July 3 Rock Report:

posted by Kelly Bennett -

49 years ago today:Former Rolling Stones guitarist Brian Jones was found dead in his swimming pool. While rumors of murder and suicide followed the death, the coroner's office ruled it a, quote, "misadventure," citing the high levels of drugs and alcohol in Jones' system.


47 years ago today:Doors frontman Jim Morrison was found dead of a heart attack in his bathtub in Paris.

Neil Young is set to give fans around the world a virtual front row seat to his solo show in Detroit. The "Long May You Run" singer announced over the weekend that he will livestream his sold-out show tonight at the Fox Theatre. Young recently launched his first solo tour since 2014, and on September 22nd will perform at Farm Aid in Hartford, Connecticut, along with John Mellencamp, Willie Nelson, Dave Matthews, among others.

Deep Purple Ian Gillan is once again putting the brakes on the possibility of a reunion with former guitarist Ritchie Blackmore. In a recent interview, Gillan likened a reunion for a one-off concert with Blackmore to being asked to get together with an ex-wife and a new wife. He went on to say that fans know the history of the rocky relationship with Blackmore, but despite claiming that there's "no nasty feeling left," he believes "it's too late" for a reunion.

Mike Shinoda is sharing the new music video for the track "Promises I can't Keep" off his recently released album "Post Traumatic." The clip features Shinoda wandering around the famous Santa Monica Pier as he sings the reflective song. In a recent interview, Shinoda described his current album as "basically a diary of the last year" following the suicide death of late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington. He added that the album "starts pretty dark and then it comes out of the darkness."

Smashing Pumpkins are set to kick off their Shiny And Oh So Bright reunion tour on July 12th in Glendale, Arizona. Ahead of the trek, the band over the weekend performed an intimate show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles, as well as an impromptu show in the backyard of the house where portions of the video for the song "1979" were shot. Complaints from annoyed neighbors about the noise and traffic led to police shutting down the show early.

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