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Day in Rock Report for 11/09/2018

Chris Cornell's Doctor Sued Over Singer's Death

(hennemusic) Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky, has filed a medical malpractice suit against the late Soundgarden singer's doctor alleging he over-prescribed drugs that eventually caused her husband to commit suicide.

Rolling Stone reports Vicky's suit against Dr. Robert Koblin claims the physician "negligently and repeatedly" prescribed Cornell "dangerous mind-altering controlled substances... which impaired [his] cognition, clouded his judgement and caused him to engage in dangerous impulsive behaviors that he was unable to control, costing him his life."

The suit claims Koblin prescribed Cornell over 940 doses of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (also known as Ativan) between September 2015 and his death by suicide in May 2017.

At the same time, Koblin was prescribing Cornell Oxycodone, though it alleges that the doctor never conducted a medical examination of Cornell, performed any lab studies or clinical assessments.

Vicky's suit alleges that Koblin failed to warn the singer about possible side effects of Lorazepam, which include impaired judgement and rational thinking, diminished impulse control and increased risk of suicide in addiction-prone individuals.

The suit claims Koblin knew Cornell was an "addiction-prone individual," because Koblin was referred to Cornell through Cornell's therapist for substance abuse.

Vicky Cornell is suing for, among other charges, negligence, failure to obtain informed consent and willful misconduct, with Koblin and Robertson Cardiovascular Center named as defendants in the suit. Read more here.

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A Perfect Circle Reveal New Video, Covering AC/DC

A Perfect Circle have released a brand new apocalyptic music video for their track "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish" and announced a special release of the single.

The new promotional clip was directed by Kyle Cogan and the band's frontman Maynard James Keenan had this succinct comment about it "Welcome to the new normal." Watch the video here

Fans will also be able to pick up a very special limited edition 7-inch vinyl record of the single with a b-side featuring the band's take on the AC/DC classic "Dog Eat Dog" for this year's Black Friday Record Store Day event.

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All That Remains' Oli Herbert Memorial Canceled

All That Remains founding member/lead guitarist Oli Herbert's public memorial which was set to take place this Sunday (November 11th) has been canceled for an undisclosed reason.

Herbert passed away on October 16th at the age of 44 years-old. A public memorial service was supposed to take place at the Worcester Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts and be livestreamed on Sunday but his official Facebook page says that it will not be happening.

They write, "**IMPORTANT NOTICE - Wednesday, November 7th at 9:30 pm, ET: The public Memorial Service for Oli Herbert scheduled for Sunday, November 11th has been CANCELLED. No additional information is available at this time."

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Metallica Release Live 'And Justice For All' Video

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming video of a 2014 live performance of the title track to their 1988 album, "...And Justice For All", following the recent release of a series of expanded 30th anniversary reissues of the project.

Footage of the song was filmed during the Heavy MTL Festival at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC on August 9, 2014.

The latest is their reissue series, Metallica'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.

A new 3CD package includes the remastered album and two discs of rough mixes, demos and live tracks alongside an expanded booklet including unseen photos by Ross Halfin.

The remastered set is also available in multiple configurations, including a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, cassette, Limited Edition Deluxe Box Set and digitally as a Standard album (available to stream and download), an Expanded Edition (available for download only), and a Digital Deluxe Box Set (available for streaming and download). here.

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Rolling Stones Stream Bonus Track Performance

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are streaming video of a 1994 performance of "Happy", as the latest preview to the November 16 release of the live package, "Voodoo Lounge Uncut."

"Happy" is billed as an unseen track, taken from the set's bonus feature; an August 1994 version is also included as one of five songs filmed at Giants Stadium in New Jersey that were offered for sale during the 1994/95 tour on a VHS video called "Live Voodoo Lounge."

The second single from 1972's US No. 1 album, "Exile On Main St.", the Keith Richards-fronted tune reached No. 22 on the Billboard Hot 100.

"Voodo Lounge Uncut" was filmed during a November 1994 concert at Miami's Joe Robbie Stadium that was originally broadcast as a pay-per-view event before being issued as "Voodoo Lounge Live" on VHS video the following year and on DVD in 1998. Watch the video here.

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Fleetwood Mac Stream Classic Song From Don't Stop Collection

(hennemusic) Fleetwood Mac are streaming audio of their 1969 classic, "Oh Well Pt. 1", as a preview to the November 16 release of the band's first-ever career-spanning collection "50 Years - Don't Stop."

The new compilation touches on every era in the group's history while highlighting the work of the many musicians who have recorded under the Fleetwood Mac banner over the years since Peter Green, Mick Fleetwood and Jeremy Spencer first formed the outfit in 1967 in London, UK.

Marking a half century years since the release of the band's 1968 self-titled debut album, "50 Years - Don't Stop" will present 50 tracks across 3-CD and 5-LP packages (see song list below).

The opening disc revisits Fleetwood Mac's early years as a blues-rock combo, a six-year period that began in 1968 and ended in 1974 with its ninth studio album, "Heroes Are Hard To Find." Many of the songs featured here were Top 10 hits in the UK, including "Man Of The World," "Oh Well - Pt. 1," "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)," and the No. 1 hit, "Albatross."

The second disc focuses on the group's most commercially successful period with music from a trio of multi-platinum releases - "Fleetwood Mac" (1975), "Rumours" (1977), and "Tusk" (1979) - plus the acclaimed concert album "Live" (1980). Together they've sold millions of copies worldwide, with "Rumours" alone selling more than 40 million copies. Several of the band's most beloved tracks come from these albums including "Rhiannon," "Say You Love Me," "Go Your Own Way," "Don't Stop," "You Make Loving Fun," and the No. 1 single, "Dreams."

The final disc explores songs the band released between 1982 and 2013, including major US hits like "Hold Me" (No. 4), "Gypsy" (No. 12), "Big Love" (No. 5), "Little Lies" (No. 4), and "Everywhere" (No. 14). Also featured are several rarities ("Paper Doll" and "As Long As You Follow"); a live version of "Silver Springs" from the multi-platinum 1997 concert album, "The Dance"; and "Sad Angel" from the band's most recent release, 2013's "Extended Play." Read more and stream the song here.

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Depeche Mode Box Sets Coming Next Month

Depeche Mode's camp have announced that they will be releasing two new 12" vinyl singles box sets on December 14th. We were sent the following details:

Each of these definitive boxed sets contains six 12" vinyl singles contemporaneous to either Construction Time Again (1983) or Some Great Reward (1984). A pair of pivotal releases in the Depeche Mode canon, these albums significantly advanced the band's sound and vision, introducing audiences to some of the most inventive mixes in DM history while catapulting their international mass appeal to soaring new heights.

Construction Time Again marked the first time that Depeche Mode released limited edition versions of an album's 12" singles, each containing the original mix of each track. With this and Some Great Reward, Depeche Mode's commitment to the 12" single format as a distinct art form became even more evident.

Construction Time Again | The 12" Singles and Some Great Reward | The 12" Singles contain reproductions of limited edition versions of releases showcasing rare tracks, alternate mixes, 7" vinyl versions, live shows and more. Both will be available on December 14 for $124.98. Read more here.

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Lacuna Coil Have Special 20th Anniversary Release

Lacuna Coil are celebrating their 20th anniversary with the release f their very first book, which is entitled "Nothing Stands In Our Way." We were sent the following details:

The book comes in classic and signature editions and contains rare and candid photographs, memorabilia, personal artifacts from the collections of founding members Cristina Scabbia, Andrea Ferro, and Marco Coti Zelati. Among the numerous photographs in the book are baby pics, 1990s skater poses, pre-Lacuna Coil performance shots, and tons of backstage scenes from the past two decades. The lavish illustrations and high-quality hardback were designed by Rocket88 and is available now and can be purchased HERE.

Andrea, Maki and Cristina tell the band's story in the first person, beginning with their early life, teen years, key musical influences, personal record collections and details of how they met. It goes on to describe how Lacuna Coil formed, found success and became the global phenomenon that they are today.

Nothing Stands In Our Way is available in two distinct editions: The Classic is a 224 page, 200+ image-filled hardback with foil detailing and retails at $45; the Signature is the same hardback in a deluxe clamshell box, signed by the band, with four exclusive, original art prints created by Marco Zela Coti, and retails at $130.

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John Mellencamp Releases 'Eyes On The Prize' Video

(hennemusic) John Mellencamp is premiering a video for "Eyes On The Prize", the lead single from his forthcoming album, "Other People's Stuff." A variation of the traditional folk song "Gospel Plow", the Indian rocker originally performed the tune in 2010 as part of The White House Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement special.

"Protest songs can still make a difference," says the singer about the first preview to the December 7 release of his 24th studio album, which delivers a collection of classic tracks culled from seminal albums, compilations, unearthed sessions and documentaries.

"Most, if not all, of the songs on Other People's Stuff come from The Great American Songbook," explains Mellencamp. "These are songs that have been recorded over the last 40 years of my career, but had never been put together as one piece of work. Now, they have."

Fans will be able to experience material from the project on a recently-expanded 2019 US tour, dubbed "The John Mellencamp Show", which will begin in South Bend, IN on February 7. Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: 22's Call Me Trimtab

The band 22 are releasing their new double album "you are creating" today and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song "Call Me Trimtab". Here is the story:

Call me trimtab is a song about pushing oneself, working hard to create something original, to manifest visions that no one else but you have. I've taken the liberty to use the american pioneer, architect, futurist, inventor Buckminster Fuller's life and concepts as a basis for the lyric. He was born in 1895, and coined concepts such as Spaceship Earth, Geodesic Domes, Dymaxion Cars and Dwelling Machines (futuristic aluminum houses); focusing, in his own very original and playful way, on humanity being radically more energy efficient as we enter the future.

He was a big proponent of polyphasic sleeping. That means taking short 30 min naps 4 times a day instead of sleeping many hours every night. This gave him more time to work, study and create more. I myself, will also shift in to polyphasic sleeping when workin on intense projects as producing a new record or composing new music, and it works well for me, although I don't function that well socially in those periods.

He aimed at creating solutions and designs for mankind that would enable man to live in a more "effortless state", and at the same time he worked his ass off making these inventions.

A trimtab is a tiny rudder on ships and airplanes that sets the default "hands off" steering direction, reducing, when correctly dialled, the amount of force needed to keep the vehicle moving in a straight direction, to none. It is a symbol of a very light action that can create big movements.
On Buckminster's gravestone it reads "Call Me Trimtab".

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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