Day in Rock Report for 07/11/2021
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has invited fans to attend Belshazzar's Feast later this week in a brand new video that the band has shared via social media.
"Belshazzar's Feast" is a reference to the passage in the Bible's Book of Daniel where the writing on the wall appeared before Belshazzar during a feast where vessels looted during the destruction of the First Temple were used. (Read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming audio of a pre-production rehearsal version of their 1991 classic, "Holier Than Thou", from the forthcoming expanded reissue of their self-titled fifth album.
Recorded live during pre-production rehearsals at Bayview Studios in Richmond, CA on October 4th, 1990, the track is featured on the "Pre-Production Rehearsals" CD included in the Remastered Deluxe Box Set of The Black Album. Read more here.
(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters are celebrating the return of live music with a new mini-documentary spotlighting their June 20 concert at New York's Madison Square Garden.
After 466 days without live music, the band reopened the famed venue with a sold-out crowd, marking the first full capacity concert in a New York arena since the start of the pandemic. Read more here.
(hennemusic) Queen have topped the UK Vinyl Album Chart with the help of a 40th anniversary reissue of their 1981 "Greatest Hits" collection. According to the Official Charts, the record-breaking set jumped from No. 29 to No. 1 on the vinyl chart this past week to earn top spot.
The limited-edition, multi-format anniversary re-release - which also includes a collector's edition of the CD with an exclusive slipcase cover, and a cassette available in five different colors - saw Queen lead on physical sales tally with 78% of their final total made up of vinyl, CD and cassette copies. Read more here.
(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are sharing video highlights from a fall 2016 tour of Latin America in the latest edition of their streaming concert series "Not In This Lifetime Selects."
The band can be seen performing "Mr. Brownstone", "You Could Be Mine", "Better", "Sweet Child O' Mine", "My Michelle", "There Was A Time" and "Don't Cry" in various cities on the trek. Read more here.
(hennemusic) Heart singer Ann Wilson has announced dates for a summer US tour. The rocker will open the two-week series in Alexandria, VA on August 14, which will be followed a by a number of US east coast concerts before it wraps up with a two-night stand at the City Winery in New York City.
Wilson's tour will include an appearance at an August 21 "Never Forget' concert at Jones Beach Theater that will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks; the event will also see performances by Journey, John Fogerty, the Steve Miller Band and more. Read more here.
(hennemusic) The Stone Temple Pilots are sharing audio of a 1997 performance of their tune, "Tumble In The Rough", ahead of the July 23 release of an expanded reissue of their third album, "Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop."
The track is part of a complete concert taped at the Club La Vela in Panama City Beach, FL on March 14, 1997 that is featured on the 25th anniversary package alongside a remastered version of the original album and recordings of alternate versions and mixes of several songs from the set. Read more here.
UK rockers Lakes are gearing up to release their sophomore album, "Start Again" on July 30th, and to celebrate we asked vocalist/guitarist Roberto Cappellina to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:
By the time Blue [Jenkins] had joined the band we'd written most of the new record, which we were set on calling 'Talk!' at the time. Matt had two instrumentals floating around that Blue and I were trying to write to, but with no joy. My process for writing in Lakes has always been the same: Matt sends me some music over WhatsApp, then I'll usually follow the initial vocal melody that the music evokes...it's pretty instantaneous. However, I couldn't get past that initial hook 'and it makes me feel that I could start again'. What was it that I was starting again? (Read more)