Day in Rock Report for 06/05/2022
(hennemusic) Def Leppard have debuted their latest album, "Diamond Star Halos", at No. 5 on the Official Albums Chart in their native UK. The band's twelfth studio album becomes their highest-charting set in the region in 26 years, since 1996's "Slang" also launched in the No. 5 slot, according to the Official Charts Company.
Previewed with the lead single, "Kick", the 15 track album mixes the group's classic sound while giving a nod to influences such as David Bowie, T. Rex, and Mott The Hoople, and features guest appearances by Alison Krauss and David Bowie pianist Mike Garson. (read more)
(hennemusic) The Red Hot Chili Peppers are streaming "Nerve Flip", which is an exclusive Japanese bonus track from their latest studio album, "Unlimited Love."
The song surfaces in sync with the launch of the band's global stadium tour in Seville, Spain on June 4. Produced by Rick Rubin, "Unlimited Love" marks the Chili Peppers' first US No. 1 since 2006's "Stadium Arcadium." (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing video of their performance of their 1984 classic, "Fade To Black", that was captured during a May 12th concert in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
The "Ride The Lightning" track was featured during the event at the city's Estádio do Mineirão, which served as the final show of a six-date South American tour. (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen have reached a new milestone on the UK charts with their 1981 "Greatest Hits" collection. The Official Charts Company notes that the package has reached the landmark of 1,000 weeks on the Official Album Chart.
Rising one spot to No. 18 this week, Queen now become the first British act - and third act overall - to achieve 1,000 weeks inside the Official Albums Chart Top 100 with an album after Bob Marley & The Wailers' 1984 greatest hits collection, "Legend" (1032 weeks) and the original record-setter, 1992's "ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits" (1048 weeks). (read more)
(hennemusic) Journey guitarist Neal Schon performed the US national anthem prior to Game 1 of the NBA Finals at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on June 2.
The game saw the visiting Boston Celtics defeat the Golden State Warriors 120-108 to take a 1-0 lead in the series. Schon was among the founding members of Journey, who formed in San Francisco in 1973; the band will release their new album, "Freedom", on July 8. (read more)
(hennemusic) Liam Gallagher has topped the UK charts with his latest album, "C'mon You Know."
According to the Official Charts Company, the project sold over 70,000 chart sales in its first to debut at No. 1 on the Official Albums Chart to earn the singer his fourth solo chart-topper, following in the path of 2017's "As You Were", 2017's "Why Me? Why Not" and 2020's "MTV Unplugged." (read more)
(hennemusic) Clutch have expanded their Collector's Series vinyl reissue series with the re-release of their 2005 album, "Robot Hive/Exodus."
Curated by bassist Dan Maines, the reissue is remastered and manufactured on 180-gram coloured vinyl, stored in extra heavy sleeves and limited to only 7,500 units worldwide. The gatefold jacket is printed on metallized polyester paper, and each album includes a numbered insert autographed by the band. (read more)
Reelz TV have announced that the special "Foreigner: Breaking the Band" will be premiering on Tuesday, June 19th at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT on the television network.
Here is the synopsis: "Formed in New York in 1976 by musical powerhouse Mick Jones Foreigner would become one of the most successful groups of all time as Lou Gramm's incredible vocals and unique talents helped the band to sell more than 80 million albums. (read more)