Rock News of the Day
Billy Talent have announced a European tour and released a lyric video for their new track “Louder Than The DJ”. They will start the tour in Switzerland on November 22, before also stopping in Germany and Poland.
“Louder Than The DJ” is the second track to be released from upcoming album Afraid Of Heights – you’re already hearing the title track on Y108. The full album will be released July 29th.
Check out “Louder Than The DJ” here: https://youtu.be/NM6PA9dwDRY
MORE ROCK NEWS
— Mikkey Dee says upcoming Motorhead live DVD Clean Your Clock is almost certainly the last word from the band, because they don’t have much unreleased material in their archive. The concert film was shot in Germany last year, just weeks before the death of bandleader Lemmy at the age of 70.
— Volbeat have announced a North American tour for August and September which will take them through western Canada. band recently released their sixth album, “Seal The Deal & Let’s Boogie” and are currently on tour across Europe.
Chuck’s Viral Video
“President Elect” was a bad video game from the 90’s that lets gamers ‘play’ a presidential race simulator. Um… yeah. But the theme has been re-imagined as “Presidential Blitz”, what a classic 8-bit style game might look like if they featured Trump and Hillary’s presidential race.
Play the game at www.presidentialblitz.com
Check out the trailer for it:
On This Day in Rock
1969—Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts visited Brian Jones at his home in Cotchford Farm to discuss his future in the group. The Stones later issued a press statement saying that Brian was leaving The Rolling Stones.
1970—Deep Purple had their van and equipment impounded by East German police while on an European tour, after mistakenly driving too close to the border.
1991—Extreme went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart for the first and only time with “More Than Words” which spent one week on top of the chart.
1991—Bruce Springsteen married for the second time, marrying backing singer Patti Scialfa at their home in Beverly Hills, CA.
1996—Metallica reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart with “Until It Sleeps” which peaked at number ten.
1998—Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher, Paul Weller and Martin Carr from The Boo Radleys were all involved in a fight at Dingwalls, Camden in London.
2003—Evanescence started a four-week run at No.1 on the UK singles chart with ‘Bring Me To Life.’ The song won a Grammy Award in 2004 for the Best Hard Rock performance.
2003—Led Zeppelin were at No.1 on the US album chart with their triple live album How The West Was Won, the band’s seventh US No.1 album.
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