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Day in Rock Report for 07/13/2022

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen has announced dates for a 2023 arena US Tour with the E Street Band. The trek will begin February 1 in Tampa, FL, with shows wrapping up in Newark, NJ on April 14.

The series will kick off the band's 2023 International Tour with 31 performances across the US before heading to Europe; the shows will mark their first tour dates since February 2017 and their first in North America since September 2016. (read more)

Mastodon have released a cinematic, sixties inspired music video for their latest single "More Than I Could Chew" that was directed by Zev Deans [St. Vincent, Denzel Curry, Gojira].

Their camp sent over these details, "the clips nods to classic psychedelic horror with its bright color palette and tense take on the story of The Garden of Eden (read more)

Maneskin will play a special invitation-only concert as part of SiriusXM's Small Stage Series. The intimate performance for SiriusXM subscribers will take place at The House of X on Thursday, July 28th.

Maneskin's Small Stage Series concert will premiere exclusively on the SXM App on Monday, August 1 and can be heard in its entirety on SiriusXM's Alt Nation (ch. 36) on Friday, August 5 at 5:00 pm ET. (read more)

Keith Urban has announced that he has added Florida Georgia Line lead singer Tyler Hubbard to the upcoming fall leg of his The Speed Of Now World Tour.

Hubberd will be joining the trek, which also features special guest Ingrid Andress, on September 3rd in Mountain View, Ca at the Shoreline Amphitheatre. (read more)

Puscifer have announced that they have expanded their Existential Reckoning Tour, with a brand new six week fall leg of the trek in support of their Existential Reckoning release.

The band, which features Tool icon Maynard James Keenan, Mat Mitchell, and Carina Round, will be launching the new round of dates on October 13th in San Francisco. (read more)

(hennemusic) Joe Elliott performed the Def Leppard smash, "Pour Some Sugar On Me", with Billy Joel and his band during a July 9th concert at Comerica Park in Detroit, MI.

The rocker previously teamed up with Joel for the song during a 2018 show at Fenway Park in Boston, MA and a June 2019 event at New York's Madison Square Garden. (read more)

Oceans Of Slumber have shared a visualizer video for their cover of the classic hit "House Of The Rising Sun", which comes from their forthcoming album, "Starlight and Ash."

The band had this to say about the track, "With leanings and inspirations from the Texas/Louisiana border, we felt that this cover was a perfect fit to the storytelling essence of the album. (read more)

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are streaming video of their performance of their classic hit song, "Sweet Child O' Mine", from a June 28th concert in Dublin, Ireland.

The event at the city's Marlay Park is part of the band's current European tour, which opened in Lisbon, Portugal on June 4 and will wrap up in Hanover, Germany on July 15. (read more)

(hennemusic) Billy Idol has expanded a fall tour of South America. The rocker has added a second date in Buenos Aires, Argentina on September 13 and a September 15 event in Asuncion, Paraguay to the two-week series, which will open in Santiago, Chile on September 1.

Tickets are now on sale for all dates, which include a September 9 appearance at Rock In Rio and follow a run of US shows in August. Idol's return to the road follows news earlier this year that he pulled out of a North American tour with Journey after needing more time to recover from sinus infection surgery. (read more)

Valerian Sun have shared their take on the David Bowie classic, "Fame". The song is the follow-up to the group's debut single, "The Burnout."

The band was formed by former Days Of The New drummer Jon-Mikel Valudes, who had this to say about how they were inspired to cover the Bowie classic, "We were doing a photo shoot the night before recording and the photographer told us to put on some music. My girlfriend put on 'Fame.' (read more)

Bob Mould has added a new run of dates to his upcoming North American tour this fall and has also announced a July 30th make-up show in Seattle, WA.

The new tour leg travels from the Rocky Mountain states to the Southwestern US and Texas; from Bozeman, Montana to Austin, Texas. The previously announced dates for the tour begin October 7 in Louisville, KY. (read more)

Gibson has shared a new interview video with Pantera and Down legend Rex Brown about the release of his brand new "Rex Brown Signature Thunderbird Bass".

Rex has this to say, "Before meeting up in Nashville for a tour of Gibson USA, I got to meet the whole team at Gibson. Cesar Gueikian (Gibson Brand President), and I forged a strong bond that day, that I can only describe as 'Long Lost Brother's'! (read more)

Gary Clark Jr has announced that he will be returning to the road for a month-long fall headline tour across North America this September and October.

The tour is set to kick off September 9th in Birmingham, AL at Avondale Brewery, and will visit major markets coast-to-coast, and close out four weeks later on October 9th at Hard Rock Live in Wheatland, CA. (read more)

Kirk Fletcher has shared a lyric video for the title track of his long awaited seventh studio album, "Heartache By The Pound," which comes out Friday, July 29.

It was produced by Fletcher at the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. He had this to say, "My family is from Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and I remember visiting them as a kid. (read more)

Highly Suspect have announced that they will launching a fall headline tour of the U.S. that will feature support from special guests Artikal Sound System, Dead Poet Society, and Tiger Cub on select dates.

The band will be releasing their new album, "The Midnight Demon Club," on September 9th and will launch the supporting tour a few days later on September 15th in Minneapolis, MN. (read more)

Moths recently released their new single "Unbound", from their forthcoming album, "Space Force" (out August 12th) and to celebrate we asked Damaris Rodriguez to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Unbound was the first Moths song I wrote the lyrics to. At that time, I had only been performing the songs that were written by the previous singer. I had written the lyrics for several songs before but for my previous band, which were more into horror literature, the environment, and social stuff. I don't really have a recipe for writing a song. Sometimes I come up with the melody first and then write the lyrics according to the melody's metric. Other times I just start writing about something and adjust the lyrics to the melody I want to hear. I had no idea what I wanted to write about now or where exactly the band was headed towards, so I was secretly at a loss. I wanted to do something really good. I was the newest member, so you know, I had to look good here. (continue)

Five Finger Death Punch have announced that they have teamed up with Iron Maiden with a major in-game collaboration for the legendary metal band's Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game.

We were sent the following details: This exciting collaboration is a dungeon event called 'Afterlife' inspired by Five Finger Death Punch's forthcoming ninth studio album (out 8/19) & Knucklehead, 5FDP's iconic mascot featured on many of their album covers. (read more)

Def Leppard have been awarded with a Pandora's Billionaire plaque after the band surpassed over 2.5 billion total plays and counting on the platform to date.

The band is currently featured on Pandora's 'Hard Rock Billionaires' station, which is composed of all the billion-streaming hard rock artists in Pandora history. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica performed their 1991 classic, "Nothing Else Matters", during a June 22 appearance at the Prague Rocks festival in Prague, Czechia and the band has shared video of the performance.

The track was the third 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)

Amon Amarth have announced that they will be launching The Great Heathen Tour across North America this fall that will feature support from Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation.

The band had this to say, "North America, the Great Heathen Army is coming for you this Fall! We have been away for a long time and now we return to raid with the death metal event of the year! We will be sacking cities across the continent with our good friends Carcass, Obituary and Cattle Decapitation. We intend to bring a big show and give you a night that you won't easily forget. Miss this at your own peril..." (read more)

Nashville metal outfit Orthodox have released a music video for their song "Head On A Spike", to celebrate the announcement of their new album, "Learning To Dissolve," which will be hitting stores on August 19th.

Frontman Adam Easterling had this to say about the new single and video, "This is essentially the first song I have ever written to gloat about my backbone. (read more)

Indie artist Roye Trout recently released a new single and video called "Sugar Boy", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the brand new song. Here is the story:

I wrote the song "Sugar Boy" about an ill fated, unrequited love. Something that most of us know all too well. I was inspired by a story from my childhood that really resonated with me. It is the story of a pastry chef, contracted by the Emperor to work in the royal kitchen. The chef falls in love with the Emperor's concubine and becomes determined to win her attention. The concubine has an insatiable sweet tooth, and is never fully satisfied by the increasingly elaborate desserts that the chef conjures up in his kitchen. Desperate, the chef makes a deal with an evil spirit, asking to become that which the concubine desires. The malicious spirit deceives the chef, and turns him into pure sugar. (continue)

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