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Day in Rock Report for 08/30/2021

Kacey Musgraves has announced that she will be launching a special limited North American tour in support of her forthcoming album and film "star-crossed".

The star-crossed: unveiled tour will visit 15 cities beginning with Saint Paul, MN's Xcel Energy Center on January 19th of next year and will be wrapping up on February 20th in Los Angeles, CA at the STAPLES Center. (read more)

Republic Records/UMe have revealed the details for the forthcoming soundtrack for "The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes", which is set to be released digitally and as a 2CD set on October 15th.

The collection was curated by the film's director Todd Haynes, and music supervisor Randall Poster, and is filled with well-known tracks, along with rarities and songs that influenced the iconic group. (read more)

Butcher Babies have released their brand-new track "It's Killin' Time, Baby," which features guest vocals from Escape The Fate's Craig Mabbitt, and comes from their forthcoming EP.

The song was inspired by DC Comics heavy metal bounty hunter character, Lobo. Carla Harvey had this to say, "It's killin time, baby...in more ways than one!! As a lifelong comic book aficionado, it was so much fun to write a song based on one of my favorite characters, the bounty huntin' space cowboy himself, Lobo. (read more)

American Teeth has released the music video for his latest single "SICK." Both the track and the video feature guest appearances from phem and De'Wayne.

He had this to say, "This video was a big collaborative effort [Directors] Nas and Erik both have really compelling visual styles, and I was excited to bring them together for this sick take on '90s-era, kids' TV commercial look. We wanted to show the theme of addiction through the lens of rabid consumerism." (read more)

Sepultura have announced that they will be releasing a special multi-disc box set entitled "Sepulnation - The Studio Albums 1998 - 2009" on October 22nd.

The vinyl edition of the collection will feature 8 discs featuring the five albums "Against," "Nation," "Roorback," "Dante XXI" and "A-Lex," on 180g remastered half speed cut vinyl. (read more)

Country music legend Randy Travis has shared a previously unreleased 1986 track called "Ain't No Use", which comes from the 35th anniversary deluxe edition of his "Storms Of Life" album that is set to be released on September 24th.

"Ain't No Use" is one of the three previously unreleased "from the vault" tracks that will be featured on the special reissue of Randy's debut album, which was the very first country music album to go multi-platinum. (read more)

State Champs have released a music video for their brand new single "Just Sound" featuring frontman Derek DiScanio dressed as America's favorite TV painter, Bob Ross.

DiScanio had this to say, "It feels amazing to be back, and we're just getting started. 'Just Sound' is the perfect introduction to the new age of Champs. Fast, catchy, and edgy are what we've always been known for and this one takes it to the next step. (read more)

The Quireboys have announced that they have rescheduled four dates of their "A Bit Of What You Fancy" 30th Anniversary Tour to June of 2022.

The new dates include Oxford Bullingdon (June 10), Southend Chinnerys (June 11), Bristol Thekla (June 17), and Nottingham Rescue Rooms (June 18). All tickets for the originally scheduled dates remain valid for the 2022 shows. The band has recruited Troy Redfern to support them on the trek. (read more)

Sammy Hagar and Michael Anthony celebrated the 35th anniversary of Van Halen's "Live Without A Net" with a special post on their Van Hagar / Other Half Facebook page.

The longtime bandmates and good friends launched the special Facebook page to share posts, photos and video celebrating the Van Hagar era of the band. (read more)

Singer-songwriter Juliana Riccardi just released the title track to her forthcoming EP, "Full Cup", and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The writing behind "Full Cup" moves through the flavors of life and love like the coffee, water, whiskey in each verse - with each scene having been written at different times and places. Like most of my songs, I only write for as long as the inspiration is flowing and the imagery and words are pretty involuntary and energetically aligned with the song. (continue)

Chase Rice has announced that he will be kicking off his Bud Light Seltzer Sessions tour next week in part to promote his chart topping single "Drinkin' Deer. Talkin' God. Amen." featuring Florida Georgia Line.

The special series of dates will kick off on September 8th in Columbus, Oh and will wrap up on October 7th in Detroit with fans entering for a chance to win tickets via his official website, social media accounts and local country music radio stations. (read more)

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) have announced that they will be returning to the road this holiday season for their 2021 Winter Tour that will be celebrating the 25th anniversary of their "Christmas Eve and Other Stories" album.

They will be kicking off the tour, which will hit 59 cities for 99 performances, on November 17th in Green Bay and Council Bluffs and will conclude the trek on December 30th in Cleveland and St. Louis. (read more)

Former Motley Crue and The Dead Daisies frontman John Corabi has released a brand new single and video entitled "Cosi Bella (So Beautiful)", which is the first in a series of new tracks that he is planning for release.

The new track was produced and co-written in Nashville, TN with Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne). "Cosi Bella (So Beautiful)". John had this to say, "Cosi Bella' came about from a writing session I did with Marti for The Dead Daisies 'Burn It Down' record. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam have released a pair of newly-remixed anniversary editions of their 1991 debut, "Ten", and 1996's "No Code" albums. Both records were issued on August 27 - five years apart - with "Ten" marking its 30th anniversary and "No Code" its 25th milestone.

The anniversary editions were fully mixed by Pearl Jam producer and sound engineer Josh Evans in Dolby Atmos and Sony 360 Reality Audio to provide listeners with an immersive, sonic experience. (read more)

The 40th anniversary of Genesis' 1981 album "Abracab" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "The demarcation line of the second Genesis band era was finally clearly in focus with the September 1981 release of Abacab forty years ago. (read more)

Bad news for Modern English fans, you will have to wait for the band to melt with you as they have announced that they have postponed their After the Snow album tour due to the pandemic.

The 13-date trek across the U.S. was set to kick off tomorrow, August 31st in St. Paul, MN and wrap-up with a three-night stand in West Springfield, MA on September 17, 18 and 19. (read more)

Big news for Grateful Dead fans, The Coda Collection last week launched a special series of professionally filmed live performances from the legendary group. We were sent the following details:

The three initial concert films provide unique insight into the singular on-stage chemistry and interactions of the band in the midst of one of their most beloved eras. Watch the trailer now here and visit Coda Collection's site here for more information. (read more)

Nashville-based husband and wife Americana duo ELDR have announced that they will be releasing their debut EP, entitled "Nowhere Else To Go", on October 29th.

Jameson Elder and Hanna Rae have both had successful careers on their own, but during the pandemic lockdown they decided to team up for ELDR and shared a live from the living room performance of the first single from the project, "My Love Looks Good On You," last year. (read more)

Irish singer-songwriter David Keenan is gearing up to hit the road this week with Rodrigo y Gabriela on the duo's U.S. fall tour and he has announced two solo shows in New York City.

Keenan is launching the tour in advances of his forthcoming sophomore album, "What Then?", which is hitting stores on October 15th. Last week he shared a video for the album's new single What Then Cried Jo Soap". (read more)

Phoenix rockers Viper Club recently release their new single and video called "Red Pen" and to celebrate we asked frontman Jack Vanderpol to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I wrote "Red Pen" completely hungover after having a drunken conversation with a complete stranger at a bar the night before. The guy had told me about the "Red Pen Effect," which I had never heard of before. It fascinated me that research had been done on the negative effects teachers grading papers in red ink had on the psyches of students. I found it troubling that seeing school work graded in red made kids actually feel bad about themselves. (continue)

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