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Day in Rock Report for 09/12/2023

Ozzy Osbourne revealed during the premier episode of the relaunched "The Osbournes" podcast that he will soon be undergoing another surgery and will receive an epidural.

The Black Sabbath legend says that he is in a lot of pain despite have a previous spinal surgery to correct the injuries from his 2003 quad bike accident. He said during the podcast, "My lower back is... I'm going for an epidural soon because what's happening, what they've discovered is the neck has been fixed, but below the neck there's two vertebrae where the bike hit me and disintegrated, there's nothing left of 'em." He added, "All I know is right now, I'm in a lot of pain, I'm in a lot of discomfort." (continue)

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A local Dallas, TX couple took "tying the knot" to a whole new level this weekend when they were married in the middle of the mosh pit at the sold-out Dance Gavin Dance show on Saturday night.

During the band's performance of the couple's favourite song "Count Bassy", Hunter and Kayla, the happy couple, accompanied by an ordained minister, said their vows in the midst of the packed crowd of nearly 4000 people at the The Factory in Deep Ellum. (continue)

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Van Morrison's 45th studio album, Accentuate the Positive, will be released on November 3rd. This electrifying homage to rock 'n' roll is launched alongside its first single, a new take on the Johnny Kidd classic 'Shakin' All Over'.

Like this year's acclaimed Moving On Skiffle, Accentuate The Positive sees Van Morrison returning to one of his childhood passions: this time rock 'n' roll. Growing up in Belfast shortly after World War II, he was immensely inspired by the heady sounds of 20th century blues and rock 'n' roll. Listening to artists such as Fats Domino, Chuck Berry and The Everly Brothers, it wasn't long until Van was intuitively reinterpreting these sounds with his own band in local hometown venues. (continue)

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Following the recent release of their new, critically acclaimed #1-charting album BLACKOUT via Better Noise Music, rock vanguards From Ashes To New have announced a headlining tour in late fall/early winter with support from rockers The Word Alive, Catch Your Breath and heart-hop artist Ekoh.

The 20-city tour launches November 11 in Boston at Big Night Live and will stretch across the Midwest before returning to make its final stop December 16 in From Ashes To New’s home state Pennsylvania at Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center (HMAC). (continue)

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Modern English are excited to announce the release of “Long in the Tooth,” the iconic British new wave/post-punk band’s first single off their long-awaited forthcoming album titled 1 2 3 4.

Produced by the renowned Mario J. McNulty (David Bowie, Lou Reed, Nine Inch Nails), “Long in the Tooth” is a guitar-driven, post-punk ripper reminiscent of its early, Mesh & Lace era and represents the band’s first new offering since 2016’s Take Me To The Trees. (continue)

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Semisonic released “Out of the Dirt” from Little Bit of Sun, their first full length album in more than 20 years that will be released on November 3. The song was co-written by frontman Dan Wilson and Lori McKenna and features Jason Isbell on lead guitar.

About the song, Dan Wilson explains: “I wrote ‘Out of the Dirt’ with the amazing Lori McKenna. I told Lori I was hoping to make something with a stomping beat and a hypnotic, mesmerizing lyrical chant. The result was even more stomping and mesmeric than I had hoped. The track is pretty simple, just me on the piano, John on fretless bass and Jake on drums. As we were cutting the track, everyone agreed it needed some hot lead guitar. But instead of adding a guitar of my own later, we reached out to Jason Isbell to see if he wanted to throw down. The answer was yes (what a day!) and the results speak for themselves: Jason fucking rocks, as we already knew." (continue)

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Cat Power is set to release her captivating new live album, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert, via Domino Recording Co. on Friday, November 10.

Recorded November 5, 2022 at London’s vaunted Royal Albert Hall, Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert sees the artist otherwise known as Chan Marshall delivering a song-for-song recreation of one of the most fabled and transformative live sets of all time. Held at the Manchester Free Trade Hall in May 1966 – but long known as the “Royal Albert Hall Concert” due to a mislabeled bootleg – the original performance saw Bob Dylan switching from acoustic to electric midway through the show, drawing the ire of folk purists and forever altering the course of rock ‘n’ roll. Cat Power Sings Dylan: The 1966 Royal Albert Hall Concert both lovingly honors Dylan’s imprint on history and brings an enchanting vitality to many of his most revered songs, including “She Belongs to Me” and “Ballad of a Thin Man,” both of which premiere today. (continue)

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As a result of brisk ticket sales and numerous sellouts, America’s preeminent progressive rock band Kansas is extending their 50th Anniversary Tour. The “Another Fork in The Road” Tour celebrates 50 years of the band’s illustrious music history with concerts featuring two full hours of memorable hits, fan favorites and deep cuts rarely performed live. The tour has been hallmarked by energetic and spellbinding performances at some of the foremost theaters and performing arts centers across the United States and into Canada.

Most newly announced concert dates go on sale this Friday, September 15, 2023, at 10AM Local Venue Time. Kansas Fan Club, American Express Card Holders, and other presales begin today, September 12, at 11AM Local Venue Time. (continue)

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After gaining notoriety internationally touring with renowned tribute band The Iron Maidens and original newcomers Heaven Below, female rocker from Dallas, Texas Nikki Stringfield is set to release her first full-length album featuring her solo work on September 29th.

Described best by Nikki herself, "Apocrypha" is "hard rock with touches of metal" featuring varied harmonies, catchy hooks and riffs, and vocals that introduce something entirely new for Stringfield. While most know her as just a pure guitarist, this new album has allowed her to showcase not just her instrumental skills, but her writing and singing skills as well, as she is the frontwoman and vocalist on this new album. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Aerosmith has been forced to postpone a series of shows on its Peace Out farewell tour after Steven Tyler sustained vocal cord damage during a recent concert in Elmont, NY.

"I'm heartbroken to say I have received strict doctor's orders not to sing for the next thirty days," says Tyler. "I sustained vocal cord damage during Saturday's show that led to subsequent bleeding. We'll need to postpone a few dates so that we can come back and give you the performance you deserve." (continue)

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Red Fang took to social media on Monday to announce that they have been forced to cancel their upcoming concert performances this month due to a "family emergency".

The band shared, "Regretfully we must cancel all of our upcoming performances this Month due to a family emergency. Please believe that if there was any way we could manage to play those shows we would. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming pro-shot video of a performance of its 1984 classic, "Creeping Death", from an August 18 show in Arlington, TX. The track was the lead single from the group's second album, "Ride The Lightning", which they recorded in Copenhagen with producer Flemming Rasmussen; the project included instant classics and fan favorites like "For Whom The Bell Tolls" and "Fade To Black."

Metallica launched the two-year M72 series in support of "72 Seasons" in Amsterdam, NL on April 27; the run sees the band playing two nights in every city it visits - with each "No Repeat Weekend" featuring two completely different set lists and support lineups. (continue)

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Buckcherry premiere today the video for the song "Let's Get Wild" from their latest album Vol. 10. This is the fourth video from the album and was directed and edited by Tom Flynn and Mike Watts, who did the previous three videos. "Let's Get Wild" was filmed on the band's current tour at the Wisconsin Dells and other Midwest cities.

The current tour with Skid Row runs through December 2023. Additionally, the band announces today an extension of their January UK tour, now including an additional two shows in the UK and seven shows in France, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and the Netherlands. (continue)

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Dwarven metal force Wind Rose have unveiled a brand-new music video for their epic song, "Mine Mine Mine!", initially released on the band's 2019 release, 'Wintersaga'! As the Italians rapidly close in on 1 million monthly listeners on Spotify, "Mine Mine Mine!" has reached almost seven million streams alone.

The unit will embark on their "European Warfront" 2023 headline tour with support from All For Metal and Seven Kingdoms this month, starting in Munich on September 20. Make sure to grab your tickets while you still can, and catch WIND ROSE live this autumn! (continue)

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Synthwave pioneers Gunship have unveiled colossal electronic-rock banger "DooM Dance," featuring two legendary collaborators: Gavin Rossdale and Carpenter Brut.

The track is the third single taken from the band's third album UNICORN, due out September 29. "DooM Dance" is a bass-driven, industrial-rock offering that blends EDM influences and the band's signature synth-heavy style to create a vivid sonic experience. On the track, rock icon and frontman Gavin Rossdale of juggernaut rock act Bush delivers searing vocals, while synthwave powerhouse Carpenter Brut serves up some devastating electronic riffs. (continue)

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Aether Realm have released an entirely brand new single, entitled "Should I?", featuring none other than the iconic Bjorn "Speed" Strid (Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra).

The introspective new single follows acclaimed albums 'Tarot' (2017) and 'Redneck Vikings From Hell' (2020, #16 US Top New Artist Albums), and is chock full of epic bombast and undeniable groove, uniquely mixing melodic soundscapes with southern-fried metal riffage. (continue)

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Riot Mike (Michael Petryshyn) sat down with the Chicago Sun Times for an exclusive interview to share his recent diagnosis with Autism Spectrum Disorder (formerly known as Asperger's Syndrome), and how music changed his life and made Riot Fest what it is today.

As a child, Petryshyn knew he was different, obsessive in his passions to the exclusion of anything that could distract him. He was introduced to punk rock by older friends around the fourth grade and became immersed to an intense degree in albums, liner notes and anything else he could get his hands on to find out more about the bands, ethos and energy. He was unaware at the time how much it helped him process the complicated emotions and information that surged through his mind. As an adult he was diagnosed with ADHD (a common companion to other neuro-divergent diagnosis) but that wasn't the full story. (continue)

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Multi-instrumentalist/vocalist/producer Zack Miranowic is releasing his solo project. Zack Miranowic's latest single, "Live Again", from his EP, 'Cryin' Out' this is his third release.

"Live Again" carries a powerful message of hope and perseverance, reminding us that even in our darkest moments, we can find the strength to pull ourselves out and come back stronger than before. The song brings a thorough introspection in a complete vision, quite a remarkable musical storyline, as it delivers masterfully the instrumental work. A blend of rock and melodies that pulls you in and embraces the ear to listen. (continue)

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Dom Martin just released his new single "Belfast Blues", ahead of his new album, Buried in Hell (out September 22nd). To celebrate, Dom tell us about the new song. Here is the story:

I'm a Belfast native. I love the place and the people. Just about every family has lost blood on the streets here yet it 's still a great place to witness. As we'd say there's some characters about so there is! (continue)

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