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Day in Rock Report for 06/07/2023

Foo Fighters star Chris Shiflett is launching a brand new podcast via Volume.com that will be launching on June 22nd with an interview with Rush legend Alex Lifeson.

Shiflett had this to say about the Shred With Shifty podcast, "I love guitar playing, and in particular, I love lead guitar playing (not to mention all things related to lead guitar playing: amps, pedals, stories about recording, and of course, guitars). (continue)

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After enjoying an entirely sold out Spring 2023 Tour, Iconic Alt Rockers Violent Femmes have announced that that they are adding more dates in the Fall to continue the 40th anniversary celebration of their ground-breaking self-titled, debut album.

The Platinum-selling group will, once again, perform the record from cover to cover, during the month-long routing that kicks off October 3 in Milwaukee, WI and culminates October 22 in Richmond, VA at The National. (continue)

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British music legends Strawbs will be releasing their new album "The Magic Of It All" on July 14th! Recorded in Cape Town, the album features David Cousins, Blue Weaver, and John Ford from classic 1970's line up joined by some of the finest musicians and singers in South Africa.

Strawbs were high in the charts with "Grave New World" and "Bursting At The Seams" 50 years ago which coincided with a pivotal moment in the struggle for freedom in South Africa, when students and workers launched a new wave of resistance against so-called "resettlement". The resistance in South Africa identified with Strawbs songs, especially "Part Of The Union", "Lay Down", and "New World". (continue)

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Edmonton, AB based pop-punk/post-hardcore band Calling All Captains are sharing a brand new single and accompanying music video, entitled "Unlike Me.".

"Unlike Me" deals with the overwhelming thoughts of feeling like you're not good enough for those around you. It's so easy to compare yourself to others and wish you could be anyone else. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin is streaming remastered video of a performance of "The Ocean" from a July 1973 show at New York's Madison Square Garden. The upgraded footage arrives during the band's ongoing celebrations marking the 50th anniversary of the release of "Houses Of The Holy."

Led Zeppelin is marking the set's milestone anniversary by sharing audio, video and photos from the era across its social media platforms - including the original demo for "The Rain Song" and a live performance of "Over The Hills And Far Away." (continue)

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(hennemusic) Iron Maiden is sharing video of Nicko McBrain's birthday celebration that took place earlier this week onstage in Finland during the band's Future Past Tour.

"I was going to talk about the 'Death Of The Celts', but no," Bruce Dickenson told the crowd at Tampere's Nokia Arena on June 4, teasing the next song in the show. "Let's talk about something far more important: the life of Nicko McBrain for one more year!" (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1991 track, "Through The Never", from a May 28 show in Hamburg, Germany.

The tune from the group's self-titled fifth studio record (aka 'The Black Album') made its M72 world tour debut during the second of two concerts at the city's Volksparkstadion. (continue)

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Former lead singer of The Mowglis Colin Dieden has released a new Little Hurt album called "Lovely Hours". To celebrate he tell us about the single "I Can Do Better Than You". Here is the story:

Sometimes writing songs feels like a regular job, but the upbeat energy of "I Can Do Better Than You" flowed from the start. There is something truly cathartic about just putting yourself into a song and letting it fly. (continue)

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