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Day in Rock Report for 08/19/2021

(hennemusic) Royal Blood are streaming a video for their cover of "Sad But True", which comes from the all-star tribute album to the band's "Black Album", entitled "The Metallica Blacklist."

Arriving next month in sync with the release of an expanded 30th anniversary reissue of Metallica's 1991 self-titled fifth album, the companion package features interpretations of songs from The Black Album from more than 50 artists spanning a vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more. (read more)

The estate of late legendary Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott have announced that they have filed a lawsuit against Dead Guitars over the term of an endorsement deal. Both sides have issued statements about the move.

Dimebag's estate is led by his longtime girlfriend Rita Haney and she issued the following statement about the legal action, "After much consideration, it is with great sadness that I announce the longstanding relationship between Dimebag and Dean Guitars is over. (read more)

(hennemusic) Lynyrd Skynyrd have canceled an August 19th concert in the upstate New York city of Canandaigua due, in part, to Covid-19 issues, the band revealed via social media.

"Due to unforeseen circumstances and a COVID illness within the Lynyrd Skynyrd band, we are unable to perform this Thursday, August 19 at Constellation Brands Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center," says the band on social media. (read more)

Halestorm have released a music video and single entitled "Back From The Dead". The track will appear on the band's forthcoming studio album that is expected next year.

frontwoman Lzzy Hale had this to say, "'Back From The Dead' is about survival, not in a physical sense, even though I know we all have been touched by death especially these last few years. (read more)

Americana star PI Jacobs just released her new album "Live From Memphis" and to celebrate she tells us about the new single and video from the effort, "No Sin To Be Poor". Here is the story:

PI said of the inspiration for the song: I was thinking about my mom, who was young, single and didn't have a lot of support. She worked SO hard, but occasionally we had to go on public assistance. She ended up becoming the first person in our family to graduate college. She went on to become a public-school teacher, and a shining example of public service. When I was young, I didn't know we were poor, but of course as I got older, I started feeling different and "other" because my house was janky, or because I only had a few cheap clothes, or got picked up in a car that had the paint peeling off. Kids can be cruel sometimes. The crazy part is that we had SO MUCH FUN, even with nothing. We made up games in the dirt, simply by using our imaginations. And as poor as we were, my mom always saw to it that we had art, literature, and music in our lives, and ironically, those things made me feel very rich. (read more)

Slipknot have announced the details for the South American installments of their Knotfest, which will be taking place in Chili and Brazil at the end of the year.

This year's Knotfest Chile will be taking place on December 11th, 2022 at Estadio Monumental, Santiago and the inaugural Knotfest Brasil will be taking place on December 18th, 2022 at Sambodromo Do Anhembi, Sao Paulo. (read more)

Every Time I Die have released a music video for their new single "Post-Boredom", which comes from their also just announced new album "Radical", which is set to hit stores on October 22nd.

Keith Buckley had this to say about the song and the Tes Hash and Daniel Davison directed video, "'Post-Boredom' was the first song I ever wrote that gave me the feeling of real truth. (read more)

Prog rockers Epic Tantrum have announced the first annual Epic Fest, a two day celebration of music and art, which will be taking place on September 10 and 11, 2021 at Sharkey's Event Center in Syracuse, New York. Chipster sent over the following details:

"It has always been our goal to play shows that are more than concerts, we want to create events, we want to see music and art showcased, and that is why Epic Fest was created," said bassist Greg Ross, Epic Tantrum. (read more)

(hennemusic) Heart singer Ann Wilson has announced dates for a mini-residency in Seattle, WA next month. The rocker will play three shows at the city's Neptune Theater on October 13, 16, and 17.

"Hola good souls!," says Wilson. "I'm stoked to announce that I'll be returning to Seattle in October for a mini residency & I'll be bringing along my fantastic new band The Amazing Dawgs (Tom Bukovak, Tony Lucido, Paul Moak & Sean T Lane.) (read more)

NYC singer/songwriter Chris Mardini just released his self-titled debut album and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the single "I'll Try." Here is the story:

"I'll Try" is the first complete song I've ever written. It's funny how, in the context of my life, the lyrics and the mood of the song remain timeless. I have always struggled with being a critical/judgmental person, especially when it comes to myself and my shortcomings and mistakes. (read more)

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