Day in Rock Report for 05/27/2016

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AC/DC Address Possible Future With Axl Rose

(hennemusic) AC/DC guitarist Angus Young says the band is thrilled with Axl Rose's performances and offers his thoughts on a possible future with the singer as the group reaches the halfway mark of their spring tour of Europe.

"He's doing very well," Young tells Germany's NDR.de. "I mean, under the situation that we had, it was very good that he volunteered and said, 'Hey, if I can help, let me try.' So he's been very good. And he had to learn a lot of songs very quickly, and he's done a great job."

As for Rose's possible future with AC/DC beyond 2016, Angus says "We were committed to finishing this tour, so that's been our main goal. And Axl helping us....I know he's very excited; he keeps saying, can he do more?

"But we don't really know at the end how we will go from here. But we wanna get this tour, which we were committed to doing, we wanted to finish what we started." Read more here.

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Nikki Sixx Has Humorous Outlook On Feud With KISS

(Classic Rock) Former Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has compared his recent war of words with Kiss stars Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley to "a bunch of old women fighting."

Sixx tells Loudwire Nights: "The problem is that sometimes you will say something and the media will take just that 15 seconds and that gets magnified. It can get blown out of proportion.

"When I grew up, I loved Kiss - they influenced me as a songwriter. Kiss gave Motley Crue one of their very first tours. They've done a lot of great stuff for me in my life.

"Gene's a very opinionated man, so am I. I'll be honest with you, I think we just kinda look like a bunch of old women fighting at this point." Read more here.

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Red Hot Chili Peppers Release Stream Of 'The Getaway'

(hennemusic) The Red Hot Chili Peppers are premiering the title track from their forthcoming album "The Getaway." Due June 17, the follow-up to 2011's "I'm In You" marks the Los Angeles group's first record in five years.

The group teamed up with producer Danger Mouse on the project, which saw mixing handled by Nigel Godrich. The title tune is the second preview of the band's 11th studio release following the lead single "Dark Necessities."

The Red Hot Chili Peppers have resumed touring after singer Anthony Kiedis was hospitalized earlier this month with an intestinal flu which shut down a performance at a radio station festival in Los Angeles.

"It was a painful and sad thing to have to cancel shows, we don't really do that," Kiedis told ET Canada. "I'd rather play deathly ill than not at all but in this particular instance I was starting to go down to the ground. I got some help and now I've got to figure things out." Read more and stream the new song here.

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The Ghost Inside Frontman Undergoes More Surgery

(TeamRock Radio) The Ghost Inside frontman Jonathan Vigil has undergone further surgery on his ankle. He sustained a fractured back and neck, broken ankles, ligament damage to his knee, a broken tooth and a wound on his back and had to have a skin graft on his right elbow after their tour bus crashed into a truck in El Paso, Texas, last November.

He began the long road to recovery in January but reported yesterday that he suffered a setback which meant he had to undergo further medical treatment.

He said: "One of the screws in my ankle came out and broke through the skin. I didn't even know that was something that could happen. I had it removed today and go in for surgery to replace all the current hardware in there so I don't get another bone infection.

"It delays my recovery longer which means I'm further away from walking on my own. It's irritating, it's disheartening and it's defeating but in the words of a very wise man, 'There's no set back that can set me back.'" Read more here.

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Temple Of The Dog Settle Dispute Over Master Tapes

(Classic Rock) Grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog's self-titled 1991 album is set for a 25th anniversary reissue after a legal argument over ownership of the master tapes was settled.

Last year it was revealed that record label A&M was suing Rajan Parashar, co-founder of Seattle's London Bridge Studios, insisting that he hand over the recordings.

They came into his possession on the death of his brother Rick, who produced the album that features Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron, plus Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Jeff Ament.

Now A&M and Rajan Parashar have come to an agreement, according to Soundgarden mainman Cornell. Read more here.

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Five Finger Death Punch Ink New Deal Despite Legal Battle

(TeamRock Radio) Five Finger Death Punch have signed a deal with Rise Records - as they remain locked in a legal battle with current label Prospect Park. The metal outfit are being sued by Prospect Park, who say the band reneged on a contract to record a new album along with a greatest hits package.

Their new deal with Rise Records will come into effect once their commitments to Prospect Park are complete and the legal process is settled. Craig Ericson, CEO of Rise Records, says: "I'm honored to be working with one of the biggest arena rock bands in the world. I'm very confident in the future of 5FDP and Rise Records and can't wait to hear the music they make with our company."

5FDP guitarist Zoltan Bathory adds: "We are looking forward to the next phase of our recording career. We have had great success with our current label, Prospect Park, and will continue to enjoy further success with our next and final album." Read more here.

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The Winery Dogs Release 'Captain Love' Video

(Classic Rock) The Winery Dogs have released a video for their upcoming single "Captain Love". It'll be released on June 3 and is taken from the supergroup's second album Hot Streak, released last year.

The new video was directed by Vicente Cordero and features live footage captured at the Arcada Theater in St Charles, Illinois, during a show last October.

Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan and Mike Portnoy are on tour in South America before a string of European dates and a return to North America in June and July. See the dates and watch the video here.

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Pop Evil Announce New Band Member

(TeamRock Radio) Pop Evil have recruited drummer Hayley Cramer. The band have been working with the English musician over the last couple of months, but have officially revealed she's the full-time replacement for Josh 'Chachi Riot' Marunde, who parted way with the band earlier this year.

Frontman Leigh Kakaty unveiled the drummer in a recent video interview with Radio Contraband at Rock On The Range in Columbus, Ohio. He said: "She's from Brighton and we love her. We already knew she could play the drums and if you haven't seen her play, she slays it."

Cramer adds: "There are so many good things about being in Pop Evil. I found some brothers. Seriously, living with these guys is great." Watch the video here.

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Ozzy Osbourne Helps Unveil Tram Named In His Honor

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne returned to his native Birmingham, England on Thursday to launch a new tram named after him. The Irish Examiner reports the Black Sabbath rocker unveiled the tram in front of a packed crowd on Corporation Street in the city centre.

"It's great to be here. Thank you very much," Ozzy told the crowd. "We never thought when we started in 1968 that we'd be here. It's been an incredible journey.

"Once a Brummie, always a Brummie," he added. "When I was a kid there were trams in Birmingham and I always wondered why they stopped. Every time I come there's something different. It takes me a minute or two to guess where I am. It changes all the time, it's great."

Asked by reporters if he would consider buying a tram, he said: "Not a tram, a crazy train maybe…" Read more and see video reports of the unveiling here.

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Previously-Unheard Jeff Healey Song Streaming For His 50th Birthday

(The Blues) The estate of Jeff Healey have released a lyric video for his track Moodswing ahead of an event to mark the late icon's 50th birthday. The song appears on Heal My Soul, an album of previously-unheard tracks which was launched in March.

Healey's life will be celebrated tonight (May 27) at Toronto's Massey Hall in Canada, featuring Albert Lee, Philip Sayce, Sonny Landreth, The Trews, Walter Trout, the Jeff Healey Alumni Band and surprise guests.

Proceeds from the concert will be donated to World Eye Cancer Hope, a charity dedicated to helping victims of childhood retinoblastoma, the form of cancer that took Healey's sight when he was young. Check out the song here.

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Nick Menza Reflected On Megadeth's Rust In Piece In Final Interview

(TeamRock Radio) Nick Menza reflected on the Rust In Peace sessions for his former band Megadeth in what is believed to be his final interview. The late drummer says that the 1990 record possessed a "raw energy" because the band recorded it in the studio live - hinting that 1992's Countdown To Extinction had less impact because they chose to overdub pre-recorded instruments instead.

He tells The Wave NW: "We rehearsed Rust In Peace for a year, then we went into the studio and we cut it live. There's no click track on that record - it's really raw and has a lot of energy.

"Rust In Peace is the milestone album, because it's not using the click, it's about being tight. You've got to go into the studio and be prepared. The next record, Countdown To Extinction, is done to click and it's overdubbed. It captured the energy live, but nothing like Rust In Peace."

He continues: "Using the clicking track puts the 'overhead' on - the governor - which only lets you break out into a certain energy field, where you can't get crazy the way you would live.

"If you play to a click, it's done. You're done. The energy stagnates and gets sterile and I can't even sit through that. It's not gonna happen. If you go in and write the songs on the spot, then you don't really play what occurs naturally, if you play it a 1000 times." Read more here.

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Asking Alexandria Question Danny Worsnop's Integrity

(Classic Rock) Ben Bruce has slammed former Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop for saying he left the band because they'd lost their integrity. Worsnop quit last year to concentrate on We Are Harlot, and he's since turned his attentions towards his solo career.

He recently said: "I ended up leaving because it lost the art to me - it lost its artistic integrity in my eyes. I was just selling out, and that's not what I do."

Now guitarist Bruce has responded, telling Loudwire: "What's really annoying is, he's an Englishman singing country music with an American accent.

"Where's your integrity? What are you talking about? We've done what we've always loved to do from day one. We didn't change - he did." Read more here.

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Machine Head's Robb Flynn Gets Stolen Dimebag Guitar Back

(Classic Rock) Machine Head frontman Robb Flynn has been reunited with a precious guitar gifted to him by Dimebag Darrell - six years after it was stolen from his home.

Flynn was given the Washburn Dimebolt guitar by the Pantera guitarist onstage at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago in 1997. But it was stolen, along with three other guitars, during a break-in at Flynn's home and he's been on a quest to get it back ever since.

His prayers were answered when Holly Cherry found the Dimebag guitar - along with an Epiphone prototype that was also stolen - in a storage until that she won via an online auction for just $10.

Flynn says: "I was pretty devastated when it gone stolen from my house when it got robbed six years ago. Thank you so much. This came back to me. Dime's looking out, somehow."

Ms Cherry explains that she had no idea how significant the find was, until a friend noticed Flynn's name written on the neck of the Epiphone. Read more here.

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Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet 40th Anniversary Special

(ITS) Syndicated radio show In The Studio: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 40th anniversary of Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Live Bullet, the pivotal live album by Detroit journeyman rocker Bob Seger. The show sent the following details

With sales to date of over six million copies, Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band's April 1976 double live album Live Bullet may be the biggest-selling album in history to have missed the Top 30 initially. Live Bullet sales took off after Bob Seger's breakthrough Night Moves, his tenth album, skyrocketed later that same year.

1968's "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" hit single had been the "bullet" in the chamber, but during the ensuing seven years Seger added a clip full of songs including "Beautiful Loser"," the rapid-fire rocker "Katmandu", and the secret weapon "Turn the Page". As Bob explains to InTheStudio host Redbeard, playing with live ammo those next several years was challenging to prove that Seger was not firing blanks .

Bob Seger had this to say, "After "Ramblin' Gamblin' Man" did rather well, the next seven years or so were a little dry, and I've always called those years, 'Bob learns to make albums', because that's a whole different thing than making a hit single. I had to develop my writing because I was on the road constantly, where I really didn't have much of a chance to write. We were doing like 250 nights a year... At some point I said to myself, 'I really enjoy doing this. I really don't want to have a what musicians call a 'day gig'." Stream the special here.

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The Obsessed Ink Deal For Comeback Album

(TeamRock Radio) Doom metal veterans The Obsessed have announced that they have signed a deal with Relapse Records and plan to issue their comeback album later this year.

Mainman Scott 'Wino' Weinrich announced the Maryland band was back earlier this year and has now revealed they'll release the follow-up to 1994's The Church Within in the coming months.

Saint Vitus man Weinrich is joined in the lineup by Dave Sherman and Brian Constantino. Confirming the reunion in March, Weinrich said: "All over the world I've listened to friends tell me, 'We want you to bring back The Obsessed.'" Read more here.

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Young Guns Part Ways With Ben Jolliffe

(TeamRock Radio) Young Guns have revealed they've split with drummer Ben Jolliffe. The London rockers have completed their fourth album, but are on the hunt for a new sticksman after the departure of Jolliffe, who joined in 2007.

Young Guns say: "We've been quiet for a few months now and in that time we have written and recorded our fourth album. We are ready once again to release new music and head back out on tour. To say we're excited is an understatement.

"During this period we underwent some changes in camp YG and so now time has come for us to announce that we have parted ways with our drummer Ben." Read more here.

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Lionheart Announce They Are Breaking Up

Lionheart announced on Thursday that they will be breaking up after 12 years together. The group plans to play some final dates and released a new EP, as well as a split release with another band prior to officially ending the band.

The broke the news to fans via Facebook with the following post, "Toured with some good bands, toured with some bad ones. Met some great people, and some complete idiots. Started this band in a living room in San Francisco and ended up getting to see the world. Seen a million bands, scenes, trends, and people come and go- now it's our time. Everyone has jobs or careers that make doing this (even part time) next to impossible.

"One more EP, a split with one of our favorite bands, and some final U.S. shows will be announced soon. The current Canadian & European dates will be our last shows in those territories. Thank you for everything- this was one hell of a ride."

Visit their Facebook page here.

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Richie Sambora Taking Different Direction On New Album Says Orianthi

(TeamRock Radio) Former Bon Jovi man Richie Sambora has taken a country direction on his upcoming album with Orianthi, she's revealed. The guitarists have been a couple since meeting backstage in 2013, and began working on the duets record last year, along with producer Bob Rock.

Fomer Alice Cooper band member Orianthi tells Rolling Stone: "I'm a big country fan. The great thing about country songs is the storytelling. They're really moving and well-crafted, and that's something Richie and I wanted to explore."

The album doesn't yet have a title or release date, but it's described as a "vocal and guitar-driven" work. "There are songs where I'm singing and he's backing me up, and vice-versa, and songs where we're singing together," Orianthi says. Read more here.

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