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Day in Rock Report for 01/20/2019

Guns N' Roses Top Chart With Classic Song Performance

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are No. 1 on the latest Billboard Top Facebook Live Videos chart with a performance of "Sweet Child O' Mine" from their December 8 concert in Hawaii.

Billboard reports the footage earned top spot on the monthly chart of videos streamed on Facebook Live as tracked by media analytics company Shareablee, with rankings determined by a formula that blends reactions, comments, shares and first-seven-days views.

"Sweet Child O' Mine" led the chart in two of the four metrics, including reactions (26,000) and views in its first seven days (447,000). The Honolulu date - which closed out the band's three-year Not In This Lifetime reunion tour - was also their first-ever concert in Hawaii.

"Mahalo Hawaii!," posted GNR after the show. "Thank you for an unforgettable closing night." Watch the video and read more here.

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Pink Floyd Share Video From 1968 Festival Appearance

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are streaming a 1968 performance of their 1966 classic, "Interstellar Overdrive", as the latest entry in their ongoing vintage video series.

The footage captures the band's May 6, 1968 appearance at the Rome Pop Festival. Written as an improvised track by all four members of the group, "Interstellar Overdrive" appeared on Pink Floyd's 1967 debut, "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" - the set reached No. 6 on the UK charts and No. 131 on the US Billboard 200 upon its original release while going on to be hailed as one of the greatest psychedelic albums of all time.

"Interstellar Overdrive" often opened the band's shows in the mid-to-late 1960s, but disappeared from the lineup for concerts after 1971. Watch the performance video here.

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Thom Yorke To Streaming Limited Edition EP

Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke has announced that he will be releasing his "Suspiria Limited Edition Unreleased Material" EP digitally via streaming services next month.

The digital streaming release will coincide with the 12" limited edition vinyl version hitting stores on February 22nd and will include the same tracklisting.

The EP will include "Unmade Overtones," "Unused Spell," "A Conversation With Just Your Eyes," "The7th7th7th7thSon," "Volk Spin Off V1", "Volk Spin Off V2", and "Volk Spin Off V3."

Watch Thom Yorke - Live from Electric Lady Studios, a YouTube playlist here.

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The Neal Morse Band Streaming New Song

The Neal Morse Band have released a lyric video for their new track "Vanity Fair." The song comes from their forthcoming album "The Great Adventure", which is set to hit stores this coming Friday, January 25th.

Neal had this to say about the new effort (which can be preordered here), "This band continues to amaze me! I have to say it was a little daunting to follow up The Similitude Of A Dream as it was such a special album and it delivered every night at our concerts, but I believe that The Great Adventure will have a tremendous impact as well.

"This new double album is everything that I hoped it would be. I listened through last night and I was in tears at the end!" Check out a stream of the lyric video here.

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Huey Lewis And The News Releasing First New Album Since 2001

1980s hit makers Huey Lewis And The News have announced that they will be releasing their first new album in 18 years this spring under a newly inked deal with BMG.

Details about the band's first new record of original material since 2001's "Plan B" are still to be revealed but frontman and band namesake Huey Lewis commented on their new record deal.

He said, "We're very excited about our new album, and honestly feel that it's among our best work - we cannot wait to get it out to fans! We're equally excited to be with BMG, whose reputation as a 'music-first' label precedes them admirably."

John Loeffler, EVP, Marketing & Repertoire, New York, added, "In the time we've grown closer with Huey and the band it became clear that this is a perfect match. We're thrilled to welcome Huey Lewis and the News and proud to call BMG their new label home. We look forward giving the band more opportunities to take advantage of all we have to offer and working alongside them to develop some new creative endeavors."

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Overkill Reveal New Single 'Head Of A Pin'

Overkill have released a lyric video for their new single "Head Of A Pin". The track is the second song revealed from their forthcoming album "The Wings Of War", which is set to be released on February 22nd.

Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth had this to say about the song, "'Head of a Pin' took a long time to come together, it is probably the tune that went through the most changes and the last one I finished.

"Looking back on its development, the time invested was all well worth it. The tonality of the guitar shines on it and the song goes 'other places', traditional with a touch of the down-low-dirty riff, and a sing-along chorus...personally, one of my favorites off 'The Wings of War.'" Watch the video here.

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Tesla Premiere Song From Phil Collen Produced Album

(hennemusic) Tesla are streaming the title to their forthcoming album, "Shock." Due March 8, the Sacramento, CA band's eighth studio record was produced by Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen.

The pairing first connected via the concert circuit before Collen wrote and produced the single, "Save That Goodness", for inclusion on the group's 2016 release, "Mechanical Resonance, Live!"

According to the Def Leppard rocker, Tesla bassist Brian Wheat heard "Save That Goodness" and told the guitarist, "We should record this song and you should produce it."

"From that moment, we've been writing, recording and getting totally inspired about making new Tesla music," adds Collen, with plans for him to produce the band's new album.

"Shock" will be available via CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue vinyl formats; fans who pre-order the album will receive the set's title track as a free download. here.

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Varna Streaming New Song 'The Craving'

LA hard rockers Varna has released the lyric video for their latest single, "The Craving." The track follows their two previous hit singles "Living A Lie" and "Survival of the Fittest".

The group had the following to say about the new track, "We are extremely proud to release such high driven female powered beast as 'The Craving' for 2019.

"This song about the push and pull of primal emotions you have instantly with someone--that carnal desire--but it never transforms into what you would like. You are stuck with the craving. Sometimes we just want what we aren't meant to have." Listen to it here.

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