Day in Rock Report for 10/20/2015

Slipknot Member Suffers Injury

(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot's Sid Wilson has sustained another foot injury, he's revealed. In 2008 the disc spinner broke both heels after a stage jump went wrong, although he managed to appear at every show on the band's subsequent tour.

Now Wilson has revealed that he has hurt himself again - and although the damage to his left foot is less severe than last time, it's still causing him difficulties.

Wilson posted a photo of his injury with the caption, "I thought after a day off this would feel better, but it seems I haven't seen the worst of it yet. No high jumping on stage for the time being.

"I should still have some dance moves for ya all - just no flying." See Sid's post here.

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Black Sabbath Reunion With Bill Ward Looks Unlikely

(Classic Rock) Tony Iommi has offered the strongest hint yet that Bill Ward won't be part of Black Sabbath's upcoming farewell tour but he also says that a final album from the group "could happen".

The drummer dropped out of the band's 2011 reunion and subsequent album, saying he hadn't been offered a "signable" contract. The disagreement later exploded into a war of words between him and frontman Ozzy Osbourne.

Sabbath recorded 2013 album 13 with Rage Against The Machine sticksman Brad Wilk, then toured with Tommy Clufetos behind the kit. And although Iommi and Ward caught up at a recent awards ceremony, the guitarist says an original lineup reunion is unlikely as they work towards their last-ever tour.

Asked if Ward will play with Sabbath again, Iommi tells Gigwise: "No, to be honest. I don't know if that's going to happen. But who knows? You never know."

Sabbath's plans may or may not include a final album. "We've got some tracks we recorded with Rick Rubin," says the guitarist. "When we did our last album we made 16 tracks, but we only put eight on the album. There are tracks there that could possibly show their face at some point." He also discussed their final tour plans. Read about that here.

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Adam Lambert Recreates Queen's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Video

(Radio.com) Current Queen frontman Adam Lambert has recreated the legendary band's iconic video for "Bohemian Rhapsody" with the help of British comedian Alan Carr.

Lambert burst onto America's radar singing "Bohemian Rhapsody" during his audition for American Idol. His soaring vocals caught the attention of the band and they asked him to step in as lead vocalist for multiple tours.

British comedian Alan Carr wanted to keep Lambert's love for Queen alive by recruiting him to recreate the iconic video for "Bohemian Rhapsody." The pair premiered their video on Carr's show Chatty Man.

Both Lambert and Carr play two members of Queen. Neither one miss a beat performing the lyrics in the video. Adam seems like he was having the time of his life. Alan Carr looked crazy in that wig, but it was all for the production of the video. Check the clip here.

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Motley Crue Play More Farewell Shows Without Injured Tommy Lee

(hennemusic) Drummer Tommy Lee has missed the past four dates on Motley Crue's farewell tour as he continues to recover from a case of tendonitis. Lee was first diagnosed with the injury to his left wrist last week in Buffalo, NY and was pulled from the show on doctor's orders.

"I'm so sorry to say that i'm unable to play drums tonight guys!!," Lee tweeted on October 14. "I woke up at 3am with tendonitis!! f***!!! Cant even hold a drumstick!"

Tourmate and Alice Cooper drummer Glen Sobel filled in for Lee at the group's final show in the city, and sat in again in Bridgeport, CT on October 16, Manchester, NH on October 17 and Bangor, ME on October 18.

"Rocked w/ Alice & covered for Tommy in Crue one more time tonight in Bangor, Maine," posted Sobel on his social media sites on Sunday. "He so wants to get back behind the kit but needed just a bit more time to make sure his wrist is good to go. He's been amazing through all this and is a class act who cheers me on during these last 4 shows.

"Tomorrow is a day off in Quebec City so that gives more time for healing & rest. Hopefully we'll be seeing T Lee rockin the kit for that show on Tuesday." Read more here.

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Former Dio Members Supergroup Resurrection Kings Tease Album

(Classic Rock) Supergroup Resurrection Kings, a new band that features former Dio men Vinny Appice and Craig Goldy, have given fans a teaser video for their debut album.

The self-titled work is set for launch in January, featuring ex Lynch Mob singer Chas West and ex Dokken bassist Sean McNabb, alongside drummer Appice and guitarist Goldy.

The video contains clips from the band's music, along with details of how the four put the album together. They've also revealed the cover art, designed by Stanis W Decker. Watch the teaser video here.

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Black Veil Brides Cancel Show Due To C.C. Coma Injury

Black Veil Brides announced that they have been forced to cancel their show in Ventura, Ca on Thursday night (October 22nd) to allow drummer C.C. Coma time to recover from a torn ligament in his hand.

The band are at the tail end of a North American tour and Coma has been playing with the injury but a doctor has ordered him to take a few days off before the band resume the final two dates of the tour on Friday in Santa Ana, Ca and an appearance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento on Saturday.

The band posted the following message on here on Monday, "We are sorry to announce that due to an unforeseen injury we will not be able to perform in Ventura. Our drummer, CC, has been fighting through a torn ligament in his hand which has been made worse by the current tour and travel schedule.

"We will be returning to Los Angeles for him to see a specialist to heal his hand to the best of his abilities. It has been suggested by the doctor that we give him a few days off before he returns to the stage in Santa Ana.

"We intend on playing both the Orange County and Sacramento shows to finish off the run, if his injury permits. Again we apologize for the inconvenience and will make up the show at a later date, however at this point we just cannot take the risk of him exasperating an injury that could render him unable to play in the future. Please send your positive thoughts and good vibes his way as he deals with this pain."

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Rammstein Announce XXI Anniversary Box Set

(Classic Rock) Rammstein have announced the release of a career-spanning vinyl box set. XXI celebrates the German outfit's 21st anniversary and arrives on December 4 via Spinefarm Records. It includes all six of their studio albums in double LP format, along with a bonus double LP called Raritaten.

Each album - Herzeleid, Sehnsucht, Mutter, Reise, Reise, Rosenrot and Liebe Ist Fur Alle Da - comes complete with gatefold sleeve, original artwork and lyrics on 180 gram vinyl. It's the first time Herzeleid, Sehnsucht, Reise, Reise and Rosenrot have ever been available on vinyl.

Spinefarm say: "With the vinyl weighing in at a full 180 grams, the sonic capacity is there to properly represent a group capable of shifting from a whisper to a roar without being slowed down by the gears in-between." Read more here.

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Deaf Havana Part Ways With Guitarist Chris Pennells

(TeamRock Radio) Guitarist Chris Pennells has left Deaf Havana due to "artistic and musical differences," according to the band which is preparing to launch a UK tour next month.

The Norfolk rockers announced the split in a statement released via their Facebook page and attributed to remaining members James Veck-Gilodi, Lee Wilson, Tom Ogden, Matthew Veck-Gilodi and Max Britton.

They say: "It is with a heavy heart that we have mutually decided to part ways with Chris due to various artistic and musical differences. It has been a great journey over the years with Chris and we will all remain good friends.

"Deaf Havana will continue progressing forwards and we wish Chris all the best with any of his future plans." Read more here.

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Iron Maiden To Headline Download Festivals

(hennemusic) Iron Maiden will headline a pair of Download festivals in 2016. The group will top the bill at the debut Download event at Longchamps Racecourse in Paris, France on June 10 before returning to their native UK for the annual concert weekend at Donington Park on June 12.

The homecoming will mark the band's only UK appearance of 2016 as they tour the world in support of "The Book Of Souls." Frontman Bruce Dickinson had this to say, "Download is a very special place for us.

"Not just because it's always great to play on home turf but because there's a truly unique vibe there, it's the very heart of England and of metal, so a fitting place for Iron Maiden.

"The crowd is always fiercely passionate and the whole band feeds off that famous Donington energy. We aim to deliver a really memorable show for our fans to close the 2016 Festival. Although this is our sixth time headlining at Castle Donington, it's the first time we've been able to land Ed Force One right on the doorstep of the festival site." Read more here.

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Anthrax Expanding 'Spreading The Disease' For Anniversary Reissue

(hennemusic) Anthrax have announced that they will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their iconic 1985 album "Spreading The Disease" on November 20.

Produced by Anthrax with Carl Canedy, the project marked the first Anthrax album to feature singer Joey Belladonna and bassist Frank Bello and included classics like "Madhouse", "Armed & Dangerous" and "The Enemy."

The expanded 2-disc reissue presents previously unreleased bonus material including Belladonna's 1984 demo recording of the song "Medusa", nine "rhythm tracks" from Anthrax recordings also done in 1984 - no vocals, no overdubs or "sweetening," just drums, some guitar, a bit of bass, showing the songs in their naked, most basic form - and eight live songs from the group's 1987, first-ever concert in Japan, held at Tokyo's Sun Plaza.

"We wanted to do something special for our fans to celebrate the anniversary of Spreading The Disease," says drummer Charlie Benante. "We took the idea to Universal a couple of years ago and have been very hands-on with them, creating this special, deluxe edition that we think our fans will really like."

"We didn't know what we were doing, but we totally knew what we were doing," added guitarist and founder Scott Ian. "I know that doesn't make sense, but it's where we were at, a bunch of 21 year-old kids making our major label debut on a shoestring budget with nothing but a dream and a bunch of songs that we thought killed.

"We were right and our dream came true. Thank you to all the fans that put this record and Anthrax on the map way back when and still support us today. Cheers my friends!" Check out the track details and the interview with Ian and Benante here.

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The Scorpions Announce 'Forever And A Day' Documentary DVD

(hennemusic) If you missed The Scorpions new documentary "Forever And A Day" in movie theaters, don't worry because the band has announced that they will release the film on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital platforms on November 27th.

Originally screened last week in cinemas, the project sees filmmaker Katja von Garnier accompany the group on what was originally intended to be their farewell tour, following them on the road from Bangkok to Moscow to capture candid moments, memories and live footage.

The Scorpions eventually changed their minds, returned to the studio to record a new album, "Return To Forever", and hit the road for a 50th anniversary tour.

"Seeing all these old fans, the new fans coming," says guitarist Rudolf Schenker, "everything was sold out, and getting told by the fans what the music means for them, then we more and more", understood that the time wasn't right for the band to retire." Read more here.

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Aerosmith's Joe Perry Working On New Solo Album

(hennemusic) Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry reveals in an online post that he has been busy in the studio working on a solo instrumental album. The guitarist's latest solo project is the follow-up to his 2014 EP, "Joe Perry's Merry Christmas", which saw him joined by pal Johnny Depp on rhythm guitar.

"Been in the studio working on my solo instrumental CD I began when writing Rocks my autobio, but didn't have enough time," tweeted Perry. "It'll have diversity, maybe 1-2 songs with me singing or another singer, but mainly it'll be an instrumental album."

The Boston band recently released "Aerosmith Rocks Donington 2014", which captures their headline performance on the final night of the Download Festival in Donington Park. Read more here.

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Lamb Of God Featured In Halloween Parody Video

(TeamRock Radio) A parody video giving instructions on how to prepare a scary pumpkin for Halloween features the music of Lamb Of God along with characters based on the band members and other metal stars.

The clip is presented by Joey Siler - the creator of the Cooking Hostile heavy metal parody food show - and stars cartoon versions of Randy Blythe and co, along with a brief guest appearance by the Prince Of Darkness Ozzy Osbourne and Anthrax mainman Scott Ian.

It includes reworked versions of two Lamb Of God tracks - Redneck and Now You've Got Something To Die For. Earlier this month, a hurdy gurdy version of LOG's Grace was released. The band issued latest album VII: Sturm Und Drang in July. They tour the UK and Ireland with Megadeth next month. Watch the video here.

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Europe Expand War Of Kings Album For Deluxe Reissue

(Classic Rock) Europe have announced they'll release an expanded edition of their War Of Kings album. The original launched in March this year and the repacked version will appear on December 4.

The Special Edition will contain the original 10th album, along with a film of their live set from this year's Wacken festival in Germany. It'll be issued digitally, on CD/DVD, CD/Blu-ray and a limited-edition Deluxe Package on CD/DVD/Blu-ray. The latter will be bundled with a photobook, with pre-orders starting from October 21.

In addition, the band will head out on a 16-date road trip across the US starting in January. Frontman Joey Tempest says: "It's so great to soon be back in the USA after our very successful east coast shows earlier this year - covering a lot more States this time. The War of Kings tour continues." See the dates and the deluxe edition track details here.

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Ghost To Rock Late Night TV For Halloween

(hennemusic) Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, so Ghost will help The Late Show With Stephen Colbert celebrate the holiday with a performance on the show on CBS-TV on October 30.

"We suggest you mark your calendars and tune in on the night of," says the band. The appearance on Halloween Eve marks the American TV debut by the Swedish rockers as they promote their latest album, "Meliora."

The group are currently playing dates on the Black To The Future North American tour in support of the project, which delivered Ghost their first-ever US Top 10 when the album debuted on the Billboard 200 at No. 8 with opening week sales of 29,000 copies. Read more here.

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Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell Shares Valuable Lesson From Cancer Fight

(Classic Rock) Vivian Campbell's cancer battle has taught him the value of trusting his instincts when it comes to his health. And the Def Leppard guitarist believes it's a lesson others should learn as early as they can.

His treatment for Hogkin's lymphoma continues after he was originally misdiagnosed by medics who thought he was suffering from a persistent bug.

Campbell tells 93.3 WMMR: "I remember getting this head cold and flu-like symptoms, and a doctor gave me some antibiotics. Five or six weeks later I had the same thing come back, and the one thing that was constant was this cough that wouldn't go away.

"My doctor said, 'Sometimes it takes time for these things to heal up.' A respiratory doctor gave me an inhaler and nasal spray. I said, 'This isn't really getting any better,' and he'd just give me a stronger inhaler."

After a year he insisted on an X-ray, which identified there was a more serious problem. "A very brilliant doctor said she was pretty sure I had Hodgkin's lymphoma," Campbell recalls. "We did a biopsy a couple of days later, and there you go - Hodgkin's lymphoma."

He reflects: "One thing it taught me is that you really have to advocate for your own health. If you know something's wrong, even though doctors are very well educated, nobody knows your body like yourself. I knew something was wrong and my doctors just weren't listening." Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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Wilson Release Video For 'Right To Rise' Title Track

(Classic Rock) Wilson have released a video for the title track of the recent long-player Right To Rise. The album is the follow-up to the band's 2013 debut Full Blast F***ery, while the video was shot in the band's hometown of Detroit, and features both the city's ruins and its rejuvenation.

"When we wrote the song we wanted to tell a story about the area of the world we live in. After traveling so much the past few years, we realise the magnifying glass that the media has put on Detroit has damaged not only our city's image, but more importantly our peoples' image. We all struggle with life's weight, no matter where we live in this world... our peoples' story is not unlike the millions of other people out there put against the wall daily, cast aside as underdogs and thought of as 'already dead'. It's through the struggle to survive in those conditions that we create our strengths.

"What we've tried to achieve visually is to tell a story through the point of view of a pack of dogs, moving through the blight of our city; the places most identifiable to the rest of the world. The abandoned house the band performs in starts to crumble as the 'underdogs' move from the rubble of our past into the present parts of Detroit's rebuild, showing our people coming together in strength to unite as one. It's a picture of hope and growth through hard work, resilience and ingenuity, while honouring our past as we rise towards our future." Watch the video here.

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FM Announce 'Heroes & Villains' Fall Tour

(Classic Rock) FM will kick off their upcoming European tour with four UK dates early next month. They've scheduled the shows in support of their ninth album Heroes & Villains, released earlier this year on Frontier Records. They'll be supported by labelmates Vega.

Following the November dates, frontman Steve Overland, bassist Merv Goldsworthy, drummer Pete Jupp, keyboardist Jem Davis and guitarist Jim Kirkpatrick will play shows across Europe with Electric Boys, before returning to the UK in January.

Speaking about the follow-up to 2013's Rockville II, Kirkpatrick said: "We're on a roll - some of these tracks are better than anything the band has ever produced. Steve Overland's voice is as good as ever." See the dates here.

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Monster Truck Release 'Don't Tell Me How To Live' Video

(Classic Rock) Monster Truck have premiered the video for their track Don't Tell Me How To Live via TeamRock. The song will appear on the band's upcoming second album, which is expected in early 2016. The follow-up to 2013 debut Furiosity will appear on Mascot Records after the Canadian band penned a deal with the label.

Monster Truck will be broadcasting live snippets all this week via the Facebook Mentions app. Guitarist Jeremy Widerman says: "We're gonna be showing you inside the van and the jam space.

"You can see what we get up to, which isn't really that exciting but in case you were wondering, we're gonna show you how f***ing boring we really are." Watch the new video here.

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Blackberry Smoke Jam Black Crowes Song With Chris Robinson

(Classic Rock) Blackberry Smoke jammed the Black Crowes' track "Wiser Time" with Chris Robinson at a recent event and video of the live performance has been posted online.

It was shot at the Telluride Blues And Brews fest in Georgia last month, after band frontman Charlie Starr approached ex Crowes man Robinson about making a guest appearance.

Starr tells Rolling Stone: "If you're going to play a song by the Black Crowes you need to bring your A game. Those guys were one of the best rock'n'roll bands of the last 20 years. Whenever we do a Crowes song I always think, 'We better play it right.'" Watch video here.

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Frost Announce UK Summer Tour Dates

(Prog) Frost* have announced they'll play three shows across the UK next summer. John Mitchell, Jem Godfrey, Nathan King and Craig Blundell have scheduled the dates in support of their as-yet-untitled third album.

The new effort is expected to be released in the second quarter of 2016. It'll be the follow-up to 2008's Experiments In Mass Appeal. Godfrey says: "We've finally managed to make a new album which will be out next spring.

"It only seems fair to perform some of it in front of our long-suffering and eternally patient supporters beyond the enclave of the M25 in order to say thank you and catch up after such a long time. It's going to be brilliant fun." See the dates here.

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Cannibal Corpse Hope To 'Liquefy Your Brain' With New Beer

(TeamRock Radio) Cannibal Corpse are the latest band to launch their own beer. The death metal veterans have teamed up with Indiana-based 3 Floyds Brewing Company on the ale, called Amber Smashed Face.

The brewery describes the forthcoming signature brew as "an aggressively hopped American Amber Ale sure to crush your skull and liquefy your brain."

Iron Maiden, Queen, Behemoth, AC/DC, Metallica and a string of other acts have put their name to beers in the past. And 3 Floyds have previously collaborated with Pelican and Eyehategod. Read more and see the label here.

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Singled Out: Essence's Untouchable

Lasse Skov from acclaimed Danish thrash metal band Essence tells us about the song "Untouchable" from their brand new album "Prime", which was released earlier this month by Spinefarm. Here is the story:

We were in the studio for three years making a thrashy as hell album - like we've done it for the past 10 years. Everything was on the routine. Like when you're going day-in-day-out in school or at your job. The funny thing is; you never realize you're changing before you stop up and look back.

During the recording sessions I took time off to go traveling. I find inspiration from going on wild adventures and this time the destination was Mount Everest. The trip gave me a needed break where I got the chance to stop up and look back at everything - our recordings, songwriting and the direction we were headed. By then I realized that we had changed a lot as persons, musicians and as a band. So why not embrace this change and write some music that reflect who we really are, instead of doing exactly what we've always done and what people expect us to do?

"Untouchable" is a product of not realizing a natural change and it's what makes it such a great song. There are no magic tricks or a great plan. It's just about letting go and let life take you where you're supposed to go. Following your natural path is what makes happiness and that's what life is all about.

When I was in the helicopter looking back at Mount Everest and seeing the clouds, avalanches and blizzard storms I told myself to be who I am instead of trying to be somebody I'm not. It's funny in a super absurd way that I had to get that far out before realizing that being yourself is the most important thing in the world. I'll never change that. And I'll keep writing songs like "Untouchable" to share them with cool kids who just don't give a fox.

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

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