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Day in Rock Report for 08/06/2021

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones have announced that drummer Charlie Watts will sit out the band's rescheduled No Filter US Tour dates this fall under medical advice.

"Charlie has had a procedure which was completely successful, but his doctors this week concluded that he now needs proper rest and recuperation," explains a spokesperson for the 80-year-old rocker in a statement. "With rehearsals starting in a couple of weeks it's very disappointing to say the least, but it's also fair to say no one saw this coming." (read more)


(hennemusic) The first official Led Zeppelin documentary, which will be entitled "Becoming Led Zeppelin", will premiere next month at the 78th Venice International Film Festival.

Directed by Bernard MacMahon (American Epic), and co-written and produced by Allison McGourty, the project will feature new interviews with Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones, as well as rare archival interviews with the late John Bonham. (read more)


(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin legend Robert Plant is revisiting a 2007 collaboration with Alison Krauss on the final episode of the fourth series of his podcast, Digging Deep.

"So here are," reads the show description. "We've reached the end of another series of Digging Deep with Robert Plant. It's been a collection of conversations partially defined by the unprecedented times we've been living in (and this episode touches on that) but, as always, some amazing music. We end the series with a cover version that Robert and Alison Krauss made their own on their world-conquering 'Raising Sand' album. It's the perfect way to end for now. And maybe it even points the way to the future..." (read more)


Carlos Santana has announced that he has signed a new global deal with BMG to release his forthcoming studio album, "Blessings and Miracles", with the first single from the effort due to arrive later this month.

Santana had this to say, "I am honored to partner with BMG to release Blessings and Miracles. I would like to thank everyone at BMG for sharing our collective commonality-vision to touch people's hearts with energy, conviction and integrity. Now more than ever, we need songs and melodies to remind us that we are significant, meaningful and that life is full of blessings and miracles." (read more)


Grayscale have premiered a brand new song called "Babylon (Say It To My Face)". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Umbra," which will arrive on August 27th.

Lead vocalist Collin Walsh had this to say about the song, "'Babylon' was the last song we wrote for Umbra. It is a song that, to me, touches on the types of people who speak on things they shouldn't and give their uninformed opinions when nobody asked. (read more)


(hennemusic) Tremonti have released a video for the title track to their forthcoming album, "Marching In Time." Due September 24, the band's fifth studio set was produced by longtime associate Michael "Elvis" Baskette.

The song tells the story of a father having a child during a global pandemic and how he prepares for life during that time - something guitarist Mark Tremonti recently experienced in his own life. (read more)


Former Mushroomhead frontman Jeffrey Nothing has released a music video for his latest single "The Outage", which was directed by Ian D. Sniesak.

Jeffrey had this to say, "We all come with an expiration date. From our first breath, till our last, we are a miracle in motion; full of emotion, fears, and an air of invincibility. How we treat our fellow man and our life matters. (read more)


Mudvayne, Atreyu, Crown The Empire and Afterlife have been added to the lineup of the VORAGOS: Destination Lunasea Beach, joining the previously announce Rob Zombie, Mastodon and more.

The private island festival and 5-day rock cruise will take place February 16-21, 2022 aboard the Norwegian Pearl Ship and will be docking for one day in Belize for a one-of-a-kind private island beach festival and will be hosted by SiriusXM's Jose "Metal Ambassador" Mangin. (read more)