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Day in Rock Report for 05/26/2024

Rush stars Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson reunited on stage last Thursday night (May 23rd) for a surprise appearance at the Gordon Lightfoot tribute concert at Massey Hall in Toronto.

Lee and Lifeson jumped on stage with the house band Blue Rodeo and performed "The Way I Feel" in tribute to Lightfoot, the acclaimed Canadian musician who passed away in May of 2023 at the age of 84. (continue)

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The Rolling Stones took to social media last week to announce what will be the final concert of their Hackney Diamonds Tour, that the legendary band launched in support of their album of the same name.

The tour will be concluding on July 21st when the band performs at the Thunder Ridge Nature Reserve in Ridgedale, Missouri. Tickets for the concert at set to go on sale May 31st, according to the post. (continue)

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Doug Ingle, the frontman of the pioneering rock band Iron Butterfly, has died at the age of 78. His son broke the tragic news to fans via social media on Saturday. R.I.P. The last living member of Iron Butterfly Doug Ingle
Doug Ingle Jr

The following message from Doug Ingle Jr was shared via the StLouisClassicRock.com Facebook group, "It's with a heavy heart & great sadness to announce the passing of my Father Doug Ingle. Dad passed away peacefully this evening in the presence of family. (continue)

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Rock duo Deap Vally have released a Darren Stein directed music video for their song "It's My World", to celebrate the release of their final EP, (ep)ilogue, which arrived last Friday on Deap Vally Records.

Stein had this to say, "I've always adored rock goddesses like Grace Jones, Siouxsie, Blondie, and Joan Jett, and Lindsey and Julie most definitely belong in that pantheon. (continue)

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Swedish rockers Stillborn have released a music video for their new single "Katharsis". The track comes from their forthcoming album 'Netherworlds,' which is set for release on June 28th via Black Lodge Records.

The band had this to say about the track, "'Katharsis' - the song and guide that takes you through the darkest corners of your mind, meets your deepest fears, and completes the journey with true purification. Before you can rise you must fall. Hard. And you know, on the other side of your consciousness, there awaits the new dawn. Freedom." (continue)

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German metal frontrunners Dust Bolt have released a live version of their 2010-track "Children of Violence". The song is now streaming below, furthermore, the band has announced a series of tour dates with HAVOK, and will play many more shows this year.

Frontman Lenny B. had this to say, "Bam! The song 'Children of Violence,' originally from the first demo EP 'Chaos Possession' from 2010, is one of the band's earliest creations and holds almost symbolic significance for us and our early companions! (continue)

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ALP has released Grateful: The Music Plays the Band, a seventeen-track collection of some of the finest Grateful Dead songs performed by key members of the band's greater musical community including Oteil Burbridge (Dead & Company), Dark Star Orchestra and more.

Proceeds from the LP will benefit The Grateful Guitars Foundation, a 501-c3 nonprofit that obtains world-class musical instruments for talented players who seek to carry on the tradition of jam band music into the 21st century and beyond. The foundation will host their second annual benefit concert at San Francisco's famed Great American Music Hall on August 13, 49 years to the day since the Grateful Dead's legendary performance at the venue. The event will feature performances by Melvin Seals (Jerry Garcia Band), John Kadlecik (Melvin Seals & JGB, Furthur), Barry Sless (Bobby Weir & Wolf Bros), Elliott Peck (Midnight North) and more, as well as guest appearances from David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Steve Berlin (Los Lobos) and more. (continue)

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Canadian Roots, Rock, and Soul band Bywater Call release a music video for the super-charged "As If", their third single of 2024, and the fifth song released from their upcoming studio album Shepherd.

Driven by Mike Meusel on bass and Bruce McCarthy on drums, "As If" is a dynamic funk, rock n' soul inspired number featuring soaring, emotion-filled vocals and ripping guitar, all expertly coloured in with an undeniable groove from the keys and horns. The bursting energy in "As If" has made it an immediate hit with audiences from the moment it was first played in a live setting in mid-2023. (continue)

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