly 100 tracks from across his career. It comes with a 32-page booklet containing commentary from Mavis Staples, Keb' Mo', Elvin Bishop, Leon Huff and others.

Rush, 81, says: "The record side is the glory side of me, and that's the side that I want people to know. I'm happy that someone thought before I leave this land to tell my story." Read more and watch the trailer here.

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Gentlemans Pistols Release 'Devil's Advocate On Call' Video

Gentlemans Pistols have released a new music video for the song "Devil's Advocate On Call", which is a track that comes from their forthcoming album "Hustler's Row" (out October 16th). Classic Rock has these details:

"It's a harmony laden boogie about being disillusioned," say the band. "The performance was shot at Staincross Working Man's Club just outside of Barnsley and then the other scenes were done in the surrounding area. David Pickering directed the video and did a fantastic job. It's basically an updated take on the Sweeney and programs of that ilk in which we are wanted, much like the A-Team, for a crime that we didn't commit."

The video also features actor George Newton, a star of the Shane Meadows drama This Is England, as a knife-wielding maniac attempting to hunt down the band.

Singer James Atkinson had this to say about the new album Huster's Row, "With this album, we tried to make a record that we would want to listen to. One that was heavy but melodic, intense but catchy, thoughtful but unruly. A record for reprobates and romantics, for gentlemen and hustlers.ˮ Watch the new video here.

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Joe Bonamassa To Celebrate First UK Show Anniversary In Small Club

Joe Bonamassa have announced that he plans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his first UK show by returning to the tiny venue where it took place for a one-off show. Classic Rock reports:

The guitar icon will perform at the 300-capacity Mr Kyps in Poole, Dorset, on November 1 - 10 years on from the night he made his UK live debut in front of just 100 people. He now regularly plays to sold-out arenas around the world, but wanted to fulfil a promise he made to return.

In 2005, venue owner Mark Kyprianou hosted the Bonamassa's gig. The concert was a slow seller and in a final push, Kyprianou decided to offer free entry and refunds to those who'd originally paid the £10 ticket price. Read more here.

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Earthside Release 'A Dream In Static' Album Teaser Video

Earthside have released a video trailer for their debut album "A Dream In Static," which is set to be released on October 23 and features Dan Tompkins of TesseracT, Bjorn Strid of Soilwork, Eric Zirlinger of Face The King and more. Prog reports:

The new preview follows the video for their track Mob Mentality, featuring Sevendust's Lajon Witherspoon, the Moscow Studio Symphony Orchestra and ballet dancers Kyla Ernts-Alper and Wade Watson.

Guitarist and composer Jamie van Dyck recently said the work "sets the stage for the collaborative spirit we hope to embody as we reach into the worlds of film, dance, video games and other visual arts." Watch the trailer here.

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Abbath Release 'Warriors' Live Video

(TeamRock) Abbath have released a live performance video of the I track Warriors. The tune originally appeared on Between Two Worlds, the 2006 album from Norwegian supergroup I that included the former Immortal frontman, now performing with a new band under his own banner.

The lineup of Abbath and God Seed man King ov Hell and third member Creature will release Count The Dead as a limited-edition vinyl single on December 11.

Available to pre-order, the limited-edition 7" single will be backed by a cover of Judas Priest's 1982 Screaming For Vengeance track Riding On The Wind.

The tune serves as a preview to the band's debut album, which will be released January 23 via Season Of Mist and launched the same day with a show at The Forum in London that was originally scheduled for last month. Read more and watch the video here.

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Steve Earle Launching Terraplane UK and European Tour

(The Blues) Steve Earle will tour the UK and Europe starting later this month in support of his blues album Terraplane. It was recorded with his band the Dukes after he rediscovered his appreciation of Robert Johnson.

Earle said in July: "He wrote every song that's a big deal. Every form of the post-war alleged blues is based on one Robert Johnson song or another. And it's absolutely the truth. He's every bit the father of the modern genre."

He added of his own approach: "You start looking for ways to find a reason to make another f***ing record, especially the way the business is now. It's kind of like working with a 32-box of crayons and limiting yourself to six - it makes you work harder and dig deeper." See the dates here.

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Singled Out: The Von's Cry Of War

The Von vocalist/bassist Luis Bonilla tells us about their brand new single "Cry Of War" from their forthcoming new album "Ei8ht," which is set to be released on November 13th. Here is the story:

This song was conceived at a time when we were playing every single gig we could find. It was the end of summer 2013 and we just wanted to really get going and grow our presence in the South Florida scene. It was hot, muggy, and raining all the time and we were schlepping all our gear to our shows.

We had ourselves a gig. It was one of those things when someone asked us if we would be down to play this 2 day festival at Churchill's in Miami. Churchill's is a famous dive bar and has been there since 1979. It's pretty much Miami's CBGB's. The place itself is not that bad but you wouldn't want to take your mom there to use the toilet.

We get there and we know how it goes. At Churchill's, it's every man/woman/band & beer for themselves, but this night was really one that stood out for all the wrong reasons. The "promoter" and "sound engineer" were nowhere to be seen and all the other annoying bad things that could possibly happen with the other bands did happen. Finally our slot time comes and the band before us just kept on playing like they were headlining Glastonbury. Finally I had had it and I went looking for this "Promoter". I found her at the back bar, drunk and babbling nonsense. After seeing this and being there all night we decided to leave. We never played, we wasted our time, and I left that place boiling with indignation.

The following morning I was still very upset from the disrespect experienced and I had to let it out somehow. I grabbed my acoustic bass, sat down on the couch and uttered the opening melody for "Cry Of War". By noon I had recorded the whole initial idea of the song with vocals, some basic drum loops, and some guitar.

"Cry of War" is a song about going after what you believe in with all your strength and pursuing your dreams no matter what obstacles present themselves. The song is written in first person singular during the first verse and it changes to first person plural during the second verse because I'm referring to all of us in the band and including you, the listener, as part of this battle to succeed in our mission (and/or whatever your dreams in life are).

It also touches on what rock n roll is to me - A giant horse made out of electricity riding on a cloud of smoke. This is also my allegory for THE VON on stage. We give it our all and love doing so. "Cry of War" is the fastest song on the upcoming album and one that definitely transmits the energy I felt the morning after that bad night.

Don't let them put you down, conquer what you're after with a loud Cry of War!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album and the group
right here!

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