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Day in Rock Report for 04/27/2022

MassConcerts and Tattoo the Earth tour founder Scott Alderman has announce that the "crusade returns" with a special one-off event on August 27th at The Palladium Outdoors in Worcester, MA.

The 2022 Tattoo The Earth Festival will feature two stages with performances from Anthrax, Black Label Society, Hatebreed, At The Gates, Municipal Waste, Enforced, and many more to be announced, a tattoo village hosted by Zaza Ink, and more. (read more)

(hennemusic) A new documentary about the late legendary Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads will premiere next month via Video On Demand, and a trailer of the film has been shared online.

Directed by Andre Relis and narrated by L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon" takes a look at the life and legacy of the rocker, who co-founded Quiet Riot before shooting to fame as the groundbreaking guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne in the early 1980s. (read more)

A Perfect Circle co-founder/guitarist Billy Howerdel has released a music video for his new song "Poison Flowers", which comes from his forthcoming debut solo album.

The new album will be entitled "What Normal Was", and will be hitting stores on June 10 via Alchemy Recordings/Rise Records/BMG. Billy had this to say, "This is me stepping back into my early teen self and making the record I would've made if I had the means and the knowledge when I first picked up a guitar-just in 2022. (read more)

Hard rock supergroup Iconic have shared a music video for their new single "Nowhere To Run", which comes from their forthcoming debut album, "Second Skin".

The band, which features Michael Sweet (guitars), Joel Hoekstra (guitars), Marco Mendoza (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums), and Nathan James (vocals), will be releasing the album on June 17th via Frontiers Music Srl. (read more)

(hennemusic) Soundgarden's 1994 classic, "Superunknown", has been certified 6x platinum for US sales of 6 million copies by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America).

Produced by Michael Beinhorn and the band, and recorded at Seattle's Bad Animals studio, Soundgarden's fourth album delivered radio hits and fan favorites like "Black Hole Sun", "Fell On Black Days" and "My Wave." (read more)

Crowded House have announced that they will be launching a North American Tour this fall in support of their seventh studio album, "Dreamers Are Waiting".

The tour will be kicking off on September 2nd in Philadelphia, PA at The Metropolitan Opera House and will wrap up October 3rd in Vancouver, BC at the Orpheum. (read more)

Gov't Mule have announced four additional dates to their upcoming U.S. summer tour that they will be launching to promote their latest album, "Heavy Load Blues".

The tour will now include the following new stops: June 4th in Birmingham, AL, June 19th in Ojai, Ca, June 21st in Tempe, Az, June 22nd in Tucson, AZ and August 19th in Indianapolis, In. (read more)

Cave In have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Blood Spiller". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Heavy Pendulum," which will arrive on May 20th.

Stephen Brodsky had this to say, "If you laid out the timeline for 2020 like a recipe, it might look something like this: global pandemic + lockdowns + worldwide protests over the wrongful death of George Floyd + election year = cocktail for end times. (read more)

Utopia has announced the May 31st one-night-only special theatrical event release of "Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr.", the feature documentary that charts the legacy of Dinosaur Jr.

Freakscene: The Story Of Dinosaur Jr. celebrates one of the most influential acts in alternative rock, from their formation in the mid-1980s to their reunion concert celebrating their 30th anniversary, and introduces viewers to the introverted power trio behind Dinosaur Jr. - Lou Barlow, J Mascis and Murph - who quietly opened the door for the likes of The Smashing Pumpkins, Nirvana, The Cure and Soundgarden. (read more)

Avatar have announced that they will be taking a breaking from working on their ninth studio album to hit the road this summer for a North American headline tour.

The trek will feature support from Light the Torch and Otep and will be kicking off on July 6th in Toronto, ON at the Danforth Music Hall. It will conclude on July 31st in Tucson, AZ at the Rialto Theatre. (read more)

LA-based shoegazers Tombstones In Their Eyes have just released their brand new EP, "A Higher Place". It is the follow up to the band's 2021 effort "Looking For A Light".

Guitarist/vocalist John Treanor had this to say about the new EP, "The band is evolving, which is cool. I've never been in a band that stuck around long enough and released enough material to really see the change occur. (read more)

NYC-based singer/songwriter Taylor Szabo just released his new EP, "Delicately Falling Apart" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the brand new single "Apart". Here is the story:

The song "Apart" originated as a way of processing the age-old sensations around unrequited love, and changing dynamics among those close to me. But with this song, I aimed to expand my thinking and challenge myself thematically. For older tunes of mine, I would often leave the writing very organic and raw, maintaining as much of the initial essence as possible. For "Apart," and the other songs off of "Delicately Falling Apart," I aimed to keep true to my initial feelings, but wrestle with the music and lyrics in hopes of discovering deeper takeaways. In truth, I wanted to spend the right amount of time with this work to find some positivity in how I can move forward from difficult moments. (continue)

Journey have shared their brand new single "You Got The Best Of Me", to celebrate the announcement of their first full studio album of new music in eleven years.

The iconic band's new album will be entitled "Freedom", and it is set to be released on July 8th. It marks their first new record since their 2011 released "Eclipse". (read more)

Alter Bridge have announced that they will be launching their Pawns & Kings Tour this winter that will feature support from Halestorm and Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH.

The 25 city European trek will be kicking off on November 1st at the Sporthalle in Hamburg, Germany and will be concluding on December 12th at the O2 Arena in London. (read more)

Former Ill Nino frontman Cristian Machado's new band Lions At The Gate have released a music video for their new track "Find My Way," which features a guest appearance from Tatiana Shmayluk of Jinjer.

Cristian had this to say about the new song, "With 'Find My Way', we tried to break all the formulaic rules on this one. Pushed the boundaries, took it to extremes. (read more)

Don Broco have released a music video for their brand new single "Fingernails", and have announced that they will be launching a UK arena tour with support from Papa Roach and Dance Gavin Dance.

According to the announcement, the "incendiary new track takes aim at the violent nature of the world with gargantuan riffs, punchy beatdowns and a huge anthemic chorus and is accompanied by epic animated sci-fi / dinosaur / disaster-movie style music video that Don Broco excel at." (read more)

Patty Griffin has shared a lyric video for "Get Lucky", which is the first track revealed from her forthcoming rarities album, "Tape", which will be released on June 10th.

"Tape", is a collection of rare demos and home recordings to be released on her own PGM Recordings label via Thirty Tigers on CD and digitally. A cassette tape edition will follow on June 17th. (read more)

Darkane have shared a music video for their brand new single "Inhuman Spirits." The song is the title track to their forthcoming album, which will be released on June 24th.

The band had this to say, "The title track represents almost everything that is Darkane: fast and intense metal, melodic chorus, different vocal styles, intricate riffing, pounding drums, cool rhythms and some classical orchestra elements. The lyrics deal with someone or something that is spreading disaster and lies and are trapped in delusions leading to disaster." (read more)

Jimmie Allen has unveiled the lineup for the second annual Bettie James Fest, taking place on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at Hudson Fields in Allen's hometown of Milton, DE. General tickets will go on sale Friday, April 29 at 10 a.m. local.

This year's dynamic slate of performers include We The Kings, Lainey Wilson, Neon Union, Chayce Beckham, JJ Rupp and Kounty. Allen will once again serve as headliner for the festival, which he established in 2021 in honor of his late grandmother (Bettie Snead) and late father (James Allen). (read more)

New York rockers Bad Mary just premiered the video for their brand new single "Light It Up" and to celebrate we asked Mike Staub to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

So, we've been writing original music for a while now, about 10 years. Our first album, Better Days released in 2013 and many of those songs have stuck with us and remain on our live sets. In 2019 one of those songs, Space Girl, inspired us to write a 33-minute Space Punk Rock Opera called The Return of Space Girl. It was a huge undertaking and while we LOVE that album, it was a lot of additional work that we wanted to avoid this time around. After the Pandemic shut us down for a bit, we started writing original music again but were unable to get together to flesh it out. We decided to get back into the swing of recording by putting together a Cover EP called Rock and Roll Classics: Vol. 6. While we had fun with that, we were itching to write new original music. We decided that we wanted to get a new EP out by the end of 2022 and have a few new, original singles release in the Spring before that. (continue)

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