Rock Daypop Archives

The Rolling Stones Announce ‘Voodoo Lounge Uncut’ Archive Concert Film

The Rolling Stones anounced they will release Voodoo Lounge Uncut, a new and expanded version of their concert film from 1995. The release, due out November 16, contains the iconic band’s complete performance from November 25, 1994 at Miami’s Joe Robbie Stadium which featured guests appearances from Sheryl Crow, Robert Cray and Bo Diddley. The updated version “has been recut and restored from the original rushes and includes newly remixed and remastered audio [and] reinstates the ten tracks cut from the original video release in the 1990s back in their original running order here for the first time.” Voodoo Lounge Uncut will also feature “five tracks from an earlier show at Giants Stadium, New Jersey, that were not performed in Miami.” In total, the new version of the film contains 10 never-before-seen performances. Click here for further details and to pre-order Voodoo Lounge Uncut.. ...Read Full Story

2018 “Louder than Life” Festival Canceled Due To Flooding And Excessive Rain

The “Louder Than Life” Festival was canceled Monday due to rain-related flooding at the venue, Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky. According to a statement released by the event organizers, a full refund for all ticket, official hotel, and camping package purchases will be given. The festival which was supposed to run Friday through Sunday, but has been canceled by the company citing safety issues due to flooding. In a statement released on the website of the festival, the company said it came to a decision after inspecting the ground and infrastructure of the park. “It is with deep regret that we inform you that this weekend’s Louder Than Life festival has been canceled due to unsafe conditions resulting from ongoing rain and flooding at the festival site — Champions Park.” the statement said.“ The organizers added, “We will be back next year even bigger and better, and look forward to continuing our relationship with our incredible fans and this great city.”   Louder Than Life was to include headliners such as Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains and Godsmack, and in total was expected to have 51 bands playing in three stages. More than 100,000 fans were expected for the fifth consecutive year of the festival.. ...Read Full Story

Slash With Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators Release New ‘Driving Rain’ Video

Slash and his bandmates Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are portrayed as rag dolls in their new video for “Driving Rain.” The song appears on Living the Dream, which was released via Slash’s own label, Snakepit. In the clip, the band’s puppet counterparts perform on a mountain. “The idea behind doing an animated video for ‘Driving Rain’ is mostly due to the dark subject matter of the song influencing directors to come up with very dramatic, dark and sullen regular live action treatments that weren’t any fun at all (no offense to those guys),” Slash said in a statement. “So, I wanted to create something that could be tongue-in-cheek and yet still be dark with live-action animation.” Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators are currently touring North America, which will culminate in Los Angeles, California, on October 16th at The Palladium.. ...Read Full Story

50th Anniversary Edition Of The Beatles’ “White Album” Announced

The 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ classic 1968 self-titled double LP, commonly known as “The White Album,” will be celebrated with an expanded reissue on November 9th.  27 of the early ‘Esher’ demos and 50 session takes are included in the package, which was mixed by producer Giles Martin and engineer Sam Okell. Said Martin: “in remixing The White Album, we’ve tried to bring you as close as possible to The Beatles in the studio.” Among the various editions is a deluxe 3CD set on embossed digipak with fold-out poster, portrait photos and a 24-page booklet. . ...Read Full Story

Metallica Announces Summer 2019 European Tour With Ghost

Metallica just announced they are extending their “WorldWired” tour well into 2019 with a series of European stops for the summer, with support coming from Ghost and Norway’s Bokassa. “We promised we would be back… it’s the return of the European summer vacation,” exclaimed Metallica in an announcement on their website. Fan Club members will have access to a pre-sale which begins today, September 25, at 10AM CET for Legacy Members and 11:00AM CET for Fifth Members. Public ticket sales will start at 10AM local time on Friday, September 28th. To view the remaining North American stops, check out the following link here, and for further information on the European tour, check Metallica’s website linked here .. ...Read Full Story

Paul Simon Says “Goodbye” During Farewell Hometown Show

Paul Simon concluded his Homeward Bound: The Farewell Tour on Saturday, September 22nd by going home. The show took place in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, in Flushing, Queens, N.Y., just across the Grand Central Parkway from the neighborhood of Forest Hills, where he grew up. “It seems more like fate than coincidence that I should do the final show on this final tour at Flushing Meadows Corona Park,” Simon said, adding … “But this is less a goodbye than a farewell. Thank you all for the ride, I had a great time.” Simon announced the tour back in February with a leg that concluded in June, and followed it up shortly thereafter by revealing 11 more shows for September.  Although Simon is giving up touring, he won’t entirely stop performing. “I anticipate doing the occasional performance in a (hopefully) acoustically pristine hall,” he continued, “and to donate those earnings to various philanthropic organizations, particularly those whose objective is to save the planet, ecologically.”. ...Read Full Story

Panic! at the Disco Remove Guitarist Following Misconduct Allegations

Panic! at the Disco fired guitarist/backing vocalist Kenny Harris for what they called “a personal matter” in an official statement. “Touring musician Kenny Harris will no longer be performing with us because of a personal matter,” they wrote in a tweet. The firing comes after misconduct allegations surfaced on Twitter Thursday (Sept. 20). Harris began performing in Panic! in 2013; the band offered no further information on the matter, or if they plan on replacing Harris.. ...Read Full Story

Dickey Betts Of The Allman Brothers Band In “Critical But Stable” Condition After Fall

Allman Brothers Band guitarist Dickey Betts is in “critical but stable” condition after slipping and cracking his head in Florida. Betts’ Twitter account says that all of his tour dates have been postponed. The Dickey Betts website says the singer-songwriter has been sedated since the accident Monday evening in Sarasota and also stated that Betts is scheduled to have surgery Friday to relieve swelling in the brain. Dickey’s wife, Donna Betts, said on the website that she and his children are by his side and that the family “appreciates all of your thoughts and prayers during this very trying time.” Last month Betts suffered a “mild stroke” and had to cancel upcoming tour dates.. ...Read Full Story

Kiss Announce “End Of The Road” Farewell Tour

Legendary rock band Kiss announced its final series of live shows, called End of the Road, on “America’s Got Talent” and social media. Details are forthcoming, KISS said on its website. “All that we have built and all that we have conquered over the past four decades could never have happened without the millions of people worldwide who’ve filled clubs, arenas and stadiums over those years,” the Kiss said in a statement. “This will be the ultimate celebration for those who’ve seen us and a last chance for those who haven’t. KISS Army, we’re saying goodbye on our final tour with our biggest show yet and we’ll go out the same way we came in … unapologetic and unstoppable.”. ...Read Full Story

Imagine Dragons Drop “Zero” From ‘Ralph Breaks The Internet’

Imagine Dragons has released a new lyric video for their song “Zero,” which they wrote and performed for Disney’s second film in the Wreck-It Ralph franchise, Ralph Breaks the Internet. “Zero” will play during the ending credits of the movie, due in theaters Nov. 21. The video is filled with references to 21st century internet culture. In the movie Ralph Breaks the Internet, Ralph struggles with his evolving friendship with Wreck-It Ralph‘s Vanellope. According to Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds, the song was created with the film’s theme in mind. “It’s a pretty timely movie in a lot of ways in that it addresses some of the issues of identity and loneliness unique to this internet generation,” he says in a release. “Ralph’s internal struggle for self-acceptance really resonated with us, and this song speaks to that.”  Watch the lyric video for “Zero” below.. ...Read Full Story

Maroon 5 Set To Perform At 2019 Super Bowl Halftime Show

According to Billboard, Maroon 5 will be headlining the Super Bowl LIII Halftime show. Billboard has also learned that while special guest appearances for the performance have not yet been finalized, Cardi B and Travis Scott are on the short list. In a statement, the NFL said, “It’s a Super Bowl tradition to speculate about the performers for the Pepsi Halftime Show. We are continuing to work with Pepsi on our plans but do not have any announcements to make on what will be another epic show.” Maroon 5’s recent single “Girls Like You” featuring Cardi B is currently No. 2 on the Hot 100. A rep for the band declined to comment. The 2019 Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 3 at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Ga.. ...Read Full Story

Kiss To Open ‘America’s Got Talent’ Season Finale

Kiss is set to perform tonight on the season finale of America’s Got Talent. The legendary rock icons will open the two-hour show before the 10 finalists — Brian King Joseph, Courtney Hadwin, Daniel Emmet, Duo Transcend, Glennis Grace, Michael Ketterer, Samuel Comroe, Shin Lim, Vicki Barbolak and Zurcaroh — await to see who will win this year’s grand prize. The 13th edition of the long-running reality competition show will air it’s season finale tonight, September 19 at 8 p.m. on NBC.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band Announce Details Of Farewell Tour

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band have announced details for their final tour, dubbed the Travelin’ Man tour. The six-month tour will kick off Nov. 21 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and finish up on May 2, 2019 in Houston. The outing consists of dates rescheduled from last year after Seger underwent spinal surgery, as well as a handful of newly-announced shows. Additional shows will be announced in the coming weeks, including dates in Las Vegas, Fresno, San Diego, Vancouver, Florida and more. Bob Seger fan club members will have special access to purchase tickets in advance of the scheduled on-sale dates at BobSeger.com/bulletclub.  Tickets can be purchased at BobSeger.com.. ...Read Full Story

Avenged Sevenfold Release New Song, ‘Mad Hatter’

Avenged Sevenfold have released their long-awaited new song, “Mad Hatter,” which was written for the latest Call of Duty game, Black Ops 4.  Avenged recently teased the song in a new video that recapped their European festival run earlier this year. The band announced they were working on a song for the video game in May, and bassist Johnny Christ said they had written it and were in the middle of the recording process at that time. Listen to the new song in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Paul McCartney Earns First No. 1 Album In Over 36 Years On Billboard 200 Chart With ‘Egypt Station’

Paul McCartney new studio effort, Egypt Station, has given him his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart in over 36 years. Released on Sept. 7, Egypt Station will debut at No. 1 on the Sept. 22-dated chart. Of Egypt Station’s 153,000 units, the majority were powered by traditional album sales: 147,000 copies sold. The remainder was comprised of SEA units (5,000) and TEA units (1,000). Egypt Station gives McCartney his eight No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and his first solo album to debut at No. 1. Egypt Station was led by its first single, “Come On to Me,” which became McCartney’s first top 10 on the Adult Alternative Songs airplay chart in over 20 years. The track has so far peaked at No. 6.. ...Read Full Story

Smashing Pumpkins Announce New Album ‘Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1’

The Smashing Pumpkins announced their new album, called Shiny and Oh So Bright, Vol. 1 / LP: No Past. No Future. No Sun., will be available on Nov. 16. The band also released a new song, “Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts).” Eight previously announced tracks recorded by the band will be released on this album, as well. Billy Corgan, James Iha and Jimmy Chamberlin will be joined by Jeff Schroeder in the current lineup, which does not feature original bassist D’Arcy Wretsky. The Smashing Pumpkins recently completed their 30th anniversary tour, and will be making appearances in the U.K. and Italy, with another anniversary celebration at the Aragon Ballroom in their hometown of Chicago on Nov. 30.. ...Read Full Story

The Jimi Hendrix Experience Announces ‘Electric Ladyland’ 50th Anniversary Box Set

The Jimi Hendrix Experience is commemorating the 50th anniversary of its album Electric Ladyland by reissuing the project as part of a Deluxe Edition box set, to be released on November 9th. In addition to the original double album, the box set includes Electric Ladyland: The Early Takes, which contains demos and studio outtakes from the recording period. The Deluxe Edition will also contain the unreleased live album, Jimi Hendrix Experience: Live At the Hollywood Bowl 9/14/68, which is part of Experience Hendrix’s Dagger Records official bootleg series, as well as the feature-length documentary, At Last… The Beginning: The Making of Electric Ladyland. Finally, it will include a full color, 48-page book that contains Hendrix’s handwritten lyrics, poem and instructions to his record label, and never before published photos.. ...Read Full Story

John Mellencamp Announces 2019 Tour And New Album

John Mellencamp will embark on a 2019 North American tour of ‘The John Mellencamp Show’ which will feature some of his classics plus some new material, set to coincide with Mellencamp’s new album release. Mellencamp will begin the tour on February 7 in his home state of Indiana at South Bend’s Morris Performing Arts Center and will span two months ending in Clearwater, Florida. ‘The John Mellencamp Show’ will start promptly at 8pm and will not have an opening act. Every ticket purchased online will receive a copy of Mellencamp’s forthcoming album Other People’s Stuff set for release on November 16th. Tickets for the tour will be available to the general public beginning Friday, September 21st at 10:00am. Pre-sale and VIP tickets will be available beginning on Wednesday, September 19 at 10:00am. For more ticketing information you can visit Mellencamp’s website.. ...Read Full Story

MÖTLEY CRÜE Lead Singer Vince Neil Says Band Is Returning To Studio To Record New Music

Motley Crue may no longer be touring, but the band is still planning to make new with music. Vince Neil just revealed in a new tweet that he’s planning to return to the recording studio in a few weeks to record four brand new Motley Crue songs. Just weeks ago, Tommy Lee and Nikki Sixx were spotted together in a studio with producer Bob Rock, with photos and videos showing Lee playing. The band has been working toward the release of film adaptation of their popular group biography The Dirt, so it’s possible that the music will tie into the project. You can see Neil’s tweet in the article below.. ...Read Full Story

Bruce Springsteen To Headline “Stand Up For Heroes” Veterans Benefit This November

Bruce Springsteen will join Jon Stewart, Seth Meyers, Jim Gaffigan, Jimmy Carr, Eric Church and other surprise guests in the 12th annual Stand Up for Heroes veterans benefit, Monday, Nov. 5, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Springsteen’s appearance marks his return to the “Stand Up for Heroes” benefit, as he was absent last year after a run of 10 consecutive shows. He had a scheduled “Springsteen on Broadway” performance to attend last year.  Tickets for Stand Up for Heroes, part of the New York Comedy Festival, are $125 to $5,000 and go on sale at noon Thursday, Sept. 13, through bobwoodrufffoundation.org, nycomedyfestival.com and ticketmaster.com.. ...Read Full Story

Stone Temple Pilots To Co-Headline Fall 2018 North American Tour With Seether

Seether and Stone Temple Pilots will be hitting the road together this fall on a co-headlining tour. The tour will launch Oct. 23 in Penticton, British Columbia, will the bands will make stops in Canada and the Northern U.S. Joining in for the run will be Default and Age of Days, with the latter playing select stops. Seether will be touring earlier in the fall with Tremonti. The band continues to promote their Poison the Parish album, which features their most recent single “Against the Wall.” Stone Temple Pilots are touring for their self-titled album with their new vocalist Jeff Gutt. Dates for the tour can be seen below or found here.. ...Read Full Story

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts Release New Song ‘Fresh Start’

“Fresh Start”, a brand new song from Joan Jett, was just released. The new track is included in the documentary “Bad Reputation”, which will be released in theaters and on demand on September 28. “Bad Reputation,” directed by Kevin Kerslake and written by Joel Marcus, is described as “a look at the life of Joan Jett, from her early years as the founder of “The Runaways” and first meeting with [manager/producer] Kenny Laguna in 1980 to her enduring presence in pop culture as a rock ‘n’ roll pioneer.”  Listen to “Fresh Start” in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Ghost Announces 2019 European Tour

Ghost revealed a new video, and amid the parody they revealed plans for a new tour. The clip shows Sister Imperator falling off a cliff while driving her car on an errand. Imperator survives, and asks Papa Emeritus to deliver a special message to the band’s fans: which is a Winter 2019 European tour. The headlining dates are listed in the link below. Meanwhile, Ghost will embark on an extensive tour of North America this fall as well and you can view the complete information and dates here.. ...Read Full Story

Bob Dylan Will Open The Renovated Met Philadelphia This December

Live Nation and developer Eric Blumenfeld announced on Monday, September 10 that Bob Dylan and his Band will be the first act to play the renovated Met Philadelphia. The 110-year-old venue will reopen on Dec. 3 with Dylan, followed by performances from Weezer and Ween on Dec. 12 and 14, respectively. Weezer’s Dec. 12 show will be the inaugural Citi Sound Concert Series at the venue and will be followed throughout the month by shows from eleven-time Grammy nominee Charlie Wilson and comedian John Oliver who will bring a New Year’s Eve special on Dec. 30 and 31. Tickets for most shows go on sale Sept. 14 at 10am. Live Nation will donate $0.25 of every ticket sold to a show at The Met Philadelphia to Philadelphia Public Schools.. ...Read Full Story

Three Days Grace Set Billboard Record With 14th No. 1 Mainstream Rock Single

Three Days Grace just made Billboard history as act with the most No. 1 Mainstream Rock Songs, thanks to their current single “Infra-Red” which is currently topping the charts. They broke a tie with Van Halen, who had held the record for two decades. In addition, “Infra-Red” is also the band’s 15th No. 1 on the Mediabase Active Rock Chart. The band’s run of chart-toppers on the Billboard chart started in Aug. 2004 when “Just Like You” climbed to the top spot and spent four weeks at No. 1. The longest stint at No. 1 by any of their songs occurred in 2012 when “Chalk Outline” spent 10 weeks on top. “Animal I Have Become” and “Pain” also spent nine weeks at No. 1 in 2006, Three Days Grace have spent a total of 70 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard chart.  Meanwhile, Three Days Grace are still touring in the U.K. and Europe this October and November, followed by a Canadian headline tour. You can see all of their scheduled dates here. . ...Read Full Story

Tenacious D Announce New Album ‘Post-Apocalypto’, Featuring Dave Grohl

Tenacious D will release a new album and animated series later this year, the band have confirmed. The comedy-music duo comprised of Jack Black and Kyle Gass last released a record in 2012 with ‘Rize Of The Fenix‘. The band have now announced their return with album ‘Post-Apocalypto’, produced by John Spiker and featuring Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl on drums. The 21-song album will be released on November 2 and will be available digitally and on CD and translucent green vinyl. The record will be accompanied by a six-part animated series, which will air on Tenacious D’s YouTube channel. It will premiere later this month (September 28), with a new episode dropping every Friday until the album’s release. The tracklist for ‘Post-Apocalypto’ is in the link below.. ...Read Full Story

Billy Idol’s “Vital Idol: Revitalized” To Be Released September 28th

Billy Idol’s 1980’s remix collection, Vital Idol, is getting a modern-day upgrade with Vital Idol: Revitalized, set for release on CD and digital on September 28th. A black vinyl in addition to a limited edition will follow on November 16th. Idol’s Revitalized collection features 11 brand-new remixes of his most classic hits. Lending their hands to Revitalized are Moby, Paul Oakenfold and The Crystal Method as well as Tropkillaz, Shiba San, Juan Maclean, CRAY and RAC, who’s remix of ‘Dancing With Myself’ debuted last week. Vital Idol was released back in 1985, and was the first remix record released by a rock star. Besides being certified platinum, Vital Idol contained a version of ‘Mony Mony’ that reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles chart.. ...Read Full Story

Greta Van Fleet’s Debut Album Title & Track Listing Revealed

Rock band GRETA VAN FLEET have announced the first details of their debut album, titled “Anthem Of The Peaceful City.”  The record will contain 10 songs, including “When The Curtain Falls”, which was made available earlier this summer. The band teased a 45-second social media clip for the video of “Anthem Of The Peaceful City” with an accompanying message reading: “Those of us who cannot hear it, feel it. At the dancing of a heartbeat, is a reminder that humans love. I know that first in darkness, like a great drum in a mother’s chest. The anthem of a peaceful army. To save all the world.” Greta Van Fleet is a true success story; having played in Michigan clubs for six years before rocketing to the top of the rock radio charts last year with “Highway Tune”.. ...Read Full Story

Cranberries Singer Dolores O’Riordan’s Cause Of Death Revealed At Inquest

A corner’s inquest concluded Thursday stating that Dolores O’Riordan, late singer of The Cranberries, died by drowning. Inquests are held in Britain to determine the facts in sudden, violent or unexplained deaths. The inquest determined that O’Riordan accidentally drowned in a bathtub after drinking.  At Westminster Coroner’s Court a police officer stated that the pajama-clad O’Riordan was found submerged in her bathtub at a London hotel on the morning of Jan. 15, 2018. The 46-year-old singer didn’t leave a note and there was no evidence of self-harm. Additionally, it was disclosed that five miniature alcohol bottles and a bottle of champagne were found in the room, and toxicology tests revealed a blood alcohol level four times the legal limit for driving. Prescription medications were also found, the inquest heard. Coroner Shirley Radcliffe determined that O’Riordan died from drowning due to alcohol intoxication, stating “there’s no evidence that this was anything other than an accident.” O’Riordan’s inquest was held on what would have been her 47th birthday.. ...Read Full Story

Vinnie Paul Tribute Will Take Place At Louder Than Life And Aftershock Festivals

Drumming legend Vinnie Paul passed away this past June, but his band Hellyeah were scheduled to play the Louder Than Life festival (scheduled for September 28th-30th at Louisville’s Champions Park in Kentucky) as well as the Monster Energy Aftershock (scheduled for October 13th and 14th at Sacramento’s Discovery Parkin in California). Now, promoter Danny Wimmer Presents has announced that tributes to Vinnie Paul will take place at both these festivals. Each festival will include an all-star Vinnie Paul Tribute which will see the musicians playing songs from Paul’s legendary band Pantera, as well as his follow-up band, Damageplan. The performance at Louder Than Life will feature members of Five Finger Death Punch, Godsmack, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Gwar, Bullet for My Valentine, Body Count, Kyng, Cane Hill and more. The Aftershock tribute will feature members of Korn, Deftones, Godsmack, Shinedown, Hellyeah, Sevendust, Gwar, Kyng, Emmure and more. . ...Read Full Story