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Day in Rock Report for 05/27/2024

The manager of former Iron Maiden frontman Paul Di'Anno says that the legendary metal vocalist's upcoming UK dates will be his last tour of the country, and plans are in the works for dates in North America and Japan.

Di'Anno's manager, Stjepan Juras, share via Facebook, "Right now, both Paul and I are naming the 2024 tour Paul's last UK tour. With all the shows already announced and some yet to be announced, this is really the last chance to see Paul perform a full Iron Maiden set on tour in the UK, so this is our call to you all; come, enjoy and say goodbye in style. (continue)

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Van Halen's hit 1991 album "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" has been expanded for a special reissue that will include a previously unreleased concert recording and alternate versions of two tracks.

Rhino Records will be releasing the new expanded edition on July 12th and is offering an exclusive bundle on their webstore that will include 2 vinyl LPs, 2 CDs, Blue-Ray, as well as the 7" singles bundle. (continue)

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Metallica broke out a very special surprise for fans at the Munich stop of their M72 World Tour on Sunday night (May 26th), where they treated fans to the live debut of the longest song they have ever recorded.

The epic track "Inamorata" clocks in at 11 minutes and 10 seconds on the band's 2023 album "72 Seasons" and Metallica frontman James Hetfield told the crowd, "This song we have never ever played live before." (continue)

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The Offspring surprised fans during their set at the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival at the Napa Valley Expo in California on Sunday (May 26th) when they brought out pop superstar Ed Sheeran to jam with them.

Frontman Dexter Holland introduced the popstar's surprise appearance by telling the crowd, "Ed told us that one of our records was his first CD that he ever bought when he was a kid. (continue)

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Anthrax frontman Joey Belladonna took to social media to share the big news with fans that he has formed a new band to pay tribute to late legendary metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio.

Joey told fans via a Facebook post, "[his wife] Krista and I are proud to announce our new tribute band to Ronnie James Dio! A night of songs from Dio, Sabbath, and Rainbow!" (continue)

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The Beach Boys have announced that they have recruited John Stamos to join them at several stops of their Endless Summer Gold Tour this spring and summer.

The legendary band is launching the trek to celebrate the 50th anniversary of their classic chart topping "Endless Summer" album and will be joined by Stamos at the shows between May 30th to June 20th, July 5th to July 7th and August 30th to September 1st. (continue)

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Modern rockers Hope Darling marked Memorial Day with the release of the official video video for their emotionally charged song, "Firefight," a song that was originally conceived by Patrick, the band's former drummer, a two-time Iraq War veteran. Tragically, Patrick passed away in 2017.

According to the announcement, "This song is based on a story he shared about a firefight. In the chaos of bullets flying overhead, Patrick found solace by listening to music through headphones. (continue)

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Ottawa, Canada based songwriter Lynne Hanson just released her new album "Just A Poet", and to celebrate we asked to tell us about the song "Spray Paint". Here is the story:

"Spray Paint" is a co-write with guitarist Blair Michael Hogan. I've been working with Blair since 2019, and we actually co-wrote nine songs together on my 2022 release, "Ice Cream In November." I absolutely love writing with accomplished instrumentalists. I consider myself to be a fairly modest guitar player, so I'm limited by the tools in my toolbox as far as coming up with interesting grooves and chord progressions. Writing with Blair really opens up a lot of new territory for me, and allows me to stretch out musically into new directions. For this song, I had wanted a triplet feel, so Blair recorded an instrumental demo of an idea that he had and sent it to me. (continue)

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