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Day in Rock Report for 07/12/2021

Eric Church references Guns N' Roses' classic hit "Paradise City" and Elvis Presley's classic "All Shook Up", in his new radio single "Heart On Fire", which comes from his recently released "Heart & Soul" trilogy.

The nostalgic track was penned by Church and also appears to reference Don McLean's signature hit "American Pie" with the line "A turned up radio, but the static was heavy / Couldn't make out any words but 'take me to the levee'. (read more and watch the lyric video) .

Trivium have released a short film music video for their brand new single "In The Court of The Dragon". The visual was directed by Ryan Mackfall.

Paolo Gregoletto had this to say about the track, "We started putting together the riffs for what would become 'In the Court of the Dragon' last year with no touring on the horizon." (read more and watch the video)

(hennemusic) Guitarist Robby Krieger of The Doors will publish his memoir, "Set The Night On Fire: Living, Dying, and Playing Guitar With the Doors," on October 12 via Little, Brown And Company, a division of the Hachette Book Group.

After fifty years, The Doors' notoriously quiet guitarist is ready to set the record straight; co-written with Jeff Alulis, the rocker opens up about the band's meteoric career, his own darkest moments, and the most famous black eye in rock 'n' roll. (read more).

(hennemusic) Anthrax begin to rebuild career momentum with 2003's "We've Come For You All" in the latest installment of the band's 40th anniversary video series.

A new deal with Nuclear Blast Records and the 2001 addition of guitarist Rob Caggiano saw the group record their ninth studio album, which was heralded as a return to form for the New York thrash outfit. Read more here.

Butcher Babies have announced that they will be celebrating their 2013 debut album "Goliath" on their upcoming fall headline tour dubbed the Butcher Babies Vs. Goliath Tour.

The trek will find the band playing the album in full along with material from the rest of their career. Infected Rain and Stitched Up Heart will support the trek, with Kaleido joining on select dates in place of Stitched Up Heart. (read more and see the dates)

Samantha Fish has released a music video for her new track "Twisted Ambition." The song is the first single from her forthcoming new album "Faster", which is set for release on September 10th.

She had this to say, "It's about flipping the power structure, the power dynamic, in your life. The world or a personal figure might be putting you down; it's about taking control and owning your life and owning the situation." (read more and watch the video)

A Pale Horse Named Death are streaming their new single "Shards Of Glass". The song comes from the band's forthcoming album "Infernum In Terra", which is set to hit stores on September 24th.

Sal Abruscato (Type O Negative and Life of Agony) had this to say about the new track, "This song refers to the mental and emotional abuse that happens in a family setting." (read more and watch the video)

Americana star PI Jacobs have released a music video for her new single "First Thing Tomorrow". The track is the first song from her forthcoming album," Live From Memphis".

The animated video was created by Turkish surreal artist Mertcan Mertbilek and it heralds the story teller like album that will feature eight original songs with PI narrating the tracks with the personal stories behind them. (read more and watch the video) .

Powerwolf have released a music video for their track "Fist By Fist (Sacralize Or Strike)", which features a guest appearance from Trivium's Matt Heafy.

The song comes from the "Missa Cantorem" bonus disc that will come from various formats of the band's brand new album, "Call Of The Wild", which is set to hit stores this Friday, July 16th. (read more and watch the video) .

Americana singer-songwriter Roger Street Friedman just released his new EP "Come What May" and to celebrate we have asked him to tell us about the song "Big Truth." Here is the story:

"Big Truth" was written during the height of the 2020 election season. There was so much false information being slung on certain networks that this song just started to emerge out of my frustration and anger at the echo chambers that were misleading millions of Americans. I was watching one of the primetime opinion hosts on a major network and the line -- "Friend of mine, what's that you say? All these lies you're spinning, I do not want in my house today" -- popped into my head. The rest of the song came pretty quickly after that. I was thinking of all the big lies being told by politicians and the media while we were in the grip of a major pandemic, and it struck me that misinformation is also a disease, an infection that needs to be eradicated and the only medicine is the truth. That's where the chorus came from: "When big lies spread like a virus through the air, big truth cures the disease." (read more)

Gojira have announced that they have added six addition dates to their fall headline tour of the U.S. that will feature support from Knocked Loose and Alien Weaponry.

The trek will now include the newly announced stops in Stroudsburg, PA (10/25), Richmond, VA (11/1), Knoxville, TN (11/2), Madison, WI (11/5), St. Louis, MO (11/6), and Fort Wayne, IN (11/7). (read more)

The 40th anniversary of Fleetwood Mac icon Stevie Nicks' debut solo album, "Bella Donna", is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard.

The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "In July 1981, Stevie Nicks already was in arguably America's most popular band, Fleetwood Mac, but her first solo album then, Bella Donna , took her career to another level entirely, a fact that was by no means guaranteed and which came at some cost. The album was the #1 seller on Billboard's Album Sales chart by September and sold its first million copies by October. Stevie spells it all out quite candidly in my classic rock interview while revealing the stories and characters behind 'Edge of Seventeen', 'Leather and Lace' with Don Henley, and the timeless duet with Tom Petty on his 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'. Join double Hall of Fame inductee Stevie Nicks with me here In the Studio for the Bella Donna fortieth anniversary. (read more)

Blink-182 vocalist and bassist Mark Hoppus took to social media this past weekend to thank fans for their support and also revealed that he will be taking a significant test this week in his battle with cancer.

Hoppus shared the sad news of his diagnoses back on June 23rd. This past Saturday, July 10th, he posted a series of tweets updating fans on the progress of his treatment and his determination to beat the disease. (read more)

The Foo Fighters have shared a video of their performance of the classic Bee Gees hit "I Should Be Dancing". The track appears on their forthcoming debut Dee Gees' release "Hail Satin", which will see a special Record Store Day limited edition vinyl release on July 17th.

Side one of the special record will find the band rocking the Bee Gees classics "You Should Be Dancing", "Night Fever", "Tragedy", and "More Than A Woman", along with Andy Gibb's mega-hit "Shadow Dancing". (read more and watch the video).

Volbeat have released a music video for their tack "Wait A Minute My Girl". The song is the follow-up to the band's recently released single "Dagen For".

The two tracks mark the first new music released by the band since their 2019 studio album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", and were both written and recorded during the Covid-19 pandemic lockdown. (read more and watch the video)

Movements have released a music video for their song "Moonlight Lines". The track comes from the band's 2020 studio album, "No Good Left To Give" and the video was directed by The Work of Jar.

Patrick Miranda had this to say about the new visual, "I don't think there was any specific reason we chose to do a video for this song - we just like the energy and felt like it would make for a cool visual. The track is dense, both sonically and lyrically, and we wanted to create a visual that would reflect that density." Watch the video and see their upcoming tour dates here.

(hennemusic) Queen celebrate their 1978 independence on the latest episode of their weekly video series The Greatest. While last week's episode focused on bassist John Deacon and the hits he provided for Queen, the rocker again features prominently in this week's edition in which the band reveal the dire straits they were in even after three hit albums, and how John's steady hand and acumen brought Queen to one of the most significant points in its career - the moment they finally achieved their goal of financial and creative independence.

"We didn't get a penny of record royalties from the first three albums," says Deacon. "What we were looking at in that point in time was basically to just look after ourselves, and do it completely on our own." (read more)

Movie Club just released their new single and video called "Trap Door" and to celebrate we asked Vince Cuneo and Jessamyn Violet to tell us about the track, which will appear on their forthcoming EP "Fangtooth". Here is the story:

Vince Cuneo: When writing on the guitar, I try to let the instrument do most of the work. For Trap Door, I figured out how to play this inverted chord and slide my finger slightly to create this dark Middle-Eastern vibe. My approach to this song & record was to write guitar parts that could be performed in a live setting as a duo. (read more)

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