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Day in Rock Report for 07/20/2021

Blink-182's Mark Hoppus took to social media to updates fand that he has received the "best possible news" from a test that he previous shared would determine if he lived or died from his cancer fight.

On Monday (July 19th), Mark tweeted, "Scans indicate that the chemo is working! I still have months of treatment ahead, but it's the best possible news." (read more)

(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters have announced a rescheduled date for their recently-postponed concert at The Forum in Los Angeles. The band shut down the original show after a member of their organization tested positive for COVID-19.

Originally set for July 17, the event will now take place on August 26; tickets will automatically be valid for the new date. For refund inquiries, please defer to your point of purchase. (read more)

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced that he will hitting the road this fall for a solo tour that will feature a full band, instead of his usual solo acoustic shows.

The tour from Aaron Lewis And The Stateliners is set to kick off on October 2nd in Inman, KS at the 365 Sports Complex and will finish with two nights at the Lucky Eagle Casino & Hotel in Rochester, WA on December 11th and 12th. (read more)

Epiphone have officially launched the brand new Epiphone Slash Collection, which joins the Gibson Slash Collection, making fourteen guitars in production.

Slash had this to say, "I'm really proud to present this great line up of excellent quality, signature Epiphone guitars, They sound & look fantastic. It's all I could ask for." (read more)

Rival Sons have announced that they will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their acclaimed album, "Pressure And Time", by launching a special North American tour this fall.

The tour will feature the band performing the album in full and will also include support from Dorothy on most dates, with Reignwolf or Myron Elkins featured on select dates. (read more including the dates)

Thrice have released a brand new song called "Scavengers". The track comes from their forthcoming 11th studio album, "Horizons/East", which is set to hit stores on September 17th.

The band will be celebrating the new album's release by launching a U.S. tour this fall that will feature special guests Touche Amore, Self Defense Famly, and Jim Ward will be joining the bill for the first three shows (Houston, Dallas and Austin). (read more)

As Jason Aldean prepares to get Back In The Saddle for a summer/fall tour, he is celebrating his 25th No. 1 hit as his song "Blame It On You" claimed the tops spots on the Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard's Country Airplay.

He had this to say, "25 No. one songs is bigger than I could have dreamed while I was driving that delivery truck back in Macon, GA. This one is for the fans, Country Radio and my team for taking this crazy ride with us." (read more)

Hawthorne Heights have shared their brand new single "Constant Dread" which features Brendan Murphy of Counterparts and comes from their forthcoming album.

JT Woodruff had this to say about the new single, "When writing, I tend to dig through memories, both good and bad. In, Constant Dread, I was searching through one of my favorite tour memories. Warped Tour 2017, in the tour bus village. (read more)

The family of late Cinderella guitarist Jeff LaBar have shared a statement about his passing on July 14th at the age of 58.

Jeffrey Philip La Bar of Nashville, Tennessee passed away peacefully at the age of 58 on July 14, 2021. He was born on March 18, 1963 in Darby, Pennsylvania to June and Bob La Bar. Jeff grew up in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania and went to Upper Darby High School. (read more)

(hennemusic) Journey have announced that they will be performing a rare symphonic concert at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, NV on December 18.

The news marks the latest update to the band's 2021 live schedule, which will begin with a July 29 show at the Byline Bank Aragon Ballroom in Chicago, IL, just two days before they play Lollapalooza in the city. (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch frontman Neil Fallon has confirmed the Maryland band have begun work on the follow-up to 2018's "Book Of Bad Decisions." "Today we started pre-production for the next Clutch release,' tweeted the singer on July 18. "Also, today is National Ice Cream Day."

Clutch will launch a US tour this fall, with the first leg kicking off in Norfolk, VA on September 8, while a second leg starts in Fort Wayne, IN on September 29, and the group's traditional run of Christmas holiday gigs will happen during the last week of the year. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is revisiting a 2001 collaboration with UK outfit Afro Celt Sound System on the latest episode of his Digging Deep podcast series.

The band - who mix traditional Gaelic and West African music with electronic music - invited the singer to join them for the track "Life Begin Again", which would first appear on their 2001 album, "Volume 3: Further in Time", before its inclusion on Plant's 2003 compilation, "Sixty Six to Timbuktu." (read more)

(hennemusic) Anthrax have shared a video of their performance of their 2011 track, "The Devil You Know", from the band's special 40th anniversary livestream event.

"Well, here we are! - July 18th 2021 - 40 years of Anthrax," says the group alongside a new video message. "It's absolutely mind-blowing to think about and it would not have been possible without all YOUR support. We thank each and every one of you for traveling with us on this journey. There's plenty more on the way!!" (read more)

Toronto rockers Napoleon recently released their new EP "Enemy Within" and to celebrate we asked Jon Elmaleh to tell us about the song "I Better Run" that features Silverstein's Shane Todd. Here is the story:

"I Better Run" was the first song that was written on Enemy Within, though it was actually written, and recorded way before the rest of the songs. We actually started writing that one in May 2019, and it was recorded in December of that year, in the same session as our 2020 single "Amends". The song took a while to write, and it went through a lot of changes from the time it was originally written. For example, in the original version the bridge was actually the outro, and there was no final chorus. (read more)

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