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Day in Rock Report for 11/02/2022

Anthrax and Black Label Society are teaming up once again for a coheadlining tour. The new trek will be taking place early next year and will feature Exodus as a special guest.

They will be kicking things off on January 17th at the Revolution Concert House in Boise, ID, and will conclude the trek on February 18th in Oakland, CA at the Fox Theatre. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen are streaming a new lyric video for the title track to their forthcoming album, “The Miracle”, ahead of its box set release on November 18.

Sessions for what would become the UK band’s thirteenth studio album began in December 1987 and stretched out to March 1989. For the first time, Queen would share songwriting credits equally, regardless of who conceived each song, a consensus of opinion that was to deliver quality results. (read more)

Ministry have announced that their very first livestream concert will be taking place via streaming platform HITKOR on November 20th at 3 pm PT/5 pm CT/6 pm ET/10 pm GMT.

FR_PR sent over these details: The special streaming event will be available in more than 30 countries and was planned with European Ministry fans in mind after the band had to regrettably cancel a multi-country tour this fall due to unforeseen circumstances. (read more)

Fans that were not able to attend the An Evening with Dawes and Bahamas Tour earlier this year will be able to watch one of the shows via a streaming event on Tuesday, November 15 at 8 pm (ET), via Mandolin.com.

The stream will feature the performance captured at Iowa City, IA’s Englert Theater during the coheadline tour. “I thought I was going into this thing with a future nemesis,” says Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. “But I came out of it with a true friend. Between his good looks, his great tunes, and his high regard for self-care I was prepared to watch my jealousy take over. But he’s too inspiring of a presence, too kind of a soul, too open-hearted and collaborative as a musician. (read more)

Wishbone Ash, led by founding member Andy Powell (guitarist, lead vocals), will mark the 50th anniversary of their biggest selling, multi-platinum album, “Live Dates,” with tours of Europe, North America and the United Kingdom next year.

In the U.S., February and March will see the band traveling through the Northeast and Midwest, with an autumn tour through the South and West. As the first live album released by the band, “Live Dates” features selections from Wishbone Ash’s first four albums performed in concert during the summer of 1973. Reviewers have consistently listed it among the finest live rock albums of all time. (read more)

Zach Bryan and Tyler Childers have been named the headliners of the inaugural Two Step Inn festival that will be taking place on April 15-16, 2023, at San Gabriel Park in Georgetown, TX.

The vent will also feature performances from Wynonna Judd, Midland, Travis Tritt, Clay Walker, Mavis Staples, Tanya Tucker, Jo Dee Messina, John Michael Montgomery, Shenandoah, Paul Cauthen, country inspired sets from Diplo, T-Pain and more. (read more)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes have released a brand new single called "Parasite", and announced that they will be playing a special three-night residency at The Underworld in London on December 6th through 8th.

Carter had this to say about the new song, “‘Parasite’ was conceived on a particularly brutal trip to the seaside where both Dean and I were in a difficult time in our lives and feeling low. (read more)

State Champs have released a visualizer video for their brand new acoustic version of the track “Act Like That”, an unplugged take on the track from their latest album, "Kings Of The New Age.

Guitarist Tyler Szalkowski had this to say about the brand new rendition of the track, “We had a short press week back in June where we did some in studio acoustic sessions. (read more)

Chokesetter guitarist Steve Dickson tells us about the song "Motorboater", a track that comes from the band's first album, "Chokesetter I". Here is the story:

Ah, the leadoff track of our debut album. Where to begin? This was in the first batch of songs we wrote together, but the music was written entirely in a hotel room on the road a few years earlier. I had written the music and almost given it away as it didn’t fit the project I was doing at the time. I may have actually emailed it to someone to see if they wanted it. Good thing they didn’t! I don’t remember much about writing this except that it all came to me at once, changes and everything. I demoed it into GarageBand on my laptop and that was that. The intro to the bridge was originally guitar as I was working on some hybrid picking technique and threw it in for good measure. I tortured my bassist by throwing it to him to play as he didn’t see the point of the passage. I contend it gets you to the next part quite nicely :) (continue)

Lamb of God have announced that they are teaming up with Sixthman to launch the first-ever Headbangers Boat cruise that will be sailing October 31 - November 4, 2023, from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas aboard the Norwegian Pearl.

The cruise will include two unique shows from Lamb of God, featuring a complete performance of their 2004 landmark third album, "Ashes of the Wake", in its entirety. (read more)

Punk veterans The Dickies have released two previously unreleased songs, "Blink-183" and "Clean Money," as a new 7" single and digitally. Glass Onyon sent over the following details:

The A-side, "Blink-183," is a rollicking ride that offers everything fans of the newly-reunited Blink-182 could want...and just a bit more! As band founder and guitarist Stan Lee explains, the track was originally recorded for a Fat Records compilation, however "Fat Mike hated it. He said 'why did you write a song about Blink-182?' I said 'We didn't - it's about Blink-183' and he just didn't get it, so it's been buried on [former Dickies bassist] Rick Dasher's computer until now." (read more)

Imagine Dragons and Dave Matthews Band will headline the second edition of Innings Festival this March 18-19 at Raymond James Stadium Grounds in Tampa, FL during Grapefruit League's spring training.

The two-day festival will feature over fifteen artists, three stages with no overlapping sets from Weezer, Pitbull, The Avett Brothers, Marcus Mumford, The Revivalists, Japanese Breakfast and more, curated local fare, and numerous family-friendly activities. (read more)

Fit For An Autopsy, Full Of Hell, and The Acacia Strain have announced that will be teaming up next spring to launch a coheadlining tour of the United States.

They have also recruited Primitive Man as their special guest for the trek that will be kicking off in Brooklyn on March 8th at the Monarch and will wrap up on April 1st in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. (read more)

Puscifer have released the "Man Overboard" video from "Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film Featuring Conditions Of My Parole" to celebrate the announcement that they have extended the special viewing.

The special limited engagement, concert-meets-feature films: "V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for... era" and "Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole," have been extended for viewing via Puscifertv.com through Nov. 7 (initially the films were slated to run through the morning of Nov. 1). (read more)

Thrice have shared a lyric video for an acoustic version of their track "Summer Set Fire to the Rain". The studio version of the track appeared on the band's latest album, "Horizons/East".

Frontman Dustin Kensrue had this to say about the new unplugged version of the originally driving track that takes on a whole different vibe when performed acoustically (read more)

On January 20, Mercury Studios will a very special performances with Ella Fitzgerald: Live At Montreux 1969 on CD and LP. Originally released on DVD in 2005, this is the first time this concert is being made available on audio formats.

Live At Montreux 1969 captures Ella's very first performance at the famed Montreux Jazz Festival - an event that she would return to several times in the years to come. On this special night, she was joined by the Tommy Flanagan Trio for a set list traversing American classics and contemporary hits. Ella delivers her smooth, timeless renditions of "I Won't Dance" and "That Old Black Magic", along with her inspired takes on Paul McCartney's "Hey Jude", Cream's "Sunshine of Your Love", and Dionne Warwick's "This Girl's In Love With You". (read more)

New York dark alt-rockers Vajra recently released a music video for their single, "Crown Or Crucify" and to celebrate we asked Annamaria Pinna to tell us about the track and visual. Here is the story:

I was with someone I was planning on being with for the rest of my life. This person turned out to be someone different from who he said he was. In hindsight, he was just different from who I thought he was. I was attached to the image I created of him. (continue)

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