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Day in Rock Report for 09/19/2022

Ozzy Osbourne has a lot to celebrate. The legendary metal vocalist just landed the highest chart position of his career in his native UK and scored a Top 5 debut in the U.S.

The Black Sabbath icon's new studio album, "Patient Number 9", debuted at No. 2 on the UK album chart, beating his previous No. 3 placement with his 2020 album, "Ordinary Man". (read more)

The 45th anniversary of Steely Dan's 'Aja' 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, "Upon its September 1977 release, Steely Dan's Aja simply stood apart, from the sleek limousine-black cover, to its mysterious title, to its impeccable sound and its musical cast of the best jazz and rock musicians extant. And over the four and a half decades since, time has done nothing to diminish its impact and stature as one of the greatest albums of the last half of the 20th century. Donald Fagen is my guest along with my archival interview with the late guitarist/composer Walter Becker for the inside story of 'Black Cow','Josie','Peg','Deacon Blues','Home at Last', and the sublime 'Aja'. (read more)

Journey guitarist Neal Schon has revealed that the band plans to once again team up with Toto for a tour that they will be launching in the U.S. early next year.

The two bands teamed up early this year for U.S. tour and Schon shared during an appearance on the Talk Is Jericho podcast that they will not only being doing U.S. dates, but also shows in Europe and Japan, and a chance of South American dates. (read more)

"80s Hair Bands" is just one of the topics that AXS TV's original countdown program "The Top Ten Revealed" will be covering when the fifth season resumes next month.

The late David A. Arnold is one of the new experts in the season, taping his humorous commentary this past July. Other guests will include Sebastian Bach, Lisa Loeb, Carnie Wilson, Kenny Aronoff, Matt Pinfield and more. (read more)

This year marks the 40th anniversary of "Valley Girl," Frank Zappa's sardonic, GRAMMY-nominated Top 40 hit co-written with and featuring his then teenage daughter Moon Unit Zappa offering up the "totally bitchin'" local slang of the day over a gonzo riff set to an energetic beat.

Released in 1982, the satirical track - which poked fun at the teen culture of Southern California's San Fernando Valley - became the innovative artist's biggest hit in the U.S. and inadvertently popularized "Valspeak" across the nation while capturing the zeitgeist of the day. (read more)

A rarity track called "I'll Try Again Today", from John Entwistle, late legendary bassist for The Who is now streaming online as a preview to a new rarities collection that will be released in October.

Chipster shared these details: Rarities Oxhumed - Volume One is the first in a series of posthumous releases coming from John Entwistle as part of a new partnership with Deko Entertainment and longtime friend and collaborator Steve Luongo. (read more)

The Mars Volta have released their seventh studio album. The self-titled 14 tracks effort challenges everything you thought you knew about The Mars Volta, delivering a new sound for the group.

Big Picture Media sent over these details: It shakes loose the band's long-standing shibboleths - the dizzying, abrasive prog stylings of earlier albums absent. 'The Mars Volta' pulses with subtle brilliance, Caribbean rhythms underpinning sophisticated, turbulent song craft. This is guitarist/composer Omar Rodríguez-López and singer/lyricist Cedric Bixler-Zavala at their most mature, most concise, most focused. Their sound and fury channeled to greatest effect. (read more)

Arizona rockers Archetypes Collide have released a music video for their brand new single, "My Own Device". The song is the follow-up to their previous video/single, "Undertow."

Frontman Kyle Pastor had this to say about the new track, "Sometimes I feel like it's useless to try to change my habits if I'm just going to fall back into the same vices. (read more)

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