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Day in Rock Report for 08/15/2021

Wolfgang Van Halen has announced that Mammoth WVH has forced to cancel two shows with Guns N' Roses this week after a member of their touring personnel tested positive for Covid-19.

He wrote on social media on Saturday. "Mammoth WVH will not be performing tonight in Missoula, MT or Monday night in Commerce City, CO out of an abundance of caution due to a member of our touring personnel testing positive for COVID-19. (read more)

(hennemusic) Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is the latest rock star to test positive for Covid-19 despite having already received two doses of the experimental vaccine.

Bruce tested positive while under a 10-day quarantine after a member of his immediate household tested positive for the virus. He initially tested negative, but a few days later tested positive himself. (read more)

Korn were forced to cancel their concert at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton on Saturday night (August 14th) after a member of the band's camp tested positive for Covid-19.

The band had this to say, "Unfortunately, there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Korn camp. The safety of our artists, crew, venue staff, and fans are our top priority, so we must postpone the show tonight. (read more)

Tim McGraw has premiered his first new music video since 2018 for his latest single "7500 OBO", which comes from his chart topping 2020 album "Here On Earth."

The video also featured the acting debut of Tim and wife Faith Hill's daughter Audrey McGraw. "Here On Earth" gave McGraw his 17th No. 1 album in the U.S., putting him in second place for most No. 1st just behind George Strait. (read more)

Crown The Empire have released a music video for their brand new single "In Another Life". That track features guest vocalist from Courtney LaPlante of Spiritbox.

Frontman Andy Leo had the following to say about the new track, "In Another Life was the first song we wrote while working on our new album in the studio. (read more)

The 35th anniversary of Bon Jovi's blockbuster "Slippery When Wet" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "One of my guests, original Bon Jovi lead guitarist/ co-writer Richie Sambora, dropped a bombshell while looking back to the to the first two albums which preceded Slippery When Wet , indicating how close the phenomenal August 1986 release came to never being made. 'Quite frankly I didn't enjoy either of those first two (Bon Jovi , 7800 Degrees F) records personally,' Sambora admits. 'I wasn't even sure that the band was going to survive. To me, I don't think we reached the soul of it, probably not until Slippery When Wet.' (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen are putting the spotlight on hits written by guitarist Brian May in latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video streaming series The Greatest.

Across Queen's recording career, May has contributed some of the band's most anthemic and best-loved songs; these include massive tracks such as "Who Wants To Live Forever", "Flash", and "The Show Must Go On", as well as Queen's first-ever single release, "Keep Yourself Alive", and the song they performed live more than any other, "Now I'm Here", while not overlooking the live classic, "Tie Your Mother Down." (read more)

Red Spot Rhythm Section just released their "Won't Back Down: A Roots Tribute to Tom Petty'" and to celebrate we asked band leader Josh Siegal to tell us about the track "You Got Lucky" featuring Angela Peel. Here is the story:

It was late 2020, and I had been putting together these little musical sketches for this idea I had, reggae versions of Tom Petty tunes. I always thought the format and writing of Tom Petty's stuff (which I loved) would be a great fit as reggae music, which I'd been playing for many years in various projects. The tracks were coming together, but I needed singers, and I was learning that, while the songs themselves were a great fit for various reggae styles, it was tough to find singers who could handle (and wanted to brave) crossing southern-rock and reggae vocals. There were some people who listened to the demo tracks and said, "This is too reggae for me," and other people who listened to them and said, "This isn't reggae enough for me." (read more)

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