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Day in Rock Report for 06/21/2022

Metal legends and soon to be Rock and Roll Hall of Famers, Judas Priest, have announced a new North American leg of their 50th Anniversary Tour that will feature support from Queensryche.

The trek is set to kick off on October 13th in Wallingford, CT at the Toyota Oakdale and will conclude on November 29th in Houston, TX at the 713 Music Hall. (read more)

Eurythmics icon Dave Stewart and Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee have shared a music video for their forthcoming cover of The Everly Brothers classic's "Love Hurts".

They will be digitally releasing the cover this Friday, June 24th, and have shared the video for the track as a special preview for fans. Stewart had this to say, "My collaboration with Amy happened by chance, but turned into a magical adventure. (read more)

Ahead of the release of their new studio album Planet Zero on July 1st, Shinedown is putting Planet Zero in orbit, unveiling their interactive app, the Planet Zero Observer.

By allowing access to location and gyroscope on your mobile device, fans can discover Planet Zero in orbit, plus other secrets in the sky. By using the Observer, fans can unlock exclusive content, messages from Shinedown and CYREN, share content, and much more. (read more)

Manchester Orchestra have announced a new round of U.S. tour dates this fall, and have shared a brand new live video for their song "Dinosaur".

The song comes from the band's 2021 album, "The Million Masks Of God", and the live video was captured during the band's sold out hometown performance at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta last fall during their 11th annual festival 'The Stuffing.' (read more)

The Lumineers appeared on the on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert on Monday (June 20th) night where they performed their new song "A.M. Radio".

The track comes from the group's chart-topping new album, "Brightside" and video of the performance on the late night television show has been shared online. (read more)

For The Fallen Dreams have shared a music video for their brand new single, "What If", which is the first track they have released under their brand new deal with Arising Empire.

The track was produced by Jonathan Dolese at Konkrete Studios (Cane Hill), with vocal production by Daniel "DL" Laskiewicz (All That Remains, Bad Wolves) and visualized by Wombat Fire (Five Finger Death Punch, Asking Alexandria). (read more)

Immerser, the John Logan Parsons III's hard rock solo project, has released a brand new music video for his latest single, entitled "Blame".

Parsons had this to say, "'Blame' is the product of channeling all the angst and grunge of the 90s. It's a reminder of a time when we could say what we wanted, do what we wanted, think what we wanted. (read more)

Colorado rockers i.O. Underground are gearing up to release their "The Underside EP" on July 22nd and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the single "Wall." Here is the story:

The song "Wall" was conceived as many songs are: "Hey man....check out this guitar line." It was at its core a basic, solid melodic rock song. The guitar line proved more and more interesting as we listened back to it and the tracks started exhibiting depth and intent all on their own. The original version of the song was roughly constructed about 4 years ago. Far enough in the past that the song, while interesting in its original form, needed a little update, a "modernization" if you will. The synth sounds added a more modern feel that you hear in Wall's newest configuration. (continue)

The Mars Volta have returned with their first new song in a decade. The group just release their new single, "Blacklight Shine", along with an accompanying short film, and have announced new tour dates.

Cedric Bixler-Zavala says that the lyrics of "Blacklight Shine" help to illuminate the idea of "a wave of rolling blackouts washing memories onto shore, a heartbeat that still remembers everything." (read more)

In This Moment have announced that they will be hitting the road this summer and fall for their Blood 1983 tour with special guests Nothing More.

Kicking off August 26 in Evansville, Indiana - the Blood 1983 tour has the group set to take over stages in major markets including Dallas, Atlanta, Boston, Philadelphia, Cleveland, Los Angeles and Chicago from August through October 2022. (read more)

(hennemusic) Megadeth performed at Graspop Metal Meeting 2022 in Dessel, Belgium on June 17, and pro-shot video of the band's full performance is streaming online.

Last month, Dave Mustaine announced James LoMenzo as a permanent member of the group after the bassist was in the lineup in the mid-2000s and, as a touring member for The Metal Tour of the Year following the 2021 firing of founding member David Ellefson. (read more)

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses performed the 2022 tour debut of their 1991 hit, "Don't Cry", during a June 15 concert in Stavanger, Norway, and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced online.

According to setlist.fm, the concert featured the first appearance in group's set this year of the song, which has the distinction of being on both the "Use Your Illusion I" and "Use Your Illusion II" albums. (read more)

(hennemusic) KISS have announced the lineup for KISS Kruise XI. Fans can join the band and their guests aboard the Norwegian Jewel when it travels from Los Angeles to Cabo San Lucas and Ensenada, Mexico over two periods: week 1 takes place from October 24-29, and week 2 runs October 29-November 3.

Both KISS Kruise XI adventures will feature very special live shows from KISS, including an unmasked pool deck performance for all members of the KISS Navy and a masked electric show inside the ship's intimate Stardust Theater. (read more)

(hennemusic) Whitesnake are streaming audio of a 2022 remix of the title track to their 1984 album, "Slide It In", from a newly-available 1994 "Greatest Hits" collection.

"We found another rhythm track from [guitarist] John Sykes and we found a solo we didn't even know existed from John, so [the new mix of] 'Slide It In' is very different," explains David Coverdale in a companion video clip. "It's my favorite mix of everything we've done from the 'Slide It In' album - that and, of course, 'Love Ain't No Stranger'. Man, it's amazing....it's still part of the identity, but just making it beefier, you know...it's really good." (read more)

Matt Nathanson has shared his new single "German Cars" to celebrate the news that he will be releasing his new Butch Walker produced album, "Boston Accent", on July 29th.

He had this to say, "as a kid, I couldn't get out of New England fast enough. I left Massachusetts when I was 18 and would've moved to the moon if I could have. instead, I drove out to California with my buddy Jeff and never looked back... built a support system, a family, a career. (read more)

Meredith Lazowski just released her brand album, "Other Way Home", and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song "December". Here is the story:

The song "December," from my new album, is one I would love to share more about. I did not end up releasing it as a single, yet this song holds a special place in my heart as it was the first song I ever wrote and therefore my oldest tune. (continue)

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