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Day in Rock Report for 04/29/2022

(hennemusic) Rush has topped multiple US charts with the recent release of a series of 40th anniversary editions of their 1981 classic, "Moving Pictures." According to Billboard, the reissues have landed the project at No. 1 on the Top Rock Albums, Top Hard Rock Albums and Top Catalog Albums charts.

"Moving Pictures" also re-enters the Top Album Sales list at No. 2 and the Billboard 200 at No. 11 to deliver the Canadian band their highest rank in nearly a decade. (read more)

Luke Combs has announced that he will be launching a US tour this fall that will include a variety of special guests including Jordan Davis, Mitchell Tenpenny, Morgan Wade and Lainey Wilson.

The Middle of Somewhere Tour will be kicking off with a two night stand at the Maine Savings Amphitheater in Bangor, ME on September 2nd and 3rd, will include two nights in Green Bay, Lake Tahoe, Albany, Charleston, Louisville, Omaha, Uncasville, and will wrap up with back to back shows in Oklahoma City on December 9th and 10th. (read more)

The Head And The Heart have announced that they will be celebrating the release of their fifth studio album "Every Shade of Blue" with a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live! next Wednesday, May 4.

Charity Rose Thielen had this to say about the new album, which arrived today (April 29th), "The past few years have been nothing if not transitional. The people we were at the beginning of the pandemic are not the same ones writing this now. (read more)

Nothing More have shared a video for their brand new song "Tired Of Winning," which is the first single from their forthcoming album. SRO has also shared a Q&A about the track with frontman Jonny Hawkins.

Q: "TIRED OF WINNING" is a compelling song with lyrics that underline the very precarious position that humankind is in right now: "So will we steer this ship straight through the void/ Or turn on ourselves and die out?" What inspired the song and how it mocks the phrase "winning"?

Jonny: "We find ourselves in the same position humanity has found itself over and over again... at the end of a series of self made problems. When we wake up to this, we realize that we are our own worst enemy, yet we focus so much of our energy on externalizing our problems. This song is a bird's eye view of human nature" (read more)

Emo rocker MattstaGraham just released his brand new album, "Prescribe Whatever", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the effort.

Prescribe Whatever wasn't written with any intention to redefine the genre, speak a truth you haven't heard before, or make any huge impact whatsoever. The goal was to be as honest as possible. When I say honest, I don't just mean lyrically blunt. I mean everything. From the way the guitars were played, the way the vocals were sung, all the way to its production. I feel I've always had this boundary with honesty where I'm so afraid to be a burden that all of my life has been neatly packaged for general consumption. "I'm not okay with that" turns into "it's fine." "I'm not okay" becomes "I'm hanging in there." "I'm passionate about my interests" becomes "I don't wanna bore you." (read more)

Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion) has shared his brand new track "Vortex", which is the title track to his forthcoming album that will hit stores on July 1st.

We were sent these details about the record: Returning alongside Sherinian is legendary drummer Simon Phillips, who once again co-wrote and co-produced the album, as well as Tony 'The Fretless Monster' Franklin, on bass. (read more)

Darius Rucker has shared a lyric video for his brand new song "Same Beer Different Problem", which follows his latest hit single "My Masterpiece".

Rucker teamed up with Tofer Brown, Sarah Buxton and Old Dominion's Brad Tursi to write the track and recruited Ross Copperman to produce it as he continues work on his next album. (read more)

Rock veterans Thunder released their brand new album, "Dopamine", this week and to celebrate we asked Luke Morley to tell us about the single "Dancing In The Sunshine". Here is the story:

'Dancing In The Sunshine' is a really a reaction against the isolation and disconnection we all felt during the worst of the pandemic. It's about getting together with friends and celebrating being together and alive. I think the song was probably brought on by the fact that none of these things were possible at the time of writing, so it seemed like a nice daydream to drift away on. I tried to think of how I felt during the 70s as a teenager when summers went on forever, and everything seemed possible. (continue)

(hennemusic) Legendary metal vocalist Ozzy Osbourne has tested positive for COVID-19, according to his wife and manager Sharon Osbourne, who is rushing back to the U.S. to be with him.

"Ozzy was only diagnosed... It was, like, middle of the night [U.K.] time. I spoke to him and he's okay," explained Sharon in a clip from her newly-launched show, "The Talk UK", in a clip shared by TMZ. "I am very worried about Ozzy right now. We've gone two years without him catching COVID and it's just Ozzy's luck he would get it now." (read more)

(hennemusic) A club days rivalry in 1970s Los Angeles between Randy Rhoads and Eddie Van Halen is the focus of a preview to the forthcoming documentary, "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon"

As Quiet Riot and Van Halen became staples on the Sunset Strip, the guitarists for both bands made names for themselves as gunslingers while each group developed a loyal following before securing record deals. (read more)

Live Nation has announced the return of Concert Week, offering fans access to $25 all-in tickets to more than 3,700 shows across North America this year, including KISS, Megadeth, Def Leppard, Disturbed, Duran Duran, ZZ Top, Slipknot and a lot more.

The week-long program celebrates one of the biggest and most exciting years for live music and marks the kick-off to an epic summer concert season. (read more)

Misery Index have released a music video for their brand new single "Complete Control". The visual was directed, filmed and edited by J.T. Ibanez.

The song is the title track to their forthcoming album that is due to hit stores on May 13th. The band had this to say about the track, "'Complete Control' draws equally on our hardcore punk and old school death metal influences. (read more)

At The Gates have announced that they will be returning to North American stages with a special anniversary set of their classic album Slaughter Of The Soul.

Originally intended to take place for the 25-year anniversary of SOTS in 2020, COVID-19 made At The Gates postpone tour until 2022. Finally, the band will hit the road starting August 17th in Los Angeles, where the band will perform the entire SOTS album from start to finish, in additional to a mix of other tracks from their 30+ year career. Tickets go on sale starting Friday, April 29th at 10 AM local time. (read more)

UME have launched the pre-order of "Sounds Of Summer: The Very Best Of The Beach Boys" and the set is being previewed with the new stereo mix of "Good Vibrations" which is now streaming and available for immediate download.

Sixty years after first transmitting their good vibrations around the globe, The Beach Boys, the first American pop band to reach the 60-year milestone, remain one of the most legendary and influential groups to date, with their timeless music reverberating through modern culture today as strong as ever. In celebration of their 60th anniversary, UMe, the global catalog company of UMG, is pleased to be a part of some of the major initiatives planned to celebrate "America's Band" throughout 2022-23. (read more)

Nicole Atkins has a video of her performance of "Captain" from the new episode of the Artists Den weekly series Live From My Den, which is set to air tonight, Friday, April 29th.

The performance and interview were filmed at Nashville, TN's Sometimes. "Captain" is taken from Atkins' most recent acclaimed records. It originally appeared on 2020's Italian Ice and was reimagined for her 2021 album Memphis Ice. (read more)

UMe/Big Machine Records will release a new album called Sheryl: Music From The Feature Documentary digitally and on 2CD on May 6. The release features Sheryl Crow's biggest hits, including "If It Makes You Happy," "Soak Up The Sun, "All I Wanna Do, "My Favorite Mistake, "Redemption Day," and many more, as well as deep tracks and three newly recorded songs.

On March 11, a full-length documentary film directed by Amy Scott, entitled Sheryl about the singer-songwriter's life and career, premiered at SXSW, ahead of the May 6 premiere on SHOWTIME. (read more)

Montreal rockers The Damn Truth have announced they will return to the UK for an 11-date tour, and will also release a new single "Look Innocent" on Friday May 6th.

The band will support Planet Rock's Rocktober shows at Bristol O2 Academy (Oct 15) and Sheffield O2 Academy (Oct 22), followed dates supporting King King at Northampton Roadmender (Oct 16), Southampton 1865 (Oct 20), Liverpool Hangar 34 (Oct 21). (read more)

Yot Club has announced the release of his debut album, off the grid, out June 10 via amuse. His most vulnerable and honest music to date, off the grid is an expansive collection of lo-fi indie pop songs conveying the intense uncertainty we face alongside the thrills of excitement, transformation, and possibility.

He has also released his new single "cant celebrate," a bright and effervescent track that touches on a personal yet somewhat superstitious belief that you can't celebrate something until it's final. (read more)

Astronoid have shared their brand new track "Sleep Whisper". The song is the second single from their forthcoming album, "Radiant Bloom", which will arrive June 3rd.

Singer/guitar player Brett Boland had this to say about the new song, "'Sleep Whisper' was one of the first tracks written for the album. "The song is about going somewhere else... another planet, another universe, or anywhere really. (read more)

Oklahoma hard rockers Locust Grove recently released the title track to their forthcoming album, "The Battle Of Locust", and to celebrate we asked Zain Smith to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"The Battle of Locust" is the title track from our debut album coming out June 3rd. The song was written starting with the opening riff and kind of took off from there. (continue)

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