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Day in Rock Report for 08/26/2021

KISS cofounder Gene Simmons has apologized for disparaging remarks that he made about Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth and he believes those original comments were taken out of context.

Roth opened for KISS on the original North American leg of their End Of The Road Farewell Tour and Gene spoke to Rolling Stone about the band resuming the trek after it was postponed due to the pandemic. (read more)

Joe Bonamassa has released a video for his new single "The Heart That Never Waits" and announced that he will be releasing his new studio album "Time Clocks" on October 29th.

Bonamassa once again teamed up with producer Kevin Shirley for the new effort and said of the album, "What started out with the intentions of being a trio record turned into probably my most adventurous and involved record to date." (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing video of a previously-unreleased 1993 live version of their classic, "Wherever I May Roam", from the forthcoming expanded reissue of their self-titled fifth album.

The band were captured performing the song at Estádio Palestra Itália, São Paulo, Brazil on May 2nd, 1993; the track is featured on the "Wherever We May Roam" DVD included in the remastered Deluxe Box Set of The Black Album. (read more)

The Beatles classic "Hey Jude" was released 53 years ago today and multi instrumentalist/producer Stevie D has teamed up with Corey Glover (Living Colour) to cover the song. We asked Stevie to tell us about this special version. Here is the story:

I originally worked up this version of the song some years ago and played all the instruments! I remember thinking that a great way to interpret the song as a guitar player would be to go the route of a Stevie ray/Jimi approach being that the piano version would pale to the original obviously! And then at a Paul concert at the Meadowlands while watching Abe Leborial JR give his best JB impression on the track it got me to thinking how great my friend and local JB master John Hummel would sound replacing my modest drum track! And with that thought the light bulb went off and I thought what better way to follow up my recent release with Living Colour singer and my good friend Corey Glover with his interpretation of the song! Both John and Corey stepped up big time to make my vision reality! There aren't many things in this life that I can predict but when it comes to music production, I am pretty spot on with my theory's! (read more)

Marillion have announced that they will be bring their The Light At The End Of The Tunnel tour to the UK this fall and are giving one lucky fan the chance to win tickets to every stop.

The trek will be kicking off on November 14th n Hull at City Hall and will be wrapping up with a two night stand at London's London Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith on November 26th (seated) and 27th (standing). (read more)

Steve Hackett has shared an animated video for his new single "Natalia". The track is the third song that the legendary musician has shared from his forthcoming album "Surrender Of Silence".

He had this to say about the song and video, "The weight of the Russian nation - my music at its most Slavic, inspired by all those stunning Russian classical composers and telling the story of that emergent nation with its struggles for power. Natalia is a Russian Everywoman, constantly thwarted by a series of oppressive regimes." (read more)

Overkill have announced that they will be releasing "The Atlantic Years 1986 -1994" vinyl and CD box sets on October 29th. Chipster sent over the following details:

An integral part of the early-'80s thrash metal movement that spawned acts like Metallica and Anthrax, New Jersey's Overkill garnered a reputation for brutal, pounding speed and technique. (read more)

Los Angeles punk/roots veterans Divine Horsemen are releasing "Hot Rise Of An Ice Cream Phoenix" this week, their first new album in 33 years, and to celebrate we asked Julie Christensen to tell us about the track "Barefoot In The Streets." Here is the story:

The song "Barefoot in the Streets" is part of our canon of gothic murder-ballad songs. It's also partly autobiographical in light of Chris D's and my broken romantic relationship. This kind of song seems to be one of the things we specialize in: finding a way to tell hard-boiled stories of lovelorn misfits. (read more)

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