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Day in Rock Report for 11/14/2023

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Sammy Hagar today announced the long-awaited "The Best Of All Worlds" 2024 tour. Hagar will be joined by rock heavyweights and longtime bandmates Michael Anthony (bass, backing vocals), Jason Bonham (drums) and revealed exclusively on SiriusXM's The Howard Stern Show this morning that JOE SATRIANI, one of the best guitar players in the world, will complete the band. Produced by Live Nation and featuring special guests Loverboy, the 28-date tour will commence on July 13 in West Palm Beach, FL and will conclude on August 31 in St. Louis, MO. Pre-sales begin on Wednesday, November 15 at 10 am. General on-sale begins Friday, November 17 at 10am local.

Following their interview and performance on The Howard Stern Show on Sirius Channel 100, Hagar, Anthony, Satriani and Bonham will participate in a press conference starting at 10am PT from SiriusXM's Hollywood Studios, hosted by Eddie Trunk and airing on Wednesday, Nov. 15 on Trunk Nation/Faction Talk Channel 103. In addition on Wednesday, Sammy will be interviewed on Access Hollywood and Access Daily, and on Thursday, Nov. 16 , he chats with Rob Lowe on his podcast Literally! With Rob Lowe. (continue)

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Judas Priest have announced their Invincible Shield Tour with special guest Sabaton. The all-time greats will take over the U.S.A. this spring with 14 shows. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on April 18 at Toyota Oakdale Theatre in Wallingford, CT making stops in Reading, PA; Boston, MA; Rosemont, IL; Washington, DC and more before wrapping up in Syracuse, NY at Empower Federal Credit Union Amphitheater at Lakeview on May 22.

Also, on Friday 17th November JUDAS PRIEST will release 'Trial By Fire' the second song from their highly-anticipated new album Invincible Shield after the acclaimed lead single 'Panic Attack'. (continue)

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Staind has announced The Tailgate Tour with long-time friends, Seether and featuring Saint Asonia and Tim Montana, beginning April 22, 2024 in Brandon, Mississippi.

Produced by Live Nation, The Tailgate Tour reunites Staind and Seether for the first time in years. "I'm really looking forward to being back on the road with my good friends Seether, Tim Montana and Saint Asonia," says lead vocalist Aaron Lewis. "It's going to be a great time." (continue)

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Darkest Hour have announced their tenth album Perpetual | Terminal, out February 23 via MNRK Heavy. The band has introduced the new album by sharing the video for the title track.

"This is a whole Darkest Hour album in one song," the band says. "It felt like the perfect album opener, eventually became the title track, and therefore is the perfect place to start as we present this new album to the world. (continue)

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Following a busy and successful 2023 with his critically acclaimed The Devil Always Collects album (released this past September) and his first live shows in over four years, iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, and three-time Grammy Award-winner Brian Setzer will hit the road again in 2024.

The new dates kick off February 24 in California, including stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Austin and more before wrapping March 10 in Nebraska. Artist Presale: Wednesday, November 15 (10:00 AM, local time)-Thursday, November 16 (10:00 PM, local time ) Local Presale: Thursday, November 16 (10:00 AM-10:00 PM, local time) Public On Sale: Friday, November 17 (10:00 AM, local time) (continue)

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Samantha Fish and Jesse Dayton, the two acclaimed songwriters and modern-day guitar heroes behind the chart-topping album Death Wish Blues, have received a GRAMMY Award nomination in the Contemporary Blues Category. The 2024 GRAMMYs will be held on February 4th at the Crypto Arena in Los Angeles, with Death Wish Blues in the running for "Best Contemporary Blues Album."

Full of swagger, bravado, and superb musicianship, Death Wish Blues was released by Rounder Records in May 2023 and instantly found its way to the top of the Billboard Blues charts. A Number 1 hit in multiple countries, Death Wish Blues captures the synergy and free-flowing nature of Fish and Dayton's musical partnership as they work with producer Jon Spencer to expand beyond the boundaries of blues, rock, soul, and Americana. (continue)

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Cure 4 The Kids Foundation (C4K), Southern Nevada's only pediatric cancer treatment center, has announced the release of Christmas 4 The Kids, a digital music compilation album containing 22 holiday music tracks.

The album, available on all major music streaming platforms, features a new version of the John Lennon classic "Happy Xmas" featuring Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter and American Idol Casting Producer Kyle Khou. One hundred percent (100%) of the streaming proceeds from Christmas 4 The Kids go directly to kids battling cancer and rare diseases. (continue)

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They played the song together on Saturday Night Live last month, and now they're each releasing their own versions: Foo Fighters proudly announce the Friday, November 17 digital release of a double A-side single featuring a reinterpretation of "The Glass" by H.E.R. alongside the original version from the band's universally acclaimed But Here We Are.

H.E.R.'s newly recorded solo version of "The Glass" is nothing short of a revelation-a stunning and singular vocal/guitar performance that wrings new sonic and emotional dimensions from the original. (continue)

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Tool make their highly-anticipated return to Europe this Spring, with a month of dates slated for the 2024 trek, including outings at London's The O2 Arena, Stockholm's Tele2 Arena and Paris' Accor Arena, as well as festival outings at Graspop Metal Meeting, Tons of Rock and CopenHell.

News of the band's European tour follows a particularly busy time for the Los Angeles-based band, with the foursome featuring Danny Carey, Justin Chancellor, Adam Jones and Maynard James Keenan, currently in the midst of a North American tour that extends into February. Over the last five months, TOOL has headlined Aftershock, Welcome to Rockville, Louder Than Life and the Sonic Temple Arts & Music festivals, as well as a once-in-a-lifetime performance at Power Trip, which Metal Hammer described as "a mind-melting, triumphant showcase of just how singular their art is, a transcendental experience that surpasses genre boundaries." (continue)

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British Blues rock guitar prodigy Joanne Shaw Taylor is pleased to announce ten UK concerts in February 2024. The tour kicks off on Saturday 17 February 2024 at Manchester Royal Northern College of Music, takes in London's O2 Indigo on Thursday 22nd February, and finishes on Thursday 29 February at the Palace Theatre in Southend-on-Sea.

Joanne will perform songs from her recent critically acclaimed albums "Nobody's Fool," and The Blues Album which topped Billboard Magazine's Official Blues Album Chart. She will also perform new songs from her forthcoming album including "Sweet 'Lil Lies" and "Black Magic." (continue)

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The 40th anniversary of John Cougar Mellencamp's "Uh Huh" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard shared this synopsis: With Uh Huh by John Cougar Mellencamp in Autumn 1983, the rock mainstream had to make room alongside Bob Seger and Tom Petty for another talented chronicler of the American experience. Peaking at #9 on Billboard, Uh Huh spawned three Top 15 hits with "Pink Houses" (#8), "Crumblin' Down" (#9), and "Authority Song" (#15). And Uh Huh wasn't simply important for John Mellencamp personally, as Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at an impressive #32 on their "100 Greatest Albums of the '80s". (continue)

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Alt-rock duo Observe the 93rd just released the new single "We Are Already Dead" to announce their forthcoming album, "Externalism" and to celebrate we asked Derek to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

'We Are Already Dead' is the song that best encapsulates the main theme and title of our next album, 'Eternalism', which is the theory that the past, present, and future all exist simultaneously. For that reason, we chose to place it first in the tracklist and be responsible for introducing the listener to the premise. The lyrics of the chorus/song-title touch on the fact that, if all points in time exist simultaneously, then we are all currently unborn, alive, and long dead ("We are already dead. We are not yet born. We are right here amongst the surf-tormented shores."). The phrase "surf-tormented shores" is a reference to Edgar Allan Poe's 'A Dream Within a Dream', the intention being to tie the song to another work that points out the illusory nature of our perceived reality. (continue)

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