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Day in Rock Report for 03/16/2023

(hennemusic) Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen reportedly suffered a head injury after allegedly being assaulted outside a Florida hotel on March 13.

According to an arrest report, obtained by TMZ, Allen was smoking a cigarette outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Fort Lauderdale Beach when 19-year-old suspect Max Hartley ran towards him at full speed, striking the rocker and knocking him backward and slamming his head on the ground. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth revisits the circumstances of his reported retirement on the latest episode of The Roth Show.

The rocker - who announced in late 2021 that he would retire from music - has continued to share new recordings from a spring 2022 session at Henson Studios in Los Angeles that mixes Van Halen songs with covers. (continue)

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The Devil Wears Prada have shared a video for their track, "Reaching", which is one of the ten new songs that will be included on the forthcoming deluxe edition of their "Color Decay" album.

Frontman Mike Hranica said of the song, "'Reaching' is a song about unapologetic growth. I feel we often hear songs of resilience and strength that don't really cover the dirty, harder times. It takes struggle and failure to better oneself, and I think that's the soul of this tune." (continue)

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Duane Betts and Palmetto Hotel embark on their Spring Vacancy Tour, with a performance at Mangy Moose Emporium in Jackson, WY, next Friday, March 24.

"We can't wait to play some new tunes off the forthcoming record as well as tunes you may know and a few of the "classics," says Betts. "Our buddy Charlie Overbay Music will be opening select shows and selling his bad-ass Lone Hawk Hats. See you on destiny's highway..." (continue)

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Saint Asonia have released the music video for their single "Devastate." The song is featured on the band's new album, Introvert/Extrovert, which was released last December via Spinefarm. The full-length also features previous singles "Above It All" and "Blinding Lights."

Commenting on the new video, lead singer Adam Gontier shares, "We're excited to share the new official video for 'Devastate!' Once again working with director Justin Reich, we had a blast doing this one. Hope you all enjoy it!" (continue)

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Grand Funk Railroad celebrates the 50th anniversary of their 1973 "We're An American Band" platinum single and album with 2023's "The American Band Tour," performing multiple shows across the country and dynamically underlining their trademark "Rock and Soul" classics.

Original founding member Don Brewer (vocals and drums) is the writer and singer of "We're An American Band," from the band's seventh album. One of rock's definitive anthems, the platinum-certified single went all the way to #1 on the Billboard "Hot 100" chart. (continue)

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L.A and Las Vegas-based hardcore outfit Imperial Tide have shared the video for their crackling-with-intensity new single "Off the Leash." The video is meant to grab your attention - and keep it - minus any BS or artifice.

"We wanted to make a music video that the audience could immediately identify who we were as a band," says Landon Hill about the visual. "No glitz or glamour - just raw, black and white, and in your face. We made the point to film this video entirely by ourselves, with no filter between us and the fans." (continue)

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On May 16th, the world will see Rock and Classical royalty unite on Drastic Symphonies - a brand-new euphoric album featuring Def Leppard's greatest produced tracks dramatically reimagined, and sounding more exhilarating than ever before, via the band teaming with London's iconic The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

This album represents a bold new approach to Def Leppard's most loved songs. Def Leppard have deconstructed and rebuilt not only some of their most well-known tracks, but also some of their hidden gems as well. By and large, they have intertwined the audio from the original tapes and performed them alongside The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, consistently ranked as one of the world's leading orchestras. The album additionally includes new vocals and guitars that culminate in stunningly beautiful symphonic arrangements, which at different points you can hear Joe Elliott duetting with his younger self. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Rush is streaming a new visualizer video for "The Analog Kid", a track from the forthcoming 40th anniversary reissues for their 1982 album, "Signals."

Due April 28, the 2023 editions will be available in three distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) one-LP Picture Disc Edition, and (3) Dolby Atmos Digital Edition. There will also be a limited edition Super Deluxe box featuring eight lithographs of Neil Peart's original hand-drawn lyrics for each song on "Signals" only available through the official Rush online store. (continue)

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Skott just released her sophomore album, "Roses N Guns" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the album's title track. Here is the story:

"Roses N Guns" comes from a wordplay on my name "Skott". In Swedish, Skott means both "sprout" and "gunshot", which is represented by a rosebud and a gun. The themes of life versus death, and love versus heartbreak. And these themes run throughout the songs on my album, which has the same name as the song. (continue)

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