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Day in Rock Report for 06/08/2022

The Foo Fighters have announced that they will be staging two special concerts in September to play tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins, who passed away back in March.

The first event will be taking place on September 3rd at Wembley Stadium in London, followed by the second concert n September 27th in Los Angeles at the Kia Forum. Special guests for the all-star concerts will be revealed soon. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page has revealed the band was approached to do an ABBA-style avatar concert. The Swedish pop superstars have recently re-attracted global attention with the launch of their ABBA Voyage experience in London, which mixes holograms of younger versions of the singers appearing along alongside a performance by a live band.

The Guardian reports that, well before there was talk of the ABBA recreation, Led Zeppelin was asked to do "that sort of thing", Page told an audience at the Hay festival. (read more)

Dance Gavin Dance have been removed from Coheed and Cambria's summer tour after frontman Tilian Pearson took a leave of absence from the group following sexual misconduct allegations that recently surfaced.

The band were planning to hit the road in support of their forthcoming album, "Jackpot Juicer", but they state that they are still planning to promote the record in other ways. (read more)

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen joined Coldplay for a pair of his songs during the band's June 5th concert at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, and fan filmed video of the jams have been shared online.

As Rolling Stone notes, Springsteen was a surprise guest late in the show during the UK group's second night at the venue. "I have a tattoo on my arm, because this person is my hero," Chris Martin told the crowd. "Please welcome - I can't believe we get to say it - but please welcome Mr. Bruce Springsteen." (read more)

Hollywood Undead have shared a visualizer video for their new single "City Of The Dead", to celebrate the announcement that their new album will be released this summer.

The new record, the band's 8th studio effort, will be entitled "Hotel Kalifornia", and it is set to hit stores on August 12th via BMG and will include the new single, as well as the previously released tracks "Wild In These Streets" and "CHAOS". (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing video of their recent Bottlerock Napa Valley performance of their 1991 Black Album classic, "The Unforgiven."

The track was the second single from their self-titled record - aka The Black Album - which delivered the band's commercial breakthrough as Metallica's first record to top the US charts while going on to sell 16 million copies in the country and more than 31 million worldwide. (read more)

Reelz TV have announced that the special program "Alice Cooper: Story of The Songs" will premiere on Sunday, June 19 at 10pm ET/ 7pm PT on the cable and satellite television network.

They sent over the following synopsis: "Alice Cooper has his own wild chapter in the story of rock music as one of the greatest showmen to ever perform. (read more)

Former Powerman 5000 guitarist Ty Oliver's Raygun Romance project recently released a music video for his new single "Adore You", and to celebrate we asked Ty to tell us about the song. here is the story:

"Adore You" is actually a remade version of a song I had finished last summer (2021) . The lyrics and hook in the chorus came to me rather quickly and seemingly out of nowhere. I didn't have a specific inspiration for them, but I was super excited about what I had and built the rest of the song around it. I finished a couple more tracks around this same time, and in comparison it just wasn't holding up and I decided to put it on the back burner. (continue)

(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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