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Day in Rock Report for 08/03/2021

Weezer have shared their cover of Metallica's 1991 megahit "Enter Sandman," which comes from the forthcoming "The Metallica Blacklist" album that is being released on September 10th.

The special covers album is being released by Metallica as part of their 20th anniversary celebration of their blockbuster "Black Album". It will feature 53 artists taking on songs from the classic album. (read more)

A Day To Remember have announced that they will be hitting the road this fall for The Re-Entry Tour, which will feature support from Asking Alexandria and Point North.

The trek is scheduled to begin on September 28th in Rochester, NY at the Main Street Armory and will be wrapping up on November 6th in St. Augustine, FL at the St. Augustine Amphitheater. (read more)

Quiet Riot have announced that legendary bassist Rudy Sarzo has returned to the band after 18 years. Rudy was part of the "Metal Health" lineup of the band, after returning to group following his stint in the classic Randy Rhoads era of Ozzy Osbourne's solo band.

Sarzo was a member of the group during the Randy Rhoads years and left to join his bandmate in Ozzy Osbourne's Blizzard of Ozz band. Following the "Diary Of A Madman" tour and Randy's untimely death, Rudy returned to Quiet Riot right before they broke into stardom with their chart topping "Metal Health" album. (read more)

Breaking Benjamin have announced that they will be hitting the road for a short series of live dates next month that will also feature Papa Roach on the majority of the stops, and support from Memphis May Fire.

The tour is set to kick off on September 11th Gilford, NH at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion, with Papa Roach joining the trek on September 14th in Columbus, OH. (read more)

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses launched their 2021 US tour at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA on July 31st and fan-filmed video from the show has been shared online.

Kicking off with their 1987 classic, "It's So Easy", the band performed a 21-song show, according to setlist-fm, that followed closely with their standard Not In This Lifetime trek set, although they did debut a cover of The Stooges' 1989 track, "I Wanna Be Your Dog." (read more)

(hennemusic) ZZ Top played their first show since the passing of bassist Dusty Hill last week at the age of 72 and some fan-filmed video footage from the concert has been shared online.

Billy Gibbons and Frank Beard were joined by longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis on bass at the Tuscaloosa Amphitheater in Tuscaloosa, AL on July 30; Francis had already performed with the duo after Hill left the recently-launched tour following its opening week "to address a hip issue." (read more)

(hennemusic) Mammoth WVH played their first show on Guns N' Roses rescheduled US stadium tour on July 31 at Hersheypark Stadium in Hershey, PA and some fan-filmed video has been shared online.

According to setlist.fm, the Wolfgang Van Halen project delivered a 10-song set of tracks from the group's self-titled debut album, which was recorded with producer Michael Baskette at the famed 5150 studios. (read more)

Crystal McGrath recently released a music video for her new single "About A Boy" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This is the first song that I recorded and released that I was not a part of the writing process, When my manager shared a file of song pitches, this one really stood out to me for a few reasons. I loved how the start of this song really paints the picture of a confident girl, and then leads into a quieter moment watching a girly film and really makes you feel that moment when even though you're cool with being "alone" seeing romantic moments makes one long for that natural human connection. The song is so relatable to really any girl that has moved on from a relationship but still misses pieces from it. (read more)

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