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Day in Rock Report for 05/13/2016


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Ozzfest Meets Knotfest Music Festival Announced

(Classic Rock) Ozzy Osbourne and Slipknot have announced that their music festivals Ozzfest and Knotfest will join forces for a special weekend bill in California this September.

The event is being billed as Ozzfest Meets Knotfest and it is set to run over September 24 and 25 at the San Manuel Amphitheatre in San Bernardino, California.

The Saturday lineup will represent Ozzfest and feature headliners Black Sabbath. Joining Ozzy and co will be Disturbed, Megadeth, Opeth, Black Label Society, Rival Sons, Children Of Bodom, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Municipal Waste, Goatwhore, Huntress, Dave Lombardo's Dead Cross, Kataklysm, Nails, Still Rebel and The Shine.

Sunday will be given over to Knotfest, and joining headliners Slipknot will be Slayer, Amon Amarth, Anthrax, Trivium, Sabaton, Suicide Silence, Whitechapel, Emmure, OverKill, Butcher Babies, Man With A Mission, Combichrist, Death Angel, Sim and Oni. Read more here.

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Misfits (Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle) Announce Reunion

(TeamRock Radio) The classic Misfits lineup of Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein have announced that they will reunite for this year's Riot Fest events in Denver and Chicago.

While Danzig and von Frankenstein have shared the stage in recent years, it'll be the first time the trio have played together since 1983 - and the announcement comes almost two years after Danzig saw his legal bid against Only over merchandise profits thrown out of court.

Now they'll headline Riot Fest & Rodeo, Denver, on September 2-4, and Riot Fest & Carnival, Chicago, on September 16-18 under The Original Misfits banner. Read more here.

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The Stone Roses Release First New Song In 21 Years

(Classic Rock) The Stone Roses have released a single called All For One - their first new material in 21 years. The iconic Manchester group reunited in 2011 but have not released any fresh material since 1995 single Begging You, taken from their 1994 album Second Coming.

Frontman Ian Brown, guitarist John Squire, drummer Alan 'Reni' Wren and bassist Gary 'Mani' Mounfield announced earlier today that they'd issue the single at 8pm.

All For One got its first airing on Annie Mac's show on BBC Radio 1. The track was recorded at Church Studios in London and was produced by Paul Epworth. Read more and stream the song here.

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Iron Maiden T-Shirt Saved Man's Life

(Classic Rock) Iron Maiden have helped a bike crash victim reward a fan who saved his life by using a vintage band shirt as a tourniquet. Steve Radeski lost his right leg in the traffic accident in Australia in 2014 - and the fast reaction of passer-by Bill Gaythwaite kept him alive until help arrived.

Last night in Adelaide, Maiden manager Rod Smallwood gave Radeski a brand-new, signed shirt, which he'll present to Gaythwaite. "Iron Maiden saved my life," Radeski tells AdelaideNow.com. "There was no one around and a returned soldier from Afghanistan turned up after he heard the accident.

"My leg had come off totally and the bones were coming out of my hand. It was a compound fracture of the femur so that took the femoral artery out. He was wearing a 1985 Maiden tour shirt which he'd had since he was a kid. He realized he would have to use it as a tourniquet, which stemmed the blood-flow until the helicopter arrived."

Iron Maiden sent a car for Radeski and made him guest of honour at their Adelaide Entertainment Centre show. He says: "It was a fantastic show - really good. It's one of the best nights I've ever had. It means a lot to get to this point." Read more here.

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Yes Icons Anderson, Rabin, Wakeman Reunite

(Prog) Former Yes members Jon Anderson, Trevor Rabin and Rick Wakeman are working on an album, and they'll tour together for the first time since 1991, they've confirmed.

The trio, who last collaborated during the band's Union tour, say they want to "restore the standard of excellence" they set at the time, when the then-current Yes lineup merged with Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.

The trio, working as Anderson, Rabin & Wakeman, will deliver a run of North American shows in October and November this year, followed by dates across the world, while songwriting continues on the untitled ARW studio project.

Singer Anderson says: "To be able to perform with Rick and Trevor at this time in my life is a treasure beyond words. I'm so excited to create new music and revisit some of the classic work we created many years ago, It's going to be a musical adventure." Read more including the tour dates here.

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Twisted Sister Announce Hometown Farewell Concert

(hennemusic) Twisted Sister have announced their final hometown farewell performance this fall as part of Lakewood, NJ's second annual Rock Carnival. The three-day weekend festival will also feature Ace Frehley, Monster Magnet, Fuel, Tom Keifer's Cinderella, Dokken, Overkill, Texas Hippie Coalition, Doro, Four By Fate, Killcode, Jester, and American Angel.

"As 2016 marks the end of our live performing career," says guitarist Jay Jay French, "Twisted Sister is looking forward to returning to the tri-state NYC area for the final time to the Rock Carnival at First Energy Park in Lakewood, N.J., on Oct 1, 2016.
"In celebrating our 40th anniversary and our farewell to live performing, we are bringing our '40 & F-k It' worldwide farewell tour one last time to the area that created us!"

"So many more bands to be announced that your head will spin!," adds Twisted Sister. "Plan on spending a 3-day weekend with us! Details on which days each band will be playing will be announced soon!" Read more here.

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Muse Release Animated 'Aftermath' Video

(TeamRock Radio) Muse reunited with director Tekken to create an animated video for their track Aftermath, which is a song that appeared on the band's 2015 album Drones.

Matt Bellamy, Chris Wolstenholme and Dominic Howard worked with the Japanese director on the short. Tekken previously collaborated with the trio on promos for Follow Me and Exogenesis: Symphony Part 3 (Redemption).

And months after Drones 2015 summer release, Howard revealed they'd already started thinking of the follow-up. He said: "We've talked about it - but we haven't really talked about when or where.

"I just know we need to do something really different to anything we've done before. It's time to kind of lose our minds a little bit more in the studio, and delve into areas of music that we're not used to or comfortable with." Watch the video here.

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Eric Clapton TV Special Announced

(Classic Rock) Eric Clapton is the focus of a TV special to be aired on May 20, tying in with the launch of latest album I Still Do. Entitled I Still Do: An Intimate Discussion About Rock, the Blues and Shepherd's Pie, the show will be broadcast on VH1 Classic at 8pm then MTV Live an hour later.

The record is Clapton's first collaboration with producer Glyn Johns since 1977's groundbreaking Slowhand release. The guitarist recently told Classic Rock:

"I gave him a call and said, 'Let's go out for a bite to eat just to prove that we're still mates.' During that dinner I said we should do something, to celebrate the coming-up of our 40th anniversary. So we booked some time and went in the studio." Read more here.

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McCready Wants Temple Of The Dog 25th Anniversary Reunion

(Classic Rock) Mike McCready says he'd love to reunite with his former band Temple Of The Dog for the 25th anniversary of their self-titled record. The Pearl Jam guitarist recalls performing a couple of songs from the record with the former supergroup's singer Chris Cornell last year at a Mad Season show and says he'd do it again "in a heartbeat."

He tells Rolling Stone: "We did a couple of Temple Of The Dog songs last January. I did Mad Season with a symphony and Chris was nice enough to come out and sing for that. My feeling was, 'Wow, it would be cool to do this again.'

"I don't know what the answer is with the re-release of the record, but I would love to do something for the anniversary. That's kind of Cornell's thing. I would love to play live anytime with those guys. I'd play live with them in a heartbeat." Read more here.

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Good Charlotte's New Song 'Life Changes' Goes Online

(TeamRock Radio) Good Charlotte have released a stream of their track Life Changes. It's the opening song on the band's upcoming album Youth Authority, which is out on July 15 via Benji and Joel Madden's own label MDDN.

The band previously reported the follow-up to 2010's Cardiology was written for "people who love music and are constantly motivated and trying to live a rad life."

They added: "Everyone has something to prove to themselves, waking up every day and deciding to change their life for the better and help others do the same.

"Good Charlotte has always been about doing this together, motivating each other, finding the unity and energy that exists in taking life's challenges and coming out on the other side. It's about being inspired and excited to be both who you are and who you want to be." Check out the song here.

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Fleetwood Mac's 'Mirage' Getting Deluxe Box Set Reissue

(Radio.com) Rhino records will reissue Fleetwood Mac's 1982 album "Mirage" on July 29. The remastered effort features rare and unreleased recordings and boasts a 5.1 surround sound mix.

The deluxe set, available for pre-order here, is features three CDs, a DVD and a vinyl pressing of the original album. There is also a 2-CD collection, which includes 19 rarities and b-sides, as well as live performances. A 1-CD version of the remastered album will also be available.

Disc two of the deluxe set contains songs that did not make the original 1982 album including 'If You Were My Love" and 'Smile at You." There is also an unreleased cover of the Fats Domino classic 'Blue Monday" and the extended mix of 'Gypsy," which was used in the iconic music video.

The third disc contains a dozen live songs recorded in Los Angeles during Fleetwood Mac's 1982 tour. Read more here.

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Blink-182 Never Considered Ending Band After Tom's Departure

(TeamRock Radio) Mark Hoppus says it never occurred to him and Travis Barker to call time on Blink-182 when Tom DeLonge quit last year. The band brought in Alkaline Trio's Matt Skiba as a replacement for DeLonge, and they release their seventh album California on July 1. It's available for pre-order.

While losing founding member DeLonge could have spelled the end of the pop punk giants, the two left behind never thought about pulling the plug.

Hoppus tells Music Feeds: "Travis and I have kind of been through this situation before and he and I just love performing music and writing music together and we're really good friends.

"It never really occurred to us to stop doing what we do because we enjoy it so much. We already had these shows booked once Tom had dropped off.

"So, when Matt came in to fill in for those shows it was such a natural fit and a natural progression for us. The shows are awesome, people love Matt and it was such a great experience with him it just seemed like the next step to have him come in and write an album with him." Read more here.

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AC/DC Release Video From Seville Concert With Axl Rose

(Classic Rock) AC/DC have released a short review video from their concert in Seville, Spain on Tuesday (May 10th), with Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose fronting the band.

He's heard leading Angus Young and co through a rendition of classic track Thunderstruck in the minute-long clip. Guitarist Young says: "You feed off the audience - that's always been the way. We want to unleash the beasts, get them out!"

AC/DC and Rose play 10 more shows in the coming weeks, completing commitments that were rescheduled after Brian Johnson was forced to stop touring. He'll meet a hearing expert next week, with the hope of resolving his issues so he can perform live again. Watch the video here.

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Ghost Plan To Release New EP

(TeamRock Radio) Ghost are aiming to launch an EP before the end of the year, one of the band's Nameless Ghouls has revealed. It'll be their first release since third album Meliora arrived last year, and their second EP after 2013's If You Have Ghost.

The Ghoul tells MetalSucks: "Our European tour starts on May 27 and that stretches into the beginning of July. After that we have an EP coming out. That's going to be great - it's going to re-energise the whole cycle."

He adds: "There's going to be some new material. We're going to have a new stage show, a completely different setting. We're going to terrorize you with that up until next year." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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Slayer Branded BMX Bikes Announced

(Classic Rock) A range of Slayer branded bikes have been revealed by manufacturer Subrosa. The Slayer Cradle To Grave range of bicycles will be available worldwide from October of this year, including a 20-inch BMX, a 26-inch cruiser and a 700cc fixed gear urban terrain hybrid.

Subrosa will also launch a limited edition Thunderbeast X Slayer frame and a Pivotal seat. Subrosa say: "We couldn't think of a bigger way to celebrate our 10th year as a brand than teaming up with Slayer to create some of the most badass BMX bikes ever seen.

"BMX has always had love for metal. Whether it's in the headphones of riders ripping through town, background music during a contest run, or the soundtrack to some of the most famous and influential video parts, Slayer has been a huge piece of it all." Read more here.

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Meshuggah Preview Forthcoming Album and Announce Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Meshuggah have released a 16-second teaser for their upcoming eighth album, which is expected to be released this autumn via Nuclear Blast and the group announced a winter tour of Europe.

The run of 15 dates will get underway in Berlin on November 22 and wrap up in Hamburg on December 8 and support on all dates will be provided by High On Fire,.

The band's show in Paris on December 6 will take place at the Bataclan, which is due to reopen in November after last year's terror attacks. See the tour dates and check out the album teaser here.

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3 Doors Down Talk Jailed Bandmate Todd Harrell

(Classic Rock) 3 Doors Down say that their former bassist Todd Harrell is still their brother after he was jailed for convictions relating to a fatal car crash in April 2013.

The 44-year-old was charged with vehicular homicide in Nashville, reportedly driving under the influence of Lortab and Xanax when he caused the death of 47-year-old Paul Shoulders by clipping his pickup truck at an estimated 101 miles per hour.

Harrell was also convicted for a separate DUI charge in Mississippi in February 2014. He was finally sentenced to two years in prison and six years probation late last year.

Singer Brad Arnold tells Loudwire: "For us, he was more than our bandmate - he's our brother. I've known Todd for a lot longer than we've been in the band together. We'll never turn our back on him.

"He's definitely got his things to face right now, and we hope he gets his life straightened out. Our new song Fell From the Moon is sort of about him, just of how you can have everything going your way and it can all fall apart really fast." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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Singled Out: Rews' Shake Shake

Ireland / London alt-pop rock duo Rews just released a video for their new single 'Shake Shake' and to celebrate we asked Shauna Tohill to tell us about the song and the new clip. Here is the story:

"Both Collette & I are massive thinkers - constantly pondering about life, people, experiences & encounters we've had individually or together & we're always seeking to gain more understanding about everything. The conclusions and thought processes really inform the majority of our writing.

Shake Shake was written by me. It was inspired by heartbreak and the 'boomerang' effect that some people fall into after a long term relationship. I was interested in really exploring why we fall into that place - I feel it's not particularly a good thing for us emotionally or physically to allow it to happen but I wondered if sometimes it actually can give closure or helps you to discover a new part of yourself... or maybe it actually does just rub salt into the wounds until you gain strength to walk away... It's pretty intense but ended up writing this song about that particular thought, feeling and process in the aim that it will help comfort / strengthen people going through that part!

The recording process was really interesting and fun working with Rocky O'Reilly & Peter McCauley in Start Together studios. We really explored the sounds in the aim to try and capture that raw high energy & intensity of the situation through the right instrument sounds & exploring some of the drum grooves!

The video then was created by working with our friend Darren Lee (Maverick Renegade productions) in Glasgowbury music hub where we aimed to create something that would capture our live energy as a duo whilst adding in some metaphorical visuals to empathise with that unsettling feeling that the song is about - which was the camera shutters & our hula hooping (which turns out Collette rocks at!!!)

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

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