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Day in Rock Report for 06/23/2024

The widow of late Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver frontman Scott Weiland believes the coroner incorrectly labeled his death an accidental drug overdose and in a new interview she shared what she believed killed her husband.

Jamie Wachtel Weiland told the Appetite for Distortion podcast, "I feel like when he died, everybody was kind of, like, that's tragic, but, of course, he overdosed, which he didn't f***ing overdose, which I tried to get that point across. He didn't. Because he had drugs in his system, the coroner had to rule it an overdose." (continue)

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Country music legend Willie Nelson was ordered by his doctor to sit out the kick off of his Outlaw Music Festival Tour on Friday night (June 21st) at the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre in Alpharetta, GA.

His teamed shared on social media, "We regret to inform you that Willie Nelson is not feeling well, and per doctor's orders, has been advised to rest for the next four days. He is expected to make a quick recovery and join the Outlaw Music Festival tour next week. (continue)

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Twenty One Pilots have shared the highly anticipated official music video for "Paladin Strait," the closing track from their celebrated new LP, Clancy. Directed by Jensen Noen, the cinematic and stunning video is an artistic statement in and of itself, and notably marks the thirteenth and final music video to be released from Clancy. The scale of the visual is colossal as the band closes out their multi-album conceptual arc and draws fans into their immersive world for one last time.

Just one month ago Twenty One Pilots shook the world with the massive global impact of 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. (continue)

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Formerly an indie rock darling, Tracy Bonham is now using her life experience and classical violin and piano training to expand her musical palette. However, her new single, "Whether You Fall" isn't quite new. She explains, "This song initially appeared on my 2005 album "blink the brightest" (Rounder/Zoe). It has been a fan favorite ever since the original recording was placed in the Showtime series and soundtrack for The L Word. The lyrics are as relevant now as they were then, even more." A song about resilience and recovery, time has given it more depth and relevance in her life.

"I was diagnosed with breast cancer in January and recently came out of a very protracted divorce and depression and that took a lot out of me," she explains. In her exclusive story in PEOPLE, Tracy opens up about the challenges that have befallen her in recent years, unveiling that these obstacles have given her "an opportunity to turn inward." (continue)

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Following a successful return in 2024, Cruise To The Edge, progressive rock's largest festival at sea is set to sail again in 2025 with a revamped lineup featuring some of the biggest names in the genre. The 10th voyage of the prog festival at sea sails from Miami, Florida, April 4th - 9th, 2025, aboard the Norwegian Gem making stops in Puerto Plata and Great Stirrup Cay

The lineup represents a new approach for the festival as it features several artists new to the cruise including legendary headliners Robert Fripp & David Singleton, and Rick Wakeman, alongside returning icon Steve Hackett. Other new names on the ship next year include instrumental trio The Aristocrats and prog veterans IQ, as well as, Von Hertzen Bros, Leprous, Caligula's Horse, Beardfish, Trifecta, Karmakanic, Temic, Lari Basilio, Pure Reason Revolution, and The Beggs SIsters. (continue)

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Alberta Cross shares new single 'Old Man Chicago' in collaboration with Jack Savoretti. It features on the reworked 'The Thief & The Heartbreaker' due later this year, a fresh take on Alberta Cross's 2007 debut which hosts a wealth of musical collaborations.

Petter Stakee speaks on the collaboration', "Jack and I met in the early London days. We were both very young and footloose, doing loads of acoustic shows around town wherever we could to get experience and get better at what we did. There was a real hunger in all of us back then, and still is to this day which has always been very inspiring to me. Those early friendships were so important too. I always think you needed that support especially when you're a younger artist. Being there to push your good friends along with encouragement and feedback. (continue)

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In a world where creativity finds a home in countless forms, there exists a realm where artistry becomes the very heartbeat of existence. For Dead Rabbitts this realm is not just a destination but a journey, fueled by the relentless passion and unwavering dedication of esteemed vocalist, Craig Mabbitt. To kick off this next chapter of Dead Rabbitts, the metalcore outfit released "Mistake" featuring the talented Lauren Babic.

On the debut single, featuring musician and YouTuber, Lauren Babic, vocalist Craig Mabbitt delves into themes of self-reflection. He shares ""Mistake" asks the existential question: is what I've been putting my heart & soul into all worth it? Or is it pointless? Do I belong here? Or was it & I just a big mistake?" (continue)

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Anberlin is announcing their upcoming full length album, Vega, due August 2 via Equal Vision Records. This highly anticipated release is the first proper record since announcing the touring departure of vocalist Stephen Christian and the addition of Memphis May Fire's Matty Mullins. The twelve-tracks, deliberately free-flowing, represent the diverse nature of Anberlin; with a handful of much heavier tracks, a dabble into industrial exploration, as well as the quintessential mellow vibes Anberlin fans have come to love over the band's expansive career.

Constantly evolving, the members of Anberlin did not have any future plans to release new music after taking a five year hiatus, before reuniting in 2019. The pandemic was the ultimate catalyst for the writing process which resulted in two explosive EPs released in 2022 and 2023, before officially passing the torch to Mullins and finalizing Vega. (continue)

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The Used have released their new deluxe b-side album MEDZ via Big Noise. The new EP offers seven new, never-before-heard singles from The Used from the Toxic Positivity writing sessions with John Feldmann in 2022 and 2023.

The new tracks, including focus track "Terrified", take the sound that has been synonymous with The Used throughout their storied career and elevate it with the same edge found in recently released singles "MEDZ", "People Are Vomit", and "F*** You". (continue)

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Blues-rock superstar Joe Bonamassa announces the release of his latest live album and film, Live at the Hollywood Bowl With Orchestra, out now via his own J&R Adventures label. This stunning collection captures Bonamassa's monumental performance at the legendary Hollywood Bowl, where he was joined by a 40-piece orchestra to deliver an unforgettable musical experience.

Accompanying this release is the album's latest music video, "Prisoner," which he also covered on 2011's Dust Bowl album. "Prisoner" was famously recorded by Barbara Streisand back in 1978 for the cinematic film "Eyes Of Laura Mars." This slow-burn ballad is a poignant showcase of Joe's emotional depth and technical brilliance. Listen to the full live performance recorded with a 40-piece orchestra on all major platforms NOW. (continue)

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Laura Jane Grace & the Mississippi Medicals, the brand new rock quartet fronted by Grace and featuring Matt Patton of Drive-By Truckers (bass), Mikey Erg (drums) and Paris Campbell Grace (vocals, percussion) are excited to announce the band's debut single, "All F***ed Out." Born out of an amusing songwriting challenge Grace issued to herself during the pandemic, "All F***ed Out" ushers in yet another new and exciting chapter for the Emmy-nominated artist, author and activist as she calls upon the various talents of these seasoned musicians.

Grace had the following to share about "All F***ed Out" and it's origin: "Back in 2021, I sat down in my office to do some songwriting. Not knowing what specifically to write about that day, I challenged myself to write a song similar to whatever the current #1 hit in the world was at the time. I made the challenge to myself without knowing exactly what that song was so I had to look it up, and as it turned out at that moment, the current #1 song in the world was 'Butter' by BTS. Now, for those of you not familiar with the song 'Butter', it's about how the singer is 'smooth like butter'. (continue)

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Iconic melodic death metal pioneers, Dark Tranquillity, are back with the next revelation of their new musical chapter that is Endtime Signals. The Swedes present their next single "Not Nothing." The song is about the insignificance of humanity in the big scheme of things. This philosophical provocation fits seamlessly in the overall gloomy themes of Endtime Signals.

In addition, the eagerly awaited pre-order phase of the album has started, and fans worldwide are now able to secure their copies of the various LP and CD formats as well as the digital version of Endtime Signals. (continue)

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Powerwolf have revealed their new single, "Sinners of the Seven Seas", from the upcoming studio album, 'Wake Up The Wicked', out July 26, 2024 via Napalm Records!

The filming of the accompanying high-quality music video took place in Switzerland and the south of France. The main location is a historical replica of a famous three-mast sailing ship from the fleet of Magellan's first circumnavigation of the world in the 16th century. The replica has already been used as a location for several films and series. Sins can be so exciting and beautiful - enjoy! (continue)

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