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Day in Rock Report for 07/27/2021

Founding Slipknot drummer Joey Jordison, who also played with Vimic and Sinsaenum, died in his sleep on Monday (July 26th), according to statement from his family.

His family shared, "We are heartbroken to share the news that Joey Jordison, prolific drummer, musician and artist passed away peacefully in his sleep on July 26th, 2021. He was 46. (read more)

Metal Church have shared the sad news that vocalist Mike Howe passed away at his home in California. A cause of death has not yet been revealed.

The band wrote the following message to fans via social media, ""It is with our deepest regrets that we must announce the passing of our brother, our friend and true legend of heavy metal music. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica have announced plans to play an "intimate" theater show in Hollywood, FL this fall, which will follow the release a series of 30th anniversary reissues of their self-titled 1991 album - aka The Black Album - on September 10.

"We're excited to add one more night to the tour calendar this fall with an intimate show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on Thursday, November 4!," says the band. (read more)

Exodus drummer Tom Hunting has been declared cancer free" following his recent total gastrectomy surgery to treat his squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach, according to his bandmate Gary Holt.

The guitarist shared the following update via social media on Monday (July 26th), "Update of Tom! Tom has been home for around a week now, is doing very well despite the pain, is eating real food but also adjusting to a new relationship with food and a new way of having to eat. But he's a rock in all this, strong as hell and he's gonna crush this. And he is CANCER FREE. They got it all. F*** yes!" (read more)

(hennemusic) Anthrax rebuild career momentum in 2010 as members of The Big Four in the latest installment of the band's 40th anniversary video series. Following a number of music industry battles in the late 1990s and early 2000s and a number of personnel changes, the New York band were invited to join a series of European shows alongside Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth.

"Getting to do those Big Four shows would be a real boost for us," says Scott Ian. "To share that stage with our friends and those bands, and be in front of those audiences; the idea of The Big Four and doing shows with the other three bands ... the four bands that all came up together ..it really got us thinking that we'd be crazy not to ask Joey (Belladonna) to be a part of this because that was the band, from that era, that put Anthrax on the map." (read more)

(hennemusic) Stone Temple Pilots are sharing a previously-unreleased video for the 1996 track, "And So I Know", in sync with the newly-released expanded 25th anniversary reissue of their third album, "Tiny Music...Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop."

The clip features intimate, unseen Hi8 video footage filmed by the band themselves during the album's recording sessions at a ranch house in California's Santa Ynez Valley, where they worked with producer Brendan O'Brien. (read more)

Two Cow Garage have announced that they will celebrating their 20th anniversary with a special hometown show on August 21st at the Rumba Cafe in Columbus, OH.

Shane Sweeney has this to say about the group reaching two decades, "Having a career in anything for twenty years is an accomplishment, I think. Especially if it's what you actually love and enjoy doing. It's certainly enough time to be able to adequately put a lot of living in perspective." (read more)

A Killer's Confession have announced that they will be releasing their next single, entitled "Tell Your Soul", which will feature a guest appearance from Mudvayne's Chad Gray, on August 6th.

The track comes from the group's forthcoming third album that they will releasing later this year. Band leader Waylon Reavis had this to say, "This song was an amazing collaboration between Sahaj Ticotin, Chad Gray, and myself. (read more)

Willie Stratton just released his brand new single "The Way She Holds Me" and to celebrate we have asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The Way She Holds Me was kind of a culmination of a bunch of different events happening at once, and then kind of combining them into one story, like a composite character of many different romantic experiences.
The years leading up to the song I had spent a lot of time in motels, travelling a lot, playing shows out of town, trying to find the cheapest place to stay, and falling in love with that atmosphere. I used to love going on road trips as a kid and staying in these motels that seemed like they were trapped in the 60's or 70s. In a way, it was as if embarking on a road trip in the old family car, leaving your regular schedule behind and entering this strange motel world, it's like the trip transcends time itself. That's something I continue to appreciate in these old drive up style motels, and I really wanted to write a song that seems to live in this strange, seedy universe. (read more)

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