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Day in Rock Report for 05/17/2022

Rock legends Journey have shared a visualizer for their brand new single "Let It Rain". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Freedom", which is set to hit stores on July 8th.

Lead guitarist Neal Schon had this to say, "Just coming off of the first leg of our SOLD OUT Journey Freedom Tour, we are excited for our new single release 'Let It Rain' as it offers a sampling of what the next new chapter of music we have in store on our new album Freedom. (read more)

Ghost have announced that they will be returning to North American this summer to launch a new leg of their Imperatour, which will also feature Mastodon and Spiritbox.

The arena tour will be kicking off on August 26th in San Diego, Ca at the Pechanga Arena and will wrap up on September 23rd in Green Bay, WI at The Resch Center. (read more)

Falling In Reverse and Papa Roach have announced that they are teaming up for their co-headlining Rockzilla Summer Tour, which will feature support from Hollywood Undead and Bad Wolves.

The 24-city trek is set to kick off on July 27th at the Bold Point Pavilion in East Providence, RI and will wrap up on August 31st at the Nashville Municipal Auditorium. (read more)

Thrice have shared a lyric video for their brand new single "Dead Wake". The song follows the release of the group's latest studio album, "Horizons/East".

Frontman Dustin Kensrue had the following to say about the brand new song, "This is a tune we were working on during the Horizons/East sessions, but hadn't completed. (read more)

Drive-By Truckers have announced released a lyric video for their new single "The Driver". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Welcome 2 Club XIII", which will be hitting stores on June 3rd.

Patterson Hood had this to say about the new track, "Around the same era of Club XIII, I spent a lot of time driving around late at night when I couldn't sleep, listening to music loud and often having a beer or two. (read more)

Emery has released a music video for their new single "I Don't Know You At All" to celebrate the announcement that their new album, "Rub Some Dirt On It", will be hitting stores on June 24th.

The had this to say about the new track, "'I Don't Know You At All' is somewhat of an experimental song for us. We wanted it to feel like a loop that builds and changes dynamically throughout. (read more)

Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess has announced that he will be hitting the road this summer for a two month long solo tour called "An Evening With Jordan Rudess."

We were sent these details: Audiences can expect to spend this intimate evening with Jordan immersed in his musical virtuosity as he shares personal stories from his musical journey. The tour kicks off on June 7th in Seattle, WA and concludes on Aug 6th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL. (read more)

Gwar have shared a visualizer video for their new single "Berserker Mode". The song comes from the band's forthcoming album, "The New Dark Ages," which will arrive on June 3rd.

The "Berserker Mode" visualizer also features the first animated art cells from the band's forthcoming graphic novel "GWAR In the Duoverse of Absurdity." (read more)

(hennemusic) Eric Clapton has announced dates for a fall US tour. The seven-show September series will see the guitarist play Columbus, Detroit, Pittsburgh and two nights each in Chicago and New York City.

Clapton's band for these shows will include Doyle Bramhall II, Paul Carrack, Nathan East, Sonny Emory and Chris Stainton with Sharon White and Katie Kissoon on backing vocals; the shows will feature Jimmie Vaughan as special guest. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is joined by Alison Krauss to discuss their 2021 track, "Quattro (World Drifts In)", on the latest episode of the Digging Deep podcast series.

The opening song on the pair's "Raise The Roof" album sees the duo deliver their version of a 2003 song by Arizona indie band Calexico. Produced by T-Bone Burnett, the project features twelve new Plant/Krauss recordings of songs by legends and unsung heroes including Merle Haggard, Allen Toussaint, The Everly Brothers, Anne Briggs, Geeshie Wiley, Bert Jansch and more. (read more)

Eric Church took home 2022's Billboard Music Awards' Top Country Tour Award as he prepares to wrap up the U.S. leg of his The Gather Again Tour this Friday (May 20th) at Madison Square Garden.

Church said of the tour. "We all held faith that live music would return. Every night when we hit the stage there's a moment where I think we can't go any harder; then we see someone in the crowd who reminds us how fortunate this time is together because they're so in it ... and it's like we're in overtime. (read more)

As I Lay Dying bassist Josh Gilbert has announced that he has left the band after over a decade and a half. The group has recruited Miss May I's Ryan Neff to fill in for their upcoming live dates.

Gilbert had this to say, "After 15 years (almost half my life), I've decided to part ways with As I Lay Dying. Despite the ups and downs inherent, I'll always be grateful for the profound privilege of being able to grow up traveling the world playing music with the band. (read more)

(hennemusic) Thin Lizzy are streaming video of a performance of their 1977 classic, "Bad Reputation", as the first preview to next month's release of the concert film, "The Boys Are Back In Town Live At The Sydney Opera House October 1978."

This project showcases the live lineup of Phil Lynott, guitarists Scott Gorham and Gary Moore, and drummer Mark Nauseef delivering versions of their celebrated anthems, such as "Jailbreak", "The Boys Are Back In Town", and "Me And The Boys". (read more)

Jeff Wagner has announced a July 15th release date for his new book, Destination Onward - The Story of Fates Warning, which will be Published by FYI Press and Radical Research, Destination Onward.

The 400-page history of the legendary prog metal band will includes 176 black and white photos and 56 color photos, many of which have never been seen before. (read more)

Pharmacose have released a visualizer for their brand new single called "Obey." The track is the second single off of the band's ongoing new concept project, "Ascension's Constraint", which is due for full release throughout 2022.

Wes Jones had this to say, "'Obey' is the second song from our project Ascension's Constraint, a concept album accompanied by a serialized novel. The plan is to release a song and a part of the novel each month, with 'Obey' being the first single to accompany the first part of the book. Although I'm going to try to match up the songs with the theme of the book, 'Obey' and 'Cleanse You' were written before Ascension's Constraint was really fleshed out, so they are more setting up the theme for the book. (read more)

Luke Combs has scored his thirteenth No. 1 single at country radio this week after his single, "Doin' This," topped both the Billboard Country Airplay and Mediabase/Country Aircheck charts.

In celebration of "Doin' This," as well as Combs' last eight chart-topping singles, BMI will host its biggest No. 1 party ever with a special sold-out Parking Lot Party concert on June 8 in Nashville, featuring performances by Combs and his co-writers. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Darkness have announced dates for a 2022 tour of Australia and New Zealand that they will launching in support of their latest album, "Motorheart."

The eight-show series will open in Melbourne on October 12 and will include six concerts in Australia before stops in both Wellington and Auckland, New Zealand will close out the run. "We cannot wait to back get down to rock out with you all again this October," says The Darkness. "We want to see you there!" (read more)

Sugar Ray has been announced as the special guest headliner of the inaugural Flannel Nation Festival, which is taking place on the waterfront at the Port of Los Angeles on Saturday, August 13th.

They will be joined by previously announced acts Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, Cracker, Fastball and Sponge, with more bands still to be announced. (read more)

Crandelion just released their new single "Don't Mind the Merry Go Round" and to celebrate we asked David Miller to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I'm the kind of person who prefers to wake up before the sun rises. I get the most creative and feel the most inspired right when I wake up, as well. (continue)

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