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Day in Rock Report for 11/27/2018


Guns N' Roses' Axl Rose Wanted To Do Best For Fans Despite Illness

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose is thanking fans and his bandmates for the support following an illness that forced the rocker to perform an abbreviated show at the band's November 25 concert in the United Arab Emirates.

"They've got me on IVs and a bunch of injections, 'cause I got sick today, I've been throwing up for about the last five hours," Rose told the crowd during the band's performance at the Formula 1 2018 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. "So, instead of canceling, I'm gonna do the best show we can for you."

Rose managed to perform more than half of the group's regular 28-song set before shutting things down after playing their 1991 classic, "November Rain." Rose shared the following social media ahead of the group's show in South Africa on November 29, "Wanna thank All the fans, the band n' every one for their concern n' well wishes! In Johannesburg w/plenty of time to be ready for the show! This flu or whatever is a wild ride! Comes in waves. You're ok till you're not!

"Felt lame explainin' myself earlier on at the gig but really didn't know how things would play out and we really wanted to do our best for the fans. Was a great crowd, awesome venue, cool stage (w/a gentle breeze in the desert!). Thanks again and hope anyone's not too disappointed, and we look forward to seeing everyone again in the UAE!!"

Rose received huge praise for his resilience and effort to get through the Abu Dhabi show from his bandmates, including bassist Duff McKagan, who tweeted: "@axlrose pulled a damn miracle...the man was beyond ill, and pulled off something I've never seen in my 40 yrs of playing. You all pulled him thru." here.

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Metallica Releasing Limited Edition Unplugged Album

(hennemusic) Metallica will release a limited-edition, vinyl version of their recent acoustic performance at the inaugural All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Benefit Concert on February 1.

The November 3 event at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA celebrated the first full year of the band's All Within My Hands Foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help create sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism.

The benefit concert raised more than $1.3 million for the non-profit organization, who will use the funds to work with their partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.

"Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" captures Metallica's acoustic set of classic tracks and cover of tunes by Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Oyster Cult.

The limited edition, 2LP 140g colored vinyl release will see all proceeds donated to All Within My Hands. Audio of Metallica's performance is currently available via CD and digital download via livemetallica.com. Watch video from the show here.

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Def Leppard Release Video For Depeche Mode Cover

(hennemusic) Def Leppard are premiering a video for their cover of the 1989 Depeche Mode classic, "Personal Jesus." The UK rockers recorded the tune for the Spotify Singles series - alongside the title track to 1987's "Hysteria" - during a spring session at the streaming service's studio in New York that was issued for release in July.

"Personal Jesus" will be included on the November 30 release of a new greatest-hits collection entitled "The Story So Far - The Best Of Def Leppard."

The package - which traces the band's singles and fan favorites from the third album, 1983's "Pyromania", to today - will be available in multiple configurations, including a 2-CD set comprised of 35 tracks, a single CD edition featuring 17 tracks, 2-LP vinyl, and digital.

As a bonus for collectors, the first pressing vinyl copies of "The Story So Far" feature an exclusive seven-inch single of "Personal Jesus" and "We All Need Christmas."

November 30 will also see Def Leppard release a 10-disc limited-edition vinyl box set called "Hysteria: The Singles", featuring all of the seven-inch singles from the band's 1987 multi-platinum album. Read more here.

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Mick Jagger Reveals Details For Upcoming Rolling Stones Tour

(hennemusic) Mick Jagger is sharing his thoughts on The Rolling Stones' No Filter US tour in a new interview ahead of tickets going on sale this week for the spring 2019 stadium trek.

The 13-show series will begin at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL on April 20 and hit eleven more cities before wrapping up at Soldier Field in Chicago, IL on June 21.

Asked what fans can expect from the upcoming shows, Jagger tells Billboard: "A good night out! A good night out for all. We did a kind of similar tour in Europe this summer, so it's got a lot of fun. ...It's pretty high energy and it's a good a show, I think. I'm into it."

The rock icon explains the difference between performing in the US compared to other territories. "Well, I don't have to speak foreign languages normally, so that's a big difference," says Jagger. "When you tour Europe it's a lot of languages, so I try to do them all and that takes up some time, so (in the U.S.) I can concentrate on some other things.

"There's lots of regional differences, say between Houston and New York, so you've got to tune yourself to that a little bit. It's slightly about adjusting your set and attitude. It's different. It's nice that it's different, you don't want it to be completely homogenous. But it's great to be going around so many different areas, different states and so on."

"Basically your life's attuned to doing those few hours onstage and everything else is a build up to that," he continues. "Of course, you get to enjoy yourself at other times, but really you're thinking about the next show or the show you're doing that night. A lot of prep time goes into that - keeping yourself (together) so you can get through the whole thing without screwing up physically and mentally and keeping yourself really sharp. But I really enjoy it."

At 75 years of age, Jagger says he still loves touring. "When you go out in front of all those people you get an enormous rush of chemicals in your body - your own chemicals, not chemicals you've put in," he says, laughing. "Let's face it, it is a huge buzz. Must be like playing football or something." Read more here.

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Scorpions Live 'Rock You Like A Hurricane' Video

(hennemusic) The Scorpions can be seen performing their 1984 classic, "Rock You Like A Hurricane", at Spain's Resurrection Fest in a newly-available video from producers of the July event.

The 2018 edition of the annual concert in Viveiro, Lugo also saw sets by KISS, Megadeth, Ghost and Tremonti, among others. Resurrection Fest 2019 will take place from July 3-6 and will feature appearances by Slipknot, Slayer, Lamb Of God and more - full details are available at resurrectionfest.es

The Scorpions just completed their 2018 live schedule with a pair of shows in China last week. The band made headlines recently when they were forced to cancel a November 10 slot supporting Def Leppard in Sydney, Australia after singer Klaus Meine dealt with some vocal issues.

"Even though my voice was under the weather in Melbourne and Sydney," says Meine, "this tour in Australia and New Zealand was a wonderful experience, and I hope we come back soon especially to Melbourne and Sydney to make up for it." here.

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Bruce Springsteen Previews Springsteen On Broadway Netflix Special

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen is sharing a video preview of the upcoming Netflix concert special "Springsteen On Broadway" ahead of its premiere next month.

The one-man show - which sees the New Jersey rocker deliver a stripped-down, solo performance while sharing details behind some of his legendary material - will launch globally on December 16 at 12:01 AM PT / 3:01 AM ET.in sync with the closing night of its sold-out 236 night run at New York's intimate Walter Kerr Theatre.

The concert film is directed and produced by Thom Zimny ("Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band: Live in New York City (2001)"), and produced by the singer's manager Jon Landau, Springsteen tour director George Travis, and Landau Management partner Barbara Carr.

"The purpose of the film is to bring this incredibly intimate show to Bruce's entire audience intact and complete," explains Landau. "In addition to its many other virtues, Netflix has provided for a simultaneous worldwide release which is particularly important for our massive international audience. Ted Sarandos and the entire company's support has been a perfect match for Bruce's personal commitment to the filmed version of 'Springsteen on Broadway.'"

"We are thrilled to bring Bruce Springsteen - a master storyteller, humanitarian and voice of the everyman - to Netflix in this historic one man show," adds Chief Content Officer Sarandos. "This groundbreaking experience defies the boundaries of theater, concerts and film and will give our global audience an intimate look at one of the biggest cultural icons of our time." here.

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The Pineapple Thief Streaming New Single

The Pineapple Thief are streaming their new single "Uncovering Your Tracks." The song comes from the group's latest studio album "Dissolution", which hit stores this past summer.

Bruce Soord had this to say about the song, "In line with the concept of the album, this song is about addiction, specifically to being connected - sharing everything you do, no matter how inane.

"And the constant desire to feel a rush from watching everything you share crawl its way around and an even bigger rush when it brings something back to you.

"In this case, what comes back isn't good and ultimately leads to your undoing." Check it out here.

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Singled Out: Messer's Save Myself

Messer recently released a video for their latest single "Save Myself" from their self-titled debut and to celebrate we asked Maddox to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"Our newest single "Save Myself" is a song about taking action in unhealthy relationships. Most of us have seen or been in those type of relationships that are ultimately toxic and result in you having to save yourself and get out. 
 
This is a story of a person that is finally making the healthy choice and leaving an abusive relationship. It's about the power you finally take for yourself to leave someone who continues to hurt you and keep you down. It's really meant to give strength to those who are stuck in those types of relationships by telling about the action of change. It applies to men and women stuck in those situations and hopefully could instill some hope for their future! 
 
Of all the messages that are on the album, we think this one is the most important: Stand up for yourself and know that you deserve better! It's funny because it seems that when people hear the song, they hear the fast up tempo rock and kind of glaze over the lyrics the first time. When they go back and listen to them, it hits hard! We've gotten so many messages from people telling us how this song helped them and it gave them the strength to stand up and change! To realize they're worth more.. We f***ing love that.. "

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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