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Day in Rock Report for 02/17/2019

Bring Me the Horizon Frontman Ruptures Vocal Chord

Bring Me the Horizon frontman Oli Sykes ruptured one of his vocal chords, which has forced the band to cancel the final two dates of their First Love Tour.

The band shared the following update from Sykes, "Hey everyone, I'm gutted to announce we have to cancel the remainder of our American tour. I've ruptured my right vocal chord, and I've been told if I don't rest it immediately, I'm in serious danger of doing permanent damage.

"I've been trying my best to fulfill our commitments as I really hate letting you guys down, not to mention these shows have been literally the most fun ever - but at this point me singing would be the equivalent of a footballer running on a broken leg.. once again I'm so sorry, I hope you all understand."

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KISS Lip-Synching Accusations Slammed By Bach

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has been accused of lip-syncing during the band's live performances, which has prompted Sebastian Bach to refute the claims after watching the band at one of the shows of their farewell tour.

The accusations that Stanley has been using backing tracks live have comes from radio personality Eddie Trunk, as well as fans on social media, apparently from watching video clips of recent performances.

The former Skid Row frontman, who attended a concert in Anaheim, Ca countered such claims, via Twitter. He said, "I am saying that I went to see Kiss and I f***ing saw Kiss. I listened to Paul Stanley sing his ass off LIVE."

Bach also responded to a tweet by Trunk and replies that it received. He said, "What shows on this Kiss tour did you guys go to? Because of course you wouldn't offer an opinion on a show you didn't even go to? Right?"

In other exchanges, Bach replied, "Kiss hit the exact same notes last night in Anaheim that they did in their 30s. I don't know what show you went to". And "Kiss is not lip syncing. There are too busy putting on the greatest rock show you will ever see. Or not."

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Former Ozzy Osbourne Guitarist On Ventilator In Hospital

Former Ozzy Osbourne and Gillan guitarist Bernie Torme's condition has not improved in the hospital and he has been placed on a ventilator, according to his family.

Torme was hospitalized and placed in intensive care for pneumonia in both lungs and here reached out to his family for an update on his condition.

The publication was told, "Whilst Bernie remains in great hands in hospital, there has been no improvement in his condition and last night he was placed on a ventilator. Bernie remains in intensive care. Your continued thoughts, prayers and best wishes are most welcome."

Ozzy and Sharon took to social media to share their well wishes. They tweeted, "Dearest @Bernie_Torme, Sending you positive vibes and love, and all our prayers. Love Ozzy and Sharon "

Torme's official Twitter account also shared this update, "Bernie remains in intensive care and asked for the following statement to be released: 'PledgeMusic owe Bernie Torme almost 16,000 which was due last December on completion of his recent 'Shadowland' Pledgemusic campaign.'

A follow up tweet stated, "Bernie has paid for all recordings, merchandise, CDs and all postage costs to honour his fans' pledges out of his own pocket. He has as yet been unable to pay his musicians, drummer Mik Gaffney and bass player Simon Morton for their work on the album."

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Alexisonfire Return With First New Song In Almost 10 Years

Alexisonfire have returned with their first new song in almost a decade. They co-produced the new track, entitled "Familiar Drugs," with Karl Bareham (City and Colour).

Frontman George Pettit had this to say about the new track, "'Familiar Drugs' is about recognizing you need to make a change in your life, being presented with the opportunity to make that change, and then choosing to do the same thing you always do.

"It's about something very specific to me but it can be taken literally or interpreted in any number of ways. Most people have something in their lives they can't quit, substances, unhealthy relationships, lethargy, self righteousness, a job they hate. 'Familiar Drugs' is about choosing comfort over self betterment." Check it out here.

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Previously Unreleased Tom Petty Song Streaming Online

(hennemusic) A new Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers compilation, "The Best Of Everything", is being previewed with the previously-unreleased track "For Real."

The song was recorded in August of 2000 when Petty and the band went to producer Bill Bottrell's studio near Mendocino, CA to record a new version of "Surrender" (originally written in 1976 but not included in the group's self-titled debut that year) for the "Anthology: Through The Years" package.

Due March 1, the 2019 collection is billed as "a supplement to last year's critically lauded, career-spanning box set 'An American Treasure'"; as they did with that release, Petty's family and bandmates worked together to create the new 38-song set (see track list below) that features material from his solo projects, with The Heartbreakers, as well as essentials from the reformed Mudcrutch.

Named after the closing track from 1985's "Southern Accents", the package also includes a previously-unreleased alternate take on that song, and an essay on Petty written especially for this collection by his close friend - screenwriter, director, author and journalist Cameron Crowe.

"The Best Of Everything" will be released in multiple formats, including 2CD, 4LP and digital. Listen to the song and read more here.

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Bob Seger Adds More Dates To Farewell Tour

(hennemusic) Bob Seger has extended his farewell tour with the addition of 12 more shows this spring. The Travelin Man: The Final Tour is named after a song from his 1975 album, "Beautiful Loser."

The rocker's current leg wraps up in mid-March and, following a 6-week break, Seger is scheduled to perform 13 concerts that end with a two-night stand in his Detroit hometown in early June.

A Bullet Club pre-sale for the newly-added shows begins Tuesday, February 19, with general public tickets going on sale Saturday, February 23rd. See all of the dates here.

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Zakk Wylde Added To Experience Hendrix Tour

Ozzy Osbourne guitarist and Black Label Society leader Zakk Wylde has announced that he will be taking part in this year's Experience Hendrix Tour.

Wylde has signed on to play select dates on the all-star tribute to rock legend Jimi Hendrix including the opening night of the trek on March 3rd in Pompano Beach, FL.

He will be making additional appearances at the tour's stops in Melbourne, Clearwater, Atlanta, Nashville, Huntsville, Chattanooga, Raleigh, Charlotte, Knoxville, Cincinnati, Louisville, Madison, Milwaukee, Chicago and Detroit.

He had this to say, "Hendrix you can pick out from a mile away. His sound, his execution - he was about as unique as it gets. I'm a fan of all the guys on the tour. I'm just excited to get out there and hang around the whole thing. Just watching them play and jammin' with them - it's gonna be insane." here.

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Of Mice & Men Streaming New Song 'How To Survive'

Of Mice & Men are streaming a brand new single called "How To Survive." The song is the first taste of what the band has been up to with producer Josh Wilbur.

Frontman Aaron Pauley had this to say about the track, "How To Survive is an anthem for those who have been at the receiving end of unmerited and targeted hatred and abuse.

"It's for the kid who was bullied, beat up, and ignored in school. It's for the teenager who was told that they'll never amount to anything and that their thoughts, feelings, and opinions don't matter to the world.

"It's for the person who has been told that they're worthless, useless, or not good enough, time and time again. It's for the person who's repeatedly been targeted by those who only seek to tear others around them down.

"This song is for them. This song is for me. I am them, and I'm still standing. So, turn it up. Feel the rage. If you, too, are that person, you will know it well, and it will greet you like an old friend." Check it out here.

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Clutch Release 'Ghoul Wrangler' Video

(hennemusic) Clutch have released a video for their "Book Of Bad Decisions" track, "Ghoul Wrangler", ahead of next week's launch of a spring tour of North America.

Directed by David Brodsky, the clip was shot in the Old Bedford Village in Pennsylvania. "JP wears pantaloons, Dan's got horns, and Tim throws up on my face," says frontman Neil Fallon. "I'm pretty sure we all deserve Academy Awards."

The Maryland outfit will return to the road with guests Big Business and The Inspector Cluzo for a month-long, 21-show that will open in Columbia, SC on February 19 and criss-cross the continent before wrapping up at New York's Irving Plaza on March 19 - a show that was postponed at the last minute over a medical issue involving Fallon that saw the rocker faint during an afternoon walk and end up at a New Jersey hospital.

"In the early afternoon I went for a stroll," explained Fallon. "I became light headed and dizzy. Next thing I knew I was coming to on my back in a puddle of water with 2 Secaucus policemen and paramedics staring down at me.

"I took a header on the sidewalk. Was taken to the ER. Thankfully, both the EKG and CAT scan came back normal. I was diagnosed with something called 'Near-Syncope,' which, as far as I can tell, is the medical term for 'We have no idea why you passed out, but ya did.'" Watch the video and see the tour dates here.

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Deicide Announce Change In Band Lineup

Deicide have revealed that they have had a change in their lineup with the announcement that Chris Cannella has been recruited to replace guitarist Mark English.

The group had this to say, "When a band has been together for 30 years, change is inevitable. So with that said, we had to make that change. Our long time friend from Arizona, Chris Cannella recently started spending a lot of time in Florida for work. Immediately we began hanging out. We realized he was the missing piece of the puzzle. Together we are a musical match. We all work together and get along as if Chris has been in the band since its inception. Cannella has the experience of being a veteran in the industry as well as a guitar clinician across the globe-who lives and loves Metal! So please, let's all welcome Chris Cannella as the official new guitar player of Deicide!

"We want to thank Mark English for stepping in during this transitional period. We will be seeing all of you across the world bringing our music to you more brutally than ever!"

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