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Day in Rock Report for 01/15/2019


Corey Taylor, Dave Grohl and Rex Brown Lead Dimebash Lineup

Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl and Pantera's Rex Brown lead the all-star lineup for his year's Dimebash celebrating late Pantera legend Dimebag Darrell Abbott.

The special event will be taking place on January 24 at the at the Observatory in Santa Ana, Ca (Orange County) and will be hosted by SiriusXM's Jose Mangin.

Kill Devil Hill and Fireball Ministry will be performing at the show which is set to be capped with an all-star jam featuring Taylor, Grohl, and Brown, along with Slayer's Dave Lombardo, Anthrax star's Scott Ian and Charlie Benante, Megadeth's Chris Broderick, Testament's Gene Hoglan, Tony Campos (Fear Factory, Ministry, Static-X), King's X's Dug Pinnick and Nita Strauss. Read more here.

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Neal Schon Announces Initial Journey Through Time Tour Dates

(hennemusic) Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon has announced the opening pair of dates for his "Journey Through Time" tour which he will be kicking off next month.

The series will see Schon celebrate the band's legendary catalog and rich history, including tunes from the San Francisco outfit's first three albums: 1975's "Journey", 1976's "Look Into The Future", and 1977's "Next."

Schon and his Journey and Santana bandmate Gregg Rolie will perform with a lineup that includes former Journey member Deen Castronovo on vocals and drums, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass and vocals, multi-instrumentalist Marti Frederiksen and Chris Collins on guitar and keys.

"We're really going to play anything that's in our repertoire - anything that Journey has recorded," says Schon. "I plan on mixing it up a lot and not playing the same set. Stuff from our first three records - we're going to update that a little bit - and have some fun jamming!"

The band will play a warm-up show at the Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, CA on February 22 before the trek's official opening night at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA on February 23. here.

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Def Leppard's Joe Elliot Speakeasy Episode Previewed

PBS have revealed a preview clip of the next episode of the hit TV series Speakeasy which features an interview with Def Leppard frontman Joe Elliott.

Elliott sat down with Rolling Stone editor David Fricke at the Iridium in New York City for a decision ahead of the band's induction into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame.

The episode synopsis states: "The Def Leppard frontman opens up to Fricke (Animal Instinct: The Def Leppard Story) about the band's trajectory- from the teen hijinks of the band first conceived out of boredom as 'Deaf Leopard in post-war England through changes in the lineup and their continuing legacy headlining with opening acts that were once their aspirational idols. Elliott reveals what makes a great band, why a good rhyme trumps proper geography for a hit song, how modern rock training may be the worst thing for the future of rock music, living with the spectre ofHysteria, and more." Watch the preview here.

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Linkin Park Star Reactions To Mark Morton's Chester Bennington Collaboration

Linkin Park's Mike Shinoda took to social media to react to the new solo song shared by Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, which features late singer Chester Bennington.

The song was revealed last week and is called "Cross Off". It comes from Morton's forthcoming solo album "Anesthetic,", which is scheduled to hit stores on March 1st.

Morton tweeted of the track, "Cross Off" was a very free flowing and natural process. Everyone that worked on it put a lot of energy and emotion into it. I feel like you can really hear that in the track, and absolutely in Chester's performance."

Shinoda shared Mark's tweet and added, "I remember when Chester played this song for me in his car, almost finished. He was really happy with it. Good stuff, Mark." Listen to the song here.

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The Who Announce Symphonic North American Tour

(hennemusic) The Who have announced dates for a symphonic tour of North America. Surviving members Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend will be joined by a local symphony orchestra each night of the 29-show series, which has been split into spring and fall campaigns.

The duo will open the first leg in Grand Rapids, MI on May 7, with dates wrapping up June 1 in Toronto, ON, while the fall trek will start September 6 in St. Paul, MN and conclude on October 23 in Edmonton, AB.

As The Who revealed last week, they will also release their first album of new songs since 2006's "Endless Wire" later this year. "The Who are touring again in 2019," says Townshend. "Roger christened this tour Moving On! I love it. It is what both of us want to do. Move on, with new music, classic Who music, all performed in new and exciting ways. Taking risks, nothing to lose. Looking forward to seeing you all. Are you ready?"

"Be aware Who fans!," adds Daltrey. "Just because it's The Who with an orchestra, in no way will it compromise the way Pete and I deliver our music. This will be full throttle Who with horns and bells on." See the dates here.

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An Evening With Steve Miller Band Dates Announced

(hennemusic) The Steve Miller Band has announced dates for a brief spring US tour. The two-week series of 8 shows - billed as "An Evening With Steve Miller Band" without any opener - will hit the southeastern US and begin in Clearwater, FL on March 12.

News of the group's first dates of the year comes just two weeks after the Steve Miller Band closed out their 50th anniversary US tour in Thackerville, OK on December 30.

The group marked their landmark run with the release of a vinyl box set entitled "Complete Albums Volume 1 (1968-1976)."

The package presents remastered editions of the band's first nine studio records - from 1968's "Children Of The Future" to 1976's "Fly Like An Eagle" - on 180-gram vinyl; the albums were also reissued individually. See the dates here.

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Marty Friedman Launching U.S. Tour

Former Megadeth guitarist Marty Friedman is gearing up to hit the road next week for a new U.S. tour that he is launching in support of his new album "One Bad M.F. Live!"

The trek is scheduled to kick off on January 23rd in San Diego, CA at Brick By Brick and will conclude on February 24th in Baltimore, MD at Ottobar.

Marty had this to say about his new release, "This live album is a tip of the hat to the live albums that blew my mind when I was a kid. The musical content itself is modern and atomic powered, but the presentation is decidedly old school.

"The pacing of the show, the audience participation stuff, the special live arrangements of the songs, it's all been tweaked in such a way to give the audience the feeling that they are really getting something special, that only happens at THEIR show, not just a recital of the songs exactly as they know them. There are happy accidents, once in a lifetime ad libs, things that could have only happened because we were high on the audience's energy." Read more here.

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Chase Rice Adds New Leg To Eyes On You Tour

Chase Rice has announced dates for the 2nd leg of his North American headline Eyes On You Tour which is named after his current hit single.

The new tour leg will include 21 stops and will be kicking off on February 22nd at Ballpark Village in St. Louis, Mo and wrapping up on May 11th at the Hampton Beach Ballroom in Hampton Beach, NH,

Chase had this to say, "Having a song like 'Eyes On You' connect at this level has taken our live show to another level. Every night I have to take a minute and film them singing the words back to us on stage." See the dates here.

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Whitechapel and Dying Fetus Announce Chaos & Carnage Tour

Whitechapel have announced that they are teaming up with will Dying Fetus for U.S. coheadlining trek that will be called the Chaos & Carnage Tour.

They will be supported on the tour by Revocation, Fallujah, Spite, Uncured, and Buried Above Ground and will be kicking things off on April 18th in Sayerville, NJ.

Whitechapel had this to say, "We are very excited to be a part of the Chaos & Carnage tour this year. Dying Fetus has been a band we have grown up listening to and has influenced our sound over the years. We are grateful for the opportunity to shred the US co-headlining with them." See the dates here.

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The Dillinger Escape Plan's Greg Puciato Announces New Release

The Dillinger Escape Plan and The Black Queen's Greg Puciato has revealed he will release his very first book entitled "Separate The Dawn" on February 12th.

The new book features a collection of poetry and photography that was largely written and taken during The Dillinger Escape Plan's final year and a half.

"This is the heaviest and most brutal, but ultimately positive and necessary piece, in a series of thematically connected output for me, during what I now see as a long transitional arc, of realization, processing, shedding, accepting, and then finally coming out of the other side into a different place. A walk through a broken mirror. Chronologically this goes after Dissociation, and before Infinite Games.

"It's also a surprising and welcome reconnection with a medium that was my first creative love, even before music, and an equally surprising fascination with a new one. I guess it's essentially my first (and maybe only) solo release. Thanks to everyone who picks this up, for continuing to encourage me to keep creating with zero regard for parameters of gene or medium. Also, Lebron James is not greater than Michael Jordan," says Puciato, who discusses his decision to publish his first book in an interview

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Bullet For My Valentine's Moose Returns With New Band

Former Bullet For My Valentine drummer Michael 'Moose' Thomas' new band Kill The Lights have released a music video for their track "The Faceless".

Kill The Lights also features James Clark, bassist Davey Richmond and guitarists Jordan Whelan and Travis Montgomery. Watch the new video here.

Thomas had this to say, "I'm super grateful and excited to be back. I can't wait for everyone to hear this. When I parted company with the old band, musically I was just sitting around doing f*** all and realised I had worked too hard and come too far to turn around.

"I thought I'd get in touch with Jordan and sent him a text asking, 'Got any riffs?' Before I knew it, he had sent me 30 or 40 songs. I was like, 'Erm, okay!' I couldn't believe it."

Whelan added, "I'm a hobby songwriter which means I'm writing every day, whether it's for a band or not. I've known Moose since I was a 19 year-old kid.

"Funnily enough, his first tour in the States was opening up for my band, then he said we should jump on a tour with them through the UK. The chemistry was there right off the bat and I knew right away this could be something that takes over the world."

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Singled Out: The Underground Thieves' Fall

Nick Perri of The Underground Thieves tells us the story behind their new single and music video called "Fall". Here is the story:

A friend, drummer, and collaborator of mine, Kevin Rice, was in the studio cutting drum tracks for something and I asked him if he could lay down a really relaxed Pink Floyd style groove. Apparently he chose a "Waltz" feel because not many songs are being written in that style anymore. He sent me the tracks the next day, and when I pulled them up to listen - literally my first listen - the song's chords, and melody, and quite a lot of the lyrics just poured out. Most of the song was written right there in 5 minutes. Thank gosh I was holding a guitar!

I started recording the next day, and had a rough version to send to the band shortly thereafter. One by one the Thieves' started contributing parts, and I was specifically blown away by Justin DiFebbo's organ and synth performances. I still get goosebumps when listening to that buildup in the final chorus as it gives way to the guitar solo.

To then have one of my friends and hero's, the legend that is Jimmy Gnecco, contribute background vocals, along with the amazing Hannah Gernand was icing on the cake. I think it's one of those tunes where the atmosphere and the mood of the music really takes you somewhere else; hopefully out of the day-to-day stresses we deal with in life. That's what I love about Floyd, and Radiohead, and some others. Total mental transformation. Anyway, that's what I was after, and I hope it has that effect on people.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen and watch for yourself here and learn more about the band right here!

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