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Day in Rock Report for 03/24/2023

(hennemusic) KISS manager Doc McGhee has confirmed the band will be featured in a new biopic tentatively entitled "Shout It Out Loud."

"It's a biopic about the first four years of KISS," McGhee tells The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn. "We're just starting it now. We've already sold it, it's already done, we have a director, McGhee [Entertainment]. That's moving along and that'll come in '24." (continue)

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(hennemusic) Queen and Adam Lambert have announced dates for a fall North American leg of their ongoing Rhapsody tour. The series - which launched in 2019 - returns to the continent for a month of arena concert dates starting October 4 in Baltimore, MD that will wrap up at BMO Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on November 11.

"Our last tour featured our most ambitious production ever," says Brian May. "So we decided to rip it apart and get even more ambitious. Watch out world."

"I can't wait to tour North America one more time with the Rhapsody tour alongside the two unbelievably talented legends that are Brian May and Roger Taylor," adds Lambert. (continue)

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Fall Out Boy celebrated the release their 8th studio album "So Much (For) Stardust," by revealed the music video for a brand new track "Hold Me Like a Grudge" - the continuation to "This Ain't A Scene (It's an Arms Race)" and third in the trilogy of Fall Out Boy music videos that began with "Dance Dance."

Directed by Brendan Walter, the video follows an alternate timeline in which Pete breaks his leg after jumping off the stage at the end of the "This Ain't A Scene (It's an Arms Race)" video. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Pink Floyd detail the design and packaging of the newly-available box set edition of "The Dark Side of The Moon" on the third episode of the band's new video series "50 Years In A Heartbeat: The Story Of The Dark Side Of The Moon."

Designers Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis share the story behind the inspiration and creation of the 1973 project's iconic cover, with Powell explaining the challenge of its legacy and presenting it as part of the 2023 reissue, with help from Harry Pearce, graphic designer at UK agency Pentagram. (continue)

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The Kinks, one of the greatest ever British rock groups, celebrate their 60th Anniversary with the release of The Journey - Part 1. Formed in 1963 in Muswell Hill, North London, by brothers Ray and Dave Davies with their friend Pete Quaife, and joined by Mick Avory in early 1964, the band quickly established themselves as one of the epoch-defining groups of the 60s, with their impact still being felt around the world today.

The stats speak for themselves: The Kinks have sold over 50 million records worldwide and have been streamed over a billion times; they have achieved five US Top 10 singles, nine US Top 40 albums, seventeen UK Top 20 singles and five UK Top 10 albums, with four albums certified Gold. Among numerous honors, they have received the Ivor Novello Award for Outstanding Service To British Music and have been inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame and the UK Music Hall of Fame. Multi-award winning, legendary frontman Sir Ray Davies is widely recognized as one of the greatest British songwriters of all time. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Alice Cooper is streaming remastered video of a performance of "Brutal Planet" from his 2000 release, "Brutally Live."

The rocker was filmed at London's Hammersmith Apollo while on tour in support of his 14th studio record, "Brutal Planet", with a live lineup that featured guitarists Ryan Roxie and Pete Friesen, bassist Greg Smith, drummer Eric Singer and keyboardist Teddy Andreadis. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Whitesnake is sharing a video for the remixed version of "All I Want Is You", from the forthcoming release, "Still Good To Be Bad."

Due April 28, the project is an expanded reissue of the band's 2008 album, "Good To Be Bad", which marked Whitesnake's first studio record following the group's original farewell tour in 1997, after which they disbanded before reforming for live shows again in 2003. (continue)

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girlfriends (Travis Mills & Nick Gross) are excited to announce that they will be supporting Avril Lavigne on her upcoming SOLD OUT European Tour. Beginning April 12th, the duo will visit 10 cities across Europe before heading back to the U.S. for a short East Coast run of headlining dates.

Earlier this week, the duo announced their East Coast headlining tour set to kick off on May 15th in Chicago at Cobra Lounge. They will visit Boston, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. before wrapping on May 21st in Brooklyn at Baby's All Right. The Brooklyn date is being promoted by the Spotify team as part of their hot new "Spotify Stages Presents" concert series. Spotify's Fan First Ticket Pre-Sales for the Brooklyn show SOLD OUT quickly, so be sure to get your tickets when the general on-sale begins today. (continue)

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Keyboard virtuoso Derek Sherinian will be joining Joe Satriani's band this summer for two shows - July 1st at Jones Beach Amphitheater and July 2nd at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts - in a band that will also feature Kenny Aronoff on drums and Mark Menghi on bass.

"I am honored to have been personally invited by Joe play these shows with him, says Sherinian. "He is one of the greats, and I knew I was destined to play with him sooner or later." (continue)

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The Whigs frontman Parker Gispert will be launching a tour this weekend in support of his latest album "Golden Years", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "All The Rage". Here is the story:

The pandemic hit and I was home watching the news trying to get some information on what was happening in the world, and would leave my television viewing sessions frustrated and angry. (continue)

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Nothing More have teamed up with rock singer/songwriter Lacey Sturm (Flyleaf) who is featured on a new version of the single "Best Times" from Nothing More's 2022 album SPIRITS via Better Noise Music.

"Best Times (Feat. Lacey Sturm)" is out today (March 24), across all digital platforms and the group has also shared its music video, which was directed by Michael Lombardi (The Retaliators, Papa Roach, The HU) and takes an inside look at a couple's relationship and how life's 'best times' can sometimes pass us by without being acknowledged and is a reminder to appreciate those moments as they occur. (continue)

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Queen have released the 10th episode of their streaming series Queen The Greatest Live: "Tie Your Mother Down", which revisits the band's famous concert at the Milton Keynes Bowl in June 1982 where Freddie Mercury, Roger Taylor, Brian May and John Deacon turned heads with a spectacular live take on one of their greatest rock anthems.

In last week's exclusive video interview, Brian May and Roger Taylor explained the vital role of lighting in the Queen live experience. Now, in this latest episode, we see the thrilling result of all the band's hard work behind the scenes, as the lineup power through an eye-popping performance of "Tie Your Mother Down" that held the Milton Keynes Bowl spellbound on June 5th, 1982. (continue)

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Tyler Booth shared a new track today, "Bring On The Neon," was penned by Booth along with Jamey Johnson and Jeremy Popoff, known from the band Lit ("My Own Worst Enemy"). Booth met Popoff after he was sitting in the audience one day while Booth was performing at Fox & Locke in Leiper's Fork, TN. Popoff decided to introduce Booth to his good friend, Jamey Johnson, who also happens to be one of Booth's biggest inspirations. Shortly after, the three came together and wrote "Bring On The Neon."

Booth shared, "It's sort of a full circle song for me because it's about chasing your dreams. Growing up, Jamey probably influenced me more than anyone. Listening to his music took me down the path of Waylon, Willie, Cash, Hank, etc., so writing with Jamey and getting to know him and Popoff really is a dream come true." (continue)

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Heavy Southern Rock band Texas Hippie Coalition have released a video for their new song "Hell Hounds", which is the lead single from their forthcoming album, "The Name Lives On".

The band's seventh studio album is a hard-hitting, riff-heavy sonic assault from beginning to end and is set to be released on April 21, 2023 and the "Hell Hounds" video was directed by Justin H. Reich. (continue)

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Creeping Death have shared a video for their new track, "Intestinal Wrap." The song is the lead single from their long-awaited new full-length, Boundless Domain, which will arrive on June 16th via MNRK Heavy.

Creeping Death is on a quick and furious ascent from the underground. The Texas death metal crew repeatedly delivers a relentless bludgeoning summoned from the furthest reaches of the genre's past, present, and future. A triumphant celebration of the style itself, the Lone Star State fivesome whips up gruesome riffage and Southern grooves with an improbable cathartic glee. (continue)

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The Aggression Sessions featuring Thy Art Is Murder, Fit For An Autopsy, and Malevolence which will be available digitally on April 7th and on CD + Vinyl on July 21st, 2023 via Nuclear Blast.

Today, Thy Art Is Murder releases the second single from the EP entitled, 'Until There Is No Longer'. Watch the visualizer and see the tracklisting for The Aggression Sessions here.

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Norwegian progressive metal pioneer Ihsahn has released the final single from his 'Fascination Street Sessions' EP, which is out now via Candlelight Records.

New track, "The Observer", is a dynamic song featuring long-time keyboardist and friend Oystein H. Aadland on lead vocals, which provides stunning contrast between Oystein's and Ihsahn's vocal delivery. (continue)

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After notching the biggest debut for a rock song in recent memory with #1 single "Lost," Linkin Park uncover yet another unreleased track entitled "Fighting Myself." Magnifying the legacy of their GRAMMY Award-nominated multiplatinum landmark sophomore LP, Meteora, it graces the tracklisting of Meteora 20th Anniversary Edition, arriving on April 7, 2023. It will be available in various configurations, including a Limited Edition Super Deluxe Box Set, Deluxe Vinyl Box Set, Deluxe 3-CD, and Digital Download.

As the band combed the Meteora archives, Mike Shinoda knew the hard-hitting instrumental for "Fighting Myself" was awaiting discovery but was surprised to uncover vocal stems of himself and Chester Bennington. He then gave the multitrack a deft mix and the song in its final form emerged as what Shinoda calls "a definitive Linkin Park track." Now, it seethes with Shinoda's incisive verses boosted by bruising distorted guitars as Bennington's chorus rings out, "Fighting myself I always lose." (continue)

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On the heels of his sold out music festival cruise Keeping The Blues Alive at Sea VIII, the three-time GRAMMY-nominated guitarist and 25x Billboard chart-topper Joe Bonamassa has just released an unforgettable live rendition of "Time Clocks," the beautifully poignant title track of his most recent studio album.

Featured on 'Tales of Time,' his sprawling and expansive live concert film and album shot at the breathtaking Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, the epic 7+ performance finds the blues-rock superstar at his most expressive and ambitious, casting a spell of pure timelessness over the enraptured crowd. As the heart on sleeve narrative plays out in front of a stunning visual backdrop that served to highlight the beauty of the music, the rousing chorus rises to the heavens as Bonamassa sings, "and the rain soaking through my coat, about to capsize my boat I push it along away from the docks, I was never a good puncher of time clocks." (continue)

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Kip Moore has released a brand-new song and music video, "Kinda Bar," from his forthcoming fifth studio album DAMN LOVE. Co-written by Moore and Dan Couch, and co-produced with Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), the refreshing track conjures magic from a roadside tavern, feeding souls with the same lighthearted twang as "Somethin' 'Bout a Truck." The music video for the song (directed by PJ Brown) serves as the prequel to Moore's recently released video for "Damn Love," showing Moore and his love interest's meet cute.

"Kinda Bar" is the second track from Moore's forthcoming project DAMN LOVE, out April 28. Moore recently shared the album's title track, creating a cross between campfire contemplation and a redemptive rock anthem. Over 13 new tracks co-produced by Moore and Jaren Johnston (The Cadillac Three), emotionally raw and thick with epiphany, Moore explores an internal tug of war and puts it simply enough: Damn Love. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason's Saucerful Of Secrets has announced dates for the Australian leg of their Echoes Tour.

The group - who exclusively perform vintage pre-Dark Side Of The Moon-era material by the iconic band - will play four shows in country in September, including stops in Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. (continue)

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Xalpen released their new album, "The Curse Of Kwanyep", this week and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the lead single "Moon-Woman". Here is the story:

The idea behind and within the song "Moon-Woman" is to honor the great metamorphic spirit of Kre' (Moon, the great matriarch) respectfully and the dark designs of the ancient shamans of the southern latitudes, recalling forgotten times and knowledge far lost in the near extinction of Selk'nam people. (continue)

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The 70000TONS OF METAL festival organizers have announced that the twelfth edition of the floating festival will sail on January 29th to February 2nd from Miami, Florida - Cruise Capital of the World - to Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and back, on board the luxury passenger vessel Freedom of the Seas.

The festival will once again host 60 Heavy Metal bands spanning all subgenres and welcome 3000 metalheads from around the world. Freedom of the Seas, a Freedom class cruise ship, offers a host of amenities and complimentary dining options. Guests will also enjoy unrestricted festival access to all 120+ performances across four stages (continue)

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