Day in Rock Report for 05/25/2016

Day in Rock Part 2

Lacuna Coil's Cristina Scabbia Wasn't Taken Seriously At First

(TeamRock Radio) Cristina Scabbia says she wasn't taken seriously as a musician when she began singing in Lacuna Coil. The frontwoman says being in a band wasn't considered a real job when the group were starting out in Italy in the 90s - when rock and metal groups in the country were few and far between.

She tells MetalSucks: "At the beginning it wasn't easy, because when you say you're a musician, people immediately say, 'Ok but what's your job?' 'I'm a musician,' 'Yeah, but what's your real job?' 'No, really, I'm touring the world, this is how I pay my bills.'

"People still don't look at musicians as people who really work. At the beginning my parents were worried for me, like, 'Where do you think you're going?' - especially coming from Italy. There aren't a lot of rock or metal bands from Italy."

Scabbia says that, though her parents are "proud and supportive" of her career, she rarely discusses Lacuna Coil with her loved ones. Read more here.

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Cate Le Bon Releases 'Love Is Not Love' Video

(Prog) Cate Le Bon has released a video for her track Love Is Not Love. The song features on the Welsh-born, Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter's latest album Crab Day. It launched last month via Turnstile Music.

The promo was directed by filmmaker Phil Collins and shot in Berlin with an elite dance troupe. Le Bon said of the album: "Crab Day was lovingly formed in the mouth of the Pacific Ocean, as it quietly mocked us with its magnitude. It's the sound of the 'accidentally on purpose' coming together of the right people at precisely the right time in an environment that furnished and fuelled the abandonment we felt effortlessly.

"It's a coalition of inescapable feelings and fabricated nonsense, each propping the other up. Crab Day is an old holiday. Crab Day is a new holiday. Crab Day isn't a holiday at all." Watch the video here.

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Lamb Of God Didn't Expect Success Says Campbell

(TeamRock Radio) Lamb Of God's John Campbell admits he's "flattered" that anyone paid attention to the band on their rise to success. But the bassist says the band never intended to be part of the so-called New Wave Of American Heavy Metal - they just wanted to play live.

Campbell tells Q103: "What happened was we started this band to drink beer and go play people's basements, and somehow that started to escalate. And these other bands were doing the same sort of thing.

"We all came up together. I'm just flattered that people paid any attention to what we were doing. But the New Wave Of American Heavy Metal was not something we strove for." Read more and watch the full interview here.

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Citizen Cain's Stewart Bell Reissues Storybook

(Prog) Citizen Cain's Stewart Bell has reissued his storybook The Cupboard Of Fear. Based on the composer's childhood experiences, the 32-page book aims to help people overcome their nightmares and learn how to lucid dream.

Bell says: "The story is based on my own experience at six-years-old, and tells how a recurring nightmare I had as a child - about a monster living in the cupboard at the bottom of the stairs - prompted my older brother to teach me how to become aware while I was dreaming. Then, he taught me how to face up to the monster from within the dream."

Meanwhile, Bell says they've pushed back the release date of The Antechamber Of Being Part Two "due mainly to the enormity of the mixing job." Read more here.

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Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes Release Online Documentary

(TeamRock Radio) Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have released an online documentary titled Year Of The Snake charting the band's first 12 months together. They played for the first time at San Bleu, Dalston, on May 14, 2015, and have gone on to play 61 shows across the UK and Europe. The short shows singer Carter at home with his family, in the studio and on stage - where he refers to his live performances as "scream therapy."

Carter says: "I never thought I'd be a musician - I still can't really play an instrument. I was always a better performer. I could be onstage and have the confidence to manipulate the situation for the benefit of me. I never thought I'd play music so I wanted to be a tattoo artist - I could draw better than I could sing.

"It's scream therapy. You see those kids at the show and they're tearing the mic off you, singing every word, they've got their f***ing hand in your face and I'm like, 'Just have the f***ing mic. Just take it.'

"Then you watch them and they're just doing exactly what I'm doing - just getting it all out. Then you see them later and they say, 'Thank you, that meant a lot to me.' But it means a lot to me. It means a lot that I can write songs that connect with people." Watch the documentary here.

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Real Friends Announce Euro Tour With Knuckle Puck and With Confidence

(TeamRock Radio) Real Friends have lined up a European tour for this December. They'll be joined by Knuckle Puck and With Confidence - and bassist Kyle Fasel says he can't wait to hook up with his friends on the road.

He says: "It's always comforting going on the road with people that you're already friends with. We are also super stoked to get back to cities in Europe.

"It's been a while since we've been outside the UK when going overseas. This tour is going to be a blast." The US outfit will release their second album The Home Inside My Head on May 27th. See the tour dates here.

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Barock Project Announce Double Live Album 'Vivo'

(Prog) Barock Project will release their double live album "Vivo" on June 18. It was recorded throughout the Italian prog outfit's 2015 tour, and includes a cover of Los Endos by Genesis and the previously unreleased studio track My Silent Sea.

The band say: "We strongly believe in the energy that comes from the audience during our concerts - it's a magical feedback which allows us to give our very best.

"Vivo has multiple meanings: we wish to give back to the listener the energy that the band produces on stage, and we want to celebrate our first decade of activity, 10 years since recording our very first album. Read more here.

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Yashin And Vampires Everywhere Teaming For UK Tour

(TeamRock Radio) Yashin and Vampires Everywhere have announced a co-headline UK tour. They'll kick off the run of shows at Bedford's Esquires on September 27 and wrap up at the Ironworks in Inverness on October 31.

Yashin singer Harry Radford says: "I have been friends with Michael Vampire for many years - and we are stoked to go on a co-headlining tour together with his band."

Vampire adds: "We are very excited for this Yashin and Vampires Everywhere run." Support on all dates will be provided by Swedish outfit Firstborn. See the dates here.

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Neil Young Set For The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Appearance

(hennemusic) Neil Young will be among the guests appearing on CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, May 26. Young is gearing up for the June 17 release of a new live album called "Earth."

The set mixes 2015 concert readings with the Promise Of The Real band - featuring Willie Nelson's sons Micah and Lukas - alongside ambient elements like car horns, insects and animal sounds.

"Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together," explains Young. "Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds and mammals actually take over the performances of the songs at times."

The project offers 12 tracks from Young's career and "I Won't Quit", an unreleased tune the rocker debuted at Farm Aid 30 in Chicago, IL last September. Check out a video of the performance of the song here.

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Dan Patlansky Reveals Valuable Lesson From Joe Satriani

(The Blues) Dan Patlansky learned a valuable lesson about headspace from Joe Satriani as they toured Europe together. The South African bluesman supported Satch at 26 shows last year, and he's recalled how impressed he was at the constant quality of the headliner's performance.

Patlansky tells Purple Revolver: "It was like going to the university of guitar just being with a legend like him. I don't think you can call yourself a guitarist and ignore the contribution that Joe Satriani has made. It's impossible.

"I have never seen somebody perform on such a consistently brilliant level. That's all about the headspace he creates for himself - his playing becomes this effortless thing, so that each show is bang on the money.

"Some nights it can feel like you're walking through thick soup getting it right, because you overthink a note or a chord or whatever. Joe doesn't, because of this headspace. He knows how to prepare himself properly." Read more here.

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