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Day in Rock Report for 10/30/2018

KISS Announce First Dates Of Farewell Tour

(hennemusic) KISS have announced the initial dates for their "End Of The Road" farewell world tour. The classic rockers will begin the planned three-year run with a three-month North American trek that will open in Vancouver, BC on January 31, followed by a two-month summer series in Europe that will start in late May.

"All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who've filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years," says KISS. "This will be the ultimate celebration for those who've seen us and a last chance for those who haven't. KISS Army, we're saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we'll go out the same way we came in.. unapologetic and unstoppable."

After months of speculation, the band first confirmed the farewell tour last month during an appearance on the season 13 finale of NBC-TV's America's Got Talent.

"This is gonna be our last tour," said Paul Stanley on the program. "It will be the most explosive, biggest show we've ever done. People who love us, come see us. If you've never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show." See the dates here.

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High On Fire's Matt Pike Has Emergency Amputation

High On Fire frontman Matt Pike revealed that he has a medical emergency that has forced the band to pull out of their upcoming coheadlining tour with Municipal Waste.

"Speed of the Wizard" tour will be going ahead as planned without High On Fire. The band shared the following details: "Matt has a medical emergency culminating in the partial amputation of one of his toes. The scheduling of this procedure is immediate and the recovery time will overlap our intended tour with MW. We will unfortunately be unable to participate in this tour but will be back stronger than ever in 2019!"

Municipal Waste are supportive of the band's decision to pull out of the tour and had the following to say, "First and foremost we wish our friend Matt the best of luck with his recovery. We need him, the metal world in general needs him. We would much rather have him miss a tour to heal up rather than not having any more Matt Pike music in the future.

"High on Fire 's new album is amazing and we love him and his band mates so much. That being said after much discussion us Toxic and Haunt are still going to do the tour. It just makes sense, why make something negative worse? Get better Matt we love you."

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Saxon Star's Nose Bitten Off By Dog

Saxon drummer Nigel Glockler shared via social media that he had his nose reattached this past weekend after it was bitten off by a dog while he was visiting a pub. had to have his nose reattached over the weekend after he was attacked by a dog.

He shared the news with fans via Facebook. He wrote, "I was at the pub last night, petting a dog when it decided it did not like my face and took off half my nose. I've had over 100 stitches inside and out of the nose and it's been reattached.

"Gina says between this and the scar on my scalp I should change my name to FrankenNigel. The good news is no problems for the upcoming shows - see you soon!"

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Ozzy Osbourne Updates Fans Following Surgery

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne is sharing a video update on his recovery following a hand injury that required surgery and resulted in the recent postponement of four US shows on his farewell tour.

The rocker was hospitalized in Los Angeles to undergo treatment for multiple staph infections in his right hand and one that had spread to his middle finger; a staph infection occurs when otherwise normal germs on a person's skin find a way into a person's bloodstream, at which point they could turn deadly if not treated.

The situation saw the rocker postpone, cancel and ultimately reschedule stops in Mountain View, CA, Chula Vista, CA, Los Angeles, CA and Las Vegas, NV that have been moved to July 2019.

"I just want to take this opportunity to thank you all for your concern," says Ozzy in a new video message to fans. "My thumb is fully recovered now. I am looking forward to seeing you all this New Year's Eve at The Forum with Ozzfest. It's gonna be great. Be there."

The first-ever, special one-night edition of his annual festival will see the Black Sabbath legend joined by a lineup that includes Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, Korn's Jonathan Davis, and Body Count featuring Ice-T. here.

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Greta Van Fleet Debuts On Top Of Album Chart

(hennemusic) Greta Van Fleet's first full-length album, "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", has debuted in the US Top 5. According to Billboard, the project enters the Billboard 200 at No. 3 with opening week sales of 87,000 units and claimed the No. 1 spot on the magazine's Album Chart.

The set was the top-selling album of the week: with 80,000 copies in traditional album units, "Anthem" actually outpaced the chart-topping soundtrack to "A Star Is Born", which sold 61,000 albums out of its 109,000 equivalent album units.

The Billboard 200 chart ranks the most popular albums of the week in the US based on multi-metric consumption as measured in equivalent album units, which are comprised of traditional album sales, track equivalent albums (TEA) and streaming equivalent albums (SEA).

Introduced with the lead single, "When The Curtain Falls", Greta Van Fleet's full length studio record follows the 2017 EP "From The Fires", which peaked at No. 36, while its predecessor, "Black Smoke Rising", topped out at No. 182. Read more here.

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Queen Classic Gets Unusual Make Over

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs has released his newest video, Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" in 42 styles, including such diverse artists and bands as System Of A Down, Frank Sinatra, Scott Joplin, and Bobby McFerrin.

"I disappeared from the internet for a month to finally take on my number 1 requested song. Being away from social media was very good for me an I highly recommend this to anybody. Maybe everyone should start producing songs in multiple styles just so they too could take a vacation from social media. Also, I want to thank E Rock of course for hopping on to make the Dream Theater part possible, because I can't shred on guitar. But i can shred on the bass! Who knew!

Erock and I also have an album coming out in November, we started a band called Riptide and we will be releasing our next single within weeks." Check it out here and see the list of styles below:

1. Queen
2. Me
3. The Chordettes
4. Johnny Cash
5. David Bowie
6. Ozzy Osbourne
7. Frank Sinatra
8. Sam Cooke
9. Boyz II Men
10. Daft Punk
11. Janis Joplin
12. Scott Joplin (King Of Ragtime)
13. Skrillex
14. Hendrix (Michael Winslow Version)
15. Kenny G
16. Bobby McFerrin
17. Star Wars
18. N.W.A.
19. Kendrick Lamar
20. System Of A Down
21. Elvis Presley
23. Bad Religion
24. Bruno Mars
25. Death Grips
26. Chuck Berry
27. Michael Jackson
28. The Clash
29. Ray Charles
30. Aretha Franklin
31. Soggy Bottom Boys
32. Death
33. ABBA
34. Ghost
35. Muse
36. Vitas
37. Medieval Music
38. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons
39. Tool
40. Prince
41. Nirvana
42. Dream Theater

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Metallica Release Classic 'One' Performance

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming audio of a 1988 live performance of their classic track, "One", as the latest preview to the November 2 release of an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of their fourth album, "...And Justice For All."

Audio of the record's third single was recorded live on December 7, 1988 at Long Beach Arena in Long Beach, CA during the group's Damaged Justice Tour in support of the album.

"One" has the distinction of being Metallica's first official music video and first US Top 40 hit, as the tune reached No. 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 while the album peaked at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 8 million copies in the country.

The remastered "...And Justice For All" reissue will be available in multiple configurations, including a Standard Double 180 gram LP, Standard CD, 3 CD Expanded Edition, 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).

The 3-CD set includes the remastered album, two discs including never before released rough mixes, demos and live tracks, and an expanded booklet including unseen photos by Ross Halfin.

The limited edition, one-pressing-only deluxe box set includes the remastered CD and double LP versions of the album, "One" 10" vinyl picture disc, triple live LP set featuring a newly mixed version of the band's iconic show from Seattle '89 by Greg Fidelman, 4 DVDs, 11 CDs of unreleased demos, rough mixes, interviews and live tracks, many of which have never been available and were pulled from the band members personal collections. here.

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Lamb Of God Hope To Deliver New Album For Christmas Next Year

Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler discussed the band's plans to recording their next studio album during an interview on the latest edition of the Metal Injection Livecast. We were sent the following excerpts:

Adler told the show, "I got together with Josh [Wilbur, producer] a few weeks ago, and just documented some stuff they [Wilbur and guitarists Willie Adler and Mark Morton] had in the library of what they do. Josh is coming out here at the end of November, for me and him to sift through it and find the ideal stuff, you know, that we both think is cool and we put the drums to it. Not to say that I'm any kind of overseer of anything, but in the way we typically do things, it would be us five in a rehearsal room. But the guys wanted a chance to just document some stuff prior to that process. So, I'm doing the same thing with Josh. So we'll come into that room, probably, I'd guess, early next year to take the best from that and begin the process of giving each other stink-eye [laughs] in the room as we present ideas."

When asked if they weren't in a rush to start recording, Adler responded "I wouldn't say we are not in a rush. There is like the creative rush. The last thing we did has been a bit -- it's been a while ago. There's nothing more that we'd love -- the road is a pain in the ass -- but the creative process is really the best part of this whole thing. And it's really been a long time since we've been able to do that. And I'm not saying we couldn't have chosen to do it, but we're able to get these offers for tours that are like endgame tours. Like, 'hey can you support Slayer for the rest of their world tour on their very last tour,' I mean who's saying no to that?"

Adler continues. "It's unbelievable. Do I want to go to Europe and play some clubs and eat mayonnaise; no! [laughs] But if we can go with Slayer to the end of the road, are you kidding me? So we put off the creative process for a little bit, but everybody is pretty excited and ready."

"There is an overflow. Josh tells me that Willie comes into the process where they have this guitar session where they are just documenting stuff where Josh can say that's a cool riff or whatever, just basically so we don't forget it. So, Willie comes in with his home-based " Willie has his own studio, Mark has his own studio. So they're both bringing in stuff, creatively, rather than on the spot creativity. But, Willie brings in this file that is over four hours long of riff after riff after riff. It's not even separated, like this is a song or whatever. And Josh is like 'What the f***? We're going to sit here for four and a half hours and listen to this thing?' It's crazy. So, the bucket is overfilled."

Asked if there was any deadline, Adler responds "Well there is a break in the schedule of the tour with Slayer, that allows us a break in the early part of the year to, kind of, get things in shape. But then we're back out there with them for their final shows across Europe in 2019. So, it's certainly possible that we're able to fine tune everything prior to that, but I think it's probably more likely that it's going to get recorded in the fall of '19, and hopefully out for Christmas presents for all your kids." Listen to the full interview here.

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Queensryche Announce New Album And Tour

Queensryche have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album "The Verdict" on March 1st of next year and will be hitting the road for a U.S. tour the next day in support of the effort.

The new album was produced, mixed, and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Iced Earth, Hatebreed) at Uberbeatz in Lynwood, WA, Planet-Z in Wilbraham, MA and Watershed Studio in Seattle, WA.

Frontman Todd La Torre had this to say, "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!"

Guitarist Michael Wilton added, "The Verdict is the most metal and the most progressive record we have made in a long time. I couldn't possibly be more excited for everyone to hear this."

The U.S. tour will feature support from Fates Warning with The Cringe will be joining the trek at select shows. See the dates

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Volbeat To Share Triumphant Hometown Show In New Concert Film

Volbeat have announced that they will be releasing a new concert film called ""Let's Boogie! Live From Telia Parken" on December 14 on Blu-ray/2CD, DVD/2CD, 2CD, 3LP and digitally.

The released was filmed in the band's hometown of Copenhagen before an audience of 48,250 fans on August 26, 2017, which included special guest appearances Metallica's Lars Ulrich, Napalm Death's Barney Greenway, Danko Jones and more.

Frontman Michael Poulsen had this to say, "Headlining Telia Parken was a dream come true and we're humbled and honoured that so many members of the Volbeat family came from far and wide to celebrate with us.

"We're thrilled to be able to share what was a milestone night for us with everyone."

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Steve Hackett Band Loses Longtime Member Gary O'Toole

Steve Hackett band drummer Gary O'Toole has announced that he has left the group after almost 20 years due to him and the group's namesake had reached a "parting of the ways".

O'Toole tells fans via social media, "It is with immense sadness I must announce my departure from The Steve Hackett band. It has been my privilege and pleasure for nearly 20 years to hold this chair. After a conversation with Steve it became clear we had come to a parting of the ways. It will I feel be for the good and benefit of all concerned.

"On this occasion I will stand and wave the guys off and hope they do well, I know they will. They have been my road family for so long I shall miss them but things need attending at home.

"Some of you are aware of the horrid year I have had personally. I shall devote more time to my school in developing the new environment and also my online school. While also finding a new studio and finally getting to grips with writing my own material.

"Thank you for all your support to the fans who have always treated me with respect. Love and Hope".

Steve Hackett tweeted "Wonderfully talented drummer Gary O'Toole will be missed by us all. I wish him every success in the future."

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Eric Clapton Announces Royal Albert Hall Shows

(hennemusic) Eric Clapton has announced his 2019 series of shows at London's Royal Albert Hall. The guitarist will play three dates at the iconic venue in May, marking his only UK performances next year.

Tickets are now available for the London stops on the guitarist's 2019 "In Concert" tour, where he'll be joined by a lineup that includes Chris Stainton, Nathan East, Doyle Bramhall and Sonny Emory.

News of the 2019 concerts follows Clapton's recent two-night run at New York's Madison Square Garden and the release of his first full-length Christmas album, "Happy Xmas" Read more here.

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Repentance Streaming Their First Official Single

Repentance have followed up the release of a pair of demos via YouTube with their brand new and very first "official" single called "Enter The Gallows".

"Enter the Gallows" was recorded at Electrowerks Recording with Chuck Macack (Born of Osiris, Oceano) engineering. The track was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (Prong,Korn,RiotV).

The band had this to say, "Since the release of 'Collide' and 'Born to Choose' this past spring, we have spent much of the year writing mode. We recently jumped into the studio and finished recording some of the new material, emerging excited and proud of the growth in our sound. We're happy to Enjoy ENTER THE GALLOWS!" Stream the song here.

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Architects Release 'Modern Misery' Video

Architects have released a music video for their new single "Modern Misery". The song comes from their forthcoming album "Holy Hell", which is set to hit stores on November 9th.

The album marks the band's first new music since the dead of Tom Searle in 2016 from cancer. Drummer Dan Searle says, "In those first months after Tom's death, I didn't deal with it at all and I felt so unhappy and anxious. I'd ignored it and just tried to cope. But I knew that at some point, I had to learn from it.
"Ultimately, there were two choices: Feel sorry for yourself and believe the world to be a horrible place and let it defeat you. Or let it inspire us to live the life that Tom would have wanted us to live.

"I was very worried about people taking away a despondent message from the album. I felt a level of responsibility to provide a light at the end of the tunnel for people who are going through terrible experiences." Watch the video here.

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Lenny Kravitz Releases 'Low' Video

(hennemusic) Lenny Kravitz is streaming a recording studio video version for "Low", the latest single from "Raise Vibration." The footage gives fans an inside look at the rocker's creative process while working on the song, which features a guest appearance by Michael Jackson that was recorded during sessions for the late pop icon's 2001 album, "Invincible."

The pair had worked together on the tune, "(I Can't Make It) Another Day" - which was released after Jackson's death in 2009; Kravitz used some ad-libs from their studio time together and incorporated them into "Low."

"A lot of people say: 'Oh, you're doing that Michael Jackson impersonation,'" says Kravitz. "No, that's him." Fresh off a brief series of US dates, the singer recently performed "Low" on CBS-TV's The Late Late Show with James Corden. Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: The High Plains Drifters' Virginia

Americana band The High Plains Drifters recently released their debut single "Virginia", which is from their eponymous debut album. To celebrate we asked Larry Studnicky to tell us about the song. Here is the tory:

Like many of my songs, I've carried the first verse and chorus to "Virginia" in my head for years and years. That verse and chorus date back to my aggro-single years in the pre-social-media Manhattan of the early and mid 1980's. It was a magical time to be a single guy in NYC, except that it promoted a Peter Pan-like prolonged adolescence in many of us.
Inevitably, either because you were then a moron where women were concerned, or had a commitment phobia, or took your job (and yourself) way too seriously, you'd meet a great gal and somehow drop the ball. The girls were always more mature than we were. In retrospect, it's a miracle that any of them would speak to us, much less date us.

Every now and then, there'd be this little voice in the back of your head (your sober, responsible, mature, maybe-someday-I'll-settle-down voice) nagging you, saying, "Don't ignore THIS girl. She could be The One. This girl you should probably take home to meet your mom."

But then you'd have another beer (or whatever was your poison in the 80's), say or do something incredibly stupid, and the relationship would end - badly. Sometimes, you'd know immediately you had made a terrible mistake; other times, you'd realize over time that you had messed up.

Either way, in my case, I'd sometimes find myself wondering if and how I could get back together with some of those girls. But you can't go back in time. Relationships are so fragile, even at their best. I think that a guy and gal probably are given only one true shot, at one time only, to become an "us". If you blow that chance, it's probably gone forever.

The singer in "Virginia" is wishing that wasn't the case. He wishes that he could get back together with this amazing girl he foolishly walked away from, years ago. But he's never going to make his way back to her. And he knows it.

Not that she'd be foolish enough to take him back . . .

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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