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Day in Rock Report for 11/10/2022

This week, Gibson Gives--the charitable arm of Gibson the iconic American instrument brand--and the Guitars For Vets--celebrated U.S. Military Veterans ahead of Veterans Day with the "Rock To Remember" concert and a Live Auction at the Gibson Garage in Nashville. "Rock To Remember" raises funds to provide music programs for returning U.S. Veterans affected by PTSD.

The "Rock To Remember" concert was filled by performances from a diverse group of artists including Dave Mustaine of Megadeth, Scott Stapp, Kirk Fletcher, Emerson Hart, Tigirlily, Goodbye June, the John Bohlinger trio, U.S. Veteran Scotty Hasting, the Veterans of the Nashville Chapter of Guitars For Vets and host Jared James Nichols. The night included a live auction and charitable donations onsite which raised $15,000. (read more)

(hennemusic) Cheap Trick have announced that they have postponed a pair of US dates this week as lead guitarist Rick Nielsen continues to recover from "a minor procedure."

The Rockford, IL band recently announced Nielsen's health status and had singer Robin Zander's son, Robin Taylor Zander, step in to handle guitar duties in his absence this past week for shows in Port Huron, MI and Kalamazoo, MI. (read more)

The third and final chapter for Melbourne metalcore collective Void Of Vision's CHRONICLES saga arrives today - journeying deep into a sonic inferno via three blistering new tracks on the band's surprise new EP Chronicles III: Underworld.

Previously offering a shattering glimpse into the third CHRONICLES addition, the recent track "HELL HELL HELL" showcased blazing riffs, guttural vocals, and relentless soundscapes alongside measured progression that Jack Bergin, James McKendrick, Mitch Fairlie, and George Pfaendner have collectively pursued since forming back in 2013. (read more)

(hennemusic) Alice In Chains star Jerry Cantrell has announced a series of 2023 concert dates for the closing leg of his US tour in support of his latest album, "Brighten."

The rocker will be joined by Thunderpussy for the trek, which will open with three California shows in late February and wrap up in Tacoma, WA on April 1st. Artist presales are underway with general public tickets going on sale Friday, November 11 at 10:00 a.m. local time. (read more)

New Found Glory have premiered a music video for their new single, "Dram Born Again", which is the first taste of their forthcoming acoustic album," Make The Most Of It", that will be hitting stores on January 20th.

Big Picture Media shared the following details: The album features seven brand new tracks written in the wake of guitarist Chad Gilbert's cancer diagnosis, alongside seven live acoustic versions of fan favorites. (read more)

Brantley Gilbert has released his brand new single "Heaven By Then" which features guest appearances from Blake Shelton and Vince Gill and will be going to country radio next Monday, November 14th.

The song comes from Gilbert's new give track album, "So Help Me God". He said of the record, "In the past, my albums were almost direct reflections, direct chapters of my life. (read more)

After a three-year hiatus, premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents is pleased to announce return of Sonic Temple Art & Music Festival at the Historic Crew Stadium for four full days with a jam-packed rock music lineup over Memorial Day Weekend, May 25-28, 2023.

"Columbus, OH is such a special place to Danny Wimmer Presents," says DWP Founder Danny Wimmer. "It is where the company produced some of the biggest and most acclaimed rock festivals in the United States, so to be able to return home to Historic Crew Stadium to give fans Sonic Temple once again is going to be the highlight of 2023 for us. We can't wait to welcome everyone back!" (read more)

Montreal-based musician littleuniverses just released a new single "Sword", that features Arjan Miranda (Black Mountain) and producer Randall Dunn (Sunn O))), Anna von Hausswolf), and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The idea for the song came to me shortly after watching a metaverse presentation on YouTube given by Mark Zuckerberg. In his presentation, Zuckerberg introduced the metaverse explaining how it was an embodied internet, where a person is essentially "in the experience". He shortly followed this explanation with visual examples. While watching this presentation I saw how humans could "augment" their everyday reality in the metaverse. This transformation of themselves into a digital version within a non-video game environment, stirred fascination and discomfort within me. It tapped into a similar feeling that I experienced after watching the movie Ex Machina. (continue)

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