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Day in Rock Report for 09/22/2023

Rival Sons have unleashed a brand new single entitled "Mercy" - available on all streaming platforms now. It heralds the impending arrival of their much-anticipated new album, LIGHTBRINGER, on October 20th. It notably marks the group's second full-length offering to be unveiled in 2023, following June's critically acclaimed companion album DARKFIGHTER.

As an album standout, "Mercy" illuminates the group's uncanny knack for dynamics. Howling vocals toss and turn over a hulking guitar riff. Lyrically, it confronts pain passed down from one generation to the next as vocalist Jay Buchanan bemoans, "You know that anger moves like electricity." (continue)

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Multi-platinum, 5X AMA award-winning entertainer and current CMA Award nominee Kane Brown releases his new single and music video for "I Can Feel It". The high energy track includes an interpolation of Phil Collins' legendary drum solo and single "In the Air Tonight." Collins, along with Brown, Gabe Foust, and Jaxson Free, is also credited as an "I Can Feel It" songwriter. The music video was directed by Brown's fellow collaborator & CMT Award winning director Alex Alvga.

"I Can Feel It" is the follow up to Brown's 10th career #1 at Country radio, "Bury Me In Georgia," which topped the Billboard Country and Country Aircheck charts last week, and his current CMA-nominated, 2X platinum, #1 hit, "Thank God" with Katelyn Brown. (continue)

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Legendary Bad Company frontman Paul Rodgers is streaming his first new solo album in almost 25 years, entitled "Midnight Rose". The Press House sent over the following details:

Revered for his gutsy, blues-based vocals and soulful songwriting, Paul Rodgers is a musical innovator who has successfully reinvented himself over the course of a five-decade career. He is best known for his work with the iconic bands Free, Bad Company, and The Firm, featuring Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page. Today, Rodgers continues building his legacy with Midnight Rose, an album of all new, original material. The project, out on Sun Records, will be his first solo studio release in nearly 25 years. (continue)

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August Burns Red have announced the details of their annual Christmas Burns Red event for 2023! The fourth annual Christmas Burns Red festival will find the band performing Rescue & Restore on Friday, December 8 and a 20-Year Anniversary set on Saturday, December 9.

Christmas Burns Red 2023 will take place at Freedom Hall at the Lancaster County Convention Center, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. "Christmas Burns Red has become the highlight of the year for us as a band," says ABR. "It's been amazing to see CBR turn into a community gathering of ABR fans from all over the world. (continue)

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Neil Young's HARVEST MOON was originally released on November 2, 1992, and was his 19th studio album. It had been almost 25 years since his debut self-titled release on Reprise Records in 1968, and the impact the artist had on modern music positioned him among a rarefied group of artists and esteemed songwriters. HARVEST MOON captured the public's imagination in a way that held it in a class by itself. Today, HARVEST MOON, one of Young's most beloved bodies of work is available once more, now as a 3-sided, double album pressed on clear colored vinyl, and takes its place among so many of his historic collections as a unique rock & roll set that defines the history of the musical genre. Recorded on analogue equipment using digital technology, songs like "From Hank to Hendrix," "Unknown Legend," "One of These Days" and others immediately found a popular global home with fans of all ages, and showed why Young has remained a groundbreaking artist for the last 30-plus years.

HARVEST MOON Clear Vinyl Limited Edition is available now at the Greedy Hand Store at Neil Young Archives (NYA) and music retailers in the US and Canada and will be available outside of North America at a later date. All Greedy Hand Store purchases come with free hi-res digital audio downloads from the Xstream Store at NYA. (continue)

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Fans of Foghat who are itching for new music are rewarded for their patience with today's release of "She's a Little Bit of Everything," the second single from their first new studio album in seven years, SONIC MOJO.

SONIC MOJO is exactly what FOGHAT-founding drummer Roger Earl, guitarist/engineer/co-producer Bryan Bassett, bassist Rodney O'Quinn, lead singer/guitarist Scott Holt-will be bringing to their loyal legion of fans on November 10 in the form of their new album on the band's label, Foghat Records, which is distributed by Select-O-Hits (part of the Sun Records family). It will be available as a single CD with 12-tracks and a six-page gatefold cover, as well as an 11-track, limited edition 180gram, purple neon vinyl. (continue)

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Robin Trower and Sari Schorr have revealed the smoky late-night vibe of new song "I'll Be Moving On," which is taken from their stunning album 'Joyful Sky' - released on 27th October via Provogue/Mascot Label Group.

Talking about the propulsive and Bond-like groove of "I'll Be Moving On," Trower says, "This is my favourite track on the album," says Trower. "It's soulful, has a vibe about it and shows Sari at her very best." (continue)

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Tampa metalcore crew Chasing Airplanes just released their new single "Constellations" from their forthcoming album "Kaleidoscopes", and to celebrate we asked Kyle Jeffcoat to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Constellations the combination of metalcore and synthwave that were present on the previous two singles Red and Pink Trans Am. We wanted to create a track that included elements from bands like The Midnight and Timecop 1983 with some of our metalcore influences like Erra or Silent Planet. We're very happy with the combination that emerged as we began writing and were able to carry it through to the end. (continue)

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Dolly Parton has released the latest track off her upcoming Rock n' Roll album, Rockstar (available on November 17th via Butterfly Records) - a stirring rendition of the '90s hit, "What's Up?," which features the song's writer and lead singer, Linda Perry. A song about the at-times, overwhelming pressures of the world around us and the need for release. Dolly's angelic and hopeful voice ushers in a sense of promise for a better tomorrow.

"First of all, I love Linda Perry. Second of all, I love this song written by Linda. Third of all, I love being a part of this video to try to make people think about what's going on in this world today. Shout out to the little children that helped with the video! If our children don't make it, then what will? Again, I ask 'What's Up?' Enjoy." (continue)

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Theory Of A Deadman has shared their brand-new holiday track "Missing You This Christmas." Elaborating on the track, frontman Tyler Connolly shared, "We've never done an original holiday track and for some reason the timing seemed right. Maybe it was all the years of hearing Mariah Carey in Target that sparked the idea."

"Missing You This Christmas" marks the first new music from Theory Of A Deadman since the arrival of their new studio album, Dinosaur, which was released earlier this year via Roadrunner Records. Dinosaur, Theory's eighth full-length, features their Top 10 Active Rock Radio hit "Dinosaur" and marks an overall return to form stylistically for the chart-topping Canadian quartet. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is sharing video of a performance of its 1984 classic, "Fade To Black", from a September 1 show at State Farm Stadium in Phoenix, AZ.

Featuring opening sets by Pantera and Mammoth WVH, the first of two shows in the city opened the tenth weekend of Metallica's M72 World Tour in support of its latest album, "72 Seasons." (continue)

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Robert Jon & The Wreck are thrilled to unveil their latest single, "Stone Cold Killer," produced by Kevin Shirley (Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Iron Maiden) out on all digital platforms today via Joe Bonamassa's Journeyman Records.

The accompanying music video is a playful departure from their previous visuals, as it marks the band's first foray into animation. Directed and animated in striking black and white by Marco Pavone, the unique visual representation captures the song's energy and depth as well as fun caricatures of each band member. (continue)

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Legendary US progressive rockers Spock's Beard are pleased to announce a special 20th anniversary edition of their 'Feel Euphoria' album, arriving on vinyl for the very first time November 24th, 2023. Pre-order now here.

Dave Meros comments of this edition: "This is the first in a series of re-releases of the 'Nick era' Spock's Beard albums. I hadn't listened to this album many years, and it was cool to hear how hard we rocked some of those songs, how unique it was compared to the typical prog rock album of the time, and how different it was from both what we had done in the past and what we were to do in the future." (continue)

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The Funeral Portrait have shared the new track "Dark Thoughts." Available digitally, the anthemic "Dark Thoughts" has lyrics that cater to getting rid of the paranoia that can go through your head with the catchy verse: "Can't drink, Can't drug, Can't drown 'em away / I can't sleep, Can't think, Can't find an escape / From these dark, dark thoughts in my mind."

"'Dark Thoughts' is a fun and energetic song meant to highlight our own mental health struggles," states vocalist Lee Jennings. "It is deeply rooted in feeling trapped in your own head, like you have no one to reach out to who would understand or have an answer." (continue)

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BOYS LIKE GIRLS will release their first full length album in 11 years, SUNDAY AT FOXWOODS, on October 20, 2023 via Fearless Records. Today, the band has shared the latest single "NEW LOVE."

It's a dreamy, shimmery epic that celebrates the universal emotion of love - in all of its different forms. The song's effervescent charm, escalating tempo, and sonic layers will wrap around you like a hug from the BFF you haven't seen in a year, but just reunited with. Put the top down and crank the knobs to 11. (continue)


Queen The Greatest Live: "Freddie Mercury - Part 1" Episode 34 has been released. Freddie Mercury's flamboyant stage presence was a vital factor in Queen's status as the greatest live band in the world. In this week's archive interview, the singer routinely crowned rock's ultimate showman provides some fascinating insights into how entertaining visual theatrics played a vital part of any Queen show.

Part of the reason why Queen are widely regarded as the ultimate live act is the indisputable fact they had one of the greatest front men in the history of rock and roll. In a two-part Queen The Greatest Live special, the series delves back into the archive to get some fascinating insights from Freddie Mercury. (continue)

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VRSTY (pronounced "Varsity") - Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar] - will drop their new album Levitate October 27 via Spinefarm.

Today, the band has shared the "The Way It Is" visualizer. It's a moody romp that cycles through a variety of emotions and packs a powerful lyrical punch. (continue)

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Rising country artist Jess Kellie Adams just released her new single "The Baggage", which was produced and cowritten by Dean Sams on Lonestar. To celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I desire a love that accepts me for everything I am, and I desire to give that kind of love in return. When I find this type of love, I cherish and embrace it! That is what my song "The Baggage" is about. Loving someone for being perfectly them! As we are transitioning into the season famously known for recognizing all that we have to be thankful for, I wanted to release a song that is steeped in that message in a fresh way. (continue)

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