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Day in Rock Report for 09/04/2021

Metallica have announced that they will be returning to late night TV on Friday, September 10th for an interview and performance as part of their celebration of the 30th anniversary of "The Black Album."

The band broke the news to fans with the following announcement, "Our friend Jimmy Kimmel has invited us back on September 10 to celebrate the reissue of The Black Album." (read more)

(hennemusic) Iron Maiden are streaming their new album, "Senjutsu", in sync with its release on September 3. Launched with the lead single and video for "The Writing On The Wall", the iconic band's 17th studio record was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris.

For "Senjutsu" - loosely translated as 'tactics & strategy', the band compiled ten new songs for what has been issued in double CD album/triple vinyl album packages. (read more)

Fleshgod Apocalypse frontman Francesco Paoli underwent surgery on Friday (September 3rd), after he suffered serious injuries last month in a rock climbing accident.

The band wrote this past Thursday (Septmber 2nd) on Twitter, "After several days of successful treatment, Francesco is getting ready for his surgery tomorrow. Thanks so much everyone for the insane amount of messages, love and support you guys sent his way. It truly means a lot to him. We'll keep you posted." (read more)

(hennemusic) Former Fleetwood Mac vocalist and guitarist Lindsey Buckingham has announced dates for a 2022 European tour in support of his self-titled album.

The spring run will open in Dublin, Ireland on May 17 and be followed by a series of three UK shows before travelling across the continent for another six events before wrapping up with an appearance at Denmark's Heartland Festival on June 2. (read more)

Rock supergroup Bad Penny have announced that they will be releasing their new single "Push Comes To Shove," featuring a guest appearance from Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford on September 20th.

Bad Penny features former Queen + Paul Rodgers bassist Danny Miranda, Blue Oyster Cult drummer Jules Radino and guitarist /songwriter Mike Holtzman. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen are reviewing their history of groundbreaking and popular music videos in the latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest.

With their 1975 clip for "Bohemian Rhapsody", Queen is widely regarded to have given birth to the practice of creating music videos to boost sales, even though they had been previously done by artists for years. (read more)

As I Lay Dying have announced that they will be launching a European headline trek next spring that they will be calling the Two Decades of Destruction Tour.

Emmure will be providing direct support for the full tour, which will also feature Dying Fetus from March 19th though April 15th, with Fit For A King taking over the opening spot on April 16th. (read more)

Rising singer/songwriter Maeve Steele recently released her new single and video called "Shimmer" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I wrote this song in the summer of 2020, shortly after graduating college and moving to LA. Along with the lockdown and uncertainty of a new phase of life came an overwhelming sense of staleness. Writing had always been a means of exploration of what I was feeling, and suddenly I was at a point where I just didn't have much to write about. Like so many others in need of inspiration, I turned to Joan Didion. I reread her essay "Why I Write," and something in it really resonated with me. She explains that, to her, writing does not have to be a vessel for some great discovery or transfer of knowledge, but instead it is an just be a means of communicating the images that "shimmer around the edges." We all experience the world, and we all experience it differently - writing is just one way to communicate it. That sentiment, along with the word shimmer itself, struck a chord with me. As simple as it sounds, Didion reminded me that I didn't have to write about how I was feeling, I could write about what I wanted to be feeling. Lyrically, this song came from that mindset. (continue)

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