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Day in Rock Report for 04/30/2023

Iron Maiden and Soundgarden landed in fourth and fifth place in the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame's 2023 fan vote, with George Michael taking the top spot.

Michael's social media team shared the news via social media, tweeting a graphic of the results with caption, "Over 1 MILLION VOTES! George wins the #RockHall2023 FAN VOTE. Thank you to all of the amazing fans for voting every day for George. Thank you for your continued support." (continue)

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Former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing has announced that his new band KK's Priest will be playing their debut live show at his venue, KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, UK on July 6th.

Downing if joined in the group by former Judas Priest frontman Ripper Owens, AJ Mills, Tony Newton and Sean Elg and they will be performing new material as well as songs from their debut album, Sermons Of The Sinner, and Priest favorites. (continue)

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Fair Warning have shared the tragic news that guitarist Helge Engelke died late last week due to complications from treatment for a newly discovered colon tumor. He was 61.

The band shared, "It is with great sadness and a heavy heart that we have to inform you that our dear friend and guitarist, Helge Engelke, has passed away unexpectedly yesterday, on April 28, 2023. He died in hospital after complications occurred with a colon tumor which only had been discovered two days before. (continue)

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(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are streaming a pair of new lyric videos for their "Voodoo Lounge" track "Blinded By Rainbows." The clips - now available in English and Spanish - feature the song from the UK band's 1994 album, a project that topped the charts around the world.

Produced by Don Was, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards, "Voodoo Lounge" marked The Rolling Stones' first album for Virgin Records, and their first without bassist Bill Wyman, who left the band in the years before the album's release and was replaced by touring musician Darryl Jones. (continue)

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(hennemusic) KISS perform their 1974 classic, "Deuce", in newly-released video of a 1975 appearance on the late night TV music series The Midnight Special.

The song was originally featured on the band's self-titled debut album, which was recorded at New York's Bell Sound Studios with producers Kenny Kerner and Richie Wise. (continue)

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Against The Current shared a new music video for their recent single "good guy", as they kick off their Nightmares & Daydreams World Tour alongside Trophy Eyes and special guests Yours Truly.

Directed by Jade Ehlers, the music video depicts the band playing within an array of red draped sheets, a visualisation of the 'red flags' the song warns about. Through cinematic shots of the band's signature fierce energy, "good guy" is a anthem for moving on. (continue)

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Jag Panzer keep delivering the goods. After unleashing new track "Stronger Than You Know" last week, the group has uploaded a fourteen-minute YouTube documentary in support of their upcoming offering, The Hallowed, set to drop on June 23rd through Atomic Fire Records.

The video - Tales From The Hallowed -- delves into The Hallowed's recording process, the concept behind both the album and comic book of the same name and so much more. (continue)

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The Stone Eye have released a video for their brand new single, "OOGIE-DEW", along with their brand new studio album, Fata Morgana (4/28). The Stone Eye have struck the match and lit the fuse for their new album Fata Morgana.

Having released two singles previously from their album ("Donora", and "Not My Circus"), the third one spinning from their album is "Oogie-Dew", a track in the list of sounds that identify themselves only as the marked workings of The Stone Eye. (continue)

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Toad The Wet Sprocket release a new track "Best of Me (2023)" ahead of their highly anticipated U.S. Headlining tour beginning next month. This version of the track more closely aligns with the version fans hear live.

"We were extremely fortunate to get the legendary Michael McDonald to sing the backups on the song 'Best of Me'." It was the lead single from their 2021 release Starting Now. "But, since he was too busy to helicopter out on tour every night, we wanted to release the original version. A frequent request from our fans, especially when we play this on tour," the band explains. (continue)

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Monograms is back with the pulsating new single: "Hi Low". Released on Friday 28 April, the track emerges as an exhilarating initial entry point to a brand new album from the New York-based 'Nuke Wave' artist, entitled 'A Fine Commitment' (slated for 16 June 2023, via the PaperCup Music imprint).

Occupying the post-apocalyptic wastelands that lie between New York and Manchester, the radiostatic waves that separate New Order from Nine Inch Nails, "Hi Low" is an essential and ambitious new cut from the Brooklyn underdog. (continue)

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