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Day in Rock Report for 06/18/2024


The annual Monsters of Rock Cruise (MORC), the world's premier hard rock and heavy metal fan immersive music cruise, is returning for its thirteenth year. Promoter On the Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail March 10-15, 2025 aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's Norwegian Joy and depart from the Port of Miami, Florida. The voyage will include performances from over 35 artists on multiple stages, two unforgettable ports of call (Great Stirrup Cay and Nassau, Bahamas), photo experiences with artists, theme nights, and special events with the world's best rock community.

The lineup for MORC '25 includes Tesla, Michael Schenker, Krokus, Extreme, Winger, Stephen Pearcy of RATT, Queensr├┐che, Michael Monroe, LA Guns, Pretty Maids, Slaughter, Vandenberg, Faster Pussycat, Wig Wam, Lynch Mob, Vixen, Eclipse, Hardcore Superstar, Chris Holmes, Rose Tattoo, Tyketto, The Answer, Aldo Nova, Rhino Bucket, Cold Sweat, The Cruel Intentions, Hurricane, Shiraz Lane, Massive Wagons, Jared James Nichols, Wildstreet, Sisters Doll, Midnight City, Burning Witches, Liliac, The Bites, The Iron Maidens, and Hoekstra & Gibbs, with more to be announced. Plus, official cruise host Eddie Trunk (VH1, SiriusXM) and a cast of co-hosts will be moderating Q&A's and a bevy of activities onboard. (continue)

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Songwriters Hall Of Fame inductee JD Souther announced a reissue of his classic third album, You're Only Lonely, out July 26 through Omnivore Recordings. The 9-track LP returns for the first time in 35 years, and the CD and Digital add two previously unissued bonus tracks from the album's sessions. New liner notes from Joe Marchese (The Second Disc) feature an interview with JD outlining the recording of the album, the all-star players, and why it is an important record to him and the fans who have supported it for all these years.

"We always said our motto was 'we're building to last.' We really spent a lot of time on the songs. The other motto was, 'no filler.' You don't make a single and then put a bunch of filler on an album. You make an album and hope you have a single." You're Only Lonely epitomizes that ethos. It's built to last. (continue)

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Phish has announced their return to the breathtaking beaches of Mexico for the 8th annual Phish: Riviera Maya, set for January 29-February 1, 2025 - the first time the event will be held at the end of January following its traditional late February dates. Presented by Playa Luna, the all-inclusive concert getaway will host four spectacular nights of Phish on Mexico's Caribbean coastline, including an additional set that will complement the special Welcome Performance on Night One, with a total of eight sets instead of past years' seven.

Phish: Riviera Maya 2025 packages will go on sale starting June 26 at 2:00 pm (EDT) exclusively at phishrivieramaya.com, with a special Alumni Pre-Sale for previous attendees beginning at 12:00 pm (EDT) the same day. Purchasers can take advantage of lower costs for the most popular event packages due to the new January event dates, which also align with more affordable flight options than typically available in late February. (continue)

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Little Feat raise their glass to the "Milkman" with the newly released video for the opening track from their critically acclaimed, blues-focused album Sam's Place (Hot Tomato Productions/MRI). You can feel the band's joyous camaraderie in this mainly performance video filmed earlier this year at Studio Instrumental Rentals in Nashville.

The members of Little Feat 2024 are: Bill Payne, Keyboards and Vocals; Sam Clayton, Percussion and Vocals; Fred Tackett, Guitars and Vocals, Kenny Gradney, Bass; Scott Sharrard, Guitars and Vocals; and Tony Leone, drums and vocals. "Milkman" is an original LITTLE FEAT song written by Clayton (about his nephew), Tackett, and Sharrard. The deeply grooving track features Clayton on lead vocals, Payne on piano, Gradney on bass, Fred on electric guitar, Sharrard on slide guitar, and Leone on drums. In the video, premiered today at Glide Magazine, the band is joined by Steve Herrman on trumpet and Dana Robbins on saxophone. Interspersed throughout the video is archival footage of milkmen through the years. (continue)

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Bob Mould announces a 2024 fall solo tour through New England, the Midwest, and the Southeast in that order. The tour will take place through September and October.

In conjunction with the tour announcement, today Mould also releases a live recording of a new unreleased song "Breathing Room (Live Solo Electric)," his first since 2020, and one of many new songs to come. (continue)

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Grammy nominated rock band, FEVER 333, led by Jason Aalon Butler have released a powerful new song and music video for "New West Order" out today via 333 Wreckords Crew / Century Media Records. Bursting with fervor and intensity the band is known for, "New World Order" also proudly displays West Coast hip-hop influences, which have been an integral part of Butler's identity, growing up in Inglewood, CA and forming the band there in 2017.

"There is an intersectional hot bed where the hood and hardcore meet," explains Butler on the new song. "For pimp's and punks alike to enjoy and celebrate their taboos. (continue)

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Four Year Strong are streaming their new single "aftermath/afterthought". The track comes from their forthcoming album analysis paralysis, which is set to be released on August 9th.

The band recently kicked off their summer North American tour with A Day To Remember and The Story So Far. They'll also be performing at this year's Four Chord Music Festival and When We Were Young Festival. (continue)

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Kurt Deimer announced that he will be touring alongside Yngwie Malmsteen this fall. Kurt will join the tour on September 27th in Clearwater, Florida. The tour will conclude on November 18th in New York City, NY.

Kurt's newest single, "Dance," released on March 1, 2024, is a testament to resilience and the ability to find inspiration in challenging circumstances. The single is a precursor to his highly anticipated debut album, And So It Begins.., slated for release later this year. (continue)

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The Black Moods have released a Wild West-themed music video music video for their brand new single "Sugar". The song marks the second sampling of new music from THE BLACK MOODS' forthcoming third studio album due later this year. The new single follows the melodic-driven debut track "Heaven" released this past March which explored a more experimental sound.

Directed by Michael Levine (Skillet, Peyton Parrish), the video was filmed at Rawhide Western Town in Chandler, AZ and shares the story of a classic bank heist with a twist. (continue)

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Megadeth have announced that they have added a second Los Angeles stop to their forthcoming Destroy All Enemies North American summer tour which now descend on the City Of Angeles' YouTube theater on both August 9th and again on August 15th.

The summer tour will feature support from special guests Mudvayne and All That Remains and is set to kick off on August 2nd in Rogers, AR at the Walmart AMP, and will conclude on September 28th at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. (continue)

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Vevo released a new installment of Footnotes, taking viewers behind the scenes of the official music video for Beastie Boys' smash hit "Sabotage," on the 20th anniversary of their Ill Communication album released May 31, 1994.

The episode highlights Adam Horowitz's desire for the group to dress as undercover cops during a stakeout. When director Spike Jonze arrived at a photoshoot in a wig and fake mustache, it resurrected the concept. Jonze likened "Sabotage" to the videos he made while in high school that featured weird glasses and fake mustaches. The music video pays homage to 1970s cop shows like "Hawaii Five-O" and "Starsky And Hutch." (continue)

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(hennemusic) Metallica is streaming video of a performance of its cover of the 1973 Budgie classic, "Breadfan", from a May 26 concert at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany.

The second of two shows in the city marked the launch of the 2024 leg of the band's ongoing M72 World Tour. The series is built around a "no repeat weekends" concept that sees Metallica play two nights in every city it visits while delivering two completely different set lists. (continue)

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Silver Cave just released a remastered version of their 2022 EP "Ill-Equipped", and to celebrate we asked mastermind Trent Rowland to tell us about the track "Claws". Here is the story:

I released Ill-Equipped in 2022. When I did, I spoke about this song and all of the feelings that I tried to summon. I felt small and insignificant, like a tiny crab trying to do complicated things with my simple claw-hands. (continue)

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