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Day in Rock Report for 03/14/2023

Guns N' Roses, Tool, Avenged Sevenfold and Korn have been named as the headliners of this year's Aftershock Music Festival that will taking place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 5th through 8th.

The event will also feature performances from Godsmack, Pantera, Incubus, Queens of the Stone Age, Limp Bizkit, Megadeth, Rancid, Turnstile, 311, The Cult, AFI, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance and many more. Jose "Metal Ambassador" Mangin will once again be acting as the host for the festival. (continue)

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Love And Rockets, the seminal, groundbreaking trio of Daniel Ash, David J, and Kevin Haskins, has announced a round of dates that follow their performance at this year's Cruel World Festival on May 20th in Pasadena, CA.

Forming in 1985 after the first split of their band Bauhaus, Love and Rockets provided a clean slate and an opportunity to plumb the depths of imagination and influences. Named after the underground comic by the Hernandez brothers, the band made seven records over the course of thirteen years. (continue)

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Oceans Calling Festival is pleased to announce its much-anticipated 2023 lineup with headliners John Mayer, The Lumineers, Jack Johnson, and Alanis Morissette, taking place September 29-October 1 on the iconic Ocean City, Maryland Boardwalk at Ocean City Inlet Beach.

The festival's second installment brings fans over 40 artists across three stages, featuring festival co-founders, partners, and local legends O.A.R. alongside performances by Weezer, Incubus, Noah Kahan, Sheryl Crow, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Dirty Heads, and many more. (continue)

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Slightly Stoopid is excited to announce - after fourteen sell-outs at the historic venue - their return to Morrison, CO this summer, for two special nights at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre, on Saturday, August 12th and Sunday, August 13th, 2023.

The first night will feature a full electric set and support from SOJA, Iya Terra, DENM, and on the second night, the band will perform their iconic, platinum-selling album Closer To The Sun in its entirety for the first time, with support from The Movement, Andy Frasco, The Elovaters. (continue)

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Avenged Sevenfold have released a music video for their brand new single, "Nobody", which is their first new single since 2016 and comes from their forthcoming album, "Life Is But a Dream..." that will arrive on June 2nd.

Avenged Sevenfold will support the release with two massive live shows this summer, at Kia Forum on June 9 and Madison Square Garden on June 23. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 17th HERE. The newly announced arena concerts mark Avenged Sevenfold's first proper New York City on sale appearance since 2007 and their first Los Angeles county headline on sale since 2009. (continue)

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Willie Nelson, Mark Rothbaum, Keith Wortman, Blackbird Presents and Live Nation are thrilled to announce the first 16 shows for the 2023 Outlaw Music Festival Tour. The 2023 Outlaw Tour continues the celebration of Willie's legendary life and legacy in his milestone 90th birthday year.

For the largest-ever Outlaw Tour to date, Willie's bringing his family and friends on the road for a can't-miss lineup of summer shows featuring artists including Willie Nelson & Family, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, The Avett Brothers, John Fogerty, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Whiskey Myers, Gov't Mule, Marcus King, Margo Price, Trampled By Turtles, Molly Tuttle & Golden Highway, Kathleen Edwards, Flatland Cavalry, Kurt Vile And The Violators, Brittney Spencer and Particle Kid, with additional shows still to be announced. (continue)

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Metallica and Furnace Record Pressing ("Furnace") today announced that Metallica has acquired the majority interest in Furnace, a leading provider of high-quality vinyl records and related services. The acquisition formalizes a long-standing relationship between the band and Furnace that has produced more than five million pieces of Metallica vinyl since 2014.

Having worked together on such landmark projects as the highly acclaimed definitive deluxe box set editions of Metallica's Kill 'Em All, Ride The Lightning, Master Of Puppets, ...And Justice For All, Metallica (a/k/a The Black Album) and S&M2, Metallica and Furnace have long enjoyed a prolific and productive relationship - one rooted in a shared fiercely independent ethos and passionate dedication to quality. (continue)

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Puscifer, who recently shared Phantogram's contribution to Existential Reckoning: Re-Wired (March 31, Puscifer Entertainment/Alchemy Recordings/BMG): "Postulous (Re-Imagined by Phantogram)," release a Daniel Martin Diaz-created clip for the electrified track.

Maynard James Keenan shares his thoughts on the serendipitous partnership: "The symbiotic relationship between Daniel Martin Diaz's visual art and Puscifer's sonic landscapes on Existential Reckoning, although accidental, is undeniable. Like sentient life forms separated at birth and reunited in the Arizona desert. The cherry on top is the new video he created to accompany the Phantogram ReWire of 'Postulous.' Blown away. Thank you, DMD." (continue)

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Phish cofounder Mike Gordon has released a music video for his brand new single, "Titling" and announced that he will release his new solo album, "Flying Games", on Friday, May 12th.

The album was produced by Gordon, recorded by longtime collaborator Jared Slomoff, and mixed by Grammy Award-winning engineer Shawn Everett (Alabama Shakes, The War on Drugs). (continue)

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Telltale is excited to announce that they will be hitting the road this May for a brief co-headline tour with Neutral Snap. They'll be joining up with Neutral Snap and support Goalkeeper for five east coast dates from May 20th - May 27th, with stops in Greenville, Nashville, Philadelphia, Providence, and Amityville. Tickets go on sale this Wednesday, March 15th.

Telltale shares: ""We're very excited to be playing some of our favorite markets on the East Coast this May with Neutral Snap & Goalkeeper! These shows will be intimate so we suggest getting tickets early. We may even play a new song or two - who knows? See you at a show!"" (continue)

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Temples have shared a music video for their new single, "Afterlife". Produced by labelmate Sean Ono Lennon and mixed by GRAMMY Award-winner Dave Fridmann (The Flaming Lips, Mercury Rev, MGMT), "Afterlife" heralds the British psychedelic rock quartet's long awaited new album, Exotico, arriving everywhere via ATO Records on Friday, April 14.

"As we were putting the tracklist together we envisioned a jet or spaceship arriving on the island and then some sort of journey across this imagined place," says Temples' Thomas Walmsley. "By the second half of the record we're moving into twilight, and 'Afterlife' is definitely one of the evening tracks." (continue)

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In November 2021, in support of their much acclaimed fifth studio album - the futuristic 'Ecdysis' (2022) - Moldovan progressive metal unit Infected Rain offered an exclusive concert stream, entitled 'The Devil's Dozen'. It was available exclusively online for only eight days.

Now, the band fronted by multi-talented vocalist Lena Scissorhands - one of the fastest-rising leading ladies of the genre - will release their memorable live momentum that is 'The Devil's Dozen', out April 14, 2023 in DVD/BluRay + 2CD Digipak formats via Napalm Records! (continue)

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(hennemusic) KISS are streaming audio of a rare 1984 performance of their "Creatures Of The Night" track, "War Machine."

The tune serves as the latest preview to the forthcoming package, "KISS - Off The Soundboard: Poughkeepsie, New York, 1984", which captures a performance by the group's short-lived lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Eric Carr, and guitarist Mark St. John in November 1984 at the Mid-Hudson Arena as part of the band's Animalize world tour. (continue)

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Kenny Loggins announced a third round of dates for his final concert tour titled "This Is It". The tour kicked off on March 10 at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall in Sarasota, FL, and will continue throughout 2023.

Fan Club members and the public will have an opportunity to also purchase one of two VIP packages being offered specially for this final tour. They can choose between the Footloose VIP package, which comes with a premium seat and exclusively designed merch offering, or the "This Is It" package which offers purchasers an inside look into Kenny's world on the road with a guided backstage tour, access to soundcheck, group photo with Kenny, and special autographed items. (continue)

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Dashboard Confessional announces their upcoming tour alongside world-renowned rock band Counting Crows on the Banshee Season Tour. After years of collaboration, Dashboard Confessional is excited to be joining their long-time friends in Counting Crows for this North American tour.

Dashboard Confessional will join the mega tour on June 17 following a performance at Phase Fest in Kansas City, hit major cities across the US, including Boston, Tampa, Nashville, New Orleans, and Los Angeles, and end at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, CO on September 25. (continue)

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(hennemusic) The Kinks have announced that their 1966 classic, "Sunny Afternoon", has passed a new milestone on Apple Music.

"Sunny Afternoon has hit 1 million streams on Apple Music!," shared the band on social media about the single, which followed 1964's "You Really Got Me" and 1965's "Tired Of Waiting For You" as The Kinks third No. 1 hit in their UK homeland. (continue)

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Luke Combs furthers his record-breaking run at country radio as his single, "Going, Going, Gone," reaches #1 this week. This is Combs' 15th consecutive #1 single-the longest consecutive streak for an artist since their debut-and makes Combs one of the fastest to accumulate 15 #1s, joining the ranks of Garth Brooks, Alan Jackson and Alabama.

The accomplishment adds to yet another monumental year for Combs, who will release his new album, Gettin' Old-a companion to his acclaimed 2022 record, Growin' Up-next Friday, March 24 via River House Artists/Columbia Nashville (pre-order here). Produced by Combs, Chip Matthews and Jonathan Singleton, Gettin' Old is Combs' fourth full-length album following Growin' Up, 2019's 3x Platinum What You See is What You Get and his 4x Platinum debut, This One's For You. Across these eighteen tracks, including a rendition of Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car," Combs continues to establish himself as one of music's most authentic and powerful voices, as he explores themes of family, legacy, love and personal growth. (continue)

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Legendary German heavy metal icons Helloween will return to the US and Canada this Spring as part of their ongoing United Forces world tour alongside supporting special guests, HammerFall.

The trek will commence on May 13th in Dallas, Texas and wind its way through a total of thirteen cities, the journey drawing to a close on June 3rd in San Francisco, California. (continue)

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Pop Evil, the hard rock group whose upcoming seventh album "Skeletons" releases on Friday, March 17, 2023 via MNRK Heavy, announced on Monday (March 13th) the release of 601 digital box sets in the VAULT format which give superfans exclusive access to the full album, setlists, lyric sheets, behind-the-scenes content, VIP packages, and more, all five days before its official release.

The announcement is the latest in a long history of innovation and fan-first thinking from POP EVIL, a larger-than-life true rock n' roll band that defies the odds as independent heavy metal artists like a battering ram. (continue)

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Incendiary have shared their brand new single, "Bite The Hook", to celebrate the announcement that their new album, "Change The Way You Think About Pain," will arrive on May 26th.

Vocalist Brendan Garrone had this to say, "Much of the content of the record deals with the idea of pain, specifically pain avoidance. 'Bite the Hook' is about the struggles one faces when letting something fester and go unresolved. The song's aggression and vibe sets the tone for the rest of the record." (continue)

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John Mayer debuted his first-ever groundbreaking solo acoustic tour to a sold-out crowd at Newark's Prudential Center this past weekend.

With special guest JP Saxe opening the night, Mayer delivered an inspirational and thrilling night of rare, full acoustic sets, including an effortless blend of promised acoustic & electric guitar and intimate piano performances with a show 20 years in the making. (continue)

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Indie rockers Mister Rabbit are gearing up to release their debut album, "End Of History Illusion," on March 30th, and to celebrate we asked singer and guitarist Jeff van Helvoort to tell us about the single, "Anyone". Here is the story:

"Anyone" came to be around 9 years ago. It was within a year of my previous band, Teenage Kicks, breaking up so I was trying to find my footing as a songwriter with my own voice outside of a project that had been largely dominated by my brother's voice & songs.

At the same time, my personal life was... in shambles. I was struggling to get over a former relationship and I was making a lot of the bad decisions that an insecure 20-something makes when they can't deal with their emotions in a healthy manner. While this is happening, a very close friend of mine (who had a boyfriend) told me she was in love with me and my former partner was asking for forgiveness, so that's where the first lines comes from (Everybody wants something that I can't give em, yeah, they all want a little love or a little forgiving). Out of all the poor decisions I made in that time, I did determine there was a song in what was happening and started writing. (continue)

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