Rock Report 5/18/22
Motley Crue’s Vince Neil stars in a new commercial by short-term loan provider Dollar Loan Center.  The minute-long ad embodies the spirit of live entertainment, crossing ice hockey with concert performance… or something like that.
And if you’d rather watch Vince Neil onstage with Motley Crue rather than driving a Zamboni, head to the concerts page to see their upcoming tour dates with Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts and more with the run set for a June 16 kickoff.

Eric Clapton is full of tour news today, some good and some bad. First the good news is that Clapton earlier today (May 16) announced a fall U.S. tour hitting several major markets. But as new dates are on the horizon, some of his current shows are being postponed as the musician has tested positive for COVID.

As I Lay Dying have parted ways with Josh Gilbert, the longtime bass player of the Tim Lambesis-fronted California metalcore band who first joined in 2007. He returned when the act reformed in earnest in 2018 following Lambesis’ release from prison in 2016.

Since As I Lay Dying have several shows scheduled this summer, they’ve recruited Miss May I bassist Ryan Neff as Gilbert’s touring replacement, as the group explained in a statement. They said Unearth’s Ken Susi will join on second guitar to take the place of Nick Hipa, the guitarist who left As I Lay Dying in 2020.