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Day in Rock Report for 05/13/2022

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam performed with multiple backup drummers during a May 12 concert in Oakland, CA after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID-19.

Touring member Josh Klinghoffer and longtime Jeff Ament collaborator Richard Stuverud both took multiple shifts behind the kit during the event at the Oakland Arena, which marked the first time Cameron missed a Pearl Jam show since joining the band 24 years ago while doing double-duty with Soundgarden for many of those years. (read more)

(hennemusic) U2 frontman Bono will publish his memoir, "Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story", on November 1. The project sees the Irish rocker writing for the first time about his remarkable life and those he has shared it with.

In his unique voice, Bono takes us from his early days growing up in Dublin, including the sudden loss of his mother when he was fourteen, to U2's unlikely journey to become one of the world's most influential rock bands, to his more than twenty years of activism dedicated to the fight against AIDS and extreme poverty. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Tragically Hip are sharing audio of a performance of "She Didn't Know" as the first preview to the June 24 release of "Live at the Roxy Los Angeles, May 3, 1991."

The legendary Canadian band's appearance at the iconic Los Angeles venue has been revered amongst fans for years as it featured - among other things - the fan favourite "Killer Whale Tank" version of "New Orleans Is Sinking." The nine-minute track is characterized by mid-song story from the late frontman Gord Downie about a job cleaning an aquarium and inadvertently causing friction between the two whales held in the tank, fact or fiction, fans listen in wonderment. (read more)

The Shins have announced that they will be celebrating their classic debut album, "Oh, Inverted World", with the launch of a special 21st Birthday Tour this summer.

They will be performing the record in its entirety on the trek, along with fan favorites and deep cuts. The tour will feature support from Portland sister trio Joseph. (read more)

Soilwork have released a music video for their brand new song "Övergivenheten", which is the title track to their forthcoming album that will be hitting stores on August 19th.

Bjorn Strid had this to say about the first song from band's forthcoming record, "The title track of this album just might be the pinnacle of this band's musical journey. (read more)

The Oak Ridge Boys are marking the 40th anniversary of their "Light" album. We were sent the following: When you talk about history, The Oak Ridge Boys can "dig a little deeper" than most.

The GRAMMY[r] Award-winning, Country Music Hall of Fame and Gospel Music Hall of Fame members released their 'Light' album 50 years ago, paving the way for what would soon become an historic transition into country music and to heights The Oak Ridge Boys had only dreamed of. (read more)

Five Finger Death Punch have shared a lyric video for their brand new single "IOU" to celebrate their announcement that they will be releasing their new album "Afterlife" on August 19th.

Zoltan Bathory had this to say about the new studio album, "Afterlife was hands down my favorite record to make. It is our ninth album so at this point, we have legions of loyal fans, and our signature sound is more than established. It became its own island, our ground zero we operate from and we can always come back to. (read more)

Iron Maiden have announced a collaboration with Arch Enemy for their Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game, which follows their previous collaborations with Disturbed and then Powerwolf.

We were sent the following details: The result of this collaboration is a week-long event called 'Atomic Sunset'. The Queen Beast character is influenced by Arch Enemy's upcoming single and video for "Sunset Over The Empire", which will both be released soon, on May 20th. (read more)

The reunited Sunny Day Real Estate have announced as the final headliner for Furnace Fest, which will be taking place on September 23rd through 25th at Sloss Furnaces in Birmingham, AL.

The band will be leading the bill on Saturday night, September 24th, which will mark one of their first US shows since 2010. Fans will also be able to catch acts like Manchester Orchestra, Cursive, Elliott (performing False Cathedrals), Blindside (performing Silence), Pedro The Lion (performing Control), and many others on Saturday. (read more)

orphantwin, featuring Norma Jean vocalist Cory Brandan and his brother Matthew Putman, have released a video for their brand new single "Deathsurf".

The track is coupled with "Headphones Or Die" as their brand new double single that has arrived ahead of their new studio album, "Future Classic", which is set to hit stores on June 3rd. (read more)

Savannah rockers Vatican have premiered a music video for their new single "[Ultragold]". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Ultra," which will arrive on June 17th.

Guitarist Tom Lovejoy had this to say about thew new single, "This is the dopest track on the record. Big BREAKDOWNS, ridiculous RIFFS, and heavy HITTERS. '[ULTRAGOLD]' was written in two hours at 2am while chugging Monster, and never changed from there. Full late night LAN party style. (read more)

(hennemusic) Former Fleetwood Mac icon Lindsey Buckingham has postponed his upcoming European tour after he and other members of his live entourage contracted COVID-19.

The two-week run was set to open in Dublin, Ireland on May 17 and be followed by a series of three UK shows before travelling across the continent for another six events and wrapping up with an appearance at Denmark's Heartland Festival on June 2. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing pro-shot video of a performance of their 1983 classic, "No Rem orse", from a May 5 concert at Estacionamento da Fiergs in Porto Alegre, Brazil.

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)

New Monarch just released their brand new single and music video called "The Day You Left," and to celebrate we asked Ryan Williams (Red Sun Rising) to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

I wrote "The Day You Left" About something I always experience when I lose a loved one. Whenever somebody that I am close with passes away I have these very vivid dreams. The dream always starts off with us sharing some great memories together, Warm, fuzzy, golden feelings That feel so real. Suddenly their faces will start to change becoming unrecognizable. The dreams always shift the dark and cold, the reality sets in That I'm heading back to a world without them. (continue)

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