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Day in Rock Report for 11/07/2018

Dave Grohl Dreams Of Playing With AC/DC

Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl have revealed in a new interview that his dream gig is to play drums with hard rock legends AC/DC.

The iconic band has been in the news lately after several members, including drummer Phil Rudd and frontman Brian Johnson, were spotted near a Vancouver area recording studio where they recorded their past few albums.

Grohl spoke to Forbes this week and asked what band he would love to play drums for and he responded, "AC/DC. That's my last one, that's it. Phil Rudd is back though. If you dive back into their back catalogue, that early sh*t, there was a little bit more dynamic, then they settled into the groove.

"That's the thing. And it's because of Phil Rudd. It's AC/DC, but that guy holds the key."

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KISS Rock Classic Hit With James Corden On Late Night TV

(hennemusic) KISS teamed up with host James Corden to perform their signature tune, "Rock And Roll All Nite", on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show on November 5th.

Wearing a custom outfit and face paint, Corden added some new lyrics to the classic track as he admits that the older we get, the more difficult it becomes to rock and roll all night on top of partying every day.

The lead single from KISS' third record, 1975's "Dressed To Kill", reached No. 68 on the US Billboard Hot 100 while the album peaked at No. 32 on the Billboard 200; a live version of the song from "KISS Alive!" became the band's first US Top 20 smash when it hit No. 12 on the singles chart in early 1976.

"Rock And Roll All Nite" marked the second appearance by KISS on the late night CBS program in the past week following a Halloween performance of their classic 1976 single "Shout It Out Loud." Watch the TV appearance here.

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Megadeth Stream Video From New Album Sessions

(hennemusic) Megadeth leader Dave Mustaine is sharing some video footage from recording sessions for the band's sixteenth album. Drummer Dirk Verbeuren can be seen working on drum parts for a new track in the studio.

"The Cheshire Cat is smiling!," tweeted Mustaine. "Enjoy a lil tease." The footage surfaces a couple of days after Mustaine announced that the pair have begun work on the project.

"Today, our drummer @VerbeurenDirk and I start @Megadeth Album 16 with Dystopia co-producer and @Grammy winning partner Chris Rakestraw at my side again," tweeted Mustaine on November 3. "No Rest For The Wicked! (relax...that's not the new title)."

"Dystopia" debuted at No.3 on the US Billboard 200 upon its release in 2016 while the album's title track won the band their first-ever Grammy Award in the Best Metal Performance category at the 2017 event.

This week, it was announced that Megadeth will join Ozzy Osbourne for a series of summer 2019 North American concert dates as part of the Black Sabbath rcoker's ongoing farewell tour. Watch the video

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Dream Theater Announce New Album And Tour

Dream Theater have made it official. After dropping hints in recent interviews, the band officially announced that they will be releasing their new studio album early next year and launching a tour to support it.

The new studio effort, their 14th, will be entitled "Distance Over Time," is set to hit stores on February 22nd of 2019 under their new deal with InsideOutMusic / Sony Music.

The new record was produced by John Petrucci, mixed by Ben Grosse and mastered by Tom Baker and Petrucci had this to say, "When I listen back to the album, I can distinctly recall every moment of the writing process; where I was standing in the room, what inspired us in that instant and the meaning behind each song.

"As a producer, my goal was to try and create the best-sounding Dream Theater record we've ever made so that listeners can just be enveloped in the music. I really wanted this recording to truly reflect the spirit, joy and passion that went into making the album and for people to walk away feeling some of the organic nature, personality and raw energy that the band captured while together in the studio. For me, I think it accomplishes that and I hope that other people will feel the same way."

A month after the album hits stores, the band will be hitting the road for the North American leg of their The Distance Over Time Tour which will launch on March 20th in San Diego, CA and conclude in Mexico City on May 4th.

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Five Finger Death Punch Star Missing Fall Tour

Five Finger Death Punch kicked off their coheadlining fall tour with Breaking Benjamin on Tuesday (Nov 6th) in Wichita, KS but one of the members has been forced to sit out the trek.

The band announced that drummer Spencer has been forced to miss the fall leg of the tour so that he can undergo a second back surgery and they have recruited "The Engine" to fill in.

As previously reported, From Ashes To New will be providing support on all of the fall dates and the trek will feature Bad Wolves and In Flames joining the fun on select dates. Read more here.

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All That Remains Oli Herbert Public Memorial Announced

All That Remains founding member/lead guitarist Oli Herbert will be remembered with a public memorial service this Sunday, November 11th from 2 - 5 PM, at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester, MA.

The service will be open to the first 350 people on "first come, first served" basis and will be live-streamed on The Official Oli Herbert page beginning at 2:15 PM. Fine more details here.

The band issued the following statement last month about his passing, "We were devastated to learn that Oli Herbert, our friend, guitar player, and founding member of All That Remains, has passed away.

"Oli was an incredibly talented guitarist and song writer who defined Rock and Metal from the Northeast. His impact on the genres and our lives will continue indefinitely."

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Metallica Release Video For Rare 'Phantom Lord' Performance

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming video of the first performance in five years of their 1983 rarity, "Phantom Lord", from an October 25 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA as part their fall North American tour.

The band last performed the classic tune from their 1983 debut, "Kill 'Em All", at their self-curated Orion Music + More festival in Detroit, MI in 2013.

During the fall shows in support of "Hardwired…To Self-Destruct", Metallica released a series of expanded 30th anniversary reissues of their 1988 album, "…And Justice For All."

The group's fourth album - and first with bassist Jason Newsted - reached No. 6 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 8 million copies in the country. Watch the video here.

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Beatles Release Back In The U.S.S.R. Remix Lyric Video

(hennemusic) The Beatles are streaming a new lyric video for the 2018 mix of their 1968 classic, "Back In The U.S.S.R.", ahead of its inclusion on the November 9 release of a series of 50th anniversary reissues of The White Album.

The clip for the opening track on the legendary double album follows a previous preview of three different versions of the song from the reissue, including the new 2018 stereo mix by producer Giles Martin and mix engineer Sam Okell, an instrumental backing track from studio sessions, and an early acoustic version from the Esher demo series

"The White Album" debuted and/or reached the top of the charts in countries around the world upon its original release, while it went on to earn 19x Platinum status in the US for sales of 9.5 million copies.

Much of the material for the record was written while The Beatles were on a retreat with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi in India in early 1968.

"We had left Sgt. Pepper's band to play in his sunny Elysian Fields and were now striding out in new directions without a map," says Paul McCartney in his written introduction for the new releases.

Among the multiple expanded versions of the project are a 7-disc Super Deluxe box set package, a 3CD Deluxe edition and a 2LP vinyl version, with all formats presenting a new 2018 remix of the landmark record. Watch the video here.

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Ghost Mastermind Teases 2019 Release

Ghost mastermind Tobias Forge teased during a new radio interview that band may or may not have recorded a new EP that will following their 2016 Popestar release.

Forge spoke with 100.5 The KATT in Oklahoma and said, He says: "My intention is not to release just another EP of covers. There might be something else coming out next year, maybe, that might have been recorded already, that won't be covers."

He also discussed the idea of the band filming a live show for home video release, according to Metal Hammer. "If the production on the live front gets to the point where I want it to be, and if we happen to play two dates at a venue that caters to the full production and it's somewhere geographically where there's an audience who is very lively, I would love to record a DVD.

"The problem is that you don't wing that - you need to do it in a venue where you're playing two nights in a row. It needs to be sold out, it needs to be huge and it needs to be a crowd that goes crazy.

"Sometimes, it rules out certain cities. People can be super-passionate, but they can be very still. Certain countries have a way to appreciate things - they're nodding and they're applauding and they have a drink in their hands.

"But if you go to Buenos Aires, they will f***ing trash the place, which is so much more fun to look at from a video point of view.

"It's definitely on my to-do list. I really want to do our statement video capturing our live show, but that requires a lot of stars to align. We'll see if that happens on this cycle or the next."

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Singled Out: Katie Knipp's Metro In Paris

Katie Knipp released her new album "Take It With You" today (November 7th) and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song "Metro In Paris". Here is the story:

While in Paris for the first time a few years ago, I decided to get on the metro during their rush hour. It was a total and complete sardine can. Bodies just smashed up against each other, no eye contact, no small talk, no nothing except for that total claustrophobic, space invaded feeling.

So I decided to turn the story around and make it a sexy dance. It could borderline on a little "baby it's cold outside" forced upon affection, but it sure was fun to write. I feel extra sultry and flirty while performing it.

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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Pearl Jam Top Tour Charts With Summer Stadium Shows

(hennemusic) A series of summer baseball stadium concerts in Chicago, IL and Boston, MA by Pearl Jam are topping the latest touring charts, according to Billboard.

The music industry magazine reports Pearl Jam earned $7.1 million for their August 18 and 20 shows before 83,100 fans at Chicago's Wrigley Field to place No. 1 on the Billboard Boxscore chart, while their September 2 and 4 gigs at Boston's Fenway Park for a combined total of 71,694 fans brought in $6.7 million.

The feat marks Pearl Jam's first time topping the Boxscore chart since their two-show stint at Madison Square Garden in 2016. The Seattle band's August 13 date at the Washington-Grizzly Stadium in Missoula, MT placed No. 18 on the Boxscore chart dated November 3 with $2.1 million in revenue, making it the third-biggest gross ever reported in the state of Montana after shows at the same venue in 2014 by Paul McCartney ($3.8 million) and in 2006 by The Rolling Stones ($2.8 million). Read more here.

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Duran Duran Release 'The Edge of America' Video

Duran Duran released a brand new music video this week for their track "The Edge of America," to celebrate the anniversary of their 1988 album "Big Thing".

The new visual can be streamed here and was created in collaboration with Colombian-Venezuelan media artist and engineer David Medina. We were sent the following details:

In revisiting Big Thing with the thirtieth anniversary of the album in mind, "The Edge of America" stood out to the band. Nick Rhodes explains, "I instantly realized that this was the right piece of music for David to work on and, at the same time, I was confounded that it felt more prescient now than it did when we recorded it."

For the video, Medina wrote custom software that created different and unexpected automatic compositions and collages from an extensive bank of public domain images around immigration and bird collisions in the United States. In the video, a set of photographs of dead birds that crashed with buildings in Washington, D.C. are used to show some of the thousands of strikes between birds and aircrafts in airports all over the U.S. every year. Composite portraits of different people are used to portray individuals of multiple ethnic origins. The software creates compositions that are always unique and diverse and this video shows one of billions of possible combinations and visual outcomes.

"The Edge of America" video is meant to deal with two main notions: The impossibility of purity and the necessity of movement as important forces both in nature, as well as, the human condition. Using flocks of birds and those that have crashed with buildings and aircrafts among photographs of immigrants on Ellis Island in the early twentieth century, the video sets out to convey the encounter between the universal impulse to move and the artificial boundaries that we create to stop it. Different faces, recombined in mutating compositions, show our diverse ethnic origins and the impossibility of purity or even a unique racial identity: Two concepts that are critical around immigration policies all over the world.

Nick Rhodes says of Medina, "I was struck by his unique vision depicting a clash between nature and culture. Although we had radically different backgrounds and life experiences, somehow we were both inspired by the idea of collaborating, so I started to think about a specific Duran Duran track that might lend itself to a collection of unexpected visuals created through algorithms... The video David has created is a gaze at humanity which expresses compassion & empathy, that is so sadly lacking in much of our world at this time."

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Lacuna Coil Release Live 'The House Of Shame' Video

Lacuna Coil have released a live video for their song "The House Of Shame." It comes from their forthcoming "The 119 Show: Live In London", which will be released on November 9th.

The band had this to say, "What took place at the O2 Forum Kentish Town in London on the January 19 was pure magic. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us as a band and as people.

"The work involved, the pre-performance tension, the intensity on stage, the energy between us and the audience - all of this was beyond anything we've ever done before.

"This event was not just a show, it was a birthday party, an anniversary celebration and most importantly a huge thank you to everyone who travelled side by side with us for the last 20 years.

"Now, with the release of The 119 Show: Live In London, we can also share the magic with those fans who weren't able to party with us in January." Watch the video here.

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Soen Announce New Album 'Lotus'

Progressive metal band Soen have announced that they will be releasing their fourth studio album, which will be entitled "Lotus," on February 1st of next year.

Martin Lopez had this to say, "We are all very fortunate to have this place where we can go and explore thoughts, perspectives and emotions which everyday life maybe does not have the room for.

"There are definitely things that we say, and places we go, in Soen which would be very hard to express without us coming together and creating music."

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Joan Jett Releases 'Fresh Start' Video

(hennemusic) Joan Jett has premiered a music video for her song "Fresh Start", the lead single from the recently-released soundtrack album to the biopic "Bad Reputation."

"Sometimes you need to say to yourself, 'Am I still enjoying what I'm doing? I need to find the fire again,'" Jett tells Entertainment Weekly about the song. "Part of it was just thinking about rock in general. It's always been a young person's game, writing about sex, love and partying. As rock and rollers get older, what do they write about? I'm not sure there's an answer, but we're looking for it."

Directed by Kevin Kerslake, "Bad Reputation" chronicles Jett's history - from her arrival on the scene as a punk rock pioneer in the 1970s through her evolution as hitmaker with the Blackhearts in the 1980s-1990s-2000s to her induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2015.

The companion soundtrack album presents classic tracks from the rocker and her career as both a solo artist and member of The Runaways, and songs she recorded with Bikini Kill, Miley Cyrus and Laura Jane Grace, among others. Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: Jenny March's Talk To Me

Up and coming Los Angeles based singer Jenny March scored a hit with her single "Talk To Me" and today she tells us about the track. Here is the story:

My single 'Talk To Me' was inspired by my friends and my life in Los Angeles and was the first song I wrote without putting certain boundaries on myself. I wanted it to be a fun summer song that promotes female confidence and independence. The first verse of the song shares my actual truth during the time I was writing this song so the song is sentimental to me. I wanted to share what I was going through, and what some of my friends were too because when you're 21 in Los Angeles, it's very easy to get caught up in the whole scene. In the chorus, I wanted, in my own way, to tell girls that you don't need a man to be happy, and that with good girlfriends and just focusing on what makes you happy, you can get through anything. Also, while it may not be as popular in other states, avocado toast and bottomless mimosas for Sunday brunch are a definite thing to have here in LA so I thought that would be fun to include. My friends and I have had many important conversations over Avocado toast at Brunch!

I also want to share with you about the making of the video for the song, since it was my first music video shoot and it was an amazing experience. I met up with Hustlecake's director, Colin Sander, and producer, Ken Ashton, to talk about the concept for the video. I told them I wanted a summer pool day with a bunch of pool floats (avocado toast and champagne glasses, of course). I think I personally own 6 pool floats. We also talked about adding a night scene for contrast and to show a house party, which happened a lot that summer. From there, they added a small story line between a guy and me to tie the whole song's concept in … that us girls don't need a man. The inside nighttime party scene was based off of one of my friend's houses that was nicknamed "the trap house". I think you can figure out why. People would end up falling asleep there, either outside, on the floor, on couches, in bathtubs, etc. It was actually insane! For the video, I asked about 15 friends if they wanted to be in it and they all said yes, which was really special to me. It was a great and supportive experience because I felt so comfortable and the energy on set was contagious. I learned so much about creating a music video and what goes into it, what I like and don't like, and I'm looking forward to creating something special with my new music.

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

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