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Day in Rock Report for 11/14/2022

Kurt Cobain's 1989 stage-played, smashed and signed 1973 Fender Mustang electric guitar that was used on Nirvana's first U.S. Tour sold for $486,400 at Julien's Auctions' Icons And Idols: Rock 'N' Roll auction that ran from Friday, November 11th through Sunday, November 13th.

The auction featured a line-up of over 1,500 lots featuring memorabilia, wardrobe, musical equipment, jewelry and more from legendary musicians and pop culture icons, Cobain, Nirvana, Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Prince, Neil Young, The Beatles, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Steve Jobs, Steve Vai, Don McLean, Amy Winehouse, Michael Jackson, Eddie Van Halen, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tupac Shakur, LL Cool J, Guns N' Roses, Lady Gaga, and more, sold in front of a live audience at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York City and online with thousands of bidders, fans and collectors from around the world participating at juliensauctions.com. (read more)

George Strait has been named the headliner of the 2023 Buckeye Country Superfest which will be taking place at Ohio Stadium, in Columbus,OH on May 27, 2023.

The event will also feature performances from Chris Stapleton, and Little Big Town (who will be rocking select stadiums with Strait next summer), as well as Warren Zeiders. (read more)

Nashville rockers Country Westerns have released a music video for their brand new single "Money On The Table," which was produced by Matt Sweeney and the video was directed by Miranda Zipse (Miranda and the Beat).

Vocalist Joseph Plunket had this to say about the song, "'No money left on the table' was Matt Sweeney's mantra while making our new record. Instead of crass commercialism or economic concerns, I took it to mean every song needed to be perfectly minted and we tried to comply. (read more)

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen has announced details for a multiple-night residency on NBC-TV's The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon that he will begin this week.

The New Jersey rocker will support his newly-released album, "Only The Strong Survive", with performances on multiple episodes of the late night program. (read more)

KnuckleBonz have announced that they will be releasing "The Black Sabbath Iron Man Lager" as part of their Beverage Series, and the first Black Sabbath beer to be released under a multi-year deal.

According to the announcement, "The label art is in the classic Sabbath purple with a graphic treatment of a classic band photo of Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Bill Ward. This is from the Paranoid album era when things really began to change for the band with radio play of the single Paranoid." (read more)

Pierce The Veil released a music video for their new single, "Emergency Contact", to celebrate the announcement that their new album, "The Jaws Of Life", will be released on February 10, 2023.

Guitarist/vocalist Vic Fuentes said of the new single, "There's so much desperation underlying the lyrics of this song. It talks about a relationship where one person is ready to take things to the next level while the other is still unsure. One person is begging the other to either move forward or to let them out because being stuck in the middle is torture. (read more)

Royal Thunder have released a music video for their brand new single, "The Knife", which is the first new song from the group since their 2017 release "Wick".

Mlny Parsonz had this to say, "Coming out full throttle has filled my heart to the brim. Actually, I am exploding with joy! To feel like an outlet (music) was being ripped away from my existence, and finding myself here and now, holding it like a new born baby, brings me a sense of freedom and hope that I haven't felt in years. To everyone, especially Josh and Evan, that has been there on this journey -- thank you! Thank you for making this real again." (read more)

Windwaker have released a music video for their brand new single, "Left In The Dark," which marks the return of former guitarist Liam Guinane to group.

Guinane replaced Will King, who has left the group. The new lineup also features the addition of Connor Robins on synths and samples. The band had this to say about the lineup change and new music, "Life can feel so bleak at times, and especially in today's world, things are so complicated. (read more)

Long Beach, CA synthpop indie band Mono Sources just released their Hunter S. Thompson inspired single "Ninth Path", and to celebrate we asked Brett Bixby (Twelvehourmary) to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Ninth Path began as a beat on an MPC drum machine. I have always loved the notion of tactile drum programming on pads and after getting my legs on a newly acquired machine I began exploring a rhythm scaffolding that we could build upon. The sounds in an MPC are mix ready and quickly inspire other ideas, like poking a hole in the audio dirt and watching water spill out. Mono Sources is a synth playground. I came up as a kid having my first analog synths, a Yamaha CS-5 and a Roland Juno 106, playing along to Devo, Gary Numan, The Cars, Depeche Mode, Oingo Boingo, Rush ... anything with a keyboard melody that I could pluck out of albums. (continue)

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