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Day in Rock Report for 08/21/2021

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor shared in a video message to fans that he is "very, very sick" and has tested positive for Covid-19.

Taylor was scheduled to appear at the Astronomican convention this weekend in Ann Arbor, Michigan, but has been forced to pull out due to the illness. (read more)

Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar says in a new interview that there is some unreleased material in the vault from his time with the band, but "not that much".

Hagar spoke to Ultimate Classic Rock about his upcoming Las Vegas Residency and during the chat he was asked about a 5150 era demo called "I Want Some Action" that he and bandmate Michael Anthony recently teased via social media. (read more)

Asking Alexandria have shared a lyric video for their new single "Alone Again" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing their new album, "See What's On The Inside", on October 1st.

Lead guitarist Ben Bruce had this to say, "'Alone Again' and the rest of this album is the result of us reconnecting and falling back in love with why we started this band in the first place. No frills or cheap tricks, just the five of us playing our instruments as hard and as loud as we can!

"At some point in our lives, we all feel lost and confused as to who we are and who we want to be, and I think this song will really unite all of us in that sense.

"We are so excited to share, not only this new song with you all, but our new album. We went back to our roots as musicians and really wanted to reignite that passion and love for rock and metal music.

"Metallica, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Aerosmith, AC/DC....all the greats that we fell in love with as kids have greatly influenced this new album and we couldn't be more excited!" Watch the lyric video (read more)

Stone Temple Pilots have announced that they will be launching their own headline tour fall, following their previously announced coheadlining trek with Bush.

The new headline dates will be kicking off on October 9th in Chattanooga, TN at the Tivoli Theatre and will wrap up on November 9th in Baltimore, MD at Ram's Head Live. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen revisit a 1981 tour of South America in latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest. On the road in support of their 1980 album, "The Game", the UK outfit - who were on a roll with global hits like "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" and "Another One Bites The Dust" - wanted to break new ground with their touring strategy.

"They wouldn't let us into Russia; they thought we'd corrupt the youth or something...so we went to Latin America," explains Freddie Mercury. "We wanted to play where rock music had never been played before." (read more)

(hennemusic) Whitesnake are streaming a video for the new 2021 remix of "All In The Name Of Love", from the forthcoming expanded 25th anniversary reissue of their 1997 album, "Restless Heart."

Due October 29, the band's ninth studio record went on to reach the Top 10 in Sweden, Finland and Japan, and a Top 40 set in Coverdale's native UK, yet was never released in the US. (read more)

(hennemusic) Neil Young has announced that he will launch an Official Bootleg Series with the October 1 release of his debut performance at New York's Carnegie Hall in 1970.

The solo acoustic show took place on December 4, 1970, three months after he issued his third album, "After The Gold Rush." Mixed from the original analog multitrack tapes by Young and Niko Bolas, "The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series -- Carnegie Hall 1970" delivers an extensive 23-song setlist that includes "Bad Fog Of Loneliness," "Old Man," and "See The Sky About To Rain" before they were recorded and released. (read more)

Overkill icon D.D. Verni recently released a video for a new single called "Olivia... That's Who" from his solo group D.D. Verni & The Cadillac Band, and to celebrate he tells us about the track and video. The song is the second taste of the group's forthcoming album "Let's Rattle," which is due out on September 17th. Here is the story:

While the song is about my daughter, I think it speaks to anyone who has a bubbly outgoing spirited girl in their life. It could be your mom, wife or girlfriend. (read more)

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