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Day in Rock Report for 09/07/2021

British rock legends UFO have announced that they will be launching their final tour featuring a series of exclusive concerts in the summer of 2022 to bid farewell to its fans.

The band will then play the very last concert of their long career on 29th October 2022 in Athens, Greece, where the band performed its first show featuring current guitarist Vinnie Moore in February 2004. (read more)

Radiohead have announced that they will releasing a special three album called "KID A MNESIA" on November 5th to celebrate the 21st anniversary of their "Kid A" and "Amnesiac" albums.

The released will feature the group's fourth and fifth albums alongside the debut of a newly compiled third disc titled Kid Amnesiae, which will be comprised of unearthed material culled from the Kid A / Amnesiac sessions. (read more)

Stereophonics are streaming their brand new single entitled "Hanging On Your Hinges." The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Oochya!", which will be released on March 4, 2022

Kelly Jones had this to say about the song and album, "'Hanging On Your Hinges' was influenced by my love of early ZZ Top and darker stuff like Masters of Reality and maybe some Iggy Pop too, and probably nods back to 'Bartender & The Thief'.

"It's the song on this album that says 'Oochya!' more than anything else, so it's something we wanted the fans to hear first. Having done some really emotionally lead and songs on the last album ('Kind'), we decided to come back with a bang this time, give the fans something to get a little loose to. (read more)

Pop punk veterans Four Year Strong have released their brand new single, which is their take on The Verve's 1997 hit song "Bitter Sweet Symphony."

Four Year Strong's Dan O'Connor comments: "We've always loved the song Bitter Sweet Symphony, it holds a lot of nostalgia for me. Makes me think of being 12 thinking I was cool, which I was not." (read more)

Blue By Nature founders Karen Lawrence and Fred Hostetler recently released a new single called "Bad Spell" and to celebrate Karen and Fred tell us a little bit about the track. Here is the story:

Karen Lawrence:A real sleeper on the Hard Daze CD, Bad Spell is one of my favorites to sing. The simple lyric gets me every time. My local Texas blues audiences are diggin' it live and so am I. I love it when a lousy night's drive home turns into a cool song and for me this does it. (continue)

(hennemusic) Whitesnake have announced dates for the 2022 European leg of their farewell world tour. The month-long series - which will follow previously-revealed concerts in Ireland and the UK - will open in Oberhausen, Germany on May 27, with events scheduled to wrap up in Milan, Italy on June 28.

"After all the extraordinary challenges we've been through together over the last year and a half, I am beyond excited to be able to announce the start of our 2022 EU dates!!!," says David Coverdale. "I pray every day we can all make this happen and once again, share unforgettable evenings together and celebrate the amazing journey we have been on for almost 50 years!!!" (read more)

Repentance are celebrating their new worldwide deal with Noble Demon with the release of a lyric video for their new single "Reborn", which features a guest solo from Trivium's Corey Beaulieu and comes from their forthcoming EP.

The band was founded by former Soil and Dirge Within guitarist Shaun Glass and he had this to say about the new deal, "Repentance is thrilled to be with the mighty Noble Demon Records for our new releases!" (read more)

Triumph's "Allied Forces" album is being celebrated with a Medium Rare episode of the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Show host Redbeard had this to say, "Not unlike Toronto's Rush and Vancouver-based Seattle exiles Heart who preceded them, Triumph's Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn't get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them." (read more)

Americana singer, songwriter and musician Pi Jacobs just released her new album "Live From Memphis" and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song "Weed and Wine". Here is the story:

When I was three, we lived in the Baker Street commune in San Francisco, that was the first memory I have of adults sitting around in a circle and smoking weed. Of course, I didn't know it was illegal then, I just thought it was some sort of ritual that was important to grownups. I knew I didn't like to be around stoned people, though. When I was seven, we drove out to see a "commune sister" who had moved to Colorado, and I stayed in the back of the pickup truck in order to get away from the stoned adults. I sang "Ramblin Man" by the Allmans in that truck the whole way to Colorado and back. (continue)

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