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Day in Rock Report for 05/31/2022

(hennemusic) Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss reunited at Creatures Fest in Nashville, TN on May 27 to perform a pair of classic tracks from their former band, and video from the event has surfaced online.

After the first three songs of his set, Frehley welcomed Criss to the stage to handle lead vocals for the 1976 "Rock And Roll Over" hit, "Hard Luck Woman", and to sit in on drums and vocals for the group's 1974 "Hotter Than Hell" track, "Strange Ways. (read more)

The Used have canceled their appearance at the Slam Dunk Festival in the UK this week because frontman Bert McCracken is seeking "professional treatment and self-care" for his mental health struggles.

McCracken had this to say, "I have always been open about my struggle with mental health and have recently found myself facing new and overwhelming challenges. For this reason, I won't be able to play the upcoming shows at Slam Dunk. (read more)

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen has expanded his 2023 European tour with the E Street Band with the addition of four new concert dates to the recently-announced schedule.

"More shows have been added in Dublin, Oslo, Gothenburg & Paris," says Springsteen. "Tickets in The Netherlands, Denmark, France, Germany & Austria go on sale this week! (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica performed the 2008 "Death Magnetic" rarity, "Cyanide", during a May 12 concert in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, and the band are sharing video from the event.

The show marked the 2022 tour debut of the track and only the sixth time the group included the tune in their setlist since 2015. Metallica's appearance at the city's Estadio do Mineirao served as the final gig of a South American tour, which opened in Chile before playing Argentina and four stadium dates in Brazil. (read more)

(hennemusic) Jimi Hendrix will be honored with a rare, second UK historical blue plaque as part of a June 10 event at London's Hard Rock Hotel in Marble Arch.

The permanent marker will commemorate Jimi's last London residence, known then as the Cumberland Hotel, before his untimely death in 1970. As part of the festivities, there will be a screening of the documentary "Music, Money, Madness... Jimi Hendrix in Maui", which received a Grammy nomination for Best Music Film last year; there will also be an exclusive Q&A with Jimi's sister Janie Hendrix, his producer/engineer Eddie Kramer, and the film's director John McDermott. (read more)

Falling In Reverse have shared the video for their brand new single "Voices in My Head." The song follows "Zombified," which recently ascended to No. 1 on the active rock radio charts.

Both tracks will live on the band's forthcoming Neon Zombie EP. For the track, frontman Ronnie Radke had a very specific and clear vision for the video (read more)

(hennemusic) Legendary Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is revisiting the track, "Please Read The Letter", on the latest episode of his Digging Deep podcast series.

Written by Plant, Jimmy Page, Charlie Jones and Michael Lee, the song first appeared on the 1998 Page/Plant album, "Walking Into Clarksdale"; the singer later revamped a version of the tine for his 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss, "Raising Sand." (read more)

(hennemusic) The David Bowie camp will release two very special 50th anniversary vinyl editions of his 1972 album classic, "The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars", on June 17.

Originally introduced with the hit lead single, "Starman", the record introduced the world to the singer's iconic, gender-bending stage persona Ziggy Stardust. (read more)

The 50th anniversary of The Eagle's debut 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, "Down through the history of mankind, first flights such as The Eagles are revered: the Montgolfier brothers in Paris in 1783 with their hot air balloon; the Wright brothers in 1903 with powered flight; Charles Lindbergh's first transatlantic flight; Yuri Gagarin first into space in 1961, Alan Shepard first American to do so, and Apollo 11's Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, first to land on the Moon and return with Michael Collins in July 1969; and on Earth, Dick Rutan and Jeana Yeager flew around the world in 1986 without ever landing! In June 1972, when the debut album by a Southern California-based band The Eagles was quietly released, it had none of the anticipated date-with-destiny public spectacle shared by all of the aforementioned events. But history proved that the original quartet's first flight would quickly allow a career to take wing that would soon soar, resulting in The Eagles becoming the most popular American band ever. (read more)

The Melvins will continue to be busy on the road this year with the announcement that they will be launching their The Five Legged Tour this fall, following their The Electric Roach Tour this summer.

The new trek will feature support from We Are The Asteroid and is set to kick off on September 5th in San Francisco and will wrap up with the very special The Halloween Freakout event in Los Angeles on October 29th. (read more)

Steve Earle has released his new album, "Jerry Jeff", which pays tribute to Jerry Jeff Walker, the influential cowboy troubadour who passed away on October 23, 2021.

After performing in Texas at a concert celebrating Walker's life, Earle took his band, The Dukes, to Electric Lady Studios in New York, where they recorded 10 of Walker's songs. (read more)

blacktoothed have shared a music video for their new song "Between You and the World." The track comes from the group's forthcoming debut album, "JULI," which will arrive on July 29th.

Hendrik had this to say, "The song actually has a great story to it, since it holds our beloved 5-minute-guitar-solo. The song really got flipped around in the studio and originally didn't have a solo, but then when we needed one, [guitarist] Matti had to write one on the spot. It took her five minutes!" (read more)

Blind Guardian have shared a music video for their new song "Blood Of The Elves" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their new album, "The God Machine", on September 2nd.

Hansi Kursch had this to say about the new song, "'Blood Of The Elves' features a pretty heavy side that the avid fan of Blind Guardian hopefully enjoys well. More than well, I'd guess. (read more)

Oceans have shared their new single "I Want To Be Whole Again". The song comes from their forthcoming digital EP, "Hell Is Where The Heart Is - Part II: Longing", that will be released on July 29th.

Timo Rotten had this to say about the new single, "This song was written in the midst of the pandemic at a low point in our lives. We had just lost one of the most important foundations of our sanity: playing live music. (read more)

Edgar Winter has released a visualizer video for the song "Stranger", which is the latest single from "Brother Johnny", his all-star tribute album to his legendary brother Johnny Winter.

The song features Michael McDonald (vocals), Joe Walsh (lead guitar), and Ringo Starr (drums) who join Edgar (on piano, mellotron, and synth), Tim Pierce (electric and acoustic guitar), Bob Glaub (bass) and Kenny Aronoff (on percussion). (read more)

Vader have announced the dates for their upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand and also shared their plans to launch An Act of Darkness in Asia tour in October.

Peter said of the newly announced dates, "VADERMANIAX!!! ARE YOU READY??? \m/ We plan to visit Australia and New Zealand in October 2022. A tour organized in cooperation with Creative Music, Massive Music, Slamman Booking Asia, Hardline Media and Val Knut will bring our new hell-thunder set to you!" (read more)

Swedish rockers Aviana have shared a music video for their new single "Anomaly". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Corporation", which will arrive on August 3rd and will include their previous sinlge "Obsession".

Frontman Joel Holmqvist had this to say about the new song, "The word 'Anomaly' is described as 'something that deviates from what is standard, normal, or expected. (read more)

Shillong, India based rockers Dymur have captured a lot of attention with their latest two singles, "Rape Culture" and "Child Abuse", and we asked Cornelius Kharsyntiew to tell us about both tracks. Here is the story:

Rape Culture

I formed Dymbur in the year 2012 and we've been playing progressive/djent metal since then. Dymbur is a word of 'Khasi' origin which translates to fig tree, and the 'Khasis' are an indigenous tribe that belong to the Northeastern part of India.

We released our debut album under the same genre in 2019, which gained quite an attention in the Indian Metal Scene, but we wanted to do more and push our music outside India. It was during the pandemic in 2020 when there was a worldwide lockdown, this made me wanted to think about how we should move ahead with the band and our music. To focus more on getting our music heard outside our country. I then had a word with my band mates and told them that we should try an incorporate our 'Khasi' traditional folk instruments with metal/djent music, which they eventually agreed on. I had to call in new band members to the lineup as well. (continue)

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