Day in Rock Report for 11/18/2018
The guitarist was hospitalized after being treated by paramedics backstage at Madison Square Garden on November 10th who had to treat him with a tracheal tube to clear his airway.
Perry updated fans last week on his condition telling them, "Doing well, thanks for all the love and support!" And now TMZ reports that unnamed sources have informed them that the Aerosmith legend was released from the hospital this past Thursday (November 15th). Watch video of his performance with Billy Joelhere.
Herbert drowned in a pond behind his home in Stafford Springs, CT and the state police sources told the Hartford Courant that they are treating his death as suspicious and the case is being investigated by Eastern District Major Crime Squad.
His widow Elizabeth Herbert had previously shared on Facebook the following about the toxicology report from the medical examiner, "Oli was apparently self-treating for manic-depression that has run in his family for several generations.
"Anti-depressants were found in his system, as well as a sleep aid." She also wrote that she canceled a memorial service in Worcester and issued a plea for anyone with information on where her husband may have gotten his drugs to call state police.
She went on to explain why a public memorial was canceled, "As far as why the memorial service was canceled, concern for my personal safety and home due to numerous threats to both is the reason. If anybody knows where Oli was getting the psych meds, please call Troop C."
Kruspe made the revelations during an appearance on United Rock Nations Radio (listen here) where he appeared to promote the November 30th release of the new Emigrate album "A Million Degrees".
He had this to say, "To me, the process of doing this (Rammstein) record was something that I'm very happy with, because we've managed to gain a certain kind of respect back that we have lost in the past.
"It also kind of reminded me, the way that we are the moment, as the beginning from Rammstein. So, music-wise, I think it's richer when it comes to harmonies and melodies. That was also something that I was trying to do, because in the past, every time you talked about Rammstein, it's all about this big burden about the show and the fire.
"Nobody really talks about the music, which is, to me, as a music writer, kind of a slap in your face. It was also important to me that we kind of step up, music-wise, in a way. It's almost like Rammstein 3-D, I would describe it.
"I'm going to Los Angeles in the middle of December to mix the Rammstein record. After that, we are in the middle of tour preparation, and then we're gonna be on tour for the next three years."
"Sadly once again, communities in California are experiencing historically devastating wild fires in both the Northern and Southern parts of the state," says Metallica. "All Within My Hands has made a $50,000 donation each to the North Valley Community Foundation and the Los Angeles Fire Department Foundation; both agencies provide service to victims at evacuation centers and other much needed relief.
"We would like to encourage you to join us in supporting those in need and our first responders in any way you can by donating money, non-perishable food, clothing and other supplies or by giving your time volunteering or providing temporary housing. Every little bit helps."
ABC News reports the fires have claimed a total of 79 lives while laying waste to a total area of nearly 400 square miles, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Read morehere.
Directed by Kevin Kerslake, the clip sees Christopher Cornell as a paperboy - an occupation his father held in his youth - riding his bicycle around Seattle as images of lyrics from the Soundgarden frontman's history appear around the city.
"For me," says the young Cornell, "this video represents my dad and all the art he created throughout his life and what his music meant then and what it means now - not just to me and my family, but the city of Seattle and all of his fans."
"I wanted to highlight an aspect of Chris' talents often overshadowed by his more obvious virtues," adds Kerslake. "His monstrous guitar chops, operatic vocal range or commanding physical presence, which is his place as one of this generation's greatest lyricists.
"But do it within a specific context that turned a simple, straightforward journey through the streets of Seattle into a eulogy, of sorts, with mystical undertones."
"When Bad Does Good" was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell and was found in his personal recordings archive; it wasn't until friend Josh Brolin reminded the singer's wife, Vicky, of the unreleased song that she decided to share it with his fans.
"Chris Cornell" presents tracks from the rocker's extensive career - with tracks from Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave and as a solo artist, and covers of songs by Prince and Michael Jackson. Watch the videohere.
"This is just a small taste of what is to come, and we look forward to unveiling more tracks and videos as we approach the official album release date," says vocalist Todd La Torre. "I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record. The relentless dedication and hard work of everyone involved has been very rewarding.
"I am excited and looking forward to it no longer just belonging to us, but belonging to the world. We hope you all enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed making it!" Check out the songhere.
Watch the video here. Here is the synopsis for the release: "October 21st, 2005 is a historic date for every Nightwish fan - many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled 'End Of An Era' was not only the final show of their mega-selling 'Once' tour, but also the very last joint performance with their singer Tarja Turunen.
"Due to all of these facets and more, the DVD will give you goose-bumps many times over, yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been better or more spectacular. The setlist is stunning and contains 18 hymns, such as the opening 'Dark Chest Of Wonders', 'Nemo' and 'Bless The Child' through to the final 'Wish I Had An Angel'. If you do not already own this live masterpiece, you can now look forward to the extensive new edition." See the tracklisthere.
The Matt Zane directed and video will be for the track "Zoinks!", which was inspired by the classic animated series Scooby-Doo. The clip will be feature animation from Disney animator Brett Broggs (Frozen, Wreck-It Ralph), and include voice acting talents of Nikki Sixx, Susan Olsen (known for her role as Cindy Brady on The Brady Bunch), and Cinderella's Fred Coury.
Fans can catch the band on the road for the second leg of his North American Invasion Tour beginning on February 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, NV with support from blues-rock guitarist Jared James Nichols.
John 5 had this to say, "Get ready for the Invasion tour! I will be playing some songs from my new record, Invasion, a brand new medley, and much more. I'm really excited to have Jared James Nichols out with us. This tour is something you're not going to want to miss!" Read more
"Not The Only One" can be streamed here and the band has announced that they new album will be called "Who Do You Trust?" and they will be releasing it on January 18th.
The group recruited Nick "RAS" Furlong and Colin Cunningham to produce the album with the exception the song "Top Of The World" which was produced by Jason Evigan.
The new video can be seen here and comes from the band's just released new studio album "Patina", which was produced by bassist/producer Anthony Esposito and mixed by Max Norman.
The band will be supporting the new album release with a U.S. tour that is scheduled to kick off on February 23rd in Reno and will conclude on April 2nd in Queens, New York.
RED DRAGON CARTEL U.S. Tour Dtes:
2/23: Reno, NV @ Nugget Casino Resort
2/24: Agoura Hills, CA @ The Canyon Club
2/26: San Diego, CA @ Brick By Brick
2/28: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky
3/1: Santa Ana, CA @ Malones
3/2: Las Vegas, NV @ Vamp'd
3/3: Tempe, AZ @ Marquee
3/5: Denver, CO @ Herman's Hideaway
3/7: Dallas, TX @ Trees
3/8: San Antonio, TX @ The Rock Box
3/9: Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live
3/11: Nashville, TN @ The Basement East
3/13: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
3/14: Ft. Wayne, IN @ Pierre's
3/15: Detroit, MI @ Token Lounge
3/16: Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
3/18: Pittsburgh, PA @ Crafthouse
3/21: Buford, GA @ 37 Main
3/22: Greenville, SC @ Firmament
3/23: Hopewell, VA @ Beacon Theater
3/25: Sellersville, PA @ Sellersville Theater
3/26: New York, NY @ Iridium
3/27: Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
3/29: Teaneck, NJ @ Debonair Music Hall
3/30: Patchogue, NY @ 89 North
3/31: New Bedford, MA @ The Vault at Greasy Luck
4/2: Queens, NY @ Blackthorn 51
The special 10th anniversary edition is the album's first version release on 2LPs (180g cut at 45 rpm). And it comes housed in a hardcover case that features a patterned foil surface that will reflect the "portrait" of the viewer, referencing the bandmember portraits that are seen on the inner sleeves, according to Island/UMe. Pre-order it here.
In addition to the deluxe double-vinyl edition, three digital eSingles/bundles were just released on November 16 to highlight the key Day & Age tracks "Joy Ride," "Human," and "Spaceman." "Joy Ride (Night Version)" is making its digital debut, while "Human" boasts six remixes and a B-side not currently available digitally ("A Crippling Blow"). Armin van Buuren, Ferry Corsten, and Thin White Duke are among those reimagining "Human." Finally, "Spaceman" soars with rare remixes of its own and a Bright Eyes cover of "Four Winds," a B-side also not currently available digitally. Tiesto, Sander Van Doorn, and Bimbo Jones are all part of the ace "Spaceman" remix crew. See the tracklisthere.
The band just wrapped up a tour this past weekend and will continue supporting their "You Won't Get What You Want" with the new tour that will be kicking off on February 16th in Philadelphia, PA at Union Transfer and wrapping up on March 13th in New York City at Warsaw.
Singer Alexis Marshall had this to say, "Thank you to everyone who has made this return not only successful but thoroughly enjoyable. We are very excited to continue on, revisit some familiar places and return to others after a long hiatus. Love." See the dateshere.
The video can be streamed here and according to the announcement, the clip mirrors frontman Mike Howe's experience as it tells the story of a successful businessman who leads a double life as a lead singer in a metal band.
Damned If You Do also features new drummer Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P./Lita Ford). Stet first arrived after the departure of long-time drummer Jeff Plate, but soon after joining the band he was diagnosed with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma. Miraculously his treatments for the aggressive non-Hodgkin lymphoma worked and he was able to begin recording the new album.
The band's new drummer Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P./Lita Ford) had this to say about the new album, "From the minute we started tracking this new CD, I had the feeling that it was going to be something special.
"I knew that I was going to do my best to deliver a top drum performance, not only because of the high standard set by past Metal Church drummers, but also because this is my first CD release after being sick. I'm beyond happy with all aspects of this CD, great songs, great performances, great production, just an overall great CD! I love it!"
The video was directed by Jordan Wolfbauer and can be streamed here. According to the announcement the clip "imagines an intense, yet cathartic fever dream in which the band confronts anxieties and inner demons head on."
Frontman Josh Katz had this to say,"x ANA x is about my struggles with anxiety and panic disorder as a performer. Its the scariest and most debilitating thing in my life so I made a joke out of it. You should try it."
"Walter Hyatt, David Ball and Champ Hood have been an inspiration to me ever since the first time I heard Uncle Walt's Band," says Lyle Lovett, a journalism student at Texas A&M University when he first heard the band. "Musically, their finely crafted original compositions reflect diverse influences, while lyrically they demonstrate a sensitive, sophisticated understanding of the dignified South."
Uncle Walt's Band, originally from Spartanburg, S.C., was an eclectic music trio that moved to Nashville in 1972 and, shortly thereafter, to Austin at the urging of singer/songwriter Willis Alan Ramsey. An attempt at an album with Ramsey at the helm was unsuccessful, so the band headed back to Spartanburg in 1974 to produce their own debut LP, Blame It on the Bossa Nova. The original self-released vinyl edition -1,000 copies sold through performances and self-promotion - disappeared quickly. Heat was gaining for the band, so they headed back down to Austin with a reissue of the album, simply titled Uncle Walt's Band.(Original Blame It on the Bossa Nova LPs change hands for hundreds of dollars these days.) Read more
"Am I Beautiful" started out with a riff. Which most of our songs do. Then having worked to create a shell of a song our singer Danny Rossi could work with, he found some inspiration we could all get on board with. At the time he was surrounded my girls constantly in and out of plastic surgery trying to improve their looks via breast implants, lip enhancement, body enhancement, just never ending. Which led to a much bigger topic, mental health. The song really addresses the issue. We never really know who we are standing next to and what they have going on. The world is not as easy to live in since social media has taken over. It can be scary to think about, but that is what fueled this song.
We then packed up and headed to Los Angeles to work with producer Brandon Friesen (Sum 41, Billy Ray Cyrus). We wanted to see what working with someone different would spawn. We dropped down our tuning and I played more guitar on thins track than I ever had before. It was interesting to take another approach to recording. The song turned out heavier and more expressive than what we had brought to the table.
The video was a little more tricky. Music a lot of the time can me metaphoric. People can draw their own conclusions. But when they are watching a video it all for them to see. So we needed to do the best we could to express that no matter what someone is dealing with, we all have beauty. It is all about being happy with what and who we see in the mirror. It is not through bodily enhancement that we are going to find it
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself here and learn more about the albumright here!
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