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Day in Rock Report for 08/24/2021

The Rolling Stones have confirmed the very sad news via social media that Charlie Watts passed away on Tuesday morning (August 24) in a London hospital.

The band shared the following statement from his spokesperson via Facebook, "'It is with immense sadness that we announced the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a London hospital earlier today surrounded by his family." (read more)

The Killers have scored their 7th consecutive No. 1 album on the UK album charts after their new record, "Pressure Machine", debuted in the top spot on the official UK Albums chart.

The new album was co-produced by the group, Shawn Everett, and Jonathan Rado (of Foxygen) and if the follow-up to their 2020 effort "Imploding the Mirage". (read more)

Black Label Society have released a video for their new single "Set You Free", which is the first single from their forthcoming 11th studio album, "Doom Crew Inc."

The new record will released in multiple formats on November 26th, including digitally, on CD and vinyl plus a deluxe edition that includes vinyl, CD longbox, cassette and more. (read more)

Tetrarch have premiered a music video for their latest single "Stitch Me Up". The track comes from their Dave Otero produced album, "Unstable," which was released in late April

Lead guitarist Diamond Rowe had this to say about the new visual, "Shooting the video for 'Stitch Me Up' was super fun and we are honestly thrilled with how it came out. The way the storyline was shot has such a cinematic feel to it and the finished product just looks awesome. (read more)

Carrie Underwood's new opening for Sunday Night Football on NBC and their streaming service Peacock will premiere in less than three weeks with the 2021 season kick off on September 12tj.

The opening was shot at Industrial Light & Magic’s LED sound stage utilizing the company’s StageCraft LED virtual production technology that was recently used in “The Mandalorian,” and will for the first time feature a virtual football tailgate as a backdrop for Underwood’s performance of “Waiting All Day For Sunday Night.” (read more)

Matt Rosa recently released his debut single "Times Have Changed," which was produced by The Early November's Ace Enders and Bruce Weigner. To celebrate we asked Matt to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

“Times Have Changed, and So Have I” is the record I’ve been dreaming about writing for year. Man, life’s been a weird journey of peaks and valleys as it’s been for you as well I’m sure. I like to pride myself on being conscious through so many of these moments to try and find what can be learned throughout them. I had no idea why but I knew I would tell my story in a way only I could tell it and that’s what this record is. Allowing others to know, “Hey, toughs times aren’t gonna last but the tough people going through them do. This too shall pass, that means the good AND the bad. So be present and enjoy the highs, but be patient through them lows.” (read more)

Slipknot and Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor says in a new social media post that he is "out of the woods" in his recovery after testing positive for Covid-19.

Taylor revealed last week that he was very sick and had tested positive for the virus. He has now shared a video update with fans. He said, "Hey, everbody, just wanted to give you an update. First of all I hope everybody's well out there. (read more)

Shinedown have premiered the trailer and launched a pre-sale for their forthcoming film "Attention Attention!", which will released on digital and cable VOD on September 3rd.

The film was directed by Bill Yukich (Beyonce, Metallica, Wiz Khalifa), and is billed as "a cinematic experience of their 2018 studio album of the same name." (read more)

(hennemusic) Motorhead have announced that they will release a new collection, that will be entitled "Everything Louder Forever - The Very Best Of", on October 29.

Billed as "the definitive collection of their loudest songs ever and the first to span their entire career", the project delivers material from their legendary 22 album career - from their self-titled 1977 debut to their final release, 2015's "Bad Magic." (read more)

(hennemusic) Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell has announced dates for a 2022 solo tour of North America that he will be launching in support of his forthcoming album, "Brighten."

The seven-week series will open at the legendary First Avenue in Minneapolis, MN on March 24 and run into early May. "I will be taking my new album, Brighten, on the road in Spring 2022," says Cantrell. "Looking forward to Rawking out with you all." (read more)

The Ruddy Ruckus are gearing up to release their debut album, Wentworth And Main, on September 10th, and to celebrate we asked frontman Rob Brown to tell us about the single "Boston Lager". Here is the story:

"Boston Lager" is one of our most controversial numbers with respect to the internal dialog that takes place within the band. Some have voiced that it's their favourite Ruddy Ruckus song while others have claimed that it's the worst one in the catalog. Either way, it's a hilarious song about the trials, tribulations and epic adventures that one can have while out on the town having a few drinks and for that reason I love that it's out there as a part of our expanded cinematic universe." (read more)

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