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Day in Rock Report for 09/18/2023


blink-182 return with their anxiously awaited new album, ONE MORE TIME..., on October 20 via Columbia Records. It marks the first album to feature the group's iconic lineup, Mark Hoppus [bass, vocals], Tom DeLonge [guitar, vocals], and Travis Barker [drums], since 2011.

Launching with the album news, the band shared a sentimental trailer for ONE MORE TIME... . Featuring strikingly candid interview footage pulled from the band's forthcoming extensive interview with Apple Music's Zane Lowe as well as current and archival clips, the trailer finds Mark, Tom and Travis baring it all as they discuss topics they have never shared before. The trailer teases three new songs including the title track "ONE MORE TIME," which drops on Thursday, September 21 alongside an official video. The full Zane Lowe interview will be available to watch exclusively on Apple Music soon. (continue)

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KK's Priest - the iconic heavy metal group of iconic Judas Priest alum and GRAMMY Award winning/nominated musicians K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with A.J. Mills (guitar), Tony Newton (bass) and Sean Elg (drums) - will proudly reveal their new sophomore offering, The Sinner Rides Again, on September 29, 2023 via Napalm Records!

Today, in anticipation of the approaching album release, the band has revealed a brand new, 13-minute documentary film directed by up and coming British filmmaker Sam Singer. The piece was filmed at the first official KK's Priest show this past July 6, 2023 at KK's Steel Mill in Wolverhampton, England. The documentary gives a raw, behind-the-scenes look at the band preparing for the concert, and includes exclusive live footage as well as personal commentary from K.K. Downing, Tim "Ripper" Owens, and the band. (continue)

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Bad Wolves and rising female-fronted rock outfit Eva Under Fire, who are both signed to Better Noise Music, will join British rock staple Bush on tour across the U.S. and Canada this winter.

The 15-date tour launches November 14 in Orlando, FL and wraps December 6 in Spokane, WA. Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 22 at 10:00 AM (local time). (continue)

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Classic Halford albums will be released on vinyl for the very first time on December 1st. It is universally agreed that one of the greatest heavy metal vocalists of all-time is Rob Halford - who is often referred to as the "Metal God" due to his distinctive, multi-octave singing voice, and his larger-than-life, leather n' studs persona.

While best-known as the long-time singer of Judas Priest, Halford has also launched his own successful solo career. And now, two of his classic solo efforts will be issued on vinyl for the first time ever - Crucible and Made of Metal. (continue)

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The Dandy Warhols have released an A.I-generated music video for their brand new single "The Summer Of Hate". Here is the official announcement for the clip courtesy Reybee:

"Musically, 'The Summer of Hate' became our homage to the sounds of The Damned, The MC5, and probably a bit of the Stooges in there as well," says Courtney Taylor-Taylor of rockers The Dandy Warhols. Talking about their propulsive and powerful new single "The Summer of Hate" whose A.I.-generated video is released today, he adds, "The record was the manifestation of our desire to hear a record of heavy raw punk and metal guitar riffs handled in a way that we felt was cooler than the standard knuckle draggin' man-rock that still tends to dominate a lot of popular culture in America." (continue)

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In anticipation of his world tour starting tomorrow Sept 19th in Valencia Spain, Jared James Nichols is releasing a live version of the latest single "Easy Come, Easy Go" from his self-titled album on Black Hill Records.

The video features interview footage with Iconic guitar greats, Joe Bonamassa and Zakk Wylde. Both guitarist have become close friends with Jared and have been essential in mentoring him along his career path. (continue)

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Pierce The Veil have shared the video for their new single "12 Fractures". The song and video feature singer-songwriter chloe moriondo and the track comes from the band's latest album "The Jaws Of Life".

The video features Fuentes and moriondo walking down a crowded city street towards one another, as the song plays out. It captures the feeling of wondering about your place in the universe. Watch what happens when Fuentes and moriondo actually meet! (continue)

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Kenny Wayne Shepherd has announced a series of live performances for Winter 2024, which will follow the release of his highly anticipated new album, 'Dirt On My Diamonds, Vol. 1.'

These newly revealed dates for kick off on February 6th at the Hard Rock Live in Orlando, FL and will then head west for a Texas run, beginning in Tyler at the UT Cowan Center on February 14th, before wrapping up at the famed ACL Moody Theater in Austin on the February 17th. (continue)

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Bryan Adams, whose live concerts and signature brand of feel-good rock and roll and hit ballads have established him as one of the world's best rock singers and showman, today announces a series of concerts recorded live at London's historic Royal Albert Hall will be released as a box set via BMG.

In 2022, Adams headlined three epic nights at the treasured venue where each evening Adams performed one of his classic albums in its entirety: Cuts Like A Knife (Night 1), Into The Fire (Night 2) and Waking up The Neighbours (Night 3). (continue)

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Rick Wakeman's "The Prog Years 1973-1977" CD/DVD box set is set to be released on November 17th. Journey to the centre of the Earth? In a career that's now well into its sixth decade, Rick Wakeman has voyaged through time and out to the furthest reaches of sound. And now, the 32-disc "The Prog Years 1973-1977" box set turns back the clock to the caped crusader's imperial phase, when, as a solo artist, he released some of the most ambitious, virtuosic and just plain stunning music ever committed to tape.

Gathering together the original 'The Six Wives Of Henry VIII', 'Journey To The Centre Of The Earth', 'The Myths And Legends Of King Arthur And The Knights Of The Round Table', 'Lisztomania', 'No Earthly Connection' and 'White Rock' albums, plus alternate recordings and a slew of live performances, from radio sessions to full concerts, the CD/DVD edition of "The Prog Years 1973-1977" is a must-have for all Rick Wakeman collectors. (continue)

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The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) reports the industry has hit new revenue milestones after a decade of transformation, today releasing data for mid-year 2023 reflecting the ninth consecutive year of growth. Total revenues grew 9.3% at estimated retail value and marked an all-time first half high of $8.4 billion as paid subscriptions remained the strongest driver, accounting for 78% of streaming revenues.

RIAA Chairman & CEO Mitch Glazier observed, "this report describes a thriving, growing music ecosystem that continues to reach new heights and shape our culture. And it reflects the creative human genius and hard work of all the artists, songwriters, labels, publishers, and services who make the music happen and meet fans and audiences where they are in today's forward looking and innovative music community." (continue)

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Guitarist and songwriter JB Elwood just released his new single "I Tried" and to celebrate, we asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"I Tried" is a song about being cheated on in a relationship and how difficult it can be to move forward in your life. Even when you are the one that ends the relationship, the memories and experiences from that relationship still haunt you and consume you for a long time. This song was inspired by a personal experience with this person I was head-over-heels for, and I eventually found out she cheated on me. I ended the relationship, but no matter what I would do, I could not stop thinking about the good memories we had. They would play on repeat all day and every day. It took me months to get her out of my head. I was watching one of my favorite movies of all time, Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind, which helped me come up with the idea for what "I Tried" should be about. This movie is a masterpiece and perfectly captures the power of memories and how these memories shape who you are as a person. I remember writing the beginning lyrics to "I Tried" after watching this movie and then completing the rough draft of the lyrics the next day while laying on a hammock. The lyrics came so naturally to me, and that is when you know that you picked a good topic to write about for an original song. (continue)

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