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Day in Rock Report for 02/15/2019

Guns N' Roses Hope To Get New Album Out Soon

The reunited lineup of Guns N' Roses have hopes to return to the studio to do some more recording and get a new album soon, according to guitarist Richard Fortus.

He made the revelation during a recent interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and when asked about plans the band, which features the reunited lineup of Slash, Axl Rose and Duff McKagan, Fortus responded: "Slash is on tour right now. Once he gets back from that, we're gonna get some more recording done and hopefully get an album out soon. And then we'll get back to touring."

Slash is currently touring with his solo band and has a short break from mid-March through May before returning to the road through the summer. Richard's new comment echo what he told KSHE late last year, "We're going to try... try and do another record, get it out soon." And later added, "I think it'll happen faster than you think. I sure hope it happens faster than you think."

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Journey Rock Escape and Frontiers Albums On New Live Release

Eagle Rock have announced that they will be releasing a special live package from Journey on March 29th that features the band performing two of their most popular albums.

Entitled "Journey - Live In Japan 2017: Escape + Frontiers", the package will be released in both audio and video packages including a DVD + 2CD set and a Blu-ray + 2CD configuration.

The special show took place on February 7th, 2017 at the famed Budokan in Tokyo, where the band took the stage for a 2-hour performance of the iconic hit albums that helped make them superstars. See the tracklisting here.

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From First To Last To Play First Show In Two Years

From First To Last will be reuniting again with Skrillex (Sonny Moore) for their very first live performance in two years next month in New Orleans.

Moore, along with drummer Derek Bloom; lead guitarist and keyboardist Matt Good; rhythm guitarist and vocalist Travis Richter, excited fans when they reunited in 2017 for Emo Nite in Los Angeles.

They have once again teamed with the long-running event for their Emo Nite LA and BUKU Music + Art Project festival's BUKU Late after party series on March 22nd at Republic in New Orleans.

Skrillex fans will also be able to witness his Boys Noize project headlining the two day festival.

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Aerosmith Hollywood Walk Of Fame Ceremony Postponed

(hennemusic) Aerosmith's scheduled February 14 Hollywood Walk Of Fame ceremony was postponed due to severe weather, frontman Steven Tyler revealed to fans via social media.

"Folks, we tried to get our star today... but its underwater and we forgot our scuba gear!!," tweeted Steven Tyler. "New date for @hwdwalkoffame coming soon!! Stay tuned and stay dry! We love and thank you all!"

The legendary Boston band was set to be recognized in the category of Recording with a landmark at 6752 Hollywood Boulevard, in front of the Musician's Institute.

Tyler was scheduled to be joined by actress Sharon Stone in speaking at the event, which is now postponed until further notice. Read more

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Paul McCartney Announces Special Limited Edition Release

Beatles legend Paul McCartney has announced that he will be releasing a very special limited edition box set version of his "Egypt Station" album on May 10th.

Only 3000 copies of "Egypt Station Traveller's Edition" will be produced and will be presented in a individually numbered vintage style suitcase, which will include exclusive bonus material.

The one-time only pressing will include the chart topping album, along with previously unreleased songs, rarities and performance footage hidden inside. Find more details here.

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Scorpions Hit New Milestone As They Plot Next Album

The Scorpions have hit a new milestone after their classic hit song "No One Like You" hit 7 Million all-time streams on the Apple Music service, the iconic band revealed on social media.

The song was originally released in March of 1982 from the band's eight studio album "Blackout". The track topped Billboard's Rock Track chart at the end of May of that year with the video of the clip enjoying a healthy amount of play on MTV at the time.

This news comes as the band is reportedly planning to record their next studio album with a "famous" producer. Guitarist Rudolf Schenker revealed the plans to Headbangers Lifestyle in an interview late last year.

He said, "We will meet again in the New Year and everybody will come and bring in ideas in the studio. We already found a producer to record with. A famous and well-known personality... No, I'm not gonna say who he is... really not! But we are all very excited to produce a new, historic rock 'n' roll album."

Rudolf also revealed that the band was inspired to make a new album by the addition of former Motorhead drummer Mikky Dee to their lineup. He said, "Why we have this idea of recording a new album is because Mikkey became, let's say, a great force for Scorpions.

"When we were fighting for a change and [trying to] get us back on track with the band, and it didn't work, we found Mikkey. Mikkey just fits perfectly into the chemistry of Scorpions. Plus, he is a very creative person. That means we have now the chance to make an album that is special and fresh."

The band has yet to officially confirm the new album plans but they have announced a string of live dates across Europe this summer and an appearance at Rock In Rio in October.

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Pop Evil Release 'Be Legendary' Video

Pop Evil have released a brand new music video for their track "Be Legendary". The song is the latest single to be released from the group's 2018 self-titled album.

The new clip was directed by Columbia Tatonem, who they worked with for their "A Crime To Remember," "Colors Bleed," and "Waking Lions," music videos. Watch it here.

Frontman Leigh Kakaty had this to say, "When we were first writing this song, it started with this addictive yet hypnotic guitar riff. Suddenly, I could see our fans coming together as one. I just felt like this was going to be a great opportunity to write an anthemic type of lyrical song that could positively motivate people. Now we see all our fans posting on social media how this song motivates them in their daily lives. Plus, to see how passionate they are whenever they hear us perform it live. Time will tell just how big this song can become."

Director Columbia Tatone added, "This story is for the underdogs. It's about friendship and togetherness. A reminder that although life doesn't always 'play fair,' know that our trials are a gift as you build sustaining character, discovering what you're indeed made of and made for as you earn the victory on the climb back up."

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Whitesnake Release New Video And Confirm Album Details

(hennemusic) Whitesnake are premiering a video for "Shut Up & Kiss Me", the lead single from their forthcoming album, "Flesh & Blood." The band also revealed more details about the album release.

"We've got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we're gonna write and record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe," says David Coverdale. "You're over-talking, over-compensating and she just looks at you, takes the reins and says, 'Shut Up And Kiss Me!' and that's it!!

"My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original 'Here I Go Again' video and I was thinking, "man, this is going to be fun!" It's a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff."

Due May 10, the band's thirteenth studio set presents 13 new tracks with Coverdale joined by a lineup featuring guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, keyboardist Michele Luppi and drummer Tommy Aldridge.

"Flesh & Blood" will be released in multiple formats, including CD, CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2LP sets in various colors, and a Super Luxury Boxset, which will deliver the CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2LP, a poster and a numbered lithograph.

Whitesnake will perform tunes from the project when they launch a spring US tour in Newkirk, OK on April 12. Watch the video

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Indestructible Noise Command Reveal 'First Go Rek' Video

Indestructible Noise Command (I.N.C.) have released a music video for their new song "First Go Rek." The track comes from their group's forthcoming studio album.

The new record, the veteran thrash band's fifth full-length release, will be entitled "Terrible Things", and is scheduled to hit stores on March 8th. To get a taste of what is to come, watch the new video here.

played uncompromising thrash since 1985 when Erik Barath and Dennis Gergely formed the band in high school. After a pair of albums on a major label, the band took some time off before making a full-on return in 2010. On March 8th, their fifth full-length album, "Terrible Things," will be released. It finds the band returning to their roots: stripped down thrash with a technical edge. Today, the band have partnered up with Metal Injection for an exclusive premiere of their new video for the song "First Go Rek."

The group will be self-releasing the new effort which they recorded with Nicky Bellmore at Dexter Labs studios and promise that it is a return to their "thrash roots, stripped down, fast but still with some technical edge." here.

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Tank Recruit Dani Filth and Tom Angelripper For New Album

Tank have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album "Re-Ignition" on April 26th and that it will feature two notable guest appearances.

The album will find the band revisiting 11 classic tracks from the band's first four studio albums (Filth Hounds of Hades, Power of the Hunter, This Means War, Honour and Blood) which were released in the early 1980s.

The effort is highlighted by two very special guests. Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth joins the band on "Shellshock", while Sodom's Tom Angelripper lends his talents to the track "Power Of the Hunter".

Mick Tucker had this to say, "Many of the songs from those classic albums are still present in our live set and we are constantly being asked by our fans if we would ever consider re-recording any of them. Those original recordings are timeless and will always be there but we thought what harm can it do to give them a full metal makeover and inject new life into them. They deserve it!" here.

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The Apollo Documentary To Premiere At Tribeca Film Festival

Organizers of the Tribeca Film Festival have announced that this year's event will be opening with the world premiere of the new HBO Documentary Film The Apollo.

The film about the iconic New York City venue was directed by Academy and Emmy Award-winner Roger Ross Williams and features Patti LaBelle, Pharrell Williams, Smokey Robinson, and Jamie Foxx.

"We're excited to finally be going uptown to play the Apollo." said Jane Rosenthal, Co-Founder and CEO of the Tribeca Film Festival. "The Apollo gives audiences an inside look at the major role this institution has played for the past 85 years. It's seen the emergence of everything from Jazz to R&B to Soul and Gospel - all quintessential American music genres, and this is the time to remind people of our nation's rich history. "

"The Apollo is about so much more than just music, it's about how we used music and art to lift ourselves out of oppression," commented director Roger Ross Williams. "The story of the Apollo is the story of the evolution of black American identity and how it grew to become the defining cultural movement of our time. I was fortunate to make my first film with HBO and I am thrilled to be coming back home with The Apollo. Premiering at The Tribeca Film Festival, at the Apollo Theater in Harlem is a dream come true."

"The Apollo Theater is a symbol of the creative spirit of New York and beyond, and I'm very happy that we're kicking off our 18th Festival celebrating it with this documentary from Roger Ross Williams," said Tribeca Co-Founder Robert De Niro.

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Singled Out: The Three Tremors' Bullets For The Damned

The Three Tremors self-titled album is hitting stores next week and to celebrate we asked one of the three iconic vocalists in the group, Sean Peck, to tell us about the song "Bullets For The Damned". Apart from Sean, the group also features Tim "Ripper" Owens (Judas Priest, Iced Earth, Dio Disciples) and Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (Jag Panzer, Satan's Host, Titan Force). Here is the story:

Bullets For The Damned was at first just a song title I came up with and loved it. I had been sitting on it for a while even before we decided to embark on this crazy Three Tremors journey. It would have been a perfect album title for my last Death Dealer album since that was kind of a Western Theme but I resisted and saved it for the Three Tremors album. It was the first song we wrote for the album and I actually came up with the musical foundation for it which Dave Garcia translated and augmented. It had a really cool prechorus build up and I was excited about the song as we were recording the demo for it. The chorus was just not working for me and we were in the studio arguing about it and trying to come up with a solution when Casey Trask our other guitarist walked in and plugged in his guitar. He busted out the shredding chorus riff and the hair stood up on my arm and I shouted "F*** yes!" I started singing the new melody to it right away and I knew we had a home run of a heavy metal track.

I then worked on the lyrics and as every metal head should know, every metal album absolutely has to have a song about witches or vampires. So I came up with some shrouded lines about a dystopian future ravaged by the undead vampire style. I was envisioning like the movie Priest kind of. I was happy with how the lyrics came out and we recorded the final version which I sent off to Harry and Ripper to work on as the first Tremors track with all of our vocals on it. When we got their tracks back Dave and I were stunned on how badass they were and began the impossible task of layering everyone in and choosing who went where. This was our first song so it was not easy at all, it got easier as the album went along but this one was a bitch.

We fashioned the album cover off of the concept of the song and tried to keep an apocalyptic theme throughout. I love how the cover came out and it was all inspired by this song! Then the music video concept for the song was following the same path but has us shooting monsters instead of vampires but it still looks really cool. So overall we love the song and playing live with the other two singers is insane a super powerful I gotta say. Come out and see for yourself! Hail

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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