Day in Rock Report for 02/17/2016

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Slipknot, Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men Tour Announced

Slipknot have announced that they will be launching a North American headline tour this summer that will also feature performances from Marilyn Manson and Of Mice & Men.

The band has yet to announce the full details for the tour, but did reveal the routing for the trek that will include shows in markets across the United States. Although billed as a North American tour, the routing did not include any dates in Canada or Mexico.

Slipknot will be launching the summer tour in support of their latest studio album ".5: The Gray Chapter" which features their new single "Goodbye" and the previous top 10 hit "Killpop". See the announced cities for the tour here.

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Zakk Wylde, Steve Vai, Yngwie Malmsteen, More Form Supergroup

A who's who of acclaimed guitarist has announced the formation of the new supergroup Generation Axe, which will be hitting the road this spring for the A Night Of Guitars tour.

The group features Steve Vai (David Lee Roth band), Zakk Wylde (Ozzy Osbourne, Black Label Society), Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme), and Tosin Abasi (Animals as Leaders).

The North American tour is scheduled to kick off on April 5th in Seattle, WA at the Paramount Theatre and will be concluding on May 8th in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center.

The acclaimed guitarists will perform songs from their catalogs as well as some of their favorites and will be backed by Pete Griffin (Dweezil Zappa, Stanley Clarke, Edgar Winter) on bass and Nick Marinovich (Yngwie Malmsteen) on keyboard.

Steve Vai had the following to say about the trek, "The Generation Axe show is a unique performance of five fiercely talented guitar players coming together to create a 6-string extravaganza that is sure to amaze and delight." See the tour dates here.

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Motorhead Surviving Members Will Play Lemmy Tribute

(Classic Rock) The surviving members of Motorhead will gather to stage a memorial for Lemmy - but only when the time is right, says drummer Mikkey Dee. The band came to an end with the icon's death in December, aged 70, after being diagnosed with terminal cancer just two days previously.

The rock world has continued paying tribute, with Alice Cooper's Hollywood Vampires performing Ace Of Spades at the Grammys earlier this week. Dee tells Sweden Rock Magazine: "Something like that is definitely happening, but when and how I have no idea.

"Now is not the right time. I'd like to wait until there's a demand. The fans have been eating hamburgers for 40 years, so maybe you don't want to have hamburger the first year after Lemmy's death - instead you have to crave that hamburger again. We've toured for so many years that some time has to pass until people say, 'F***, I'd really like to hear some cool Motorhead songs live on stage again.'"

He believes that all-star tribute band Dio Disciples toured too soon after the death of Ronnie James Dio in 2010, and doesn't want to make the same mistake. "It wasn't at all appropriate for several reasons," he says. Read more here.

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Eagles Of Death Metal Return To The Stage In Paris

(Classic Rock) Jesse Hughes last night lead the Eagles Of Death Metal through an emotional but triumphant concert in Paris, and told the crowd: "You're stuck with me - I'm a Parisian now."

The concert, in the city's Olympia venue, was the band's first full-length show in France since the terror attack during their performance at the Bataclan in November, during which 89 people were shot dead.

Hughes had vowed to "finish the show" before it took place, but he admitted: "I don't want to fall to pieces in front of everyone. It's overwhelming. I just don't want to let anyone down."

EODM were joined on stage by co-founder Josh Homme, who hadn't been present in November. The band opened with I Only Want You, then stopped partway through for a moment of silence. They didn't perform Kiss The Devil, the track they'd just completed when the Bataclan massacre began.

Hughes, who spent much of the night blowing kisses to members of the audience, said at one point: "Let's make a deal - this is an emotional moment for me. So if I f*** this song up, ain't no one going to get mad at me." He used a guitar painted with the French tricolour for some of the show, and also held up a shirt that read "I really wannabe in Paris." Read more and see photos and video from the show here.

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Mott The Hoople's Dale 'Buffin' Griffin Laid To Rest

(Classic Rock) Mott The Hoople drummer Dale 'Buffin' Griffin was laid to rest in Herefordshire with more than 100 friends and family in attendance. Griffin died on January 17 at the age of 67 in a care home in Wales.

He had Alzheimer's disease. His funeral was held at Priory Church of St Mary in Usk on Monday (February 15), with Mott The Hoople keyboard player Verden Allen among those to pay tribute.
According to the Hereford Times, Allen recalled a chat he and Buffin had in London when the band signed their first record deal. The drummer remarked: "I'm not cut out for this rock and roll business." Allen replied: "I think it's a bit late for that Buff."

Allen added: "Goodbye to a good friend and colleague and a brilliant drummer. He will be sadly missed but not forgotten. Thank you Buff for the memories." Read more here.

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Atreyu Release 'A Bitter Broken Memory' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Atreyu have released a video for their track A Bitter Broken Memory, which comes from their sixth studio album Long Live, launched last year via Spinefarm Records - their first release since ending a three-year hiatus.

Guitarist Dan Jacobs said: "Because the only outlet we had was Atreyu, the sound started really altering. Stepping back and being able to do our own things, we could get that out of our system, find a comfortable place to have that outlet, and not let it affect the integrity of our sound.

"The reason we're able to come back now, be who we are, sound the way we do and be confident about what we're doing, is that that's not in the way any more."

They'll hit the road next month for a run of dates across the US. See the dates and watch the new music video here.

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The Treatment Finding New Singer Was A Fluke

(Classic Rock) The Treatment have made their track The Devil available to stream and revealed how a YouTube trawl uncovered their singer Mitch Emms. It's taken from the British rock outfit's upcoming third album Generation Me, released on March 18 via Frontiers Music Srl.

They've also issued a short film exploring the creation of Generation Me and how they recovered from the departure of previous singer Matt Jones.

He was replaced by Mitchel Emms, a contestant on TV talent show The Voice. In the video, bassist Rick Newman says: "We lost our old singer. But we were not gonna stop, we were gonna find a new singer.

Drummer Dhani Mansworth adds: "To find a great classic rock singer, we didn't think it was possible. It was hard enough finding our original singer. Finding Mitch was an absolute fluke. At 4am I went on YouTube and searched for UK rock singer. The first video that came up was Mitch's The Voice audition, and as soon as he started singing I knew this was the guy."

They sent him a message and when he turned up to audition, they knew within minutes he was the perfect fit. The Treatment add: "He's one of the greatest singer's in the UK. He's phenomenal. A complete nutcase, a total lunatic. But his voice is great and he's fitted in great." Read more and check out the song here.

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Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Street Party Announced

Organizers have announced the details for the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund Street Party which will be a free event featuring live entertainment and a special raffle.

The event will be taking place at Harley-Davidson of Glendale, CA (3717 San Fernando Rd.) on Saturday, March 5th from 2:00-5:00PM and will feature live performances from Dio Disciples, Gabbie Rae, Budderside, Ernie Snair, and The Loveless.

There will also be a special raffle drawing to win the one-of-a-kind, custom-painted "Holy Diver" Harley Motorcycle with a celebrity guest set to pull the winning ticket. Find more details, including ticket information, here.

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Aborted Announce New Album 'Retrogore'

(TeamRock Radio) Aborted will release their ninth album in April, they've confirmed. Retrogore is issued on April 22 via Century Media Records. It features artwork by Christopher Lovell.

The label says: "Aborted have returned to not only deliver another album jam-packed with ferociously ripping brutal death metal, but also surpass all expectations with what could be considered their most mature and diverse album to date."

It's their first release to feature new guitarist Ian Jekelis, who replaced Danny Tunker. Meanwhile, the band have also issued a five-track EP called Termination Redux to celebrate their 20th year of existence. Check out the artwork and track details here.

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David Gilmour Announces Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit Show

(Classic Rock) David Gilmour has announced he'll play a show at London's Royal Albert Hall for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The performance is scheduled for April 24 and is part of a run of events by various artists for the charity, which also includes Bring Me The Horizon, New Order, The Vaccines, Simply Red and comedian John Bishop. The 2016 series of gigs has been curated by the Who's Roger Daltrey.

He says: "I'm very happy to be announcing such a varied lineup. The money raised is invaluable to this charity, which receives no government funding in England, to help young people with cancer in the NHS."

The former Pink Floyd man performed five shows at the venue last year, and has four more scheduled for September as part of his Rattle That Lock tour. See the dates here.

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Pearl Jam and Cage The Elephant Lead Ride Festival Lineup

Pearl Jam and Cage The Elephant lead the lineup for The 5th Annual Ride Festival as headliners for the event which will be taking place on July 9 and 10th in Telluride, Colorado.

Apart from the headliners, organizers also announced the initial lineup that includes The Temperance Movement, Jerry Joseph & The Jackmormons, The Sheepdogs, Radio Moscow, HoneyHoney, Big Something, Little Hurricane, The Band of Heathens, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, Mike Farris and The Roseland Rhythm Revue, with more acts still to be announced.

We were also sent the following details: The NightRIDE - when music spills off the Main Stage from Telluride's Town Park into local venues along Main Street for late night shows - will return again this year. The Sheridan Opera House, The Roma Bar and additional local venues will host intimate performances on Friday, Saturday and Sunday night.

NightRIDE shows are free to RIDE Festival ticket-holders (first come, first served), except for The Sheridan Opera House.

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The Doobie Brothers To Warm Fans Up For NASCAR Race

(RM) The Doobie Brothers have announced that they will be performing the pre-race concert at the NASCAR Food City 500 which will be taking place on Sunday, April 17 at Bristol Motor Speedway.

Dobbie Brothers cofounder Tom Johnston had the following to say, "We are looking forward to playing for NASCAR in Bristol. Race fans know how to have a good time!"

Patrick Simmons adds, "We love the atmosphere of competition racing, and the folks who come to these events. The anticipation and electricity in the air, as well as the camaraderie of the fans and competitors, always make these races special, and a great experience for all those who attend. I know our music will fit right in there with the whole spirit of the event. We can't wait to get there!"

Bristol Motor Speedway executive vice president and general manager Jerry Caldwell shared his excitement, "We can't wait to see the Doobie Brothers' energetic performance at the Food City 500 pre-race concert.

"They are an American musical institution with many songs guests will recognize and sing along to; it will be a memorable experience for everyone." here.

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Ricky Warwick Releases 'Celebrating Sinking' Video

(hennemusic) Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick has released a music video for "Celebrating Sinking", a track from his forthcoming solo album "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)."

Due February 26, the project is included in a 2CD package that also presents the acoustic record "Hearts On Trees." Warwick is joined on the double-album set by guests including bandmate Damon Johnson, Def Leppard's Joe Elliott, Ginger Wildheart, Andy Cairns, Billy Morrison and Stiff Little Finger Jake Burns.

The package will be released in sync with the start of a UK tour with Warwick and his band The Fighting Hearts supporting Stiff Little Fingers. Warwick has previously issued previews of "The Road To Domascus Street" and "When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)" from the forthcoming package. Watch the video here.

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The Last Vegas Release 'Bloodthirsty' Video

(Classic Rock) The Last Vegas have released a video for their track Bloodthirsty. It's the opening cut on the Chicago outfit's upcoming album Eat Me, which is set for release on March 18 via AFM Records.

The band's first material since 2014's Sweet Salvation was mixed by Swede Chris Laney, with the band saying they wanted him onboard as they were looking for a more European feel on the record.

The band say: "We chipped away at each track's session, layering guitars, Moog synths, bongos, bells, wind chimes, and even an old-school talk-box. Chris's mixes just kept blowing us away.

"He asked if he could go crazy in the mixes, and we demanded he do so. We found the soul in rock'n'roll - from both Chicago and Stockholm. But let's not get too serious, I mean the album is called Eat Me after all." Watch the video here.

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Ventura County Blues Festival To Include All-Star BB Chung King Tribute

The 11th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival this spring will include an all-star tribute to BB Chung King as well as performances from the Delgado Brothers, Karen Lovely, Dallas Hodge Band, Pete Anderson, Deb Ryder and The Rae Gordon Band.

The event, produced by the Ventura County Blues Society, will be taking place at new location this year, Studio Channel Islands, 2222 E. Ventura Blvd., in Camarillo, on Saturday, April 30th.

Ventura County Blues Society President Michael John had the following to say, "We're really excited about the Festival's new location this year, and being able to have The Delgado Brothers perform, fresh from their recent IBC victory.

"The jam (for the late) BB Chung King at the end of the Festival will also be amazing. Looks like all of BB's former band-mates and some very special guests will be there to honor BB's memory". Find more information including ticket details here.

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Syd Barrett Celebration Concert Announced

(Prescription) Cambridge Live has confirmed a major concert at the Cambridge Corn Exchange to celebrate the life and work of former Pink Floyd member Syd Barrett on the day that a lasting public memorial to him is unveiled.

The organization, which runs the Cambridge Corn Exchange and Cambridge Folk Festival, commissioned a piece of public art using funding from Cambridge City Council, in collaboration with Syd's family, to be permanently displayed at the Cambridge Corn Exchange to commemorate his last ever live public performances at the venue in 1972.

The artwork will be publically unveiled on Thursday October 27 in the year that marks both the 10th anniversary of Syd's death as well as the 70th anniversary of his birth.

Cambridge Live has now also revealed that it will also be marking the occasion with the staging of a celebratory concert the same evening, with a guest list that is expected to include Syd's family, friends and former associates and with audience members expected to come from all corners of the world.

Entitled Syd Barrett - A Celebration, the concert will feature Swedish band Men on the Border, who reinterpret the music of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd, backed by the Sandviken Symphony Orchestra, also from Sweden. It will feature symphonic interpretations of Barrett classics from his solo albums The Madcap Laughs and Barrett including the likes of Octopus and Terrapin with the repertoire flanked by an interpretation of Floyd's High Hopes.

The concert will also include lighting from Peter Wynne Willson who worked with Pink Floyd between 1966 and 1968 when he created light shows for their performances at UFO and the Roundhouse and went on to design the lighting for the band's UK, European and American gigs and tours as well as having since worked with Roger Waters, Radiohead and U2.

Neil Jones, Operations Director for Cambridge Live said "It's fantastic that we can pay tribute on such a large scale to the city's most famous musical son. Having played his last ever live concerts at the venue it is fitting that his life and work is celebrated in the same venue as those last concerts and particularly in his anniversary year."

Rosemary Breen, Syd Barrett's sister said "Syd loved Cambridge, it always meant home to him. He would have been very surprised and delighted to be recognised in such a unique way. His family would like to thank everyone involved with this memorial."

Tickets for Syd Barrett - A Celebration are 27.50 (including booking fee) and are available here.

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Once Was Never Release 'Razing Woods' Video

Slovenian metal band Once Was Never have released a video for the song 'Razing Woods', which is a track that comes from their 2015 album release "Lighthouse In The Abyss".

The band had the following to say about the new music video clip, "We filmed the video for the song Razoring Woods cause it seemed to us the most suitable for this purpose.

"The idea itself is to show the inner demons and temptations that so often condemn us to ruin. The mastermind behind filming and video editing is Nik Čebulec. Check it out and enjoy." Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: Lucky Jukebox Brigade's Berty

Lucky Jukebox Brigade are getting ready to release their new EP "Savage Fantastic" later this month and to celebrate we asked vocalist Deanna DeLuke to tell us about the song "Berty". Here is the story:

"I like to keep it vague when I'm talking about what songs mean, because I don't want to tell anyone what to think. So I'll tell you what this song means to me and the feeling I had when I wrote it.

Bertyl is about stolen moments. Have you ever locked eyes with someone and wished that time would stand still so you could say everything you've always wanted to say? That moment is where Bertyl takes place. That's the violet room.

It doesn't have to be an alternate reality. What if we were unabashedly honest with each other all the time? There's so much freedom in that. I think we'd feel more real and more alive. Go lock eyes with that person you're thinking of and say everything you've always wanted to say."

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the EP, which was produced by Mike Watts (The Dear Hunter, As Tall As Lions, Gates, Glassjaw), right here!

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Anubis Gate Crowdfunding Box Set Release

(Nightmare Records) Anubis Gate has have announced that they have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the re-release of their long-out-of-print and difficult to find first four albums in the form of a limited edition 6-disc box set called Orbits. We were sent the following details:

The new box set will contain the band's first four albums and two additional discs of bonus material. Originally released on the Spanish label Locomotive, these albums have been long out of print.

After having released the first four Anubis Gate albums, Locomotive Music went into hiding, taking with them the rights and funds still owed the band. As a result, these albums became rarities, commanding high prices being sold secondhand online.

Now fans can finally own these albums again without paying insane prices. In fact, the price for the complete 6-disc set will be lower than what one copy of Andromeda Unchained has been listed for on eBay.

Included in the Orbits box set will be the albums Purification, A Perfect Forever, Andromeda Unchained, and The Detached, plus a double disc bonus set that will include rare and unreleased studio and live material. In addition, there will be a 24-page booklet with a special track-by-track guide by the original band members who made these recordings. Each box set will be numbered, and a bundle option with an Anubis Gate Orbits logo shirt will also be available.

Kim Olesen had the following to say, "Hi people! This has been so long in the making and we are so glad to finally get this on track. I've had many, many inquiries over the years in regards to making these albums available again.

"The biggest roadblock was Locomotive's refusal to communicate with us and breaching their contract by not paying any royalties after 2008 and still not allowing the rights to revert back to us.

"Furthermore, they continued to sell them digitally until about a year and half ago while, at the same time, depriving us of money that we could have used for things such as touring and paying the bills that bands typically have.

"Only when the Danish Musicians' Union (DMF) stepped in did we stop these sales and regain the rights to these first four albums. Now that they are finally under our control again, we can release them without too much of a bitter business taste in our mouth.

"They are important parts of the history of the band and as parents say, 'we love all our children,' which goes for these albums, too. We hope you will contribute to making these available again with our Kickstarter campaign; we put much love and hard work into them - both in their creation and the ensuing struggle to win them back."

Check out the Kickstarter page here.

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Jeff Buckley's Smiths Cover Song Video Released

(TeamRock Radio) A music video for Jeff Buckley's cover of I Know It's Over by The Smiths has been released online. The track appears on forthcoming album You And I, which features the late singer-songwriter's first recordings at Columbia Records. The 10-track release is due out on March 11.

Buckley drowned in Tennessee in 1997, aged 30, while working on the planned follow-up to his 1994 debut, Grace. The I Know It's Over video's executive producer, Amy Redford, tells Rolling Stone: "When I first heard Jeff, he gave me permission to feel fully and with contradiction.

"He inspired me to fight for authenticity, and to feel confidence in simplicity. To collaborate on these songs coming to life, and to see the community of people who Jeff touched, has been a privilege."

You And I includes Buckley's versions of Just Like A Woman by Bob Dylan, Everyday People by Sly & The Family Stone, Night Flight by Led Zeppelin and The Boy With The Thorn In His Side by The Smiths.

The album also features previously unheard Buckley track, Dream Of You And I. Watch the video here.

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Ghost's Grammy Red Carpet Interview Goes Online

(hennemusic) Ghost attended the 58th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on Monday, and video footage of an interview with the Swedish band on the event's pre-show red carpet is now available online.

Led by Papa Emeritus III, the group were honored with their first Grammy Award, taking home the Grammy in the Best Metal performance category for "Cirice", the lead single from their latest album "Meliora." The tune was nominated alongside tracks by Slipknot ("Custer"), Lamb Of God ("512"), Sevendust ("Thank You") and August Burns Red ("Identity").

One of the Nameless Ghouls recently shared details of how the band received news of their Grammy nod. "When we got the news that we were nominated, I just got a text saying, 'You're nominated for a Grammy,'" he told Grammy.com. "In Sweden, we have another prize called Grammis, which, internationally, is referred to as the Swedish Grammy. So when I got the text, I told my friend next to me that we were nominated for a Grammis.

"So it took like an hour later until I actually got it confirmed that they were actually talking about a Grammy, not a Grammis, which was a very mind-boggling experience." Watch the interview clip here.

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Deftones Took Different Approach On New Album

(TeamRock Radio) Deftones frontman Chino Moreno says the band went out of their comfort zone during recording sessions for their upcoming eighth album. Gore is released on April 8 via Warner Bros Records and Moreno says it marks a departure from the sound on their previous two albums - 2010's Diamond Eyes and 2012 effort Koi No Yokan.

He tells Kerrang: "We recorded this record in a different way. I'm not saying we went in with any preconceived ideas as such, but I do think we went in knowing that we wanted to make this record a little different from the last two.

"It's still a Deftones record - we didn't really have any new influences that changed that. But it's an expansion of what we were comfortable with. And it's important to get out of your comfort zone sometimes with the music - just to be excited.

"It's got a different look. A different shade of colour. I'd say some shade of purple. I don't know why, but I think it sits somewhere between pink, red and purple. Sometimes when I hear music, I see colour, and when it came time to work on the artwork for this batch of songs, I knew exactly what I wanted." Read more here.

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Volbeat, Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck Tour Dates Announced

Volbeat have announced a string of new spring tour dates that will feature from Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck as well as a special 'An evening with Volbeat' show in Los Angeles.

The band is launching the dates surrounding their very first appearance at the Coachella festival on April 15th and April 22nd. They kick things off with the special Los Angeles show at the Roxy on April 13th and wrap up the trek on April 26 in Lubbock, TX at the Lodestar Amphitheater.

The band had the following to say about the new dates, "We're thrilled to be heading back out on the road in the United States this April, and to have the chance to get up close and personal with you at the legendary Roxy Theater in Los Angeles for our first show of 2016.

"We're also beyond psyched to be making our first appearances at the amazing Coachella festival and to play some shows with our friends Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck. This is just the beginning for Volbeat in 2016, more news coming soon!" See the tour dates here.

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Slipknot, Disturbed, Chevelle, 5FDP Added To Chicago Open Air

(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot, Disturbed, Chevelle, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Ministry, Breaking Benjamin, Marilyn Manson, Of Mice & Men and many more have been confirmed for the inaugural Chicago Open Air Festival, which takes at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, IL, between July 15-17.

"It is long overdue that one of the greatest rock cities in the world has a festival of its own," say Disturbed. "We are honoured and excited to be one of the headliners at the inaugural Open Air festival in our hometown of Chicago."

They'll join previously announced headliners Rammstein, plus Meshuggah, In This Moment, Hollywood Undead, Trivium, Carcass, Hatebreed, Periphery, Drowning Pool, Butcher Babies, Through Fire, Pop Evil, Gojira, Deafheaven, The Devil Wears Prada, Helmet and more. Read more here.

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Rush's Geddy Lee Looks Back At '2112' Songs

Rush frontman Geddy Lee recently took a look back at the band's landmark 1976 album 2112. Lee spoke about each track on the album in a new interview published by Music Radar.

Here is Lee's comments about the first three tracks: "It begins with the 'Overture', which - despite being the first thing you hear - was the last piece to be written, much like with any classical overture. We wanted to take the most important musical threads from each of the subsequent parts to create a 'new' piece of music that would represent the album as a whole. So that's where it all starts."

"And then 'The Temples Of Syrinx' sets the scene, because 2112 is about a totalitarian society that controls everything about your life, including the music that you hear. It manufactures it all, so that's what we wanted to say with this track. It sets up the hierarchy in this futuristic world that we've arrived in."

"'Discovery' is where the hero of the story finds a device in a cave. It's a guitar, but he doesn't know it because they don't exist in his time period. So he picks it up and realizes that it's a device that can make music and create sounds. Previous to that point, everything he'd ever heard had been provided to him by the people that run his world." Read Lee's reflection about the remaining songs here.

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Puscifer Announce Their First European Tour

Puscifer have announced that they will be crossing the pond this spring to launch their very first European tour which will be dubbed The Money $hot Heard Around The World Tour.

The tour will be kicking off on May 30th in Manchester, UK at Bridgewater Hall and will visit nine countries in all and conclude on June 16th in Stockholm, Sweden at Cirkus.

Frontman Maynard James Keenan had this to say about the tour, "UK. Europe. We are coming. Ready your cherries for soon we will be in you. We promise to be gentle since this is your first time."

Prior to the European tour the band will launch the second leg of their North American tour in support of their latest release "Money Shot". That tour will be kicking off on March 17 in Riverside, Ca at the Fox Performing Arts Center.

The touring lineup of the group will include Keenan, guitar player Mat Mitchell, singer Carina Round, drummer Jeff Friedl, keyboard player/vocalist Mahsa Zargaran and bass player Paul Barker (Ministry, Lead Into Gold). See all of the dates here.

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Judas Priest Announce Battle Cry Live Release On CD, DVD and Blu-ray

Judas Priest have announced that they will be releasing a new live album and home video package, entitled "Battle Cry", on March 25th and they have posted a preview video online.

"Battle Cry" was recorded on August 1st, 2015 at Germany's Wacken Festival in front of an audience of 85,000 and will be released as a 15-track CD, on DVD and Blu-ray featuring the full concert, and also digitally in audio and video formats. Watch the preview clip here.

The DVD and Blu-ray also contains 3 bonus tracks (Screaming for Vengeance, The Rage, Desert Plains) shot in Poland on December 10th, 2015 at The Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland. See the tracklistings here.

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Five Finger Death Punch, In This Moment, Skinlab Supergroup Announced

(TeamRock Radio) In This Moment bassist Travis Johnson has formed a supergroup with former Five Finger Death Punch member Matt Snell. Johnson will front the band, known as Invidia, with Snell on bass. The lineup is rounded out by Skinlab guitarist Brian Jackson and Bloodsimple drummer Chris Hamilton.

The band are said to be working on their debut album at a Las Vegas studio with producer Logan Mader, known for his efforts with 5FDP, Devildriver and Gojira.

Johnson tells Notorious Photography: "We're all super excited about this project. I'm stoked to be singing again. I love playing bass, obviously, but I've been a singer for a long f***ing time. I just took a huge break, so it's good to be able to kind of get back into it and kind of have my cake and eat it too, and be on both sides."

Invidia's sound is influenced by the likes of Slayer and Pantera, but Johnson says it will also feature strong melodies and even a touch of rap metal. Read more and watch the interview with Johnson here.

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Ray Luzier Finishes His Work On Second KXM Album

(Prog) KXM drummer Ray Luzier has finished recording his parts for the supergroup's upcoming second album, he revealed in an online posting earlier this week.

Luzier, who also drums for Korn, posted an Instagram picture from Steakhouse Studio in Los Angeles, along with the caption: "KXM 2 drums complete."

The supergroup also features King's X man Doug Pinnick on vocals and bass, and Lynch Mob and former Dokken guitarist George Lynch. The follow-up to 2014's self-titled debut album is due out later this year on Rat Pak Records, with Chris Collier on production duty. See Luzier's post here.

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Cauldron Member Injured In Tour Bus Crash

(Classic Rock) Cauldron have had to pull out of their North American tour after guitarist Ian Chains was hurt in tour bus crash in Texas. Chains is recovering in hospital after Sunday night's accident, with the rest of the band and crew said to be "okay" after the ordeal.

The Canadian metal outfit say: "Sorry to report the unfortunate news of our accident we're not at fault by the way on the highway in Texas last night and that we will have to pull out of the remaining eight tour dates.

"Ian is recovering in hospital and is expected to make a full recovery, otherwise everyone is going to be okay. We are just happy to be alive at this point.

"Thanks for your support and to our tour mates Enforcer, Warbringer and Exmortus we had fun and wish you all the best. Hope to see you all again soon." Read more here.

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Machine Head Forced To Stop Concert Early

(TeamRock Radio) Machine Head had to stop a show in France last night as frontman Robb Flynn was too sick to continue. The band was just five songs into their show in Clermont-Ferrand when Flynn had to call it quits as he was suffering the effects of a "chest infection."

In a video message recorded for fans, Flynn says: "I have been battling a chest infection or a chest flu for a few days now. I can't stop coughing and I have basically blown my voice out onstage. It started happening yesterday, but there's nothing coming out of my throat right now. I am so, so sorry that we had to stop but I hope you understand."

The next date on the band's European tour is scheduled for Luxembourg's Den Atelier on February 17 (Wednesday) and they say they'll have to "wait and see" how Flynn's illness is before they know whether it'll go ahead.

Machine Head say: "The doctor that visited Robb after the show instructed him not to sing for four days or his voice would not return for the tour." Read more, including the band's full statement, and watch the video update from the band here.

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Dani Wilde Releases 'Changes' Video

(The Blues) Dani Wilde has released a video for her track Changes, taken from recent album Songs About You. Winner of the Best Female Vocalist award at last year's British Blues Awards, she says the lyrics explore her experiences as a first-time touring musician in her twenties.

Wilde tells The Blues: "It's about regrets and mistakes, and the sex drugs and rock'n'roll lifestyle. Back then the band and I were all a bit wild to say the least - nowadays I prefer a cuppa tea on the road, a good book to read in the van, early nights and to come home to my boyfriend at the end."

Songs About You features Madonna and Sting drummer Fergus Gerrand and Kula Shaker cellist Bethany Porter, among others, and the video was shot by Vogue photographer Philip James. Wilde says: "Philip also happens to be a big fan of the blues, so we were a great team. I'm wearing black angel wings in the video - an angel fallen from grace." Watch the video here.

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