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Day in Rock Report for 05/31/2023

Multi-platinum rock band, Staind has released the official video for smash single "Lowest In Me" from their forthcoming album, Confessions of the Fallen, due this fall 2023 via Alchemy Recordings/BMG.

The "Lowest In Me" video (directed by DJay Brawner) is set inside a mental institution, with the dark heaviness of the song fitting the despair of the asylum walls. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their "72 Seasons" track, "If Darkness Had A Son", from a May 19 show in Paris, France.

The third single issued from the band's latest album was featured during the second of two concerts at the city's Stade de France, where the band continued their "No Repeat Weekend" concept for the M72 world tour by featuring two completely different setlists without repeats between the two events. (continue)

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Extreme have been steadily building the anticipation for their much-awaited new album Six-due June 9 via earMUSIC-with three previously released heavy-hitting rock singles ("Rise," "Banshee" and "#REBEL"). The band have today (May 31) revealed a fourth single, "Other Side Of The Rainbow," which shows off their more intimate side in the vein of previous singles such as the RIAA gold-certified, Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit "More Than Words," "Hole Hearted," and "Seven Sundays." "Other Side Of The Rainbow" is one of Extreme's most soulful journeys, taking listeners into the depths of the human heart.

"Every once in a while, we'll harness some kind of magic, and I think we did on this one," says frontman Gary Cherone. "It's a universal theme. It's about restoring someone's faith in love...we feel that it's the perfect marriage of lyrics and melody." (continue)

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Primal Fear are back! Following the release of their chart-topping album Metal Commando in 2020, the band returns with their eleven-track magnum opus titled Code Red, set for release on September 1st through Atomic Fire.

The band today offers up the first single and accompanying video from the record with opening song "Another Hero." The track appropriately sets the tone for Code Red by delivering, "heavy metal in its purest form while breathing the spirit of current times," as Rock It! (DE) Magazine's J├╝rgen Will stated after an advance listen to the record. (continue)

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Desert rock icons Queens of the Stone Age have unveiled "Carnavoyeur," the latest offering from their epic eighth album, In Times New Roman...

In contrast to its predecessor, "Carnavoyeur" finds QOTSA weaving more subtle shades of sinister: Mesmerizing washes of strings cascade atop the band's trademark rock solid foundation, while Joshua Homme's mellifluent vocals swaddle the listener with their warm and all too familiar tones of acceptance and resignation: "When there's nothing I can do, I smile..." While the stunning, honeyed melodies of "Carnavoyeur" are undeniably, well, really pretty, this is still Queens of the Stone Age, and there's no shortage of viscera-rumbling drums and bass or spine-chilling guitar interplay. (continue)

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Over the course of five decades, pioneering English rock band The Stranglers - one of the longest surviving bands to emerge from the 1970s UK punk rock scene - have crossed genres and fanbases, amassing 23 UK top 40 singles and 19 UK top 40 albums.

On July 7, 2023, Mercury Studios is proud to release The Stranglers, a four CD-boxed set compiling four of their classic 1990s albums: About Time (1995), Written In Red (1997), Coup de Grace (1998), and the live album Friday The Thirteenth: Live At The Royal Albert Hall (1997). These albums, which were all previously released by Eagle Records in the 90s, are now being packaged together for the very first time. (continue)

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Freestyle Digital Media, the digital film distribution division of Byron Allen's Allen Media Group, has acquired global VOD rights to the music documentary Peter Case: A Million Miles Away.

Peter Case: A Million Miles AWAY is available to rent/own on DVD and North American digital HD internet, cable, and satellite platforms through Freestyle Digital Media. Peter Case: A Million Miles Away features new performances from Peter Case, as well as a special performance by acclaimed vocalist Lady Blackbird with Chris Pierce. (continue)

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Fresh from their huge successful appearances at Slam Dunk Festival in Hatfield and Leeds, Bowling For Soup have announced their return to the UK. Much loved in their home-away-from-home here in the UK for over 20 years, the Grammy nominated Texan pop punk quartet will be heading back to our shores for eight shows in England, Scotland and Wales in February 2024.

Equally well known for their string of pop punk classic songs like Girl All The Bad Guys Want, 1985 and High School Never Ends and their legendary live performances, "BFS" - aka frontman Jaret Reddick, guitarist Chris Burney, bassist Rob Felicetti and drummer Gary Wiseman have put together a fantastic line up for the new UK tour. Joining Bowling For Soup on this trek will be their good friends and fellow Slam Dunk Festival Dickies Stage performers, US ska punk favourites Less Than Jake! Having toured together multiple times in North America over the last eighteen months, Bowling For Soup and Less Than Jake are delighted to team up for a full tour on British soil. Opening up the tour will be alt country rockers Vandoliers. (continue)

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Guns N' Roses today announce the artists that will support on the North American leg of their 2023 World Tour: Superstar Carrie Underwood, The Pretenders, Alice In Chains, The Warning, and Dirty Honey. In addition, the band will be adding new shows: one in Pittsburgh, PA at PNC Park on Friday, August 18 and another in Seattle, WA at Climate Pledge Arena on Saturday, October 14.

Guns N' Roses return to the road on a massive 2023 World Tour produced by Live Nation, headlining stadiums, festivals, and arenas throughout the summer and fall. The powerhouse rock band launch this jaunt next week on June 5 in Tel Aviv, Israel at Park Hayarkon and will continue across Europe through July 22, wrapping in Athens, Greece. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Motley Crue is sharing video from a May 25 performance in Monchengladbach, Germany, the second show of the band's 2023 World Tour with Def Leppard.

The group delivered their standard 16-song set, which opened with the 1987 "Girls, Girls, Girls" single, "Wild Side", and included tracks from eight albums before wrapping up with their 1989 classic, "Kickstart My Heart." (continue)

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On Monday, May 22 and Tuesday, May 23, Eric Clapton hosted a sold-out, star-studded, two-night tribute concert honoring the memory and artistry of the late Jeff Beck at London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Clapton brought together an unforgettable group of music legends to honor his longtime friend as the shows featured performances from the Eric Clapton Band and more. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Nicko McBrain of Iron Maiden can be seen in a new video giving fans a guided tour of his live drum kit as seen on the newly-launched Future Past Tour.

The series - which opened in Ljubljana, Slovenia on May 28 - highlights material from the band's most recent studio album, "Senjutsu", and 1986's "Somewhere In Time". (continue)

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The Hold Steady continue to commemorate their 20th anniversary by presenting the first-ever Positive Jam, an all-star festival event set for Saturday, August 5 at Arrowood Farms in bucolic Accord, NY.

Unified Scene Fan Club Pre-Sales begin today, Wednesday, May 31, at Noon (ET). (Pre-Sale Password: PROGRESS). General On-Sales get underway Friday, June 2 at 10:00 am (ET). (continue)

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AXS TV highlight a conversation that Jason Bonham had with Sammy Hagar on the former Van Halen frontman's Rock and Roll Road Trip, where Bonham explains that his wanting to make his father proud in the wake of the Led Zeppelin legend's tragic death, inspired Jason to pursue drumming.

The network shared: Jason Bonham didn't always strive to be a professional percussionist. But after the death of his father, Led Zeppelin's John Bonham, he knew he wanted to steer his life toward drumming. (continue)

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Peter Lewis of the legendary Moby Grape shares "Without You," a slice of melancholy Americana from his upcoming album Imagination, out June 16th. Imagination will be released through OMAD Records, the boutique label of the album's producer John DeNicola.

"We are all beings who want to live forever but know we won't. Although this is a predicament everyone must learn to accept, the different ways in which we spend our time trying to cope with our mortality don't always lead to a common sympathy between us, but to conflict and profound suffering. Yet in the end all we really have in the whole wide universe is each other and that is what this CD is trying to point out" - Peter Lewis (continue)

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Kings of Leon rocked back-to-back sold out shows this weekend in Wrexham, UK attracting over 40,000 fans. The English Football club closed out their month-long celebration with the highly anticipated concerts.

The band pulled out all the stops performing expansive sets of back-to-back hits including "Sex on Fire," "Use Somebody," "Waste A Moment" and many more. (continue)

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Kramer is proud to welcome Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and GRAMMY Award-winning band, Megadeth, to the Kramer Artist lineup with the release of the Kramer Dave Mustaine Vanguard.

"While on our recent 'Crash, the World Tour,' when I'd take the stage for our first number, 'Hangar 18', my adrenaline is racing. I'm not nervous, I'm pumped! I get handed my guitar each night by my guitar tech and I head out onto the stage to do my job. Imagine my surprise when I was a few songs into our set and I realized I was not given my Gibson signature Flying V, I was given my new Kramer signature Flying V. The playing ability of this guitar is superb and if I didn't look at the legs on this beauty, I would never have known the difference. An excellent guitar from an excellent company; this is a serious metal weapon." -Dave Mustaine of Megadeth (continue)

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Jeff Larson will release his first solo full-length album in a decade, the tentatively titled Adobe HOME, this fall (2023) via Nashville-based label Melody Place on the heels of It'll Never Happen Again, his acclaimed six-song tribute EP to the late iconic singer and songwriter Tim Hardin.

That EP, produced by Gerry Beckley of America, was praised by a variety of media outlets including Music Connection ("...does an exceptional job shedding new light on classic material from legendary troubadour Tim Hardin), Americana Highways ("...interprets with class"), and Rock and Roll Globe ("...give his stunning take on a Tim Hardin standard ['If I Were A Carpenter'] a listen"). (continue)

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