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Day in Rock Report for 05/23/2022

(hennemusic) Music legend Eric Clapton has postponed the launch of his spring European tour after testing positive for Covid-19.

The guitarist "is unfortunately suffering from Covid having tested positive shortly after the second concert at the Royal Albert Hall [on May 8]," shared his team on social media. (read more)

Evanescence have announced that they have parted ways with guitarist Jen Majura, who replaced Terry Balsamo in 2015. The guitarist said that it was not his decision to leave the group.

The band had this to say, "It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear friend Jen Majura, but we have decided it's time to go our separate ways. (read more)

(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar and The Circle are sharing video of a 2014 performance of the Led Zeppelin classic, 'Good Times, Bad Times", as captured on their live package, "At Your Service."

Hagar posted the footage to mark the 7th anniversary of the set's 2015 package, which was the group's first official release; the band were recorded during Sammy's 4 decades of rock (Montrose, Solo, Van Hagar, Wabos) series which also featured a handful of classic tracks from the Led Zeppelin catalog. (read more)

(hennemusic) KISS are streaming live audio of their 1976 "Destroyer" classic, "Shout It Out Loud", from a 1996 appearance at the UK's Monsters Of Rock festival at Donington Park

Due June 10, "Off The Soundboard: Live At Donington 1996" captures the group's original lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Ace Frehley and Peter Criss in performance on August 17, 1996 as part of the band's Alive/Worldwide reunion tour. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queensryche are sharing the first details on their forthcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance." The band shared an image of the project's cover art on social media alongside word that the set will be released on October 7.

Queensryche recorded the 2022 album with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who worked on the group's last two studio sets: 2015's "Condition Human" and 2019's "The Verdict." (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica delivered the "Master Of Puppets" classic, "Battery", during a May 7 show in Curitiba, Brazil, and the band are sharing video from the event.

The tune was the opening track on the group's 1986 major label debut, which became thrash metal's first platinum album on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies. (read more)

The 45th Anniversary of the Steve Miller Band's "Book Of Dreams" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Redbeard had this to say, "'Maurice' the Space Cowboy, better known as Steve Miller, authored two of his biggest albums, Fly Like an Eagle and Book of Dreams, as bookends in one prolific period in the mid-1970s. Steve Miller's 'Book...' review here In the Studio includes details on making 'Jet Airliner', the melancholy 'Winter Time', the infectious 'Swingtown', the playful 'Jungle Love', and two under-appreciated sleepers, the burning 'Sacrifice' featuring guitarist Les Dudek, and the joy of 'My Own Space'. (read more)

Blue Oyster Cult legend Joe Bouchard is gearing up to release his new album, "American Rocker", on June 3rd, and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the single "My Way is the Highway". Here is the story:

"My Way is the Highway" was a song that developed out of my fascination with the TV series "Route 66" that aired from 1960 to 1964. I loved the idea of a couple of young guys taking off in a sports car with no real plan. The main characters would take odd jobs across the country, and usually end up helping someone out of a tough jam. That show certainly drew me in as a young teenager. The plots were somewhat predictable but I love the locations not just on Route 66 but all over the country. (continue)

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