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Day in Rock Report for 05/01/2023

Tim Bachman, co-founder of Bachman-Turner Overdrive, died at the age of 71. His son Ryder broke the sad news to fans via Facebook on April 28th.

Ryder wrote, "My Dad passed this afternoon. Thank You Everyone for the kind words. Grateful I got to spend some time with him at the end. Grab yer loved ones and hug 'em close, ya never know how long you have." His brother Robbie died in January." (continue)

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This past week, Metallica kicked off their M72 World Tour 2023-2024 with two spectacular performances at Johan Cruijff Arena in Amsterdam, Netherlands with support from Architects & Mammoth WVH on night 1 and Floor Jansen & Ice Nine Kills on night 2.

The career-spanning sets performed in a bold new in-the-round stage design featured the live debut of "If Darkness Had a Son" and "You Must Burn!" along with songs off their newest album 72 Seasons including "Screaming Suicide", "Sleepwalk My Life Away" and the title track "72 Seasons". In total, the band performed 32 different songs taken from 11 albums. (continue)

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The 45th anniversary of The Cars' self-titled debut album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard had this to say, "The Cars' zero-to-platinum popularity came amidst the final fizzle of the mid-Seventies Punk Rock sparkler, and the sound and attitude that survived by Spring 1978 was labeled by at least one rock writer as the nebulous one-size-fits-none term 'New Wave'. The drivetrain of the five man Boston band was always powered by the songs of the late Ric Ocasek. Growing up in the Otcasek household ( Ric(k) later would also drop the 't' from his surname ), early 1960s Sputnik paranoia and Telstar technology mixed with Cold War James Bond spy intrigue for Ric, courtesy of his father. (read more)

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Orange County's Bleed the Sky release new single "Soul Collapse" to all major platforms along with the visualizer. "'Soul Collapse' is about being at odds with what you want to do and what you have to do. The persistent voice in your head stemming from the decisions that take you away from where you want to be in life. The natural connections, bonds and comforts we develop on that path become anchors to a life we cherish, but are antithetical to what we really want, but can't bring ourselves to sacrifice," says Monte Barnard.

Hailing from the musical breeding grounds of Orange County, CA, metalcore band Bleed the Sky began in 2003 with vocalist Noah Robinson, guitarists Kyle Moorman and Wayne Miller, bassist Casey Kulek, sampler Luke Andersen and drummer Austin D'Amond. Merely two months later and ready to dive into the music scene, the group performed their first show to a sold out crowd in an opening spot for Opeth and their second headlining the world famous Whisky A Go Go. (continue)

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Aerosmith have announced that they will be launching their 40-date North American farewell tour this September, dubbed Peace Out with special guest The Black Crowes.

Fans will see one of the most significant American rock bands in history one last time during this not-to-be-missed final tour. Every night will celebrate the five decades of Aerosmith's groundbreaking hits as they celebrate 50 years as America's greatest rock band.

In addition, THX will bring their THX Certified Live! high-fidelity experience on the road, calibrating each arena with leading-edge technology so fans don't miss a beat of Aerosmith's classic rock tunes in quality audio. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Alice Cooper will release an expanded Deluxe Edition of his 1972 classic, "School's Out", on June 9 via Rhino Records. Produced by Bob Ezrin, the fifth studio album by the Alice Cooper band was led by the iconic title track, which delivered the group's first US Top 10 hit when it reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Meanwhile, the album was certified US gold by the RIAA for sales of 500,000 copies just 10 days after its release on its way to reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 album chart. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses is sharing pro-shot video of a 2017 performance of their 1988 classic, "Patience." The band was captured live at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA on September 3, 2017 as part of the 6th leg of the Not In This Lifetime tour, which launched in the spring of 2016.

"Patience" was a No. 4 hit on the US Billboard Hot 100 back in the day, helping push the "GN'R Lies" EP to sales of more than 5 million in the country. (continue)

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Run Katie Run just released their new album, Cowboy Boots with Fishnet Tights," and to celebrate we asked Kate Coleman to tell us about the song "Don't Live Patiently". Here is the story:

When I got an email about this Singled Out feature, I was very pleased but also puzzled about which song I wanted to talk about. I put a flag on the email and told myself, "I'll do this later," and proceeded to scroll through Hulu to find a movie to watch. I randomly selected a movie called "You're Not You." In this movie, Hilary Swank's character has ALS, and Emmy Rossum is hired to be her caretaker, and the two form an unbreakable bond. It's far more beautiful and complex than that, but I cried my eyes out and immediately knew which song I was meant to talk about: "Don't Live Patiently." It's a song I wrote inspired by a conversation I had with my father-in-law, Marty Perry, who passed away in October 2021 from ALS. (continue)

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