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Day in Rock Report for 08/10/2021

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses have released a new song entitled "Absurd." The arrival of the band's first new music in 13 years comes just days after they performed the tune during an August 3 concert at Fenway Park in Boston, MA.

"Absurd" has its origins in a track that was first written and recorded during sessions for the "Chinese Democracy" album; known as "Silkworms", the group played the song just four times in 2001 before shelving it from their live set and the final track list for the 2008 album. (read more)

(hennemusic) Def Leppard have announced that they will be staging a livestream event celebrating the 40th anniversary of the band's 1981 album, "High 'N' Dry," on August 28th.

The group's first record with producer Mutt Lange yielded classic tracks like "Let It Go" and "Bringin' On The Heartbreak" while also delivering their first entry into the US Top 40, just two years before the pairing would strike multi-platinum with "Pyromania." (read more)

(hennemusic) Lynyrd Skynyrd have postponed a few upcoming concert dates after guitarist Rickey Medlocke tested positive for COVID-19. The affected shows include an August 9 date in Canton, OH, an August 10 appearance at the Jackson County Fair in Jackson, MI, an August 13 gig in Atlanta, GA and an August 14 performance in Cullman, AL.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances, Lynyrd Skynyrd is unable to perform the next four shows in Canton, OH, Jackson, MI, Atlanta, GA and Cullman, AL," says the band via social media. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Eagles have expanded their 2021 Hotel California US tour with the announcement that they have added a late fall show in Seattle, WA.

The November 5 event at the city's Climate Pledge Arena marks the 22nd show of the series, which was originally set for last year but postponed due to the pandemic. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing audio of a previously-unreleased live version of their 1991 track, "Through The Never", from the forthcoming expanded reissue of their self-titled fifth album.

"Early on in the Wherever We May Roam tour, we played back-to-back nights a couple hours northeast of 'home' at Sacramento's Arco Arena," says the band. "Check out this live version of 'Through The Never' from night two, available on the Remastered Expanded Edition and in the Remastered Deluxe Box Set for 'The Black Album.'" (read more)

(hennemusic) Tesla has postponed some upcoming dates on their newly-launched Let's Get Real US Tour due to multiple cases of COVID-19 within their organization.

"Attn: Fans. Tesla to postpone their next few engagements due to members of the touring party contracting COVID," said the group on social media. "The band look forward to returning to the road soon. Please check the official website TeslaTheBand.com for updates." (read more)

(hennemusic) KISS have announced a series of rescheduled dates for the South American leg of the band's End Of The Road farewell tour. Originally booked for spring 2020, the shows were first moved to the fall of that year before the global live music industry shut down due to the pandemic.

The shows are now set for the spring of 2022. "As all of our fans in South America," says KISS, "we were also hopeful that by late 2021 the music industry would be back to normal, but for the safety of our audience, we need to support and allow the local governments further time to distribute all the vaccines. (read more)

Rockborn just released their new single "Rock Me Harder" and to celebrate we asked frontwoman Luanne Reid to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

'Rock Me Harder', was born out of a couple of rough ideas between John (Lyell - guitarist), who had this incredibly heavy riff, and some lyrics I had been toying with for quite some time. His riff gave me a shove in the right lyrical direction. I needed the "foundation" and inspiration that his riffs gave me to finish the lyrics, and of course after hearing Dino (Serna - Bass), and Gary (Gabaldon - drums), throw in their ingenious licks to John's riffs, I was able to come up with the melody lines and the phrasing needed to kick this song into gear. (read more)

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