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Day in Rock Report for 06/20/2022

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters has announced that he will perform on the Tuesday, June 21 episode of CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The rocker will launch his This Is Not A Drill North American tour in Pittsburgh, PA on July 6. The 2022 series was originally set to take place in 2020, but was postponed due to the pandemic. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are sharing an update on their 60th anniversary tour after the series was recently affected when Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19 just hours before a June 13 concert in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

"The Stones are delighted to confirm the rescheduled date for the postponed concert in Amsterdam. The show will now take place on July 7 2022," announced the band on social media. "The Stones send their deepest apologies to fans who were set to see the band in Amsterdam on Monday and can't wait to see you on July 7." (read more)

Florence + The Machine joined SiriusXM's Spectrum Sessions for a special acoustic performance of her new album Dance Fever and a reimagined cover John Lennon's "Jealous Guy."

The full session aired on SiriusXM's The Spectrum (ch.28) and is available on the SXM App. SiriusXM have shared a video of the performance of the John Lennon classic. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queensryche are streaming audio of a brief clip of "In Extremis", as a preview to its inclusion on their forthcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance."

Due October 7, the group recorded the follow-up to 2019's "The Verdict" with producer Chris "Zeuss" Harris. "Digital Noise Alliance" will mark the recording debut of touring drummer Casey Grillo, who's been in the band's lineup since 2017 (singer Todd La Torre handled drums on the 2019 album). (read more)

A preorder has been launched for the new book, "Pink Floyd - The Animals Tour - A Visual History" by Glenn Povey. We were sent the following details about the release:

Pink Floyd's 10th studio album "Animals" was released almost 10 years on from their psychedelic debut that launched the band on to the world stage. But this release couldn't be farther from "The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn" if you tried: It was a hard-hitting politically charged heavy rock album. Its three central pieces, "Pigs (Three Different Ones)", "Dogs" and "Sheep" each extending to over 10 minutes each drew parallels with George Orwell's dystopian nightmare "Animal Farm". Its lyrics continued to project Roger Waters' eternal themes of life's struggles where the subservient masses are sheep controlled by tyrannical pigs and authoritarian dogs. (read more)

Kataklysm and Ex Deo frontman Maurizio Iacono has given fans their first taste of his new solo project Invictus with the release of a video for the first single "Exiled", from the project's debut album, "Unstoppable", which will be released on September 23rd.

Iacono recorded the new album with longtime collaborator J-F Dagenais (guitarist for Kataklysm and Ex Deo), producer/main songwriter Chris Clancy (Mutiny Within), and drummer Jeramie Kling (Venom Inc., Inhuman Condition). (read more)

Spielbergs have shared their brand new single, "'Every Living Creature". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Vestli", which is set to hit stores on August 19th.

Singer and guitarist Mads Baklien says that the new song is "a straight up rocker about when a relationship between two people gets polluted by something that is always left unsaid. (read more)

Derek Sherinian (Sons of Apollo, Black Country Communion) just released a video for his new single "The Scorpion" from his forthcoming album, "Vortex", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

"Scorpion", like many of my songs, is the result of jamming, then stumbling on a riff. I developed the opening riff and melody, then sent it over to Simon Phillips. He then tweaked my melody a bit, then wrote the awesome B Section. (continue)

Legendary Motorhead frontman Ian 'Lemmy' Kilmister has had a portion of his ashes enshrined at this year's Hellfest Festival in Clisson, France within a new, giant statue of the man, and the official ceremony to recognize this unique memorialization will occur on June 23, 2022.

With band mates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee present, it is the perfect moment to honor Lemmy's life. After the Scorpions close the show, band mates Phil Campbell and Mikkey Dee will say a few words, a tribute video to Lemmy will play and Phil and Mikkey will raise a toast to the immortal and eternally popular Kilmister at the monument itself. The ceremony formally recognizes Lemmy's love of both the road and the fans, which is where he always felt most comfortable. (read more)

Kenny Chesney is celebrating his long-awaited concerts in Pennsylvania where he broke his personal attendance record. His camp sent over the following recap: The first anchor dropped June 7 for Kenny Chesney's June 11 show at Pittsburgh's Heinz Field. By 10 a.m. on show date, the boats were eight deep on the Allegheny River as the No Shoes Nation Navy turned out in full force for the man the Wall Street Journal called "The King of the Road."

Inside the stadium, there 53,205 people packed into the stadium for a reunion four years in the making... offering an almost full-minute ovation after "I Go Back," a freewheeling "Guitars and Tiki Bars" and a hard-charging "We Do," the album track that's become the rallying cry for No Shoes Nation. (read more)

Genesis Publications have set a March 7, 2023, for "Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard," which is billed as part memoir, part scrapbook, and the ultimate record of Def Leppard's legendary career.

Here is synopsis: "Offering fans the most personal and comprehensive record of Def Leppard's history to date, Definitely: The Official Story Of Def Leppard is narrated by the band in their own words, illustrated with photography and memorabilia from the Def Leppard archives. (read more)

I Prevail have released a music video for their new single "Body Bag", to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their new album, "True Power" on August 19th.

Frontman Brian Burkheiser had this to say, "Trauma was a very reflective record. I'd struggled with a major vocal injury and had been wondering whether I wanted to continue doing this thing at all. Eric [Vanlerberghe] had also lost his best friend over that same time, so there was a lot of heartache behind it. (read more)

The 35th anniversary of Sammy Hagar's 'I Never Said Goodbye' 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, After years of struggle as the undercard rock palooka who could take a punch and never go down, in 1984 Sammy Hagar answered the bell and came out swinging, scoring a technical knockout with his mainstream hit 'I Can't Drive 55' from his eighth solo album VOA. Then in 1987 Sammy won by a knockout with his solo album I Never Said Goodbye, at #14 his highest charting album ever, and that while being newly installed as Van Halen's lead singer. (read more)

Organizers have announced the stages and set times for both Rebellion Festival in The Winter Gardens and the new R-Fest outdoor festival, situated in front of Blackpool Tower on the promenade directly down from the Winter Gardens.

Rebellion Festival is the largest punk and alternative festival in the world and is returning this year to full-strength for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, with a robust line-up of punk legends that includes Sham 69, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks, Cock Sparrer and Stiff Little Fingers among many, many more. (read more)

The Dangerous Summer have released a brand-new single called "All I Ever Wanted Was A Chance To Know Myself". The song is now available on all music platforms.

"We are really excited to share our new single with the world finally," says the band. "This song was one of the first tracks written for the album, and it really set a tone for the record with its grungy sparkle. Cannot wait to show everyone where this road leads to." (read more)

Stacy Antonel just released her new album, "Always The Outsider" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song, "Not Looking For Love". Here is the story:

"Not Looking for Love" is a feminist punk-country song about doing what you want with your life. I was sitting on my porch in Nashville, looking at all my dead potted plants, and the line "love grows where you water it" popped into my head. Things flourish where you put your attention, and I just haven't been directing any of my attention toward finding a romantic partner. I'm so career-oriented right now that even being in my thirties, any sort of settled romantic or parental life feels very far off for me. I'd written the line "I've got a heart like Magellan and a pussy in rebellion" a few months earlier, and it fit into the song perfectly as the chorus. It speaks to both bucking societal expectations for women and the ever-ticking biological clock. These things affect women in a unique way, and there's a fair amount of anger in the song for that reason. I can really channel my rage when I'm singing this tune. There's rage, and there's disdain for how some people disappear off the face of the earth when they get into a relationship, but there's also just the acknowledgement that I need to figure my sh*t out before I can enter a relationship in good faith. I'm not closing the door on love; I just have better things to do right now. (continue)

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