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Day in Rock Report for 06/03/2024

Former Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony has shared his reaction to the news that Alex Van Halen appears to be auctioning all of his music gear in a move that has been assumed to mean that the drummer is quitting music.

Anthony was asked if he is still in contact with Alex and his thoughts on Van Halen's " decision to call it quits and sell his stuff,' by Ultimate-Guitar.com. The bassist responded, "I haven't spoken to Alex in a while, probably about a year. And I actually texted him on his birthday this month [May 2024], and I didn't hear anything back from him. (continue)

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Twenty One Pilots have made a massive global impact with the release of their celebrated new LP, Clancy, which posted the biggest week for any Rock album in 2024. The collection opened in the U.S. with 143,000 units in its first week, an extraordinary achievement for the Columbus, OH band of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun who moved over 113,000 copies of Clancy in pure album sales, landing them the top spot on Billboard's: Top Album Sales, Top Rock Albums, Vinyl Albums, and Indie Store Album Sales charts.

Clancy also commanded the #2 spot on Billboard's Top Alternative Albums and Top Rock & Alternative Albums charts, and soared to #3 on the Billboard 200 marking the highest debut this week and the duo's fourth consecutive Top 3 debut on the tally. A true global phenomenon amassing over 100 million streams worldwide in its first week, Clancy earned Twenty One Pilots Top 3 chart debuts in the U.K., Canada, New Zealand, Belgium, The Netherlands, Ireland, and Austria, with #1 debuts in Australia, Germany, and Scotland. (continue)

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Think you can sing like Ann Wilson does on "Don't Tell Me" with Disturbed? Time to prove it! ALT 105.1 and The Fox Den, in partnership with Q Prime, Danny Wimmer Presents, and Disturbed is searching for a lucky female fan to join Disturbed on stage at Louder Than Life this September to fill in for the great Ann Wilson to sing the duet of "Don't Tell Me"!

Starting June 17th, female contestants can record a video of themself singing the duet (Ann Wilson's part) and upload the video to ALT 105.1's online hosted gallery page, along with a short singing and performance history bio. (continue)

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British four-piece rock band Collateral are pleased to announce that their sophomore album Should've Known Better is riding high in the Official UK Charts with five chart positions including - #2 Rock & Metal Albums #29 Vinyl Albums #24 Physical Albums #25 Album Sales #10 Independent Albums #4 Independent Album Breakers,

The album features "Just One Of Those Days," which just won Classic Rock's Tracks of the Week. Frontman Angelo Tristan said of the song, "I'd love nothing more than to be on an open road, top down, sun on skin and the wind in my hair whilst blaring this out. It was always intended to be the soundtrack of any route 66 trip. (continue)

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New Haven, CT rockers Sunday Morning are streaming the music video for their new single "Broken Glass", which comes from their forthcoming debut EP, "Forget Me Nots" that will be released by Open Your Ears Records on June 21st.

“Forget Me Nots is an emotionally-charged, six song powerhouse,” the band shares. “Bridging the gap between hardcore and alternative influences, it shows range and technicality from start to finish.” (continue)

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Queens of the Stone Age have today announced their final North American 2024 shows of their The End Is Nero Tour. Kicking off at Boston's MGM Music Hall @ Fenway, the newly added headline dates will include stops in Cincinnati, Chicago, and Madison, WI.

Presale begins Tuesday, June 4 at 10am local time. All tickets will be available at the general on-sale on Friday, June 7 at 10AM local time. In other news, Decades after its emergence from the depths of the desert, Queens of the Stone Age's self-titled 1998 debut album will be reissued on June 21 and will be available on double LP directly from Queens Of The Stone Age, Matador Records and local record stores everywhere. (continue)

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Fresh off an amazing sold-out four-night stand at San Francisco' CA's legendary Fillmore Auditorium, My Morning Jacket are excited to announce four fall 2024 headline shows, with special guests S.G. Goodman (9/30 and 10/1) and Jade Bird (10/3 and 10/4).

The One Big Family ticket pre-sale registration is underway now and tickets will then go on sale to the general public this Friday, June 7 at 10am ET. All tickets can be purchased via mymorningjacket.com. (continue)

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The Sex Pistols' Paul Cook, Glen Matlock and Steve Jones have announced that they will be reuniting for two special shows with Frank Carter taking over vocals to help save an iconic West London venue.

The band will be performing their iconic 1977 debut album "Never Mind The Bollocks" in its entirety during shows on August 13th and 14th at Bush Hall in an effort to preserve the historic venue. (continue)

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The 35th anniversary of Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble's "In Step" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard shared this synopsis for the episode: If you run the numbers of the Summer 1989 album In Step by Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble, just the mere facts are impressive. In Step was the Texas trio's fourth studio album, but their first after Vaughan's collapse and near death from substance abuse while on tour in Germany had forced both Stevie and Double Trouble bass player Tommy Shannon into rehab hospitals. (read more)

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Austin-based alt-rockers Culture Wars just their new brand new single "Heaven" along with a music video and to celebrate we asked vocalist Alex Dugan to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Caleb and I had decided to focus on writing songs with just a guitar and vocal, or a piano and vocal. If it wasn't good enough by itself with just two elements, then we wouldn't move forward. We continued to push ourselves over and over. (continue)

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