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Day in Rock Report for 05/10/2022

Guitar icon Joe Satriani says that it was shocking when former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted revealed in an interview that there were talks to launch an Eddie Van Halen tribute tour.

Satriani recently spoke to VW Music about his new album, "The Elephants Of Mars, and during the interview he was asked the leaked plans for a Van Halen tour that would feature him replacing Eddie Van Halen. (read more)

The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Paramore are the rock artists that have been named as headliners for the 2022 installment of the Austin City Limits Music Festival.

The event will also feature headline sets from P!nk, The Chicks, Kacey Musgraves, SZA, Flume and Lil Nas X when it takes place October 7-9 and October 14-16, 2022, at Zilker Park. (read more)

Metallica frontman James Hetfield is featured in a new video celebrating the news that The Call of Duty Endowment has reached its goal of placing 100,000 veterans into meaningful employment two years ahead of schedule.

In addition, Activision Blizzard is also committing $30 million in additional funding to support the program for the next five years. To coincide with today's announcement, and in recognition of Military Appreciation Month, the Endowment released a white paper detailing veteran employment "lessons learned" over the organization's 12-year history, with recommendations for veterans, employers, policy makers and philanthropic donors. (read more)

As he prepares to launch a new round of shows for his Las Vegas residency next week, Carlos Santana has just announced two additional run of shows later this year.

Santana kicks off the new 10th anniversary dates of his Santana: Greatest Hits Live at the House Of Blues stage inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, next Wednesday, May 18th. (read more)

(hennemusic) Eric Clapton is sharing video of a 1994 performance of the Freddie King classic, "Have You Ever Loved A Woman", as the first preview to the June 24 release of the live concert film and companion soundtrack, "Nothing But The Blues."

The guitarist was captured over two nights at the Fillmore in San Francisco, CA on tour in support of the blues covers album, "From The Cradle" in the film, which was broadcast once in the U.S. on PBS in 1995 and nominated for an Emmy Award and now newly-upgraded to 4K for its long-awaited official release. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1983 classic, "Seek & Destroy", from an April 30 concert at Campo Argentino de Polo in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The tune appeared on the group's debut album, "Kill 'Em All", which didn't arrive on the US Billboard 200 chart until three years later, where it peaked at No. 66 on its way to eventually selling 3 million copies Stateside. (read more)

Osaka Popstar have released an animated music video for their single "Lost & Found", a track from the group's just released new studio album, "Ear Candy".

SRO sent over the following details, followed by a special Q&A with John Cafiero: The music video was written, produced and directed by Osaka Popstar's frontman and longtime Misfits and Ramones collaborator John Cafiero. (read more)

Sleeping With Sirens have announced that they will hitting the road this summer for their Ctrl + Alt + Del Tour that will feature support from Don Broco, Point North, and Garzi as support.

The tour will be launching on July 14th in Chicago, IL at the House of Blues and will run until August 14th where it will be concluding in Kansas City, MO at Truman. (read more)

The Zappa Band, a group largely comprised of former members of Frank Zappa's bands, have announced that they are launching their very first headline tour this June.

The tour will be kicking off on June 3rd at The Ritz Theater in Escondido, CA and will wrap up on June 26th in Plymouth, NH at The Flying Monkey. (read more)

Swedish rockers Bloodbath, which features current and former members of Paradise Lost, Opeth, Katatonia and Lik, have been forced to postpone their North American tour due to visa issues.

The trek was to include a appearance at Maryland Deathfest 2022. They broke the band news to fans with the following, "First of all, this is an announcement we hoped we would never have to make... But now left in anger and frustration, we are unfortunately forced to postpone our North American tour and our appearance at Maryland Deathfest, yet again. (read more)

Society 1 has revealed the official music video for "As I Die." Written by front-man Matt Zane and late, legendary bassist DV Karloff, "As I Die" is off of the band's new album, Black Level Six.

Zane had this to say, "The album is in memory of DV 'Dirt' Karloff. It is the last album we wrote and recorded together before his passing. The corresponding movie is entitled The Altered Noise. The album Black Level Six is the official movie soundtrack, which includes interviews with Dave Navarro, Raymond Herrera, Matt Zane and more. (read more)

Mickey Gilley's cousins Jerry Lee Lewis and Jimmy Swaggart and music mogul Irving Azoff lead a new round of tributes to the music icon following his death last week.

"I am so very saddened by the death of my cousin Mickey Gilley. He and Jimmy Swaggert are like brothers to me. We are asking for prayers for his wife, Cindy and his entire family. I'm sad and praying. I loved him very much." - Jerry Lee Lewis, cousin of Mickey Gilley and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member (read more)

My Sleeping Karma have released a music video for their new single "Prema". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Atma", which will arrive on July 29th.

The band had this to say about the new video, "We already started working on the video content back in 2018. The world is full of hate, envy, fear and greed and it seems the competition never stops. (read more)

Italian rockers Gengis Khan have premiered a music video for their new single "Possessed By The Moon," which is the title track to their forthcoming album.

The new record, the band's third full length studio effort, will be hitting stores on May 27th and was born in the band's home studio, while the keyboards, drums and solo guitars were recorded by Simone Mularoni (DGM, Elvenking, Labyrinth, Ancient Bards, and many more) at Domination Studio in San Marino. (read more)

Pale Waves have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Lies" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their new album, "Unwanted", on August 12th.

Frontwoman Heather Baron-Gracie had this to say about the inspiration for the new song, "'Lies' is about someone who built up my trust and destroyed it like a wrecking ball. (read more)

Above All recently returned with their first new music in over 26 years, with their "Disarm The Gods" EP, and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:

Well how did this happen after 25 years since the band called it quits? From the bleak oppressive world of the 1st UK covid lockdown, a spark was relit due to the Essex based "Then and Now" podcast interview with lead singer Tony Maddocks and the reconnection of band members Ben Doyle, Mark Harpley, Hallam Foster and new addition Jay Rowe, somehow Above All, the long time defunct UK metalcore band were back writing a new 3 song EP after 25 years. (continue)

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