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Day in Rock Report for 08/16/2021

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker reportedly flew on an airplane for the first time this since he survived a fatal crash in 2008, according to the Daily Mail.

The outlet reports that Travis was spotted with his girlfriend Kourtney Kardashian at an airfield in Camarillo, California, preparing to board an airplane. (read more)

KISS have announced that they will be staging a Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino that is set to kick off just before New Year's Eve.

The residency comes is in the midst of iconic band's End Of The Road farewell tour and will be kicking off on December 29th, with an additional 2021 show on Dec 31st. (read more)

Underoath will be hitting the road early next year for a headlining North American tour that will feature direct support from Every Time I Die and Spiritbox.

The band is launching the tour in support of their forthcoming album, "Voyeurist", which is set to be released on January 14th. The tour will be kicking off on February 18th in Dallas at the Southside Ballroom. (read more)

Silver Cave play tribute to Pokemon with their just released brand new single called "Red" and to celebrate we asked Trent Rowland to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

We wanted to do "Red" for many reasons. Firstly, I have always loved the Pokemon franchise. It's one of those things that's just branded on me. Everyone has something from when they were young that just sticks with them for their entire lives, whether it's a comic, a movie, a video game, a novel, whatever. These games, and specifically their music, were some of my favorite things in the world, and I wanted to offer Silver Cave's take on one of the iconic themes from that world. (read more)

The 45th anniversary of Boston's blockbuster self-titled debut 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, "It's the forty-fifth anniversary of Boston, yet only a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist. In 1976 my guest Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits. The Cinderella story of Scholz and Boston tends to be reduced by some to astronomical numbers (over 17 million sold and that number is soft), which may seem appropriate for a brainiac M.I.T. mechanical engineering graduate. In this classic rock interview, Tom clearly explains that he never got into rock to be a rock star. While his first time at bat resulted in the grandest of slams, the subsequent releases from this musical mad scientist would unrealistically and unfairly be compared to the debut Boston record-setting first release (only recently surpassed by Appetite for Destruction from Guns 'N Roses ). (read more)

Cradle Of Filth have announced that they will be celebrating Halloween this year by playing a special album release show at the iconic London venue The Roundhouse.

The band is releasing the new album, entitled "Existence Is Futile", on October 22nd and will play songs from the record, along with fan favorites during the special show. (read more)

L.A. Guns are streaming a brand new track called "Knock Me Down," which is the lead single from their just announced studio album, "Checkered Past".

The album is set to be released on November 12th. We were sent the following details: Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, "The Devil You Know" and "The Missing Peace", while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they'll see that the tracklisting is divided up into 'sets' or 'suites', where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience. (read more)

Willie Nile just released his brand new album, "The Day The Earth Stood Still", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the title track to the record. Here is the story:

I live in Greenwich Village in New York City and have lived here for almost 50 years. When the pandemic hit and the lockdown took hold here in the Spring of 2020 it was like being in a sci-fi movie. To go outside and walk the desolate empty streets that were always so full of life and people was a shock every single day. If anyone had told me that this city would become a ghost town before this all started I would never have believed it. I would have thought they were taking some bad mushrooms. (read more)

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