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Day in Rock Report for 08/13/2021

Metallica have released a trailer for their brand new podcast series that they will be premiering on August 20th with a look back at The Black Album for its 30th anniversary.

The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 will include eight episodes and will feature each member of the band as well as former bassist Jason Newsted and producer Bob Rock, among the almost 40 guests. (read more)

(hennemusic) Legendary frontman Sammy Hagar has released an announcement video with some details for the 2021 edition of his annual birthday bash concert series.

The event - which Hagar traditionally hosts at his club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico - was moved to California's Catalina Island last year and available as a pay-per-view broadcast, and now Hagar reveals the plan for its return off the coast of Los Angeles. (read more)

Dark Tranquillity have announced that founding drummer Anders Jivarp and bass player Anders Iwers have departed the group and Joakim Strandberg Nilsson and Christian Jansson will be taking their place at upcoming shows.

Vocalist Mikael Stanne had this to say, "Times have truly changed. This last year and a half has been challenging to say the least, and we've all had time to think over our decisions and motivations in all aspects of life. When removed from what you take for granted, it becomes clear that you realize what is truly important in life. And this is different for everybody. (read more)

NYC rocker Lorne Behrman (The Dimestore Haloes, L.E.S. Stitches, The Dead Tricks and The Sweet Things) just released a video for his debut solo single "When I Hit The Floor" and to celebrate he tells us about the track. Here is the story:

The song: In January 2020, I was kicked out of my previous band, The Sweet Things. I was really depressed. I had played music for 30 years, and for the first time ever, I felt like it was over for me. Up until then, I had been a lead guitar player, and an occasional songwriter. All those years my focus was really just on playing solos and being a gunslinger-playing fast and showing off. This song changed everything. (read more)

We are pleased to premiere the brand new video from LA based band Alphanaut for their new single "Shake The Rhythm", which comes from their forthcoming album, "On Some Planets This is Pop".

The aminated clip was created by Matt Brown. Vocalist Mark Alan had this to say about the track, "This is one that took the longest time to develop into the final version you hear on the record. Austyn had the bass line which the band worked around in a lot of different ways. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Darkness are streaming a lyric video for the title track to their forthcoming album, "Motorheart." The song is the first preview to the UK band's seventh studio record ahead of its arrival on November 19.

"'Motorheart' rocks harder than anything we've done before," says singer Justin Hawkins about the single. "It makes me happy and proud to crank it up and literally shake my Swiss chalet to its foundations. Dan did an awesome job on the production, it'll take your face off, but your skull will be grinning from meatus to meatus. Please, to enjoy." (read more)

(hennemusic) Green Day have released a video for their 2021 single, "Pollyanna." The clip for the uplifting, life-affirming song features footage from the band's rescheduled Hella Mega US tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer, which kicked off last month.

"It's the BEST feeling being out on the road w/ the Hella Mega Tour!!," says Green Day. "So great, in fact, that we made a vid for Pollyanna ft. some of the best times we've had so far." (read more)

Grace Womack just released her "Yellow Cowboy Hat" EP this week and to celebrate we have asked her to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:

Putting together the title track of this EP was quite the roller coaster from beginning to end. My freshman year of college, my friends and I went out to a karaoke bar in downtown Nashville called Lonnie's, and for some unknown reason we all decided to wear these colored cowboy hats from Party City. It was my first real "college experience," and we took so many pictures in our hats, having fun and dancing around the bar. It still really sticks out in my memory as one of the first times I felt like I had it all figured out. (Spoiler, I didn't. See "Oblivion.") (read more)

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