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Day in Rock Report for 08/29/2021

Wolfgang Van Halen recently called out "rude" fans that have suggested that he should take over for his late father Eddie Van Halen in the acclaimed band.

The young musician appeared on Portland radio station KGON's Terry Boyd's World show to promote his debut Mammoth WVH solo album and current tour with KISS. (read more)

Gene Simmons spoke publicly late last week about his KISS bandmate Paul Stanley's current health battle after the frontman tested positive for Covid-19.

Simmons told "TMZ Live", "[Stanley] started feeling like his voice wasn't up to it and he started feeling a little fatigued. So, we always take precautions. And we sent a doctor over, and he said, 'Okay, you may be coming down with something. You guys better just stop.' And that's exactly what we did." (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are sharing a video tribute to their late bandmate Charlie Watts. The two-minute clip presents a montage of photos and footage of Watts through the years to the soundtrack of the group's 1974 classic, "If You Can't Rock Me", a track from the "It's Only Rock 'n Roll" album.

Watts died in a London hospital on August 24 at the age of 80 while recovering from a recent medical procedure that was set to have him sit out the band's rescheduled No Filter US Tour dates this fall. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam are streaming video of a 2014 concert to mark the 25th anniversary of their fourth album, "No Code." The October 17, 2014 show from Moline, IL saw the band perform the 1996 album from start to finish.

Featuring the singles "Who You Are", "Hail, Hail" and "Off He Goes", "No Code" earned Pearl Jam their third straight US No. 1 album. In sync with the 25th anniversary, Pearl Jam have released a pair of newly-remixed digital editions of "No Code" and their 1991 debut, "Ten", which marks is 30th anniversary on the same day. (read more)

Animals As Leaders have announced that they are pulling out of Dance Gavin Dance's "Afterburner Tour" that is kicking off early next month due to "unforeseen circumstances."

The band had this to say about the change of plans, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, we will be withdrawing ourselves from the Dance Gavin Dance Afterburner Tour. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen are revisiting their 1981 collaboration with David Bowie on the hit single, "Under Pressure", in latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest.

The origins of the tune date back to a July 1981 jam session at Mountain Studios in Montreux, Switzerland, where both acts were recording new music at the time. (read more)

(hennemusic) Tesla have released a video for their new single, "Cold Blue Steel." The song "is influenced by current events of the world, just like our debut single 'Modern Day Cowboy' (1986) and touches on the subject fairly and open-minded by asking, 'What's to blame?' when it comes to violence in the world'", says guitarist Frank Hannon. "More importantly, the recording and production of the song and video are kept raw and real, just the way Tesla fans want to see and hear us. We are survivors and have been rocking for 35-plus years!"

Tesla recently paused their Let's Get Real US tour - which opened earlier this month - due to multiple cases of COVID-19 within their organization, including Hannon, who missed the first few dates as fans wondered about an unannounced lineup change. (read more)

Winnipeg indie-rockers Touching just released a video for their new single "Tony Called The Muscle" and to celebrate we asked songwriter Michael Falk to tell us about the track, which comes from their forthcoming sophomore album "littleworlds". Here is the story:

This is the first video I've ever directed, and I'm really proud of how it turned out. It's the first of three in a series ... you'll all have to wait and see where they go from here! When I was mulling on different video approaches for the album, I wanted to have a sense of continuity and evolving narrative. I wanted to have a visual art project that could live alongside the album and tell adjacent stories, pulling some of the characters from the songs and putting them into new little worlds. (continue)

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