ROCK NEWS REPORT 13 FEB 18

GODSMACK GETS ASSIST FROM BILLY RAY CYRUS AND SEBASTIAN BACH ON NEW VIDEO

Godsmack filmed a video for its new single last Thursday (February 7th) at a studio in Los Angeles, featuring cameos from country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and former Skid Row frontman Sebastian Bach in addition to TV personality Chris Jacobs from Overhaulin'. The title of the single has not yet been divulged.

Godsmack's follow-up to 2014's 1000 Horsepower album is tentatively due out this spring. The group's seventh studio disc will arrive to coincide with the 20th anniversary of Godsmack's debut album.

  • Frontman Sully Erna told FaceCulture in September that the band's new songs "have a lot more of a commercial aspect to 'em. There's some stuff in there that definitely will service the core fanbase of Godsmack. But we also felt that it's time to expand a little bit."
  • Erna added that the band is "gonna try to reinvent a little bit more of our sound, our look, our stage show, and come out with a brand new Godsmack."
  • Godsmack is scheduled to perform at several music festivals this spring and summer, including April's Welcome To Rockville and Fort Rock, May's Carolina Rebellion and July's Rock USA.

Story source: Blabbermouth

IN THIS MOMENT SHARES LIVE VIDEO FOR 'RIVER OF FIRE'

In This Moment has shared a live video for the song "River Of Fire," the latest track taken from the band's current album, Ritual. Guitarist Chris Howorth told BandsInTown about the group's live show, "Maria (Brink, singer) is usually at the center of this hurricane directing and planning the whole thing. It starts right when the songs are being written and continues right up to the first show . . . We always try to utilize the stage setup to make every song special in its own way. Maria uses the stage design and props to enhance each song and bring the message or story to life for the crowd."

  • Ritual was released last July. In addition to the singles "Roots" and "Oh Lord," it includes a cover of Phil Collins' "In The Air Tonight" and a duet with Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford called "Black Wedding."
  • In This Moment is currently headlining the Witching Hour Tour with P.O.D., New Years Day and Ded. The trek stops in London, Ontario on Monday (February 12th) and closes next Sunday (February 18th) in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Story source: press release

 

PUMPKINS SET COUNTDOWN CLOCK

The Smashing Pumpkins have launched a countdown clock on their website that is set to hit zero on Thursday (February 15th) at noon ET. It's not known whether this announcement will be about an album, tour or both, but photos have surfaced showing three of the original members -- William Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin -- in the studio and at a photo shoot.
(Ultimate Classic Rock)

ADLER’S APPETITE SET TO CELEBRATE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF "APPETITE"

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Steven Adler has revived his Adler's Appetite band and is planning to embark on a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of Guns' classic debut album, Appetite For Destruction. He is expected to play the landmark LP in its entirety "plus other GN'R classics." (Blabbermouth)

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