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Day in Rock Report for 02/14/2019

Dave Grohl Surgery Behind Foo Fighters Postponements

Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl revealed at a recent event that the reason the band canceled two shows this week was because he had to have surgery on his left arm.

The band was scheduled to play the opening shows at the Fillmore New Orleans on February 15th and 16th but announced earlier this month that they had to push back those appearances until May 15th and 16th due to an unspecified injury to a band member.

Grohl revealed the nature of the injury to the audience at the Pollstar Live conference in Los Angeles during a conversation with Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino.

He told the crowd (via Billboard), "This is something I've had to deal with for a long time and it's not the end of the world but I did have to have surgery on my arm because I need it to pay the rent. I knew I had to fix my arm at some point and I went ahead and did it."

He added, "It's funny having surgery because you actually get a little bit of rest. Right before they wheeled me in [for surgery] the guys said 'hey, we're going to give you something that's going to make you feel really good' and I thought I finally get to take a nap."

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Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist Extremely Ill In Hospital ICU

Former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Bernie Torme is currently in a hospital intensive care unit, according to a post on his Facebook account on Wednesday.

Someone from his camp shared the following update on the social media site, "Bernie Torme is extremely ill in intensive care with virulent double pneumonia. We ask for your prayers."

Torme played with Ozzy for a shorttime on the Diary Of A Madman Tour. He was brought in by Jet Records for the dates in the wake of the tragic death of Randy Rhodes.

Bernie rose to fame as the guitarist for Deep Purple frontman Ian Gillan's solo band and recorded several albums with the legendary singer prior to taking the short gig with Ozzy.

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Musicians Outraged Over Vinnie Paul Grammy Snub

A number of musicians have expressed their outrage after late Pantera legend Vinnie Paul was excluded from the Grammys' 'In Memoriam' segment last week.

Many music starts took to social media to share their displeasure after the legendary drummer and multiple Grammy nominated musician was not featured with other music stars who were lost in the past year. Here are some of the highlights:

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum shared "Vinnie Paul Being left out was another travesty and the reality of the Grammys. Fans of most of those artists are looking for the latest thing . Vinnie has loyal fans in the millions that will live on well beyond that event."

Alice in Chains bassist Mike Inez posted "Even though we lost, I had a great Grammy weekend full of events and cool people. But my only bitch about it was how in the F*** do you leave out 4 time nominee Vinnie Paul out of the In Memorium. They did the same sh*t with Layne. Hard fumble."


All That Remains frontman Phil Labonte was very unhappy at the Grammy Awards in general as well. He wrote, "Rock n metal act like the abused in an abusive relationship with the Grammys. They nominate bands n everyone is all excited 'ooo, look! The Grammys approve of us now, we'll be respected!' Then they slap the sh*t out of rock n metal."

Trivium's Matt Heafy shared "I am a Grammy nominee. But I would not be a Grammy nominee or in a band or into Metal without Vinnie Paul Abbott. Dear @RecordingAcad - the Metal category is hardly recognized at your awards, and you left out an In Memoriam artist who is responsible for shaping Metal and rock."

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Judas Priest Forced To Cancel Historic Shows

Heavy metal icons Judas Priest broke the bad news to fans that they were forced to cancel the planned historic first shows of their long career in South Africa next month.

The band were set to perform in Cape Town on March 20th and Johannesburg on the 22nd but shared the following update, "Due to circumstances totally beyond our control we are extremely sorry to have to announce that because of logistical and technical reasons the South African shows have been cancelled.

"We are very disappointed that this has happened as we were looking forward to performing in South Africa for our fans there for the first time - we have been touring the world for nearly 50 years and have always honored our commitments - we are all very upset about this situation."

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Def Leppard Going Vegas Again This Summer

(hennemusic) Def Leppard have announced details for their second Las Vegas residency. Following a 2013 series entitled "Viva Hysteria!", the UK rockers return late this summer to perform "Def Leppard Hits Vegas: The Sin City Residency" at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino.

The 12-show event will run from August 14 - September 7 and include three shows each week, with Friday and Saturday concerts throughout the schedule. "Five years ago, we played our first-ever residency in Las Vegas which was relatively new ground for a rock band giving this kind of experience... I have to say, we really enjoyed it!," raves singer Joe Elliott. "Being in one place for the best part of a month is vastly different to our normal city to city touring routine. Breaking this cycle adds another element to the experience for both us and the audience. We look forward to seeing you at the Zappos Theater this summer!"

"Planet Hollywood transformed the entertainment landscape in Las Vegas with the first pop residency," adds Caesars Entertainment President Of Eentertainment Jason Gastwirth. "We are proud to be at the forefront of rock residencies as well and treat the city's visitors to a new type of experience with Def Leppard." Read more here.

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The Dead Daisies Release 'Dead And Gone' Video To Celebrate TV Series

The Dead Daisies have released a music video for a new acoustic version of their track "Dead And Gone" to celebrate their music being featured in the new horror anthology tv series, "Welcome To Daisyland."

The series is scheduled to premiere tonight, Valentine's Day, February 14th and the supergroup revealed the new visual for the new "Swamp Version" of the track here. It featured footage from the band's recent 2018 world tour.

The Executive Producer of the series David Edwards shared, "We're very excited to have had The Dead Daisies exclusively record a special acoustic version of their hit song'Dead And Gone,'. Rock & Horror are a great fit and the bands music sets the tone for the series."

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In Flames Recruit Megadeth Star To Fill In On Tour

In Flames have announced that they have recruited former Megadeth guitarist Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance) to fill in for guitarist Niclas Engelin on their upcoming North American Tour.

The band had this to say, "To all of the Jesterheads coming out to our upcoming North American tour: We're extremely sad to inform that, due to strong medical advisement to stay home, Niclas will not be joining the tour.

"Luckily, ex-Megadeth guitarist and longtime friend, Chris Broderick was able to step in at the last minute for the full run. Please wish Niclas the best as he stays home to rest. We can't wait to see you soon."

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Bruce Corbitt Public Memorial Announced

Details have been revealed for a public memorial for former Rigor Mortis and Warbeast frontman Bruce Corbitt. It is scheduled to take place on March19th at the Ridglea Theater in Fort Worth, Texas.

Organizers shared the following on the public memorial page, "We will come together to celebrate and remember a great man who touched the hearts of so many people in this world. We will show our love and support for his wife Jeanna, his daughter Chyna, his stepson Lyric, and Bruce's amazing mother Glenda.

"We will celebrate in the most beautiful way possible by honoring Bruce's final wishes to make his memorial just the way he wanted it. Additional details on special presentations, guest musicians, and other surprises are still being worked out. Stay tuned and You Know Damn Well!"

Public Memorial info:

Doors: 5:30 pm
Memorial: 7:00 pm

Live performances requested by Bruce:
Iron Jaw
Rabid Flesh Eaters

Debbie Sexxton of 97.1 KEGL
"Thrashin" Alan of KNON Hardtime Radio

Eulogies by:
Scott Shelby
Thrashin' Alan
Casey Orr
Harden Harrison

Watch video of his final performance here.

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Alice Cooper Band Reunion Documentary Premiere Announced

(hennemusic) A documentary capturing the 2015 reunion of the original Alice Cooper Band is coming to the big screen this April. Rolling Stone reports "Alice Cooper: Live From The Astroturf" captures Cooper and his former bandmates - Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway and Neal Smith alongside new guitarist Ryan Roxie (in the late Glen Buxton's place) - as they stage a non-Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction reunion show together for the first time since 1974.

The October 2015 event in Dallas, TX was orchestrated by Cooper superfan and Good Records owner Chris Penn after he secured a book signing event by Dunaway. "We never knew if Alice Cooper was gonna come," says Penn in the first video trailer for the film.

After audio from the show - mixed by longtime Cooper associate and producer Bob Ezrin - was issued as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2018, Penn and director Steven Gaddis teamed up to organize the documentary, which presents the live performance alongside interviews with band members. Read more and watch the trailer here.

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Gary Clark Jr. Adds Summer Leg To North American Tour

Gary Clark Jr. has announced a new North American summer leg for his upcoming tour that he is launching in support of his brand new studio album.

The new record will be entitled "This Land" and is scheduled to hit stores on February 22nd. To celebrate the album launch, Gary will be making his Saturday Night Live debut on Feb 16th where he will be playing two songs from the new effort.

He will be launching the first leg of the tour on March 9th in Miami, FL and wrapping up in early April with a three night stand at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN.

He will then perform at this year's Shaky Knees Music Festival before kicking off the second leg on May 18th in Albuquerque, NM at the Sandia Resort & Casino - Amphitheatre. See all of the dates below:

This Land North American Tour Dates:
Mar 09 Miami, FL Fillmore Miami Beach at The Jackie Gleason Theater
Mar 10 Tampa, FL Gasparilla Music Festival
Mar 13 Springfield, MO Gillioz Theatre
Mar 14 Columbia, MO The Blue Note
Mar 15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre presented by Chase
Mar 16 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre presented by Chase
Mar 18 Indianapolis, IN Old National Centre - Murat Theatre
Mar 20 Pittsburgh, PA Benendum Center
Mar 21 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by Chase
Mar 22 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by Chase
Mar 23 New York City, NY Beacon Theatre presented by Chase
Mar 26 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar 27 Boston, MA House of Blues
Mar 29 Philadelphia, PA Met Opera House
Mar 30 Washington, DC The Anthem
Mar 31 Richmond, VA The National
Apr 02 Durham, NC Durham PAC
Apr 03 Charlotte, NC The Fillmore Charlotte
Apr 05 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Apr 06 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
Apr 07 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
May 04 Atlanta, GA Shaky Knees Music Festival
May 18 Albuquerque, NM Sandia Resort & Casino - Amphitheatre
May 20 Tucson, AZ The Rialto Theatre
May 22 Valley Center, CA The Event Center - Harrahs SoCal
May 25 Napa, CA BottleRock Music Festival
July 19 Honolulu, HI Republik
July 20 Honolulu, HI Republik
July 21 Kahului-Maui, HI Maui Arts & Cultural Center - Castle Theater
Aug 04 Rochester Hills, MI Meadow Brook Amphitheater
Aug 08 Council Bluffs, IA Harrah's Council Bluffs - Stir Cove
Aug 09 Minneapolis, MN Surly Festival Field
Aug 12 Saint Louis, MO Fox Theatre
Aug 13 Kansas City, MO Crossroads KC
Aug 19 Asheville, NC Highland Brewing Company
Sept 04 Morrison, CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sept 05 Vail, CO Gerald R. Ford Amphitheatre
Sept 08 Bonner, MT Kettle House Amphitheater
Sept 10 Vancouver, BC PNE Forum
Sept 13 Troutdale, OR Edgefield
Sept 14 Bend, OR Les Schwab Amphitheatre
Sept 15 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino - Grand Theater
Sept 17 Aspen, CO Belly Up Aspen
Sept 24 Phoenix, AZ Comerica Theatre
Sept 27 Santa Barbara, CA Santa Barbara Bowl
Sept 29 Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl

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