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Day in Rock Report for 02/29/2024

Twenty One Pilots have released a music video for their new song "Overcompensate", which is the first single from their forthcoming album, "Clancy", that is set to be released on May 17th.

Fueled By Ramen sent over these details: With details of the release teased to fans earlier this month via cryptic mailings and covert artswaps on streaming services, "Overcompensate" welcomes listeners back to the band's immersive world of 'Trench.' Layers of synths build over a racing breakbeat in the song - a skilled passage of alternative dynamics, flexing in time, and ready to explode. (continue)

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Burning Witches have released a brand new music video for their cover of the Ozzy Osbourne classic, "Shot In The Dark" , which is a bonus track cut from select versions of their recent fifth full-length, 'The Dark Tower'.

Guitarist Romana Kalkuhl said of the cover and video:"We are really thrilled to present our cool 80s retro-looking Ozzy cover music video, right before our US tour begins with KK'S Priest and L.A. Guns on the east coast! (continue)

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Foghat have shared a music video for their classic track "Slow Ride", which comes from their forthcoming "Slow Ride - Live In Concert" CD/DVD that will be released on April 5th.

Glass Onyon sent over these details: Capturing the raw essence of Foghat's electrifying stage presence, this album showcases a momentous live performance recorded and filmed in Texas in 1999, just before the tragic passing of Dave Peverett in 2000 at the age of 56. (continue)

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Rhapsody Of Fire have released a music video for their new single "Challenge The Wind", which is the title track to their forthcoming album that will be hitting stores on May 31st.

Mastermind Alex Staropoli had this to say, "The new Rhapsody Of Fire single "Challenge The Wind" is another strong musical statement from the band. Speed, energy, orchestrations, shredding guitars, amazing vocals and choirs; truly epic and divine music. Expect to be blown away, the entire album will shake you to your core!" (continue)

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VanHalenStore.com has revealed some details about Alex Van Halen's forthcoming memoire "Brothers" and will be offering fans that order directly from the store an exclusive "collectible".

They shared: Told with acclaimed New Yorker writer Ariel Levy, Brothers is seventy-year-old drummer Alex Van Halen's love letter to his younger brother, Edward (Maybe "Ed," but never "Eddie"), written while still mourning his untimely death. (continue)

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2024 is going to be a busy year for multi-Platinum rockers Collective Soul, who will be celebrating their 30th anniversary with various projects throughout the year.

First up will be their highly anticipated 12th studio release, HERE TO ETERNITY, which is due out May 17 on their label, Fuzze-Flex Records distributed physically by AMPED Distribution and digitally by Virgin Music Group, and includes not one but two albums' worth of new music, 20 songs in all. The album will be available everywhere on digital stores and streaming partners (including a Dolby ATMOS version), as a single disc CD, and as a limited-edition double-disc colored vinyl. Pre-order info and more details will be announced in the coming weeks. (continue)

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There will be a global album listening party for Judas Priest's latest metal masterpiece, Invincible Shield, on Thursday, March 7th at various metal bars in 30 cities around the world. See list below - and check your local metal bar for exact time and details, many of which will also be offering giveaways and custom Judas Priest-themed cocktails for their event.

If you live near Daytona Beach, you will be able to experience a special Judas Priest pop-up shop on Saturday, March 9th from 3-5pm at Atlantic Sounds, which will be operating out of a custom Judas Priest military combat truck - "an invincible shield on wheels" - playing the album to the 500K+ attendees at Daytona Bike Week. Harley Davidson will be leading a 100-biker brigade from Orlando to Daytona at 9AM ET. (continue)

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Born of Osiris have released their new single "A Mind Short Circuiting" and the official visualizer (via Sumerian Records). The song follows their previous single "Torchbearer".

Speaking about the track, the band shared: "'A Mind Short Circuiting' embodies the essence of our roots. The combination of ethereal melodies with down-tuned guitars has helped inspire lyrics that evoke darker emotions. We are sure that our OG fans will appreciate this one." (continue)

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The Lou Bredlow Pavilion at Warner Center Park in Woodland Hills, CA is the new site of this year's Rock For Ronnie Concert in the Park fund-raising event, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund).

Set for Sunday afternoon, May 19, 2024, 11AM to 6PM, the cancer charity is designating this year's event as a "Year of the Dragon" Celebration, a symbol closely associated with the late singer who succumbed to gastric cancer in 2010. (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."

Furthermore, Danko Jones has announced to release a limited, 10" Vinyl edition on April 12, 2024, entitled "4x10", that consists of both bonus tracks as well as two unreleased live songs. (continue)

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(hennemusic) Original Motley Crue guitarist Mick Mars is streaming his debut solo album, "The Other Side Of Mars", in sync with its recent release. Mars - who worked with producer and engineer Michael Wagener - is joined on the project by Winger and former Alice Cooper keyboardist Paul Taylor, who, in addition to performing on the record and assisting Mars in co-writing many of the tracks, introduced the guitarist to powerhouse vocalist Jacob Bunton.

"Jacob came into the studio and it was like, bam!" Mars recalls. "And I just said, 'Yeah, he's the guy.' And most of his vocals were one take." (continue)

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Buzzed-about new UK band KillerStar-Rob Fleming and James Sedge-today (February 29) roll out the video for "You're A Chameleon" ahead of their self-titled debut album's release tomorrow, Friday, March 1.

The Fleming-penned song is a "driving hard rock track that blended in some catchy vocal hooks, melodies and harmonies, with a few twists and turns," he says. Fleming (guitars, synths, vocals) and Sedge (drums) are joined on You're A Chameleon" by three of the late great David Bowie's most trusted collaborators, Earl Slick (guitars), Gail Ann Dorsey (bass), and Emm Gryner (backing vocals). (continue)

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Don McLean will make his Grand Ole Opry debut on Saturday, March 9th, stepping into the sacred circle after nearly six decades in the business. McLean's Top 20 singles include "Vincent (Starry, Starry Night)," "Castles In The Air," "Cryin'," "And I Love You So," "Wonderful Baby," "Since I Don't Have You," "It's Just The Sun," "If We Try," and the Top 5 Song of the 20th Century, "American Pie."

"I have always been a fan of the Grand Ole Opry and country & western music," shares McLean. "Growing up, I would watch cowboy movies and listen to Gene Autry and Roy Rogers. My career has taken me all over the world, and now, it is taking me to the Grand Ole Opry." (continue)

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Rad Brown just released a new single called "Pace Yourself" featuring Opio (from Souls of Mischief & Hieroglyphics) and Minor Birds, and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track (which will appear on the forthcoming "Upper Crust Confections" project). Here is the story:

It all started with finding a way to combine three earworm songs stuck with me since childhood. I grew up immersed in evangelical entertainment so it's impossible for me to not have been strongly impacted at a musical level by what I loved at the time. Much of it sounds outdated and corny by today's standard, but I loved songs with a heavy synth presence and they still influence what I produce to this day. (continue)

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