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Day in Rock Report for 05/24/2023

Iconic vocalist Tina Turner has died, according to a post on her official Facebook page on Wednesday (May 24th). She died at the age of 83 in her home near Zurich, Switzerland after a long illness, a representative told Reuters.

Her Facebook page shared the sad news with fans with the following message, "It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Tina Turner. With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow." (continue)

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Reelz TV have announced that the special "Journey: A Voice Lost...and Found" will be premiering on the network on Sunday, June 25 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. Here is the synopsis: Journey dominated the American music scene in the 1970s and 1980s with their epic arena rock anthems and power ballads.

Frontman Steve Perry was dubbed "The Voice" thanks to the untouchable vocal stylings that burned up the radio waves and made him a household name. But the bigger Journey became the more miserable Perry grew. He was the rare rock superstar who craved anonymity more than applause. (continue)

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame E Street Band member, Crazy Horse member and solo artist Nils Lofgren released a new song "Nothin's Easy (For Amy)" featuring vocals from Neil Young. The song is a loving tribute to his wife Amy Aiello Lofgren, who co-produced his new album Mountains that will be released on July 21.

Lofgren explains the song, "An apocalyptic landscape, the lone tulip, left in the road. Walking hand in hand with my true love as compassion and common sense careen toward extinction. This ultimate gift and blessing demands hope. 'We're all drowning in the answers, best get movin', God don't row...as I walk the hurt in this world, nothin's easy, 'cept you.' After 54 years singing with musical giant Neil Young, his haunted, weathered soul, completes this song. Of course, inspired by and written for Amy." (continue)

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Original Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has announced that his solo band will be playing a co-headlining show with Ratt frontman Stephen Pearcy on Friday, June 2nd at the Apache Casino in Lawton, OK.

Adler's team sent over these details: Billed as "Oklahoma's Friendliest Casino," Apache Casino in Lawton, OK also features a fine hotel and many dining options - making the Steven Adler/Stephen Pearcy concert an exciting destination vacation option. (continue)

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Prog rock legends Yes have released a music video for their song "Circles Of Time," which is the closing track to their just released studio album, "Mirror To The Sky".

Steve Howe said of the new album, which he produced, "This is a very important album for the band. We kept the continuity in the approach we established on The Quest, but we haven't repeated ourselves. That was the main thing. As Yes did in the seventies from one album to another, we're growing and moving forward. (continue)

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Earlier this year, the Plain White T's shared the brand new single and video "Spaghetti Tattoo," an acoustic love song in which frontman Tom Higgenson recounts a memorable first date. The video finds the band appearing as puppets, with scenes that pay homage to famous moments from film history.

Today, the band has followed up that moment with the new single "Happy." The Plain White T's new single "Happy! is a chill, and, well, happy track. Lyrically, it offers an optimistic take on getting through a rough patch and looking forward to the future when a bad situation inevitably improves! Ironically, the melodies and chords a melancholy as Higgenson declares, "I wanna be happy, happy, happy / What's the point of being sad? / I wanna feel good." It'll have you dancing like no one is watching. (continue)

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Jared James Nichols announces his next single "Easy Come, Easy Go" with an accompanying live video. It is the second single from his critically acclaimed eponymous third studio album Jared James Nichols, originally released in January 2023.

"Easy Come, Easy Go" is an electrifying, foot stomping, rock and roll animal," says Jared. "From the first note, this song is unrelenting with fuzzed out guitars and a heavy groove. I have always loved the phrase easy come, easy go meaning not to dwell or live in the past. The message is to take life as it comes and live in the moment." (continue)

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Illinois pop punk heroes Wilmette have released a music video for their new single, "'Hyperfocused", which is the title track to their forthcoming album that will arrive on August 4th.

Guitarist Griffin Guge says, "This track is about running the fine line between pursuing your own personal goals/interests and what others expect from you. (continue)

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