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Day in Rock Report for 03/29/2023

Killswitch Engage took to social media to announce two new shows this summer that will following their previously announced dates with Currents and Capra in April.

The first show will take place on June 9th in Hampton Beach, NH at the Casino Ballroom and will feature support from Fit For An Autopsy, Death Ray Vision, and Paradise Slaves. (continue)

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Blues-rockers Ghost Hounds have released a video for their recent single "Dirty Angel," which is the first single off the band's upcoming album, giving listeners an exciting look at what they can expect from the new record. The energetic track highlights the band's signature soaring guitars and powerful vocals.

The music video adds a new layer of depth to the track, perfectly capturing the song's galvanic essence. The video cuts beautifully between the band performing in a massive horse arena and moody shots of stunt-rider equestrian Mia Rae alongside her rearing horse, with the two scenes finally converging to create exciting interplay at the end of the video. (continue)

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Rodrigo y Gabriela have shared "The Eye That Catches The Dream," available now at all DSPs and streaming services. The track - which shifts from stark opening notes to a glorious whirlwind of galloping rhythms, sweeping strings, and brightly bubbling effects - heralds the duo's landmark new album, In Between Thoughts...A New World, arriving via ATO Records on Friday, April 21.

A special deluxe vinyl edition is available exclusively at www.rodgab.com, limited to 2,000 copies and featuring a translucent "Galaxy" custom-colored LP in a gatefold package alongside a bonus LP collecting all nine tracks from last year's deeply metaphysical Stages project on opaque "Galaxy" custom colored vinyl. (continue)

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Bauhaus/Love & Rockets Bassist David J has announced that selections from his catalog of solo albums are to be reissued. The official announcement is below:

As a founding member and rhythmic backbone for not one but two of the biggest and most critically adored post-punk bands to ever haunt the stage, David J has more than earned his place in music history. Not only is his forceful, no-nonsense bass playing immediately identifiable but it's nearly impossible to imagine what either Bauhaus or Love & Rockets would sound like without it. Thankfully, we don't have to, and even more fortunately, we actually do know what David J sounds like outside of the context of those two massive bands, as he has released numerous solo albums starting in the '80s and continuing all the way through to just last year. (continue)

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Dutch thrash icons Legion Of The Damned unload hatred and anger into their remarkable depths of black and death metal, releasing yet another unmatched demon with the upcoming album, 'The Poison Chalice', out May 26, 2023 via Napalm Records. Surrounded by pitch-black darkness and tortured souls, the demonic underworlds are ready to eat!

With title track "The Poison Chalice", Legion Of The Damned embrace the Beast together with an official lyric video! For the first time ever on a studio album, the band hails as a five piece and brings their aggressive and brutally blackened soundscapes to a higher level - closing the album with a steel-breaking track. (continue)

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Former Iron Maiden frontman Blaze Bayley will be undergoing triple, possibly quadruple, heart bypass surgery after he was hospitalized last week following a heart attack.

Bayley suffered a heart attack at his home on Satuday (March 25th). This morning his social media provided a "health update" from Mark Appleton & Christopher Appleton (management / bookings).

They wrote, "We visited Blaze in hospital yesterday & first of all we're delighted to say we found him in excellent spirits, sitting up in bed. We of course had an update on his condition but also a really good chat & a laugh as normal. Blaze has certainly not lost his strength & sense of humour! (continue)

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(hennemusic) David Lee Roth performed some Van Halen classics with the all-star covers band Royal Machines during a corporate event for Home Depot sales managers in Las Vegas on March 23.

Roth joined the group at the Michelob Ultra Arena at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino to deliver The Kinks "You Really Got Me" and Van Halen's "Panama" and "Jump", according to reports and setlist.fm. (continue)

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Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks will host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. EDT/7 p.m. CDT/5 p.m. PDT, which will stream live exclusively for a global audience across 240+ territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The Emmy-nominated, star-powered experience will celebrate country music's biggest stars and emerging talent, and feature unforgettable performances, exclusive collaborations, and unexpected moments that will captivate fans worldwide. The full rebroadcast of the ceremony and performances will stream the next day for free on Amazon Freevee.

"Country Music's Party of the Year" will make history this May with its iconic host pairing of Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. This marks the first time Brooks will take the stage to host an awards show, coming ahead of his Las Vegas residency and off the heels of his world tour, which sold more than 6.3 million tickets, making it the biggest North American tour in history. It's the second consecutive year that the show will be hosted by Parton, who is one of the world's most honored and revered artists of all time and follows her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. (continue)

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The Hold Steady are marking their landmark 20th anniversary with the upcoming publication of The Gospel of The Hold Steady: How a Resurrection Really Feels, a new oral history by Michael Hann and The Hold Steady, arriving July 25 via Akashic Books.

Pre-order options will include, a Limited-Edition Preorder Package for The Gospel of the Hold Steady includes a copy of the book signed by the band as well as the signed chapbook, TJK on THS - a behind-the-scenes photo journal by guitarist Tad J. Kubler spanning the band's two-decade history (along with an exclusive introduction by THS frontman Craig Finn) only available as part of this package. (continue)

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Former Operation Ivy bandmates Tim Armstrong and Jesse Michaels unveil their new project Bad Optix with the release of debut single "Raid" today via Hellcat Records.

Their first venture together since the short-but-sweet run of Operation Ivy (1987-1989), they are also joined by drummer Joey Castillo (Circle Jerks, The Bronx) and bassist Spencer Pollard (Trash Talk). The new track kicks off the Hellcat Singles Club: a collection of new releases by a variety of bands curated by Tim Armstrong and the Hellcat team. (continue)

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(hennemusic) The Who are streaming a lyric video for a 2019 performance of their 1982 classic, "Eminence Front", from the forthcoming package, "The Who With Orchestra Live At Wembley."

The second single from "It's Hard" is one of twenty songs the band delivered during their only UK date on the "Moving On" Tour, which saw them accompanied by the Isobel Griffiths Orchestra while performing material from all eras in the group's history. (continue)

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Brit Floyd-The World's Greatest Pink Floyd Experience-are launching their "50 Years of Dark Side" North American Tour April 12 in Hamilton, Ontario. The 100-date 2023 tour will begin with the first leg of 50 shows including stops in Boston, Chicago, Washington DC, Baltimore and Atlanta before wrapping June 23 in Boca Raton, FL.

"50 Years of Dark Side" celebrates the 50th Anniversary of Pink Floyd's album masterpiece The Dark Side of the Moon. For this year's world tour--featuring over two and a half hours of Pink Floyd music encompassing the band's iconic career--the team have created a show that includes state-of-the-art visuals (lights, lasers and animation) which are all presented with immersive soundscapes and virtuosic musicianship. (continue)

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AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Iron Maiden and Tool have all taken to social media to share a teaser that they will take part in this year's Power Trip Festival this fall.

The event is expected to take place in October at the Empire Polo Club In Indio, Ca, the location of the Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals, as well as the original Desert Trip festival in 2016 that featured The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, The Who and Neil Young. (continue)

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Metallica will be premiering a music video for the title track to their forthcoming album, "72 Seasons", tomorrow, Thursday, March 30th and the band has shared a short preview of the trashing new track on Twitter.

The new video was directed by Tim Saccenti and filmed in Los Angeles on February 12, 2023, according to the YouTube credits. The premiere is scheduled for 8:00 AM eastern on Thursday (continue)

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Underoath guitarist James Smith took to social media to break the news to fans that he was informed that he was no longer part of the band, after being with the group for two decades.

He wrote via Instagram, "After 20 years of music and friendship, I was informed that I'm no longer a member of Underoath. This saddens me to say, but unfortunately is where we have ended up. (continue)

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Legendary Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo has shared a second single from his debut solo album, Rites of Percussion (May 5 via Ipecac Recordings), with today's release of "Separation from the Sacred".

Lombardo is one of the busiest musicians working right now. Never one to rest on his laurels, the drumming pioneer recently released new albums with Dead Cross, and Venamoris, and announced Empire State Bastard, a new project with members of Biffy Clyro. He will also be hitting the road with Mr. Bungle and The Misfits in the coming months, as we as festival appearances with John Zorn (including Big Ears Fest in April). (continue)

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A music video for the song "Greyboy Says" has been released from the forthcoming album from late Tragically Hip icon Gord Downie and Bob Rock, "Lustre Parfait", which will arrive on May 5th. Here is the official announcement:

The penultimate song before the arrival of Gord Downie and Bob Rock's long-anticipated album, Lustre Parfait, "Greyboy Says" is its rallying cry. The physical combustion of poetry and power, the song is filled to the rafters with searing electric guitars and incomparable wails of wisdom. With words by Downie - the iconic late frontman The Tragically Hip, one of the most beloved rock bands in Canadian history - and music by Bob Rock - the multi-platinum-selling producer of Metallica, Motley Crüe, The Offspring, Nelly Furtado, Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, and more - "Greyboy Says" is alight with Gord's heartrending lyrics of resilience and Bob's incomparable sonic theatrics. The opening song on Lustre Parfait, "Greyboy Says" was also the last Gord recorded with Bob for the collaborative project. Gord shines through when he sings "You can do it, and if you can't I'm here" - an impossible assertion of his everlasting closeness. On "Greyboy Says," Rock's mastery of brash post-punk energy inspires one of the most memorable performances of Downie's unparalleled career. (continue)

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Alt-rockers Stuck On Planet Earth recently released their first new track of the year, "Crack In The Glass", and to celebrate we asked vocalist Al Capo to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

The inspiration for 'Crack In The Glass' came from an argument I had early in my relationship with my counterpart. Most people want stability in their relationships, and as a musician that can be challenging to offer. Musicians and artists lead unpredictable lives, and even with the best intentions, things can often become complicated. I realized that I had to stop living selfishly and position myself so that I could think for two instead of one. (continue)

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