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Day in Rock Report for 07/21/2016


Today's Day in Rock Stories


AC/DC Looks Forward To Mixing Things Up With Axl Rose On Tour

(hennemusic) AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says the band are looking forward to their upcoming fall US tour with Axl Rose. Originally set for spring, the ten show run was postponed in March when singer Brian Johnson was advised by doctors to stop touring immediately or risk total hearing loss.

Rose stepped in to assist the band and the pairing launched AC/DC's European tour in Lisbon on May 7 to rave reviews worldwide. While the singer is currently playing dates with Guns N' Roses on a summer stadium tour of North America, Young is preparing for AC/DC's fall shows that begin August 27 in Greensboro, NC.

"The dates coming up in America," says Angus during a new video highlights package of the European shows, "We're all looking forward to getting out there and playing. We're going to have a real blast.

"With Axl, we've been able to mix up quite a few songs with the older ones, and the fun part is when we get there on the stage, seeing it come to life in front of the audience."

"Really looking forward to doing the American shows with Axl," adds bassist Cliff Williams. "It's going to be a really good time. It's going to be great." Watch the video here.

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Temple Of The Dog Reuniting For Their Very First Tour

(hennemusic) Seattle supergroup Temple Of The Dog, featuring members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, will reunite this fall to tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990.

Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both bands) will play five cities in November in support of the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple Of The Dog's first and only album.

"We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do … play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago," Cornell says of the 2016 tour.

On September 30, the group will release a special "Temple Of The Dog" 25th anniversary reissue collection of the project, newly mixed by Brendan O'Brien.

The collection will be available in several packages, including a 4-disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe, and a single CD set. Read more and see the tour dates here.

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Megadeth, Halestorm, Shinedown Stars Lead Lemmy Tribute

(Classic Rock) Members of Megadeth, Halestorm, Shinedown, Amon Amarth, Atreyu and others are featured in a cover of Motorhead's Ace Of Spades as a tribute to Lemmy.

The iconic frontman died in December, aged 70, soon after being diagnosed with untreatable cancer. The video was made backstage at this year's Hellfest in France, with Megadeth's Kiko Loureiro, Halestorm's Lzzy Hale and Metal Blade Records boss Brian Slagel among those taking part.

A life-size statue of Lemmy will be unveiled in Los Angeles next month. His life and career is celebrated in a 148-page special-edition magazine entitled TeamRock Presents Motorhead - The Ultimate Tribute, on sale now. Check out the tribute here.

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The Ghost Inside's 1st Performance Since Fatal Bus Crash

(Metal Hammer) The Ghost Inside have reunited on stage for the first time since last year's fatal bus crash that claimed two lives. The band were honored with the award for Most Dedicated Fans at 2016 Alternative Press Music Awards, and they've released a video showing them at the ceremony in Ohio.

Accepting the award, frontman Jonathan Vigil says: "I know it's a really sh*tty thing to say but it's the honest to God truth - I was done, and the fans brought me back to life and made me want to get back on stage again. I want to send this award out not just to the fans but to the two drivers who passed away in the accident. This one's for them."

The band's tour bus was involved in a crash with another vehicle in El Paso, Texas, in November. Both drivers were killed and the band members suffered varying degrees of injuries.

Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk lost his leg and has since returned to playing the drums, having had a prosthetic leg fitted. Read more and watch the reunion performance video here.

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Slipknot's 'Iowa' Voted Greatest Album Of 21st Century

(Metal Hammer) A Metal Hammer panel of critics, bands and readers have voted Slipknot's Iowa as the greatest album of the 21st century. The band's second album was released in 2001 and went on to become a huge international success, spawning hits including Disasterpiece, The Heretic Anthem, People = Sh*t and Left Behind.

A special feature called the 100 Greatest Albums Of The 21st Century is the cover story in issue number 286 of Metal Hammer magazine, which is out now in print and via TeamRock+.

Readers and bands cast their vote in the huge poll, with the results laid out in full in the magazine alongside analysis from the artists themselves. On what Slipknot were trying to achieve with Iowa, frontman Corey Taylor tells Metal Hammer that they did not want to put out a re-hash of their 1999 self-titled debut and its hit single Wait And Bleed. Read more here.

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The Beatles Expand 'Live At The Hollywood Bowl' For Reissue

(hennemusic) The Beatles will release an expanded version of 1977's "Live At The Hollywood Bowl" package this fall. Due September 9, the set mixes the band's performances from 1964 and 1965 at the famed venue, alongside four previously unreleased tunes.

"The chaos, I might almost say panic, that reigned at these concerts was unbelievable unless you were there," wrote producer Sir George Martin in his album notes for the original 1977 package. "Only three track recording was possible; The Beatles had no 'fold back' speakers, so they could not hear what they were singing, and the eternal shriek from 17,000 healthy, young lungs made even a jet plane inaudible."

The revamped reissue was newly-remastered by the late Beatles producer's son, Giles Martin, and engineer Sam Okell at Abbey Road Studios. "A few years ago Capitol Studios called saying they'd discovered some Hollywood Bowl three track tapes in their archive," explains Giles. "Technology has moved on since my father worked on the material all those years ago. Now there's improved clarity, and so the immediacy and visceral excitement can be heard like never before.

"My father's words still ring true, but what we hear now is the raw energy of four lads playing together to a crowd that loved them. This is the closest you can get to being at the Hollywood Bowl at the height of Beatlemania. We hope you enjoy the show…"

"The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl" is being issued as a companion to director Ron Howard's upcoming feature film documentary, "The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years." Read more including the tracklisting here.

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Tom Petty's New Mudcrutch Video Stars Anthony Hopkins

(Radio.com) Tom Petty's other band Mudcrutch released a video for "I Forgive It All," and recruited two Oscar-winners to shoot it. Sir Anthony Hopkins plays the video's central character, an older gentleman driving through upscale and downscale neighborhoods of Los Angeles, full of thought and reminiscence. Sean Penn directed the clip, following successful feature-film efforts like Into the Wild.

This isn't the first time Petty and Hopkins have creatively intersected. The Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers classic "American Girl" appears in a key scene of The Silence of the Lambs, for which Hopkins won an Academy Award.

Mudcrutch recently came together 41 years after they disbanded. New music and a new video are clear signs that the reunion could go the long haul. Watch the video here.

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Marilyn Manson Announces New Album 'Say10'

(Metal Hammer) Marilyn Manson has announced that his upcoming 10th album will be named Say10. The follow-up to last year's title The Pale Emperor will be released on February 14 next year.

Manson recently detailed his role in forthcoming movie Let Me Make You A Martyr - in which he plays a Native American hitman. He said: "I am part Indian. I just had to observe the level of poverty and, I guess, white trash element to the story.

"The house where my character lives, sort of on a swamp on a reservation, looked like a combination between Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Apocalypse Now. It was pretty epic. Just seeing that, I knew where to go." Watch the interview clip here.

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Taking Back Sunday Announce U.S. Club Tour

Taking Back Sunday have announced that they will be returning to their roots by launching a tour that will visit intimate music clubs across the U.S. this fall.

The tour is scheduled to begin on September 17th in Omaha, NE at Waiting Room and will be concluding Los Angeles, CA at The Fonda Theater on October 20th.

The band has tapped You Blew It! as the direct support for the bulk of the tour. Anberlin offshoot Loose Talk will be filling in for them at the Orlando and Fort Lauderdale stops of the tour. Mammoth Indigo will be joining the trek as an opening act from October 5th through 11th.

Taking Back Sunday are hitting the road in support of their forthcoming album "Tidal Wave," which is set for release on September 16th. The band say in the announcement, "We'd like to debut this record as honestly as we can and what better way to do that in a small club? Outside of a week there in the middle, it's a two band bill, so we're going to have to play for a long time." See the tour dates here.

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Giraffe Tongue Orchestra Supergroup Stream New Song 'Blood Moon'

(TeamRock Radio) Giraffe Tongue Orchestra are streaming their new track "Blood Moon" online. The song is taken from their upcoming album Broken Lines, which will be released on September 22.

The supergroup features The Dillinger Escape Plan's Ben Weinman and Mastodon's Brent Hinds, Alice In Chains frontman William DuVall on vocal duties, former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen and Dethklok bassist Pete Griffin.

DuVall previously said of the album: "Writing lyrics for these songs was somewhat like writing for film - the mood shifts rapidly and drastically within a song.

"Sometimes the whole scene changes. There were a lot of times where, if you were trying to impose conventional rock songwriting standards on this, you'd be in a whole world of trouble." Check out the new song here.

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Video From Guns N' Roses Boston Area Concert Goes Online

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses performed the first of two shows on their Not In This Lifetime tour at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on July 19th and video from the show has been posted online.

After Lenny Kravitz opened the evening, the reunited trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan played their standard 26-song set for the fans outside of Boston at the home of the NFL's New England Patriots.

The concert marked the eleventh date on the band's summer run across North America that launched in Detroit, MI on June 23. The trek will wrap up at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, CA on August 22, following which Rose will regroup with AC/DC for ten US dates starting August 27 in Greensboro, NC. Check out the video here.

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Jon Anderson and Roine Stolt Release 'Knowing' Video

(Prog) Former Yes vocalist Jon Anderson and Flower Kings frontman Roine Stolt have released a video for their track Knowing. It's lifted from the Anderson/Stolt duo's collaborative debut album, Invention Of Knowledge, which was launched last month.

Anderson previously told TeamRock: "In this album I sing about - we are truth, we are heaven, we are. And about the destruction that is religious confusion.

"We are all one on the planet, of one being. You can compare that to Close To The Edge or Awaken. Every big project I've done has had similar themes.

"Know that you will be understood, you will be loved. It's a natural thing. To put this into lyrics without being preachy is a delicate thing. You have to be warm and open. The positive side of life is always growing." Watch the video here.

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Radiohead Open Call To Fans To Direct New Music Video

(Gibson) Radiohead are calling on fans to create their next music video. Gibson reports: Since the release of their ninth studio album A Moon Shaped Pool this May, the British quintet have been releasing a weekly series of video vignettes for each song from the album.

So far, the clips have been created by visual artists and directors like Richard Ayoade, Ben Wheatley and Adam Buxton. Now, to cap off the series with a final vignette for the song 'Daydreaming', Radiohead have asked fans to send in their own videos.

They've offered fans the chance to download a minute-long audio clip of the song to use in their video. To enter, fans need to upload their videos to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with the hashtag #RHVIGNETTE. The deadline for submissions is 30th July, after which Radiohead will choose a winner and feature the clip on their website. Find more details here.

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The Agonist Stream New Song 'The Chain', Reveal Album Details

The Agonist have released a lyric video for their new song "The Chain". The track is the first single from the group's forthcoming album, "Five," which is set to be released on September 30th.

Check out the new song here. Guitarist Danny Marino had the following to say, "We are so anxious to release this record to our fans and the rest of the world! This album represents another shift in the evolution of The Agonist!

"Vicky [Psarkis, vocalist] and I went even deeper into what makes a song really connect. I'm very proud of everyone's hard work making this the most diverse and interesting record for us to date! It was a great learning experience working with Mike Plotnikoff and fully immersing ourselves in the recording process 24/7.

"Just as much as we are excited to release this album we are psyched to get back out on the road and connect directly with our fans! Europe gets the first taste before we unleash on North America this November with Epica." Read more and check out the tracklisting here.

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Catfish and the Bottlemen Release 'Twice' Video, Add U.S. Tour Dates

Catfish and the Bottlemen have released a new music video for their single "Twice" and also announced additional dates for their forthcoming North American headline tour.

The track "Twice" comes from the group's latest album "The Ride". The new video features black and white footage of the UK alt-rockers playing live. Check it out here.

The band has added four additional stops to their previously announced North American fall tour. The trek will include new shows in Los Angeles, Dallas, Tulsa, and Norfolk, Va.

The tour will be kicking off on September 18th in San Francisco, CA at The Fillmore and will come to a conclusion on October 27th in Nashville, TN at the Marathon Music Works. See the tour dates here.

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King Crimson Release Live 'Easy Money' Video

(Prog) King Crimson have released a video of their performance of the track "Easy Money" from upcoming live package Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind.

The multi-disc box set is released on September 2 via DGM and can be pre-ordered now. It includes performances from their UK, Canada and Japan tours last year - featuring every song and piece performed by Pat Mastelotto, Bill Rieflin, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp.

King Crimson say: "Something to whet the appetite - an except from King Crimson's forthcoming album Radical Action To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind. This is Easy Money, filmed in Takamatsu in Japan." Read more and watch the video here.

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Malevolent Creation, Incantation and Seeker Announce U.S. Tour

Malevolent Creation, Incantation and Seeker have announced that they will be teaming up this fall to hit the road for a tour of various markets across the United States.

The 18-date tour is scheduled to kick off on October 6th in Atlanta, GA at The Masquerade and will finish up in New Orleans, LA on October 26th at Siberia.

Seeker frontman Bryce Lucien had the following to say about the outing, "We're unbelievably excited to head out with these two legendary bands. We're hitting a lot of our favorite cities and can't wait to play music from our new album on this tour." See the tour dates here.

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Gemini Syndrome Release 'Remember We Die' Video

Gemini Syndrome are giving fans a taste of their upcoming album with the released of the "Remember We Die" video. The track comes from the album, "Memento Mori," which will hit stores on August 19th.

The band recruited Bryan Cox to direct the clip. He had the following to say, "Working with Gemini Syndrome has been something I've wanted to do since the band debuted in 2010.

"The second I heard 'Remember We Die' I knew I had to make a video for this song. All of the pieces fell into place and it was incredibly gratifying to see everyone so blown away when previewing the video. I hope all the fans enjoy watching this video as much as we enjoyed producing it."

Gemini Syndrome drummer Brian Medina adds, "'Remember We Die' revisits the theme of duality. The main character is dying in a hospital bed. As the doctors struggle to save her, she crosses the veil to save each of their lives from their own destructive pasts.

"'Remember We Die' reminds us that our existence is precious. Every moment we are alive is a gift and an opportunity to contribute to the stream of life." Check out the video
here.

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Periphery Streaming New Song 'Remain Indoors'

(Prog) Periphery have released an online stream of their new track "Remain Indoors." The song comes from the group's new album Periphery III: Select Difficulty, which will be released tomorrow (July 22nd).

It's the sixth track to appear from the follow-up to twin titles Juggernaut: Alpha and Juggernaut: Omega, after Prayer Position, The Way The News Goes, Marigold, Flatline and The Price Is Wong were previously released. All six can be heard below.

Frontman Spencer Sotelo said this month that the band hadn't arrived at writing sessions with any preconceived ideas, adding: "It was just kind of, 'Let's sit down and write whatever feels like it should come out.'

"With Juggernaut, we were going for a very specific thing - trying to write a story and then match the vibe with the music and lyrics. With the new record, we went back to whatever we were feeling. I prefer writing that way." Stream the new song here.

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