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Day in Rock Report for 07/30/2021

(hennemusic) Journey founder and guitarist Neal Schon has confirmed that former drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined the band's live lineup ahead of a pair of shows in Chicago, IL this week.

"Ok... Double trouble Chicago @NaradaMWalden @DeenTheDrummer," tweeted Schon on July 27. "Narada Michael Walden and the return of Deen Castronovo on Drums @AragonBallroom @lollapalooza" (read more)

Slipknot took to social media to pay tribute to founding drummer Joey Jordison who passed away earlier this week. The band shared a tribute video and a short message.

They wrote, "Our hearts go out to Joey's family and loved ones at this time of tremendous loss. Joey Jordison's art, talent, and spirit could not be contained or be held back. (read more)

Cradle Of Filth have announced that they will be releasing their new album "Existence Is Futile" on October 22nd and have shared a video for the new single "Crawling King Chaos".

Frontman Dani Filth had this to say, "The album is about existentialism, existential dread and fear of the unknown. The concept wasn't created by the pandemic. We'd written it long before that began, but the pandemic is the tip of the cotton-bud as far as the way the world is headed, you know? (read more)

(hennemusic) Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has released a music video for the track, "Atone", which is the lead single to his forthcoming solo album, "Brighten."

Filmed over a four-day period last month, the black and white clip sees the rocker playing the song in outdoor locations such as Joshua Tree, the Salton Sea, Phoenix, and Los Angeles. (read more)

Tommy Emmanuel and Richard Smith have released a music video for "Serenade to Summertime," the first single from the forthcoming EP "Accomplice Series Vol. 2."

The new EP will be released on September 10th and finds Emmanuel joined by Smith, who is the revered British fingerpicking acoustic guitarist who has performed or recorded along the way with Chet Atkins, Les Paul and more. (read more)

The Big Machine Music City Grand Prix and the Grand Ole Opry have announced that The Oak Ridge Boys will be taking over headline duties from Alan Jackson at the Grand Ole Prix show on Sunday night following the race.

The legendary group will be celebrating their 10th Anniversary as members of the Opry next weekend. Alan Jackson is unable to perform due to tour-related travel logistics, according to the announcement. (read more)

X Ambassadors have released a performance video for their brand new song entitled "Okay." The track is the follow-up to their previous single "My Own Monster", which arrived back in June.

Both songs come from the band's forthcoming third studio album "The Beautiful Liar," which is set to hit stores on September 24th. (read more)

Nobody's Girl, the Austin trio of accomplished solo singer/songwriters Rebecca Loebe, Grace Pettis and Bettysoo, released their self-titled album and to celebrate we asked Grace to tell us about the song "Promised Land." Here is the story:

At first listen, "Promised Land" might strike you as a sad song. The chorus is all about that "great divide" between those of us on the left and those of us on the right; Americans from different backgrounds and cultures, the feeling of living in a different country than our neighbors, of experiencing a different reality than those on the "other side." There's been a deepening rift over the past four years that's left some of us feeling like strangers in our own families, communities, and social circles. There's so much division, anger, and misunderstanding. The pandemic has only heightened that separation and distance between us. (read more)

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