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Day in Rock Report for 11/20/2023

Former Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg took to social media to share with fans that he is recovering from an outpatient surgery that he underwent last week, taking advantage of the time off after his exit from the band to have the procedure.

Weinberg shared on Instagram, "This Tuesday, after three years of careful planning, I underwent an outpatient procedure to repair the torn labrum of my left hip and shave down a misshapen part of my femur - a condition that never impacted my drumming in any way, but I've wanted to take care of during downtime from my recording and touring schedule. Since 2020, my priority has been for my playing to go uninterrupted, until a window in the schedule would allow me to complete an expected recovery of about four months. In May, that schedule started to show that this window would be now. (continue)

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From Ashes To New are kicking off the Christmas season with the release of a music video for their rock makeover of Mariah Carey's classic holiday hit "All I Want For Christmas Is You", which is now available as a digital single.

Frontman Matt Brandyberry had this to say, "We always thought it would be sick to do a Christmas song and what better than Mariah Carey's iconic 'All I Want For a Christmas Is You'. We wanted to see what the world would think of a minor feel to a major song but weren't expecting to hear that Mariah herself loved the track!" (continue)

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Independent Project Records announced that a previously unreleased three-LP set from Bauhaus and Love & Rockets founding member David J is coming on red opaque vinyl in a letterpress-printed package (in a numbered, limited edition of 500 copies) as part of this year's Record Store Day's RSD Black Friday.

Recorded from 1984 through 2004, these 34 lo-fi/outsider folk solo jewels have never been released in physical format before. All tracks have been mastered from original source tapes by the late Gary Hobish with lacquers cut by Warren Defever (His Name Is Alive). IPR founder Bruce Licher designed the LP package, which was hand-letterpress printed at Independent Project Press and includes a numbered perforated insert with an essay by Jeffrey Clark (Shiva Burlesque/Torn Boys). (continue)

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Puscifer have shared a live video for the track "The Humbling River", which comes from their recent streaming concert film, "Global Probing", that is via iTunes and Puscifertv.com, as both a rental and purchase, along with the accompanying soundtrack available through the various streaming services.

Speakeasy shared these details: Filmed at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center in Prescott, Ariz., "Global Probing" captures the Puscifer live experience, with the band seamlessly merging their music with an assortment of eye-popping visuals and sketches featuring Pusciverse characters Agent Dick Merkin and Billy D. (continue)

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The 55th anniversary of The Beatles legendary "White Album" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands with part one of the special being released this week.

Redbeard shared this synopsis for the episode that features classic interview with Paul McCartney and the late George Harrison: How can an album accomplish so much by embedding itself indelibly in popular culture, continuing to influence generations more than a half century after release, while on the surface revealing so little about its contents and its creators? (continue)

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Following a successful limited theatrical run, Billy Idol: State Line, a Vertigo Live concert film documenting the rock legend's April show at the famed Hoover Dam-the first ever concert performed at the location-is making its streaming/video on demand debut via Veeps on Saturday, November 25 at noon PT. Billy Idol and his longtime guitarist Steve Stevens will be on hand for the debut live stream/chat here.

The special film-part docu-concert, part live performance-is free for Veeps All Access subscribers, and individual tickets can be purchased at Veeps.com. Fans around the world will be able to access the show at Veeps.com as well as via the Veeps app on Apple TV, Roku, iOS and Android. The film is available for ticket holders and All Access subscribers to rewatch through December 7. The Veeps stream exclusively features bonus, never before seen footage of Idol performing the tracks "Rebel Yell" and "Bitter Taste" at the Hoover Dam. Fans can also use code IDOL15 or VEEPS15 to get 15% off all State Line merch at billyidolstore.com. (continue)

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Bleed the Sky have announced that they have begun the recording process for their long-anticipated fourth studio album, which they plan to release next summer. OMG shared these details: The band, renowned for their ferocious sound and unwavering stage presence, has entered the studio with a mission to create a sonic masterpiece that will undoubtedly redefine the genre.

Known for their previous chart-topping releases and electrifying live performances, Bleed the Sky is poised to raise the bar even higher with this upcoming album. Fans around the globe have been eagerly awaiting new material, and the band is primed to deliver an experience that transcends expectations. (continue)

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The holidays are here, and Upon Wings vocalist Anne Autumn Erickson has released a new, original Christmas song called "Christmas with You." The warm, inviting tune is perfect to be played during the holiday season and sprinkled into your holiday playlists.

Just a few weeks ago, Upon Wings released a new heavy metal single called "Distant Memory." Along with Erickson's angelic mezzo-soprano vocals, "Distant Memory" features heavy guitars from Kevin Jardine and pummeling rhythms from Kyng drummer Pepe Clarke Magana. The song also features a shredding guitar solo from Lita Ford guitarist Patrick Kennison. (continue)

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Arch Enemy and In Flames have announced that they will be teaming up next fall for a European co-headline tour titled the "Rising From The North", with special guest Soilwork.

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy) comments as follows: "What an insane Swedish Metal extravaganza across Europe in 2024! We share a lot of history with IN FLAMES and SOILWORK, going all the way back to the very early days of ARCH ENEMY. We're extremely stoked to be doing this special tour with our Swedish comrades - let's go!!!" (continue)

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Arctic Monkeys have been named the 'Top Rock Duo or Group' of 2023 at the Billboard Music Awards beating out competition from Metallica and Foo Fighters in the new category.

The news comes just a week after earning three GRAMMY Award nominations for their acclaimed seventh album The Car. The band are nominated in the categories of 'Best Alternative Album' (The Car), 'Best Alternative Music Performance' ("Body Paint")' and 'Best Rock Performance' ("Sculptures Of Anything Goes"). (continue)

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