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Day in Rock Report for 12/05/2023

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee and Rush lead vocalist, bassist, and keyboardist Geddy Lee has shared The Lost Demos, two previously unreleased solo songs available today on all streaming platforms.

Geddy originally recorded this pair of demos - "Gone" and "I Am...You Are"-during the writing sessions for his 2000 solo debut, My Favorite Headache. Today, with the help of Producer/Engineer David Bottrill, he has unearthed them for the first time properly mixed and mastered. (continue)

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50 years to the week of its original release, MPL and UMe announce the expanded 50th anniversary edition of Paul McCartney & Wings' iconic Band on the Run, due February 2nd, 2024.

A fixture of all-time greatest album lists for decades, the multiple GRAMMY-winning #1 smash was originally released in December of 1973. Featuring the immortal title track, worldwide hit 'Jet,'' the wistful 'Bluebird,' long-time live staple 'Let Me Roll It,' the multi-faceted 'Picasso's Last Words (Drink to Me)' and climactic closer 'Nineteen Hundred and Eighty Five,' Band on the Run is undoubtedly Wings' most successful and celebrated release ever. (continue)

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Powerwolf honors the 75th birthday of the Prince of Darkness himself, the legendary Ozzy Osbourne, by releasing a cover of one of the Black Sabbath vocalist's most famous solo tracks, "Bark At The Moon".

The title track of Ozzy's celebrated 1983 album, Bark At The Moon, is an immortal classic, and the wolves' cover of the song is performed in true Powerwolf style while fully respecting the original version. (continue)

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Blue Oyster Cult legend Albert Bouchard has recently completed the Imaginos trilogy with the release of Imaginos III - Mutant Reformation. Bouchard has shepherded the concept of Imaginos through its many incarnations over the years, translating Sandy Pearlman's feverish visions into sonic resonance.

Now, he has translated that into the first part of the Imaginos graphic novel trilogy with the release of Imaginos I. The Imaginos I graphic novel recounts the first third of the Imaginos story as it weaves through the 12 songs from Albert Bouchard's ReImaginos album. (continue)

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Architects have shared a brand-new single entitled "Seeing Red," along with an accompanying video, out now via Epitaph Records. In under 4-minutes, Dan Searle, Sam Carter, Alex Dean, and Adam Christianson pack in an album's worth of riffs and seering hooks.

"We're so happy to release Seeing Red and to announce our US tour," shares Carter, "This marks another very important and exciting time for our band and we can't wait to have rooms of people enjoy this song with us." (continue)

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Philip Selway's Tiny Desk Concert aired arriving just ahead of the new EP, Live at Evolution Studios that he and the Elysian Collective will release via Bella Union on Friday, December 8. Recorded for NPR in September with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble (ACME), Philip performed a few tracks from his recent album, Strange Dance giving renditions of "Picking Up Pieces", "The Heart Of It All" and "Check For Signs Of Life".

A companion piece of sorts to Strange Dance, the acclaimed solo album which Selway released earlier this year, this superb Live at Evolution Studios collection features Selway collaborating with celebrated string quartet Elysian Collective and percussionist Chris Vatalaro, reimagining his songs in a more slimmed-down setting. (continue)

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Hopeless Records, the independent record label that has played an influential role in the music industry for three remarkable decades, has announced a year's worth of special initiatives to pay tribute to the label's history. This celebration will kick off with an invite only event at Valley Relics Museum on December 8, 2023, where an exhibit showcasing memorabilia, artwork, and milestones from the past thirty years of label history, as well as artists past and present, will be unveiled for the first time. The exhibit will be open to the public the following day, December 9 and will subsequently travel nationwide with stops at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, and The Punk Rock Museum in Las Vegas, NV.

Throughout 2024 the label will release a photobook and documentary chronicling 30 years of history, along with limited anniversary vinyl re-releases and a compilation album of their current artist roster covering Hopeless Records classics. (continue)

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Nashville-based singer/songwriter Stephen Wilson Jr. released a live acoustic performance video for single "Year To Be Young (1994)." The video comes on the heels of Holler naming Wilson's debut double album son of dad their #1 Album of the Year, calling Wilson "a sage storyteller and unrivaled songwriter whose welcome arrival spurs a ground-breaking new energy in Nashville." Wilson also announced tours supporting Brothers Osborne and The Cadillac Three next spring and summer following his shows with The Lone Bellow to close out the year.

Released five years to the day of his father's death, søn of dad is a 22-song tribute to Stephen Wilson Sr. that has garnered widespread critical acclaim from Billboard, Rolling Stone, Nashville Scene, American Songwriter, CMT, Whiskey Riff, Wide Open Country and many more. The debut double album channels all sides of Stephen Wilson Jr. - a scientist with a degree in microbiology and chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University, a boxer trained by his single father who himself was a two-time Indiana State Golden Gloves Champion, a songwriter, and, most importantly, a son. (continue)

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Canadian singer-songwriter Dany Horovitz just released his new album "Phanerorhyme" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Be Good". Here is the story:

"Be Good" is the advice that I would give to my nieces and nephews if they ever asked me, written and produced an intimate acoustic track. It's the advice I give to myself. Normally, I write stories instead of truly personal songs, but all of my songs have a bit of me in them and some have more than others. This is one of the "more" songs. (continue)

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