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Day in Rock Report for 07/20/2016


Today's Day in Rock Stories


Led Zeppelin Including Unheard Tracks On New Reissue

Led Zeppelin will be revealing eight previously unheard tracks on September 19th when they release a reissue of their 1997 BBC Sessions collection in various formats.

The new version, entitled "The Complete BBC Sessions", will be offered digitally, on triple-CD, 5-LP vinyl set, and in a super deluxe box set and will feature the live recordings that BBC radio made of the legendary band from 1969 through 1971.

One of the highlights of this new collection will be three songs from an April of 1969 session that many believed to be lost. The tracks include "I Can't Quit You Baby", "You Shook Me" and what is reported to be the only recorded performance of the song "Sunshine Woman".

The other rarities featured in the new collection are two different previously unreleased versions of the classic songs "Communication Breakdown" and "What Is And What Should Never Be" that demonstrate the evolution of the band during the period the collection encompasses.

Guitarist Jimmy Page, who oversaw the remastering of the collection had the following to say to Guitar World, "The 'BBC Sessions' show in graphic detail just how organic the group was. Led Zeppelin was a band that would change things around substantially each time it played…We were becoming tighter and tighter, to the point of telepathy." Several of the formats are available for preorder here.

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Leon Russell In Stable Condition Following Heart Attack

Rock icon Leon Russell is reported to be in stable condition after he suffered a heart attack last week and is scheduled to have surgery sometime this week and as a result has postponed his summer tour dates.

The Grammy winner and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer is currently undergoing tests ahead of the surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to the Oklahoma Historical Society.

His team announced on Monday via his official website that he will have surgery this week in Nashville, forcing him to postpone all of his summer tour dates through September 18th. But his camp expects to announce rescheduled dates. See the postponed dates here.

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Returned To Stage Too Soon After Spinal Surgery

(Metal Hammer) Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor accepts he should have allowed himself more time to recover from his emergency spinal surgery before going back on stage- but he didn't want to.

He remains unsure of exactly when he broke his neck, which led to the urgent procedure taking place last month. But he believes his health issues could stretch 17 years into the past, when he fell off a stage and landed on his head.

Taylor tells 93X: "There was a host of different things, but the only thing I can think of is, I fell four feet off stage, landed. Being 25, I just kind of brushed it off - 'I can still feel everything, I must be fine.'

"What had actually happened was compound fracture, and the doctor couldn't believe that I was walking. It literally went from zero to surgery like that."

But the frontman had known something was wrong "for the last few years." He explains: "The strength of my right side was completely gone. I had the strength of an 80-year-old. In fact, I probably would have lost a fight to an 80-year-old. That's how bad it was - and it sucked."

Taylor suffered a fall during the second Slipknot show since his return. But he says the video made the incident look worse than it was. "I jumped up, and as soon as I jumped I knew, 'I'm not going to clear this,'" he recalls.

"It was wet, and that's why. The reason I took my time was because I just wanted to make sure I didn't break anything. The video looks terrible - but I'm laying on the ground just laughing my ass off."

He says was instructed to rest for at least two weeks before performing again, and gave himself three weeks. He says: "Yeah, I probably should have waited a little longer. But I didn't want to." Watch the full interview with Taylor here.

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Asking Alexandria Lead The 10 Years In The Black Tour

Sumerian Records announce that Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, I See Stars, After The Burial, Upon A Burning Body, and Bad Omens will be hitting the road together this fall for the "10 Years In The Black Tour".

The North American trek is scheduled to begin on October 25th in Seattle, WA at the Showbox Sodo and will run until December 6th when it wraps up in Scottsdale, AZ at Livewire.

Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce had the following to say about the trek, "I can't remember the last time I was this excited for a tour. Not only is this our first true headliner in the US in 2 years, and not only is this our first real US headliner with Denis as our vocalist but this is also a tour celebrating the incredible 10 year journey of Sumerian Records.

"We couldn't be more proud to headline such a pivotal tour package and celebration of music. This tour will include our biggest production to date and will mark the first US headline tour in support of our newest Album The Black.

"Come join us be part of this historical and once in a lifetime event. We cannot wait to get back out on the road and play for you all. This is going to be something incredibly special. Here's to 10 years celebrating Sumerian music. Here's to the release of The Black. Here's to music, and here's to you guys. Thank you all so much for continuing to support music and for believing in us. See you all soon. Cheers!" See the dates here.

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Pierce The Veil Announce The Made to Destroy Tour

Pierce The Veil have announced that they will be hitting the road for a North American tour in early September that will feature support from Neck Deep and I Prevail.

The Made to Destroy Tour is scheduled to get underway on September 3rd in San Francisco, CA at The Warfield and will conclude on October 16th in Los Angeles at the Hollywood Palladium.

Pierce The Veil will also be appearance at several music festivals along the way including this year's High Elevation Festival in Denver, Riot Fest Chicago, Texas Mutiny in Dallas, Houston Open Air Festival, Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville and more.

The band is launching the tour in support of their latest album "Misadventures" which entered the Billboard album chart at No. 4 when it was released back in May. See the tour dates here.

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Allman Brothers In The Studio For Fillmore East 45th Anniversary

(ITS) The latest episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 45th anniversary of The Allman Brothers Band's iconic live album "At the Fillmore East". The show sent over these details:

By 1971 the Allman Brothers Band were on a roll with their second album, Idlewild South, breaching the Top 40 sales plateau for the first time, and bandleader Duane Allman had by then recorded the now legendary Layla album with Eric Clapton as Derek and the Dominos, resulting in Duane's quick ascension as a premiere slide guitar player.

In March of that year the Allmans would perform four shows over two nights at New York's Fillmore East, as well as the venue's closing night in late June. All of these shows were recorded and select tracks were released as the band's third album At Fillmore East in July 1971, becoming the Allman Brothers Band's first Top 10 album.

Singer, songwriter, and organist Gregg Allman and former Allman Brothers guitarist Dickey Betts recall the magic of those original band shows at the New York City Fillmore East. Gregg Allman shares with InTheStudio host Redbeard his first reaction upon seeing the new band his big brother had put together.

"I'd been away from my brother for eleven months, and during that time he'd learned how to play slide guitar... He'd gotten real good. So I go there and there's two full sets of drums, two lead guitar players, and a bass player, and I'm thinking, 'This is going to be either real good or real bad'. But knowing my brother, I figured it was going to be good. I didn't figure it was going to be that good!" - Gregg Allman

Stream the episode here.

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TesseracT Expand 'Polaris' To Double Disc For Special Edition

TesseracT will be celebrating their upcoming tour with Gojira by releasing a new two-disc special tour edition of their "Polaris" album on September 16th, as well as a stand-alone vinyl release of the bonus disc.

The new double disc version will include the original album as the bonus disc, entitled "Errai", which will feature new versions of the "Polaris" tracks "Survival", "Cages", "Tourniquet" and "Seven Names."

Fans that already have the original album, but want to get their hands on "Errai" will have the opportunity to purchase it on 180g heavyweight clear vinyl which will also include a download code. Read more here.

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Temple Of The Dog Reissue May Include Unheard Material

(Classic Rock) The long-awaited Temple Of The Dog re-release may feature previously unheard material - even though drummer Matt Cameron isn't a fan of the idea.

The band, formed by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder, won control over their 1991 master tapes last year following a drawn-out legal battle.

The one-off album was designed as a tribute to their friend and collaborator, Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who'd died the previous year. Cameron tells Radio.com: "I think there's probably alternate takes, and Chris made demos. HIs demos are pretty freaking cool - some are amazing. But I guess it depends on the quality."

But he says additional material isn't a "deal-breaker" for him, adding: "As a musician I like people to hear the finished product. The process of creating music is fantastic as an artist, but there's got to be some privacy there." Read more here.

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Soilwork React To Dirk Verbeuren Joining Megadeth

Soilwork have reacted to the news that their now former member Dirk Verbeuren has been recruited to take over drumming duties in Megadeth on a full-time basis.

Frontman Bjorn Strid had the following to say about his former Soilwork bandmate joining Megadeth, "I just want to take the time to wish Dirk good luck on this new venture and thank him for 12 great years together. Together we have created a beast of a band and have pushed the limits musically further than we ever could have imagined."

Strid also addressed the future of his band: "In the recent years Soilwork have found new ways of expressing ourselves and as much as of a cliche it is, I strongly believe that this is very much of a new era for us and that we still have so much left to say, whether it being with or without Dirk.

"This band has grown to be quite a metal collective and an institution that paves the way creatively and we hope that you, the fans, can feel the presence and the heart in our music still to this day. Believe me, it's there. I can assure that you will forever get 100% Soilwork, as long as we release albums.

"We aim to surprise ourselves and the listeners by constantly developing our sound and songwriting, something I believe we have succeeded in doing and yet remained true to our roots. That is something to be proud of and we are. We appreciate all our loyal fans and are excited that so many of you share our musical vision." Read more here.

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Whitesnake's David Coverdale TV Special Preview Released

(hennemusic) Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale is featured in a video preview of the upcoming Vintage TV special "Here I Go Again: David Coverdale" which will air on Vintage TV on July 26 at 10:30 PM.

Coverdale invited famed rock journalist Nicky Horne to his home and studio in Reno, Nevada for an exclusive interview; the pair also made a road trip to Lake Tahoe while they discussed the rock legend's history and future plans.

"I've known David for many years now, and was delighted to go and visit him in his home over in the States," says Horne. "From the Purple years to why Whitesnake won't be retiring anytime soon, no subject was off limits."

Whitesnake are on the road in Europe playing dates on their 2016 Greatest Hits Tour. Watch the TV special preview here.

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Journey Expand 'Live In Manila' For Reissue

(hennemusic) Journey have announced that they will release an expanded version of their 2009 set, "Live In Manila", in North America on September 9 via Eagle Rock Entertainment.

The updated package will be released via DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2CD, and digital formats, and is the first time the audio has been available anywhere in the world.

The project presents Journey's concert at the SM Mall Of Asia in Manila, Philippines on March 14th, 2009. The event marked the homecoming of the band's then-newly arrived singer and frontman Arnel Pineda.

Pineda joined the San Francisco band in 2007 after being discovered by founder and guitarist Neal Schon singing Journey covers on YouTube with Filipino band The Zoo.

The Manila concert saw the group deliver a set of their greatest hits mixed with tracks from their 2008 album, "Revelation." Read more here.

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Elvis Costello & The Imposters Announces Fall Tour

(Radio.com) Elvis Costello & The Imposters have announced a run of fall tour dates. The shows will begin directly following Costello's previously announced solo Detour run.

"You must have known by now that we wouldn't play this kind of show by anyone else's rules," says Costello of the newly announced dates. "You'll hear all the songs that fit the bill; hits and headlines, waifs and strays. In the words of the great Eric Morecambe, 'I am playing all the right notes but not necessarily in the right order.'"

The trek kicks off at the Borgata Casino in Atlantic City, NJ on October 10th. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, July 22nd at Costello's official web site. See the dates here.

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Gene Simmons Falls On Stage During KISS Concert

(Classic Rock) KISS bassist and singer Gene Simmons took a tumble while performing with the band in Bozeman, Montana, this past weekend and the fall was captured by YouTube user Charlie Mulluk.

The online video footage shows Simmons, 66, stumbling and falling on to his backside as the band run through a performance of Rock And Roll All Nite.

A roadie rushes to his aid and helps him back to his feet. Simmons appeared to suffer no lasting injuries as he is seen immediately returning to his position at the microphone to address the crowd. Watch the video here.

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Motorhead Classic Fuels 'Ash Vs. Evil Dead' Trailer

(Radio.com) Motorhead's classic track "Ace of Spades" is the soundtrack to the season two trailer of Starz's zombie series Ash Vs. Evil Dead. The song compliments the bloody trailer, which features a lot of gun action, limbs flying and the living dead being fend off with a chainsaw.

The series stars Bruce Campbell, as "Ash," who fights zombies in the show. "We gave peace a chance, now it's time for war," he deadpans with guns a blazing ready for a fight.

Ash Vs. Evil Dead's second season will premiere on Starz in October, so fans will have a lot of time to dissect the violent, yet hilarious, trailer. Watch it here.

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Kier Kemp Explains Why He Quit Fearless Vampire Killers

(TeamRock Radio) Former Fearless Vampire Killers singer Kier Kemp says he had been unhappy for a year leading up to the band's split. FVK called it a day earlier this month when Kemp quit the band, saying they decided it "would be wrong" to continue without him.

Now Kemp has opened up on his reasons for leaving the band, telling Rocksound: "The only analogy I can make that fits how I felt is it was like a romantic relationship coming to an end. It was f***ing horrible.

"Quite often you'll be unhappy for a while but you don't really know why in the first stage, then you'll start to realize something is wrong. Next there will be this sort of denial when you think, 'No I can make this work' because you care.

"After that you move on to the point where you think, 'Actually, I don't think this is going to work' and the last stage is it ending. I'd say for the last year I've been unhappy, but I didn't come to a final conclusion until quite soon before I actually did it." Read more here.

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Jack Russell's Great White Ink Deal For New Album

Jack Russell's Great White have announced that they have inked a record deal with Frontiers Music Srl, which will be releasing the group's new studio album in early 2017.

Russell had the following to say about the new deal, "I want to say how happy and excited I am about my band. I have so much respect for Serafino, Mario, Derek and their team and am so thankful to be working with them. The band and I are off the hook about the new material. You are going to love it!"

Russell, who was the frontman of the original Great White, is joined in this incarnation by Tony Montana, Robby Lochner (Rob Halford ), Dicki Fliszar (Bruce Dickinson ) and Dan McNay (Montrose ).

Fans can catch the band on the road at a handful of live dates this summer including stops in Texas, Nevada, California, Florida and Illinois. See the date and town listings here.

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Feeder Announce New Album 'All Bright Electric'

Feeder have announced their new album will be entitled "All Bright Electric" and will be released September 30th. They are also giving fans an early taste of the effort with a stream of the song "Universe of Life".

Frontman Grant Nicholas had the following to say about the new effort, "I wanted the album to really capture Feeder's heart and soul. For us the journey the music takes the listener on is still so important, and that is what still drives me to make the best music we can.

"Recording All Bright Electric felt as exciting as making our first album Polythene. I hope people enjoy this record as I think it's our most complete to date."

Stream "Universe Of Life" here.

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Hammerfall Announce European Tour

(Metal Hammer) Hammerfall have announced a European tour kicking off in Germany on January 12, 2017. The band's as-yet-untitled 10th album is due for release on November 4 via Napalm Records.

Branded Built To Tour, the trek includes 21 dates. Guitarist Oscar Dronjak says: "It's been a hectic time juggling the remaining shows of the tour with songwriting and, ultimately, recording, so the name of this venture feels very fitting.

"The World Wide (r)Evolution was a resounding success on every level with half of the shows sold out, and we can't wait to get back on stage again to have a gigantic heavy metal party every night with all our Templar friends." See the dates here.

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Goatwhore Announce U.S. Fall Tour

Goatwhore have announced a U.S. tour this fall which will surround their upcoming appearance at the very first Ozzfest Meets Knotfest. They have tapped The Blood Royal to support them on a majority of the dates.

The new U.S. tour will be kicking off on September 16th Lafayette, LA at The District and will include stops in Texas, California, Arizona, Nevada, Colorado and New Mexico before wrapping up on October 1st in Lake Charles, LA at Luna Live.

Prior to the new American dates, the band will head over to Europe for a run across the continent beginning on August 6th in Saarbrucken, Germany and finishing up in Nolff, France on August 20th.

Frontman Ben Falgoust had the following to say about the upcoming appearance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, "We have been associated with Ozzfest in the past and are grateful to be playing it this year, but being part of Black Sabbath's final West Coast show is another legendary experience to be affiliated with and be able to witness first hand, taking in every element of a band that has been a great influence on all levels in the metal world.

"Also, Ozzfest has given opportunities to countless freshly-emerging metal acts to forge new paths and give people new levels of extreme music to connect with and hear... that doesn't exclude this year.

"Tons of acts that have been pretty damn strong in the underground metal community will be making their first appearances at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest, as well as repeat acts that have been a part of it in the past. So, when you come to see Black Sabbath out West for their last time, come early and be a part of the future of metal, as well as it's legendary past."

Drummer Zack Simmons adds, "We are very honored to be a part of Black Sabbath's last ever California performance and Ozzfest's 20th Anniversary. It'll be a ripping day of heavy metal and a bittersweet farewell to the godfathers of the genre."
See the tour dates here.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Reissuing First Three Albums Next Week

(Radio.com) Emerson, Lake & Palmer will release the reissues of their first three albums on July 29. The progressive rock titans have prepared remastered versions of their 1970 self-titled debut, as well as 1971's Tarkus and Pictures At An Exhibition.

ELP's self-titled debut, which spawned the group's hit 'Lucky Man," will be released as a two CD set. Disc one features the original remastered album, while disc two features a different stereo mix of the album and bonus tracks.

The two-disc set of their second album Tarkus features the 20 minute title track, as well as bonus cuts from the album's recording sessions including 'Unknown Ballad" and 'Oh My Father."

The band's third album, 1971's Pictures At An Exhibition was recorded on March 21, 1971 at Newcastle City Hall in England. The late Keith Emerson used the hall's grand pipe organ during the epic concert. The two-disc installment also contains live tracks recorded in Puerto Rico on December 4, 1972, complete with performances of 'The Barbarian," 'Knife Edge," 'Rondo" and 'Nut Rocker."

Accompanying the three reissued albums is a special three CD release titled Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Anthology. Read more here.

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Singled Out: A Darker Color Bright's Missing You

Mixed media star A Darker Color Bright from tells us the story behind the song "Missing You" from the recently released "ADCBEP1" EP. Here is the story:

So, I guess it all started when I was tossing around drum sounds in the studio. I came across a knocking type kick that I really wanted to use for something "synthy." After having no luck with what I was tone chasing, I decided to close the session, and focus on something else. I brought up a session from about a week prior. I did some recording for a friend doing some choir type stuff and I thought I would do some editing just for busy work. While rendering the audio from that, the computer glitched and created a digital feed back loop. This is the "ahhhhohhh" which became the foundation for Missing You. After that I added a way over gained saw synth for bass and poof! I had a platform for something I knew I would eventually use. However, that instrumental was not touched again for months.

Cut to a few months later, I was in a similar scenario as before and I closed out of something I was working on and reopened that instrumental. I started playing with the bell sound but could not find anything that I liked. I took a break, watched some NBA highlights and went back to the studio. When I returned, I started playing with the idea of making the bell cadence similar to a dribbling basket ball, and it just worked. This time I titled the track "Beef Stew" (that's what I ate during the break) and again put it aside.

I usually put all my instrumentals in my car. I like to critically listen, critique, and plot ideas while I'm driving. So one day I'm driving through the snow, on a sad gloomy, downer type of day. I just hung up the phone with someone that I missed very much. Very, very much, as in painful amount. Right after I hit end call on the phone, "Beef Stew" came on in the car and I just started singing. "Missing You just came out all at once, no going back and revise or edit the words, none of that. That one just poured right out. So I documented it. Drove straight to the studio and recorded the vocals that night.

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

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