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Day in Rock Report for 06/07/2022

(hennemusic) Queen have revealed some details about their plans to release an unheard song featuring their legendary late frontman Freddie Mercury later this year.

Brian May and Roger Taylor shared the news on Zoe Ball's BBC Radio 2 show prior to their performance with Adam Lambert opening Queen Elizabeth's Platinum Jubilee concert at Buckingham Palace on June 4. (read more)

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses performed a pair of rarities for the first time in 30 years at their 2022 tour launch in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4th, including "Reckless Life" and "You're Crazy".

As Rolling Stone notes, the band ripped into "Reckless Life," a Hollywood Rose cut from the live half of their "Lies" EP, for the first time since 1993, and, during the encore, they delivered the "Appetite For Destruction" version of "You're Crazy" for the first time since 1991; the acoustic rendition of the track, originally from "Lies", had long been a part of the band's set, but GNR hadn't played its faster, more raucous predecessor from their 1987 debut in over 30 years. (read more)

(hennemusic) Journey are streaming a visualizer video for their new single, "Don't Give Up On Us", which is a track from the iconic band's forthcoming album, "Freedom."

"It is a very melodic song," says Neal Schon. "It's soulful, coming more from that R&B place and a little more Motown sounding but it definitely rocks. I feel like it's got Journey all over it." (read more)

(hennemusic) Def Leppard has topped the US hard rock charts with their new album, "Diamond Star Halos." The project debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard Hard Rock Chart and enters the Billboard 200 at No. 10 after selling 34,000 equivalent album units earned in its first week.

Of that sum, album sales comprise 32,000; SEA units comprise 2,000 (equaling 2.7 million on-demand official streams of the album's songs) and TEA units comprise less than 500 units. (read more)

Halestorm have announced a brand new run of tour dates this September and October that will feature support from The Warning and New Years Day.

The new dates will follow their previously announced summer headline tour dates that will include The Pretty Reckless as direct support, along with The Warning and Lilith Czar. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Doobie Brothers have rescheduled a series of their 50th anniversary shows after members of their touring party tested positive for COVID-19.

"We want to apologize to our fans," announced the band on social media alongside a list of rescheduled dates. "Several members of the Doobies touring party came down with Covid and we had no choice but to reschedule the below dates. We look forward to seeing you all very soon." (read more)

(hennemusic) Black Star Riders are streaming a video for "Better Than Saturday Night", as the first preview to their forthcoming album, "Wrong Side Of Paradise."

Featuring Def Leppard's Joe Elliott on backing vocals, the tune is the lead track from the band's fifth album, which was recorded in the autumn of 2021 at Studio 606 in Northridge, CA and Toochtoon Sound in Redmond, OR with producer and longtime BSR associate, Jay Ruston. (read more)

Michigan rockers Of Virtue recently released a video for their new single "Hypocrite," and to celebrate we asked vocalist Tyler Ennis to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

We were in Ohio working with Andrew Baylis and Evan McKeever. It which was our first time working with them and one of our first times in a room together as a band writing new music since the pandemic began. The only ideas we went in with were that we wanted to write a "softer" song and a "heavier" one. Nothing else. No demo, no lyrics, we went in with a blank slate. (continue)

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