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Day in Rock Report for 08/31/2021

Gene Simmons has tested positive for Covid-19 and that has forced KISS to postpone the next four stops of their North American End Of The Road Retirement Tour.

The postponed dates are September 1st in Clarkston, MI at the DTE Energy Music Theatre; Sept 2nd in Dayton, OH at the Wright State University Nutter Center; Sept 4th in Tinley Park, IL at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre; Sept 5th in Milwaukee, WI at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater - Summerfest Grounds. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are previewing their forthcoming expanded Black Album reissue with streaming audio of a rough mix of the track, "The God That Failed."

The May 13, 1991 production mix is featured on the 2CD "Rough & Alternate Mixes" included in the Remastered Deluxe Box Set of The Black Album. (read more)

Duran Duran are streaming their new single called "Anniversary." The track comes from the band's forthcoming album, "Future Past", which is set to arrive on October 22nd.

John Taylor had this to say, "'Anniversary' is a special song for us. Obviously we were conscious of our own impending 40th anniversary of making music together, but we wanted the song's meaning to be inclusive in the broadest possible way." (read more)

(hennemusic) Sixx:A.M. will release a new compilation, "Hits", on October 22. The project features tracks from the five studio albums issued by trio of Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx, vocalist James Michael, and former Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba since their formation in 2007.

Sixx:A.M. issued their debut, "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack", in 2007; it was followed by 2011's "This Is Gonna Hurt", 2014's "Modern Vintage", and a pair of 2016 records - "Prayers For The Damned'" and "Prayers For The Blessed." (read more)

Cold are gearing up to launch their summer/fall headlining tour of the United States, which will feature direct support from New Dilemma, and Divide The Fall and Waiting For The Enemy splitting up opener duties on select dates.

The tour is set to kick off on September 15th in Albany, NY at the Empire Underground and will wrap up on November 22nd in Niagara Falls, NY at the Rapids Theatre. (read more)

We Were Promised Jetpacks have announced that they have postponed their upcoming November east coast Enjoy the View album tour dates due to pandemic concerns.

The dates have been moved to the spring of next year and tickets for the original shows will be honored on the new dates. Adam Thomas had this to say, "We're really sorry to say that our November 2021 U.S. tour dates are being postponed, and added onto our spring 2022 tour. Tickets will be honored on the rescheduled date. (read more)

Frank Mighty's Hotline (John Traboulsi) is gearing up to release his debut EP, "Whispersongs", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the latest single "Rakefire". Here is the story:

This track is what started the latest Frank Mighty's Hotline project. Early 2020, I was in a weird headspace thinking about how stubborn I can be, and ended up contemplating if my stubbornness is helping or hurting me in my life. I'm a principled guy, but do I take it too far? I still don't know, but Rakefire was a great way to express how I was feeling. Am I gonna stand my ground until the house burns down? Or do I just let some things go. I'm learning to pick my battles. (continue)

(hennemusic) KISS have announced a series of rescheduled dates for the 2021 Australian leg of the band's End Of The Road farewell tour, which they are pushing back due to pandemic restrictions.

"Promoters One World Entertainment and TEG Live advise that, due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions on mass gatherings and interstate travel, the KISS End of the Road Australia tour in November / December 2021 will be rescheduled to March / April 2022," shared KISS on social media. "Tickets and VIP packages purchased for the November / December 2021 concerts remain valid for the rescheduled dates without need for exchange. Ticket holders will be emailed with their new dates and will not need to take any further action." (read more)

(hennemusic) Steely Dan are streaming audio of their classic hit, "Reelin' In The Years", as the latest preview to their forthcoming package "Northeast Corridor: Steely Dan Live!"

Originally released as the second single from the 1972 debut, "Can't Buy A Thrill", by Donald Fagen and Walter Becker, the song reached No. 11 in the US Billboard Hot 100. (read more)

Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx reportedly said that Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth turned down the band's offer to include him in their Stadium Tour.

The trek with Def Leppard and Poison was originally scheduled for last summer and would have seen Motley Crue reunite for the first tour since their "retirement". (read more)

Fort Worth, TX based heavy rockers Lockjaw have released the Jeremy Peterson directed music video for their latest single "Silence The Fear" as they continue to work with producer Chris Collier on their forthcoming album.

"We are extremely grateful to be playing music together and sharing our passion with the world. Heavy music has pushed all of us through our lives, as a soundtrack and we are so honored to share our vision with our fans, families and friends. (read more)

Long Island punk rockers The Ice Cold Killers just released their brand new album, "Stories From The Grave", and to celebrate we asked vocalist Joe Rubino to tell us about the song "You're Dead To Me". Here is the story:

When we first started tracking the new record, Stories From The Grave, it began as a 6 song E.P and was supposed to take us three days to record. It actually ended up taking us 2 and a half years due to the roller coaster of life...and as time moved along and the days turned into months, then turned into years, we kept on writing songs. So naturally you're in the middle of making a record. The newest and best stuff should also be on it. (continue)

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