Day in Rock Report for 09/11/2021
Bush have announced that they have officially canceled their upcoming coheadlining tour with Stone Temple Pilots due to "Covid-related circumstances".
Bush shared the following to explain their decision to pull the plug on their live dates, "Due to unfortunate and unavoidable Covid-related circumstances, we will be unable to move forward with our planned Fall tour dates - including our festival appearances and our tour with Stone Temple Pilots. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica launched a series of 30th anniversary reissues of their self-titled fifth album with an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, and the SiriusXM program is sharing video of the September 9 event, which took place the day before the project hit stores.
The band joined Stern's New York-based show remotely from Los Angeles to discuss and perform tracks from their 1991 commercial breakthrough; known as "The Black Album" for its classic cover, the set was 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) Iron Maiden have debuted atop the UK Vinyl Chart with their new album, "Senjutsu." According to the Official Charts Company, the project enters the list at No. 1 and lands at No. 2 on the Top 100 Albums Chart behind Drake's "Certified Lover Boy" as the Canadian rapper won out by just 1,200 units while selling 46,000 copies of his latest release.
Iron Maiden claimed the biggest physical release of the week as 88% of their sales were made up of physical copies, while Drake's album was only available digitally. (read more)
(hennemusic) Swedish rockers Ghost are streaming their version of the 1991 classic, "Enter Sandman", from the newly-released collection, "The Metallica Blacklist."
The project features interpretations of songs from The Black Album from more than 50 artists spanning a vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more; all profits from the project will be split evenly between Metallica's non-profit Foundation and 50+ charities chosen by the artists who play on the album. (read more)
(hennemusic) Mastodon are streaming a video for "Pushing The Tides", the lead single from their newly-announced double album, "Hushed And Grim."
Due October 29, the band recorded the project in their hometown of Atlanta, GA with producer David Bottrill (Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel); the set features 15 songs, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog while maintaining the group's strong musical identity. (read more)
(hennemusic) Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell is sharing a video for the title track to his forthcoming album, "Brighten." The track follows the lead single, "Atone", as the second preview to the album, which delivers eight new Cantrell originals and a cover of Elton John's 1971 "Madman Across The Water" track, "Goodbye."
"It's pure rock and roll," says Cantrell about the tune. "Vince Jones, on keys, added a really great track and brought it to a new level. I can picture myself playing it on a stage for people, and it feels good. It's a big rock song." (read more)
The Agonist have released a music video for their new single "Remnants In Time," which comes from their forthcoming EP, Days Before the World Wept".
The new EP is set to be released on October 15th. Frontwoman Vicky Psarakis had this to say about the new single and video, "'Remnants in Time' is the first chapter in this story. It marks the final moments of a person's life and the journey that begins right after. (read more)
Roses & Revolutions are gearing up to release their new EP, "Midnight Monsters", on October 15th and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the latest single "Lower Than Low". Here is the story:
"Lower Than Low" began with the simple question - "what do you do when you're at your lowest"? Do you try to find ways to turn it around and pull yourself out of the big dark cloud, or do you accept it? When we began writing this song, we were feeling a large amount of anxiety and uncertainty, and those thoughts seemed to follow us around where we went. Sometimes it feels like you wake up every day and try to push that boulder up the hill. You get close to the top, and when you think you might finally make it, you lose your footing, and then you find yourself back at the start again-the cycle repeats. (continue)