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Day in Rock Report for 06/14/2017

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Guns N' Roses Rock AC/DC Classic As Special Tribute

Guns N' Roses treated fans to special cover performance of the AC/DC classic "Whole Lotta Rosie" that they played in tribute to Axl Rose's dearly departed dog Rosie.

Rose's dog passed away earlier in the day ahead of the band's June 7th concert at the Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. Axl told the crowd, "When we play this song, nobody really knows that I... when I'm singing this song, I actually, in my head, I see this little dog of ours with me on stage, 'cause she's always so f*** happy.

"Before we came to the show today, she passed away. So we'll dedicate this to her. Kind of the whole show for me in mind has been for Rosie." Watch video of the performance here.

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Metallica's Lars Ulrich Knighted By Demark

(hennemusic) He is now Sir. Lars Ulrich after the Metallica drummer was recently knighted in his native Denmark. According to Ekstra Bladet, Ulrich received the Knight's Cross of the Order of Dannebrog from Margrethe II, the Queen of Denmark, on May 26.

The white enameled silver cross, edged in red, with a crown and the monogram of the reigning monarch carries the inscription "God and King." Instituted by Christian V in 1671, The Order of Dannebrog is an Order of Denmark originally designated for members of noble or royal rank.

Revised in 1808 and 1951, the Order is given to Danish citizens who have merited the special decoration for meritorious civil or military service, for a particular contribution to the arts, sciences or business life. or for those working for Danish interests. Read more here.

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Slipknot's Next Album Timing Revealed By Corey Taylor

Corey Taylor is busy promoting Stone Sour's new album "Hydrograd" but that hasn't stopped him from letting fans know when they can expect his other band Slipknot to begin work on their next album.

Stone Sour performed at this year's Rock on the Range festival and Taylor did an interview at the event with Loudwire Nights where he discussed the timeline for Slipknot's next album.

He told the show that Slipknot fans can expect the band to begin work on their next studio effort in "Maybe another year and a half. There's nothing that says we probably won't get demos and stuff together When the time comes, maybe in a year or so, we'll start putting together new music and we'll kinda see what happens."

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Five Finger Death Punch Address Latest Concert Disaster

Five Finger Death Punch moved to reassure fans following a disastrous concert in Tilburg, Holland on Monday night (June 12) where frontman Ivan Moody grew so frustrated he told the crowd "This is my last show with Five Finger Death Punch."

Video of Moody's outburst can been seen here. The band issued a statement on Tuesday addressing the incident and letting fans know that they plan to continue their currently announced tour plans.

They wrote: "Those who have followed 5FDP from the beginning can tell you there has always been an element of danger and unpredictability in our music and in our shows. That's rock 'n' roll.

"When you do over 150 shows in a year, you will inevitably have a few derailments, but the train always keeps on moving. [Monday] night in Tilburg was one of those instances, but as they say, you aren't a race car driver if you don't wreck a car or two.

"We can't wait to put on amazing shows [Wed] night at Nova Rock all the way to our just announced winter tour all over Europe. See you all on the race track...bring a helmet..."

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Queens of the Stone Age Go Old School To Tease New Album

(Radio.com) Queens of the Stone Age continue to ramp up for the release of their yet-untitled new album. On Monday (June 12), the band debuted a new website that features an old-school television set featuring eight channels. But don't expect to hear snippets of eight new songs -- or even one.

Each channel is currently filled ear-grating static (you might want to turn your speakers down) along with various phrases, which could be song titles or might be gobbledygook: 'Mumbo Jumbo," '13," 'Tutti Frutti," 'Reclaim Everything," 'It's a 'Beautiful' Day in the U.S.A.," 'Askew," 'Gold Standard," 'Enteen," '1976 Evil," and 'All My Confusion Is Waving Goodbye," are among the cryptic phrases.

Viewers with the patience to sit the through the clips are rewarded with animated footage of blinking eyes, a ghost that fires lighting and a flickering match. The band's logo of a planet exploding is located on the bottom right of the frame. The design for the new QOTSA site was created by Boneface, who created the artwork for New Skin, the 2016 album by Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi's band CRX. Read more here.

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Fleetwood Mac Stars Rock Classic With Kids Instruments

(hennemusic) Lindsey Buckingham and Christine McVie were joined by Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and kids from SeriousFun Children's Network for a performance of Fleetwood Mac's 1977 classic, "Don't Stop", on The Tonight Show on June 12 and video from the program is available online.

Using a variety of children's instruments, the lineup were celebrating news that Fallon's "The Tonight Dough" collaboration with Ben & Jerry's ice cream had surpassed the $1 million mark in funding support for SeriousFun's 30 camps and programs around the world.

Launched by actor Paul Newman in 1988, SeriousFun's camps for kids with serious illnesses have served more than 700,000 children and their family members in over forty countries to date. Watch the performance here.

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Queen And Adam Lambert Heading Down Under For Tour

(hennemusic) Queen and Adam Lambert have announced dates for a spring 2018 tour of Australia and New Zealand. The six-city run -, which opens in Auckland on February 17 - will showcase a new stage production and a set list which the band hints will provide some surprises since their last visit to the region in 2014.

The 2018 tour "will look entirely different to the show we took around before," says drummer Roger Taylor. "Production has really changed a lot, the things you can do now, you have a much broader palette, the technology has really come along. But we don't use it all. We don't play to click track. It's 100% live. We're planning on doing stuff we either haven't done before or haven't done for a long time. We started as an albums band, that's what we were. The fact that we had hits was just a byproduct."

"The general public knows the hits, so you've got to cater for that," adds guitarist Brian May, "but we can chuck in a few things that people really don't expect. We'll do quite a bit more of that this time around. There are so many dimensions to Adam, which of course fits with our music. He can get down and do the rock stuff really dirty, and you have all those dimensions, and we can explore that even more." here.

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Linkin Park's Invisible TV Performance Goes Online

(hennemusic) Linkin Park performed their single, "Invisible", on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden on June 12 and video from the program is available online.

The US late night television performance was pre-taped, as the group are currently playing shows on a month-long European tour and will return home for North American dates starting in Boston, MA on July 27.

Mike Shinoda handles lead vocals on the latest track from the band's seventh album, "One More Light", which he also co-produced alongside guitarist Brad Delson. Watch the performance here.

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Van Morrison Added To Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival Show

(Radio.com) Van Morrison has been added to one stop of Willie Nelson's Outlaw Music Festival which will be touring the country this summer featuring Nelson & Family, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crowe and more.

Nelson recently announced five September dates in addition to the earlier stops, beginning September 8 in Holmdel, NJ. For the September 10 engagement in Hershey, PA, Nelson recruited Van Morrison to join the lineup.

"I've been a huge fan of Van's for as long as I can remember. I'm thrilled to be with him on this incredible lineup in Hershey," Nelson said in a statement. The show marks Morrison's only scheduled East Coast performance in 2017. Read more here.

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Marty Friedman Announces North American Tour

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman has announced that he will be launching a North American headline tour this summer in support of his new solo album.

The trek will feature support from Scale the Summit The Fine Constant and is scheduled to kick off on August 2nd in Philadelphia at The Foundry at the Fillmore and will conclude on the 28th at Brick By Brick in San Diego, CA.

Friedman will be releasing the new studio effort, entitled "Wall Of Sound", on August 4th and had the following to say about the supporting tour, "We're coming to you direct from Tokyo, to make you smile or make you cry, or even drag you up on stage with us. What's for sure is that we will definitely get your blood pumping." Read more here.

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The Black Dahlia Murder Plan Special Summer Slaughter Tour Set

The Black Dahlia Murder have special plans for their headline set for this year's Summer Slaughter Tour where they will be playing their "Nocturnal" in full.

The band will be playing the album from back to front to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Organizers of the touring festival have revealed the initial details for this year's trek.

Dying Fetus have been tapped as coheadliners and the lineup will also feature performances from The Faceless, Oceano, Slaughter To Prevail, Origin, Rings Of Saturn, Betraying The Martyrs and Lorna Shore. Read more here.

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Avett Brothers and Jack Johnson Lead Farm Aid 2017 Lineup

(Radio.com) This year's annual Farm Aid Festival will take place at the KeyBank Pavilion in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania, Sept. 16. The concert's three original founders, Willie Nelson, Neil Young and John Mellencamp, will headline the all-day music and food festival.

The trio organized the first concert in 1985 to bring awareness about the loss of family farms. The event has raised over $50 million since its inception. Dave Matthews joined the Aid Board of Directors in 2001. He also will be performing alongside Tim Reynolds.

Other artists who perform include Jack Johnson, The Avett Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Jamey Johnson, Blackberry Smoke, Valerie June, Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real and Insects vs Robots. Read more here.

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Gary Clark Jr. Guests On Sheryl Crow's 'Halfway There'

(Radio.com) Sheryl Crow has released the music video for her track "Halfway There" which features Gary Clark Jr. The song comes from Crow's "Be Myself" album.

"The idea of the song is that even though you may drive a big Chevy truck and I drive my hybrid, or you may wear designer clothes and I wear ripped jeans, that doesn't mean we don't want the same things in life and the same things for our kids in the future,"

The globe-trotting clip features Crow visiting Washington DC, The Kremlin and the Great Wall of China among other exotic locales. Watch the new music video here.

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