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Day in Rock Report for 03/13/2023

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth continues to share new recordings online, and his latest offering is a cover of the 1965 Marvin Gaye classic "Ain't That Peculiar".

According to the video credits that were shared in the YouTube description for the clip, the song was recorded by Tom Syrowski at the Henson Studios, Los Angeles, CA. (continue)

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We are pleased the premiere the music video for Warr guitarist Jason Blake's new track, "False Streets of Entanglement," which comes from his brand new album, "Subsequent Ruins" that features Marco Minnemann and is set to be released this Friday, March 17th.

Here is the official announcement for the album, followed by the new video: Jason Blake has been establishing himself over the past few years as "one of the most distinguished technicians on the Warr." The Warr guitar is a unique twelve-string instrument incorporating the range of a guitar and bass that is played by tapping the strings, a technique known as touchstyle. (continue)

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Genesis Publications confirm that the first-ever anthology of Def Leppard, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard, previously announced as a limited edition release, will also be available as a hardback edition from all good bookstores.

Released on May 9th 2023, Definitely: The Official Story of Def Leppard is the ultimate record of Def Leppard's legendary career and is available to order from defleppardbook.com and Amazon.

The book's limited editions became the fastest ever books to sell out in Genesis Publications history, after the Collector's and Deluxe editions were fully subscribed within days of its announcement. 'We had balls and we were naive, in a good way. We just went out there, full throttle...' - Joe Elliott (continue)

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Having just finished the first leg of their European tour with labelmates Kataklysm, Swedish melodic death metal veterans Soilwork are about to embark on the second half of the tour with exciting news. The band welcomes Simon Johansson to their ranks, completing the line-up again. Simon Johansson will step in as Soilwork's new guitar player.

Soilwork states: "We are excited to finally welcome Simon Johansson to the Soilwork family as a permanent member. Simon has been with us on a session basis since 2019 and not only has he proven himself to be a solid guitar player, but also a humble human being and a true gentleman in some of the most challenging years of the band's history. We love you and we are grateful that you are part of our band". (continue)

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Feral Family have unleashed their latest single, "Spice King", taken from their debut EP 'Playtest' (due 12 May). Arriving as a fiery follow-up to playful, Spaghetti Western-inspired single "Wee Van Bee", "Spice King" is an equally cinematic cut that thunders and wails like an interplanetary apocalypse.

Inspired by Frank Herbert's visionary science-fiction saga 'Dune', the track is as vital and mind-bending as the novel's own precious currency with Feral Family's rambunctious sounds elevating listeners to an altered state. (continue)

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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street band have been forced to postponed a third show on their current North American tour due to an illness within the group.

Tuesday's concert at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY has now been postponed, after previously postponing their March 12th show in Connecticut and the March 9th concert in Columbus, OH. (continue)

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Jimmy Eat World and Manchester Orchestra announced their upcoming co-headline The Amplified Echoes Tour. Middle Kids will be joining the tour across all dates.

The 29-city run kicks off on Tuesday, July 11 in Missoula at Big Sky Brewing Company Amphitheater, with stops across North America in Los Angeles, Nashville, New York and more before wrapping up on Saturday, August 26 in Philadelphia at Skyline Stage at the Mann. (continue)

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Train have added additional stops in cities across the U.S. for the first time in years including Interlochen, MI, Huntsville, AL, Minneapolis, MN and more with support from Better Than Ezra, Parmalee, and Thunderstorm Artis on select dates.

Tickets for all newly announced shows go on sale to the general public starting Friday, March 17th at 10AM local time. A full list of Train's upcoming tour dates can be found here.

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Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor can't wait for fans to hear his forthcoming solo album, which he says sonically hints at music from his entire career.

Taylor spoke to NME about the follow-up to his late 2020 effort, "CMFT". He shared, "I can't wait for people to hear this album.

"It chews up that first record and spits it out. It's more dialed-in with everything people expect from me, so it's got hints of CMFT, but there are also hints of Slipknot, Stone Sour and all the stuff I've done in my acoustic shows. It's got everything for everybody. People are going to f***ing lose it." (continue)

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Sweet & Lynch have released a lyric video for their new single, "You'll Never Be Alone", to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their third album, "Heart & Sacrifice" on May 19th.

The group features vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet (Stryper, Iconic) and guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, The End Machine, ex-Dokken). Sweet had the the following to say, "I'm very pleased with the outcome of the new Sweet & Lynch album, 'Heart & Sacrifice'. (continue)

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Darius Rucker returns to the road this summer with 21 dates across the U.S. and Canada on his Starting Fires Tour, kicking off June 15 in Virginia.

Joining the multi-time Diamond-certified star as direct support across most dates is popular Americana band Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors, with rising star Drew Green as direct support on select dates. (continue)

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Davey Muise (Vanna) and Andrew Gaultier (He is Legend) will be releasing the debut EP from their new project called Hematite on March 31st and to celebrate we asked Davey to tell us about the new single, "Run Devil Run". Here is the story:

Ever feel like no matter what you do, you are either running towards something or away from something? Like a constant game of catch up where you either are the hunter or the hunted. Out running your demons or being run over by them and maybe that's just the great balance of life? Who knows, but I wrote Run Devil Run within the chaos of much change and newness in my life. Felt like I was chasing after the change and running away from the things that no longer suited my skin. But that middle place, the inbetween makes you feel so thinly spread like store brand margarine on porous toast. For me, writing about my sh*t allows me to take the power back and feel a little more balanced even if I'm just a slice of bread in a toaster. (continue)

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