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Day in Rock Report for 08/18/2022

The first-ever, career-spanning documentary on the life and times of legendary metal icon Ronnie James Dio comes to cinemas worldwide for two days only on Wed., Sept. 28 and Sun., Oct. 2.

Executive produced by Dio's widow and longtime manager, Wendy Dio, and fully authorized by the artist's estate, "DIO: Dreamers Never Die" delves deep into the singer's incredible rise from a '50s doo-wop crooner to his early rock days in Elf and Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, to replacing Ozzy Osbourne in Black Sabbath, and finally cementing his rock star status with his own band, DIO. (read more)


Candlemass have premiered a music video for their new single, "Scandinavian Gods", to celebrate the announcement of their new studio album, "Sweet Evil Sun", which will arrive on November 18th.

Leif Edling said of the new single, "'Scandinavian Gods' is Slayer meets Queen and Judas Priest! It's about heritage and future and the fact that It is sometimes absolutely necessary to leave or at least doubt your old gods. (read more)


State Champs have announced that they will be hitting the road this fall for the Kings Of The New Age Tour that will feature special guests Hunny and Between You & Me.

Young Culture (11/11 - 11/20), Games We Play (11/22 - 11/30), and Save Face (12/2 - 12/10) also joining for select dates on the trek that is set to kick off on November 11th in Cleveland, and will wrap up with a hometown shows in Albany on December 10th. (read more)


Mongolian rockers The Hu have premiered the second part of their epic single/cinematic music video, "Black Thunder (Part Two)". "Black Thunder (Part One)" was released in July and has since garnered over 1.4 million views.

The videos for "Black Thunder" were filmed in the band's native country Mongolia and tell a powerful story of battle, faith, and death while celebrating traditional Mongolian values both lyrically and visually. They were directed by Erdenebileg Ganbold and THE HU's producer Dashka. (read more)


Troy Redfern has released a music video for his epic slide guitar blues rock anthem "Gasoline," the second single from his forthcoming album "The Wings of Salvation", which arrives on September 23rd.

Redfern said of the brand new single (out digitally this Friday, August 19th). "With Gasoline I wanted to write a positive, uplifting, good-time rock 'n' roll tune. (read more)


The Melvins have added Taipei Houston to the line-up on all six of the upcoming California stops of their Five Legged Tour that will feature We Are The Asteroid on all dates.

The new run of dates, The Melvins third tour of this year, will be kicking off on Septeber 5th in San Francisco, with Taipei Houston joining them on that date, as well as the stops in San Jose, Bakersfield, Petaluma, Felton, and Fresno. (read more)


The Experience Resorts and Upstart Entertainment have announced their punk rock n roll-inspired winter music festival, "Destination Chaos" at the Senator Puerto Plata Resort and Spa in the bohemian North Coast of the Dominican Republic that kicks off January 28, 2023.

The all-inclusive party spotlights more than 15 bands, some of which will be performing multiple times. The lineup includes the godfather of rock n roll, Iggy Pop, SoCal's classic punk from the Descendents, NY's Parquet Courts, Ukrainian gypsys Gogol Bordello, Peter Hook from Joy Division (performing the classic 'Unknown Pleasures' album in its entirety), Aussie sensation Amyl and the Sniffers, murder folk artist Amigo the Devil and East Coast favorites Bouncing Souls, (to name a few!) who will be performing on three state of the art stages throughout the beachfront resort. (read more)


Salt Lake City ska outfit The Anchorage recently released a music video for "When I'm In The Grave", from their new album, "Wild Stories," and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

From Derek: A few years ago I was at a cemetery and noticed an old guitar hanging in a tree next to somebody's grave. I strummed the remaining four strings, as is, and recorded a voice memo on my phone with the idea of turning into a song about "when I'm in the grave." Those four notes became the first chord of the song and the idea for the song became the first lyrics. (continue)


(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming video of a performance of their 1984 classic, "Ride The Lightning", from an August 11 show in Buffalo, NY.

The song was the title track to their second album, which they recorded in in Copenhagen, Denmark with Flemming Rasmussen, who would also join the group to produce 1986's "Master Of Puppets." (read more)


(hennemusic) Billy Idol is streaming a video for the title track to his newly-announced EP, "The Cage." The EP will be available on CD, vinyl LP, and limited edition red vinyl LP.

Due September 23, the 4-song set follows the release of Idol's 2021 "The Roadside EP," which included the Top 15 hit "Bitter Taste" and received praise from fans and critics alike. (read more)


Members of AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Def Leppard, Metallica, Blink-182, Pretenders and more have been added to the lineup for the Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concerts and the Foo Fighters have revealed how fans that cannot attend can witness the historic Wembley Stadium event.

Nasty Little Man sent over the following details: Foo Fighters together with the Hawkins family have teamed up with Paramount to take their all-star celebration of the memory and music of a rock legend worldwide: Paramount will present the September 3rd Taylor Hawkins Tribute Concert live to the world from Wembley Stadium in its entirety. (read more)


Supergrass have just unveiled the music video for 'Out Of The Blue' - the long lost lead single for their self-titled 1999 eponymous album, the X-Ray album.

Performed live over numerous festivals in 1998 (as featured in the video), the track was inexplicably left off the final album by the band. 'Out Of The Blue' will be featured on the 2022 remastered and reissued of the album that is set to be released on September 16th. (read more)


Young Culture have released a brand new track called "Good Karma." The song is the second new single from the band this year, following the song "Tattoo".

"Good Karma" was co-written by Paul Marc Rousseau from Silverstein and Alex Magnan says that it is "a love letter to New York City. A place where everyone can go to be someone and no one, about investing who you are in a place and sometimes getting nothing in return." (read more)


She Wants Revenge has recruited the legendary post-punk Manchester band Chameleons to support them on their upcoming North American fall tour.

"It's amazing," says vocalist Justin Warfield of their upcoming tourmates. "Since the beginning we've had the good fortune to play with bands who we love and who influenced us. So to share the stage with them is incredible. It's going to be a deep, beautiful night of music and we can't wait." (read more)


Gogol Bordello have released a music video for their new single "Take Only What You Can Carry (featuring Kazka)". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Solidaritine", which will arrive on September 16th

Eugene Hutz had this to say about the guest vocals from Oleksandra Zaritska, the singer from the Ukrainian electrofolk pop band Kazka, "She is a raucous rock singer, bringing an emotional message of the uprooted people whose lives were destroyed by this f***ed up war in Ukraine." (read more)


Luke Bryan has released a music video his latest single, "Country On", a track that is described as paying tribute to and honoring tribute to the everyday hard-working Americans who keep the country running.

The video was directed by Shaun Silva and features the often-unsung heroes including farmers, truck drivers, first responders, soldiers, cowboys and cowgirls, hometown heroes, parents and more. (read more)


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