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Day in Rock Report for 08/04/2022

Minneapolis hard rocker Sleep Signals have announced their first tour since they were in a major bus crash last year that left some members with debilitating injuries.

The 'The Return Of ' Tour will be kicking off on September 29th in Redmond, OR at General Duffy's Waterhole and the band announced dates that run through October 9th in Okanogan, WA. (read more)

Sammy Hagar and Rush's Alex Lifeson and Geddy Lee are just a few of the all-star guests that bass icon Jeff Berlin recruited for his brand new tribute to the legendary Jack Bruce.

The new album, "Jack Songs" was released this week (August 2nd) and also features appearances from Gregg Bissonette (David Lee Roth), Gary Husband, Eric Johnson, Bill Frisell, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (Guns N' Roses), Alex Ligertwood, Scott Henderson, Marcus Miller, Ron Carter, Tony Levin, Michael League, Nathan East, Mark King, Bruce Guttridge, Billy Sheehan (David Lee Roth, Mr. Big) and Johnny Hiland. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones wrapped up their 60th anniversary European tour in Berlin, Germany on August 3rd and some fan filmed video footage has been shared online from the show.

The event saw the 2022 debut of the 1976 track, "Fool To Cry", and the "Exile On Main St." classic, "All Down The Line', during the final show of the series; the group have played a selection of fan favorites from the 1972 album during the tour, including "Sweet Virginia", "Rocks Off", "Happy" and "Tumbling Dice." (read more)

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott and Phil Collen celebrated the 35th anniversary of their blockbuster album, "Hysteria", on of Essentials Radio on Apple Music Hits and the show has shared some excerpts from the episode that premiered on Wednesday (August 3rd).

Guitarist Phil Collen said of the album's success and this special anniversary, "It's stunning. I remember hearing the mixes when Mutt first done them and thinking if my mum's the only person that gets this album, we've achieved it. Because it was everything that we set out to do and more, it was like that thing, going back to that Beatles thing of Sgt. Pepper's pushing the envelope. Being a rock band, a hard rock band, we felt we'd done that with this album and it just felt really good. So all the other stuff was gravy, especially when it come number one a year later or whatever it was. That was all gravy. But the real achievement was actually finishing it off and it sounding like it did." (read more)

"I always think like a singer when I play a Sting melody," says acoustic guitarist extraordinaire Tommy Emmanuel, who today (August 4) releases his video for "Fields of Gold," a stirring all-instrumental cover of the Sting gem he recorded with British acoustic guitar virtuoso Mike Dawes.

The song is featured on the upcoming five-song EP from Tommy with Dawes, Accomplice Series Vol. 3, due out September 23 on CGP SOUNDS. Watch the beautiful video here, filmed in Franklin, Kentucky amid the yellow sagebrush and directed and edited by Joshua Britt and Neilson Hubbard for Neighborhoods Apart. (read more)

Walker Hayes is enjoying the biggest hit of his career with his brand new single "Y'all Life", which has given his largest streaming debut ever, as well as the most adds at radio that he has ever seen.

"Y'all Life" just debuted at Country Radio as the most added song of the week, with 76 first week stations on the track. "We've been at this a long time, and I've never had this many stations add one of my songs on day one. (read more)

Bourbon House have shared a music video for their brand new single, "Resonate." The song is the first of 5 singles that the band plans to release this year.

The video was directed and edited by Jocelyne Berumen, and filmed at the historic Henry Miller House in Wausau, WI. (read more)

Japanese breakout metal outfit SiM (Silence iz Mine) have announced their return to the U.S. for the first time in six years following their first-ever and only appearance in North America at Knotfest in 2016.

The band will headline the New Crunchy City Music Fest at thes annual three-day anime fan convention Crunchyroll Expo on Saturday, August 6 at the San Jose McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, CA before making their way to Los Angeles for a sold-out headlining show at Echoplex on Tuesday, August 9. (read more)

Ascendia recently shared their new single, "This War", from their forthcoming album, "Parasite" and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

For those of you who do not know us, we previously released our debut album "The Lion and The Jester" all the way back in 2015. Yes, that is 7 years ago! To make a long story short, the band went through an identity crisis and needed to decide on a musical direction and focus. Over the 7 years we began writing songs and ended up with an 8 song demo CD. As happy as we were that we finally wrote some songs, we still felt like we were missing the mark. We were in a weird transition phase where songs were caught between a symphonic prog edge and heavy commercial hard rock. We ended up scrapping the demo and starting from scratch. We needed a more focused direction. (continue)

(hennemusic) Def Leppard are recapping the end of the first leg of their summer tour with Motley Crue with the release of new behind the scenes video from the road.

"Join the 8th episode of 'Behind The Stadium Tour' recapping the last few shows of the first leg of The Stadium Tour in Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Denver!," says the band. "We'll see you back on the road in Boston!" (read more)

Hatebreed have announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their classic "Perseverance" album with a special headline tour this fall.

The U.S. trek will be kicking off on October 27th in Virginia Beach, VA at Elevation 27 and will wrap up on November 20th in San Diego, CA at the House of Blues. (read more)

What started as a meme created by Modern Day Escape bassist and songwriter William Wenz about hosting a festival in a Denny's parking lot turned to reality as he created the When We Were Hungry Festival alongside co-founder/director and artist manager Mal Levy.

The inaugural event will take place in Las Vegas, NV on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21 at the 3,000-capacity venue Rockstar Bar - Concert On The Green. The festival will highlight independent-focused acts that represent a who's-who of the past and present rock, metal, punk and emo scene. The 2022 lineup will include headlining performances from punk rock icons Black Flag, legendary NY hardcore group Madball, emo rockers Secondhand Serenade and pop punk band Every Avenue plus more than 50 bands across two outdoor stages and one indoor stage over both days. (read more)

Lee Brice has reached a new milestone after he amassed 1 Billion streams on Apple Music worldwide. In the past three years, his Apple Music streams have more than tripled (+219%), helping to push his monumental climb to 1 Billion streams. This incredible milestone, combined with all other platform streams, places Lee's total digital streaming imprint at over 5 Billion.

"What can I say? This is absolutely incredible!" says Lee. "I am so honored and humbled that folks connect with my music. I never would've dreamed that my songs would be listened to by so many and I want to thank everyone who has supported me along the way." (read more)

Moonspell are gearing up for their first North American Tour in five years with the band touching down in the continent to celebrating the 30th anniversary.

The American Full Moon Tour will be launching on August 25th in New York City at Le Poisson Rouge and will conclude on September 18th in Boston at Middle East Downstairs. (read more)

Colt Ford has announced that he will headline the NRHA Concert Series Presented by 8 Track Entertainment at this year's Dodge Power Brokers NHRA U.S. Nationals.

Ford will take the stage on Saturday, September 3, at 3:00 p.m. at the event that is being held at Lucas Oil Indianapolis Raceway Park in Indianapolis, Indiana August 31st through September 5th. (read more)

Michael Schenker Group have shared a music video for the song "Fighter," which is a bonus track on the CD edition of the band's latest album "Universal."

Schenker had this to say,, "Here is our new video, 'Fighter,' from our latest album Universal. It's a catchy little song. Enjoy. We are currently playing festivals and it's a lot of fun seeing all of you happy faces out there. (read more)

Lorna Shore have announced that they will be launching The Pain Remains North American Headline Tour this fall that will feature support from Aborted, Ingested, AngelMaker and Ov Sulfur.

The tour is scheduled to kick off on October 21st in Philadelphia, PA at the Theatre of Living Arts and will conclude on November 20th in Montreal, QC at L'astral. (read more)

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