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Day in Rock Report for 01/13/2019

Dave Grohl Falls Off Stage During Foo Fighters Concert

Dave Grohl once again took a fall off a concert stage during a Foo Fighters concert, but the frontman survived the tumble this time without breaking any bones.

Grohl's latest fall from the stage took place during the band's show at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas earlier this month as he attempted to drink a beer that was handed to him. It was captured on video by a fan, watch it here.

Things did not end so well with a previous fall back in 2015 at the Ullevi Stadium in Gothenburg, where Dave suffered a broken leg and was forced to perform using his now famous throne at shows following the incident.

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Ted Bundy Film Starring Metallica Frontman Premiering At Sundance

Metallica frontman James Hetfield will soon be on the silver screen. The film, "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile," about serial killer Ted Bundy, where James plays a police officer, is set to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

The annual film festival will be taking place from January 24th and February 3rd and the film's director Joe Berlinger (Metallica's Some Kind Of Monster) announced the premiere via social media.

The band shared his post via Instagram. It read , "A special day on set of our little Bundy movie starring @zacefron and @lilyjcollins... Metallica is in the house as @papa_het_ plays Officer Bob Hayward in his first dramatic role. Having one of my musical heroes in our film is pretty damn awesome."

The film stars Zac Efron and Lily Collins and Hetfield plays the role of Officer Bob Hayward. Here is the official synopsis: "Ted (Zac Efron) is crazy-handsome, smart, charismatic, affectionate. And cautious single mother Liz Kloepfer (Lily Collins) ultimately cannot resist his charms. For her, Ted is a match made in heaven, and she soon falls head over heels in love with the dashing young man.

"A picture of domestic bliss, the happy couple seems to have it all figured out... until, out of nowhere, their perfect life is shattered. Ted is arrested and charged with a series of increasingly grisly murders. Concern soon turns to paranoia - and, as evidence piles up, Liz is forced to consider that the man with whom she shares her life could actually be a psychopath."

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Megadeth Announce 'Warheads On Foreheads'

(hennemusic) Megadeth will release a new greatest hits collection, "Warheads On Foreheads", on March 22nd. The band have posted the cover art for the project, which will feature 35 remastered tracks hand-selected by leader Dave Mustaine.

Megadeth recently previewed the announcement of the set with a video presenting a brief clip from the group's "Take No Prisoners", a track from their 1990 album, "Rust In Peace."

Ahead of the hits collection, Megadeth will continue their ongoing reissue series next month with a pair of albums from the early 2000s: 2001's "The World Needs A Hero", and its follow-up, 2004's "The System Has Failed." Read more here.

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The Who Reveal New Album And Symphonic Tour Plans

(hennemusic) The Who are planning two major projects for 2019: a symphonic tour and a new studio album. According to Rolling Stone, Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will play a 29-date North American tour where a local symphony orchestra will join the band nightly; Daltrey got the idea after spending the summer of 2018 playing "Tommy" with symphonies and loving the experience.

"I'll be 75 years old in March and this feels like a dignified way to go and do music," he says. "That's all we're really left with. We're old men now. We've lost the looks. We've lost the glamour. What we're left with is the music and we're going to present it in a way which is as fresh and powerful as ever."

The group has yet to release tour dates, but Townshend confirms it will begin a 14-show US East Coast series in May in Michigan before returning in early fall to hit Canada and the western US.

Townshend says that the European tour plans are less clear at the moment, but that they'll have something to announce soon. "Everything is a whirlwind at the moment since we just decided to tour at the end of last year," explains Daltrey. "The most important thing that people realize about this tour is that the energy and the venom The Who play with will not be compromised at all."

As for new music, Townshend has 15 song demos in the can for what will be The Who's first release since 2006's "Endless Wire"; while he's unsure of a timeline for recording as they juggle rehearsals for the spring tour, he guesses the project may surface in time for the fall concert series.

After countless years of rehashing the band's early outpout in various configurations, the guitarist made a new record a condition of playing any live shows under The Who banner in 2019.

"I said I was not going to sign any contracts unless we have new material," says Townshend. "This has nothing to do with wanting a hit album. It has nothing to do with the fact that Tthe Who need a new album. It's purely personal. It's about my pride, my sense of self-worth and self-dignity as a writer." Read more here.

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Dream Theater Streaming New Song 'Fall Into The Light'

Dream Theater are streaming their new single "Fall Into The Light." The song comes from the group's forthcoming album "Distance Over Time," which is set to hit stores on February 22nd.

Bassist John Myung had the following to say about the new track, which can be streamed here, "Fall Into The Light is about the quest towards enlightenment that exists in life.

"It is more about the underlying themes of life's journey and less about what happens once you get there. It is a song of introspection; about looking inside to find your individual happiness."

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Mastodon Go Behind The Scenes With New Video

(hennemusic) Mastodon have shared a stream for the first part of a video recap of the band's ongoing tour in support of their 2017 studio album "Emperor Of Sand."

"As we gear up to jump back on the road, we wanted to share a little behind the scenes from our last tour," says the group. "Our good buddy, Danger Ehren, joined us on the road for a few days to capture the magic! Here's the first clip of Troy talking tour life as he works on his knuckle ball! Stay tuned for more! UK and Europe, we'll see you starting next week!"

The Atlanta rockers return to live action when they open a 5-week tour of the UK and Europe in Belfast, Northern Ireland on January 14. Promoters for the upcoming European shows will make a donation to three charities in memory of late Mastodon manager Nick John, who passed away from pancreatic cancer last September. Watch the video here.

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All-Star Lineup Announces Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert

(hennemusic) An all-star tribute concert celebrating the life and work of late guitarist Ronnie Montrose will take place later this month in Anaheim, CA.

"Ronnie Montrose Remembered" will feature appearances by an extensive list of rockers who performed with and/or were influenced by the guitarist, who was a legendary studio musician before forming Montrose with vocalist Sammy Hagar, bassist Bill Church and drummer Denny Carmassi and releasing their self-titled debut in 1974.

Montrose's legacy includes working with Van Morrison - for whom he created the iconic guitar riff for the classic song "Wild Night" - and the Edgar Winter Group, where he crafted heavy riffs on songs like "Free Ride" and "Frankenstein."

Scheduled for Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center and organized by longtime Montrose singer Keith St. John, "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" will include performances by Ted Nugent vocalist Derek St. Holmes, Tesla guitarist Frank Hannon, Kingdom Come drummer James Kottak, Randy Jackson of Zebra, Mitch Perry of the Edgar Winter Band and Tracii Guns, among others.

"I just want to give those who really appreciate Ronnie the chance to get together in a loving concert setting where all these great players and fans of the late Ronnie Montrose can really dig in and enjoy each other through the commonality of his music," says St. John. "Ronnie's contribution to rock music in the early '70s heavily influenced the up-and-coming American rock guitarists for next two decades more than he probably ever realized or gave himself credit for." Read more here.

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Queensryche Streaming New Song 'Dark Reverie'

(hennemusic) Queensryche are streaming audio of the track, "Dark Reverie", as the latest preview to their forthcoming album, "The Verdict." In sync with its release, Queensryche will kick off a month-long US tour in support of "The Verdict" in Orlando, FL on March 2.

The tune follows the lead single, "Man The Machine", from the Seattle band's 15th record and third with singer Todd La Torre, who joined the lineup in 2012.

Due March 1, the project 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.

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

"I'm extremely proud of what we were able to accomplish on this record," adds La Torre. "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!" Listen to the song here.

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Queen's Adam Lambert Made Secret Cameo In Bohemian Rhapsody

(hennemusic) Queen singer Adam Lambert has confirmed details of his uncredited cameo role in the band's biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody." Lambert tweeted a photo of himself in character from the film, alongside the caption "Who is he!?" and a set of winking and laughing emojis.

The longtime Queen vocalist appears when the band are at a rest stop on the road during an early American tour; while Freddie Mercury (played by Rami Malek) is on the phone with his fiance Mary Austin, he spots a bearded truck driver (Lambert) who arrives and the two make eye contact before the trucker enters the men's room, with the scene ending as the camera alternates between images of Mercury and the restroom door.

Queen first teamed up with Lambert in 2009 to perform the band's rock anthem "We Are the Champions" on the season 8 finale of American Idol; the pair partnered again at the MTV European Music Awards in Belfast in 2011 before playing their first live concerts together in the summer of 2012; they have toured regularly ever since.

Queen and Lambert will next launch a summer 2019 Rhapsody tour of North America in Vancouver, BC on July 10. See the tweet here.

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Tim Bowness Shares New Song 'I Go Deeper'

Tim Bowness has released a stream of his new track "I Go Deeper." The song comes from his forthcoming album "Flowers At The Scene", which is set to hit stores on March 1st.

He had the following to say, "This was one of the last tracks written for the album. I co-wrote it last summer with Italian musician Stefano Panunzi for use in a film.

"The original is in the more romantic tradition of no-man - and Porcupine Tree at its most lush - but I heard something very different in the piece so set about accentuating the differences between the sections and completely changing the instrumentation.

"Colin Edwin and Tom Atherton make for a formidable rhythm section on this and the soaring guitar solo by Brian Hulse is also a highlight for me." Watch the lyric video here.

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September Mourning Release 'Glass Animals' Video

(Tag) September Mourning have released a music video for their newest single, "Glass Animals" ahead of their new graphic novel and tour with Smile Empty Soul. We were sent the following details:

"'Glass Animals' is about the fragmented soul. It's about the realization that we are all broken. Something or someone has broken us and within that broken state we ultimately find the strength to survive. Musically, it's a little bit of a tribute to one of our favorite bands: The Deftones. The song ties into the comic book as well.... Hannah is a broken soul who, through the help of September and Claire, finds the strength to face her personal demons and live again." - Emily Lazar (Founder)

Shortly after Glass Animals drops, Image Comics is releasing September Mourning The Complete Collection co-created by Lazar and Marc Silvestri, co-written by Mariah McCourt and David Hine, illustrated by Sumeyye Kesgin and Tina Valentino and published by Top Cow. "In a world where Reapers prey on the souls of the living, imprisoning them in the shadow-land of Mortem, there is one last hope for humanity.... September Mourning" describes Lazar. The graphic novel will be sold in comic stores, books stores (Barnes & Noble) nationwide and on Amazon.

To support the release of the graphic novel and new music, September Mourning will be hitting the road, supporting Smile Empty Soul. Before and after the dates, the band will also be doing a handful of headline shows that will be announced soon. Doing this tour the band will also be stopping by local comic retailers for special meet and greets and acoustic performances. here.

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Singled Out: A Pale Horse Named Death's Vultures

A Pale Horse Named Death are gearing up to release their new album "When The World Becomes Undone" this Friday (Jan 18) and to celebrate we asked Sal Abruscato to tell us about the song "Vultures." Here is the story:

I started sketching the music to the song "Vultures" as far back as 2014 but never really had a solid arrangement or lyrics. A year ago it all fell together after having so many friends and family betray me or use me over the years, kinda touches on how when your riding high everyone is there for the taking, they tell you they love and support you until things don't go their way then they turn on you. A form of vampirism sucking you dry and when your down stand by and watch and wait like vultures.

Last year I had a lot of bad things going on in my life and close friends did not care to understand the feelings I had and why I was not feeling happy. That further fueled the lyrics to come together, I had been involved in a family feud for years and that fueled the song as well.

The music has some of my favorite riffs and it is one of the more driving upbeat songs on the album. We took a dirty approach with the recording and wanted the song to have grit and body. At first I was unsure of the results but after seeing everyone's reactions looks like it might do ok with listeners.

The title came to me also because where I live in Upstate NY I always see large Black Vultures and Turkey Vultures flying around my house, sometimes landing on the property, they always fascinate me and they are very important to our echo system.

Thank you and hope you enjoy the song.

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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