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Day in Rock Report for 09/29/2015



Megadeth Preview Music From New Album

(hennemusic) Megadeth are sharing a preview of new music from their forthcoming 15th studio album. The band recently launched an online countdown on their official website featuring an image with a live digital clock counting down to Friday, October 2 at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Now, the band have tipped fans off to their first taste of a song from the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider." The group tweeted: "System 2, Booted: system.megadeth.com . Listen closely… #megadeth15"

When fans visit the website and wait :10, music from an unidentified track from the project - featuring the rhythm section of bassist David Ellefson and drummer Chris Adler - starts playing on a loop. Read more here.

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Kurt Cobain's Home Recordings Set For Release

(hennemusic) Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's home recordings will be released this fall as the soundtrack to Brett Morgen's documentary "Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck."

Due November 13, both the film and "Kurt Cobain - Montage Of Heck: The Home Recordings" feature various early and raw cassette recordings made by Kurt alone, giving fans a glimpse into Cobain's creative process.

Named after a musical collage Cobain created with a 4-track cassette recorder in 1988, the package will be released in both deluxe and standard formats: a 31 track deluxe album available on CD, cassette, 2LP vinyl, and a 13 track standard edition CD.

The 31-track deluxe soundtrack showcases tracks from the documentary including spoken word, demos and full songs, while the 13-track standard soundtrack focuses on the music discovered on Cobain's personal cassettes.

A 7-inch single featuring Cobain's cover of The Beatles "And I Love Her" and "Sappy (Early Demo)" will be issued November 20 and the 2LP vinyl version of the soundtrack is due December 4. Read more here.

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Ozzy, Motley Crue, Def Leppard Guitarists Lead Jeff Beck Tribute

An all-star tribute to guitar legend Jeff Beck, featuring current and former members of Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Dio, Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt, as well as Steve Lukather and Walter Trout, is set to be reissued this week.

Deadline Music has announced an October 2nd released date for a reissue of "Jeffology: A Guitar Chronicle," which will include new artwork. The album, produced by Bill Sherwood, was originally released in 1996, according to Discogs.

The album features Def Leppard/Dio's Vivian Campbell's take on "Led Boots,", Paul Gilbert covering "Heart Full Of Soul," Walter Trout's rendition of "Blues Deluxe," former Ozzy Osbourne and Badlands guitarist Jake E. Lee's version of "Rice Pudding," Dokken's George Lynch covers "People Get Ready," avowed Beck fan Motley Crue's Mick Mars recorded "Happenings Ten Years Time Ago," Def Leppard's Phil Collen does a version of "Cause We've Ended As Lovers," Steve Lukather covers "Behind The Veil" and more. See the full tracklisting here.

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Tom DeLonge Makes New Film With Teen Wolf Star Tyler Posey

Tom DeLonge will be previewing a scene from his new live action Poet Anderson franchise short film, that stars Teen Wolf's Tyler Posey, at an event at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles on October 13th.

The new film was written and directed by the former Blink-182 star and also features Dylan Sprayberry ("Man of Steel"), Taylor Spreitler ("Melissa & Joey") and Samantha Logan ("The Fosters").

DeLonge expects to release the still-untitled film later this year. He says the film is "a brief and modest look into the mythology of the Poet Anderson universe. Meant to be a bit ambiguous and artistic, the plot traces the edge of a girl having recurring dreams of a boy at her school. While the dreams are romantic, fun and adventurous, a real threat exists requiring someone there at all times to protect her."

Posey will play Poet Anderson and had this to say about the project, "As a big fan of Tom's, I knew all about the Poet franchise and couldn't have been more stoked to be a part of it.

"And I was so humbled that he picked me to bring Poet to life. It was nothing short of a dream to work with him, let alone having him compliment me on my work and feeling like a true friend of his rather than just a work partner. He's a real genuine, ambitious and inspiring person that I love calling a friend."

DeLonge explains how Posey became involved, "I was introduced to Tyler through some common friends, and after a brief conversation it became very apparent we needed to work together. He was a passionate guy, and desiring opportunities to create art that was out of the box and forward-thinking. This made him a great match for the way I think.

"Tyler, as a person, has a gravity and calmness that came through on this film. He added 'cool' to the Poet character, a steady hand of youth and bravado. The emotional range he brought showed the heart, and passion for what a 'Poet' does…and is."

Find more details about the A Conversation With Tom DeLonge event at the Grammy Museum here.

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Rolling Stones Open The Vault For Latest Classic Concert DVD

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones will release "From The Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990" on DVD and Blu-ray on October 30. The show from the band's world tour in support of 1989's "Steel Wheels" was one of 10 played at the Tokyo venue, which marked the first series of concerts the Stones ever performed in Japan.

The footage has been carefully restored and the sound has been newly-mixed by Bob Clearmountain for this first official release of the show. "From The Vault: Live at the Tokyo Dome 1990" will be available as a 3-DVD and Blu-ray set, as well as a 4-LP+DVD package which will be issued on November 13.

The Japan concert marks the latest release in the Stones "From The Vault" series following "Brussels Affair (Live 1973)", "Hampton Coliseum (Live 1981)", "L.A. Forum (Live 1975)" and "Live At The Marquee (Live 1971)." Read more including the track details here.

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Jimi Hendrix Concert Film Coming To DVD and Blu-Ray

The "Jimi Hendrix: Electric Church" concert film, which chronicles the late guitar icon and his band's headlining set from the Second Atlanta International Pop Festival, is set to be released on DVD and Blu-Ray on October 30th.

A previous version of the film aired on Showtime and the new DVD and Blu-Ray versions will include two songs performances from the July 4, 1970 music festival that were not part of the broadcast; "Red House" and "Freedom."

The home video will also feature a "special added bonus music video for 'Room Full Of Mirrors' that combines the existing footage with never-before-seen photographs of the performance," according to the announcement. See the tracklisting here.

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David Gilmour Scores His Biggest U.S. Hit With 'Rattle That Lock'

(hennemusic) David Gilmour has scored his highest solo U.S. chart position on the Billboard 200 album chart with a No. 5 debut for his new solo album "Rattle That Lock."

The album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 71,000 units. The feat sees Gilmour best his No. 6 chart position with his last project, 2006's "On An Island," according to Billboard.

The US news follows word that "Rattle That Lock" entered the UK charts at No. 1 on Friday as well as top spot in Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Belgium and New Zealand.

The guitarist just premiered a video for "Today", the latest single from the project. Watch the video here.

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Foo Fighters Jam Led Zeppelin Classic With Jewel

The Foo Fighters have surprised fans at recent concerts by bringing out special guests including Stevie Nicks, Gary Clark Jr., Jane's Addiction's Perry Farrell and Chris Chaney, Yes' Jon Davison, and on Friday they continued the tradition.

The band performed in Phoenix on Friday (September 25th) where they were joined on stage to perform the Led Zeppelin classic "Whole Lotta Love" by a special guest singer. But it wasn't a hard rocker; they jammed the song with Jewel.

Dave Grohl had fun introducing the performance with the following words, "We thought we should do a song together, so we picked some nice things that we thought would sound good and then she says to me, 'I don't wanna do that.' She says, 'I wanna do this.'" He then played the opening guitar riff to "Whole Lotta Love" to kick off the performance. Check out fan filmed footage of the jam here.

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New Metallica Album Doesn't Make Sense Says Slayer's Kerry King

(Radio.com) Kerry King recently spoke with the Irish Times about Slayer's eleventh studio album, Repentless, which was released on September 11. The interview also focused on Slayer's former guitarist Jeff Hanneman, the potential for new music and King's thoughts on thrash metal brethren Metallica.

The interview eventually turned to Metallica, who hasn't released a new album in seven years. "Funny thing is, I brought that up last night," King shared. "We were sitting around having some shots and I said, 'When's Metallica doing a new record?' When you think about it, it's kind of like us. You don't have to put out a new record," says King.

"People will come up to a certain point, because you've got such a catalogue. You can just keeping changing songs. They are really living on the first five records, I think. I'm not sure a new record makes sense for them. Death Magnetic was a nice version compared to St. Anger. Hopefully, they keep going along that line and get some of the riffs back." Read more here.

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KISS Fan Streaming 45-Minute Clip Of Paul Stanley Stage Banter

(Radio.com) A KISS fan has put together a lengthy audio clip featuring Paul Stanley's on-stage banter from over the years. The 45 minute clip is "great for ruining parties and torturing anyone who's trying to sleep," according to Christopher Armes Soundcloud site.

"Alright Toronto! You feel good?," Stanley screams at the beginning of the file. He continues, "Alright then listen you know we may be under clear blue skies but you know it's getting a little cool out tonight, but that ain't going to stop us. Because if we try hard enough we gonna get this place 'Hotter Than Hell'!"

The 45-minutes of stage banter features the singer and guitarist asking fans if they are "high," if they like to drink "Cold Gin." He also asks both the ladies and gentlemen in the crowd if they enjoy being licked, before the band launched into "Lick it Up," naturally.

Clips were pulled from various Kiss concerts over the years from Toronto, Detroit, Albuquerque, Pittsburgh, Atlantic City and their hometown of New York City, which got a special shout out. "There wouldn't be Kiss without New York City and the great state of New York," Stanley said to the audience in the Big Apple.

Stanley also does a lot of a cappella singing and attempts to have the audience sing his lines back. Fans can listen to all 45 minutes of Paul Stanley stage banter here.

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Taylor Swift and Steven Tyler Perform Aerosmith Hit

(hennemusic) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler joined Taylor Swift to perform the band's 1998 hit, "I Don't Want To Miss A Thing", at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee on Friday and video for the performance has been posted online.

Written by Diane Warren, the tune appeared in the film, "Armageddon", and delivered the Boston band the first and only No. 1 US hit single after 28 years as a group.

"I don't know what else to say," said Swift in her guest introduction, "but when you've sold over 150 million albums with your band, when you have become an absolute rock n' roll icon.

"The person that's about to come out on stage has been inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame with his band Aerosmith. Steven Tyler's here, Nashville."

Tyler has been based in Nashville for much of the past year as he works on his country-flavored debut solo album. "Holy Swift!!!," tweeted Tyler. "@taylorswift13 ...shined so hot n bright she made the sun jealous!!! Thanks for the fun."

Swift also shared her thoughts via Twitter, writing, "Singing 'I Don't Want to Miss a Thing' with @IamStevenT was an honor. So inspired by how sweet he was to all of us." Watch the performance here.

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John Mayall's Bluesbreakers Live in 1967 Gets Double Vinyl Release

John Mayall's Bluesbreakers - Live in 1967 (Never Before Heard Live Performances) is set to be released in a special double-LP vinyl version this Friday, October 2nd, by Forty Below Records.

The special vinyl edition is available for pre-order here and follows the release earlier this year of the CD version, which took home "Live Blues Album" and "Historical/Vintage Album" honors at this year's Blues Blast Awards that took place last Friday, September 25th in Chicago.

The recording features the iconic lineup of Peter Green, John McVie and Mick Fleetwood, who would go on to form Fleetwood Mac, and the new vinyl edition will feature a gatefold cover and is pressed on 140-gram vinyl. See the track details here.

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Ghost Perform 'Meliora' Tracks For Live Online Session

(hennemusic) Ghost performed three tunes from their latest album, "Meliora", as part of a live studio session for online streaming service Deezer. Ghost's third album, "Meliora" was produced by Klas Åhlund and mixed by Andy Wallace.

The site's first-ever metal session sees the Swedish outfit deliver the project's latest single, "From The Pinnacle To The Pit", along with the lead track, "Cirice", and "Absolution."

The project sees the debut of vocalist Papa Emeritus III alongside the Nameless Ghouls. "Meliora" 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.

The group recently launched the Black To The Future North American tour at The Fillmore in Washington, DC. Watch the live session here.

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Counting Days Release 'Die Alone' Video

Counting Days have released a brand new music video for the track "Die Alone", which is one of the songs from the group's forthcoming album "Liberated Sounds".

The new album is set to be released on October 16th and the new "Die Alone" video was directed by Jordan Green and features a guest appearance from the Parallax Orchestra on strings.

Counting Days guitarist Charlie Wilson had this to say about the track, "This is the song I feel sums our band up the most, it fuses together all of our influences perfectly and it is my favorite Counting Days track so far.

"Massive shout out to Ian Cooper in Sydney, Australia for helping me with the string arrangement and the Parallax Orchestra for their performance in the music video, Hopefully we'll get to do it live someday soon."

Watch the video here.

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Temple of Baal Streaming New Album 'Mysterium' Online

Temple of Baal will be releasing their new "Mysterium" this Friday, October 2nd, but they are giving fans an advanced listen to the effort with a full album stream online.

The Parisian black/death metal band recorded the new album, their fifth studio effort, with their long-time sound engineer Andrew Guillotin (Glorior Belli, Mourning Dawn).

The official release will be available in various forms including a six panel digipack CD with 16-page booklet, a regular gatefold double black vinyl, as well as a limited edition hand-numbered double gatefold vinyl (including one picture disc and one black vinyl) that will be limited to only 150 copies.

Stream the album here.

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Blackberry Smoke Release 'Rock and Roll Again' Video

(Classic Rock) Blackberry Smoke have released a video for Rock And Roll Again, taken from the band's fourth album Holding All the Roses, the follow-up to last year's Leave a Scar, Live: North Carolina.

The clip was shot in Atlanta by fellow resident Video Rahim, who's also responsible for videos by Mastodon (Asleep In The Deep) and several by Biters (including Restless Hearts and Low Lives In Hi Definition from the band's recent debut album Electric Blood). Two versions of the video were made, including a censored version for SFW viewing.

Biters frontman Tuk Smith makes a cameo performance in the video, alongside fellow local musicians from Gunpowder Gray, Vito Romeo and Midnight Larks.

Many of the other extras in the clip are fans of Blackberry Smoke, who were cast after a Facebook appeal for followers to submit pictures of themselves dressed in 70s clothing. Watch the new video here.

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Chris Cornell Unplugs For Performance Of Soundgarden Classic

(hennemusic) Chris Cornell unplugged for an acoustic version of the 1994 Soundgarden classic, "Fell On Black Days", recently on SiriusXM. Cornell is promoting the release of his fourth solo album, "Higher Truth."

The tune was the fifth single from the Seattle band's "Superunknown" album, which debuted at No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to selling 5 million copies in the States and 9 million worldwide.

The Soundgarden frontman recently launched a 6-week theater tour of North America that sees him performing material from his entire career. Watch the acoustic performance here.

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We Are Harlot Frontman Reveals His Baywatch Dream

(Classic Rock) We Are Harlot frontman Danny Worship has added to his acting CV with a part in a horror musical - and admits his dream role would be on The Rock's rumoured Baywatch movie.

The former Asking Alexandria singer appears in Alleluia: The Devil's Carnival - the second part in The Devil's Carnival series. He plays a character called The Smith, who is one of the so-called 'minions of hell'.

The singer has previously worked on the film What Now, and he enjoyed the latest experience so much that he has signed up a manager for his acting work. As for what's next, he says: "The Rock is remaking Baywatch. I'd love to get a part in that." Read more here.

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Chantel McGregor Premieres 'Take The Power' Video

(Classic Rock) Chantel McGregor is premiering the video for her track Take The Power exclusively via TeamRock. The song is taken from McGregor's upcoming second album Lose Control, released on October 9 via Tis Rock Music. The video for Take The Power was filmed in Edinburgh. It is produced by Sine Wave Media and directed by Richard Weston.

On her thought process for the album, McGregor says: "I drew inspiration from the TV shows True Detective and True Blood and studied the literary works of Tennessee Williams, Carson McMullers and Mark Twain.

"I also surrounded myself with imagery from artists and photographers such as Walker Evans and Clarence John Laughlin, all to immerse myself in the sinister, dark world of depravation, magic and voodoo, writing most of the songs from the perspective of the disturbed flawed characters." Watch the new video here.

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Buck & Evans Streaming New Song 'Slow Train'

(Classic Rock) Buck & Evans, the hotly-tipped blues, rock and soul quartet featuring guitarist Chris Buck, singer Sally Ann Evans, bassist Dominic Hill and stand-in AC/DC drummer Bob Richards, have released a new single called "Slow Train".

Described as "an evocative, Fleetwood Mac-esque reverie steeped in swirling guitar, pulsating grooves, rich vocals and soaring harmonies," Slow Train is the follow-up to February's Live At Rockfield EP.

The band are playing a show at the Half Moon in Putney on November 6, with special guest former Whitesnake guitarist Bernie Marsden. "We're thrilled to be celebrating our single launch in such esteemed company" says guitarist Chris Buck. "Bernie's an incredible musician and one of a kind. To have him join us is an honour: he's a living legend in every sense!" Stream the new track here.

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The Enid Added To Summers End Festival Lineup

(Prog) The Enid have been added to the bill for this year's Summers End festival, replacing Magic Pie, who've been forced to pull out. A member of the Norwegian band is facing a "serious family problem," meaning they're unable to play as planned at Chepstow next weekend.

Summers End co-organiser Stephen Lambe says: "Magic Pie have very reluctantly had to withdraw. We wish the band well in this difficult time, and hope to work with them again very soon.

"However, we're thrilled to announce that their slot closing the festival will be taken by The Enid, who make a very welcome return following their inspirational performance back in 2012.

"We thank them for agreeing to play at incredibly short notice." See the full lineup here.

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Bullet For My Valentine Ready To Lead Download

(TeamRock Radio) Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck says the band are ready and willing to headline next year's Download festival. The band have played ahead of the main stage headliners three times and have also taken top billing on the second stage. And in the wake of the release of fifth album Venom, Tuck insists the Welsh metal heroes deserve a crack at the main event.

He tells OverDrive: "It's about time that we get to prove ourselves as Download headliners. But who knows, it that opportunity arises, then we will grab it with both hands and it will be the best show we have ever done, no question."

Tuck says that, with the band 10 years into their career and with five records under their belt, the time is right. But he adds that there has been no approach as yet from Download boss Andy Copping. Read more here.

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The Tea Party Expand 'The Edges Of Twilight' For 20th Anniversary

(Gibson) Canada's The Tea Party have released a special 20th anniversary edition of their breakthrough album "The Edges Of Twilight" that includes a second disc of rarities.

After the release of The Edges Of Twilight the band found themselves touring with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant. Now to commemorate 20 years since the album's release it's been released as a 2CD Deluxe Edition including a remastered version of the original album.

The bonus disc features demos, alternate versions, unreleased and live sessions along with a 16 page booklet with new liner notes and previously unseen photo. Check out the video for The Bazaar here.

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The New Regime (Nine Inch Nails and Paramore) Stream New Song

(TeamRock Radio) Former Nine Inch Nails and Paramore collaborator Ilan Rubin has unveiled a video for "We Rise, We Fall" a track by his solo project The New Regime's latest album "Exhibit B".

Rubin has most recently been keeping busy as one half of former Blink-182 man Tom DeLonge's outfit Angels & Airwaves. But in The New Regime, he is flying solo and played all the instruments on third album Exhibit B, which was released in March.

The eight-track effort was written and recorded almost entirely while Rubin was touring with NIN in 2013 and 2014. The New Regime are on a North American tour with Gang Of Four. Watch the new video here.

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Graham Nash Exhibit Coming To The Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame

(Radio.com) Graham Nash is the subject of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's latest exhibit. Graham Nash: Touching the Flame, which opens on Oct. 17, explores the two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee's music through an interactive experience.

According to a press release, the exhibit "explores how rock and roll has shaped the world and inspired some of history's most powerful figures." Nash himself narrates the interactive exhibition that shines a light on his influences, highs and lows of his career and the impact his music has had on the world.

Some of the highlights include photographs taken by Nash, test pressings of Beatles records including "Love Me Do, "Please Please Me" and "Fool on the Hill," the earliest handwritten lyrics to "Our House," a Gibson SG played by Duane Allman, the jeans and belt Nash wore when Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young performed at Woodstock, some photographs taken by Buddy Holly and more. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Separations' Dream Eater

Separations are releasing their debut album "Dream Eater" this Friday (October 2nd) and to celebrate we asked vocalist Will Crafton to tell us about the inspiration behind the album's title track. Here is the story:

The inspiration stemmed from a lot of what I was dealing with at the time. Myself. I was having battles in my head everyday. I wasn't happy with who I was and I wanted desperately to change.

At the time we started writing this album I had come up with the term "Dream Eater" and it eventually blew up into an entire concept for the record. It involved this creature that was responsible for everything terrible that happened in the world. Wars, famine, natural disasters, terrible emotions, you name it.

The hero in the song "Dream Eater" was given one final choice. Turn around and face his fears, or forever be consumed by the darkness. The fight took place at the edge of his mind where he was surrounded by his memories, good and bad. The beast couldn't get the best of the hero though, and he went on to bathe in the light of his new found accomplishment. His sanity reborn.

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

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