Day in Rock Report for 07/05/2022
(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses have cancelled a July 5 concert in Glasgow, UK "due to illness." The band took to social media to update fans on the status of the planned show at Glasgow Green.
"Sadly, due to illness and medical advice, GN'R will not be able to perform in Glasgow, tomorrow 5-July-2022," advised the group in the social media post. (read more)
Kenny Chesney broke his 2018 attendance record at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, where he just playing to a crowd of 57,852. We were sent the following details:
It's been four years - and over 1,000 days - since tickets went on sale, yet No Shoes Nation has shown up and shown out with a passion unlike any other time for Kenny Chesney's Here And Now 2022 Tour. Having already shattered another record last week at Chicago's Soldier Field, the four-time Country Music Association and four-consecutive-time Academy of Country Music Entertainer of the Year was coming into his seventh Arrowhead Stadium concert hot. (read more)
(hennemusic) Def Leppard take fans behind the scenes of the making of a video for the "Diamond Star Halos" track, "Fire It Up." The song followed "Kick" and "Take What You Want" as the third single from the group's recently-released twelfth studio record.
"Diamond Star Halos" mixes the UK band's classic sound with early 1970s influences including David Bowie, T. Rex and Mott The Hoople, and features guest appearances by Alison Krauss and David Bowie pianist Mike Garson. (read more)
(hennemusic) Alice Cooper performed at France's Hellfest on June 24th amid his current summer tour, and pro-shot video of the rocker's full set is streaming online.
Cooper mixed tracks from 10 albums during the 75-minute appearance - opening with 1991's "Feed My Frankenstein" and closing with the iconic title track to his 1972 album, "School's Out." (read more)
Blues Legend Keb' Mo' has just been added to the lineup for Joe Bonamassa's Keeping The Blues Alive At Sea Mediterranean Cruise II Music Festival.
The lineup will also include Tommy Emmanuel, Walter Trout, Marc Broussard, Samantha Fish, Ana Popovic, King King, Jimmy Vivino, Blues Pills, Terry Reid, The James Hunter Six, Jackie Venson, The Suffers, Kris Barras Band, Selwyn Birchwood, The Reverend Shawn Amos and more. (read more)
Melbourne alt-rockers Yours Truly have shared their brand new single, "Careless Kind." The track comes from their forthcoming EP, "is this what i look like?", which will arrive on July 15th.
Vocalist Mikaila Delgado had this to say about the new song, "I wrote 'Careless Kind' after talking to a friend about my anxieties and listening to how chill they were about everything. (read more)
New Zealand based rockers Capital Theatre have released their Mike Clink (Guns N' Roses, Steve Vai) produced debut studio album, "A Hero's Journey".
Frontman Adam Stevenson had this to say about the 10-track effort, "The hero's journey is the blueprint for so many great stories of our time, and so we decided to map out the album based on that framework. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica rocked their 2016 track, "Moth Into Flame", during a recent appearance at the Firenze Rocks festival in Florence, Italy, and the band are sharing video of the performance.
The song was the second single from "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct", a project that earned Metallica a place in US chart history when it became only the second time that any band of any genre would have six consecutive albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200. (read more)
The 35th anniversary of The Grateful Dead's "In The Dark" 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, "To describe the passage of time, longtime Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter certainly was not the first to use the metaphor of a mighty endlessly flowing river, but in the Dead hymn 'Black Muddy River' which concludes the 1987 In the Dark album as well as my interview with the band's Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh, Hunter had the clarity and even the courage to acknowledge a lifetime in this world to be murky, where you cannot see the bottom or gauge the depth, with relentlessly perilous and unseen cross-currents, swirling eddies, and whirlpools. The paradox of course is that the same black muddy river of time has both the power to sustain life, to transport you away (for better or worse), and yet the potential to erode or even drown your life forever. (read more)
(hennemusic) Neil Young and Crazy Horse are streaming audio of the track, "Timberline", as the latest preview to the July 8 release of their shelved 2001 album, "Toast."
The song follows "Standing In The Light Of Love" from the project, which Young and the band recorded at Toast Studios in San Francisco, CA. (read more)
Israel born and LA based heavy rock artist OHP (Oren Halmut) has given the Spice Girls hit single "Wannabe" a metal makeover as his latest single.
OPH had this to say, "I chose 'Wannabe' because it's such an iconic song of the '90s-it's such a distinct time piece of that decade-and I really wanted to give it a modern take. I tried to stay true to the original while giving it a completely new tonality, so I kept the original key and bpm of the song, taking out all the bubble gum pop and replacing it with live instruments. (read more)
Singer-songwriter Brodie Dawson recently released her latest single "Will I Ever", and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song. Here is the story:
I wrote WILL I EVER the summer my husband and I separated. I was so heartbroken, bitter and lost and yet hellbent and determined to find myself again. (continue)