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Day in Rock Report for 08/25/2021

(hennemusic) The man who was photographed as a baby on the album cover for Nirvana's 1991 album, "Nevermind", is suing the band over allegations of child sexual exploitation.

According to the BBC, 30-year-old Spencer Elden is claiming that the nude image of him as a four-month-old in swimming pool constitutes child pornography. (read more)

(hennemusic) The surviving members of The Rolling Stones are paying tribute to Charlie Watts on social media following the drummer's passing on August 24th.

Mick Jagger shared a photo of Watts laughing while playing drums; Keith Richards posted an image of a sign dangling on Watts drum kit that reads "closed ...please call again"; and Ronnie Wood featured a photo of the pair together alongside the caption: "I love you my fellow Gemini ~ I will dearly miss you ~ you are the best." (read more)

Judas Priest offshoot KK's Priest have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Raise Your Fists". The track comes from their forthcoming debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", which will arrive on October 1st.

The band features iconic former Judas Priest guitarist KK Downing and former frontman, Tim "Ripper" Owens, as well as Tony Newton, AJ Mills and Sean Elg. (read more)

Hot Water Music have announced that they will be releasing a new album early next year under a new deal that they just inked with Equal Vision Records and also announced dates for a headline tour.

Daniel Sandshaw, General Manager for Equal Vision Records, had this to say about inking the band, "As a lifelong fan of Hot Water Music, I was apprehensive when we started to discuss the idea of working together." (read more)

Luke Combs has premiered a music video for his latest single “Cold As You”, which was directed by TA Films and ties together storylines from Combs’ past music videos with special easter eggs incorporated throughout.

The song is the latest single released from Luke's chart topping "What You See Ain't Always What You Get" deluxe album. He had this to say about the video, “The team at TA Films did an incredible job on this one." (read more)

Foxera recently released a new single called "Picture Perfect," which is their first track to feature new vocalist Michael Swank and to celebrate we asked the frontman to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I had no idea what to expect when we walked into Pete Adams’ house in Santa Monica, CA. The rest of the band had worked with Pete previously on the first round of instrumental recordings that Foxera used to audition potential vocalists. They had developed a strong friendship years ago, and once Pete found out that Foxera had found a vocalist to complete the lineup, he was excited to help the band out in any way that he could. Within a few weeks, I flew out to meet the rest of the band in California, and work with Pete for the first time. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam are sharing video of a live performance of "In My Tree" as a preview to an August 27 free livestream event celebrating the 25th anniversary of their fourth album, "No Code."

The band will stream an October 17, 2014 show from Moline, IL where they played the 1996 album live from start to finish. The free streaming event will begin Friday, August 27 at 5pm PT and run through Monday, August 30th at 11:59pm PT via nugs.net. (read more)

Music promoter David Snowden revealed in a recent interview with Metal Mike for the 80's Glam Metalcast podcast that he is currently working on a new documentary about late KISS drummer Eric Carr.

The drummer, born Paul Charles Caravello, took over for original KISS member Peter Criss in 1980 and played with the band until his untimely passing of cancer at the age of 41 in November of 1991. (read more)

(hennemusic) It has been announced that The Triumph documentary, "Rock & Roll Machine", will premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) on Friday, September 10.

Produced by Banger Films, the feature details the story of one of Canada's biggest rock acts of the 1980s - from their humble beginnings as staples of the Toronto club circuit in the mid-'70s to selling out arenas and stadiums all across North America with their legendary live shows. (read more)

A special 90-minute all-star tribute program entitled CMT GIANTS: Charley Pride is set to premiere on the cable television network tonight, August 25th at 9p/8c on CMT.

The program will feature performances and appearances by Alan Jackson, Darius Rucker, Garth Brooks, George Strait, Gladys Knight, Jimmie Allen, Lee Ann Womack, Luke Combs, Mickey Guyton, Reyna Roberts, Robert Randolph, and Wynonna. (read more)

The LA Maybe have released a music video for their latest single "When I'm Gone", which is a track from the band's debut studio album "Dirty Damn Tricks".

Lead vocalist Alvi Robinson made news in 2016 when he was almost selected to fill in for Brian Johnson in AC/DC. The gig ultimately went to Guns N' Roses icon Axl Rose. (read more)

Denver, CO based hard rockers CHAMEL3ON recently released their new single "Color Me Strange" (from their forthcoming debut album "The Mandela Effect") and to celebrate we asked lead singer Lorenzo Vidali to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I used to have dreams that I was running as fast as I could and the ground would only hold me just long enough for my footsteps before falling out from below. I feel like the meaning of those dreams and this song are connected. (read more)

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