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Day in Rock Report for 07/21/2021

(hennemusic) Ronnie Wood has revealed that The Rolling Stones have been working on an expanded reissue of their 1981 album, "Tattoo You." The 1981 set was made up of studio outtakes recorded during the 1970s, with some songs requiring additional work prior to release.

"Me and Mick have done nine new tracks for the [40th anniversary] re-release of Tattoo You," shared band guitarist Wood in a new interview with The Times. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming audio of a previously-unreleased live version of their 1991 classic, "Wherever I May Roam", from the forthcoming expanded reissue of their self-titled fifth album.

The band were captured performing the song at Day On The Green in Oakland, CA on October 12, 1991; the track is featured on the remastered Deluxe Box Set of The Black Album. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam will headline both nights of the Ohana Festival Encore Weekend. Founded and curated by Eddie Vedder, the opening weekend of the annual event will see the Seattle band close out the final night of the September 24-26 event at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA, which has now been expanded "due to overwhelming demand" with more live music on October 1 & 2.

With appearances by Beck, Brandi Carlile and Sleater-Kinney, among others, the Ohana Encore Weekend marks Pearl Jam's only additional concerts for 2021. (read more)

(hennemusic) Former Judas Priest guitarist K.K. Downing's new band, KK's Priest, is sharing audio of "Brothers of The Road", as the latest preview to their forthcoming debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner."

The song follows "Hellfire Thunderbolt" and the title track as the third tune issued in advance of the record's release on August 20. The band sees Downing joined by a lineup that includes former Judas Priest vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens, as well as guitarist A.J. Mills (Hostile), bassist Tony Newton (Voodoo Six) and drummer Sean Elg (Cage, The Three Tremors). (read more)

Mastodon Captured Live at Georgia Aquarium will be available for an additional 72 hours until July 22 at 2:59 AM ET / July 21 at 11:59 PM PT, due to high demand.

On July 15, the band performed their first-ever acoustic show in HD from their hometown of Atlanta in a rare intimate setting and streamed around the world. (read more)

Dream Theater's Jordan Rudess will be wrapping up the east coast leg of his Piano tour next week and has shared the dates for a west coast run that will be taking place in September.

The final east coast dates includes stops in Armore (PA), New York City, and Pawling (NY). After a short break he will launch the west coast dates on September 1st in Oakland, Ca. (read more)

Nashville alt-rockers Walden have announced that they will be launching an innovative and ambitious tour called the "Where's Walden Tour" in September.

The band plans to visit all 50 states and will begin with a budget of just $50. According to the announcement, "They will be playing in a variety of venues along their nationwide journey, ranging from traditional clubs like the Mercury Lounge in NY and Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, along with private parties, pop up acoustic shows, festivals, and everything in between." (read more)

Heavenly Reyna just premiered an acoustic rendition of her single "EXIT" and to celebrate we have asked her to tell us about the track. She will be hosting a special livestreamed release party for the single tonight (July 21st) on Twitch's frontpage at 9PM PT. Here is the story:

My song "EXIT" popped into my head as I sat in traffic one day on the 405 in Los Angeles. It was one of those moments of everyday life we all know well, no matter where we live. Out of nowhere the melody and first lines "traffic on the 405, is unbearable at this time" came to me and just stayed with me all day and all week, kind of demanding that I complete the song.

I had a certain amount of resistance to it at first as I did not take it seriously or think it was something I wanted to write a song about. As it evolved, I began to love it and really enjoy the quirky juxtaposition of seeing the similarities between the agony of traffic and ending a relationship.

I usually write songs with a producer or by producing them myself, so I do the lyrics, melody, and production all at once. "EXIT" was different, though, because it was just done on piano.

When I play "EXIT" live or livestream it on Twitch, audiences around the world just love it, relate to it, and sing along. I've been in traffic jams in Beijing, London, Paris, Sydney, Barcelona, NYC... even in Jordan, Morocco & Bhutan, so I understand firsthand what a universal experience it is. I think it is cathartic to have a sense of humor to soften the trials and pains of life.

I joined Twitch during the pandemic as a way to share my music with the world from my bedroom, quickly made partner, and I'm so grateful for how quickly I've grown. I just hit 2 million channel views! The people that tune in really love "EXIT" and have inspired me so much with their amazing support.

I am really thrilled that "EXIT" inspires my audience because that is what inspires me to stream! I love the chat on Twitch that lets me know in real time how my audience feels. They flood my chat timeline with thousands of emotes of me holding an exit sign when I sing the song there! I really hope they will love the "EXIT" acoustic video as much. Now that the song is out, they can listen while I go back into the studio and create a produced version of the song and a new music video. I think the big lessons are to trust yourself, trust your audience, and listen to what they want! (read more)

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