Day in Rock Report for 05/11/2016

Day in Rock Part 2

Supersonic Blues Machine Recruit Warren Haynes For New Video

(TeamRock Radio) Supersonic Blues Machine have released a video for their track "Remedy," featuring Warren Haynes. The track comes from their album "West of Flushing, South of Frisco".

The supergroup - led by Fabrizio Grossi, Lance Lopez and Kenny Aronoff - released debut album in February, with additional guest appearances by Billy Gibbons, Walter Trout and others.

Bassist Grossi recently said: "The blues is what makes me tick. It's the main ingredient of any successful musical recipe. You'll feel B.B. King's presence on stage - even though we might be wearing space suits." Watch the new music video here.

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Fired Eluveitie Members Speak Out

(TeamRock Radio) Discarded Eluveitie members Merlin Sutter and Anna Murphy have given their take on the split. The Swiss metal outfit last week confirmed they will part ways with drummer Sutter, singer and hurdy gurdy player Murphy and guitarist Ivo Henzi after next month's Nijmegen Fortarock Festival in the Netherlands.

They put the departures down to rising tension within the band and the "different goals, wishes and ideas" of each member. Now Sutter and Murphy have spoken about the split and revealed they are already working together with Henzi on a new project.

Sutter says: "The decision to leave was not mine, and those who took it might not understand it any better than my friends, who were not given the opportunity to debate it. It is most certainly even harder to understand, and impossible to judge, for anyone else."

On the future with Henzi and Murphy, Sutter adds: Our musical journey together is far from over - we are, in fact, working on new music as you are reading this. I am beyond excited to explore what's next, and I hope you feel the same way." Read more here.

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Corey Taylor Weighs In On AC/DC With Axl Rose Debate

(New Rock Times) Corey Taylor says Malcolm Young is a bigger loss to AC/DC than Brian Johnson and he has backed the decision by the veteran band to keep going as he booms 'who are we to decide when it's time for AC/DC to be done or not?'

The Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman fielded the AC/DC topic on the latest leg of his solo tour which is including question and answer sessions. During the May 8 event at Koko in London, Taylor weighs in:

"There are several ways to look at that situation. There are AC/DC fans who are, like, 'You know what? I just wanna see them play for, like, the last eight, nine shows and then see what happens.' There are other people who are, like, 'F*** that! I don't like the way they handled the whole Brian situation,' which I can totally see.

"However, none of us are behind the scenes. None of us know what's been going on. None of us know anything. And I learned that lesson with the Guns N' Roses thing. I mean, I'm talking about… I'm a huge Guns N' Roses fan. So when [the classic GNR lineup] started to kind of come back together, I was, like, 'Meh.' But then, talking to some of them, I really saw the whole picture and was, like, 'Okay, I can get behind this.'"

Taylor adds: "So I don't know enough about what is going on behind the scenes [in the AC/DC camp]. I can certainly appreciate the fact that Angus [Young, AC/DC guitarist] wants to finish those shows. 'Cause here's the thing you've gotta understand: he's been doing gigs since he was 17 years old. He has been giving everything - and I mean everything he's f***ing got - night after night after night after night for f***ing fifty years.

"Who are we, who are we to decide when it's time for AC/DC to be done or not? Am I f***ing right, or am I f***ing right?" Read more and watch the full video here.

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No Sinner Stream New Song 'Leadfoot'

(The Blues) No Sinner have released a stream of their track "Leadfoot" exclusively with TeamRock. The song features on the band's upcoming album Old Habits Die Hard, released on May 20 via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

Singer Colleen Rennison says of the track: "Leadfoot, I've always described as a barn-burner of a song. It's about finding another black sheep and going until you can't go any more. It's about destruction, freedom. Sometimes those things go hand in hand."

The band previously streamed All Woman and released a lyric video for Hollow. Both tracks feature on the new album. No Sinner have two upcoming Canadian shows planned. They'll play The Cobalt, Vancouver, on May 20 and The Almanac, Edmonton, on June 3. Check out the new song here.

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The Doors Featured In The Studio For L.A. Woman Anniversary

(ITS) Syndicated radio show In The Studio with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 45th anniversary of the final Jim Morrison-fronted Doors studio album L.A. Woman with an archival interview with the late Ray Manzarek. The show sent over the following details:

In this classic rock interview with Doors co-founder/keyboardist Ray Manzarek, we find that the dream of the 1967 Summer of Love, embodied by The Doors' "Light My Fire", had by 1971 run headlong into the reality of Richard Nixon's America. Lead singer Jim Morrison had been arrested and eventually charged with lewdness at a Miami concert; the band had been black-listed by the notoriety and pending trial; and the band's long-term producer had walked out on their recording session. Amidst these obstacles, The Doors made L.A. Woman including "Love Her Madly", "The WASP (Texas Radio & the Big Beat)", "Riders on the Storm" and the ultimate freeway song "L.A. Woman", resulting in one of the timeless recordings from any American band. Prior to his passing in May of 2013, Ray Manzarek spoke to InTheStudio host Redbeard about the days when The Doors almost came unhinged prior to releasing L.A. Woman.

Ray Manzarek said, "It was our final record on the contract... We had lined up a 20 city tour, our first big tour. Miami happened and we got cancelled out of every city we had booked... What are we going to do? Let's get back to writing songs. And we started writing and writing and writing, and the songs just got better and better, and stronger and harder. So out of that enforced hiatus came L.A. Woman. "

With Jim Morrison's overdose death four months after completion, L.A.Woman would close the door on a remarkable short five year run by a band that left an indelible mark on rock history. Stream the episode here.

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Korn Returning To Their Roots On Album Says Head

(TeamRock Radio) Korn guitarist Brian 'Head' Welch says the band's upcoming 12th album will mark a return to the band's roots. He returned to the group for 2013's The Paradigm Shift. And while he says that record marked a milestone in his career, their new material is more like the Korn of old.

Welch tells Music Radar: "Being back in Korn is just incredible. Being back in the band for The Paradigm Shift was awesome. It meant so much to me to be back and I enjoyed making that album - it was a slightly different sound for Korn.

"But then nothing satisfies me more than this new record that we're doing right now. It feels like who we are - but it feels like we've come back to what Korn started out as." Read more here.

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First Ever Freddie Mercury Scholarship Revealed

(Classic Rock) The first ever Freddie Mercury scholarship has been launched. The Academy Of Contemporary Music revealed the new scheme - which is endorsed by the organization's patrons, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor.

It'll fully fund a student's three-year university course and is worth up to £27,000. Taylor says: "Freddie's name endures in so many ways, so it's therefore great to have this scholarship celebrating his musical genius."

The ACM has a partnership with Metropolis Studios - one of the world's largest independent recording facilities - and students are permitted unlimited access. It was there in 1991 that Mercury recorded Innuendo, which would be his last album with Queen. Read more here.

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Stone Sour Taking Their Time On New Album

(Classic Rock) Corey Taylor says the next Stone Sour album won't arrive until 2017. The frontman says the band will take their time recording the follow-up to 2013's House Of Gold & Bones - Part 2 while he tours with Slipknot over the coming months.

He tells Loudwire: "Right now we're kind of taking our time, because the rest of this year is touring with Slipknot, off and on. But the cool thing is we're getting together every couple of months and writing songs and stuff. Right now we have 15 that are really strong. Do another 10 and see where we're at.

"Timeline-wise, we'll hopefully get into the studio either in January or February of next year. Get that together in a couple of months and then try to get the album out by the summer." Watch the full interview here.

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Less Than Jake Announce UK Fall Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Less Than Jake have announced an eight-date UK tour. They'll return to the country in October and will be joined by he Skints, Mariachi El Bronx, Kemuri and The Bennies.

Less Than Jake drummer Vinnie Fiorello says: "We absolutely can't wait to come back to the UK shores for what will feel like one huge party every night, night after night."

The tour announcement comes just a few weeks after the band released Live At Astoria which was recorded at the London venue during the band's three-night run in 2001. See the tour dates here.

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Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Damned Lead Rebellion Festival

(TeamRock Radio) Stiff Little Fingers, Buzzcocks, The Damned, The Exploited and UK Subs are among the acts confirmed for this year's Rebellion Festival. The event's 20th anniversary event takes place at the Winter Gardens in Blackpool, Lancashire, from August 4 to 7.

Also on the bill are GBH, Slaughter And The Dogs, Penetration, Cock Sparrer, Cockney Rejects and Discharge. Peter Hook And The Light will perform a set of Joy Division tracks and members of Black Flag will be appearing under the Flag banner.

Fear, Dog Nasty, The Descendents, JFA, Jello Biafra, CJ Ramone are also set to appear. Rebellion promoter Jennie Russell-Smith says: "This is an exciting year for us. It's our 20th year of putting on punk festivals and it's also 40 years of punk - so a double celebration." Read more here.

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Marvel Win Best Video For W.A.S.P. Cover

(Classic Rock) Sweden's Marvel have won the Best Music Video award for the promo of their cover of W.A.S.P.'s Love Machine at the Honolulu Film Awards. Directed by Alfred Lindhal and produced by Bjorn Rallare, the video for the track is taken from the band's latest album The Hills Have Eyes.

Marvel say: "It took quite a bit of planning to sort out the idea. The producer's original idea was changed after talking to the director and animator to find a way to do the video in the 'easiest' and most efficient way, and then it took one-and-a-half months.

"It was a labor of love, sweat, tears and $1800." Marvel will appear at the Fishbait Rock Festival in Finland, which will be held from June 17-18. Watch the video here.

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Jeff Healey, Emmylou Harris Lead 40 Years Of Stone Plain

(The Blues) Canadian independent label Stony Plain Records will mark 40 years in business with the release of a three-disc compilation album featuring Jeff Healey, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Eric Bibb and many others.

40 Years Of Stone Plain continues owner Holger Petersen's tradition of launching a retrospective collection every half-decade since the firm's 10th anniversary in 1986.

And the third disc contains rare and previously unreleased material by Bibb, Duke Robillard, Maria Muldaur and others. Peterson says: "Putting together this specially-priced set has been a joy. With extensive notes and packaging, this stunning collection of 47 songs will be a joyful surprise for true music fans everywhere." See the track details here.

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