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Day in Rock Report for 10/28/2015



Black Sabbath Add 2nd North American Leg To Farewell Tour

Black Sabbath have added a second North American leg to their farewell tour next year. The heavy metal legends' newly announced leg of The End Tour is set to take place next summer.

The new leg will follow the previously announced North American winter leg which will take place in January and February of 2016, tours of Australia and New Zealand in April, and their early summer trek in Europe in June and July.

The second leg will be kicking off on August 17th in Wantagh, NY at the Nikon at Jones Beach Theater and will be concluding on September 21st in Phoenix, AZ at the AK-Chin Pavilion.

Black Sabbath will be supported on their final world tour by acclaimed Long Beach, Ca hard rockers Rival Sons. See all of the announced dates for the world tour here.

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Former Guns N' Roses Guitarist Hopes To Be Part Of Reunion

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke says in a new interview that he hopes that he will would be part of a reunion of the group and he reflected on the passion that the members of his era of the band shared.

Clarke was brought in to replace original guitarist Izzy Stradlin who left the group in 1991. Gilby was asked by The Times of India if he would take part if his era of the band, featuring Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Matt Sorum, wanted to reunite.

He responded, "Of course, it was a great band. If Slash and Duff came back, it would be special. I would hope I could be a part of it if that ever happened. I had a great time during those years. We were young and didn't give a sh*t what anybody thought. Most people's memories are of the drama and negative sh*t. I remember being a part of a very powerful musical unit.

"Everybody cared deeply about the live shows and the music that was recorded. I enjoyed that. I really felt we were on the same page musically and were passionate about our performances."

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliott Dispels Hysteria Era Misconception

(Classic Rock) Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott says the band avoided the rock'n'roll lifestyle during their Hysteria world tour - because their show left them too tired to party. And he doesn't care if that means he's a boring person.

The band were at the height of their fame following the release of blockbuster album Hysteria in 1987. But they decided to focus on the challenge of getting their performance right, rather than allowing themselves to indulge in distractions.

Elliott tells Maxim: "It was such an exhausting two-and-a-half hour show, we just wanted to go to bed. We knew it was going to be hard work to match an album like Hysteria live, because there were so many overdubs. It's like Queen learning to play Bohemian Rhapsody live, without using tapes in the middle bit. So we were really focused on what we did."

He adds: "All the other stuff was pretend, really. Everybody said, 'What do we really want out of this? Do we want to be one of these idiot Sunset Boulevard bands, or do we want to coat-tail off the back of the Who, the Stones, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Kinks and Queen?" Read more here.

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Charlie Benante Sitting Out Another Anthrax Tour

(Classic Rock) Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante is missing another tour with his band. The thrash icons began a European run of dates this week, which sees them returning to the UK next month.

But Benante, who's been absent for a number of shows in recent years, has been replaced once again by Jon Dette. The band haven't given a reason for the lineup change.

Benante underwent surgery in 2013 for carpal tunnel syndrome in his wrist. In April he said: "Playing a show five or more times a week just isn't realistic right now. I figure I can play for maybe three weeks at a time, but then I have to let it rest." Read more here.

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David Gilmour Releases 'Faces Of Stone' Video

(hennemusic) David Gilmour has released a new music video for "Faces Of Stone", a track from his latest solo album, "Rattle That Lock." It's a personal song by the Pink Floyd guitarist about the end of a life and a beginning of another.

"Towards the end of my mother's life, when she was suffering from dementia," Gilmour explains, "there was a brief crossover period of about 9 months, when she was alive and my daughter was newly born: this song is a musing on that time. Specifically it refers to a walk in the park where my mother was 'seeing' pictures, or 'faces of stone', hanging in the trees."

"Faces Of Stone" is the fourth video issued from "Rattle That Lock", following the title track, "Today", and "The Girl In The Yellow Dress." Watch the new video here.

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Dream Theater Spark Album Speculation With Online Teases

(TeamRock Radio) Dream Theater's website has recently undergone something of a transformation, prompting fans into thinking the band have begin teasing about their highly anticipated new album.

Visitor's to the band's site, www.dreamtheater.net, are currently directed to a holding page that features two bold logos, offering fans the option to sign up for The Great Northern Empire or The Ravenskill Rebel Militia.

Those that do sign up are simply greeted with another holding page and the phrase 'Thank You'. With no access to the band's main site accessible at present, rumor is rife that the band have begun the countdown to the release of the follow-up to 2013's Dream Theater album.

Little information has been forthcoming about a new album from the band, but we are aware that a release had been pencilled in for 2016. Read more and see of the clues here.

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At The Gates, Decapitated, The Haunted, Harms Way U.S. Tour

At The Gates have announced that they will be launching a tour across the U.S. early next year that will also feature The Haunted, Decapitated and Harms Way.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on February 9th at Fort Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live and will conclude on February 21st in San Francisco, CA at The Regency Ballroom.

At The Gates' Tomas Linberg had the following to say about the tour, "We are so excited to finally come back to the states for more shows. The last tour was such a great thing for us, and the line up for this one is equally awesome. We can't wait to get out there, reaching some of the places that missed out on the action last time! See you there!"

The Haunted's Marco Aro adds, "Finally!.....we are going to the US! We've been trying to get this tour together for quite some time now, and now it's official... The Haunted is teaming up with our brothers in At The Gates, Decapitated and Harms Way. All of us are so stoked about this and we hope you are too....see you out there!!"

At the Gates are currently touring Australia and will head to Europe next month for a series of music festival appearance including at this year's Damnation Festival, Metal Hammer Paradise, Ruhrport Metal Meeting and a performance at Harwall Arena in Helsinki. See the tour dates here.

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Rush Release Live 'Spirit Of Radio' Video

(Classic Rock) Rush have released a video featuring the live version of Spirit Of Radio. It's taken from the band's forthcoming R40 package, filmed at the Air Canada Centre in the band's hometown of Toronto in June.

The R40 set includes a number of tracks that have never been played live before, or never previously filmed. It celebrates the band's career in reverse-chronological order, taking the audience backwards through time from 2012's The Anarchist to Working Man, performed as it was in 1974.

Rush have previously released videos of Roll The Bones and Closer To The Heart from R40. Drummer Neil Peart has revealed that Clockwork Lives, his follow up to his 2014 novel Clockwork Angels, will be published on November 20. Watch the video and learn about a special UK event with Prog magazine here.

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Weezer Release 'Thank God For Girls' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Weezer have surprised fans with the release of a new digital single called "Thank God For Girls" and a new music video to accompany the track. The release comes ahead of the band's winter live dates.

The track is Rovers Cuomo and co's first new music since 2014 album Everything Will Be Alright In The End. It can be bought now in digital formats via Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play.

Weezer have three live dates coming up in the US. They play 105.7 The Point's HoHo Shows in St Louis, Missouri on December 8, FM 102's Big Snow Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on December 10 and Live 105's Night So Silent Night in Oakland, California, on December 11. Watch the new video here.

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Queensryche Announce 2016 U.S. Tour

(hennemusic) Queensryche have announced dates for a U.S. tour early in the New Year in support of their latest album, "Condition Human." The month-long trek starts January 7 in San Jose, CA and is scheduled to wrap in Reno, NV on February 5.

Queensryche recently landed a Top 30 debut on the US Billboard 200 with their 15th album, as "Condition Human" entered the chart at No. 27 with opening week sales of 14,000 copies.

Produced by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Hatebreed, Sanctuary), the project marks vocalist Todd La Torre's second album with the group following their 2013 self-titled release and a split with original singer Geoff Tate. See the dates here.

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Marianas Trench Announce New North American Tour Leg

Marianas Trench have announced a second leg for their The Hey You Guys!! Tour that will be hitting North America early next year and will feature support from Secret Someones.

The new tour leg is scheduled to kick off on January 13th at the Ace of Spades in Sacramento, Ca and will conclude on Valentine's Day (February 14th) in Grand Rapid, MI at the Orbit Room

The first leg of the tour will get underway next Tuesday, November 3rd in Portland, OR at the Wonder Ballroom and wrap up on November 28th at The Rapids Theatre in Niagara Falls, NY.

Marianas Trench will be touring in support of their fourth studio album, "Astoria," which was released last week by Cherrytree and Interscope Records. See the tour dates here.

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UFO Announce Dates For Their U.S. Spring Tour

British hard rock legends UFO announced that they will be launching tour of the U.S. next spring in support of their latest studio album "A Conspiracy of Stars," which was released earlier this year.

The band will be kicking off the 18-city tour on March 2nd in Akron, OH at The Tangier and concluding the trek on March 26th in San Francisco, CA at The Independent.

According to the announcement, fans can expect to hear some material from the new album on the tour along with classic tracks from the veteran group. "A Conspiracy of Stars," their 22nd studio effort, was produced by Chris Tsangarides (Judas Priest, Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore). See the dates here.

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Jimi Hendrix's London Apartment To Be Open To The Public

(Classic Rock) The London flat where Jimi Hendrix lived will open its doors to visitors on a permanent basis, starting in February. The living room of 23 Brook Street has been restored to the way it was when the guitar icon lived there between 1968 and 1969. The 2.4m refurbishment also includes an exhibition and exploration display.

Hendrix's flat is connected to 25 Brook Street, where composer George Frederick Handel lived 240 years earlier. The result of both homes being open to visitors is described as "a genuinely unique new heritage site."

Handel And Hendrix In London creators say: "When Hendrix moved in on July 4, 1968, he was entering a period of his life when his musical foundations were no longer stable. He was considering the next phase of his career, with release of the Electric Ladyland LP due later that summer." Read more here.

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Lindemann Stream B-Side Track 'G-Spot Michael'

(Classic Rock) Lindemann, the Rammstein offshoot band that is fronted by Till Lindemann, have released an online stream of a non-album track entitled "G-Spot Michael."

The German-language number "G-Spot Michael" is the B-side of the group's recent single "Fish On," which was taken from the duo's debut album Skills In Pills.

Lindemann recently confirmed that Rammstein were preparing to go back into action - but added: "We have to sit down and discuss it, which will take weeks. We're six guys with six opinions and it can be a nightmare sometimes." Stream the song here.

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Ghost Release Live Footage From Recent Seattle Concert

(hennemusic) Ghost have shared video from an October 20 appearance in Seattle on the Black To The Future North American tour in support of the their third album, "Meliora."

The Swedish band delivered an acoustic performance at KISW Radio of a cover of Roky Erickson's "If You Have Ghosts" from their 2013 Dave Grohl-produced EP of the same name.

The Seattle highlight package also includes two songs from the latest album - "Cirice" and "Mummy Dust" - from a live show at El Corazon later that night.

Ghost will make their American television debut when they perform on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on CBS-TV on October 30. Check out the live footage here.

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Europe Release Nothin' To Ya Live Video

(Classic Rock) Europe have released a live performance video for their track Nothin' To Ya, which comes from the DVD element of their upcoming War Of Kings Special Edition package

The new package is scheduled to be released on December 4 via Hell & Back Recordings/UDR Music. It's an expanded version of 10th album War Of Kings, which was issued earlier this year.

The special edition contains the original album along with a film of their live set from this year's Wacken festival in Germany. It will be available 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. Watch the new video clip here.

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Anathema Release Unplugged 'Untouchable Part 1' Video

(Prog) Anathema have released their acoustic performance of Untouchable Part 1 at Liverpool Cathedral in March. It's taken from live release A Sort Of Homecoming, set for launch via Kscope on October 30 (Friday).

The band's Vincent Cavanagh says: "I'm really happy that this night in particular has been preserved. As anyone from Liverpool will tell you, to be given the chance to play the cathedral is a huge honour. The place is absolutely huge. Just look at the cover - it was like doing a gig in Erebor!"

Anathema undertook a run of acoustic cathedral shows following the release of 10th album Distant Satellites last year. They play Manchester Cathedral on November 4, with support from Trail Of Dead frontman Conrad Keely. Watch the video here.

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Towers Of London Return With 'Shake It' Video

(Classic Rock) Controversial five-piece Towers Of London have unveiled the video to their new single "Shake It" which is the follow-up to 2009's Go Sister, Go and set to be released on October 30th.

"2009 was the last time Towers were on tour," says Tommy Brunette. "Donny, Dirk & myself had just bankrupted our second record company and were eating and spitting out new band members on a weekly basis. We never really split up just couldn't find any more reasons to keep going at that moment. It took four years and a load of sh*tty jobs to realise that being in the Towers was what the three of us did best.

"We got our old rehearsal room back and started hanging out writing again. The tunes started flowing and the hair started growing. Before we knew it the beast was back. We drafted in a couple young dudes on drums & guitar to bring the average age down and began to rehearse like dogs, like an unsigned band. The hunger is back in us, and I think that comes through in our new single Shake It. It's a cool, quite rude riff backed up with a classic Donny Tourette vocal. Early next year we're gonna be back on the road in the UK strutting out a few of the old classics while testing out the new ones. The litmus test of the mosh pit is always a good way to gauge new tunes. I expect to see nothing less than a zombie punk rock apocalypse in every town we visit. The new songs are gonna have that effect people, they're bombastic!" Watch the new video here.

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Devin Townsend Releases March Of The Poozers Video From Ziltoid Live

(Prog) Devin Townsend has launched a clip from his DVD Ziltoid Live At The Royal Albert Hall. The performance of anthem track March Of The Poozers was filmed at the iconic London venue in April.

The show featured a cast of 12 actors and singers, narration from Bill Courage and guest stars Jean Savole, Chris Jericho and Dominique Lenore Persi.

Townsend recently said: "The whole thing was quite a challenge - but ultimately it worked and we were all very satisfied with it. I think if you enjoy what I do, you'll really dig it." Watch the video here.

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Tribulation Release Melancholia Video And New Limited Edition Single

(TeamRock Radio) Tribulation have released a video for their track Melancholia. The song is taken from the band's latest album The Children Of The Night, out now via Century Media Records.

The Swedish death metal outfit have also recently issued a limited edition 7" single, Waiting For The Death Blow. Only 1000 copies of the single are available - 700 on black vinyl and 300 on clear vinyl. It includes cover versions of The Cure's One Hundred Years and The Offspring's Pay The Man.

Tribulation are on tour in North America and return to Europe in December for The Wailing Dead tour, where they will share co-headlining duties with Grave Pleasures. Watch the new video here.

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Rob Reed Teases New Kiama Song 'Tears'

(Prog) Rob Reed's latest project Kiama have revealed more details of their 'Kiama Club' membership scheme, and issued a short 90 second teaser for their track Tears.

The band includes Magenta mainman Reed as well as Andy Edwards from Frost*, Luke Machin of Maschine and The Tangent, and Dylan Thompson from Shadow Of The Sun.

Their debut album Sign Of IV will be released in January via Tigermoth Records - a teaser video featuring the track Cold Black Heart was premiered by Prog last week.

On the benefits of joining the membership scheme, Edwards says: "We have just launched the Kiama club, where people can sign up and get access to exclusive video and audio content. These days there is so much music being released, with such a quick turnaround, that people don't get enough time to digest an album." Read more and check out the teaser here.

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Singled Out: Echo Black's Burn Another Day (Featuring Davey Suicide)

Danny Blu from Echo Black tells us the story behind their recently released debut single and video "Burn Another Day" which features a guest appearance from Davey Suicide. Here is the story:

"Burn Another Day" came to me on the subway like most songs do. Living in NYC is difficult, especially when it comes to finding alone time to write and be creative. I find myself coming up with music, lyrics, ideas, etc., on the subway because even though you are surrounded by people, you're really in your own world.

"We live in this hell together" comes from the religious idea that we're currently in hell, doing our time, and when we die we move on to heaven. I've always thought that was a romantic notion. I expanded upon that and finished out the chorus, "if we burn we fade away, so we wear these crowns of sadness and we live to burn another day." Basically, if we succumb to the bullsh*t and metaphorically burn, we let "them" win. So we live to burn another day.

The versus are anthemic... Detailing what we have to deal with in this "hell" we live in. We wanted to write a debut single that would establish our ideals as a band and the message we wanted to put out the world. Everyone has their own stuff to deal with, but you can never let them see you "burn."

The inspiration for the bridge came from a Queen song. "Who wants to live forever?" is something I've thought about for a long time. Live hard and live well and have no regrets. Living safe and living forever seems like no fun.

When it came time to find a guest vocalist for this song, we knew we needed someone unique; someone who stood for the same things we do. Davey Suicide agreed to jump on the track and we were ecstatic. His energy lines up really well with what we were going for.

Our producer Nick Scott added the elements that make this song stand out. We couldn't have asked for a better team on this one.

The video idea came as a collaboration with our director Nathan Crooker. We knew we wanted to go dark, to go heavy, and he was right on board. There is a lot of talk about "it gets better," which is a great movement, but why not take it one step further: it needs to be better now. We need to fight back. Not necessarily with violence, because what would that solve, but in some fashion. That was the metaphor behind the video. What happens when the abused fight back?

We hope you enjoy "Burn Another Day" and keep up with us as we tour the U.S. this fall! We have some more tricks up our sleeve on the way!

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

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