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Day in Rock Report for 06/27/2016


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Deep Purple's Ian Paice Recovering From Stroke

(hennemusic) Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice has updated fans about his recovery following the news that he had experienced a stroke while the group was on tour in Europe.

Paice had originally revealed the news with the following: "On the morning of the 14th of June," explained Paice, "I woke up to find that the right side of my body was feeling numb and I could not control my right hand and fingers. So I had myself admitted to hospital where I was diagnosed with having suffered a 'mini stroke', or TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack)."

"The hospital staff in Stockholm were amazing and started my treatment straight away," he continued. "After both CT and MIR scans there was found to be no serious or permanent damage. As of this moment all I am suffering is a slightly numb right side of the face a tingling sensation in my right hand. My dexterity in the hand is coming back quickly and I fully expect to re commence touring next month. So now I have a set of tablets which have to be taken every day to ensure it doesnąt happen again!."

Paice has now shared an update on his progress with a message to fans. "A big thank you to all the people who have been in touch with me expressing their concern about my health," wrote the drummer. "I think you will appreciate that there have been too many to answer every one personally. So if I don't reply to you please accept my apologies, but there are only so many hours in a day! Also my one typing finger is having its own 'event' and is starting to get very sore.

"I knew I had a lot of friends around the world but never realized quite how many. Again thanks to you all and I will endeavor to keep you up to date with my progress which so far is great." Find out the details about their rescheduled dates here.

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Blink-182 Documentary Goes Online

(TeamRock Radio) The first part of Blink-182's documentary in conjunction with Spotify has been released. In the first part of The Drop, singer/bass player Mark Hoppus talks about the band's decision to bring in Matt Skiba to replace Tom Delonge when he walked away.

And Hoppus also examines Blink-182's legacy. He says: "Legacy is a subject that's come up a lot in the past few years. It was crazy important to us that we keep creating new music. We didn't ever, and don't ever, want to become a greatest hits band."

Delonge said in May that he believed he still had a future with Blink-182 after discussions with Hoppus and drummer Travis Barker. But Hoppus later denied he had been in contact with Delonge.

The new-look Blink-182 will release their first album with Skiba, called California, on July 1. Watch the documentary clip here.

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Steven Tyler Reveals 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere'

(Radio.com) If Steven Tyler's foray into country music confuses you, you should know that it's not something that sprang up out of the blue. It's been a long time a-comin' apparently, as he explained Friday morning (June 23) on TODAY.

Sitting down with co-host Matt Lauer, Tyler said, "When I was a kid, I had a tiny radio and I ran the wire up to the top of the apple tree because I had no reception." He rigged his device that way allowed him to pick up a radio station in Fort Wayne, IN, even though he was living in New England at the time.

As a result, Tyler heard all sorts of country songs, including one particularly memorable Johnny Horton record. "The B-side was 'All For The Love Of A Girl' and it was the first time I got those feelings inside for music and just in touch with myself with it, in a sexual way, in a life-giving way."

Tyler explained how his solo debut album is an outgrowth of what Aerosmith had been experimenting with for some time. "We would do all kinds of stuff, like 'Cryin.' That's country. Wrote it with Taylor Rhodes down in Nashville."He added, "It was already there. What was a stretch was going there and seeing what I could get."

Shortly after his appearance on the program, Tyler dropped his new single, the self-titled track off his album We're All Somebody From Somewhere. Tyler's solo debut album We're All Somebody From Somewhere will be released July 15. Check out the new song here.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Shares His Radio Dreams

(Classic Rock) Lars Ulrich says he is trying to help rock movie Radio Dreams reach a wider audience. The Metallica drummer has backed the independent film financially and even makes an appearance in the movie. After a successful tour of the film festival circuit, Ulrich wants to get the film a wider release.

Directed by Babak Jalali, Radio Dreams tells the story of Afghanistan-based metal band Kabul Dreams, who want nothing more than to meet their heroes in Metallica.

They recruit the help of an Iranian radio station based in Metallica's home city of San Francisco, and one of the radio station's employees is determined to bring the two bands together.

Film fanatic Ulrich was approached by the filmmakers and he says he was instantly drawn to the storyline. He tells the So What podcast: "It sounded really cool and really unique. This was a passion project and this particular group of people and the story was worthy of supporting.

"They shot here in San Francisco about a year-and-a-half ago. They're great people, it's a great story. I love the idea of supporting film and culture from parts of the world that don't get a equal footing on the world stage." Read more here.

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P-Funk's Bernie Worrell Dead At 72

(TeamRock Radio) Keyboard icon Bernie Worrell has died at the age of 72. The Parliament-Funkadelic star - who also worked with Talking Heads - passed away on Friday after a battle with cancer.

In a Facebook post, Worrell's wife Judie confirmed the death. She says: "Bernie transitioned Home to The Great Spirit. Rest in peace, my love - you definitely made the world a better place."

P-Funk pioneer Worrell revealed earlier this year that he was fighting lung cancer and his wife set up a fundraising page to help pay for his medical bills.

Parliament-Funkadelic leader George Clinton says: "This is a huge loss. The world of music will never be the same. Bernie's influence and contribution - not just to funk but also rock and hip hop - will forever be felt." Read more here.

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Slipknot and Limp Bizkit Star Form Lethal Wilson

(TeamRock Radio) Slipknot DJ Sid Wilson and former Limp Bizkit man DJ Lethal are working together on a new project called Lethal Wilson. The duo are not giving much away about what the partnership will entail, but their Facebook page is teasing that work is "coming soon."

DJ Lethal, aka Leors Dimant, made his name with Boston hip hop outfit House Of Pain and still works with the group's frontman Everlast. He joined Limp Bizkit after the then fledgling band toured with House Of Pain and offered him the job. DJ Lethal, 43, left Limp Bizkit in 2013.

Wilson, 38, who also works on his side project DJ Starscream, is preparing to hit the road with Slipknot on their tour with Marilyn Manson. Slipknot are touring in support of their latest album .5: The Gray Chapter. See the dates here.

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Motorhead Day Coming To London

(hennemusic) London will host a special Motorhead Day next month to mark the 41st anniversary of the band's very first live show. "Raise A Glass For Lemmy" will celebrate the group's July 20, 1975 debut gig at the Roundhouse Camden with an event at the nearby Black Heart Inn on July 20, 2016.

Two DJs will recreate the magic of Neil Kay's Soundhouse with the sounds of Motorhead and all things New Wave Of British Heavy Metal by spinning tunes from the era - including including a full play through of the classic 1981 live album "No Sleep 'til Hammersmith."

The event has been organized with the support and blessing of Motorhead and the Motorhead Bangers Fan Club. Tickets are strictly limited to 250 and are completely free. Read more here.

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Soilwork Streaming New Song 'Helsinki'

(TeamRock Radio) Soilwork have released a lyric video for their track "Helsinki". The song features on the Swedish outfit's upcoming album "Death Resonance," which is out on August 19 via Nuclear Blast.

The video was created by Tommy Antonini - and guitarist David Andersson says the track was inspired by death. He says: "Death. It's a word that might be used too often, but it can still be interpreted in myriad different ways. It's not just the soma being deprived of its life force - it's also the end of infinity, the birth of new possibilities and the acceptance of inevitable change.

"This song was written soon after the recording of our live album in Finland, making new friends and making sure that the old ones stay with us forever, despite the fact that everything is finite." Check out the song here.

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Lynyrd Skynyrd Movie Being Developed By Artimus Pyle

(Classic Rock) Former Lynyrd Skynyrd drummer Artimus Pyle is working on an "incredibly personal and passionate" film about the band. Pyle is working on a script with director Jared Cohn, with Cleopatra Films onboard to produce the as-yet-untitled movie.

Pyle says the film will feature his recollections of the 1977 plane crash that killed frontman Ronnie Van Zant, guitarist Steve Gaines, vocalist Cassie Gaines, assistant road manager Dean Kilpatrick, pilot Walter McCreary and co-pilot William Gray.

He tells Deadline: "When that plane crashed, we were at the top of the world, man. I mean, we could play with any band - any band, whether it was the Rolling Stones, anyone, and we would hold our own or better. I think of that accident every day and what we might have accomplished if we'd have 10 more years.

"I want the movie to portray my band members the way they were. Real, funny people who loved the music, loved the success that allowed us to be able to travel the world and play for kings and queens all over this planet." Read more here.

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Crobot Stream New Single 'Not For Sale'

(Classic Rock) Crobot have released a lyric video for their single "Not For Sale". It's taken from the group's upcoming second album "Welcome To Fat City," due for release on September 23 via Wind-Up Records. It's the follow-up to 2014's "Something Supernatural."

Frontman Brandon Yaegley tells Noisey: "Not For Sale takes you into orbit around the sonic spectrum of our latest album and is an anthem for all of us who work hard enough to make our own luck.

"It's a cry to hold on to our own humanity, never letting anyone else manipulate our destiny. Who paid your debt to be here? No one...and my soul is not for sale." Check out the new song here.

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Tim 'Ripper' Owens Denied Entry Into The U.K.

(Classic Rock) Former Judas Priest and Iced Earth singer Tim 'Ripper' Owens has been denied entry to the UK for a scheduled appearance at Wildfire Festival. Owens was due to perform at Wildfire in Biggar, Scotland, this past Friday.

Wildfire organizers had the following to say: "We arrived at Glasgow Airport this morning as Tim took time out from his tour of the Ukraine to play for us at Wildfire.

"Unfortunately, UK border patrol will not let him into the UK at this point in time and although we are trying everything we are able, we have little say in changing the minds of such a powerful UK agency.

"Both Tim and Wildfire would like to offer our sincere apologies at this time." Read more here.

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ZZ Top Pay Tribute To Bill Ham

(Classic Rock) ZZ Top have paid an emotional tribute to their former manager Bill Ham, who died last week at the age of 79. In an interview for Classic Rock, Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard recall Ham's hard work and dedication from the early days of their career through to their international breakthrough and all three say they wouldn't be where they are today without his input.

Ham worked with the band for 37 years and also produced many of their hit records. His death was confirmed by The Travis County Medical Examiner Office on June 21.

Guitarist Gibbons describes Ham as the "fourth member" of ZZ Top. He tells Classic Rock: "A thing to have really been overlooked about Bill was that he was a great and gifted songwriter in his own right. You know, he had a bunch of hits as both writer and performer from way back in the 50s.

"And he generously and willingly shared those techniques with us from the very beginning of his involvement in our band. So that was a very solid platform that he bought to the ZZ Top party.

"All the time that Bill was with us, he was incredibly supportive. He used to say to me when I was working on a song or we were doing an album, 'You just keep going and I'll let you know when something moves me.' I doubt very much if we'd have had the career we've had without Bill being on board with us.

"I certainly always considered him the band's fourth member and our shining light. I mean to say, he managed to put up with the trials of dealing with three renegade individuals for more than 40 years, so that's something in itself." Read more here.

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The Bronx Part Ways With Jorma Vik

(TeamRock Radio) The Bronx have split with founding drummer Jorma Vik. Vik announced his departure in a Facebook post, saying his 14 years with the band were "the most incredible years of my life."

The Bronx founded in Los Angeles in 2002 and in 2008 they introduced their alter-ego, Mariachi El Bronx. Vik has recently been a touring member of the Eagles Of Death Metal.

He says: "It's with a multitude of mixed emotions I write this but as of yesterday The Bronx/Mariachi El Bronx and myself have decided to go our separate ways.

"I'm having a very difficult time finding the words to express how grateful I am to everyone who have supported the bands over the past 14 years. They've been the most incredible years of my life and I cannot thank everyone enough for enabling me to fulfill my dreams and aspirations." Read more here.

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Evergrey Announce New Album 'The Storm Within'

(TeamRock Radio) Evergrey have announced details of their 10th album "The Storm Within." The follow-up to 2014's Hymns For The Broken will launch on September 9 - and the Swedish outfit's frontman Tom S Englund promises a "massive" record.

He says: "We went from having no intention of making an album at all to having all the inspiration in the world on Hymns For The Broken. Honestly, we've never felt better. The Storm Within is a massive album. There are no fillers on it and we've never been about that. I think the inspiration speaks for itself."

The concept album was inspired by relationships and has been described as the band's first "love" record. Englund adds: "As usual, the lyrics are based on someone or some event in my life. When we were making this album a lot of these relationship issues were going on around me - people losing a partner or a loved one and grieving.

"The Storm Within is about a search for identity, trying to make yourself full when you feel half empty, and I placed that storyline in an interstellar world." Read more here.

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Byzantine Release 'Justinian Code' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Byzantine have released a new music video for their track Justinian Code. The song originally featured on the US outfit's 2015 album To Release Is To Resolve.

Since that record, the band have signed a deal with Metal Blade Records, and are currently working on what will be their sixth full-length studio release.

The video features the group's new drummer Matt Bowles, who replaced Matt Wolfe in the lineup last year. Byzantine have a handful of live dates scheduled over the coming weeks in the US. See the dates and watch the video here.

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Tank Release 'Make A Little Time' Video

(Classic Rock) Tank have released their video for "Make A Little Time." The promo for the track, lifted from their latest album Valley Of Tears, was filmed in the desert hills outside the town of Mojacar in southern Spain.

Guitarist Cliff Evans says: "We didn't want to make the usual low-budget, derelict warehouse-style video that so many bands seem to go for these days, so in order to do the song justice, we decided to find a more interesting location.

"Unusually for this part of Spain, the weather was stormy and overcast but that added a great atmosphere to the performance. The video really captures the raw energy but also the laid-back side of the band. We like nothing better than playing our own brand of rock 'n' roll and drinking beer together." Watch the video here.

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