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Day in Rock Report for 06/10/2016


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Black Sabbath Announce Final U.S. Farewell Tour Shows

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath have announced the final U.S. concerts of their farewell tour. The shows will cap the UK outfit's 2016 North American tour and final US dates after more than four decades.

The band have added three dates to the fall trek, including November 8 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK, November 10 at the Toyota Center in Houston, TX and November 12 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX.

Black Sabbath will headline the Download Festival at UK's Donington Park this Saturday, while fans have uncovered flyers detailing UK tour dates in the new year.

The unconfirmed 7-show run appears to start January 22 in Manchester and may see the band finish their farewell trek with two shows in their hometown of Birmingham in early February. See their updated tour dates here.

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The Red Hot Chili Peppers Stream New Song 'We Turn Red'

(Classic Rock) The Red Hot Chili Peppers have released a stream of their track We Turn Red from 11th album The Getaway. The follow-up to 2011's I'm With You is released on June 17, and comes after the band ditched all the songs they'd written for the project and started again.

They were last month forced to cancel two shows after frontman Anthony Kiedis suffered a health emergency. He was later diagnosed with intestinal flu, and said: "Maybe there was a reason for me to get sick - so I can get stronger than I was before."

The Red Hot Chili Peppers are currently touring Europe, culminating with appearances at this year's Reading and Leeds festivals in August. See the dates and stream the song here.

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Rolling Stones To Rock Las Vegas

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones have announced an October 19 date at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV and the band has released a video / trailer for the special one-off show.

The band's first show in the city in three years will come on the heels of their performances at the Desert Trip Festival in Indio, California on October 7 and 14.

The inaugural Desert Trip event is produced by organizers of the annual Coachella Festival on the same site. Running October 7-9 and 14-16 at the Empire Polo Club, the Stones and Bob Dylan will perform on Fridays, Paul McCartney and Neil Young on Saturdays and Roger Waters and The Who will close out Sunday evenings. Watch the trailer here.

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Lost George Harrison Tracks To Surface On Gary Wright Album

(Classic Rock) Lost guitar tracks recorded by late Beatle George Harrison in 1972 will be released next month. He contributed to Spooky Tooth frontman Gary Wright's Wonderwheel album Ring Of Changes - but the album was abandoned, with only the single I Know being heard.

Harrison is heard on Goodbye Sunday and several other tracks when Ring Of Changes is launched via Esoteric Recordings on July 29. The label say: "Following his departure from Spooky Tooth after the Ceremony album, Wright participated in sessions for Harrison's All Things Must Pass, and enjoyed a solo career that culminated in him forming the band Wonderwheel.

"Originally featuring Mick Jones, Bryson Graham and Archie Leggett, the group participated on his second solo album Footprint. In 1972 they recorded Ring Of Changes, with Tom Duffey replacing Leggett on bass." Read more here.

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Video AC/DC With Axl Rose Manchester Show Goes Online

(hennemusic) AC/DC featuring Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose continued the Rock Or Bust world tour at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, UK on June 9th and video form the show has been posted online.

It's the 11th of 13 stops on the spring European leg as the band settles in to a solid 23-song setlist that mixes material from both the Bon Scott and Brian Johnson eras.

Earlier this week, Rose hinted at the possibility of working on new music with Angus Young and the group while juggling his duties with Guns N' Roses.

"We [GNR] are working on new stuff," the singer told Sir David Tang during an hour-long public interview at The China Exchange on June 7. "I've got a lot of stuff together, and I played some stuff for Slash and Duff and they liked it. And Angus and I are talking about working together. So we'll see."

Rose also revealed that he brought in a vocal coach for the first time in decades to prepare him for a setlist that presents a challenge to any vocalist.

"I do a lot of vocal exercises," he reveals. "The Brian Johnson 'Back In Black' stuff is really demanding. Sing it wrong and you might not be signing again."

Rose and AC/DC will next perform at Ceres Park in Aarhus, Denmark on June 12. Check out the video footage from the Manchester show here.

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The Stone Roses Stream New Song 'Beautiful Thing'

(TeamRock Radio) The Stone Roses have released the second single of their comeback. Following on from May's unveiling of All For One - the band's first new music in 21 years - they've issued another track, called Beautiful Thing.

The track is available for digital download now via Virgin EMI, with a limited edition 12inch vinyl version also on offer. The vinyl version is limited to 5000 worldwide and will ship on July 22.

Frontman Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren and bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield announced the release of Beautiful Thing last night. Stream the song here.

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Primal Scream Frontman Injured In Fall From Stage

(Classic Rock) Primal Scream have cancelled nine European dates after frontman Bobby Gillespie injured his back in a fall from the stage. Gillespie fell from the stage during the band's performance at the Caribana festival in Switzerland last week.

Shows in Spain, France, Italy, Sweden, Ireland and the UK have been affected. The band released the following statement about the accident and the canceled shows:

"Primal Scream have been forced to cancel several European and UK shows this summer following Bobby Gillespie's accident last Thursday night at the Caribana festival, Switzerland.

"Bobby has been instructed to rest for a minimum of eight weeks." The full list of cancelled shows can be viewed here.

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Corrosion Of Conformity's Reed Mullin Returns Following Seizure

(TeamRock Radio) Reed Mullin rejoined Corrosion Of Conformity for their gig in Winnipeg - just days after suffering an alcohol-related seizure. The COC drummer left the tour after collapsing ahead of Sunday night's show in Edmonton, Canada. His role was filled by Jean Paul Gaster and Chris Adler of tourmates Clutch and Lamb Of God.

A statement issued by COC bassist Mike Dean seemed to suggest Mullin would be out of action for some time as he sought help for long-standing substance abuse issues.

But he turned up unannounced in Winnipeg, Canada, on Tuesday night and performed with the band. COC say: "Twist of plot - Reed showed up today in Winnipeg and played well, against advice. We're glad he's still with us. One day at a time and hopefully some big changes." Read more here.

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Queens Of The Stone Age Making New Album

(TeamRock Radio) Josh Homme says he's about to start work on the next Queens Of The Stone Age album. The QOTSA frontman has had his hands full with his work in the Eagles Of Death Metal and with Iggy Pop, but he plans on getting started on the follow-up to 2013's ...Like Clockwork this month.

Homme tells Let There Be Talk: "Same lineup, we're locked in. We're having a meeting tomorrow about what we're gonna do." Homme's suggestion that the next QOTSA album will feature the same lineup as ...Like Clockwork seems to rule out a return for former bassist and long-time friend Nick Oliveri.

But he still speaks fondly of Oliveri, even comparing his antics to that of the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy. Homme says: "Nick is like Lemmy's kid. I really miss Lemmy, because you always knew where you stood. Lemmy was, 'I'm like this, so if you wanna hang with me, you gotta accept that.' And Nick is the very same way. You always know where you stand with Nick.

"I love Nick. He has troubles like anyone else. But he's a wild man and it would be a shame to change that." Listen to the full interview here.

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Bring Me The Horizon Insist Sound Change Not A Sell Out

(TeamRock Radio) Oli Sykes insists that Bring Me The Horizon's recent move towards a radio-friendly sound isn't a case of the band selling out. That's because they're making the kind of music they always wanted to make.

BMTH released fifth album That's The Spirit in September. It hit number one on rock charts across the world, and narrowly missed out on topping the UK's mainstream chart.

Sykes tells BBC Radio 1: "We always wanted to be the catchiest, heaviest band. It wasn't intentional to become an A-list radio band. It was just the music we like.

"We like pop music. We like catchy songs. But we also like heavy songs. None of it feels forced - none of it feels like we're selling out. It's real, and it's good." Read more here.

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Drowning Pool Excited By 82-Year-Old's Cover Of 'Bodies'

(Classic Rock) Drowning Pool hope 82-year-old America's Got Talent star John Hetlinger will join them on stage. Hetlinger, from Colorado, made headlines when he got through to the second round of the US TV talent show by performing Drowning Pool's hit Bodies - leading three of the four judges to vote yes.

His performance went viral and was noticed by the band who received a barrage of texts from friends about Hetlinger's success. And guitarist CJ Pierce says he'd love to share the stage with the pensioner.

Pierce tells Loudwire: "It's awesome to just see an 82-year-old man get out there and just belt out some metal - whether it was our song or any song, it was just killer to see him do that."

The band also tweeted "Shout out to the 82 year old dude that sang 'Bodies' on America's Got Talent. You are welcome to join us on stage anytime !!!" Read more and watch the performance here.

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Soilwork Announce 'Death Resonance' Rarities Albums

(TeamRock Radio) Soilwork will release their Death Resonance collection on August 19. The special release contains 15 rare and previously unreleased tracks - some of which were previously only available in Asia.

Soilwork say: "Although The Tour Majestic is far from over, we've put together a very special release for you all. Death Resonance compiles 15 rare and unreleased tracks ranging all the way back to Stabbing The Drama.

Many of these tracks were previously only available in Asia. Two songs are brand new and five others have been remixed for your listening pleasure. More details to follow soon. Stay tuned." Read more and see the artwork here.

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Anderson Rabin Wakeman 'Going To Be Quite A Trip' For Yes Fans

(Prog) Jon Anderson has described his upcoming reunion with Rick Wakeman and Trevor Rabin as "the next understanding of Yes that I hear." And despite keyboardist Wakeman's caution over recording an album in tandem with their US tour in October, the vocalist says he's feeling positive about their progress.

ARW last month confirmed they'd begun a collaboration for the first time since the Yes Union tour of 1991, after Chris Squire's death inspired them to turn conversation into action.

Anderson tells The Prog Report:"We've been recording some ideas over the past couple of months. We're going to get into it next week. Trevor's starting this week. Rick's going to be involved through the internet.

"We've got a musical design to aim for. I think we might have it all tied up by August then we'll start rehearsing for the tour. We really feel quite comfortable about where we're heading - it's going to be quite a trip." Read more here.

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Good Charlotte Release '40 oz. Dream' Video

(Radio.com) Bands find their inspiration for music videos from all over, and sometimes that includes a favorite TV show or movie. For Good Charlotte's new video "40 oz. Dream," the band made an ode to the comedy TV series The Last Man on Earth.

Benji Madden described the video as "A little tribute to our favorite show and the God, Will Forte." The Last Man on Earth focuses on a group of people who find one another after a mysterious virus wipes out most of the human race.

A title card in the video's opening seconds sets the stage for how Good Charlotte will interpret that premise. "In 2011, without warning, Good Charlotte retreated from the music scene and ventured into the desert to find themselves," it reads. "While on their spirit walk an unforeseen catastrophe wiped the human race off the earth, leaving them alone to contemplate the state of the planet and the future of mankind, but also leaving them…The Last Band on Earth."

The band hits the dusty trail and sets off for Los Angeles, where they plan on playing the last show on earth. Fans of the show will find all sorts of references peppered throughout the video, from main character Tandy's (literal) ball friends to the house he eventually takes over and stocks with cultural and historical artifacts. Read more here.

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Nonpoint Streaming New Song 'El Diablo'

(TeamRock Radio) Nonpoint have made their track El Diablo available to stream. It's taken from the band's upcoming album The Poison Red, due for release on July 8 via Spinefarm Records. Nonpoint previously issued a lyric video for the song Generation Idiot.

Frontman Elias Soriano says: "This record tells a lot of stories. Going from guts to glory, chasing impossible dreams down the rabbit hole, harsh and honest words with consequences attached, uncovered rules for the weak made by the wicked and heartless, recalling fight or flight moments with a deep breath.

"And it all starts with a warning to all the world's generations past, present and future to look up, look forward and live their lives loose from social media shackles, online bullying, the devaluation of art and music, and to not be absorbed by the dramatic, megalomaniacal side of politics.

"Life is right outside of your phone and newsfeed. Go live it and play this record while you do. It'll all start to make sense." Check out the song here.

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Ian Astbury Explains The Cult's Longevity

(Classic Rock) The Cult's Ian Astbury says the band have stayed relevant over the years because they "have a lot left to say." The UK outfit once again teamed up with longtime producer Bob Rock for their latest record Hidden City, and guitarist Billy Duffy announced they'd be supporting Guns N' Roses on upcoming tour dates.

But the vocalist says the group, formed in 1983, keep their finger on the pulse of the modern world - which is key to their ongoing success. When asked whether the band had come "full circle," Astbury tells Canoe: "Not so much, because we're not really taking stock - we're just getting on with it.

"We're trying to make choices based upon instincts. We've been offered a lot of opportunities to make money touring with artists who maybe had commercial and artistic successes several decades ago. But we choose not to do that.

"We still believe that we have a lot left to say. We're driven and responding to the world we live in today. We don't want to be a pastiche of what we did 20 years ago." Check out their current tour dates here.

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Shearwater Get Animated For 'Pale Kings' Lyric Video

(Prog) Shearwater have released an animated lyric video for their track Pale Kings. The song is taken from latest album Jet Plane And Oxbow, released earlier this year via Sub Pop. The video was created by Matthew Watkins.

Jet Plane And Oxbow is their first release since 2014's Missing Islands: Demos And Outtakes 2007-2012 and is described as their "loudest record" to date and a "leap forward that fans always believed they would make."

The Texas-based band have a number of European tour dates lined up for this summer. Check out the tour dates and watch the new animated music video here.

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Gojira Will Go Faster With Next Album

(TeamRock Radio) Mario DuPlantier says fans won't have to wait as long for the next Gojira album. Their forthcoming record Magma will be launched on June 17 - four years after their last studio release, L'Enfant Sauvage.

But the drummer says they already have a lot of ideas for future material. He tells Metal Vani: "I think we will go faster this time because we have tons to release.

So there is good potential for a new album - not in four years, but before. We are talking about it and we don't want to wait too long for another album." Read more here.

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Vanna Streaming New Song 'Mutter'

(TeamRock Radio) Boston post-hardcore band Vanna are streaming their new song Mutter exclusively with Metal Hammer; taken from the band's upcoming album All Hell, which will be released on July 8th.

"Growing up there were always songs that became anthems to my friends and I. Songs that had a message and gave me meaning as soon as I taped them off the radio, songs that still make me wanna get up and break something," vocalist Davey Muise tells Metal Hammer. "When writing this record, that was our goal, to write anthems. Mutter is that angry 'shut up and smash' track.

"All day long whether it's in our heads or people in our face, we are torn down, judged and sometimes we defeat ourselves before anyone can do it for us. This song is that middle finger to all those voices, that freedom we need. It's our declaration, it's our voice louder then any other. Hit play, turn it too high and destroy every problem in your path." Stream the song here.

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The Vintage Caravan Announce UK Tour

(Classic Rock) The Vintage Caravan will return to the UK for a seven-date tour in November, they've confirmed. It includes the psychedelic Icelandic outfit's first-ever headline show in London - and they've promised to "expand the minds of fans."

Frontman Oskar Logi had the following to say about the trek: "Ah, the United Kingdom. We love you. We have a good thing going on and we hope you feel the same way.

"You are the Barry to our White, the Pink to our Floyd and the Bootsy to our Collins. We hope you remember the good times we had - let's make some more sweet memories." See the dates here.

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Motorhead's Record Label Announces First Batch Of Releases

(Classic Rock) Budderside, Others and Barb Wire Dolls will be the first acts to release music on Motorhead's record label. Motorhead Music will issue Greek punk band Barb Wire Dolls' second album Desperate and LA rock outfit Budderside's self-titled album on July 29, while a record by Transatlantic rockers Others will follow later in the year.

Motorhead Music was founded by the band to help upcoming acts find their way in the music industry. In a statement, the label says: "They wanted bands to have access to everything they enjoyed, from production to studios to marketing to distribution - the full monty.

"Motorhead Music will continue to follow the mission statement as laid down by Lemmy and the boys. So if you want to support raw, exciting rock'n'roll, punk and whatever music is on the label, come one, come all. If not, don't let the door hit yer arse on the way out." Read more and check out a song from Barb Wire Dolls here.

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Scorpion Child Changed Things Up For New Album 'Acid Roulette'

(Classic Rock) Scorpion Child say that while their music encapsulates the sound of the 70s, their latest offering is something of a departure. They released Acid Roulette today, June 10 - and while it still features a 70s vibe, frontman Aryn Jonathan Black says it's a natural progression from 2013's self-titled debut.

He tells New Noise Magazine: "We love 70s music certainly, but we have less of a sacredness with it than we did eight years ago. We have found a way out of 70s purism.

"I like maintaining pieces of that decade throughout the music, as it was a great time for heavy riff creativity, but it fails to say everything we would like to say.

"It's very important to us to keep the roots and seeds from certain trees we've planted in order to raise up an eclectic forest of majestic beauty elsewhere."

He adds that while they didn't set out for a change to their sound, having a band full of musicians with different musical influences was always going to have an impact of the outcome of the album. Read more here.

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