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Day in Rock Report for 02/24/2024

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Sam Mendes, and Neal Street Productions have announced that they are producing biopics about each member the Beatles, with each film telling the legendary group's story from the different perspectives of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

Sam Mendes is leading the project for the four biopics and he is best known as the director the James Bond films, "Skyfall" and "Spectre", as well as "American Beauty" and "1917". (continue)

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Rock veterans Kansas have announced that Phil Ehart is recovering from a "major heart attack" and will be unable to join the band on the road for their upcoming Kansas 50th Anniversary Tour - Another Fork in The Road trek.

The band shared the news via social media. They wrote, "Kansas original drummer and band manager, Phil Ehart, is taking time away from touring as drummer for Kansas while he recovers after recently surviving a major heart attack. There is no timetable for his return to the road. (continue)

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Legendary original KISS guitarist appeared on a new episode of The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn to promote his new album, "10,000 Volts", and during the chat he revealed how much the dynamics of KISS changed with the departure of original drummer Peter Criss.

Ace was asked if he has found it easier to maintain his sobriety away from the group and he responded, "It's a lot easier being sober away from those guys. They know how to push my buttons, and we don't always see eye to eye on everything. But once Peter left the band, Paul and Gene always overrode my point of view." (continue)

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Joe Bonamassa is set to release Live At The Hollywood Bowl on May 17th via J&R Adventures. This monumental CD/DVD, also available in CD/BR, 2 LP Vinyl (180-gram), and digital formats, immortalizes Joe's first-ever performance at the iconic Hollywood Bowl in August 2023. Accompanied by an impressive ensemble of 40 orchestra members, Bonamassa delivered a performance that will now be forever encapsulated in this eagerly awaited release.

Live At The Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra showcases Bonamassa's virtuosic blend of blues and rock but also elevates fan-favorite tracks with grandiose orchestral arrangements by some of Hollywood's finest - David Campbell, Trevor Rabin, and Jeff Bova. (continue)

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August Burns Red have announced that they will be hitting the road this May for a short trek that they have dubbed "Spring Fling 2024" which will feature support from Fuming Mouth.

The tour will be kicking off on May 10th in Birmingham, AL at Iron City and will wrap up on May 15th in Chattanooga, TN at The Signal. The tour will be bookended with appearances at the Welcome To Rockville Festival and Sonic Temple. (continue)

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Bayside have shared their brand new single "The Devils' to announce that they will be releasing their new studio album, "There Are Worse Things Than Being Alive" digitally on April 5th, followed by a physical release on May 10th.

Frontman Anthony Raneri had this to say about the new song, "We just wanted to write a ripper that keeps you on your toes. The chant was a melody that I kept humming to myself when I was walking my dogs. I put some words to it and we were going to use it as a bridge. We loved it so much we thought the song had to start that way." (continue)

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Prog rock legends Yes have released a brand new music video for an edited version of the title track to their 2023 album, "Mirror In The Sky," as they prepare to release a new Limited 2CD+Blu-ray Digipak edition of the album on April 5. This edition features the full album, plus the blu-ray including Dolby Atmos, 5.1 Surround Sound & Instrumental Mixes of the album.

As we recently reported, the band will also return to the UK & Europe for 'The Classic Tales of YES Tour 2024' that will include many iconic tracks from the YES back-catalogue covering fifty-plus years. The tour will also include a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of 'Tales from Topographic Oceans' as well as music from their current album 'Mirror To The Sky.' (continue)

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Motorhead have released their "The Lost Tapes" collection as a new box set collection that features volumes 1 through 5, and also released volume 5 on vinyl. Adrenaline sent over these details:

Cassette tapes. Remember those? Those things with the dual spools and loads of wide brown plastic recording string that'd occasionally unravel and hang out of the shell, requiring a pencil and firm wrist to spin back into place? (continue)

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The String Cheese Incident are thrilled to share "Windy Mountain" a very special bonus track off the band's most recent album Lend Me A Hand, which was released last year.

"I actually lived in a miner's cabin in a little town above Boulder with my family for a couple of years," says Bill Nershi. "It was built in the 1890s. The old spirits still reside there. They gave me the gift of this song." (continue)

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Gibson TV has premiered the new episode of the original series titled "The Scene"-a unique series that showcases historic music locations and venues across the globe. Hosted by Mark Agnesi, Director of Brand Experience at Gibson, the series travels to different music hot spots across the globe to discover important music landmarks that shape that city's music scene. Viewers get special behind-the-scenes tours of notable record stores, venues, and recording studios like the Grand Ole Opry House, The Troubadour, Station Inn, Carter Vintage Guitars, RCA Studio A, Capitol Records Studios, Third Man Records, Amoeba Music, the Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum, the Gibson Garage Nashville, and more.

In the latest episode of Gibson TV's "The Scene," watch as host Mark Agnesi and special guests Dan and Justin Hawkins of The Darkness take viewers on a full tour of the new Gibson Garage London before its official opening this weekend on Saturday, February 24, 2024. The ultimate guitar experience and destination for music lovers across the globe, the Gibson Garage London marks the first-ever Gibson flagship store outside of the U.S. and follows the successful opening of the Gibson Garage Nashville. The Gibson Garage London is located at 61-62 Eastcastle St, London, UK, just off Oxford Street, and is open daily. (continue)

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Danko Jones have unleashed a high-voltage, new track entitled "Waiting For you"! This previously-unreleased song is a bonus track taken off the upcoming Danko Jones Electric Sounds Deluxe Version, that is slated for a Digital release on April 12, 2024. Additionally to the album Electric Sounds, the digital Deluxe Version will include "Waiting For You" and a second bonus track, "Haunting Me". (continue)

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Alien Ant Farm have released another new single from their upcoming album ~mAntras~ to be released April 24, 2024 through Megaforce Records. "Fade" is now available to stream on all digital platforms.

"If you're looking for classic AAF ingredients, "Fade" is well represented," says guitarist Terry Corso. "With urgently swung rhythms and heart felt, to the point lyrics, this track brings the bands creative history with the DeLeo brothers into the present and future." (continue)

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The Flaming Lips share new North American tour dates and extend their already stacked 2024 schedule. These shows will once again see the band deliver a full performance of their 2002 groundbreaking, Gold-certified Warner Records album Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots in its entirety, continuing to honor over two decades of this creative and critical career high watermark.

The gold vinyl edition of The Flaming Lips' first official "hits'' collection is out now via Warner Records. Greatest Hits Vol. 1 compiles eleven Warner-era singles and album tracks on a single gold LP. This release includes singles from Transmissions From The Satellite Heart (1993), Clouds Taste Metallic (1995), The Soft Bulletin (1999), Yoshimi Battles The Pink Robots (2002), At War With The Mystics (2006), Embryonic (2009) and Oczy Mlody (2017). (continue)

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Jon Geiger recently release his "Live At Harvelle's" album and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about one of the tracks. He selected "Not My Cross To Bear". Here is the story:

One of my earliest and most powerful memories of sitting and being entirely overcome by the power of blues-based soulful rock music was the Allman Brothers first album, and sitting in my parents living room, putting that record on the turntable, and the first cut that came on was instrumental...it paused at the end and there was this gathering of a storm, it felt like, and that it was actually going on behind the grooves of the record! - and then ...Gregg's voice came in and oh my God! (continue)

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