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Day in Rock Report for 09/15/2021

Metal legend Ozzy Osbourne is planning to undergo major surgery to help correct neck and spine issues that were the result of a fall in his home in 2019, according to his wife and manager Sharon.

She revealed the news during a lengthy chat with DailyMailTV. She said of the upcoming surgery, "The thing I'm most excited about is my hubby getting back on stage. That's what I pray for." (read more)

Coldplay's rarely seen 2000 intimate "Amsterdam Sessions" performance can now be streamed via The Coda Collection (available via Amazon Prime Video).

Taped in summer 2000 on the eve of the release of their "Parachutes", the session marked one of the first times the band had showcased their music outside of the U.K., delivering renditions of "Trouble," "Don't Panic," and "Shiver" as well as "Yellow," which was released as a single on the exact same day of the session's recording. (read more)

Mike Patton has announced that mental health issues has forced him to cancel all of Faith No More and Mr. Bungle's planned tour dates and music festivals appearances this fall.

Patton had this to say, "Sorry to report that due to mental health reasons, I cannot continue with the currently scheduled Faith No More and Mr. Bungle dates. I have issues that were exacerbated by the pandemic that are challenging me right now. (read more)

Devon Allman has announced the fifth annual Allman Family Revival, which celebrates the legacy of his father Gregg Allman and is anchored by his group The Allman Betts Band.

The tradition began on December 8th, 2017 when Devon gathered musicians together to celebrate what would have been Gregg Allmans' 70th birthday. (read more)

Alice Cooper has announced that he will be teaming up with The Cult next spring to launch a coheadlining tour that will visit arenas across the UK.

The trek will be kicking off on May 23rd in Swansea at Arena and will include stops in London, Manchester, Glasgow and Birmingham before wrapping up on June 1st in Leeds at the First Direct Arena. (read more)

My Morning Jacket have released a music video for their brand new single "Love Love Love". That track comes from the band's forthcoming self-titled album.

The new video was directed by George Mays and features animation by Mero. The band's new album, their ninth studio effort, is set to be released in various formats on October 22nd. (read more)

Biffy Clyro are streaming a new track called "Unknown Male 01". The song comes from their forthcoming new album, " The Myth of the Happily Ever After," which will arrive on October 22nd.

The project was recorded over six weeks in the band's rehearsal room at a farmhouse near their homes during the pandemic lockdown. Vocalist / guitarist Simon Neil had this to say, "This album is a real journey, a collision of every thought and emotion we've had over the past eighteen months." (read more)

Steve Vai has announced that he will be hitting the road early next year to launch a lengthy U.S. leg of his Inviolate World Tour that was last through spring.

The trek is set to kick off on January 27th in Las Vegas at the House Of Blues and will be concluding on April 2nd in Los Angeles at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch performed a new song, "Nosferatu Madre", during a performance at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, VA on September 10, and fan-filmed video from the event has surfaced online.

The Virginia gig marked the song's second live appearance on the Maryland band's fall tour, following its debut in Norfolk, VA on September 8, according to setlist.fm. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Doors will screen their concert film, "Live At The Bowl '68 Special Edition", in cinemas worldwide on November 4. The project captures the band in performance at the Hollywood Bowl on July 5, 1968 - just two days after the release of their third album, "Waiting For The Sun", and a month before the record's second single, "Hello, I Love You", would spend two weeks atop the US Billboard Hot 100.

This theatrical "Special Edition" release creates an in-cinema experience as the film has been remastered in Dolby ATMOSĀ® (where available) and 5.1 surround sound by engineer Bruce Botnick, and delivers the concert in its entirety, where The Doors mixed their new material with songs from their first two albums. (read more)

Monster Magnet have released a lyric video for their cover of The Scientists' "Solid Gold Hell", which comes from their latest album "A Better Dystopia".

Frontman Dave Wyndorf had this to say about the cover, "I'm a huge fan of The Scientists and I just love the hell out of this song. It's hypnotic, dark and sexual with a unique and amazing groove. In a cooler world we'd hear stuff like this blasting out of everyone's speakers. I'd love to hear Billie Eilish take a crack at this one..." (read more)

Scotty McCreery has shared his new single, "Damn Strait", which honors George Strait and comes from Scotty's forthcoming album, "Same Truck".

The new 12-track record will be hitting stores this Friday, September 17th and Scotty will be performing "Damn Strait" during the third hour of the TODAY show next Tuesday (September 21st). (read more)

The three albums from New Wave icons Gleaming Spires (Sparks' Leslie Bohem and David Kendrick) have been expanded for reissue by Omnivore Recordings and to celebrate their release this week we asked David and Les to tell us about their classic song "Life Out On The Lawn". Here is the story:

David: It's almost always a good thing - so-called "channel" writing, wherein you sit, move a pen, and the words conduit through you from elsewhere directly onto the page. The sets of statements that make up Life Out on the Lawn came to me that way. At first I thought of it as a poem rather than a song lyric, going so far as to submit it to the New Yorker magazine (rejected!) before wending its way to Les Bohem's house. (continue)

Mastodon have announced that they will be teaming up with Opeth for a North American coheadlining tour this fall in support of their new studio album.

Zeal & Ardor will be supporting the trek that is set to kick off on November 16th in Asheville, NC at ExploreAsheville.com Arena and will conclude on December 5th in Denver, CO at Mission Ballroom. (read more)

The Melvins are streaming an acoustic version of "Revolve", which comes from their forthcoming career-spanning, 36-song acoustic collection, "Five Legged Dog", that will be released on October 15th.

Buzz Osborne had this to say, "I wrote 'Revolve' on an unplugged electric guitar in a hotel room in San Francisco and it sounded great! Obviously then it wasn't hard to make an all-acoustic version of Revolve work. It's a great riff." (read more)

Backbeat Books has just released the new book "Fifty Shades of Crimson: Robert Fripp and King Crimson" by Pete Tomsett on Kindle and paperback.

Here is the official synopsis: In 1969, five young Englishmen calling themselves King Crimson altered the course of rock music. With guitar virtuoso Robert Fripp at the helm, the progressive rock band flouted the conventions of rock 'n' roll while battling music business practices. For nearly five decades, King Crimson has continued to innovate and influence the music world, spawning many groundbreaking collaborations and inspiring other acclaimed bands, from Genesis and Yes to Nirvana and Radiohead. (read more)

Beatallica, the famed band that mashes together the sounds of the Beatles and Metallica, have announced that they will be releasing their new album this fall.

The new record will be entitled "The Devolver Album" and it will be released digitally and on CD on November 12th. The first single, "Wherever and Everywhere" will be released on October 1st. (read more)

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