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Day in Rock Report for 05/12/2022

Original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony revealed in a new interview that he was approached to take part in a tour paying tribute to late guitar legend and his former bandmate Eddie Van Halen.

Anthony was also shared that he was surprised that former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted also spoke to the Van Halen camp about taking part in the tour, which he revealed during a recent interview would possibly also include Joe Satriani, who separately confirmed that he had talks about being part of the tour. (read more)

ABKCO Records have announced that they will release The Rolling Stones Singles 1963-1966 limited-edition box set on June 10th in celebration of the group's 60th anniversary this year.

The set includes reproductions of the first 18 7" vinyl singles and extended play records by "The World's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll Band," as originally released by Decca and London Records. The tracks are all remastered by 12-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Bob Ludwig. The set, replete with period-correct picture sleeve art, will also come with a 32-page book with extensive liner notes by Stones authority Nigel Williamson, as well as rare photos and ephemera plus a set of five photo cards and a poster, all housed in a hard-shell box. A companion second vinyl box set in the series, The Rolling Stones Singles 1966-1971, will be released next year. (read more)

A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel has shared his brand new single "Free and Weightless". The track comes from the multi-instrumentalist's debut solo album, "What Normal Was", which will be released on June 10th.

Billy had this to say about the new single, "'Free and Weightless' stood on its own as an instrumental demo for a year before I cracked the code on the vocals. (read more)

The Black Dahlia Murder frontman and co-founder Trevor Strnad has passed away at the age of 41. A cause of death has not been revealed but the band hared the phone number of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline in their statement.

Trevor's bandmates broke the sad news to fans with the following message, "It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Trevor Scott Strnad. Beloved son, brother, and Shepard of good times, he was loved by all that met him. (read more)

Billy Idol has shared the news that he has rescheduled his The Roadside Tour 2022 with new dates now set for October 2022 with a different support act. All existing tickets are still valid for the revised dates.

Says Billy Idol: "As many of you know, this year has dealt me some health challenges which are nearly, but not quite resolved. While my recovery is almost complete, I have been given doctor's orders to stay off the road until August - and so it is with great frustration that we must reschedule the UK Tour for October of this year. Thank you for everyone's understanding and support. These shows will be worth the wait!" (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1988 track, "Blackened", from a May 5 concert at Estacionamento da Fiergs in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

The song was the opening tune on the group's fourth studio album, "...And Justice For All", which delivered Metallica their first US Top 10 record while going on to sell more than 8 million copies in the region. (read more)

(hennemusic) Whitesnake have announced plans for the release of a remixed and remastered version of their 1994 "Greatest Hits" collection. The set contains updated versions of classic tracks like "Still Of The Night," "Here I Go Again," and "Is This Love."

"We've definitely expanded on the original Greatest Hits, took them all out of the sonic time capsule of the '80s and '90s, and brought them up to date, sound-wise," says David Coverdale, "as always, we have the original albums for those who consider them holy relics." (read more)

Indie rockers Rowsie just released their brand new "Danish Queen" EP and to celebrate we asked Richard Rothenberg to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:

Well... Danish Queen is a bit of a story. I'd written a lot of songs about ex's and various other people, all t before I'd gotten together with my current partner. I think you can imagine this wasn't very popular, especially when I'd blab on about it when I'd introduce the songs at shows! Made for some nice post show conversations. (continue)

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