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Day in Rock Report for 09/08/2021

Wolfgang Van Halen has earned his second No. 1 single with his solo project Mammoth WVH after his song "Don't Back Down" landed in the top spot on the Active Rock Charts.

"Don't Back Down" follows his debut single, "Distance", which also claimed the top spot on the chart and was released in part as a tribute to his late legendary father Eddie Van Halen. (read more)

KISS have announced that they will be resuming their End of The Road Farewell Tour tomorrow night, September 9th and have revealed rescheduled postponed dates for the trek after it was paused due to Covid-19.

Both cofounders Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley tested positive for the virus, but their camp reports that after a "10-day quarantine, doctors have advised the tour is safely set to resume." (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has released a lyric video for his brand new solo single, "Long Way", as the first preview to his forthcoming album. "Earthling."

Vedder worked with producer Andrew Watt (Ozzy Osbourne/Post Malone) on their first collaboration; more details about the project are expected soon.

"Long Way" arrives on the heels of Vedder's appearance on the soundtrack to the Sean Penn film, "Flag Day", which sees him working alongside his daughter, Olivia Vedder, Irish singer Glen Hansard, and Cat Power.

Vedder will join Pearl Jam for a performance at the Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbusry Park, NJ on September 18 before both he and the band deliver headline sets during the opening weekend of his curated Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, CA; the September 24-26 event will also feature an Encore Weekend "due to overwhelming demand" with more live music on October 1 & 2 - with Pearl Jam topping the bill both nights.

The Seattle outfit recently released a pair of newly-remixed editions of their 1991 debut, "Ten", and 1996's "No Code" albums to mark their simultaneous 30th and 25th anniversaries respectively. Watch the lyric video here. (read more)

(hennemusic) Motley Crue will release a remastered digital version of their 1983 album, "Shout At The Devil", on October 1 as part of the group's 40th anniversary celebrations.

Produced by Tom Werman, the group's second studio album was their first to reach the US Top 20 when it peaked at No. 17 on the Billboard 200 while going on to sell more than 4 million copies in the country. (read more)

(hennemusic) Johnny Rotten has issued a statement regarding the outcome of a recent legal battle with his Sex Pistols bandmates over the use the band's songs in an upcoming television series about the iconic UK punk band.

Last month, a London High Court judge ruled that the terms of a 1998 band agreement stating that decisions regarding licensing requests could be determined on a "majority rules basis" was enforceable after guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook sought to include the group's songs in the forthcoming F/X limited series "Pistol"; based on a 2017 memoir by Jones entitled "Lonely Boy: Tales from a Sex Pistol", Rotten (John Lydon) refused to grant permission for the songs to be included. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Black Crowes have added a pair of shows in Las Vegas this fall as part of their reunion tour. The November 18 and November 19 concerts at the House Of Blues will see the reunited pair of brothers Chris and Rich Robinson performing the classic rock group's 1990 debut, "Shake Your Money Maker", in its entirety alongside a greatest hits set.

With the success of the singles "Jealous Again", "Hard To Handle" and "She Talks To Angels", the album reached No. 4 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than five million copies in the country. (read more)

(hennemusic) Myles Kennedy has issued an animated music video for his song "A Thousand Words", the latest track from his second solo album, "The Ides Of March."

The clip is Kennedy's latest work with director Stefano Bertelli - who also oversaw the video for "In Stride", the project's lead single. "A Thousand Words" is released in sync with the September 7 launch of the singer's US tour in support of "The Ides Of March", which opens in St. Petersburg, FL. (read more)

Singer/songwriter and Autism Advocate Cory Singer recently released his new single "Somebody's Heart" and to celebrate we have asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I wrote "Somebody's Heart" a few years ago, sort of based on a true story. There was a new girl at work that I thought was really cute, and so this song was about her. The line "you make me feel tall" is one that most people look at figuratively-- like this girl was one who pushed me to do great things and kept my head up high. (continue)

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