Day in Rock Report for 07/25/2021
Lynyrd Skynyrd legend Gary Rossington underwent emergency heart surgery last week and is at home recovering for the procedure, according to a social media post from the band.
The group took to Facebook Friday (July 23rd) and shared the following, "Our thoughts and prayers are with Gary Rossington as he recovers from emergency heart surgery. Gary is home resting and recovering with his family at home. He wants everyone to know he is doing good and expects a full recovery." (read more)
Stone Temple Pilots' Robert DeLeo hinted at the band returning to the road for more live shows during a recent interview with Audacy Check In.
DeLeo was on the show last week to discuss the 25th anniversary of STP's album, "Tiny Music... Songs from the Vatican Gift Shop", which they are celebrating with a deluxe reissue that hit stores last Friday (July 23rd). (read more)
Black Label Society shared some big news with fans. They have added an additional five stops to their forthcoming Doom Trooping Over North America tour.
The tour, which will also feature Armored Saint and Prong, will now include concerts in Reno, San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and a New Year's Eve concert in Tempe. (read more)
Voivod are quickly reaching their goal from their recently launched Kickstarter campaign to help fund their documentary film "We Are Connected."
The band shared that they are working with film director Belalcazar, who also directed the critically acclaimed Chuck Schuldiner documentary "DEATH by Metal". (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen begin the 1980s with the biggest hit of their career, on the latest episode of the weekly video series The Greatest. Following the success of "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" - the lead single from "The Game" - the UK outfit issued two more tracks ("Save Me" and "Play The Game") before releasing "Another One Bites The Dust."
Written by John Deacon, the song was built on an infectious bass line that merged funk and disco. "I'd always wanted to do something a little bit more, that was more disco, which was very uncool at the time," says Deacon of the song that was the source of some internal dissent within the group. (read more)
Gemini Syndrome are streaming their brand new single called "Abandoned". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "3rd Degree - The Raising", which will be released on October 15th.
Vocalist Aaron Nordstrom had this to say, "The album is about death and rebirth. Finding your true self and fostering its growth so as to help build the world better than we inherited it. (read more)
Jackson Browne will be hitting the road this week with James Taylor for the first dates to promote his brand new album "Downhill From Everywhere.".
The dates with Taylor are set to kick off on July 29th in Chicago at the United Center and will wrap up on November 1st in San Diego, CA at the Pechanga Arena. (read more)
Axel Rudi Pell has shared his cover of the Paul Anka classic "She's A Lady". The track comes from his forthcoming covers album, "Diamonds Unlocked II".
Pell had this to say about the track, "Written by Paul Anka, but best known by Tom Jones. Don´t know why, but this song follows me from the 1970ies on. Our version starts as a ballad and continues as a punchy Rock track." (read more)