Day in Rock Report for 07/14/2016

Today's Day in Rock Stories

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler Fears For Joe Perry Following Collapse

(Classic Rock) Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler says he's "really concerned" about bandmate Joe Perry, who collapsed this past weekend while performing with the Hollywood Vampires.

The guitarist was taken to hospital after staggering off stage in New York City, and although he's been reported to be "doing better than feared," no details have been released.

Tyler fears that Perry, 65, is working himself too hard - and doesn't know how to stop. The singer tells Billboard: "I know my brother. He's just about the only other guy that's as passionate about his art as I am.

"He's always asking me to do three, four shows in a row. I can't - I'll blow my voice out. I know hot to maintain my career, my health. I don't think he knows how to."

Tyler suggests "someone's overbooking" the Hollywood Vampires, explaining: "I think they're all little burnt. I think they may need to look at that. Not young any more, you know?"

Reports that Perry may have had a heart attack remain neither confirmed nor denied, and it's not known when he'll return to action. He's due to commence an Aerosmith tour in September.

Tyler says: "I don't give a sh*t about the band - i want Joe to live. I'm really concerned that I'm not getting any news. I know that nobody's talking to me. I can only tell you that Joe's my brother, and I love him so much." Read more here.

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Guns N' Roses Add New Leg To Reunion Tour

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses have announced dates for a South American tour this fall. The reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan will extend their Not In This Lifetime run with the addition of 10 shows starting October 27 in Lima, Peru.

The trek will see the band play stops in Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Chile, Colombia and Costa Rica, with more to come. On-sale information, including Nightrain fan club pre-sales, will be announced soon.

Guns N' Roses are currently playing shows across North America on a tour that launched in Detroit, MI on June 23. Following Tuesday's concert in Pittsburgh, PA, the group will perform this week in Philadelphia, PA (July 14) and Toronto, ON (July 16). See the tour dates here.

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Poison's Rikki Rockett Says He Is Now Cancer Free

(Classic Rock) Poison drummer Rikki Rockett has reported he's free of cancer after undergoing a program of experimental treatment. He'd been fighting a tumour on his tongue since June last year, and later reported it had returned despite nine rounds of chemotherapy and 35 rounds of radiotherapy.

But after being accepted for the experiment at UC San Diego Moores Cancer Center, he says the tumour has completely gone. Rockett, 54, has posted a picture of himself with the center's Dr Ezra Cohen, saying: "Because of this man, I am cancer free!"

The drummer recently told how he'd retained an upbeat attitude, saying: "I was doing everything I could to think positive - that I was going to get on the trial." Read more here.

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Why KISS Ditched Plans For Reality Competition TV Show

(Classic Rock) KISS drummer Eric Singer has revealed why the band drew up plans for a TV game show to recruit the next generation of members - then abandoned the idea.

The discussion came after Gene Simmons talked up the notion of KISS continuing once all the original men had gone, and came up with the game format alongside Mark Burnett, who devised The Apprentice.

The game show scheme was finally put to bed by band manager Doc McGhee. Singer tells Talk Is Jericho: "There was talk years ago about trying to do a TV show they were going to call KISS: The Next Generation, kind of like one of those reality shows, based on finding the members and putting them together.

"But the problem was, like Doc said, it's a great idea - but once you do that, then KISS as it is now, you're done. You can't do that kind of a show, then still keep being KISS. I think that's what probably made it not happen. They realized, 'No, we still want to play.'" Read more and listen to the full interview here.

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The Ghost Inside's Zach Johnson Has Surgery Setback

(TeamRock Radio) The Ghost Inside's Zach Johnson has been dealt yet another health blow to his recovery from the El Paso bus crash last November. Both drivers were killed in the collision and the band have suffered varying degrees of injuries.

Guitarist Johnson has endured more than 26 hours of surgery since the incident, which left him with a severely broken pelvis, various broken bones and the loss of some of his toes.

He's now facing his 11th procedure after an x-ray revealed his thigh bone hasn't healed properly. Johnson says: "I went in for a check up on my pelvis/hip. Then this came out of nowhere.

"Turns out my femur hasn't healed - it could be due to infection or just bad luck. They're setting up an array of tests, which will more than likely end up in surgery again, which would make it my 11th procedure." Read more here.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Star Blasts 'Idiot' Comparisons

(Classic Rock) The Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has branded those who draw comparisons between him and previous guitarist John Frusciante as "idiots."

Klinghoffer joined the band in 2009 after having been a touring member, in the aftermath of his friend and collaborator Frusciante's refusal to return following a hiatus.

The multi-instrumentalist has now recorded two albums with the Chili Peppers - 2011's I'm With You and this year's The Getaway. Klinghoffer tells Russian outlet Metro News: "Of course it gets annoying. On one hand it's an honor for me to be part of this band, and be mentioned in the same breath as Frusciante.

"But all these comparisons are simply absurd. We are two totally different people. I have never tried to emulate his technique - and, of course, I was not trying to get him to leave the band." He adds: "Seriously, anyone trying to compare us is an idiot." Read more here.

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Appears On Korn's New Album

(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot's Corey Taylor will guest on Korn's upcoming 12th album, Metal Hammer can reveal. Korn guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer says Taylor "really lets loose" on the song he guests on and adds that the follow-up to 2013's The Paradigm Shift hits "nine out of 10" on the "heaviness scale."

Munky says: "We have Corey singing on one track and it's going to be a fan favourite because he really lets loose. On a heaviness scale of one to 10 with 10 being the 1994 self-titled, this album is a definite nine."

The as-yet-untitled record is expected to be released later this year and Munky says the band are working like "a well-oiled machine" since the return of Brian 'Head' Welch in 2013. Read more here.

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Phil Collins Announces New Solo Collection

(TeamRock Radio) A Phil Collins compilation featuring 45 of his solo tracks is to be released later this year. Titled The Singles, the collection charts Collins' entire solo career - from his 1981 hit In The Air Tonight through to the title track of his 2010 album Going Back.

The package comes on the back of his Take A Look At Me Now retrospective campaign, with Nick Davis back on board to oversee the mastering process.

The Singles will launch on October 14 across three formats - 3CD deluxe edition, 2CD/4LP box set and via digital services. The box set incorporates 33 tracks in total. See the cover art and tracklisting here.

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Operation: Mindcrime Announce New Album

(Classic Rock) Operation: Mindcrime have named their second album and announced its release date. The follow-up to 2015's The Key will be titled Resurrection and will launch on September 23 via Frontiers Music. It'll form the next chapter of a planned trilogy of albums from Geoff Tate and co.

Resurrection features a number of guest musicians including Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, while Tim 'Ripper' Owens and Blaze Bayley feature on the track Taking On The World.

Tate says: "I'm excited for people to hear and experience Resurrection because I think it answers some of the questions that were posed in the first album. Musically, it offers some of the most diverse and challenging material that I've ever written."

The Resurrection album tracklist and artwork have also been released. View them here.

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Trivium, Sabaton And Huntress Announce North American Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Trivium have announced a North American autumn tour with Sabaton and Huntress. The tour starts in Columbus, Ohio, on September 15 and runs for 25 dates.

Trivium frontman Matt Heafy says: "America! We're coming back to party with all of you. This year has already seen countless cities in numerous countries, and now is the time to bring it back to our home country with our brothers and sisters of metal.

"We are beyond excited to have one of our favorite bands on the planet, Sabaton, on the bill and we are absolutely stoked to have the incredible Huntress out with us as well.

"We will be bringing you a show to remember, playing all your favorite tunes off your favorite records." See the tour dates here.

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Nirvana, At The Drive-In, Stooges Offshoot Anywhere Special Release

(Classic Rock) Anywhere, the supergroup collective featuring members of Nirvana, At The Drive-In and The Stooges, have announced a triple 7-inch limited edition vinyl package entitled "The Light Portals".

The collective features Cedric Bixler Zavala of The Mars Volta and ATDI, Mike Watt of Minutemen and Iggy & The Stooges, Christian Eric Beaulieu of Vertical Scratchers, Phil Manley from Trans Am, Krist Novoselic of Nirvana, Jonathan Hischke from Hella, Bret Constantino and Matt Holliman of Sleepy Sun, Greg Rogove and Isaiah Mitchell of Earthless and Golden Void, Larry Boothroyd from Victims Family and Naima Mora.

Anywhere's The Light Portals is available in a limited edition of 300 on black vinyl with silkscreened packaging by Alan Forbes. The second edition is a mini box set limited to just 75 copies. Read more here.

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Dillinger Escape Plan Announce Intimate Tour

(TeamRock Radio) The Dillinger Escape Plan have announced an intimate tour of North America to take place in August. They've named it the Limerent Death tour - which would appear to be the name for their sixth album.

The follow-up to 2013's One Of Us Is The Killer has been produced by Steve Evetts, who worked on their 1997 self-titled debut EP. It's to be released via the band's own Party Smasher Inc label.

Frontman Greg Puciato said in March that the record would be "less accessible" than their previous work, adding: "As of right now it's pretty weird. I don't know if I would use the word aggressive - it's just really a change. I honestly don't really know how to describe it."

The Dillinger Escape Plan's North American tour takes place after they appear at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in the UK next month. See the new dates here.

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Megadeth Tease 'Post American World' Video

(hennemusic) Megadeth are previewing a clip from a forthcoming video for "Post American World", a track from their latest album "Dystopia." Filmed in late April, the full video is expected to be released soon.

Frontman Dave Mustaine calls the song a spiritual (and riff-wise) follow-up to Megadeth's 1992 track "Symphony Of Destruction." "There are all kinds of governmental backdoor meetings and agreements that the U.S. government has with people that you and I as Joe Q. Six-Pack have no idea of the why, whens or how," Mustaine recently told the Houston Press about the song. "People don't want America everywhere. And we can be like 'Okay, screw it. We'll pull out.' And then they can see what happens."

Following its release in January, "Dystopia" debuted at No. 3 on the US Billboard 200 with opening week sales of 49,000 equivalent album units. The feat marks the group's highest-charting US album since 1992's "Countdown To Extinction", which debuted and peaked at No. 2. Watch the preview here.

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Limp Bizkit's Wes Borland Launches New DIY TV Series

(TeamRock Radio) Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland stars in a reality TV show which focuses on his restoration of a house in Detroit, Michigan. Borland and his fiancee Carre Callaway appear in Sight Unseen, which made its debut on the DIY Network in North America Wednesday night (July 13.)

Borland and Callaway - who work together in their band Queen Kwong - bought the house as a "fixer upper" and were followed by the DIY Network's cameras throughout the process.

Callaway tells Entertainment Weekly: "We already decided to move to Detroit. I guess the idea was we wanted to buy one of the houses in the historic neighborhood, and we had no background really with taking on such a large renovation project.

"This show we thought would really help expedite the process so that we would learn a lot from it. We wanted to leave LA and we were considering a few different places, and we just felt that Detroit was the right choice. We don't have any ties here and we didn't know anybody here, but we were really intrigued by the city and everything that is going on with it now. It has exceeded our expectations." Read more here.

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The Ramones Stream Classic 'Blitzkrieg Bop' Performance

(hennemusic) The Ramones are previewing the upcoming 40th anniversary expanded reissue of their groundbreaking 1976 album debut with a live version of their classic "Blitzkrieg Bop."

Recorded during the second set of a two-gig night at The Roxy in West Hollywood in August of 1976, it's one of the previously unavailable bonus tracks featured on a new 3CD/1LP deluxe edition of the collection due for release on July 29.

The deluxe package includes a remastered stereo version of the self-titled project, a new mono mix and a pair of live sets at The Roxy. "The earliest mixes of the album were virtually mono," says original producer and mixer Craig Leon. "We had an idea to record at Abbey Road and do both a mono and stereo version of the album, which was unheard of at the time. I'm thrilled that now, 40 years later, we followed through on that original idea."

The 40th anniversary edition's second disc spotlights single mixes, outtakes, and demos. Several of those recordings have never been released, including demos for "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend," "53rd and 3rd," and "Loudmouth."

The third disc captures the band performing two full sets live at The Roxy on August 12, 1976. Rounding out the collection is a vinyl LP containing the new mono mix of "Ramones", all packaged in a 12 x 12 hardcover book. The 3CD/1 vinyl LP set is a limited edition of 19,760 individually numbered copies. Stream 'Blitzkrieg Bop' here.

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Descendents Streaming New Song 'Without Love'

(TeamRock Radio) Descendents have issued a stream of their track Without Love. The song features on the band's seventh studio album Hypercaffium Spazzinate, which is out on July 29 via Epitaph Records.

Singer Milo Aukerman, bassist Karl Alvarez, drummer Bill Stevenson and guitarist Stephen Egerton ended their hiatus in 2010 and have been working on the new album over the course of the last three years.

Aukerman said: "I think one of the things that's kept us inspired over the years is having the music as an outlet for our frustrations. Having the freedom to completely blow my voice out every time I recorded was a very positive experience for me." Stream the song here.

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Tesseract Streaming New Version of 'Survival'

(Prog) Tesseract have made their "reimagined" song Survival available to stream. It's lifted from the tour version of their album Polaris, which is due out on September 16. The package includes bonus disc Errai, with four new songs Survival, Cages, Tourniquet and Seven Names.

Vocalist Dan Tompkins says: "It's been fantastic to re-visit and re-work the vocals to some of the Polaris tracks from a different angle and with the benefit of time and space. The normal process of writing Tesseract songs starts with the creation of the music followed by the lyrical content.

"This time our producers have stripped away the music and re-created the songs based around the vocals. As a result this has allowed much more breathing space between both and also highlighted much more detail in the performance." Stream the song and read more here.

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Matt Sorum Feels 'Blessed And Fortunate'

(Classic Rock) Matt Sorum says he's "blessed and fortunate" to have such a successful career in music. The former Guns N' Roses and current Hollywood Vampires drummer admits that, as he has grown older, he's learned not to take his life and talent for granted.

He tells WRIF: "I've been really blessed and fortunate to play with my heroes and then my peers at the highest level of rock'n'roll. So what more could a guy ask for that grew up listening to rock and roll and then came to Hollywood in the late 70s?

"At this stage of my career, I'm not a young guy anymore, but I'm still keeping it together pretty good. I'm out there and I'm playing and people are coming." Read more here.

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Motionless In White Release '570' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Motionless In White have released a video for their track 570. The band previously issued a stream of the song and made it available as a free download. It's not yet clear if 570 will appear on the follow-up to 2014's Reincarnate, although the band recently signed with Roadrunner Records.

The US outfit say: "We are very honoured to finally announce that we have signed with Roadrunner. Over the past few months, we've had the privilege of getting to know the hard working team that makes up Roadrunner and felt a connection with their company immediately.

"It has been a dream of MIW for years to someday sign with their label, and we are elated to find that it is a perfect home for the band to continue building our career.

"We are very excited to start this new chapter and to keep working hard every day with Roadrunner by our side. Thank you to Roadrunner Records for opening your home to us, and thank you to all of the fans that have supported our band tirelessly over the years." Watch the video here.

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Anvil Release 'Zombie Apocalypse' Video

(Classic Rock) Anvil have released a new music video for their track Zombie Apocalypse. The song comes from their album Anvil Is Anvil, which was issued earlier this year.

Steve 'Lips' Kudlow tells KNAC: "Zombie Apocalypse is my personal favourite from the album. I love the feel and tempo which allows for melody and sheer power."

Drummer Robb Reiner adds: "The song is combined with slamming doom feel and the track is hypnotic in nature. It displays a shredding of a guitar solo and has been fun to perform live. One of the many top tracks from Anvil Is Anvil." Watch the video here.

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Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Despised Icon, Carnifex, Oceano Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Suicide Silence have announced they'll head out on tour with Whitechapel for a run of dates across the world. They'll be joined by Despised Icon, Carnifex and Oceano on what's being billed as the Straight Outta Hell tour.

Suicide Silence guitarist Mark Heylmun says: "Finally, after more than a decade, this tour of tours is coming to a city near you. Lube up those earholes, because Suicide Silence and Whitechapel, believe it or not, have never toured together in the United States.

"Time for Friday night, every night. Bring your energy, we'll bring ours and together we will make memories." Suicide Silence released their fourth album You Can't Stop Me in 2014, while Whitechapel launched their sixth record Mark Of The Blade last month. See the tour dates here.

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Motley Crue The End Farewell Concert Coming To PPV and On-Demand

(hennemusic) Motley Crue have announced that they are bringing their farewell concert film "The End" to Pay-Per-View and Video On-Demand across North America starting July 16.

Directed by Christian Lamb, the project presents the Crue's final live performance as captured at the Staples Center in their hometown of Los Angeles, CA this past New Year's Eve.

Concert footage is rounded out with interviews and behind the scenes material shot by "Jackass" creator Jeff Tremaine. "The End" saw its worldwide debut in US cinemas on June 14, followed by a Canadian screening on July 11.

Check with your local cable, fiber and satellite television provider for availability of "Motley Crue: The End" in your area starting July 16. Read more here.

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Every Time I Die Live 'The Coin Has A Say' Video Released

(TeamRock Radio) The Warped Tour have released a live clip of Every Time I Die performing their track The Coin Has A Say. It was recorded at Houston, Texas, and the song features on the band's eighth album Low Teens - out on September 23 via Epitaph Records.

The follow-up to 2014's From Parts Unknown is described as "their most poignant and impassioned album in a career full of sardonic illuminations and pit-inciting fervor."

It also features a guest appearance from Panic! AT The Disco's Brendon Urie, who sings on the track It Remembers. Watch the video and see the upcoming Warped Tour dates here.

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Beartooth Release 'Hated' Music Video

(TeamRock Radio) Beartooth have released a video for their track Hated. The song features on the band's second album Aggressive, which launched last month. The Ohio outfit previously issued streams of Loser and Fair Weather Friend along with a promo for the record's title track.

The band said of the follow-up to 2014's Disgusting: "The songs have as much in common with stomping metalcore as old-school punk, vintage screamo and harder-edged pop punk, combining circle pit-inducing bangers with soaring choruses and bridging raw authentic intensity with accessibility."

Beartooth will embark on a winter tour of the UK and Ireland later this year, with Vanna and Fit For A King in support. See the tour dates and watch the new video here.

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