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Day in Rock Report for 09/20/2022

(hennemusic) The City of Pasadena, CA hosted a dedication ceremony for the Van Halen Stage on Saturday, September 17th. Pasadena Now reports that the Playhouse Village Park opened to festivities as the legendary local band were honored with the dedication of the park's Van Halen Stage.

"Regarded as one of the most successful rock bands of all time," reads the Van Halen Stage dedication plaque, "Van Halen got their start in Pasadena in the 1970s. They played 14 sold-out shows at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium between 1975 and 1978. Signing with Warner Brothers Records in 1978, Van Halen would go on to release their debut album and embark on their first international tour that same year. (read more)

Iron Maiden have recruited Within Temptation for the latest collaboration for their Legacy of the Beast free-to-play mobile game, which premiered on Monday night (September 19th)

So far this year the game has featured collaborations with Disturbed, Powerwolf, Arch Enemy, Five Finger Death Punch and now touring partners, Within Temptation, who will be joining Iron Maiden on the second leg of their US tour in October 2022. (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch launched their new studio album, "Sunrise On Slaughter Beach", during a September 17th free live streamed concert from Baltimore, MD.

Delivered direct from Hammerjacks, the appearance saw the band present all but one song ("Mercy Brown") from the record, including the live debut of three tracks - "Mountain Of Bone", "Jackhammer Our Names", and "Three Golden Horns" - for fans in their home state. (read more)

NYTT LAND embarks on a new musical journey to dark, western frontiers with their upcoming EP, Ritual: Blood of the West, to be released digitally via Napalm Records on November 18, 2022.

Based on tracks from their latest album, Ritual, that have been reworked in country style, NYTT LAND return with pristine interpretations of their own songs reimagined in gothic folk and western-inspired ways (read more)

Evol Walks just released their brand new single "Back Where You Belong" and to celebrate, we asked Leah Martin-Brown to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I can remember the EXACT date that 'Back Where You Belong' was written - September 6th 2019 in Studio City, CA with Producer and Songwriter Brian Howes. It was a beautiful 90 degrees Farenheit out...my favourite! (continue)

Warner Records have announced that they will be releasing the Red Hot Chili Peppers' new album, "Return of The Dream Canteen", in the 2xLP Neon Pink Vinyl as a special limited edition for this year's Record Store Day's "Black Friday" on November 25th.

They sent over these details: A special version of the new double-album from Red Hot Chili Peppers. The Record Store Day release includes 2 LPs pressed on neon pink vinyl + an exclusive 24 x 36 poster. (read more)

The 40th anniversary of Journey's hit song, "Faithfully," will be celebrated as the featured song on the season premiere of the ABC-TV comedy The Goldbergs on Wednesday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m.

Jonathan Cain, who wrote the song, had this to say, "It's truly an honor for me and my band mates to have 'Faithfully' featured in the season premiere of The Goldbergs. (read more)

Metallica's All Within My Hands foundation brings its Helping Hands Concert & Auction back into the physical world for its third year: On December 16, Helping Hands will make its Southern California debut with Metallica and special guests performing at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.

Tickets will be on sale to the public from 10:00am local time Friday, September 23 with a two-ticket limit per customer. As always, 100% of proceeds from this years Helping Hands event-tickets, fees and auction items-will go directly to help those in need. (read more)

System Of A Down's Serj Tankian has announced that he will be releasing his brand new 5 song EP titled Perplex Cities on October 21st and is previewing tracks via an augmented reality experience.

Tankian had this to say, "This whole collection of songs within Perplex Cities is a completely different sound than what I've done before. More electronic, subtle and deeper in terms of its layers of presentation musically. Perplex Cities gives off an aura that is unique and unlike my previous releases". (read more)

Paramore have added a New York City stop to their run of intimate performances across the U.S. The band will be playing at Beacon Theatre on November 13.

Tickets will be sold through Ticketmaster's Verified Fan platform. Fans can register now HERE through Tuesday, September 20 at 10pm ET for the Verified Fan presale. Registered fans who receive a code will have access to purchase tickets starting Friday, September 23 at 10am ET. (read more)

The Eagles icon Joe Walsh has announced that the sixth annual VetsAid benefit concert event will be livestreamed across the globe via the Veeps platform.

We were sent these details: VetsAid 2022 will feature sets from a newly reunited James Gang (Joe Walsh, Jimmy Fox and Dale Peters) for a final performance, or "One Last Ride," with special guest Dave Grohl as well as from Nine Inch Nails, The Black Keys and The Breeders. (read more)

Darius Rucker has teamed up once again with Chapel Hart. This time they collaborated together on the forthcoming single, "Ol' Church Hymn", which will be released on September 30th.

Rucker and the trio recently teamed up to perform Bonnie Raitt's "Something to Talk About" during last week's "America's Got Talent" season finale on NBC. (read more)

Toronto garage pop band Faiyaz and the Wasted Chances recently released their new single, "Flutter", and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Flutter is a song that has been around the block a few times over. Its roughly more then a decade old, and has had maybe 4 different versions vying to be the "single." (continue)

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