Daily Music News Report for 07/04/2016

Day in Rock Part 2

Metallica Parody Fashion Shoot Videos Released

(Classic Rock) The members of Metallica are featured in a series of short comedy clips made during their photoshoot for fashion brand Brioni. The five videos, totaling around four minutes of running time, tie in with pictures released last week of the thrash icons imitating Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody imagery.

Brioni creative director Justin O'Shea says in the first clip: "So I haven't really listened to this band, Metallica, before - but my house cleaner says they're, uh, pretty cool." Drummer Lars Ulrich asks from the background, "Who's this guy?"

In the other videos, frontman James Hetfield tries to keep his guitar after O'Shea suggests he should pose with a saxophone, because it's made of metal and so it's more suited to a metal band.

Guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo are given instruction on how to behave with their instruments. And Ulrich makes it clear he's not impressed when given guidance on how to act like he's performing for millions of fans. Watch the videos here.

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David Gilmour Breaks Out Pink Floyd Rarity For Tour Kickoff Show

(Radio.com) For the first time in 22 years, Pink Floyd's David Gilmour played 'One of These Days" live during his European tour opener at Freedom Square in Wroclaw, Poland this week, Billboard reported.

'One of These Days" was originally the opening track on Pink Floyd's 1971 album Meddle. The song contains a single lyric, delivered by drummer Nick Mason, "One of these days I'm going to cut you into little pieces."

The guitar god also performed 'Dancing Right in Front of Me" from his solo LP Rattle That Lock, and slayed Pink Floyd standards like 'Wish You Were Here" , 'Run Like Hell" , 'Time," 'Shine On You Crazy Diamond" and 'Comfortably Numb."

Gilmour's solo tour takes him to Rome's Circus Maximus and then on to Pompeii, where where Pink Floyd taped their 1972 concert documentary. Check out "One of These Days" here.

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Simple Plan To Play First U.S. Concerts In Three Years

Simple Plan have announced that they will playing a handful of U.S. dates this fall, which will mark their first American shows in three years, and will feature support from Hit The Lights and Story Untold.

The Taking One For The Team Tour is set to kick off on October 4th at The Observatory in Santa Ana, Ca and will wrap up on October 16th in Chicago at the House of Blues.

The band had the following to say about the trek, "We are super excited to finally come back and play shows in the US after all these years. It's been way too long since our last American tour and we couldn't be more pumped to play all these amazing cities and venues, hang out with all our fans and share the stage with Hit The Lights and Story Untold. We look forward to seeing you all at the shows! It's gonna be a blast!" See the dates here.

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Gryphon Announce UK Concerts

(Prog) Gryphon have announced four UK shows for later this year. The band vowed to continue earlier this year after co-founder Richard Harvey left the band to concentrate on other projects.

And now they've scheduled four shows, including an evening at London's Union Chapel on September 16, which they call their "spiritual home." They'll also play dates in Godalming, Bilston and Southampton in August.

The medieval and Renaissance-inspired outfit say: "Be great to see all of you who came along and gave such fantastic support last time - and bring your friends to say hello to the new boys at our spiritual home." See the dates here.

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