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Day in Rock Report for 05/22/2023

KISS have been forced to cancel their kick off show of the European leg of their End Of The Road Farewell Tour, according to a statement issued by the venue, Home Park Stadium.

They shared, "Sadly, KISS and Robomagic, the show's promoter, have today announced that they are having to cancel the opening night of the upcoming KISS UK tour. The show at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park Stadium on Saturday 3rd June now will not happen due to travel, equipment and logistical complications. Tickets can be refunded or exchanged for other UK shows. (continue)

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Exodus have announced that they have been forced to cancel their European tour due to family emergency, guitarist Gary Holt's brother has been hospitalized in Italy.

Frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza shared, "To all our friends & fans in Europe... With very very heavy hearts, our upcoming European run which starts next week will unfortunately have to be cancelled. (continue)

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The Doobie Brothers have announced that Tom Johnston is having to pull out of their upcoming tour leg so that he can undergo surgery to treat severe back pain.

The band shared via social media, "The Doobie Brothers are heartbroken to announce that Tom Johnston will be undergoing surgery following severe back pain and won't be able to join the band on the upcoming leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour. (continue)

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Punk In The Park returns to Oak Canyon Park in Orange County, CA bigger and better than ever November 4 & 5, with a lineup led by SoCal punk legends Pennywise, Descendents, Circle Jerks and Goldfinger. Tickets for the two-day punk rock and craft beer extravaganza go on sale Wednesday, May 24 at 10:00 AM PT here.

The third edition of Punk In The Park Orange County is expanding to three stages, more than 30 bands, and for the first time will feature a VansĀ® Vert Ramp with pro skaters rounding out the weekend's entertainment. Patrons 21+ can enjoy unlimited tastings of over 100 craft beers and other craft beverages, including award-winning local and regional favorites. (continue)

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Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra told the Vintage Rock Pod that frontman and bandleader David Coverdale is "been floating the possibility of getting back out" on the road for some new live dates.

The guitarist was asked, "How was it being on that tour? I mean, obviously you've been with Whitesnake for a number of years, but with it being labelled the Farewell tour, was it tinged with a bit of sadness but nice to have been part of such a big thing?" (continue)

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The 35th anniversary of Van Halen's "OU812" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard shared, "OU812 by Van Halen topped the US sales chart in Summer 1988, the band's second with this line-up in what eventually would become a string of four Billboard #1 albums in a row. It was a boom time for Eighties hard rock popularity, and the period is captured like a Polaroid snapshot in my time capsule of a classic rock interview featuring the late Eddie Van Halen, Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar, returning for his second round with America's most popular hard rock band then as lead singer/songwriter with Van Halen. (read more)

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Kreator have released a video for the song 'Conquer And Destroy' from their highly acclaimed latest album, Hate Uber Alles. The live footage was filmed on March 4th, 2023 in front of 6000 of the band's mighty Hordes in their spiritual home of Essen.

This very special show at Grugahalle not only featured a career-spanning Kreator set list full of neck breakers and beloved anthems, but also visually stunning high-end production solidifying the event as an unforgettable night for everyone in attendance. (continue)

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W.A.S.P. recently wrapped up the European Leg of the 2023, "40th Anniversary World Tour". Blackie Lawless shared a post on the official W.A.S.P. website WASPnation.com looking back at some of the spectacular moments from the tour.

Blackie commented, "These gigs were 'rockin' and everyone there, including the band could feel it. We would come off stage for the encore and there were times it was so loud we could not communicate with each other." (continue)

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Fear Factory have announced their highly-anticipated comeback to European ground. After the recent successful North and Latin American tour legs with new vocalist Milo Silvestro from Rome, Italy and drummer Pete Weber (Havok), the band is stronger than ever and ready to light up the stages at 44 European shows for the first time since 2016.

Joining them on this run are two must-see bands - Butcher Babies from the USA and Ignea from Ukraine. Tickets for all dates are on sale at 10am on Wednesday 24th May. (continue)

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The era of the vertical video is here and Las Vegas Rockers, The Nocturnal Affair, are living in the future with their new music video for their cover of Depeche Mode's "It's No Good".

The Nocturnal Affair is stepping up as one of the first bands in the world to film a music video vertically. The 9:16 format used by THE Nocturnal Affair signifies the rise of vertical video on social media, and the inevitable shift to come for music videos. Thinking and acting forward, The Nocturnal Affair hopes to kickstart the new wave of integrating vertical formats with "It's No Good". (continue)

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Type O Negative is unveiling a darkly captivating treat for World Goth Day! Immerse yourself in the ethereal realm of 'Halloween in Heaven' as A.I. breathes new life into the track.

Written by the band for their friend Dimebag Darrell, the video features Dimebag alongside John Bonham, John Entwistle, Bon Scott, Randy Rhoads, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, George Harrison, Jim Morrison, Elvis and the Green Man himself, Peter Steele. Fans of the band will also spot a cameo from collaborator and friend of the band, Tara VanFlower (LYCIA). (continue)

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Asia announce the release of Phoenix for the first time as a 2 vinyl LP set on 26th May. Phoenix was originally released in 2008 and was their first studio album with the original line-up in a quarter century.

In terms of sound this emotional, compelling comeback album sees Asia continue the very high standards from where they left off in 1985, as ever displaying suppleness when stretching out into multi-part suites while retaining a knack for big, arena pop hooks. (continue)

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With a new label and new music Escape The Fate has reached the next level. In announcing their late-summer / early fall headline tour - the Out Of The Shadows Tour - they reveal the name of their upcoming album.

With Out Of The Shadows, the band's first album with BIG NOISE, the label run by longtime collaborator/producer John Feldmann - they come back to the spotlight revitalized and ready to rock. (continue)

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Multi-platinum hard rock icons Extreme are gearing up to perform for audiences across the globe pegged to the June 9 release of their much-anticipated album SIX via earMUSIC. Their headlining "Thicker Than Blood" world tour kicks off in the US on August 2, followed by stops in Australia and Japan in September and has already sold-out dates in cities including Detroit, Hampton Beach, Tokyo and Yokohama.

Today (5/22), the iconic Boston quartet-Gary Cherone (vocals), Nuno Bettencourt, Pat Badger (bass), and Kevin Figueiredo (drums)-have announced an additional jaunt beginning November 27 in Newcastle, UK and wrapping December 16 in Milan, IT. Special guests Living Colour (who will also be supporting EXTREME on their U.S. and Australian shows) will appear on the UK leg and The Last Internationale will appear across Europe. Tickets will go on sale this Friday, May 26 at 9:00 A.M. BST. VIP Soundcheck upgrades will also be available for purchase. (continue)

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The Foo Fighters revealed that they have recruited Josh Freese as their new drummer, following the tragic death of longtime drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The band announced the addition of Freese, who has worked with The Vandals, A Perfect Circle, Guns N' Roses, Nine Inch Nails and more, during a livestream from their Studio 606 in Los Angeles, CA on Sunday (May 21st). (continue)

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South Florida hard rockers, Kill The Robot, have just released their brand new single and video, "Atomic Haze". To celebrate we asked Stephen Gibb (Guitar) and Kenny Cordova (Bass) to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"Atomic Haze" was inspired by one of the biggest fears of the modern world, and something that is a very real threat currently, and that is the reality of a potential nuclear war. Even deeper than that, it's about the cycle of life along with the inevitability of creation and destruction. This pattern has haunted humans for as long as we can remember. (continue)

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