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Day in Rock Report for 04/05/2018


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Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult and Bush Stream Tour Launch Event

(hennemusic) The Stone Temple Pilots, The Cult and Bush performed at NeueHouse in Hollywood, CA on April 3 to highlight the announcement of their Revolution 3 North American tour this summer, and video of the full event is streaming online.

With new singer Jeff Gutt, the Stone Temple Pilots delivered three classic tracks at the show, including "Wicked Garden", "Vasoline" and "Sex Type Thing"; The Cult rocked "Wild Flower", "Dark Energy" and "She Sells Sanctuary"; and Bush played "Machinehead", "The Sound Of Winter" and "Comedown."

Set to begin in Nashville, TN on July 18, the 20-city run will see the three acts perform full sets while taking the stage in a different order on every stop of the revolving headline run. Watch video of the 90-minute event here.

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Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda Unsure Of Band's Future

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda says in a new interview that he understands fans uncertainty about the future of the band following the death of frontman Chester Bennington but admits that he is unsure himself about what is ahead for the group.

He spoke with Vulture about the tribute show to the singer and addressed the uncertainty about the future of the band and how no one can ever replace Chester. He said, "The idea of doing a tribute show was scary to everybody, and we all kind of knew we had to do it. Doing it was partially for us to feel like it was possible - see if we could pull it off ourselves getting up there, much less anyone else. It was an insane show: reaching out to all of those artists, getting people onboard, making sure they're taken care of, making sure they know who's singing what, and that they got everything they needed to perform. It was three hours long, the longest show we did in our career. I was knocked out for two days. It also, in a sense, solidified how unique and special Chester was as a vocalist and a performer. You have all these people who are incredible artists singing his parts. On one hand, they did an awesome job, and on the other hand, nobody could be Chester. Ever.

I'm unable to say what will happen with the band. There's really just no answer, and it's funny because if I even say anything about the band's future, that becomes the headline, which is stupid because the answer is there is no answer. Fans think they want to know what the future is: Believe me, I want to know what the answer is. But there just isn't one.

He then explained where his focus is at currently, "What I do know is that, for the immediate future, this thing I'm doing couldn't be more important for me personally. I put everything into the stuff I'm making - not in a make-a-cool-record-for-people-to-buy kind of way - but I've really just done my best to tell my story. Anyone who has ever lost someone dear to them knows that what you're trying to do is find the 'new normal.' You're trying to get your balance. I don't think there's ever a definitive finish line to that. The compelling part about it is, there's a suspense about what comes next. Being able to do things on my own without having anyone to check in with, I can just say, 'Oh, by the way I have an album coming out.' I'll put it on my Instagram and my Twitter and decide, now's the time. In a sense, it's liberating. For me, this is one way to feel a little bit of peace." Check out the full interview here.

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AC/DC With Axl Rose Lacks Integrity Says Guitarist

Although he found Guns N' Roses icon Axl Rose fronting AC/DC amazing, Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen shared a rather harsh view of the idea of the legendary band recording a new album with Rose.

There were recent unconfirmed reports that Angus Young is planning to record a new album with Rose. Phil Collen, who himself rose to fame as a replacement guitarist in Def Leppard, was asked about during an interview with the Boise radio station 96.9 The Eagle.

He had this to say, "I'm a huge AC/DC fan, and if the whole band's left or gone... Malcolm dead, obviously. Brian Johnson got kicked out. Cliff Williams retired and Phil Rudd got arrested. You've got one person [left], so it's not really AC/DC. Maybe call it 'A, With Axl Rose.' It kind of loses its appeal. It becomes karaoke; it becomes something else, and it's lost its integrity, really."

Collen then said,"I thought [Axl did] amazing when he stood in for Brian Johnson. I thought he was amazing, actually. Full power to him - he's done really, really good stuff. But I think as a band, if he was gonna do an album, it may sound good, but it's not really the band anymore."

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Ritchie Blackmore Confirms Glenn Hughes Almost In New Rainbow

Ritchie Blackmore has confirmed that he approached former Deep Purple bass player and vocalist Glenn Hughes to be part of his newly established version of Rainbow.

Blackmore spoke to Billboard about the new Rainbow live package and was asked about Hughes' claims of being acted to be part of the group and revealed the idea broke down when Hughes learned he would only be playing bass in the band.

Ritchie explained, "Through a mutual friend, a conversation came up saying it would be good to have him in the band. I said, 'Would he be up for being just the bass player and we would have another singer singing?' My mutual friend said 'Of course! I've spoken to him and he's up for it.' I said, 'Fine -- as long as he knows he isn't the singer, that's great.'

"Fast forward to day before rehearsals and we contacted Glenn to see when he was going to fly in, and he wasn't aware that he wasn't going to be the lead singer at all. So I understood his situation and I told him we would have to get someone else, and he was fine. We ended it amicably before it even started."

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Metallica Release New 'Four Horsemen' Live Video

(hennemusic) Metallica performed their 1983 classic, "The Four Horsemen", at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany on March 29, and the band are sharing professional footage from the event.

The tune appeared on the group's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", which didn't appear on the US Billboard 200 chart until three years later, where it peaked at No. 66 on its way to eventually selling 3 million copies Stateside.

Currently playing arena dates across Europe in support of their tenth album, "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct", Metallica will bring their 2018 indoor show to North America this fall. Watch the video here.

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Incubus and Jack Johnson To Headline Sea.Hear.Now Festival

Jack Johnson and Incubus are set to headline the inaugural Sea.Hear.Now Festival at North Beach Asbury Park and Bradley Park, New Jersey on September 29th and 30th.

The new music festival will feature over 25 bands performing across 3 different stages with additional artists announced including Social Distortion, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals, Brandi Carlile, Milky Chance, Blondie, Kaleo, The Front Bottoms, Frank Turner and The Sleeping Souls, and more.

Rock photographer, filmmaker and Jersey Shore native Danny Clinch will also recreate his Transparent Gallery space and showcase his collection of iconic images of artists on the lineup. "Sea.Hear.Now is a long time dream of ours. To have our musician, surfer and artist friends come to Asbury Park this September to play some music, ride some waves and make some art," says Clinch. "We come from the Jersey Shore and we believe in Asbury Park. It is one of the coolest beach cities in America, if not the world. We are ready to go!" See the full lineup here.

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Theory Of A Deadman Release 'Wicked Game' Video

Theory Of A Deadman have released a new music video for their track "Wicked Game" as they prepare to hit the road for a spring and summer tour across the U.S.

The track comes from the group's latest studio album "Wake Up Call" which was released last October and spawned the chart topping active rock radio single "Rx (Medicate)". Watch the new video here

North American fans can catch the band live this spring and summer as they will be launching a headline tour on May 2nd in Niagara Falls at the Scotiabank Convention Centre.

They will be making their way across Europe later this month for some dates in Germany, France, The UK and Russia. See all of their upcoming dates here.

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Ministry Release 'Victims of a Clown Video

Ministry have once again teamed up with 'Twilight Zone' video directors Chris Roth and Steve Roth for a new music video for their new track "Victims of a Clown."

Chris Roth had this to say about the new visual, "For the 'Victims of a Clown' video, we strived for a drastic stylistic departure from 'Twilight Zone. This video is a much more raw, down-and-dirty, crunchy graphic art film."

According to the announcement, the new video was filmed in Los Angeles late last year and was shot exclusively with handheld cameras and the band was lit with extreme rapid flash lighting that limited the final palette of the video to only three colours - black, white and red. "The end result", Steve Roth added, "is very powerful. Loaded with raw energy and power." Watch it
here.

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Jack Bruce's 75th Birthday To Be Celebrated With Concert Film Screening

Jack Bruce's 75th Birthday will be celebrated this year with a special one off screening of Jack Bruce's - Sunshine of Your Love - Tribute Concert at the Curzon Mayfair in London on May 14th.

The film featured performances by his Cream bandmate Ginger Baker, Ian Anderson, Joss Stone, Mark King and Hugh Cornwall amongst others and was musically produced by Nitin Sawhney.

There will be a Q & A hosted by Edith Bowman and featuring guests & musicians including Nitin Sawhney, Ian Anderson, and Phil Manzanera together with Jacks family.

Nitin Sawhney says: "I felt deeply honoured when Natasha and Margrit asked me to musically direct this wonderful tribute show to Jack Bruce's fantastic body of work. Directing such a range of musical legends, who all came together to reproduce and perform the highlights of Jack's work, was an enormously inspirational experience. Everyone was determined to rise to the occasion and bring their own special talents to make this an unforgettable night and a fitting response to one of rock's greatest songwriters and icons. Thank you to all of Jack's amazing family for the privilege of bringing such an important evening to life." VIP tickets are available here.

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Coheed and Cambria Releasing Album Later This Year Under New Deal

Coheed and Cambria are planning to release a brand new album later this year which will be unleashed under a brand new deal that they just inked with Roadrunner Records.

The band shared the news via social media black and white video that featured a mask being constructed along with a narration that reads: "Know now there is no time... / Space, between the Well and unknowing /
Our story starts there / Well within our future / Yet far beyond our past / In a romance between a pair of unheavenly creatures…" Watch it here.

Fans will be able to catch the band on the road this summer when they team up with Taking Back Sunday for a coheadlining tour across the U.S. that will feature support from The Story So Far. See the dates here.

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Clap Your Hands Say Yeah Expand Classic Album For Reissue

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah have announced that they have expanded their sophomore album "Some Loud Thunder" for a special 10th anniversary reissue.

The reissue is set to hit stores on May 25th and the band will also be playing the album in full during some select upcoming tour dates in North America, UK and Europe.

Alec Ounsworth had the following to say, "Let me explain. Some Loud Thunder was an album written mostly as a reaction to the not unwelcome but still uncomfortable great interest in the band's first album, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. Depending on who you asked, in 2007 the band was known alternatively as the 'real thing' or a flash in the pan, a band who presented a new paradigm for independent music or whose model was based on sheer luck, a band simply enjoying the process of creation or a (relatively) new band struggling to maintain some sort of illusory artistic foothold." Read more here.

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The Dandy Warhols Announce New Live Dates

As The Dandy Warhols prepare to celebrate their 25th anniversary next year, the band has revealed a handful over live shows in select cities in the U.S. this summer and fall.

The new shows follow the release of the band's new limited edition (gold vinyl) double live album, "Sonic Disruption", which was recording during their appearance at the Festival Antigen in Geneva, Switzerland last year and is available exclusively here.

The band will be kicking off the limited run of dates with a two night stand at the Ophelia's Electric Soapbox in Denver on July 12th and 13th, followed by a show in Fort Collins the next night.

Then in September they will be play The Kessler Theater in Dallas on the 27th, followed by two back to back nights at the 3Ten ACL Live in Austin on the 28th and 29th. Read more here.

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Kataklysm and Hypocrisy Announce Coheadlining Tour

Kataklysm have announced that they are teaming up with Hypocrisy to launch a tour across Europe this coming fall which has been long in the making according to Kataklysm's Maurizio Iacono.

Iacono explained "It's been in talks for over two years and finally both Kataklysm and our brothers in Hypocrisy can make the schedule work to join forces once more. It's been almost 15 years since we toured together and the last time we did the tours became instant classics. It's that time again folks... Kataklysm & Hypocrisy team up once more for a world tour beginning with Europe this fall. To make things even greater our record label Nuclear Blast has come on board and baptized the tour Death... Is Just The Beginning, a homage to the old classic compilations that made so many fans discover both bands back in the day. This will mark the return of this classic compilation with this tour and maybe give other artists the chance to get discovered like we did. DO NOT MISS THIS TOUR, YOU ONLY GET ONE CHANCE!"

Hypocrisy's Peter Tägtgren added, "I hope that you are just as excited as we are, because we are very happy to announce that we are finally warming up the Hypocrisy engine again and that we will be back on the road in fall! We will be touring Europe together with our friends in Kataklysm! The tour will be an overview of the chaos and confusion created by Hypocrisy over the years. See you out there!" See the dates here.

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Killcode Release Puerto Rico Hurricane Relief Video

Killcode have released a video for the New York charity benefit for the people of Puerto Rico. We were sent the following background details about the new clip:

On 2/7/18 the New York rock scene came together at NY rock venue, Arlene's Grocery, to help raise awareness and much needed dollars for the people and animals of Puerto Rico suffering from the aftermath of Hurricane Maria! Killcode wanted to keep up the momentum and decided that another great way to keep the awareness alive and dollars coming in, was to document the night and event. Please show your support and donate to any one of the charity links in the info section of the video or the charity of your choice. Every little bit helps!

Lead vocalist Tom Morrissey says "The people and animals of Puerto Rico still desperately need our help. Please watch and share the "NYC Benefit Concert for Puerto Rico" video, Directed by David Swajeski and produced by Maryanne Grisz. Killcode is also still donating 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the Puerto Rico strong t-shirts so, please pick one up at www.killcode.bigcartel.com" Watch the video here.

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Alestorm and Gloryhammer Announce Summer Tour

Alestorm have announced that they will teaming up with Gloryhammer and hitting the road together to launch a tour across North America this coming September.

The trek will be kicking off on September 6th in Tampa, FL at The Orpheum and will be concluding with a show at Soundstage in Baltimore, MD on September 26th.

The bands had the following to say, "Oh god. It's finally happened. It's that moment you've all been waiting for...a chance to complain that we're not coming to your city! We just can't wait to read your whining messages!

"Oh yeah and it's also a tour with Alestorm and Gloryhammer around the USA and a tiny bit of Canada (and still we have the audacity to call it a North American tour, how do you like that?). Anyway, see y'all for a party in September. Bring ducks." See the dates here.

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Tetrarch Announce U.S. Headline Tour

Tetrarch have announced that they will be hitting the road next month to promote their album "Freak" with a headline tour in the U.S. that will feature support from Somewhere to Call Home.

The tour is scheduled to get underway on May 19th in Tucson, AZ at The Loudhouse and will run until June 3rd where it concludes at the famed Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles.

Guitarist Diamond Rowe had the following to say about the trek, "We are very excited to be hitting the road this spring. We will be doing a short little headlining run with our dudes in Somewhere to Call Home - a cool up-and-coming band from Albany, NY.

"We are going to be hitting a lot of new places on this tour that we haven't touched on in the past or on the DevilDriver tour at the end of last year, so we are excited to see and meet a lot of brand new people as well as play some songs from the record that we have never played live before!"
See the dates
here.

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Singled Out: Brit Drozda's You Can't Take it With You When You Go

Brit Drozda just released her latest EP "You Can't Take it With You When You Go" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us the story behind the title track of the new effort. Here is the story:

I wrote "You Can't Take it With You When You Go" with the idea of what I need to hear on a daily basis and also what I want to leave behind in writing my music. This title track of my latest EP, is a motto that I want to live by. It motivates me to keep writing and living my life to the fullest and reminds me to be grateful for the relationships with the people who matter most to me.

In all truth, I can be a pretty pessimistic and anxious person. I hate this about myself and know that I am capable of writing many sad songs. I've had bouts of depression over the course of my adult life and music has definitely been a great outlet for me. With so much tension and conflict in the world, I wanted to write a song that influences me to stay positive, and maybe inspires others to do the same. This song is all about persevering in life and embracing the beauty in life as well.

Sometimes shifting my perspective is all I need to make the glass half empty be the glass half full. I often find myself thinking in circles and feeling a sense of self-doubt. When I truly look around or take a day in, without letting that negativity seep into my life, I realize how fulfilled I truly am. Putting myself out there in music, being completely exhausted and needed as a mother, being a caring wife continuing to make time for the friends that matter most to me, inspired me to write the first verse: "Live out loud, live in color. Dare to be brave to be proud to love your sister, your brother. Give your all until that last breath. Every step is a lesson, don't regret not taking it." I want my listeners to allow these lyrics to remind everyone how important love is in this life and to be proud to embrace one another.

My treasures in this life are the people I get to share this crazy journey with. "It's about the love, about the memories, about the times you struggle feel grateful to breath. It's about sweet touch, and holding close, the ones you cherish most, give your soul something to hold cuz things are things, just bought and sold." Going through difficult times with the support and love from friends and family, has allowed me to realize who was there for you and how much you are capable of withstanding as a human being. It's important to me to honor those friendship and relationships that give me the strength to tackle each day.

Face the obstacles in front of you. Take chances, because life is too short to not be lived to the fullest. This song is somewhat of an anthem for me to live by. In releasing it and performing it, I also want to encourage others to live each day to the max and to make their lives as meaningful as possible too.
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album
right here!

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The Beatles Yellow Submarine Returning To Theaters This Summer

The Beatles will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of their classic animated feature film "Yellow Submarine" by releasing a digitally restored version of the movie to theaters this summer.

The film has been hand restored in 4K digital resolution, according to reports with the soundtrack being remixed in 5.1 surround by Peter Cobbin at the Abbey Road Studios.

The anniversary restoration will be hitting theaters on July 8th with the list to cinemas still to be announced. In the meantime, a trailer for the feature has been released .Check it out here.

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Papa Roach Go Ballet For 'None Of The Above' Video

Papa Roach have recruited the DanceXperience ballet troupe for their brand new music video for the song "None Of The Above." The track comes from their latest album "Crooked Teeth" which hit stores last spring.

The band filmed the new visual on location at the Beaufort Castle in Luxembourg which was directed by Bryson Roatch and features choreography from Alex Lopes.

Bassist Tobin Esperance had this to say about the clip and song, "We actually wrote None Of The Above near the end of recording Crooked Teeth. We were going for a classic rock-sounding anthem, juxtaposed with current, contemporary, sounds and taking a rock anthem to a younger generation.

"Bryson had this great idea of going to a castle while we were on our European tour and then he made us even more excited by telling us that he could get this song choreographed and he delivered on all counts."

The director added, "We wanted to create something you would not normally see from a rock band. It was amazing and such an honor to work with other artists from a different culture and see their passion." Watch it here.

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KMFDM Announce Limited Edition Reissue

KMFDM have announced a limited edition double vinyl reissue of their 1995 album "Nihil" which they are offering up in various color combinations.

The reissue will be limited to just 1000 copies. 500 on green vinyl, 250 on traditional black and 250 pressed on smoke grey pressed on 180gm vinyl at 45 RPM discs.

The band has also announced a very limited edition deluxe version (just 100 copies) that will feature a handmade aluminum album cover art by Columbus, Ohio-based metalworker Rachel Schutt. Check out the preorder page for more details here.

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The Afghan Whigs Offer Up Free Demo Download Ahead Of Tour

The Afghan Whigs have taken to social media this week to give their fans a behind the scenes look at the making of the track "Toy Automatic" from their In Spades album.

They have shared Greg Dulli's original demo for the song which is a stripped down rendition of the track that features just Greg on vocals and guitar. Grab the download here.

The campaign comes as the band prepared to hit the road next Wednesday (April 11th) for North American tour with Built To Spill which will feature support from Rituals Of Mine (April 11th - 25th) and Ed Harcourt (April 27th - May 16th). See the dates
here.

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