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Day in Rock Report for 09/09/2021

(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters have announced that they will perform a very rare club show at the famed 9:30 Club in Washington, DC, tonight, Thursday, September 9.

The band announced the surprise show on social media the day before the event, which see the rockers hosting the venue's first show as part of its reopening week. (read more)

Megadeth cofounder David Ellefson's new supergroup The Lucid have premiered their first song "Maggot Wind", which is also the debut track from their forthcoming album.

Apart from Ellefson, the band also features frontman Vinnie Dombroski of Sponge fame, former Bang Tango guitarist and filmmaker Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (Raven, Fear Factory). (read more)

(hennemusic) Iron Maiden are debuting an animated video for "Stratego", a track from their newly-released album, "Senjutsu." Written and directed by Swedish filmmaker Gustaf Holtenas, the clip premiered in conjunction with US animation outlet Adult Swim.

"Stratego" originally followed "The Writing On The Wall" as the second animated video and preview to the UK band's 17th studio album, prior to its September 3 release. (read more)

(hennemusic) Royal Blood are streaming a video for "Hold On", a track from their latest album, "Typhoons." The clip sees the character and motivational speaker Roy Boulder holding a session as part of a lecture series at a California hotel and casino.

"Be ready, Be brave, Be Boulder. Roy Boulders presents: HOLD ON!," says the band. "Directed and starring the endlessly talented and generous Colin Hanks." (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch debuted a new song, apparently titled "Strive For Excellence", during a September 5 performance at the Alaska State Fair in Palmer, Alaska and fan filmed footage of the performance has been shared online.

The event marked the Maryland band's first live show of the year and the first of their fall US tour. The first leg of the series will wrap up in Washington, DC on October 11, and will be followed by the group's traditional run of Christmas holiday gigs during the last week of the year. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming audio of a newly-remastered version of their 1991 track, "The Struggle Within", from the forthcoming reissue of their self-titled fifth album.

Known as "The Black Album" for its classic cover, the project delivered the California band's commercial breakthrough as their first record to top the US charts while going on to sell 16 million copies in the country and more than 31 million worldwide. (read more)

(hennemusic) Rob Zombie is debuting a video for "Shadow Of The Cemetery Man", a track from his latest album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy."

The clip presents live concert footage alongside a soundtrack featuring the studio version of the song, as the rocker has returned to the stage this year for appearances at a number of US festivals. "We are back!," says Zombie. "Alive and kicking!" (read more)

The 45th anniversary of Lynyrd Skynyrd's "One More For The Road" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

"One of rock's most muscular live albums, Lynyrd Skynyd One More from the Road confirmed the wisdom of the 'best of, live' double album/ lower price formula established earlier that year of 1976 with similar packages from Peter Frampton and Bob Seger. Unknown to us outside of the band's inner circle was its importance in buying Lynyrd Skynyrd some much-needed time to regroup from the loss of guitarist Ed King, midway through the notorious 1975 'Torture Tour', and the crash and burn (sorry) of original drummer Bob Burns while on tour in England; the middling sales of the subsequent studio album Gimme Back My Bullets ; and finding just the right third guitar player in Steve Gaines. Gary Rossington and the late bass player Leon Wilkeson tell the story of One More from the Road on its forty-fifth anniversary here In the Studio. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Who frontman Roger Daltrey has announced dates for a fall tour of the UK. The month-long "Who Was I" series will open in Birmingham on November 7, and see the rocker deliver a special evening of Who classics, rarities and solo hits alongside a fan Q&A session.

"The truth is singers need to sing," says Roger. "Use it or lose it. Throughout my life I have sung with so many great musicians, from the heavy rock of The Who and Wilko Jonson, to the Irish lilt of The Chieftains. On this tour I want to take the audience on a musical journey through my career as a singer, with a show of songs and sounds that explores and surprises. I look forward to having closer contact with my audience than festivals and arenas allow. Leaving time to chat." (read more)

Coda Facto are gearing up to release their debut Jamesville EP this fall and to celebrate we asked Alexander DeRoo to tell us about the single "Rock 'N' Roll Sounds". Here is the story:

I remember watching Queen's Live Aid performance in the early morning. When it finished, I picked up my guitar, a pen and paper, and wrote the entire song in 20 minutes. (continue)

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