Day in Rock Report for 06/14/2011
(Jam!) Amy Lee has dealt former boyfriend Shaun Morgan another blow - she has stolen his guitarist for her band Evanescence. Troy McLawhorn quit Morgan's group Seether earlier this year due to "personal friction" with a bandmate, and now he has rejoined Lee and Evanescence - the band he left to join Seether in 2008. more
(BW&BK) According to an update from Noisecreep.com, an un-named project featuring Mastodon guitarist Brent Hinds (pictured), Dillinger Escape Plan guitarist Ben Weinman, former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen, and ex-Jane's Addiction bassist Eric Avery is in the works more
(Billboard) Billie Joe Armstrong, frontman for Green Day, will make his live-action silver screen debut in the film adaptation of "American Idiot." Armstrong will play St. Jimmy more
(FMQB) Foo Fighters have expanded their 2011 tour plans in support of Wasting Light, with a west coast leg of tour dates in October. more
(AA) Anthony Basurto, lead singer of the Memphis based band Joan Red was found dead. Results of the singer's death are pending an autopsy. Basurto was 26 years old. more
(BMN) Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 will embark on a U.S. headlining tour, dubbed "Something Wicked This Way Comes", in October. Support on the trek, which will kick off on October 22 in Englewood, Colorado and conclude on November 10 in San Antonio, Texas, will come from Vampires Everywhere! and Polkadot Cadaver. more
(PNO) In a new interview with KROQ, Bad Religion confirmed that there are plans to enter the studio in early 2012 to begin recording their next album more
(PR) Never Shout Never will be playing a special, intimate show at NYC's Studio At Webster Hall on August 3, 2011. The venue only fits a couple hundred people, giving fans at chance to see the band in a much smaller venue then usual. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, June 18th at 10 AM EDT.
(AA) Black Stone Cherry and Pop Evil announced this week plans for a short tour in July, kicking off July 18th in Knoxville. Kyng and Lansdowne are scheduled to open all of the dates on the tour. more
(SRX) Sex Slaves have revealed that they will begin working on the follow-up to 2009's 'Wasted Angel' on July 1st. The currently untitled album will be the band's fourth. The Sex Slaves will also hit a few select cities to play shows in June, grab the dates here
(BMN) Guitarist Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, ex-Dio) joined Dio Discliples on stage Sunday night (June 12) at the Academy in Newcastle, England to perform to perform the Rainbow classics "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" and "Man On The Silver Mountain". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be viewed here
(Lambgoat) Saving Grace have signed to Facedown Records for the release of their brand new full-length studio album entitled The King Is Coming. more
(NME) The Killers announce two tiny London club shows Las Vegas band play London's Scala on June 22 and 23 more
(Lambgoat) Molotov Solution and Of Legends will be touring together this fall more
(PNO) End Sounds have signed their newest act, J. Charles & The Trainrobbers, which features ex-members of Death on Wednesday, Sangre Sangre, The Queers, Slowride, and Eleven Hundred Springs more
(Reuters) A second person has died at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, Coffee County Sheriff's Deputy Toby Alonso confirmed on Monday evening. more
On this day in 1970, Derek and the Dominoes played their first gig when they appeared at London's Lyceum.
On this day in 1980, Billy Joel started a six-week run at #1 on the U.S. album chart with Glass Houses, his second #1 album in the U.S.
On this day in 1986, Three fans died during an Ozzy Osbourne gig at the Long Beach Arena in California after falling from a balcony.
On this day in 1995, Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher died after a chest infection set in following a liver transplant.
On this day in 2002, Mick Jagger was knighted in the Queen's Birthday Honours. Find out what else happened on this date in music history here
More on Evanescence - Evanescence MP3s - Evanescence CDs - Evanescence Tour Dates/Tickets
(hennemusic) Shannon Tweed completely busted Gene Simmons' family jewels on US national TV Monday morning. The pair's visit to the NBC Today Show was scheduled to promote the upcoming new season of the KISS bassist's alleged reality series.
In a teaser clip from the show, Tweed confronts Simmons about a photo of the rocker posing outside a Hollywood restaurant with two young blondes on his arm. Simmons tries to explain that he had no idea who the women were, prompting Tweed to snap, "I'm sick of hearing it, I'm sick of seeing it, and I'm sick of looking at it... Gene, please don't play me for a fool."
Tweed looks visibly upset throughout the NBC interview while Gene is clearly uncomfortable, even to the point of being speechless, and how many times has anyone seen the fast talker in that shape?
When asked about their 28-year relationship, Tweed responded "the last two were a bitch," adding the relationship "has pretty much unraveled."
"I'm done. We held it together until [the kids] got to college," Shannon said. more on this story
More on KISS - KISS MP3s - KISS CDs - KISS Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) Dave Mustaine is currently working on a new Megadeth album and the band will participate in Big 4 shows across Europe and in the US throughout the year. But he hints the outfit will roll to a halt at some point in the future.
"I've got the dubious honour of managing a band called Baptized in Blood, and my manager and I are managing Testament, which is awesome. We're doing some other things outside the scope of playing music, so once I hang up my guitar I'm still going to be very much involved and I'm excited about that."
Mustaine also says rumors circulated about him in the press made it more difficult for him to clean up his life. And he regrets the fact that negative headlines were published about him even after he'd stopped saying and doing things which upset others. A lot more on that here
More on Megadeth - Megadeth MP3s - Megadeth CDs - Megadeth Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) Rob Zombie has canceled all European dates from June 26, after calling off his two shows in Ireland at the end of June.
He hasn't given a full reason but says: "It's not because I'm sick, it's not because we don't like you, and it's not because of any of the rumors.
"Things have taken place that mean we have to return to the US after the 26th. It's a total drag on every level. We feel bad about it and we'll return and make it up to you." more rock news
More on Rob Zombie - Rob Zombie MP3s - Rob Zombie CDs - Rob Zombie Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) Down bassist Rex Brown needs positive thoughts sent his way while he deals with some personal demons, says frontman Phil Anselmo.
Brown's status with the band remains in doubt, with his place filled on their current tour by Crowbar's Patrick Bruders. Guitarist Pepper Keenan recently said: "He's not out of the band but he's not playing with us live," and suggested he'd been issued with an ultimatum. But Brown denied that, although he admitted: "We're having a little marital spat I'm in the doghouse."
Now Anselmo has called for fans to show support for Brown. He says: "To put it kindly, Rex needs to address some personal things in his life. When he addresses the extremity of these things, it's going to take him away from music and touring and stuff like that." more on this story
More on Down - Down MP3s - Down CDs - Down Tour Dates/Tickets
Red Hot Chili Peppers have released more details about their upcoming tenth studio album, I'm With You, which will be released by Warner Bros. Records on August 30th, 2011.
In addition to the tracklisting, WBR sent over this background info: Recorded at East West In Los Angeles and Shangri-la in Malibu, CA, I'm With You was produced by Rick Rubin, who has produced the band's previous five albums, 2006's Stadium Arcadium, 2002's By The Way, 1999's Californication, 1995's One Hot Minute, and 1991's Blood Sugar Sex Magik. The album was mixed by Andrew Scheps and Greg Fidelman.
Red Hot Chili Peppers will perform for the first time in Hong Kong on August 9th at the AsiaWorld Arena as well as headline Japan's Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka on August 13th and in Tokyo on August 14th. They will also headline at the Rock in Rio Festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on September 24th. Check out the tracklist
More on Red Hot Chili Peppers - Red Hot Chili Peppers MP3s - Red Hot Chili Peppers CDs - Red Hot Chili Peppers Tour Dates/Tickets
(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen fansite Backstreets has issued an update on the status of E Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who suffered a stroke Sunday at his home in Florida.
The site reports that, after two subsequent brain surgeries at a Florida hospital, the good news is that Clarence is currently responsive and in stable condition, though still in a fight for his life. "If anyone can pull off the miracle, it's him," says a close friend. "He's fought back from so much before."
The latest update out of Florida has Clemons in better condition than anyone expected, a close friend tells Backstreets: "Yesterday, it did not look good at all. Today... miracles are happening. His vital signs are improving. He's responsive. His eyes are welling up when we're talking to him. He was paralyzed on his left side, but now he's squeezing with his left hand. This is the best news we've heard since [the stroke] happened it's nothing short of miraculous. The next five days will still be critical. But he's a fighter." more on this story
More on Bruce Springsteen - Bruce Springsteen MP3s - Bruce Springsteen CDs - Bruce Springsteen Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) Alice Cooper accepts his brand of shock-rock has influenced almost every musical act which goes in for theatrics since he started putting on his shows 40 years ago.
He's enjoyed touring with Rob Zombie, who he describes as his "little brother" but he was especially pleased to see pop star Lady Gaga hanging herself during a TV performance, because he's sure she did it just for him.
Cooper tells Download: "Lady Gaga told me, 'Thanks for letting me steal your show,' but I said, 'I see the influence but you didn't steal anything.' Then she hanged herself at the MTV Awards. I think that was a tribute to me." more on this story
More on Alice Cooper - Alice Cooper MP3s - Alice Cooper CDs - Alice Cooper Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack says he has great respect for the new man the Prince of Darkness has become but it took a massive fight to set him on the road to improvement.
The former Black Sabbath singer was finally persuaded to stop drinking five years ago when Jack confronted him about his bad parenting. And now the moviemaker wants the world to understand his father isn't the "bumbling messed-up character" the world thinks he is.
Osbourne Jr, one of Ozzy's three children, tells the BBC: "I told him, 'You claim you're this great guy, which you're not. We, as kids, have never had to go without or want for anything. But we need a dad.'
"I think that's what rang a bell with him. That was the inspiration he needed and he's been sober and clean for five years now." more on this story
More on Ozzy Osbourne - Ozzy Osbourne MP3s - Ozzy Osbourne CDs - Ozzy Osbourne Tour Dates/Tickets
Sevendust pulled the plug on their current European tour for an undisclosed reason, but assure U.S. fans that their upcoming trek is still on.
Official word from the band's camp says: Sevendust was forced to cut their current European tour short over the weekend due to circumstances beyond their control. The trek was scheduled to conclude June 24 in Madrid. They're deeply apologetic to their international fans and hope to see them very soon. more on this story
The band will be regrouping for their forthcoming U.S. headlining touralong with Adelitas Way, Emphatic and Violence To Vegas--which launches July 7 in Cedar Rapids before heading out on the Uproar tour later this summer.
More on Sevendust - Sevendust MP3s - Sevendust CDs - Sevendust Tour Dates/Tickets
We have the initial dates for this summer's Uproar Festival featuring Avenged Sevenfold, Three Days Grace, Seether, Bullet For My Valentine and Escape The Fate.
The tour also includes Sevendust, as well as Black Tide, Art Of Dying and The Black Cloud Collective.
The Uproar Festival launches August 26 in Camden, NJ and will criss-cross North America before wrapping October 15. Additional tour dates will be announced on June 29. more on this story
More on Avenged Sevenfold - Avenged Sevenfold MP3s - Avenged Sevenfold CDs - Avenged Sevenfold Tour Dates/Tickets
(Gibson) Union, the hard rock supergroup featuring ex-KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick and former Motley Crue singer John Corabi, may just be ready to reunite.
In two interviews both published on June 12, Kulick talked about the potential for a new Union album. In an interview with Metal Sludge he states, "John Corabi and I, in addition to (drummer) Brent Fitz, have spoken about doing things if they come up right. John and I obviously are excellent together and Brent really is one of my favorite drummers."
Meanwhile Kulick told Rock Music Star that Union's first run around the block was mistimed, given the changes that were happening in the music scene in the mid 90s. "It was a hard time to do anything hard rock," he said. "So here we are, this terrific band struggling, with good material, and a good pedigree, but the music climate was working against us. I think staying away from it for like 10 years, people might be more hungry, and there could be really an exciting announcement later this year for something, that John and I do with the title, 'Union.' It could happen. We're waiting for the stars to align." more on this story
More on Union - Union MP3s - Union CDs - Union Tour Dates/Tickets
Some big Lindsey Buckingham news for you, not only can you catch him live in tour this fall but he'll also be releasing a brand new solo album.
Buckingham will release his sixth solo album, Seeds We Sow, on September 6, 2011. This album is Buckingham's first self-release, in which he took a true DIY approach, not only writing and performing every song on the record but producing and mixing them as well.
Buckingham also announced a 31-city North American tour in support of the album which kicks off on September 9 in Nevada and continues through October 25 in Napa, CA. more on this story
More on Lindsey Buckingham - Lindsey Buckingham MP3s - Lindsey Buckingham CDs - Lindsey Buckingham Tour Dates/Tickets
(Rock News Desk) John Lennon and Paul McCartney came within minutes of a live TV reunion appearance in the 1970s but decided not to bother because they were enjoying a night off.
The ex-Beatles bassist was visiting his former bandmate in New York when they discussed the possibility of taking up Saturday Night Live producer Lorne Michaels' offer of $3000 to stage a Fab Four reunion on the show.
McCartney says: "John said, 'We should go down, just you and me. There's only two of us so we'll take half the money.' And for a second
But it would have been work and we were having a night off, so we elected not to go." more on this story
More on Beatles - Beatles MP3s - Beatles CDs - Beatles Tour Dates/Tickets
We received details about the Dave Matthews Band Caravan, the band's first-ever traveling festival, which is set to kick off at Atlantic City's Bader Field on June 24, 25 and 26.
The event will feature a diverse lineup of musical talent performing on three stages during the day and a full set by headliners Dave Matthews Band each night.
The Flaming Lips and Mariachi El Bronx will kick off the weekend early with performances at House of Blues in Atlantic City on Thursday, June 23. a lot more details and daily lineups
More on Dave Matthews - Dave Matthews MP3s - Dave Matthews CDs - Dave Matthews Tour Dates/Tickets
(HER) The Devil Wears Prada have finished work on their new studio album and have set a September 13th release date.
"Born to Lose," the first song to be released from the album, will be exclusively premiered on Alternative Press's website beginning today.
Adam Dutkiewicz (Killswitch Engage) engineered and produced the album; singer Mike Hranica described it by commenting, "The new record contains the heavy aspects of the 'Zombie EP,' meshed with the melody of the full lengths. 'Born to Lose' captures some of those elements and serves as a comprehensive preview to the album. By all means, I'd call it our most emotional, well-written album to date." more on this story
More on Devil Wears Prada - Devil Wears Prada MP3s - Devil Wears Prada CDs - Devil Wears Prada Tour Dates/Tickets
(Gibson) Brian Ferry has been honored by The Queen with a CBE in this year's Queen's Birthday Honors List in recognition of his service to the British Music Industry.
Ferry told the BBC: "I would like to thank those who have given me the award, and all the musicians and others behind the scenes who have helped me throughout my career."
Bryan Ferry will tour the United States for the first time in ten years this fall after completing a run of European festival dates promoting his latest album Olympia. more on this story
More on Brian Ferry - Brian Ferry MP3s - Brian Ferry CDs - Brian Ferry Tour Dates/Tickets
(Epitaph) Set Your Goals have premiered their brand new video for their latest single "Certain" on Altpress.com.
The video features the band performing on their prom night, which leads to an insane laser fight with a blob monster from another dimension. Check it out here
Their upcoming full-length album, Burning At Both Ends hits stores on June 28th and Fans can catch Set Your Goals performing "Certain" all summer long on the Warped Tour. more on this story
More on Set Your Goals - Set Your Goals MP3s - Set Your Goals CDs - Set Your Goals Tour Dates/Tickets
At The Gates have released a new limited edition 2-CD collection to commemorate their last ever live shows.
The set features At The Gates' classic album, Slaughter Of The Soul, complete with all bonus tracks, along with the band's definitive live album, Purgatory Unleashed (Live At Wacken), which was recorded at Germany's notorious Wacken festival during the band's historic 2008 reunion tour.
The two albums offer a total of 35 tracks and come in their full, original packaging, housed together in a slipcase sleeve. more on this story
More on At The Gates - At The Gates MP3s - At The Gates CDs - At The Gates Tour Dates/Tickets
(Freeman) Today Molly Hatchet released their "Greatest Hits II" album and you can check it out online.
This two disc collection features selections from MOLLY HATCHET's SPV catalogue, starting with 1996's "Devil's Canyon" and running through 2010's "Justice".
The second disc features live selections from throughout the band's career as well as a previously unreleased track "Sacred Ground" which saw an exclusive premiere last week on Noisecreep. Today AOL Music presents a full album listening party of "Greatest Hits II" here
More on Molly Hatchet - Molly Hatchet MP3s - Molly Hatchet CDs - Molly Hatchet Tour Dates/Tickets
(The Metal Den) TMD has obtained extremely rare concert audio of Van Halen performing "I Live With Fools" in April, 1975.
The cut comes off the legendary rock act's 1980 Women and Children First album (where its title was shortened to "Fools". This VH recording is making its debut on YouTube.
The listener will be treated to one of the earliest live assaults by the band that truly flipped the Rock n Roll world upside down and helped drive metal music into the minds and hearts of millions. You can hear a young, brash David Lee Roth explaining the tune's origin to the crowd: "This is a song about living with your parents!" Check it out
More on Van Halen - Van Halen MP3s - Van Halen CDs - Van Halen Tour Dates/Tickets
(Gibson) Buffalo Springfield the legendary 60s band featuring Neil Young and Stephen Stills rocked Bonnaroo Sunday night, their seventh show together since reuniting earlier this month after not playing together since 1968.
Original Buffalo Springfield members, Young, Stills and Richie Furay, were augmented by bass player Rick Rosas and drummer Joe Vitale, replacing deceased members Bruce Palmer and Dewey Martin. At one point Young cheekily addressed the crowd: "We're Buffalo Springfield! We're from the past!"
The set included a 10-minute guitar jam off the back of "Blackbird," and a rendition of "For What It's Worth," which Young described as "our hit. We had one." The performance concluded with a version of Young's own "Rockin' In The Free World." more on this story
More on Buffalo Springfield - Buffalo Springfield MP3s - Buffalo Springfield CDs - Buffalo Springfield Tour Dates/Tickets
The Dwarves are celebrating their 25th Anniversary this summer with a North American tour.
The tour is set to kick off on July 13th in Baltimore, MD at Ottobar and will until un September 23rd where they'll wrap up at the Bluebird Theater in Denver.
They will be touring in support of their new release "The Dwarves Are Born Again" which was released in deluxe CD or vinyl package (with bonus DVD). more on this story
More on Dwarves - Dwarves MP3s - Dwarves CDs - Dwarves Tour Dates/Tickets
Elbow have announced plans to hit the road in early fall for a North American tour.
They will be touring in support of their recently released 5th album 'build a rocket boys!'
The tour kicks off in the sunny south at the prestigious Austin City Limits, then up to the north-east for select shows including New York City's Terminal 5 before venturing all the way west, ending up at The Greek Theater in Los Angeles. more on this story
More on Elbow - Elbow MP3s - Elbow CDs - Elbow Tour Dates/Tickets
Victory sent over this big news for Ringworm fans: Ringworm, have finally resurrected with their fifth assaulting and vicious album Scars, out July 19th.
Twenty years after their 1991 birth in Cleveland, Ringworm rises above with the brutal new release to remind fans why they are the pioneering visionaries of the hardcore genre known as "crossover."
The extreme hardcore veterans fiercely knock out the competition with the unleashing of their most heavy-hitting, thrash-inspired metal album yet. more on this story
More on Ringworm - Ringworm MP3s - Ringworm CDs - Ringworm Tour Dates/Tickets
(hennemusic) Sebastian Bach's forthcoming album may be done, but he isn't finished with the project
"Working on bonus materials for CD Deluxe Editions!," says Bach. "This will include unreleased songs, alternate mixes, & a bonus DVD ! With ProShot live concert footage! Going through footage now."
Sebastian's been based in Los Angeles for the past few months working on the new album, due later this year via Frontiers Records. more on this story
More on Sebastian Bach - Sebastian Bach MP3s - Sebastian Bach CDs - Sebastian Bach Tour Dates/Tickets
(Livestream) The Naked And Famous will host a live acoustic performance and chat with fans today, June 14 at 5pm ET/2pm PT.
The band will visit the Livestream Studio to play songs from their latest album and answer fan questions live via Facebook and Twitter.
Fans and viewers are invited to tune in and submit questions on The Naked And Famous Livestream page here
More on Naked And Famous - Naked And Famous MP3s - Naked And Famous CDs - Naked And Famous Tour Dates/Tickets
(hennemusic) Earlier this spring, music icon Robbie Robertson released "How To Become Clairvoyant," his first new solo album in 13 years.
The disc debuted at No. 13 on The Billboard 200 and entered the Top Current Canadian Album Chart at No. 8. The music icon co-produced his own record, which features help from Eric Clapton, Steve Winwood, Robert Randolph, Tom Morello and others.
Robbie stopped by Jimmy Fallon last Thursday to play "Straight Down The Line" and was joined by house band The Roots and guest Robert Randolph, who plays on the album track. Check it out
More on - MP3s - CDs - Tour Dates/Tickets
Today The Young Presidents tell us about "Wide Open" from their brand new album "Freedom of Speech," which hits stores today. Here is the story:
Wide Open is the lead single from our first studio album, Freedom of Speech. This song has a special significance to us because it was one of the first original songs we played together and it sparked the desire to write the music that became our sound. We open with this song at every show because we all approach music from an energetic, joyful place and we feel like this song captures that spirit.
The lyrics of Wide Open bring us back to the feeling that every boy has growing up, not having any idea what to do around girls and developing a false confidence that is all too amusing in retrospect. It reflects the nostalgia of being able to hang out in the summer without a care in the world not yet jaded by age or bad experiences. It's one of the few times in life when you're genuinely accepting of anything.
Wide Open conveys a youthful optimism of love and life. We believe this song encourages people to recapture the joy and innocence of discovering young love and bring a little of it back into their lives. When you are 'wide open all the time' then no opportunity will every pass you by!
Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, listen for yourself and learn more about the album right here!
More on Young Presidents - Young Presidents MP3s - Young Presidents CDs - Young Presidents Tour Dates/Tickets
Official Day in Rock news sources include: Rock News Desk - Gibson.com - hennemusic - Rock AAA
Share this article on Twitter[an error occurred while processing this directive]
Click here to read today's full Day in Rock report
tell a friend about this article
know of a news item we should cover?
antiMUSIC News featured on RockNews.info and Yahoo News