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Day in Rock Report for 12/07/2023

Journey and Def Leppard have announced next summer's hottest co-headlining stadium tour. The bands will join forces to conquer stadium stages across North America in 2024. This legendary collaboration promises a musical journey like no other, igniting the hearts and souls of fans and delivering a night of unforgettable rock anthems.

The 23-city tour kicks off on July 6 at Busch Stadium in St. Louis, MO, while making stops at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, TN; SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA; Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL; JOURNEY's hometown of San Francisco, CA at Oracle Park and more before wrapping up in Denver, CO at Coors Field on September 8. (continue)

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Guns N' Roses have announced that they will officially be releasing their song "The General" as a digital single this Friday, December 8th and have shared a teaser clip.

"The General" had previously been released as the B-side to the group's limited edition 7" vinyl single of their latest track "Perhaps". Both songs were composed during the Chinese Democracy sessions. (continue)

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While they continue to be snubbed by the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame and passed over for non-rock artists, Iron Maiden still pack stadiums around the world and in fact, made history this week after selling out their upcoming show in Bogata in 21 minutes.

The legendary group will rock the El Campin Stadium in Bogata, Columbia on November 24th of next year, marking their concert in the city in 13 years. Tickets to 42,000 seat venue went on sale and sold out in just 21 minutes, making it the first concert in Columbia to sell out so far in advance, according to the promoter, Move Concerts (via Billboard). (continue)

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Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced that they he been ordered by doctors to take "mandatory vocal rest" forcing him to postpone the reamining dates for his American Patriot Acoustic Tour.

Lewis broke the news to fans with the following, "Life has reminded me I'm creeping up on 52. After recording a new Staind album, a new solo album and playing 150-plus shows this year, my doctors have insisted I take this month off to give my voice some much needed rest before I do damage to my cords. It kills me to say this, but I have to listen to the professionals. Have a great holiday season and I look forward to seeing everyone in 2024." (continue)

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The new book, "Livin' Just To Find Emotion: Journey And The Story Of American Rock", by David Hamilton Golland, and featuring a foreword by Joel Selvin, is set to be published by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers on February 6, 2024.

Here is the synopsis: Relive Journey's greatest songs and moments with this fiftieth anniversary tribute. Since exploding on the scene in the late 1970s, Journey has inspired generations of fans with hit after hit. But hidden under this rock 'n' roll glory is a complex story of ambition, larger-than-life personalities, and clashes. David Hamilton Golland unearths the band's true and complete biography, based on over a decade of interviews and thousands of sources. (continue)

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Megadeth took to social media this week to announce that they will be launching a new nonfungible token (NFT) collection featuring their mascot Vic Rattlehead on December 22nd.

The band shared, "Introducing Megadeth Digital. Our 5000-piece generative collection featuring Vic Rattlehead brought to life in a new way by our talented artist @haddythecreator. (continue)

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Jane's Addiction have announced that they will be playing their first headline dates in Europe in over eight years when they cross the pond next year for a new UK and European headline tour.

Perry Farrell had this to say, "Tonight the Jane's camp is over the moon, as we're finally able to announce UK, European headline, and festival shows. It has been far too long- my Janes Addiction family! We can't wait to see your faces again, (well look at you)... singing songs, and soaring to the moon in a new rocket. Togetherness - roll on 2024!" (continue)

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Los Angeles-bred emerging rock artist Hannah Cutt just released a music video for her new single "Dirty Enough For Hardcore", and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track and visual. Here is the story:

I've always been a tomboy. I played sports, watched sports, and hung with the guys throughout my entire life, so naturally I can be pretty aggressive. I was inspired to write this song when I overheard these two guys who weren't hot at all talk about their "conquests." I couldn't help but laugh because there's no way in hell that I would ever go out with either of them. (continue)

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