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Day in Rock Report for 02/11/2019

Journey's Neal Schon Has Organ Removed In Emergency Surgery

Journey guitarist Neal Schon underwent emergency surgery late last week to have his "inflamed-infected gallbladder" removed and reports that he is doing much better.

The legendary musician tweeted on Saturday. "Had to go into ER last night very inflamed-infected Gallbladder taken out and honestly couldn't feel better ? Just need a few days. I've apparently had this for the last 3 1/2 years and didn't know it! I thought it was parasites. I'm feeling better then ever. CU soon Friends!"

He followed up with, "I'd like to thank Dr Minnis for doing such an amazing job and All Marin General Hospital for Being incredibly Kind Ros- Keith & My beautiful Wife Michaele for alway continually being by my side and showing me what love really is"

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Tool Frontman Reveals Album Release Date Target

Following a false start where a member said that Tool's long awaited new studio album would be arriving in April, frontman Maynard James Keenan reveals when fans can expect the record to arrive.

Keenan took to Twitter last Friday to share the following, "Update- Midway through mixing. Most likely be a few recalls. Then some arguing. Then Mastering, Artwork, Video, Special Packaging, etc."

He then added the news that fans have been waiting for, "Best Ballpark Guess- Release date somewhere between Mid May and Mid July. More focused updates to follow as we progress. @tool #simplemath"

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Don't Count Out Idea Of Nickelback Making A Metal Album

Imagine for a moment that Nickelback decided to go to 11 by recording a metal album, even possibly a Slayer tribute record. The idea isn't as far fetched as it might seem and one member says that fans shouldn't count it out.

Bassist Mike Kroeger spoke about the possibility with Wall Of Sound and shared his and his bandmates love of metal and his desire to explore making the heavy rock that fuels him.

The interviewer mentioned that the group's "Feed The Machine" album had heavier and prog elements to it and they asked Mike is he would consider making an heavier album with metal tones. He responded, "I would love to. Metal is what makes me go, it's what I listen to without fail.

"If we could actually sink in and do a metal album, all four of us would love it. I know that we're all - on differing scales - metalheads at our core. We all know everything about the Big Four - Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer.

"I would do a Slayer cover album if I could. That's where my heart lies. There are just never enough hours in the day to do everything, but let's just say I wouldn't count it out."

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Man Arrested For Breaking Into John Mellencamp's House

(hennemusic) A man was arrested by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department last Thursday, February 7th, for breaking into the Indiana home of John Mellencamp.

According to The Seymour Tribune, police responded to an alarm at the residence at 6 a.m. after Robert Carter drove through an entry gate and kicked in the door of the rocker's home, where he was found and taken into custody.

Police say Carter admitted to kicking in the door of the primary residence, and told officers he was there to "arrest Mellencamp for supporting a government" which Carter did not support.

No one was at the home at the time of the incident. Carter was arrested on a Level 4 felony charge of burglary, a Level 6 felony charge of residential entry and a Level 6 felony charge of criminal trespassing; a Level 4 felony carries a sentence of between two and 12 years, if convicted.

Police confirmed that Carter had also been arrested the day before the incident at Mellencamp's on a misdemeanor charge of possession of a handgun without a license after his recent social media posts prompted an advisory to law enforcement to be watchful of him, according to a news release. here.

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Judas Priest, Ozzy, Scorpions Offshoot A New Revenge Stream First Song

An impressive roster of heavy rock stars have joined together to form a new band called A New Revenge and fans can get their first taste of the band with their debut single.

The band just released a music video for their tack "The Way", which can be streamed here. The song comes from their forthcoming album "Enemies & Lovers" (out March 29th).

The group features frontman Tim 'Ripper' Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth and Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Keri Kelli (Slash's Snake Pit, Alice Cooper, Vince Neil Band ), bassist Rudy Sarzo (Ozzy Osbourne, Dio, Whitesnake and drummer James Kottak (Scorpions, Montrose, Warrant, Kingdom Come). Read more here.

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Slipknot and Korn Planning Summer Tours

Fans can expect Slipknot and Korn to hit the road in North America this summer, according to an announcement from Live Nation about their 2019 Ticket to Rock program.

The tour promotion company announced the special program that gives fans access to several concerts at the same venue all for the price of one ticket. With 3 show packages starting at $59 and 4 concert option in select cities that include Shinedown and Slayer as low as $69.

Other acts that are part of the promotion include Alice in Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Behemoth, Chevelle, Gojira, Underoath and Volbeat and the tickets went on sale this past Friday. See the list of venues here.

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Deep Purple Planning To Make New Album

(hennemusic) Deep Purple guitarist Steve Morse has confirmed the legendary band are planning to work on a new album this year. The set would mark the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with producer Bob Ezrin in Nashville, TN.

"We're starting two albums - one with Flying Colors and one with Deep Purple," Morse told Andertons Music Co. at the NAMM show in Anaheim, CA recently, as seen in the video.

"And I know there's more Deep Purple gigs that they haven't announced yet, so don't tell them that I told you so... This year, I think it might be U.S., but there's nothing booked for sure. I'm running on rumor power." Watch the video here.

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Motley Crue Releasing New Song Featuring Machine Gun Kelly Soon

(hennemusic) Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx has confirmed that the band will be joined by rapper Machine Gun Kelly on a new track from the upcoming film version of their 2001 memoir, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band."

"New song with MGK is coming really soon," replied Sixx while answering fan questions during a recent Q&A session on Twitter. Kelly will play drummer Tommy Lee in the biopic, which will premiere March 22 on Netflix; directed by Jeff Tremaine, the film also features Daniel Webber as singer Vince Neil, Douglas Booth as bassist Nikki Sixx, and Iwan Rheon as guitarist Mick Mars.

Motley Crue teamed up with producer Bob Rock last fall to record a series of four new songs for inclusion on the film's companion soundtrack album.

"Everybody is playing like mad and the songs crush," shared Sixx online at the time, adding "You can trust us, these are ball-busters. Everybody can relax. We're soon gonna smack you upside the head with some killer new tracks. Bob Rock is producing. It's our movie. We know what we're doing."

The sessions mark the first reunion by members since the band wrapped up an 18-month farewell tour in Los Angeles on December 31, 2015. Read more

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Dream Theater Release 'Paralyzed' Video

Dream Theater have released a new music video for their song "Paralyzed." The track comes from their forthcoming album "Distance Over Time".

The new album was produced by guitarist John Petrucci and is scheduled to hit stores on February 22nd. The new music video can be streamed online here.

Petrucci had the following to say about the new track, "The song is an introspective reflection on the negative impact that being obstinate or single-minded can have on important relationships."

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Brooks & Dunn Stream Kane Brown Track From New Collab Album

Brooks & Dunn have shared a streamed of their new track with Kane Brown called "Believe." The song comes from their forthcoming collaboration project called "Reboot", which will be released on April 5th.

The country music duo called on some of their famous friends to help them revisit various songs from their career and recorded the 12 track effort with producer Dann Huff.

The rendition of "Believe" with Kane Brown can be streamed here. Other special guests on the record include Thomas Rhett, Brett Young, LANCO, Ashley McBryde, Brothers Osborne, Luke Combs, Midland, Cody Johnson, Jon Pardi, Tyler Booth and Kacey Musgraves.

Ronnie Dunn had this to say, "This whole experience has been humbling to say the least. What a cool rush to hear somebody do one of your tunes in a unique way, and it still holds up.

"That's the greatest compliment you can get as an artist. People used to ask us all the time about the legacy we wanted to leave, and it's honestly just that - you hope the music stands up over time. This is the first opportunity we've had to run it up a new flagpole...and it really flies."

Kix Brooks added, "They're making their own music. But just like we did, they still remember and respect the music they grew up with. It makes you feel good that these acts were inspired by us in some small way."

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Within Temptation Release 'Supernova' Video

Within Temptation have released a new music video for their single "Supernova." The song comes from the group's just released studio album "Resist".

The group had this to say about the new record, "After two decades, Within Temptation is ready to break with the past. Within Temptation has never been bounded by frontiers but by expanding their horizon, the band gave its creative writing process a new blast. And you can tell - the new sound of Resist cuts through the very first, bombastic single The Reckoning featuring Jacoby Shaddix, and leaves you with no room to breathe.

"Resist is an utterly distinctive metal record that takes inspiration from our modern and future society - both musically and personally - and casts it into mind-blowing arrangements and dark melodies." Watch the video here.

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Singled Out: RYAL's How Much Longer Must We Fight

New York music artist RYAL just released the new single "How Much Longer Must We Fight" and to celebrate we asked Jacque Ryal to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

Writing How Much Longer Must We Fight was an exercise in simplicity and what better a topic than two people that love each other trying to reconcile through a fight. Who hasn't been there?

How Much Longer is about that point before the relationship fail, detachment, ending of a relationship. It is the "compromise conversation", the "willingness to listen, learn, change" conversation, it is the "let's give it one more go" conversation.

In last few years especially, I have seen and experienced relationships that have fallen to pieces, people that have stood up for themselves and said enough is enough of the toxicity and in some cases ghosted. A lot of people (including myself) are taking a good hard look at their relationships and recreating their lives.

Sometimes, some relationships having the "How Much Longer Must We Fight" conversation is impossible because the person on the other end is unwilling to listen, change or compromise... so for those in that situation this song is particularly for you.

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

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