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Day in Rock Report for 08/02/2021

A new video podcast called "The First 50 Gigs: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction" will be launching on Patreon on August 19 at 12 a.m. EST.

The special show is being launched by early Guns N' Roses insider Marc Canter, who famously photographed the band's early days and they are celebrating by running a week-long "First 50 Gigs" gallery exhibit at the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles. (read more)

A new feature length documentary about Led Zeppelin by director Bernard MacMahon has been completed and will be entitled, "Becoming Led Zeppelin", according to Variety.

The film was originally announced in 2019 and marked the first time that Zeppelin stars Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, and John Paul Jones participated in a documentary project. (read more)

(hennemusic) Motley Crue will release a remastered digital version of their 1989 album, "Dr. Feelgood"", on September 3 as part of the group's ongoing 40th anniversary celebrations.

Produced by Bob Rock, the group's fifth studio album was their first to reach No. 1 on the US Billboard 200 while going on to sell more than 6 million copies in the country. (read more)

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine told a fan via an online video via Cameo that the band should be "turning in" the band's forthcoming album "any day now".

Mustaine has recently revealed that the record will be entitled "The Sick, The Dying And The Dead" and a fan named Kevin asked him about the progress on the album. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen revisit their work on the "Flash Gordon" soundtrack on the latest episode of the weekly video series The Greatest. The UK band's first venture into soundtrack work for the 1980 sci-fi film - which was to star Sam J. Jones, Melody Anderson, Ornella Muti, Max von Sydow and Topol - coincided with sessions for their eight studio record, "The Game."

"It was an interesting offer really from (producer) Dino De Laurentiis," explains Roger Taylor, "and Joe Smith, head of Elektra Records, engineered the whole thing really. And, it was interesting actually, because the film was a big hit in Europe and UK, and flopped completely in America." (read more)

Las Vegas rocker rue vox has released a music video for her brand new single, "90s Villain," which features Five Finger Death Punch's Chris Kael and Butcher Babies' Henry Flury and Heidi Shepherd.

rue had this to say, "90s Villain shows how our character defects can find a way to take us out in the end. I wrote this song to kind of call myself out in how I've been a terrible girlfriend in my past. (read more)

Employed To Serve have released a stream of their brand new single "Mark of the Grave." The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Conquering", which will arrive on September 17th.

Frontwoman Justine Jones had the following comments about the new track, "This song is about people who'd rather put other people down, instead of getting on with their own lives.

"When writing this song, we wanted to try our hand at writing a positive metal anthem for people to blast when they're having a sh*tty day. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we had fun recording and writing it! Stay kind!" Stream the song (read more)

Santa Fe Singer-Songwriter Carter Beckworth just released his brand new single "Jillian" ahead of his forthcoming album, and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I got a call from a friend who was living in Manhattan in the fall of 2014, asking if I wanted to come visit her. So I flew up there from Austin and we pretty much started dating immediately. Over the next couple of months I booked a bunch of shows in the city so I'd have an excuse to keep visiting her. I started writing this poem, that later became the song "Jillian", when she was at work one day and I was sitting in her apartment. A lot of what I had originally written was fairly dark, because I was having a great time, but I was also nervous that the moment would fade. (read more)

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