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Day in Rock Report for 01/29/2019

Vinnie Vincent's Comeback Concerts Canceled

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has reportedly canceled his comeback shows in Nashville next month, after previously rescheduling their concerts.

Operators of the vinnievincentlive.com website posted the following notice to fans: "Mr. Vincent has sent a notification letter to the promoter that he will not be performing the concerts scheduled for Feb 8th and 9th, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

"While we cannot discuss the terms of the contract due to a confidentiality clause within the contract, we are shocked at this development, and it is, unfortunately, beyond our control. The matter has been turned over to our attorney.

"As they say, it's 'now in the hands of the lawyers,' and we will update you as we can. Please check back regularly, as this site will be the only source for official updates. In the meantime, every ticket and meet & greet order will be automatically refunded in full, and you will receive a confirmation email of your refund, before or by February 10, 2019.

"We want to thank everyone who worked so diligently and tried so hard to make these shows happen. A lot of really good people were involved and tried to make these shows a reality for the fans." The noticed ended with a contact from for fans that have questions here.

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Slipknot's Corey Taylor Announce Rare Club Solo Show

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor took to social media on Monday to share the news with fans that he will be playing a rare solo club show next month.

Billed as Corey Taylor and Friends, the show is scheduled to take place at the iconic West Hollywood, Ca music venue The Roxy on February 20th and will also include Cherry Bombs as special guest.

Taylor shared the news with fans via here. He wrote, "This is going to be the sh*t. Feb 20 @theroxy yours truly and a cavalcade of friends are gonna kick some asteroid all over Hollywood. Sponsored by @klos955 and featuring the badass @cherrybombsofficial come on down and have a good time!

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ZZ Top Announce Special 50th Anniversary Shows

ZZ Top have announced that they will be returning to where it all began with their 50th Anniversary Texas Bash, in three cities in the Lone Star State this May.

The band will joined at the shows by Bad Company and Cheap Trick and will be kicking things off in Dallas on May 17th at the Dos Equis Pavilion. The next night they will travel to Houston to play the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands and will wrap things up on May 19tg the Austin360 Amphitheater.

Billy Gibbons had this to say,. "It's been five decades, and I think we're starting to get pretty good at this! We're just as excited to be back in Texas this May playing our bluesy kind of rock as when started with in '69. The beards, Frank excepted, are perhaps a bit longer, yet nothing else has changed much and we're keeping it that way."

Cheap Trick's Rick Nielsen shared his excitement with, "ZZ Top are celebrating their 50th anniversary this years so it truly an honor that the famed Little Ol' Band from Texas has asked Cheap Trick (all of whom are longtime ZZ Top fans and musical touring friends) to be included and open for these living legends - the great Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard."

Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers added, "Those three Texan hombres, aka ZZ Top, are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year so Bad Company is going to join them and the fans to mark the occasion; hang on to your hats and heels!".

ZZ Top's 50th Anniversary Texas Bash with Bad Company and Cheap 05/17 - Dallas - Dos Equis Pavilion
05/18 - Houston - Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
05/19 - Austin - Austin360

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Lee Kerslake Reacts To Ozzy Osbourne's Surprise

Ozzy Osbourne recent granted a dying wish of his former Blizzard Of Ozz bandmate Lee Kerslake by sending him platinum discs for the two iconic albums that launched his solo career.

Kerslake, who is battling cancer, expressed in an interview last year that one of his hopes was to receive platinum awards for the "Blizzard Of OZz and "Diary Of A Madman" albums that he made with Ozzy. The former Black Sabbath frontman surprised the drummer by sending him the discs and a personal letter.

Lee was asked about it by The Metal Voice at a recent event and shared, "We were filming me packing for California on my upcoming autobiography documentary and then my manager came in and said I have a surprise delivery for you, and he brought in these two big boxes and they were the two platinum Ozzy discs. It was a crying moment. We finally buried the hatchet between the Osbournes and myself. I respect Sharon and I love Ozzy to bits. Ozzy also sent me back a beautiful letter, hand written."

He also discussed his current health struggles. "The cancer has come back, unfortunately. It has come back with a vengeance but I am not worried about it at the moment. I am enjoying this moment and all the love. I am having a great time. My doctor told me before I left they will be putting me on a new drug and I am hopeful."

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Classic Foreigner Concert Film Coming To DVD and Blu-Ray

Eagle Vision have announced that they will be releasing the concert film, "Foreigner Live At The Rainbow '78," on March 15 on DVD, Blu-Ray and digitally.

The film was captured during the band's sold out show at the Rainbow Theatre in London on April 27, 1978 and the new released will feature footage restored from the original film reels, remixed and remastered.

"1978 was an absolutely magical time for the band," remembers guitarist Mick Jones, "and to come back over to the UK to play a headline show at the legendary Rainbow really was a dream come true. The audience was amazing that night. We couldn't have wished for a better show." See the song list here.

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Black Label Society Announce Special Tour and Reissue

Black Label Society has also announced that they will be hitting the road for the 20 Years of Sonic Brewtality Tour with two shows in each market.

The tour will be launching to support the "reimaged" reissue of their 1999 debut "Sonic Brew" which will include two new bonus tracks, a full band/piano version of "Spoke In The Wheel" and an acoustic version of "Black Pearl."

Band leader Zakk Wylde had this to say, "The original recording back in 1997 was mastered with high volume, alcohol, and dance. We went in and worked off the existing performances and focused on the high volume and dance while replacing the booze with viagra and anabolic steroids." Read more here.

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Tremonti Release 'Throw Them To The Lions' Video

Tremonti have released a music video for their track "Throw Them To The Lions." The song is the new single from their latest album "A Dying Machine".

The band, led by Creed and Alter Bridge star Mark Tremonti, filmed the new promotional clip during a sold out show in the UK. Watch the online stream here.

The track comes as the band prepared to hit the road with Sevendust on Friday for a U.S. tour that will be kicking off in Houston, TX and concluding on March 3rd in San Antonio.

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Deer Tick Release 'Bluesboy' Video

Deer Tick have released a "guerilla-style" music video for their new song "Bluesboy". The track comes from their compilation album, 'Mayonnaise', which is set to hit stores this Friday February 1st.

The new clip was edited using mostly fan cell phone footage from a recent Providence basement show, according to the announcement and includes several Easter Eggs from throughout Deer Tick history sprinkled into the video.

The band had this to say, "We collaborated with our long-time road manager and jack of many trades Tuyet Nguyen to bring you a modern rock and roll performance music video. Filmed in the Providence house concert location, Headquarters, we invited some friends and associates to party with us for the afternoon. A big thank you to Headquarters and everyone involved!" Watch the video here.

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Limbs, The Plot In You, Like Moths To Flames, and Dayseeker Tour

Limbs have announced that they will be hitting road this spring for the Feel Nothing Tour with The Plot In You, Like Moths To Flames, and Dayseeker.

They will be launching the U.S. trek in Grand Rapids on March 30th at The Stache and wrapping up the tour on April 28th in Detroit, MI at The Shelter.

Limbs also announced that will also be joining Fit For an Autopsy, Vatican, Great American Ghost, and more at AURA Fest 2019 in Savannah next month. See the dates here.

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Singled Out: A Page Unturned's Reflection

L.A. pop punk rockers A Page Unturned recently released their latest single "Reflection" and to celebrate we asked Damon Porras (vocals / bass) to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

It was a random rehearsal day during the time we were finishing up the songs for the E.P. I got this idea in my head for a bass line and guitar part. I also had this lyric in my head for about a week before that went "I can see my own reflection but it doesn't stare back at me". So it struck me as something quite dark when it went along with the bass that I was thinking.

I played the bass part out to Ryan without really explaining all that much other than it having a blink 182 vibe. Ryan then wrote this really cool intricate drum part that was spot on to what I was thinking, it really gave the song a strong foundation and an almost "industrial" sound. It had this super cool groove that I then added the little octave notes to the bass to groove better with what he wrote. Then I shared the guitar melody I had in mind to Yoshi and he just added more elements to it to expand the sound. I worked out the chord progressions and then we worked out the arrangement for the rest of the rehearsal day. I worked out the vocal melody and lyrics over time. This song was fun to work on because we all got to experiment with it and add cool new things which was a first for us.

For the lyrics, I just built off that one lyric I had and I talked about going through depression and feeling regret. It's a very honest song and I think the song was an important step for us to expand our themes and be able to write about darker situations. However, it was almost not going to be released because Yoshihiro felt it was too different from the other songs we had. I suggested we can put it to the side when it comes to our set, and we can just mess around with it during rehearsals. Over time, the song became a regular part of our set and we later on decided to make it a single to show off an added element to our overall sound as a band.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself right here!

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