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Day in Rock Report for 05/03/2023

(hennemusic) Def Leppard will livestream a rare club show performance from their hometown of Sheffield, UK on May 19. On the eve of the band's biggest-ever European tour and the launch of new album, "Drastic Symphonies", Def Leppard are set to play a one off gig at the iconic 850-capacity venue The Leadmill.

Billed as "the most intimate show the band have played in the UK or Europe in 35 years," the setlist will be for one night only - unique to this show and different to the setlist the band will play three days later, when they start the UK and European tour at a sold-out Sheffield United's Bramall Lane on May 22. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Bush are streaming a lyric video for "All Things Must Change", a new track set to be featured on the forthcoming Deluxe Edition of their 2022 album, "The Art Of Survival."

"This is nature," says Gavin Rossdale of the single. "All things are changing. All the time." Due June 9, "The Art Of Survival Deluxe Edition" will include the bonus tracks "All Things Must Change" and "Miracle," as well as a version of "1000 Years" featuring Amy Lee of Evanescence, and two previously-unreleased live recordings of "Heavy Is the Ocean" and "More Than Machines." (continue)

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(hennemusic) Greta Van Fleet has released a video for "Meeting The Master", the lead single from the band's forthcoming album, "Starcatcher." "'Meeting The Master' peers into an esoteric world heeded by the word of a wise teacher," says the group. "Sung in the voice of a devout believer, and eventual group exclamation, the song details the love these fervent followers have for their teacher and their firm belief in his vision. It's an exotic spiritual journey. A dark comedy that inevitably ends in chaos."

Due July 21, Greta Van Fleet recorded their third studio album with producer Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Sammy Hagar) at the legendary RCA Studios in Nashville. (continue)

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Between The Buried And Me's Dustie Warring has shared a statement addressing the anonymous allegations that recently surfaced online against him and sharing that he will be sitting out the band's upcoming tour.

He shared, "I have recently been made aware of allegations from 5 years ago which were posted this weekend on Reddit. I do not condone non-consensual sex and have never acted without consent in any part of my private life or maliciously taken advantage of anyone. (continue)

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Falling In Reverse have been forced to cancel three more performances this week as frontman Ronnie Radke continues to suffer from to laryngitis and inflammation.

As a result, they canceled last night's (May 2nd) headline show in Springfield, MO at The Shrine Mosque, and pulled out of the 93X's Twin City Takeover in Milwaukee on May 4th and HOG Fest in St. Paul, MN on May 6th. (continue)

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

Written by Paul Stanley, the closing track on the band's self-titled debut sees the guitarist handle vocals on the song's introduction before drummer Peter Criss takes over for the remainder of the song. (continue)

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On June 23rd BMG proudly release Gary Moore's The Sanctuary Years boxset, a remarkable collection of his powerful and emotive studio recordings. The Sanctuary Years boxset contains 4 incredible albums from Moore's time at the prestigious label. This deluxe package features the albums; A Different Beat, Back To The Blues, Scars and Power of The Blues, whilst all contain new liner notes written by Dave Everley. Furthermore, the boxset includes a 5.1 (Edited) Mix of Back To The Blues and select interviews on Blu-ray, assorted stickers, poster and further memorabilia.

Gary Moore rocked the world of Blues and Rock with his virtuoso guitar playing and soulful voice. Best known for his evocative solo hits, Parisienne Walkways and Still Got the Blues, and his on/off membership of Thin Lizzy, Gary Moore's solo career comprises over twenty albums. Throughout the 1980s, Gary moved up the rock hierarchy, but turned his back on what he regarded as the empty flash of metal and reverted to his heart music - the blues - where ironically, he scored his biggest commercial success through his 1990s and 2000s blues albums. (continue)

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Alt-rock band Ragers is thrilled to share their brand new single and music video "Tossed Out". The song - a follow up to their recent single "Only Sins No Tragedies" - gives fans another glimspe of the band's forthcoming album Missed Calls From Home, which is set to be released on September 29th.

The band shares: "You ever get kicked out of a pub in Thunder Bay, Ontario after falling in love with the bartender? Out of luck, out of money, and out in the snow without a coat. There's something mischievous but celebratory about this one. It's just plain fun, simple and straightforward. (continue)

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English rock band You Me At Six will hit the road this fall in support of their recently released eighth studio album Truth Decay. This will be You Me At Six's first US headline tour since 2019.

The band will be joined by alt-pop multimedia artist Mothica and post-hardcore band Wolf & Bear. The tour will kick off Friday, September 22 in New York, NY, and will include festival appearances at Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY, and Aftershock in Sacramento, CA. (continue)

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One of the top modern prog bands, Haken, will be launching a North American tour in support of their latest album, 'Fauna' (their seventh studio effort overall) - running from May 3-June 3, 2023.

Comprised of Ross Jennings, Richard Henshall, Charlie Griffiths, Pete Jones, Conner Green, and Ray Hearne, Haken's latest sees the band exploring new ideas conceptually - which will undoubtedly be expanded upon when the band hits the stage on these upcoming dates. (continue)

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Swiss heavy metal outfit Burning Witches sets the "World On Fire" with the video for their diabolical third single taken from their upcoming fifth studio album, The Dark Tower, out this Friday via Napalm Records! "World On Fire" gets the listener's pulse pumping immediately due to the rising tension of flashy guitar work, before melodic six-string solos unite with unbeatable guitar onslaughts and sophisticated drum attacks - underlining conjuring vocal lines that call out for an evening zombie dance!

The chart-cracking five-piece has had an exemplary seven-year career - topped by their most famous song, "Hexenhammer" (2 million clicks on YouTube). Aside from their first American tour with The Iron Maidens in 2022, they have also supported Grave Digger and excited fans with their explosive performance at the world-famous Wacken Open Air festival. Currently, the witches are preparing for their album release shows in May - watch out! (continue)

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Los Angeles based Edge Of Paradise have announced the upcoming release of their new studio album, 'Hologram' on July 14, 2023. Today, the band shares a new single, the title track, "Hologram".

Founding members, singer Margarita Monet and guitarist Dave Bates, have found their perfect partners in crime with Jamie Moreno, David Ruiz and Kenny Lockwood. The band, tighter than ever, is ready to blow everyone away once they are back on the road with this stunning new music in tow. (continue)

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Punk trio Sorry Mom have released "Shaving My Legs", the latest single from their forthcoming album babyface. Fans can stream "Shaving My Legs", which serves as a follow up to the previously released "Hiccup".

"'Shaving My Legs' is the first track off our upcoming album, babyface, and is an introduction to the album's overall exploration of suburban despair," the band shares. "This track explores the feeling of being trapped, of promising again and again to start tomorrow while tomorrow never seems to come." (continue)

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Primus, Tool's Danny Carey & Justin Chancellor, and Queens Of The Stone Age's Troy Van Leeuwen have just released a live video of Tool's classic song "'AEnima'."

The performance was shot this month at an intimate benefit concert at The Belasco in LA in support of their close friend, film director, screenwriter, and animator Jimmy Hayward, who is currently undergoing cancer treatment.

Exclusive, one-of-a-kind merchandise from the night, autographed by all performers, is currently being auctioned here, with 100% of proceeds going to support Hayward, as he continues to battle this invasive disease. Bids can be made until May 10th at 3pmET/12pmPT. A GoFundMe has also been set-up to raise funds to support Hayward and his family. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming a video for the "72 Seasons" track, "Chasing Light." Directed by Kim Asendorf and Dina Chang, the clip was filmed in Los Angeles, CA on February 13.

Metallica released "72 Seasons" on April 14; produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, the group recorded the project Metallica's HQ in San Rafael, CA in 2021 and 2022. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Judas Priest has announced dates for as spring 2024 UK tour. Dubbed "Metal Masters", the series will includes special guests Saxon and Uriah Heep.

The trek will open at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland on March 11 before making stops in Leeds, Dublin, Bournemouth and Birmingham and wrapping up at OVO Arena Wembley in London, England on March 24. (continue)

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(hennemusic) The Hollywood Vampires have released live video of a 2018 Hellfest performance of the Jim Carroll classic, "People Who Died." Featuring lead vocals by Johnny Depp, the track from Carroll's 1980 debut, "Catholic Boy", was also recorded by the all-star group - led by Depp, Alice Cooper and Joe Perry - for their 2019 release, "Rise."

The band is returning to live action with the start of three US East Coast shows later this month ahead of an extensive series of summer concerts across Europe. (continue)

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The Decade of Hate tour saw Thy Art Is Murder play 43 shows across three continents and delivered the biggest Australian shows of their career. The band captured their triumphant set at The Forum in Melbourne and you can stream it now in all its inferno glory on YouTube for free. Watch it here.

The full multi-cam experience, with live audio mixed by Will Putney, is a colossal assault on the senses backed by some of the most explosive pyro the venue has ever seen. Thy Art have gifted fans the stream as a "thank you" for all the support over the last decade. (continue)

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An All-Star Jam will close out the Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park on Sunday afternoon, May 7, 2023 at Los Encinos Historic Park in Encino, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, who is heard on SiriusXM's 103 Faction Talk channel, this first ROCK FOR RONNIE event will be a day of live rock music, silent and live auctions, food trucks and fun geared to the entire family.

The All-Star Jam Band will comprise 25 stellar musicians trading spots during a closing set featuring a variety of classic metal hits and several Dio favorites. Participants include guitarists Ira Black (BulletBoys, Dio Disciples, Vio-lence); Chris Broderick, (In Flames, Act of Defiance, ex Megadeth); Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, Machine Head); Marc Ferrari (Keel); Keith Nelson (Buckcherry); Adrian Vandenberg (Whitesnake, Vandenberg); and Ricky Warwick (Thin Lizzy, Black Star Riders); vocalists Andry; Jesse Hughes (Eagles of Death Metal); Patrick Stone (Budderside, Sweet, Adler's Appetite); Marq Torien (BulletBoys); and Neil Turbin (Death Riders, Anthrax); bass players Robbie Crane, (Black Star Riders, Ratt); Stu Hamm (Joe Satriani, Steve Vai); Sean McNabb (Dokken, The Keef Richards); Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake); Marty O'Brien (Daughtry, Lita Ford); Dug Pinnick, (King's X); and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Dio, Whitesnake); drummers Fred Aching (BulletBoys, Kings of Thrash, Powerflo); Fred Coury (Cinderella); Mike Dupke (Wednesday 13, W.A.S.P.); Tosha Jones (Saliva); and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big, Kix); and keyboard player Mike Mangan (The Cult). (continue)

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Hard rock fans! If you've been craving a grinding, blues soaked, heavy groove, then Tom Keifer #Keiferband's "Untitled," just might be the fix. Drawing inspiration from the classic album cuts of the '70s vinyl era, the song's unconventional, nearly six-minute arrangement, is the antithesis of today's radio single format. Written by Tom Keifer and Savannah Keifer, the heavy, dark jam and lyric of "Untitled" screams a cautionary tale of evil, deception and the consequences that follow.

The video for "Untitled," produced and edited by Joshua Smith, is stylized in the black, white and red colors of the -RISE+ album art and illustrations, painting the message of the song with an edgy, haunting, in your face performance. (continue)

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Third Man Books has announced the upcoming publication of The White Stripes Complete Lyrics, a deluxe new hardbound book documenting all of Jack White's original words written for the 6x Grammy Award-winning duo he and Meg White formed in 1997 through the release of their final album in 2007.

The first-time-ever lyric collection also features never-before-seen and rare rough drafts, alternate lyrics, and photographs, alongside exclusive essays by Hanif Abdurraqib, Ben Blackwell, and Caroline Randall Williams. (continue)

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Some bands break through immediately with a hit single or record. Daryl Hall and John Oates didn't. And the duo was all the better for it. When asked by Dan Rather about when he and his music partner John Oates had their big breakthrough, Daryl Hall reflected on how it was with the album "Abandoned Luncheonette," but years after the record's initial release.

"It sort of had a funny, slow burn success. It didn't have any big singles when the album was actually released, even though 'She's Gone' was on 'Abandoned Luncheonette,' and people talk about that album still as being what they consider as one of our best albums," Hall said. (continue)

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Pierce Alexander just released a brand new single called "Stain", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track featuring Coco Camp. Here is the story:

"Stain" is the first song from a project I've been recording with my friend Corey Campbell (Coco Camp). I actually wrote Stain back in 2020, but the song has had an interesting recording journey since then. After I recorded the original demo, it ended up being one of the leading contenders for the final set of songs to appear on my debut album, "The Minutehand". But I couldn't help but feel it needed more time so that I could really hone the arrangement a bit more. I'd written about 50 songs before choosing the final 10, and there were actually several songs where that didn't make the cut. Fast forward a year, and I ended up making recording plans with my friend Corey (Coco Camp). We ended up deciding to re-record Stain and take a new approach. During that time, I finally felt like we'd figured out how we wanted it to sound. (continue)

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