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Day in Rock Report for 11/06/2018

AC/DC Star Addresses Recent Rumors

AC/DC drummer Chris Slade, who returned to the group to replace Phil Rudd in 2016, has addressed some of the recent rumors that are swirling around the band's activities.

Rumors surfaced earlier this year that the band was working at a Vancouver studio after Brian Johnson, Phil Rudd, Angus and Stevie Young were spotted at the facility, fueling speculation that they were working on a new album.

While it appears that Slade's return to the band may be over, he was asked his thoughts about the rumors about the previous lineup getting back together by eonMusic.

He said, "Yes. If it works, good luck. It's great. And why not? There's all sorts of rumors: Axl's going to be doing a track, Brian's going to be doing a track, there's so many variables here. And I've learned with AC/DC also, not to believe the rumors, because even fans fake things.

"But Angus is now over 60, I think, so he's still got a few years to go, if you go by me and Brian. That's all he does - he relaxes by painting, and he smokes fags, and that's about it, so the rest of the time, he's playing guitar."

Bass player Cliff Williams made it well known that he was retiring following the band's Rock Or Bust Tour and Slade was asked who he thought may be taking over for him. He responded, "I'm not sure about that. But Stevie Young and Angus both play bass. Would Cliff come out of retirement? It depends on if he's bored or not, because all he will want to do these days is go fishing with his son, who is a professional fisherman.

"So, I don't know. It's possible, of course, but there again, it's all rumours. But Angus is very big, family-orientated, a la Stevie, so I wouldn't be surprised if there's a nephew or a cousin or something who plays bass So, that's just a thought."

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Ozzy Osbourne And Megadeth Announce North American Tour

Ozzy Osbourne shared the big news that he has recruited Megadeth to support him on his just announced new North American leg of his epic Not More Tours 2 trek.

The new dates will mark the first time that the metal legends will hit the road together for a full tour and the new run of dates will include the previously postponed dates from the first leg where Ozzy was forced to pull the plug on to have emergency surgery.

Things will be kicking off on May 29th in Atlanta, GA at the State Farm Arena and will be concluding on July 29th in Los Angeles, CA at the famed Hollywood Bowl.

Prior to the U.S. and Canadian dates, Ozzy will be venturing across Europe, Japan and Australia early in the New Year. See all of the dates here.

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Guns N' Roses Stream Video From Reunion Tour Leg Kick Off

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are streaming live performance video of their 1987 classic, "Welcome To The Jungle", as they resumed their reunion tour at the Mother Of All Festival in Monterrey, Mexico on November 3.

The trio of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan delivered a 28-song set of classics and covers at the event, which also features sets by Whitesnake, Sammy Hagar and The Circle, Wolfmother and Garbage, among others.

"Gracias Monterrey! We'll miss you Mexico," posted the band. "See you soon Asia..." Guns N' Roses will continue a fall series of shows this week in the Far East ahead of appearances in the United Arab Emirates and South Africa, and will wrap up their 2018 live schedule with their first-ever concert in the state of Hawaii at Honolulu's Aloha Stadium on December 8.

Since the Not In This Lifetime Tour kickoff in 2016, the band has performed more than 140 concerts for over 5 million fans to date in stadiums, arenas, and as part of festivals worldwide. Watch the video here.

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Muse Reveal Simulation Theory World Tour Dates

Muse have announced the initial dates across the globe for a world tour that they will be launching early next year to support the release of their brand new studio album.

The acclaimed band will be releasing their new record, entitled "Simulation Theory", this Friday, November 9th and will be hitting the road beginning in February.

So far they have announced dates in North America and Europe for the Simulation Theory World Tour with the trek launching on February 22nd in Houston, TX at the Toyota Center. See the dates here.

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Van Halen Going Off Broadway With A Twist

A Van Halen inspired play will be opening off-Broadway early next year. While apparently inspired by the legendary Southern California rockers the play tells the story with a twist.

Entitled "Eddie and Dave" the production changes things up by casting women to play the title characters for the show which run from January 10th through February 10th at the The Atlantic Theater Company.

Here is the synopsis: "A raucous retelling of the rise and fall of Pasadena's most groundbreaking 80s rockers told through the foggy�lens of a lonely, out of work MTV-VJ. Eddie and Dave�is a gender-bending new play by Amy Staats (Miles for Mary, Atlantic's Tow Playwright-in-Residence) about hubris,�friendship, family, fame,�musical genius and what happens when the person you need is the one you find most irritating." Find more details here.

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Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody Tops Box Office With Huge Opening

(hennemusic) Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" biopic has topped the global box office with a huge opening weekend. Variety reports the film - which was directed by Dexter Fletcher and stars Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury - led the international box office numbers with $72.5 million in revenue and another $50 million in North America.

With a production budget of $52 million, the project's worldwide tally currently sits at $141.7 million after only a few days in theaters. As Billboard notes, "Bohemian Rhapsody" has delivered the second biggest start of all time for a music biopic behind 2015's "Straight Outta Compton", which earned $60.2 million, even when adjusted for inflation.

"Bohemain Rhapsody" follows Queen from their creation in 1970 to the band's legendary 1985 performance at Live Aid. "Much more than a documentary of someone's life, it's a piece of pure art, chiselled out of solid rock," says guitarist Brian May. "It speaks of families and relationships and hopes and dreams, and heartache and disappointment, and ultimately of victory and fulfilment, in a way that everyone can connect to. It hasn't been an easy journey - but all the most worthwhile journeys are like that! Rami and Lucy and the boys give monumental performances - more than worthy of the originals!!" Read more here.

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Beatles Release New 'Glass Onion' Video

(hennemusic) The Beatles are streaming a new video for their 1968 classic, "Glass Onion", ahead of its inclusion on the November 9 release of a series of 50th anniversary reissues of The White Album.

Directed by Alasdair Jock of Trunk Animation, the clip features rare photos and footage from The Beatles' vault while taking fans on a journey into the creation of the pull-out poster from the group's self-titled double-album.

Created by White Album art director Richard Hamilton along with Paul McCartney, the poster was built on an easel at Hamilton's north London studio using images supplied by each of the individual Beatles.

The Beatles are also streaming audio of a pair of versions of "Glass Onion" from the expanded reissues, including a take from studio sessions and an early acoustic version from the Esher demo series. Watch the video and stream the audio clip here.

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The Good, The Bad & The Queen Streaming Comeback Single

The Good, The Bad & The Queen are officially back. After a long absence the group has returned with a new track called "Gun To The Head" and a late night TV performance.

The song comes from the group's forthcoming comeback album "Merrie Land" and they performed both the new single and record's title track on 'Later.... With Jools Holland'.

Stream the new song here. The ten track effort was produced by the band and Tony Visconti. See the tracklisting here.

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Singled Out: After The Calm's Stuck On Repeat

After The Calm just released a video for their latest single "Stuck On Repeat" and to celebrate we asked lead singer "Logan Miracle" to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Our newest single Stuck On Repeat is one of three songs we've released this year. The song tells a story about a man who is constantly making the same mistakes that keeps hurting the people he loves. On the other side, the loved one gets to a breaking point where they can't stay anymore. They're done being stuck in something that never changes.�

We shot the music video with our good friend Jacob Reynolds. It was a really fun and interesting story we tried to do. The character I play is actually the person who is "Stuck On Repeat" in one day. I keep making the same mistakes and that repeatedly sends me back to the start. Throughout the video I start learning from all the mistakes until I realize what's most important and run straight to where I've been trying to get the whole time.

The song was produced by Matt Good at Good Sounds Studio. It was our first time working with Matt, and it was a great experience. He was super cool and open to everything we wanted to try. As well as putting in his own ideas that helped shape the track. We knocked it out in one day and are very pleased with what we've come up with.�

All three new singles are available on all streaming and music platforms. And the video you can find on our Facebook or YouTube. Check them out and let us know what you think!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and see for yourself right here!

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Papa Roach Announce Three Night Stand At Famed Music Club

Papa Roach will be celebrating the release of their forthcoming album by playing a three night stand at the famed West Hollywood venue The Roxy in January.

Dubbed the "Goin Back To Cali" trek, the run includes shows in Sacramento, San Francisco leading up to the Roxy performances. Frontman Jacoby Shaddix had this to say, "Its been so long since we've done some real intimate shows like this in California - Since 2009 in fact. We cant wait to show our California fans a bit of love they deserve. Sacto - SF - LA, they're all in for a treat."

The Roxy shows will be taking place on January 22nd, 23rd and 24th followed by an appearance on this year's Shiprocked cruise before taking a few days off before hitting the road with Shinedown and Asking Alexandra. See all of the dates here

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Opeth Release Live 'Ghost Of Perdition' Video

Opeth have released a new video for their track "Ghost Of Perdition" which comes from their just released "Garden Of The Titans" live package that hit stores late last week.

"Garden Of The Titans" was filmed at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado by The Deka Brothers with the audio for the package mixed by David Castillo.

Moderbolaget Records / Nuclear Blast released the live collection last Friday, November 2nd, in various formats including DVD, Blu-ray, vinyl and CD. Watch the video here.

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Smashing Pumpkins Lead KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas Lineup

The Smashing Pumpkins and Florence + The Machine have been tapped to headline this year's KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas event in Los Angeles.

The two day festival is set to take place on Saturday, December 8 and Sunday December 9 at the Forum in Inglewood, CA and will also feature performances by , Death Cab for Cutie, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Mike Shinoda, Third Eye Blind and more.

"We are so proud of 'Acoustic Christmas' and its unprecedented 29 year history," said Jeff Federman, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Los Angeles. "This end of the year holiday show is a special time for all of us in Southern California and we're pleased to support Para Los Ni�os and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center this year. We are thrilled to deliver an incredible two nights of music where fans, brands and artists come together." See the full lineup here.

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David Cross And Andrew Booker Lost Album Released

(Glass Onyon) King Crimson's David Cross & No-Man's Andrew Booker's Unreleased 2006 Album "Ends Meeting" has finally been released. Cross was a member of King Crimson during the 1970s and Booker was a member of No-Man, Sanguine Hum and Peter Banks's Harmony in Diversity.

This Previously Unreleased Studio Album was recorded in 2006 but had not seen a release until now. David Cross said of the release "I met Andrew some years ago when the David Cross Band were touring with Pete Banks's Harmony and Diversity. Andrew was the drummer with that band and we got together after the tour to record some tracks.

"This eventually turned into the album we're releasing. Andrew brought a great deal of creativity and high level production skills to the project and is one of those people who make it easy to play - a wonderful talent!" It is available here.

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Anneke van Giersbergen Releases 'Zo Lief' Video

Anneke van Giersbergen has released a new video for the song "Zo Lief." The track will be included on her new live album "Symphonized," which is set to be released on November 16th

She had this to say about the track, "Zo Lief is about hanging on and letting go. I always thought that I would be a pretty relaxed mom, but dealing with transitions turns out to be more challenging than expected.

"Every time my son Finn enthusiastically welcomes a new stage of his independence, I have to admit that letting go of parental attachment isn't that easy. An English translation of the song title is 'So Sweet' and this is the very first time I've release a song in my native language as a solo artist.

"I wrote and demoed Zo Lief a couple of years ago and Gijs Kramers made a subtle arrangement for orchestra. The video was shot at the Dutch North Sea coast by director Mark Uyl." Watch the video here.

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Alice In Chains Announce New Spring Tour Plans

(hennemusic) Alice In Chains have announced a spring tour of the UK and Europe in support of their latest album, "Rainier Fog." They will be joined on most dates by Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

The 14-show series will begin in Glasgow, UK on May 23 and include appearances at Germany's Rock AM Ring and Rock Im Park festivals before it wraps up in Tallin, Estonia on June 13.

Recorded with producer Nick Raskulinecz at studios in Seattle, Nashville and Los Angeles, "Rainier Fog" recently debuted at No. 12 on the US Billboard 200 while scoring a triple-header of No. 1 entries on Billboard's Top Rock Albums, Alternative Albums and Hard Rock Albums charts, marking the second time the Seattle outfit has topped all three, following the same feat with their 2013 release. See the dates here.

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Singled Out: Palmyra Delran's I Thought You Said That You Were Gonna Kill Yourself

Palmyra Delran is releasing her new album "Come Spy With Me" this Friday and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the single "I Thought You Said That You Were Gonna Kill Yourself". Here is the story:

It's not a great story... A friend of mine was murdered. Someone who had her whole life ahead of her, and was one of the coolest people I'd ever known. When I returned to work, a co-worker was being overly dramatic about really ridiculous stuff and threatened to kill herself. It really burned me up and depressed me all over again. My friend who loved life had hers taken away in such a brutal way, so when the co-worker walked by me an hour later, I said to her... "Oh, you're still here? I thought you said that you were gonna kill yourself." I didn't really think about it - it just came out, and maybe I shouldn't have said it, but I was still so raw from losing a friend. Then I played the skeleton of the song to my pal Ben Vaughn. He finished it up and made it so much better.

I first recorded the song with my old band - The Friggs - and we released it on our first album - Rock Candy. The guys in my band The Doppel Gang dug it and wanted to play it so we learned it, and it's become a favorite of theirs to play at gigs. When it came time to make the new album, they wanted to record it, so we did. It's a really different sound compared to the Friggs version, so it really worked out!

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself here and learn more about the album right here!

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