Day in Rock Report for 05/24/2022
The Reelz television network have announced a rock packed summer season that they will be kicking off on Sunday June 5th with two Van Halen related shows. The network sent over the following details about each show:
Van Halen: Story of Their Songs premieres on Sunday, June 5 at 9pm ET/ 6pm PT. They were the band that changed the face of heavy rock and created a formula for a four decade run as a legendary band. (read more)
(hennemusic) Def Leppard will perform on the Wednesday, May 25 episode of ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The appearance comes the day before the band will launch their new album, "Diamond Star Halos", with a rare club show the night before its release.
The group will play a special invitation-only concert at the famed Whisky A Go Go in Los Angeles on Thursday, May 26 as part of SiriusXM's Small Stages series. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming video of a performance of their 1984 classic, "For Whom The Bell Tolls", from a May 10 show at Estadio Do Morumbi in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The tune from their second album, "Ride The Lightning", was featured during the fifth stop on the group's recent South American tour, which wrapped up in Belo Horizonte on May 12. (read more)
Chicago rockers Counterpunch have released a brand new track called "Judgement Day". The song comes from veteran punk band's forthcoming album, "Rewire", which will be hitting stores on June 17th.
Jared Rohde had this to say, "So when I was writing this song I had sort of a comic book fantasy of what this song would look like and then what actually drove the lyrics. (read more)
Evanescence took to social media to reveal their new lineup following the departure of guitarist Jen Majura. They have moved bassist Tim McCord to guitar and recruited Sick Puppies Emma Anzai to take over bass duties.
The group broke the news with the following post on Monday (May 23rd), "Ladies and gentlemen, we have some very big news to share. Introducing our new guitarist... Tim McCord!! (read more)
Parkway Drive have shared an update with fans following their recent tour cancelation and explained that they are taking a break for mental health reasons, but reassured fans they are "here to stay".
The band cancelled their North American spring tour earlier this year and explained at the time, "the relentless nature of being in this band has given us very little time to reflect on who we are as individuals, who we want to be and the toll it is taking on ourselves and our friendships." (read more)
Hawthorne Heights have announced the brand new, Is For Lovers Festival, a multi-city experience set to make three stops in summer 2022 - Wichita, KS (August 27), Denver, CO (August 28) and Cincinnati, OH (September 10) - which features lineups carefully curated by the band themselves.
"Every single band playing is one we either grew up loving, have played alongside or simply enjoy hanging out with," says Hawthorne Heights front man JT Woodruff. "We wanted the line up to be diverse, inclusive, and created with a simple goal: LOVE AND COMMUNITY. We wanted the bands to feel loved, the fans to feel loved, and people of all walks of life to be represented and welcome." (read more)
Prog rock legends Yes have announced that Alan White will be sitting out the band's 50th Anniversary Close to the Edge UK Tour due to current health issues.
The Publicity Connection sent over the following details: Alan was really looking forward to playing live again preparing to celebrate 50 years with Yes, having joined the band for the July 1972 Close to the Edge Tour, coming full circle in 2022. Alan's close friend Jay Schellen will be taking on drumming duties in Alan's place. (read more)
Bleeding Through have released a brand new single called "Rage" that is the band's first new music in four years and comes ahead of the band's forthcoming performances at So What?! Music Festival, Blue Ridge Rock Festival and Furness Fest.
Frontman Brandan Schieppati had this to say about the new track, "Screaming into a microphone and playing music with my friends after 20 plus years and after a pandemic seemed like an impossibility. Low and behold here we are creating music again. (read more)
A Perfect Circle's Billy Howerdel has revealed a third track from his eagerly-awaited solo album, What Normal Was (Alchemy Recordings/Rise Records/BMG), with the arrival of "Beautiful Mistake".
"Beautiful Mistake" is the first of three additional songs that the A Perfect Circle guitar player plans to unveil each week in the lead-up to the June 10 album release with "Selfish Hearts" debuting on May 27, and "The Same Again" arriving on June 3. (read more)
The Sweet Things have announced that they will be celebrating the June 3rd release of their sophomore album, "Broth Leather", with a series of special record release shows.
They will be kicking the series off with a hometown gig at The Bowery Electric in NYC on the album's release date followed by stops in major cities including Nashville, Atlanta and Philadelphia. (read more)
Fozzy have announced a new North American fall leg of their Save The World Tour that they are launching to promote their new studio album, "Boombox".
The 20-date trek will feature support from No Resolve and GFM and is set to kick off on September 8th in Columbus, OH, and will wrap up on October 10th in Virginia Beach. (read more)
Richrath Project 3:13 have shared a video for their brand new single called "Heard It On The Radio", as their latest song to pay tribute to late/great original REO Speedwagon guitarist, Gary Richrath.
"The original idea for the song 'Heard It on the Radio' stems all the way back to the 80's, when I wrote most of the lyrics," says singer Michael Jahnz. (read more)
When Eric Church rallied the Choir just over a year announcing his 50-plus stop The Gather Again Tour, it was moments like April 13, 2017 at Allstate Arena he missed: bringing people together with their shared love of music, playing long and throwing a few surprises in along the way.
That night, five years ago, Church introduced a then-unknown Ashley McBryde: "I mentioned I had a guest and there's a young lady here who I have become a massive fan of, and you guys are gonna be a massive fan of her real soon. She's just starting this journey of her career and she's unquestionably my favorite artist out right now that's not out yet, but she will be real soon. So I invited her to come out and just her and I are gonna do an acoustic song that she wrote... please make welcome Ashley McBryde." (read more)
Limbs have released a visualizer video for their brand new single "Slow Burn". The track comes from their forthcoming seven-track EP, "Coma Year", which will arrive on June 24th.
Vocalist Austin McAuley had this to say about the new track, "'Slow Burn' is a first-hand account of dealing with anxiety and panic disorder. It lays out the inner struggle of combating all stages of a panic attack and the mental anguish that follows. (read more)
The Lickerish Quartet, the band featureing ex-Jellyfish members Roger Joseph Manning Jr. (Beck, Air, Cheap Trick, Imperial Drag), Tim Smith (Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, The Finn Brothers, Sheryl Crow, Umajets) and Eric Dover (Imperial Drag, Slash's Snakepit, Alice Cooper, Sextus), have released their third and final child, Threesome Vol. 3.
Threesome Vol. 3 makes its way into the world via remote writing, recording, and mixing. The challenges we've all faced these last years forced Roger, Eric and Tim to finalize this EP through a series of emails, and phone calls. Home recording studios were redesigned and outfitted to complete the final four songs that were originally written together in 2017. (read more)
Chase Rice has partnered with Forward Hospitality Group to announce a second iteration of his Welcome to The Farm entertainment venue. The brand-new Florida location, set to open in late July, joins the flagship location in Cleveland, Ohio which opened in December 2021.
Rice has been an integral part of the design process and location selection process for both venues, which offer live music, drinks and bar food in an environment representing the lifestyle behind his music. (read more)
Actor Ian Lake recently launched his music career with the release of his debut album, "What It Is", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the single "More". Here is the story:
'More' was a song that had an interesting journey of creation. A lot of songs come to me in a pretty straight forward way, but this one was all over the place. It all started in November of 2020, when a girl I had been seeing on and off, ended things with me in a text. When I asked if she was into going for coffee to talk about it, she declined, suggesting we talk on the phone instead. And it dawned on me. I wanted to talk in person because I just wanted to see her again. And she didn't want to see me. I wanted to be around her more than she wanted to be around me. It was the harsh reality that we just didn't want the same thing. That day I wrote in my journal: "I want to be around you more than you want to be around", and it instantly struck me as a song lyric. (continue)