Day in Rock Report for 05/24/2016

Day in Rock Part 2

Bullet For My Valentine Release Live Want A Battle Video

(TeamRock Radio) Bullet For My Valentine have released a live video featuring their track You Want A Battle? (Here's A War). It was recorded during the band's tour stop in Birmingham, Alabama, as they continue to support the launch of fifth album Venom.

Frontman Matt Tuck recently said You Want A Battle? was inspired by his own experience of being bullied. He told Billboard: "It took me a long time to actually pluck up the courage mentally and physically to stand up for myself - it was a momentous moment for me.

"I was able to stand up for myself and defend myself, and the band became the biggest 'f*** you' to everyone. That's what the song's about: going through hard times and coming through the other side." Watch the video here.

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Nosound Release 'Short Story' Video

(Prog) Nosound have premiered their video for their track Short Story with Prog. It's taken from fifth album Scintilla, set for release via Kscope on September 2, featuring a guest appearance by Vincent Cavanagh of Anathema.

The follow-up to 2013's Afterthoughts is described as "a wholly new musical and visual approach," inspired by "personal upheaval and a desire for change."

Mainman Giancarlo Erra tells Prog: "Short Story is one of the shortest and less-structured Nosound songs, both musically and lyrically - and yet one that perfectly sets the mood to 'different' and prepares for the album.

"The video introduces the places where the album was partly written and recorded, and illustrates the emotional extremes present, being at the same time delicate and thunderous without very much for the in-between." Read more and watch the video here.

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Against The Current Announce UK Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Against The Current have announced a UK tour for later this year. The New York trio released their debut album In Our Bones last week, and will embark on a run of nine dates starting at The Fleece in Bristol on September 21. They'll wrap up the tour at Manchester's Academy 2 on October 2.

The band said of the record: "This album is as much yours as it is ours. We wouldn't be here doing what we love right now if it weren't for the endless support we've received from our friends and fans across the world over the last two years."

Prior to the UK dates, Chrissy Costanza, Dan Gow and Will Ferri, will head out on the road across the US, kicking off in Dallas on June 24. See the tour dates here.

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Joe Louis Walker To Change Direction On Next Album

(The Blues) Joe Louis Walker says his next album is likely to have more of a soul vibe than latest release Everybody Wants A Piece. But he'll continue to experiment with guitar sounds as he works on his 23rd title.

He described his 2015 album as a push in new directions, although he added: "I'd like to think that when someone puts on one of my records they would know from the first notes, 'That's Joe Louis Walker.'"

Walker tells CleveScene: "The next record is moving forward. It's more of a soul record. But I still have some guitar in there. I think there might be a few guests on it too."

And he credits producer Paul Nelson - known for his long collaboration with the late Johnny Winter - as a major creative influence. "The cool thing about working with a producer who's a guitar player is that you can dick around with guitar sounds," he says. Read more here.

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Stephen Stills Was Flattered By Jimi Hendrix's Interest

(Classic Rock) Stephen Stills says he was "flattered" when he found out that Jimi Hendrix wanted him to play bass with him. The pair played together on Stills' self-titled debut album in 1970, which was released a month before the guitar icon died. But he says he was asked to join Hendrix's band full-time, but a hand injury prevented him from doing so.

Stills tells Classic Rock: "I didn't realise they were really discussing it seriously until I read Mitch Mitchell's book. I was quite flattered. But they did call me. I was in Hawaii with a broken hand, so I couldn't go."

And asked if he was tempted, the multi-instrumentalist says: "I'd have done it in a heartbeat, as long as it paid. But there were an awful lot of people that had an awful lot invested in Crosby, Stills & Nash." Read more here.

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Dan Patlansky Releases Live Stop The Messin' Video

(The Blues) Dan Patlansky has released a live version of his track Stop The Messin', which was filmed in Johannesburg on the last stop of his recent South African tour.

The track is taken from latest album Introvertigo, which was launched earlier this month. Patlansky says: "It's a sexy note to a woman, telling her to let loose in the bedroom."

He tours the UK next month. The studio version of Stop The Messin' will appear on the covermount CD included with June's edition of Classic Rock. Watch the video here.

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White Miles Release 'In The Mirror' Video

(Classic Rock) Austrian duo White Miles have released a video for In The Mirror, taken from their album The Duel. The band, who premiered the album on Classic Rock last month and have a High Hopes feature in the current issue, have spent the last couple of years on tour with Eagles Of Death Metal, Blues Pills, The Answer, Courtney Love, John Garcia and Truckfighters.

"Our new music video shows a freestyle session with a bunch of friends," say the band. "We wanted to have wonderful, unique, sexy and intense scenes, being lyrically dragged to a heavier side of performing. It shows the uncomfortable side of life (therapy), when you're recalling a night of living in the moment. But why feel awkward?

"Sometimes we're all forced to act differently, against our natural behaviour. See yourself cry in the mirror and ask where you wanna go and not, 'What have I done?'" Watch the video here.

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