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Day in Rock Report for 11/28/2018

Foo Fighters To Headline Super Saturday Night Concert

The Foo Fighters will be taking the stage to headline next year's DIRECTV Super Saturday Night, which will be taking place on the eve of the Super Bowl.

The special performance will be happening on February 2nd in an intimate custom-built, 3-tiered, 72,000 square-foot venue will be constructed at Atlanta Station, according to the announcement.

Valerie Vargas, senior vice president - Advertising and Creative Services, AT&T had this to say, "Undoubtedly iconic, Foo Fighters are known to collaborate with a wide range of performers that attract music lovers across the board.

"It's been an honor to continue to build on the DIRECTV Super Saturday Night legacy, and we look forward to bringing fans even closer to the music and entertainment through this marquee event the night before the Big Game.".

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AC/DC and Rush Receive Big KISS

As KISS prepare to launch their latest farewell tour the members of the band recently reflected on some the legendary bands that opened for them in the past.

KISS did a Q&A during a SiriusXM appearance and were asked about their best opening bands over their long career (watch the cliphere). Gene Simmons responded, "Best set? AC/DC on their first tour. A band that shares the same philosophy - no matter what any other band is doing, to thine own self be true. I've said it before but it's more true now than ever.

"A lot of people look the same and act the same and do the same thing. Every once in a while you see a band like AC/DC. Nobody's like them. We'd like to think we're unique in that way too."

Frontman Paul Stanley added, "AC/DC with Bon Scott when we had them on tour. Great. Judas Priest were phenomenal - and Bob Seger got his first gold album on tour with us."

Drummer Eric Singer also reflected on seeing Rush open for KISS while the were promoted their sophomore album "Fly By Night" in the mid-1970s. Stanley said of the legendary Canadian prog-rockers, "I think for us, Rush was most exciting. When we first had them playing with us in Canada and John Rutsey was still the drummer. The first album was Humble Pie, it was Zeppelin. They obviously found their footing in something they wanted to do later on. They were always great."

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Guns N' Roses Share Video From Recent Shows

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses live-streamed a series of performances of their classic tracks via social media during two shows in Hong Kong last week.

Among the songs delivered live from the band's November 20 and 21 dates at the city's Asia World-Expo Arena were a pair from 1987's "Appetite For Destruction" - "Welcome To The Jungle" and "Sweet Child O' Mine" - as well as their 1991 cover of the Paul McCartney and Wings' "Live And Let Die."

"Thank you Hong Kong for two amazing nights!", posted the group after the concerts. The dates marked some of the final 2018 shows of the reunited band's Not In This Lifetime tour, which was launched with a rare club show at The Troubadour in Los Angeles on April 1, 2016; now in its third year, the trek has been seen by over 5 million fans and is among the top five biggest-selling concert tours in music history with ticket sales of more than $500 million.

Despite the tour's success, Axl Rose says there are still new places for Guns N' Roses to play.

"We've toured the world a few times over, but there are always places where we still haven't performed," Rose tells the Atlas in Abu Dhabi. "We played Iceland for the first time this year and we're playing Hawaii for the first time this December - there are always places left to go."

As for what keeps him and the band going, Axl adds "We all want to do the best we can for the fans - they come wanting a big performance and that is what we want to give them. We all push each other to go further in terms of our performance and commitment. It doesn't matter how many performances you do, every crowd is different and you feed off that." Watch the video clips

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Accept Lose Founding Member

Veteran metal band Accept have announced that founding bassist Peter Baltes has decided to leave the band, but the group assured fans that "the Metal Heart will continue beating".

Baltes had this to say, "To all Accept fans: I hereby announce my departure as bass player from Accept. I have been with the band from the very beginning. Many of you were there as well. I'd like to thank you all for the great years we shared together. Keep it metal."

The band issued this group statement, "We are all heartbroken! Peter needed a change in his life and we wish him all the best. He will always be part of the Accept family and to honour his tribute to music history, we should all wish him well. Gaby, Wolf, Mark, Uwe & Christopher...indeed ACCEPT WILL KEEP IT METAL!" Read more here.

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Kenny Chesney Announces Songs For The Saints Tour

Country music star Kenny Chesney has announced a new run of tour dates that will be hitting arenas next spring across the U.S. and will be dubbed the "Songs for the Saints Tour".

The trek will be the follow up to his record breaking No Shoes Nation stadium tour and tickets for the 19-concert trek is set to go on sale December 7th at 10 a.m. local time.

The tour will be kicking off on April 4th in Louisville, KY at the KFC Yum! Center and will conclude on May 25th in Tuscaloosa, AL at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater.

Kenny had this to say, "I wanted to bring the music to the people, knowing how many members of No Shoes Nation travel to see our stadium shows .

"To me, making the rooms a little smaller, coming to where the fans live, we're changing the dynamic - and I think it's going to be pretty cool. It's a lot of people's hometowns, and that's always awesome energy." See the dates here.

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William Shatner Streams Collaboration With ZZ Top Legend

(hennemusic) ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons is featured in a new video for William Shatner's take on the seasonal classic, "Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer."

The track is featured on the actor's first-ever holiday album, "Shatner Claus", which presents a collection of Christmas songs.

Gibbons tells ABC Radio that he had fun collaborating with Shatner, noting, "He does what he does, and he let me do what I do. And it was a happy accident, [a] collision made happy."

As for what Shatner thought about his contribution to the track, Billy says, "He was rather impressed with the fact that we threw some Texas mud into 'Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer.' This happy little thing, all of a sudden it's four flat tires on a muddy road."

Shatner is joined by an eclectic cast of guests on the project, which includes duets and appearances by Todd Rundgren, Rick Wakeman of Yes, Jethro Tull's Ian Anderson, Iggy Pop and Cars guitarist Elliot Easton, among others. Check out the song here.

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Hatebreed Announce 25th Anniversary Tour

Hatebreed has announced that they will be celebrating their 25th anniversary with a special tour and have revealed the dates for the first leg of the trek.

The trek will feature support from Obituary, Cro-Mags, Terror, and Fit For An Autopsy and will be kicking off on April 4th in Philadelphia, PA at the Franklin Music Hall.

Frontman Jamey Jasta had this to say, "I can't believe it's been 25 years already. We're excited to bring out this massive tour package with some of our favorite bands. Every band on this bill is a headliner in their own right. The show will be run festival-style with bands you don't want to miss playing early. Activate the pit!" Read more here.

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Cradle of Filth Announce North American Tour

Cradle of Filth have announced the second North American leg of their tour in support of their latest album, "Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay."

Wednesday 13 and Raven Black will be providing support on the trek which kicks off on March 7th in Las Vegas. Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth had this to say, "As a band, we are very much looking forward to the upcoming second leg of our US/Canadian Cryptoriana World tour.

"The first, at the beginning of last year, was such a success that we decided to come back armed with a bigger, better show coupled with two awesome bands in support. We can't wait to bring the noise back to our favorite hunting ground! Ia! Ia! Cthulhu Fhtagn!" here.

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The Kinks' Dave Davies Releases 'Web Of Time' Video

(hennemusic) Dave Davies of The Kinks is debuting a brand new music video for the track "Web Of Time", which comes from his recently-released collection, "Decade."

"Web of Time is a previously-unreleased song I wrote and recorded in the mid-1970s, which has been embellished for the Decade album," says Davies. "It's about my feelings and reflections about where we stand as people and what we are doing to each other, why we do the things we do. Questioning life - is it just chaos or is there more to it? I think it's poignant for these times."

First previewed with the lead track, "Cradle To The Grave", "Decade" presents a series of unreleased tunes from the 1970s, which remained on the shelf as brother Ray Davies used his songs to focus The Kinks' efforts on a series of concept albums.

In the years prior to the issue of his first "proper" solo album, 1980's "AFL1-3603", Davies was working on the tracks that now make up "Decade." The tapes were unearthed by his sons Simon and Martin from "under beds, in attics, in storage," and properly mixed and mastered to bring them to full fruition.

The period 1973 to 1975 saw Dave take a major technical role as The Kinks moved into their own recording studio, Konk.

"I'm always really into the sound, and the mixes, and gadgets..." he explains. "I was able to go in, and make what I thought were demos - these recordings." here.

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Styx And Larry The Cable Guy Teaming Up For Tour

Styx have announced that they will be teaming up with comedian Larry The Cable Guy for a short tour next spring that will be entitled "Laugh. Rock. Seriously."

The tour is set to kick off on March 21st in Fargo, ND at the Scheels Arena. Tommy Shaw had this to say, "We first ran into Larry the Cable Guy at a convenience store in Sarasota, Florida many moons ago. Now we are pairing up for a fun night of music and comedy, something we could all use a big dose of! I'm ready! Are you? Let's do this!!!"

Larry the Cable Guy added, "Ever since I ran into Tommy at a convenience store in Florida, I've always wanted to work some shows with the iconic band Styx. Not only because their music has been a soundtrack to my life, but also to try and get back the 18 bucks I loaned him for honeybuns and coffee from that day in Florida." See the dates here.

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Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess Announce Special One Off Show

Dream Theater icon Jordan Rudess have announced a very special one off show with Judith Lynn Stillman called an "Evening of Music for Two Pianos."

The show will be taking place at Sapinsley Hall at the Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts in Providence, RI on December 15th and feature Rudess and Stillman performing Mozart, Brahms, and a special treat for Dream Theater fans, according to the announcement.

Jordan had this to say, "It's taken a lot of shredding, I mean practicing, leading up to this special evening, with so much new repertoire to learn, but I am beyond thrilled to be taking the stage with my dear friend, Judith Lynn Stillman.

"We met in the 70s when we were piano students in Juilliard's pre-college division. Through the years, although our careers have taken very different paths, we have stayed connected in our shared love of the piano.

"We have literally been devoted to mastering the piano for more than 50 years each. At the very least, come to this concert to witness what that level of commitment to the piano sounds like!!"

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Alborn Release 'Full Circle' Video

Alborn have released a new music video for their latest single "Full Circle." The track was produced by Morgan Rose of Sevendust and THE ATTIC in Geneseo, IL.

The band had this to say, "Working with Sevendust's Morgan Rose and the guys at The Attic has been an absolute honor and great learning experience; everyone had a ton of great input that helped mold Full Circle.

"We're beyond thrilled with the response that we've gotten from the track so far and are anxious to see how far it can take us." Watch the new video here.

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Oracle Giving Away New Live EP

Belfast metal band Oracle are offering up a free treat to fans in the form of a brand new EP that entitled "Live At Bloodstock" which was recorded at the music festival this past summer.

Their camp sent over the following details "On Saturday August 11th 2018 Oracle exploded onto the New Blood stage at the UKs premiere metal festival, Bloodstock Open Air. They owned Bloodstock that day, leaving an indelible mark on the hearts, minds and memories of all who saw them. Vocalist Jason Kerr was a man possessed from the moment he stepped out in front of the Bloodstock crowd and the riffs from Connor McDonald and Jake Dornan just kept coming, a relentless onslaught of irresistible, gritty metal. Behind it all drummer Rhys Fraser and bassist Chief brought the thunder, crushing ribcages and imploding internal organs. And the whole glorious performance was captured on audio and film.

"Now, on November 28th Oracle are offering those recordings to everyone, a gift to their fans who shared that day with them and to the fans who will hear this recording and flock to their banner. Live At Bloodstock is available directly from the Oracle Bandcamp page as a free digital download, with exclusive cover art here.

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Cold Weather Company Stream New Song 'Do No Harm'

Cold Weather Company are streaming their new single "Do No Harm". The song comes from their forthcoming album "Find Light"
which is set to hit stores on January 25th.

Steve Shimchick had this to say about the track, "'Do No Harm' is essentially the sequel to our song "'Clover'... both inspired by different stages of the same exciting, yet fleeting relationship.

"Where 'Clover' was written during the whirlwind, with those feelings of optimism and hope that a lasting resolution could be found, 'Do No Harm' was written after the flame was snuffed. While many songs on 'Find Light' include a struggle between positive and negative themes within the same verses, 'Do No Harm' stays dark.

"As we all know, some experiences that bring our greatest moments of joy and light, end in a final, unavoidable flash, leaving us in a temporary void. In this situation, the struggle to make things last depicted in 'Clover' had ended, leaving me to sum up my realizations without the disguise of double-sided memories clouding the mind.

"The remaining feelings from it all allowed 'Do No Harm' to become one of the most dramatic songs we've written - helping to fill the darkest space of the album's emotional spectrum". Check out the song here.

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Green Day Tribute Featured On NASA InSight Mars Lander

(hennemusic) A Green Day tribute is among more than 2.4 million names featured on NASA's InSight Mars Lander, which arrived on the red planet on November 26.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports a microchip on the NASA vehicle bears the East Bay pop band's name and date of origin. "Officially landed on Mars," tweeted the band. "'Green Day Since 1986' was etched on a chip on the NASA InSight lander that landed at Elysium Planitia today. Out of this world."

According to NASA, their Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, CA invited members of the public to send their names to Mars; the offer proved so popular that more than 2.4 million names were etched onto two microchips carried to Mars.

In addition to Green Day, others included in the microchip series were names of children in elementary school classes, NASA's Associate Administrator Thomas Zurbuchen, and Star Trek actor William Shatner. Read more here.

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Singled Out: Marlene Oak's Slip Away

Marlene Oak recently released her brand new single "Slip Away" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us the story behind the track. Here is the story:

I wanted to write something more up-tempo and experiment more with different guitar sounds. The band War On Drugs is a big inspiration for me, especially when it comes to guitar sounds. I worked on the song with Per Eklund (producer) and we recorded first a demo of Slip Away, later on I played the song with my band and it'd quite formed itself.

For me when I was writing the lyrics it was about a hideaway and a break from the day to day life that we all can get stuck in sometimes. I wanted to capture that feeling of floating and swaying away, to just let go for a moment and simply slip away. But I want the listeners to get their own meaning of the song, as if their right and that's what matters.

Slip Away was recorded at Rixmixningsverket, on an Island here in Stockholm, Skeppsholmen. The owner of the studio is Benny Andersson, from ABBA. It was an amazing experience to have recorded my new songs there with my band. Linn Fijal is the studio manager at RMV and the sound engineer, she has also mixed the new single Slip away as well the others songs that will be released next year. I'm very lucky to have worked with her, cause she is really good at what she is doing. "

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

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