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Day in Rock Report for 09/02/2021

Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar revealed in a recent interview how the band's hit song "Dreams" was "the ultimate find of all time", after finding the synth riff on a cassette tape recorded by Eddie and they turned it into the full song.

Hagar spoke with Ultimate Classic Rock about how the band wrote material. He said that Eddie had boxes of cassette tapes of music ideas that he had recorded. (read more)

Former Megadeth bassist David Ellefson is reportedly gearing up to release the first music from a new band called Lucid, changing the cover photos on his social media to promote the project.

Ellefson, who was let go by the iconic thrash band that he cofounder with Dave Mustaine, shared a new cover photo graphic on his Facebook page that shows the name The Lucid, a styled L logo and the date 9.8.21. (read more)

Wolfgang Van Halen's Mammoth WVH have announced some new fall headline dates in October that will feature support from Plush, in addition to their previously announced dates.

The band is currently on the road supporting Guns N' Roses on their American Stadium tour and have been playing headline club shows. They have also announced a rescheduled show at the Whisky Ago Go on October 12th, which was postponed after a member of their camp tested positive for Covid-19. (read more)

(hennemusic) Lindsey Buckingham is streaming his new single, "Scream", from his forthcoming self-titled album. Arriving in sync with the September 1 launch of a US tour in Milwaukee, WI, the tune follows "I Don't Mind" and "On The Wrong Side" as the third preview to the project, which will be released on September 17.

"Everything on the record is me, for better or worse," says Buckingham. "Many of the songs on this album are about the work and discipline it takes in maintaining a long-term relationship. Some of them are more about the discipline and some of them are more about the perks. 'Scream' is about the perks. It felt very celebratory and it was also very, very simple and short. To the point. It didn't evolve into some huge thing. It made its case and got the hell out." (read more)

(hennemusic) The Doors are sharing the original demo for "Riders On The Storm" as the first preview to the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their 1971 classic, "L.A. Woman."

The early version was recorded at Sunset Sound Studios in Los Angeles in November 1970 as The Doors worked on new material for their sixth album with longtime producer Paul Rothchild before he quit the project and the group relocated to the Workshop - the band's rehearsal space on Santa Monica Boulevard - and partnered with engineer Bruce Botnick. (read more)

Once Great Estate just released their new album "Even the Undertaker" and to celebrate we asked Tracy Horenbein to tell us about the song "Shelbyville Inn". Here is the story:

One of my favorite songs on our new album "Even the Undertaker" is Shelbyville Inn. Not only is it one of the more rockin' barn burners among the bunch, it invokes fond memories from my childhood. (continue)

Crossfaith have returned with a brand new single called "Slave of Chaos." The track is the follow-up to the Japanese genre bender's 2020 EP "Species".

Frontman Kenta Koie had the following to say about the brand new track, "This is our message to the powers who try to control us. We have been strangled by your ego and we need to take back control! (read more)

Alt-Pop group Valley have released a brand new single called "Oh sh*t...are we in love?" The track comes from their forthcoming EP, "Last Birthday," which will arrive on October 1st.

Frontman Rob Laska had this to say about the single, "'Oh sh*t...are we in love?' in a way feels like Valley's first love song while simultaneously playing the role of an end of summer anthem. (read more)

(hennemusic) Tremonti are sharing a live performance video of their new song "A World Away", which is the opening track to their forthcoming album, "Marching In Time."

The tune follows studio and live versions of the set's lead single, "If Not For You", and the record's title track as the latest preview to the the band's fifth studio record. (read more)

Las Vegas melodic hard rockers Jeff Carlson Band recently released their debut album "Yesterday's Gone" and to celebrate we asked Jeff to tell us about the latest single "Enemy Within". Here is the story:

As the pandemic of last year started, we started to see that once things started to shut down and the lock down was happening, we decided to start writing new songs and really take the time to detail them to make our new record something that we felt defined our sound, as well as I chose to write about what I saw happening in the riots of 2020. (continue)

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