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Day in Rock Report for 11/25/2018

Vinnie Vincent Singer Pulls Out Of Comeback Shows

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent's comeback shows have hit another snag with vocalist Robert Fleischman revealing that he will not be performing at the concerts.

Vincent was supposed to launch the special shows next month but recently announced that they have been pushed back and will now be taking place on February 8th and 9th in Nashville.

Fleischman, who was the vocalist featured on the debut Vinnie Vincent Invasion album (replaced by Mark Slaughter), broke the bad news to fans via social media. He wrote, "Looks like I'm the bearer of bad news today.. 

"I think a lot of you know my history with Mr. Vincent been a rollercoaster or two.. first ..things were not feeling good on the business side.. again..the promoter.. extremely low-balled me to the point of.. it being insulting.. the amount of money he offered.. and the poor organization... and lack of respect.. Plus I think it was so bad that the show was cancelled at Graceland.. when the promoter knew some time ago it wasn't going to happen.. I had hardly any contact with anyone wondering what was going to happen .changing plans like a lot of you did ..and unfortunately ..we got hit with travel arrangements and hotel's..having to be canceled and all the money lost.. then they decided to have it in Nashville ..with two special guests.. and on the poster a picture of Vinnie and special guests ..and my name below in tiny little letters which would take a microscope to read it.. thinking that this promoter has something out for me ?.. I don't even know him.. after that I said to myself.. I'm not going down this road again ..people I've been up and down with this situation.. like a lot of you.. unfortunately some people don't learn from their past.. well I do.. I'm not going to hop on that train ever again..

"This is what I texted to Vinnie..

"I'm going to bow out doing the show in Nashville..I apologize but my heart is just not into it anymore..please understand.. while you were away.. I was pursuing other avenues in my life and I just enjoy the way it is now..
I would have called you but I feel you would have tried to talk me into doing this project with you.. but my heart just isn't in it... I'd love to still be in touch with you and be friends..

"So all the best to you..R"

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Hellyeah Releasing Final Album With Vinnie Paul

Hellyeah fans will soon be able to hear the final album that the late Vinnie Paul was working on before his death with the band announcing it will arrive early next year.

The band took to social media last week and posted the following message "Happy Thanksgiving Hellions!! See you all next year and with a new record that is going to blow you away!!"

Bassist Kyle Sanders revealed some details about the new studio effort during a SiriusXM interview shortly before Vinnie Paul's death. Kyle said,
"We're in the middle of huge things right now. This is the last thing you expect to hear. We're in the studio right now, man. We're doing a record, [this is] everything that Vinnie lives for. It's devastating, man.

"The music that I'm sitting on right now, it makes me so happy to hear it, to have all the music done. We're doing vocals now, we're like 75 percent done with this record. [The] tour's starting in September, all these festivals [are booked]. We just were on the phone with Vinnie talking about the game plan."

Sanders also spoke about working with the iconic Pantera drummer. He said, "Playing bass with that drummer, being the foundation with him in this band, I'm so satisfied with what we've done together. And what we just did on this whole record together. I couldn't be more proud."

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Guns N' Roses Share Live 'Patience' Video

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are streaming live performance video of their 1988 classic, "Patience", that was captured during a November 17 concert in Taipei, Taiwan.

The first song of the group's encore was a No. 4 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 back in the day, helping push "GN'R Lies" to sales of more than 5 million in the country.

As part of the Not In This Lifetime tour, the band also live-streamed video footage of "Live And Let Die" from the Taiwan show via Facebook. Since the reunion of Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagan returned to stages 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.

In 2018 alone, Guns N' Roses has played 13 stadiums along with five summer festival headlining slots across Europe before more than 750,000 fans. Watch the video

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Pink Floyd Stream Rare 1968 Video Featuring Syd Barrett

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd co-founder Syd Barrett is featured in a rare 1968 video for "Jugband Blues", a track from the band's second album, "A Saucerful Of Secrets."

Written by Barrett and filmed in December of 1967, the tune was the singer's sole compositional contribution to the project, as well as his last song published by the group before his departure a few months later as David Gilmour joined the lineup.

The group's transitional record from the original Barrett-led era to the Gilmour years reached No. 9 on the UK charts, with drummer Nick Mason later declaring it his favorite Pink Floyd album.

The rocker recently returned to live performances with Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets, with a lineup that strictly performs material from the group's pre-"The Dark Side Of The Moon" era.

"With the help of some like-minded friends, I have embarked on a voyage of discovery of the music that was the launchpad of Pink Floyd and my working life," says Mason. "It seems too early to retire, and I missed the interaction with other musicians."

Mason and his band will next be seen on a spring 2019 tour of North America that will begin in Vancouver, BC on March 12. Watch the video here.

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U2 Experience + Innocence Brings In Over $125 Million

(hennemusic) U2's recently-completed Experience + Innocence tour has earned the Irish band $126.2 million in revenue at the box office, according to Billboard.

The 2018 series began with a 27-date North American leg that opened in Tulsa, OK in May and wrapped up in Uncasville, CT in early July while taking home $61.5 million; a 32-show European run that followed from August to mid-November brought in another $64.7 million.

In total, the Irish rockers played before 923,733 fans over the course of the 59-date tour. The trek's biggest reports came from two of the most iconic cities and venues in the world, as the band grossed $9.4 million from four shows at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris and $8.7 million from three shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. Read more and watch videos from the tour here.

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Motley Crue's John Corabi and White Lion's Mike Tramp Teaming Up

The Dead Daisies and former Motley Crue frontman John Corabi has announced that he is teaming up with White Lion singer Mike Tramp for a special show next March.

The show will be taking place at the Debonair Music Hall in Teaneck, New Jersey on St Patrick's Day according to a social media post by Corabi. But it looks like there may be additional shows with John and Mike Tramp.

Saigon Kick guitarist Jason Bieler announced on Facebook that he will be playing with the two singers at a show on March 4th in Georgia. He wrote, "I'm uber-jazzed and excited to announce that I will be playing with Mike Tramp and John Corabi on March 4th at 37 Main - A Rock Cafe - which I'm told is very close to Atlanta.

"Obviously, you guys know me from when I fronted Motley Crue, but did you know John Corabi wrote 'When The Children Cry' and Mike Tramp went platinum by crooning 'Love Is On The Way'? Thanks Scoley Entertainment and Music Management for including me and offering use of your jet!"

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Couple Kicked Out Of Machine Head Show For Having Sex

Machine Head took to social media to report that a couple was kicked out of their show in San Diego, Ca last week after they were caught having sex in the front row of the venue during the concert.

Following the show last Tuesday (Nov 22nd) at the House of Blues the band sharedvia Instagram, "San Diego! HOLY... FREAKIN... SH*T!!!?? When a guy and gal get ejected for having sex during "Davidian" (in the front row no less!?) you know it's gonna complete insanity! *no joke!*... WOW, what a welcome back you gave us, we are blown away! ?
Epic circle pits, the jumping was crazy, boobies, sing-a-longs, crowd-surfing-mania, couples having sex!!? ?
San Diego, after an 11 year break from each other, you are officially "un-fired"! Hands down the best show we have EVER played in your amazing city, and one of the wildest and rowdiest of the entire tour! Thank you all so much for an UNFORGETTABLE night of raging!! ?

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Foo Fighters To Headline Reading and Leeds Festivals

(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters will headline the UK's Reading and Leeds festivals next summer as part of a just-announced 2019 European tour. "Do you love rock and roll???" asked the band. "More UK shows announced!"

The pair of festival events over the August 23-25 weekend - alongside fellow headliners Twenty One Pilots, The 1975 and Post Malone - will be preceded by another new tour addition: an August 17 appearance at Summer Sessions at Bellahouston Park in Glasgow.

While the Foo Fighters are enjoying a break for the upcoming holiday season, Dave Grohl will deliver the debut live performance his epic solo recording "Play" at Warren Haynes' Christmas Jam 30 benefit concert in Asheville, NC on December 8.

Grohl will be accompanied by other rockers - to be announced - to recreate the recently-released film and audio project that documents the live recording of a solo 23-minute composition that sees the multi-instrumentalist Foo Fighter perform the song on seven instruments over the course of three days in the studio.

The live debut will top the bill on the annual event's second night - at the city's US Cellular Center alongside appearances by Eric Church, Gov't Mule, Jim James and Joe Bonamassa; the December 7 opening night will present live music from Grace Potter, Jamey Johnson, Marco Benevento, Mike Gordon, and a headline set of Pink Floyd covers by Gov't Mule billed as "Dark Side Of The Mule." Read more here.

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Evergrey Release 'A Silent Arc' Video

Evergrey have released a new music video for their track "A Silent Arc". The song comes from the band's forthcoming album "The Atlantic" which is set to hit stores on January 25th.

S Englund had this to say about the new studio effort, "This is album number 11 and it's also the third album of a concept that might have reached its destination, or at least one conclusion.

"It might also have been something that some of you saw coming or anticipated? We've fought through giant private obstacles as well as an extremely complicated break-in at our studio to bring this album to you. So at the same time as it's certainly not been painless or at all easy, it's been rewarding in new ways and our creativity has been painted in colours of honesty and sincerity.

He continued, "This is our heaviest, darkest, and perhaps also our most diverse album to date. It's everything we wanted to compose and the written words come straight from a place of transparency and never before experienced lucidity.

"Finally, as of yesterday, we've reached new shores. We can't wait for you to share this journey with us and dive into our worlds, our depths, and the waters of The Atlantic!" Watch the video here.

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Fernando Perdomo Releases New Album 'Zebra Crossing'

Prog guitarist Fernando Perdomo has released his new studio album "Zebra Crossing", which features songwriting collaborations with Zak Nilsson (son of Harry Nilsson), Cyndi Trissel, and Beach Boys lyricist Stephen Kalinich

Perdomo is best knowns as the guitarist and bassist of The Dave Kerzner Band and Jakob Dylan's Echo In The Canyon Band. We were sent the following details:

This new studio album was predominantly recorded at abbey road studios and features all new original titles building up to a beautiful cover of 'While My Guitar Gently Weeps' featuring Diane Birch, Shawn Lee, and Jason and Daphna Rowe. Read more here.

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Alice In Chains Add Dates To Rainer Fog Tour

(hennemusic) Seattle rock veterans Alice In Chains have expanded their 2019 tour in support of "Rainier Fog" with newly-added concert dates in Australia and Europe.

Already set to appear at a pair of Australia's Download Festivals in Sydney and Melbourne in March, the band have added a March 13 headline show at the Eatons Hill Hotel in Brisbane.

The Seattle rockers have also added two nights to a recently-announced European trek with stops in Oulu and Helsinki, Finland in June. Tickets for the new shows are now on sale.

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.

"It's a record we haven't done yet, I can tell you that," guitarist Jerry Cantrell tells Guitar World. "But it's also a record that has all the elements of anything you would expect from us. It's got our fingerprint. And we're really proud of the material that we wrote and the performances we captured." See their upcoming dates here.

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Singled Out: One Flew West's Semi Kinda Right

Pop rockers One Flew West just released their new single "Semi Kinda Right" and to celebrate we asked singer Linden Jackson to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

While it might not sound like it at first, "Semi Kinda Right" is a song that was born out of a feeling of frustration and total hopelessness. When I first started writing the song, we were in a place with the band where it felt like we were going absolutely nowhere, and I was honestly questioning whether there was even a point in doing this anymore.

Even though we had a really successful and busy summer with the band, I still felt like we somehow weren't living up to the expectations that everyone else had for us and at a certain point, I realized that I just had to say f*** that...and that's when I started writing the song.

The writing process for "Semi Kinda Right" pretty much ended up being a self-help session for myself. I figured that just sitting back and having fun with what I'm doing is a hell of a lot more productive than stressing out about what other people think of me. At the end of the day, I just want to make some waves In my industry and do what makes me happy no matter how "successful," we are and this song really helps hammer that home for me.

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

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