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Day in Rock Report for 03/17/2023

Matchbox Twenty return today with new single "Wild Dogs (Running In A Slow Dream)," marking their first new music release in over a decade. The song arrives alongside the announcement of the band's forthcoming fifth studio album, Where The Light Goes, arriving May 26th via Atlantic Records. Produced by Gregg Wattenberg with Paul Doucette and Kyle Cook, the album finds the band surging with energy for another great batch of real, relevant, and relatable songs.

The band - Rob Thomas, Brian Yale, Paul Doucette, and Kyle Cook - will be hitting the road this May for their 50+ date spring/summer tour, now officially named the "Slow Dream Tour." (continue)

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All Time Low released their 9th studio album, "Tell Me I'm Alive" via Fueled By Ramen. To celebrate the new album, tonight at 9pm GMT/4pm ET/1pm PT, the band will livestream their sold-out album release show at London's iconic OVO Arena Wembley, giving fans from all over the world a front row seat.

The livestream will be presented in 4K UHD video resolution with Dolby Atmos technology, giving fans a premium viewing experience and an unforgettable spatial audio experience. (continue)

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Dallas, TX-based rock & roll collective Holy Roller Baby have shared their first new music since the release of their 2020 debut album Frenzy with a swagger-filled cover of Edwyn Collins' 1994 hit single "A Girl Like You."

Holy Roller Baby frontman/founder Jared Mullins was inspired to cover the track after witnessing a woman dying in front of him during a flood-when the original song was playing on his car radio. (continue)

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The War and Treaty join Dave Cobb on a new episode of Southern Accents Radio on Apple Music Country to discuss their influences and recording their latest album "Lover's Game" with Dave at his house in Savannah.

The full episode of Southern Accents Radio with Dave Cobb will premiere on Apple Music Country this Saturday, March 18th at 11a PST or anytime on-demand here. They shared some excerpts from the chat here.

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Veteran singer-songwriter Jeff Larson has shared a track by track commentary for his brand new six-song tribute EP to the late iconic singer and songwriter Tim Hardin, entitled "It'll Never Happen Again".

The EP, was produced, arranged and mixed by Beckley and features "Reason to Believe," It'll Never Happen Again," "If I Were A Carpenter," Don't Make Promises," "Misty Roses," and "How Can We Hang On To A Dream." LARSON (on lead vocals and acoustic guitar) is musically joined by Beckley (piano, acoustic and electric guitars, organ, accordion, strings bass, drums) and an array of fine musicians including Joachim Cooder (electric mbira, drums, percussion) and Matt Combs (mandola, fiddle). The EP was recorded at studios in Sydney, Australia and Southern California. (continue)

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The Chemical Brothers - one of the most successful bands in the history of electronic music - return with a new single. A highlight of the Grammy Award-winning band's recent live shows and DJ sets, No Reason is unmistakable and irresistible, built from a cascading melody, a heavy acid riff and a snare roll that rattles like a military tattoo.

The track comes with a surreal 'Neon Marching Band' video directed by longtime collaborators Smith and Lyall and choreographed and performed by Gecko Theatre that will be familiar to anyone who saw one of the band's incredible 2022 festival appearances. (continue)

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The new Amazon Original version of "Look At Us Now (Honeycomb)," performed by Marcus Mumford & Maren Morris is out today exclusively via Amazon Music (buy/listen here).

The track marks a reimagined version of the single which first appeared on Aurora, the debut album from Daisy Jones & The Six - subjects of the eponymous limited series which debuted on March 3 on Prime Video. (continue)

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The Flaming Lips release two sought-after fan favorite Eps. Fight Test (on Ruby Red Vinyl) and Ego Tripping at the Gates of Hell (Glow In The Dark Green Vinyl) are available on limited edition vinyl for the first time ever.

"Fight Test" originally landed in June 2003 as the third single and opening track from the seminal 2002 Gold-certified opus Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots. Upon arrival, it cracked the Billboard Top 100 and rose to #28 on the UK singles chart. The Fight Test EP adorned the 6-CD box set of Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots: 20th Anniversary Edition-which arrived in November. However, it has never been available on vinyl until now. Among its seven tracks, it boasts a remix of the recently Gold-certified hit "Do You Realize??," "Thank You Jack White," and a trio of covers, ranging from a live rendition of "Can't Get You out of My Head" by Kylie Minogue to "Knives Out" by Radiohead. Meanwhile, "Fight Test" remains one of the group's most famous tunes with over 23 million Spotify streams. (continue)

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Hozier has released his new EP Eat Your Young. The three-song EP marks Hozier's first official offering of new music since his 2019 sophomore album Wasteland, Baby!, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart.

Featuring songs lifted from Hozier's forthcoming full-length album Unreal Unearth due later this year, Eat Your Young touches on the album's exploration of Dante's Inferno and reflects upon two of the nine circles of hell: gluttony and heresy. (continue)

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Walker Hayes has released a new two-pack called "being a dad and missing mine", which features two brand new songs "if father time had a daughter"
& "6 string american dream".

EBM shared the folllowing details: Over the last few years, Monument Records recording artist Walker Hayes has experienced just about the highest high an artist can dream of. After grinding for nearly 20 years in Nashville, he struck gold with his smash hit "Fancy Like." For months, the fun-filled tune could be heard in every bar, restaurant, sports game or tailgate, all while hundreds of thousands of people danced to it on TikTok. The song garnered Hayes a GRAMMY Nomination, among many other accolades, and led to a sold out, headlining arena tour. (continue)

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From Ashes To New are ready to break boundaries with their hybrid, high-energy mix of hard rock, nu-metal/hip-hop, electronic and alternative that's underlined throughout their new album Blackout, due July 28 via Better Noise Music.

Blackout's concept is that it's a prequel to their 2016 debut album DAY ONE. Blackout encapsulates the distress of a pre-apocalyptic world mirroring the frame of mind the world felt during the 2020 pandemic during which time the album was written. It marks a return to From Ashes To New's roots with a sound that's a fresh spin on the sound that broke them onto the scene. (continue)

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Last In Line - frontman Andrew Freeman (ex-Lynch Mob), bassist Phil Soussan (ex-Ozzy Osbourne), and former Dio comrades-in-arms Vivian Campbell (Def Leppard), and Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath) - enter the final stretch of the release for their new album Jericho, out on March 31.

With the epic album closer "House Party At The End Of The World," Last in Line release the third single from the album, following the previously released "Ghost Town" and "Do The Work." (continue)

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I Prevail have released a Jensen Noen directed music video for their new single, "Deep End". The track comes from their latest album, "True Power".

"'Deep End' felt special from the day we wrote it," the band says. "Being one of the most introspective tracks on the record, it became a reflection on an attempt to stop battling certain things about yourself and instead learning to accept them as a part of who you are. There's a peace to be found in that. Overall, this track allowed us to evolve the softer side of our band and we're incredibly proud of it." (continue)

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Cole Swindell have shared a visualizer video for his new single "Broken", which is the second release of three new songs included on his upcoming deluxe album Stereotype Broken, due April 28.

Swindell is kicking off 2023 with several major award nominations, including a prestigious iHeartRadio Music Award nomination for "Country Song of the Year" for his multi-week No. 1 single "She Had Me At Heads Carolina." The iHeartRadio Music Awards will air LIVE from Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, Monday, March 27 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET live / PT tape-delayed) on FOX. The event also will be heard on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide and on the iHeartRadio app. (continue)

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Alt-rockers American Authors is set to shake things up on Good Morning America, next Tuesday, March 21st. The band will be bringing their upbeat energy to the morning show with a special live performance of their single "Blind For Love". Afterwards, stick around to see them perform "We Happy" with GMA3.

The songs come from American Authors' latest album, Best Night Of My Life, which was released in early February. Best Night Of My Life marks the band's 4th studio album, and serves as a follow-up to their 2014 smash hit "Best Day Of My Life". (continue)

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Indie rockers The Van Pelt has unveiled the music video for 'Grid,' which was directed by Mark Nardelli of 5Boro, and featuring the skateboarding prowess of Keith Hardy.

The song is the new single from the long-awaited fourth studio full-length , 'Artisans & Merchants,' out today via Spartan Records in North America, La Castanya in Europe/World and Gringo in the UK. (continue)

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The Hollywood Vampires have released a music video for "I Got A Line On You" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their new "Live In Rio" package on June 2nd.

Atom Splitter sent over these details: With "I Got A Line On You," we get a glimpse into one of the most spectacular live shows of the last few years. The new single is the prelude to the first live album by Hollywood Vampires, which will be released by earMUSIC on June 2. (continue)

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Blacklite District (Kyle Pfeiffer) has released a new recording of his 2016 hit single "The Struggle," titled "The Struggle XL," as he prepares to hit the road for live dates this spring.

This new release follows the commercial success of the original, which has over 10 million Spotify streams, 1.3 Million official video views, and over 53 Million views on the viral Minecraft-themed video. "The Struggle XL" takes the original recording to new levels as Blacklite District continues to grow as an artist and individual. (continue)

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Luke Grimes today released "Oh Ohio." The song follows the release of his popular debut country song "No Horse To Ride," which has already amassed over 15M global streams since its December release. The new song, "Oh Ohio," was written by Grimes, Jessi Alexander and Jon Randall, and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer and songwriter Dave Cobb.

Grimes, who grew up in Dayton, Ohio, wrote about the experience of leaving home and the point in one's life when you realize that the place you come from isn't "home" anymore, though it will always be a part of who you are. (continue)

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The Stone Eye just released a video for their new single, "Not My Circus", from their forthcoming album, "Fata Morgana," and to celebrate we asked guitarist/vocalist Stephen Burdick to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"Not My Circus was bred in my mind after a series of events that happened in this order: firstly, I saw Ween live for the first time. They absolutely blew my mind, and seeing how they could shift through multiple genres in the span of 5 songs was really inspiring. So, the next day I sat down with my guitar and started jamming in an open tuning I rarely use (and one that isn't known for being typical within the rock genre) with the intention of writing a song that would stick out stylistically amongst the rest of our catalog. (continue)

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Stoned Cold Country, the tribute album celebrating The Rolling Stones' 60th anniversary with reimagined versions of the legendary rock band's catalogue performed by Country's biggest stars, is out today on BMG.

Fans can also get an intimate look into the creation of the record with the newly released album trailer featuring studio footage and interviews with the artists discussing The Rolling Stones' tremendous impact on the world at large, Country music, and their own lives (continue)

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Atreyu have released a new track called "Watch Me Burn" today alongside the video and announces the new EP, The Hope Of A Spark, due April 14 via Spinefarm.

The single, "Watch Me Burn" is the EP's phoenix rising from life's trial-by-fire, a call to arms to let renewed hope emerge from smoldering embers and ash. "To me, it's a song about being cleansed by fire," said bassist Marc 'Porter' McKnight. "Whatever it is that's bringing you down and holding you back, burn it down. Use it, learn from it, move on, and grow. That thing does not deserve you and you don't deserve it." (continue)

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CMT today announced a slew of star-studded specials slated for the second-annual CMT MUSIC AWARDS WEEK, taking place Monday, March 27th - Sunday, April 2nd. The stacked week of original programming includes the debut of a brand-new series "CMT Defining," in celebration of the 10th anniversary of "CMT Next Women of Country," featuring 2x CMT MUSIC AWARDS nominee CARLY PEARCE, plus two all-new "CMT Storytellers" spotlighting CMT MUSIC AWARDS co-host KANE BROWN and multi-platinum selling singer-songwriter DIERKS BENTLEY. Following the stellar week of music, the CMT MUSIC AWARDS returns to CMT following its inaugural broadcast on CBS with the "CMT Music Awards Extended Cut," featuring 30 extra minutes of bonus content and never-before-seen performances on Thursday, April 6 at 8p/7c (continue)

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'Still Playin' Possum: Music & Memories of George Jones,' which will include performances by Brad Paisley, Dierks Bentley, Jamey Johnson, Justin Moore, Lorrie Morgan, Mark Chesnutt, Michael Ray, Sam Moore, Tanya Tucker, Trace Adkins, Tracy Byrd, Tracy Lawrence, Travis Tritt, and Wynonna is only getting bigger! The special event, which is being filmed for television, will take place at the Von Braun Center in Huntsville, Alabama, on Tuesday, April 25th, with the addition of Aaron Lewis, Charlie Starr of Blackberry Smoke, Dillon Carmichael, Gretchen Wilson, Joe Nichols, Randy Travis, and Sara Evans.

"I am so thankful to the loyal fans of Country music. George's music still lives on and I am so honored that so many of George's fellow artists and friends have agreed to come to celebrate him," says Nancy Jones. "This special night would not be the same without so many people doing what they do best - from the producers of the show to the artists bringing their voices to the fans buying the tickets." (continue)

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Papa Roach celebrate with the release of EGO TRIP DIGITAL DELUXE EDITION and the long-awaited EGO TRIP Standard Edition on Vinyl. An extended version of EGO TRIP - a record that has accumulated over 220 million streams, launched two #1 singles with a third, "Cut The Line" Feat. Beartooth's Caleb Shomo, currently surging - EGO TRIP DIGITAL DELUXE features remixed versions of songs from the original record as well as new music. Stream it here.

The release comes on the heels of the completion of the massively successful Rockzilla Tour, with Co-Headliners Falling In Reverse, Special Guests Hollywood Undead, and Escape The Fate which dominated 21 cities on it's "Second Leg", following the initial leg in 2022. The touring cycle has seen over 100 headliners and festivals announced across the world, with most global dates yet to come, including an imminent UK trek with Don Broco and Dance Gavin Dance, and an Australia and New Zealand run of "Cut My Heart Into Pieces" tour with co-headliners The Used. (continue)

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Bayside has today released The Blue EP, out digitally via Hopeless Records. The three song collection - a follow up to last fall's The Red EP - features recent singles "Go To Hell" and "How To Ruin Everything (Patience)", the digital version of which features Ice Nine Kills' Spencer Charnas.

Rounding out the collection is the band's latest single "Bad Intentions". Bayside recently wrapped up the Just Like Home Tour, which featured fellow New Yorkers I Am The Avalanche and Koyo. The month-long run featured stops in Houston, Los Angeles, Seattle, Chicago, Boston, New York, and more, with the majority of dates selling out. (continue)

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It is with enormous regret that, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond the band's control, Yes have taken the decision to postpone their 2023 Relayer European and UK tour.

Yes and their management have explored every possible avenue to arrange insurance cover for the tour in the event of COVID-related exemption or Act of War exclusion. The insurance industry has withdrawn all such insurances which made touring possible pre-COVID and before the Ukraine conflict. (continue)

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Rock legends Queen have shared the latest episode of their online streaming video series, Queen The Greatest Live. Their camp shared the following details for the ninth episode, "Under The Lights".

In an exclusive new interview, Brian May and Roger Taylor explain why lighting is so important to the Queen live experience - and look back at the band's most ambitious productions over the decades. "It was pretty much like a pizza oven." Brian May (continue)

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Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game is excited to announce another major in-game collaboration, this time with Motorhead.

A new year brings a list of new in-game collaborations. Teaming up in the past couple of years with musical heavyweights such as Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch and Ghost. Legacy of the Beast is very excited to partner with Motorhead's iconic mascot Snaggletooth in the free-to-play game! This exciting collaboration has culminated in a new dungeon event called Born to Raise Hell, whose storyline is also inspired by the lyrics and albums of Motorhead. (continue)

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Bury Tomorrow have released the video for "Begin Again," another taste of their forthcoming seventh album, the aptly titled The Seventh Sun, released March 31, 2023 on Music For Nations.

The band reprised their relationship with Modern Error's (remixed DEATH last year) Zak Pinchin to produce a stunning visualizer. Guitarist Kristan Dawson says the track is "representative of the change we have all faced in the past few years. (continue)

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DIETH have released a music video for their new single "To Hell And Back" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their debut album of the same name on June 2nd.

The band features the iconic line-up of Grammy Award winning bassist David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Swedish Grammy nominated guitarist/vocalist Guilherme Miranda (ex-Entombed A.D.) and drummer MichaƂ Lysejko (ex-Decapitated) - finally make their highly anticipated return with the upcoming release of their debut full-length via Napalm Records, entitled To Hell And Back, out June 2, 2023! (continue)

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Melvinator, the new punk-meets-EDM project from Eric Melvin - founding member and guitarist of legendary punk rock outfit, NOFX - has today announced the release of his debut album 'The Rise Of The Melvinator' set for release on May 12th, 2023 via Bottles To The Ground.

Today's announcement is punctuated by the release of new single "Regaining Unconsciousness" and its accompanying new music video. Speaking on the news of his debut album and the release of "Regaining Unconsciousness", Eric Melvin shares, "I am so thankful for the love and support for the first ever Melvinator single, 'American Errorist' from last year. (continue)

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Bullet For My Valentine will return to U.S. stages for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a welcome return to American venues!

The band will also make appearances at key spring festivals, including Sonic Temple and Welcome to Rockville. From Ashes to New will appear on select dates. (continue)

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Metal Blade Records founder Brian Slagel has announced that he will be releasing a new book called "Swing of the Blade: More Stories from Metal Blade Records" on May 9th.

The book follows Brian Slagel's critically acclaimed 2017 book, For the Sake of Heaviness, which delivered a compelling inside look at how a metal-obsessed California teen built Metal Blade Records into the preeminent international home of heavy music. (continue)

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(hennemusic) U2's Bono and The Edge performed a stripped down, orchestral version of the 1975 ABBA classic, "S.O.S.", during the latest episode of BBC Radio 2's The Piano Room.

On hand to promote their new collection, "Songs Of Surrender", the Irish rockers were accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra at the famed BBC Maida Vale studio for the ABBA smash. (continue)

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Silver Cave just released their new EP Beautiful / Say I, featuring their take on the classic Creed songs "Beautiful" and "Say I". To celebrate we asked Trent Rowland to tell us why he decided to take on the tracks. Here is the story:

I grew up in the late 90s and the early 2000s. This was an era ruled by a band that I LOVED, but no one else seemed to like at all. I remember hearing "My Sacrifice" on the radio and it quickly became my favorite song. There was a level of bombast, heaviness, and melancholy that I really didn't hear from other songs on the radio at the time. In fact, when I finally got Creed's 2001 album Weathered, I was surprised to find that many of their songs were much more intense. And again, I LOVED them. (continue)

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