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Day in Rock Report for 05/16/2024

Kings of Leon have released a brand new visualizer video for their song "Seen", which comes from their recently released 9th full-length studio album, "Can We Please Have Fun".

Jared Followill said of the clip, "We've found that the more control we take, over all aspects of the creative process, the more authentic the experience is for us and the fans. We love seeing people's reactions and personal interpretations of the songs. (continue)

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Richie Kotzen has released a music video for the new single "Cheap Shots" from his forthcoming album, and has also revealed the dates for his U.S. solo tour that will be taking place this fall.

"I'm very much looking forward to playing 'Cheap Shots' live with my band" says Kotzen. "We've got a long string of dates kicking off in Montclair California this weekend with our Los Angeles area show on Saturday at the Canyon in Agoura. From there I go off to Europe for all of June and a bit of July. Following those dates, I'm going to be doing an extensive USA run starting this September and by then my new studio album will be released so this is turning out to be a very active year for me." (continue)

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LA-based alternative rockers Hardcastle are heralding the release of their debut single "Hostage" (out tomorrow, May 17th), with the release of a music video for the track.

The single will be included on the band's forthcoming EP, "Circuit", which will be released on September 13th and was produced by Rob Cavallo (Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Goo Goo Dolls). (continue)

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Japanese rockers Crossfaith have shared the video for their futuristic and post-apocalyptic new single "God Speed" (Feat. WARGASM). Both the audio and visual are frenetic so strap yourself in and sit sidecar for this metal x industrial musical thrill ride!

"This song is based on the concept of simply living in obedience to one's desires," the band states. "It expresses the attitude we should not lose in this restricted and monitored society. This song features WARGASM, a duo with distinctive and iconic voices, and their contribution adds an erotic and dirty vibes to this track." (continue)

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Future Palace are pleased to announce their upcoming album Distortion, due out September 6 via Arising Empire! Today, the band has shared the video for the single "The Echoes of Disparity," featuring a standout collaboration with Charlie Rolfe from As Everything Unfolds. This song makes a strong statement regarding societal pressure and control over women's bodies. Singer Maria Lessing showcases an impressive vocal range, transitioning between powerful shouts and crystal-clear vocals, adding depth and emotion to the song's important message.

The world is a firework of overstimulation, and Future Palace have dedicated their latest album Distortion, to this overwhelming feeling. On the new record, the band delves into a mass of mental illnesses and societal problems, creating music that, fittingly, delivers more hooks than ever before, shifting seamlessly from the quietest depths to the loftiest heights. (continue)

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Rock singer-songwriter Tristan Tritt today released his new single "Sick of It" which is a track from his debut EP What Are We Doing?, that is due out this July 18, 2024.

"Sick of It" combines crunchy guitars with Tristan's passionate vocals, culminating in a hard-hitting rock song about the end of a relationship. Lyrically, Tristan highlights many of the feelings and difficulties people experience during a breakup, with lines like "Don't call me cause you wanna talk. I know it's all my f***** fault. These birds won't even let me rest. I've dropped the ball, I've failed the test." Tristan's delivery creates a visceral listening experience allowing the listener to feel the song. (continue)

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Polar share the video for their new single "We Won't Sleep." The song will stream worldwide on all DSPs at midnight tonight. This powerful anthem of resistance, infused with intense lyrics and pulsating rhythms, is a relentless call to action. The track opens with a bold challenge to the status quo, intensifying into a declaration of unstoppable energy and change. Accompanied by a dynamic music video that captures the essence of rebellion, the song and its visuals stimulate the senses, portraying the urgency and chaos of revolution.

In 2023, amidst significant lineup changes that led to the departure of several original members, founding vocalist Adam Woodford took the reins. Determined to turn adversity into opportunity, Woodford revitalized Polar by bringing on new members Stefan Whiting (bass), Bruno Consani (guitar), Simon Richardson (guitar), and Max Flohr (drums). (continue)

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Celebrated guitarist and vocalist Ana Popovic brings her new musical adventure "FANTASTAFUNK" Big Band Project to prestigious music festivals this summer, including Monterey Jazz Fest, California, Notodden Blues Fest, Norway, Pori Jazz, Finland, and more.

To coincide with the news of the Big Band Project, Ana has released the live single "Queen Of The Pack" on all streaming platforms. The live performance video of "Queen Of The Pack" is now available on YouTube. (continue)

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Louisville garage rockers, White Reaper, and San Francisco punks, Spiritual Cramp, have released their two-song 7" split which is available today on all streaming platforms and in two exclusive vinyl variants (Clear and Black Ice) via Blue Grape Music.

Last month the bands announced the split with Spiritual Cramp sharing 'Whatever You Say Man' featuring White Reaper. Today fans can hear White Reaper's side of the split - 'Shimmy' featuring Spiritual Cramp. (continue)

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Ozzy Osbourne looks back at the evolution of Black Sabbath on the brand new episode of his new streaming series The Madhouse Chronicles that he recently launched with Billy Morrison.

Here is the synopsis for the episode: Black Sabbath is one of the most iconic bands of all time, especially in heavy metal. And Ozzy Osbourne was the legendary frontman. (continue)

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Legendary Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver lead guitarist Slash will be performing for three nights next week on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to celebrate the release of his new album.

Slash will take the late night TV show's stage on Monday, May 20th, Tuesday, May 21st, and Wednesday, May 22nd to perform songs from his all-star blues album "Orgy Of The Damned", which will be hitting stores this Friday, May 17th. (continue)

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Jinjer will be releasing their brand new and first official live DVD/BluRay package, "Live In Los Angeles", this Friday, May 17th and today they shared live video from the release of their track "Home Back".

Napalm shared these details: Originally the track appeared on Jinjer's 2019 studio album, Macro. This meaningful song holds profound significance and perfectly embraces the sense of the new live album. In fact, filmed on December 22, 2022 at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, USA, Live in Los Angeles not only honors their endurance through recent challenges, but also celebrates their triumphant 15-year journey. (continue)

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Hulu and Disney+ today announced that they will launch "Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band" in October of this year. An exact launch date is forthcoming.

Springsteen and The E Street Band offer the most in-depth look ever at the creation of their legendary live performances in the new documentary featuring unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to their 2023-2024 world tour. "Road Diary: Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band" opens a new door to Springsteen's creative process for fans around the world, sharing fly-on-the-wall footage of band rehearsals and special moments backstage - as well as hearing from Springsteen himself. These conversations follow Springsteen closely as he develops the story he wants to tell with this tour's setlist - interspersed with rare archival clips of The E Street Band, underscoring themes of life, loss, mortality and community. In this way, it serves as an essential and never-before-seen chapter in an autobiographical series spanning Springsteen's memoir "Born to Run," "Springsteen on Broadway," and the films "Western Stars" and "Letter to You." (continue)

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Music icon Geezer Butler has announced that his autobiography "INTO THE VOID: From Birth to Black Sabbath-And Beyond" is set to be published in trade paperback form on June 18th by Dey Street.

Chipster shared these details about the book: Geezer Butler tells his side of the story-and the story of his life before and after the band's rise to fame and notoriety. With honesty, Butler writes of his childhood in Luftwaffe-battered Birmingham, England, as one of seven in a working-class Irish Catholic family, and his disillusionment with organized religion and class systems in his late teens, which would influence the lyrics and artistic themes that made Black Sabbath a sensation. (continue)

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Enuff Z'nuff are streaming a demo version of their first single "New Thing" that will be featured on their forthcoming album "The 1987 Demos" that revisits early versions of the tracks their self-titled 1989 debut album, along with bonus material.

The new record will give fans a glimpse into the evolution of the tracks that made it onto the band's debut album, including the hits "New Thing", "Fly High Michelle", plus fan favorites "I Could Never Be Without You," and "For Now". The CD version will include the bonus cover of Jimi Hendrix classic "Manic Depression" and the original track "Runaway". (continue)

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Sebastian Bach has released a music video for his latest single "Freedom." The track comes from his brand new solo album "Child Within The Man", which is his first new solo record in a decade.

The track features Motley Crue guitarist John 5, who co-wrote the track with Bach and the video was directed by Jim Louvau and Tony Aguilera (who directed the album's three previous videos). (continue)

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US prog artist Leon Alvarado is excited to unveil his newest album, "The Changing Tide." Set to release on May 31st, this highly anticipated album follows the successful EP release, which previewed two of the album's tracks; a captivating cover of Pink Floyd's "Brain Damage," and the enchanting instrumental "Dance of The Pink Elephants."

Alvarado explains, "The creation of 'The Changing Tide' was very much influenced by the musical heritage of Pink Floyd. We aimed to seamlessly blend their timeless formula with our unique styles to produce material that charts its own course." (continue)

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Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies just released the title track to their forthcoming album, "Light Em' Up", and the to celebrate we asked frontman John Corabi (Motley Crue/Union) to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"Light Em' Up", is just a straight ahead, turn up the radio, rock tune with an old AC/DC kind of vibe. (One of David's favorite bands I might add.) When The Dead Daisies decided to do another record we all discussed how it should have that fun, no frills, feeling that we had on some of the earlier records we did, like "Make Some Noise." (continue)

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