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Day in Rock Report for 06/16/2022

On Friday, June 24 at 12:00pm PT, Slash will be answering fan questions Live on Veeps and at 12:30pm PT, there will be an encore airing of the global virtual concert "Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators - Live From Boston," which is now one of Veeps most successful live concerts to date.

"Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators-Live From Boston" was shot on location at the group's sold out House of Blues show. The full production, multi-camera virtual concert event gives fans around the globe the chance to see SMKC's electrifying live show which The Chicago Sun-Times heralded "a rock-solid powerhouse" and "a curated, 21-song salute to some of their own best material" adding, "As long as Slash is still standing, rock music will always be alive and well" (3/3/22). (read more)

Hawthorne Heights have announced the full lineup for the Ohio date of their upcoming 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.

Newly announced acts for the final date include: New Found Glory, Motion City Soundtrack, The Amity Affliction, Silverstein, Real Friends, Holding Absence, Kississippi, Caracara, LURK, Leggy, Tweens, Vacation, The Raging Nathans, and Winona Fighter. (read more)

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band have announced his revised tour plans that include all 12 rescheduled dates that were postponed recently due to members of the band tested positive for Covid-19.

The Beatles legend, along with Steve Lukather, Colin Hay, Warren Ham, Gregg Bissonette, Hamish Stuart and Edgar Winter, will be kicking off the trek on September 5th at Tanglewood, in Lenox, MA and wrapping things up in Mexico City, Mexico on October 20th. (read more)

Bowie and Iggy Pop collaborator Tony Fox Sales has announced that he will celebrating the 45th anniversary of the Lust For Life album with a rare UK tour this spring.

The former Iggy Pop and Tin Machine bass-player will be is joined by legendary Blondie drummer, Clem Burke; vocalist, renowned broadcaster and Pet Shop Boys dancer, Katie Puckrik; Iggy Pop and David Bowie guitarist, Kevin Armstrong; guitarist, Luis Correia, who's toured internationally with Earl Slick; and classical pianist, composer, and touring member of Heaven 17, Florence Sabeva. (read more)

Jake La Botz has shared a music video for his new single "Hair On Fire," which is the title track to his forthcoming album, that is set to be released on September 9th.

"There's a saying in Buddhism," La Botz, who is also a meditation teacher, explains, "that one should practice as if their hair is on fire, which means there should be an urgency towards using the tools of meditation to open up and see what is. The message is: life is short and, if you want to wake up and discover what it's about, now is the time." (read more)

Jersey rockers Fragile Homes just released a video for their new single "Iconoclastic", from their new EP, "Summer Vacation. Forever, Forever," and to celebrate we asked guitarist/vocalist Joe Fenton to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

"Iconoclastic" was the first song on the record that ended up being tracked out and written. We were just getting into performing with a full band at the time and this song was one of the keys to getting our group dynamic together. After gluing everything together in Logic, I decided to put down a vocal take or two and with some tweaks we were all sure that this was going to be the sound Fragile Homes was going to roll with. (continue)

The Foo Fighters have announced the initial lineup of special guests for the Los Angeles tribute concert to pay tribute to their late drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The special event will be taking place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles on September 27th and will include The Police's Stewart Copeland, KISS cofounder Gene Simmons, Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx, Rush's Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith, Queen's Brian May and Roger Taylor, Wolfgang Van Halen, Chris Chaney, Omar Hakin, Josh Homme, Mark Ronson, Alanis Morissette, Luke Spiller, Rufas Taylor, Jon Theodore, Brad Wilk, Pat Wilson and Chevy Metal. (read more)

Ozzy Osbourne has shared an update with fans after he was released from the hospital following surgery on Monday (June 13th) to remove and realign pins in his neck and back.

The legendary vocalist took to social media and shared, "I am now home from the hospital recuperating comfortably. I am definitely feeling the love and support from all my fans and send everyone a big thank you for their thoughts, prayers and well wishes during my recovery." (read more)

Norma Jean have released a music video for their new single "Call For The Blood" to celebrate the news that they will be releasing their new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me," on August 12th.

Cory Brandan had this to say about the new single, "Accept that everything is a draft," says about the song. "It helps to get it done. We banded together to make this record and to me, this song is the rallying cry. (read more)

Seether have released a music video for "What Would You Do?" which is a track from the upcoming deluxe edition of their most recent album, Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum.

The video was directed by Jon Vulpine (Three Days Grace, Skillet, Backstreet Boys), "takes the band's well-known predilection for horror-film exhibitionism to a new level", according to the announcement. (read more)

Chris Clark has released a brand new single "The Girls Of Tennessee," which he cowrote with the song's producer Tommy Collier (Katy Perry), and is said to be the first of a waterfall of releases coming from Chris this year.

"The Girls Of Tennessee" is billed as "the modern day, contemporary country response to The Beach Boys' hit, 'California Girls'", according to the announcement. (read more)

Young the Giant returns with their brand new single "Wake Up" available everywhere now via AWAL/Jungle Youth Records. The song marks the first glimpse into the group's forthcoming fifth studio release, American Bollywood, which will be told in four acts.

"'Wake Up' is where this story begins: a fever dream from the poet Vyasa of past lives and visions, the journey of this band and all of our collective identity over the last four years, and the prologue to our fifth studio album: American Bollywood," lead vocalist Sameer Gadhia says of the track. "American Bollywood will be told in four acts: Origins, Exile, Battle, and Denouement." (read more)

Lonely Robot, the project masterminded by vocalist, guitarist & producer John Mitchell, are pleased to announce the release of their fifth studio album "A Model Life" on August 26th, 2022.

John comments: "Making 'A Model Life' was very much a lifeline and indeed wake up call at the end of a particularly personally challenging couple of years. (read more)

Red Spot Rhythm Section recently released their new singles "Tainted Love/Don't Cry" (covers of the Gloria Jones, later Soft Cell hit and The Cure's "Boys Don't Cry") and to celebrate we asked Josh Siegal to tell us about the tracks. Here is the story:

This single started out when I was washing dishes one day and heard "Tainted Love" on WXRT, one of my favorite Chicago radio stations. Being the highly distractible person I am, I immediately stopped doing the dishes and picked up my guitar and learned the tune, which I then played nonstop for the next hour, going faster and faster each time. I really liked the vibe of it up-tempo like that, almost but not quite a ska beat. I then fleshed out an arrangement with soul-band-style breaks and added the rest of the parts. I had Claire Liparulo in mind for the vocal from the start, and I was really glad she was available to work on it - her performance is perfect. (continue)

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