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Day in Rock Report for 09/16/2021

Between The Buried And Me have announced that bassist Dan Briggs has tested positive for Covid-19 and that has forced him to sit out the remaining shows on the band's current tour.

The band broke the news via social media on Wednesday (September 15th) with the following message, "Well, we ALMOST defied the odds and made it through this tour with no issues. Unfortunately, and in spite of taking every feasible precaution possible, Dan tested positive for a breakthrough case of Covid-19 after our Fort Lauderdale show. His symptoms are mild, and he will be fine. The rest of us tested negative and have tested negative each day since. Obviously, this means Dan will miss tonight's show in Nashville and the two shows in Charlotte." (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch performed the live debut of a new song, "Boss Metal Zone", during a September 11 concert at Reverb in Reading, PA, and fan-filmed footage from the tune is available online.

On the road this fall - thirty years after their formation in Germantown, MD in 1991 - the group continue to maintain a focus on live shows and new music. (read more)

(hennemusic) Tesla have announced a lineup change as they prepare to restart their Let's Get Real US tour this week. Drummer Troy Luccketta has shared his plan to take a break the road and revealed who will step behind the kit for the 2021 series, which was halted about a month ago due to Covid issues within the band.

"After 35 plus years of touring with Tesla, I have decided to take a little time from the road to spend with family and friends," says Luccketta. "I am happy and well, and couldn't be more grateful to my bandmates for this opportunity. I am also looking forward to some musical ventures closer to home so I will keep you all updated." (read more)

Can't Swim have premiered the music video for their new song "To Heal At All, You Have To Feel It All." The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Change Of Plans", which will arrive on October 22nd.

Vocalist Chris LoPorto had this to say, "To Heal at All You, Have to Feel it All' is a song about being haunted by the ghosts of your past. I wrote the entire thing on an airplane because I was having these awful nightmares. (read more)

Rush legend Geddy Lee received a Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, September 11th at the Artists For Peace And Justice (APJ) gala in Toronto in recognition of his philanthropy.

Lee commented on the honor via social media. He wrote, "For over 12 years, Artists for Peace and Justice have raised an extraordinary amount of funds to provide support, education and hope to the people of Haiti. (read more)

Cradle Of Filth have revealed the music video for their track "Necromantic Fantasies", which is the second single from their forthcoming album, "Existence Is Futile" (out October 22nd).

The band once again enlisted Vicente Cordero to direct the video, which was shot back-to-back with their previous clip, "Crawling King Chaos," but is remarkable different. (read more)

Alan Jackson has collaborated with his daughter Mattie Jackson Selecman on a new song called "Racing The Dark" that is being made available for a limited time with pre-orders of her first book.

In her book, "Lemons on Friday", Mattie shares the tragic story of her husband Be Selecman passing away from a traumatic brain injury just three weeks before they were to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. (read more)

NYC rocker Lorne Behrman takes on the heavy subject of childhood sexual abuse with his brand new single and video, "Sandcastles", the second single from his forthcoming debut solo EP.

The EP, entitled "When I Hit The Floor", will be released on October 15th. The video for "Sandcastles" was directed by David J Barron and filmed late at night in NYC's Central Park. (read more)

The Verve Pipe have shared their new single "No One's Gonna Break This Heart (Again)," which is the first track from their forthcoming album, "Threads".

The new record, the band's first new album in four years, is set to be released on November 5th on CD and digitally, followed by a vinyl release next March 11th. (read more)

(hennemusic) Billy Idol unplugged for a performance of his 2021 single, "Bitter Taste", and a handful of classic tracks during a September 6 session on Southern California radio station 88.5 FM KCSN, and the independent media outlet is sharing video of the appearance.

Idol and guitarist Steve Stevens joined host Mookie to discuss a variety of things, including the inspiration behind the tune, which will be featured on the rocker's forthcoming EP "The Roadside", when it's released on September 17. (read more)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have shared a lyric video for "Earthlings", which is a previously unreleased track that will be featured on their forthcoming "B-Sides & Rarities Part II" collection.

The new installment, following up their 2005 "B-Sides & Rarities", will be released on October 22nd on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and all digital platforms. (read more)

Lizard Music have announced that they will release their first new music in more than 25 years with their new album, "Arizone!," which is set to be released digitally and on CD on October 8th, followed by a vinyl release on December 10th.

The New Jersey-born rock quartet featuring Mikael Jorgensen, Chris Apple, Craig Smith, and Erik Paparozzi, will be releasing first new single in almost three decades, "Mixtape," will be released tomorrow (September 17th). (read more)

Rival Sons have announced that they are celebrating the 10th anniversary of their "Pressure and Time" album with a special limited-edition reissue.

The new limited deluxe edition will be pressed on gold vinyl and will include a 48-page hardcover picture book that will feature rare photos of the band alongside memorabilia and concert flyers. (read more)

Death from Above 1979 have shared their cover of the classic Journey megahit "Don't Stop Believin'" exclusively via Amazon Music's Rock Scene channel.

Sebastien Grainger had this to say about the duo's take on the iconic track, "We made a kind of witchy version of the song that would make Steve Perry magically join Journey again." (read more)

Legendary Canadian rockers The Tragically Hip have announced that they will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of their sophomore album, "Road Apples", with a very special deluxe reissue.

The "Road Apples 30th Anniversary Deluxe" will be released on Friday, October 15th and will be available in comprehensive physical deluxe CD and Vinyl and Pure Audio Blu-ray audio box set editions. (read more)

Dead & Company have announced that they have added two shows at the famed Red Rocks Amphitheatre to their current 2021 summer and fall tour of the U.S.

The new shows at the iconic Morrison, Co venue will be taking place on October 19th and 20th with tickets going on sale via AXS on Friday, September 24th at Noon. (read more)

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses are sharing pro-shot video of the group's recent curfew-breaking performance at the Bottlerock Napa Valley festival on September 4.

After welcoming Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters to the stage, the lineup began playing the night's final encore song, "Paradise City"; before the 1987 classic was done, organizers shut down the stage audio due to a strict 10 p.m. curfew at the Napa Valley Expo, as the group continued to perform and the crowd joined in to lend a hand. (read more)

Edge of Paradise are releasing their new studio album "The Unknown" this week and to celebrate we asked frontwoman Margarita Monet to tell us about the title track. Here is the story:

It was a strange day, I was driving through an empty freeway in Los Angeles, a sight you never see. On one hand, it was nice, not being stuck in bumper to bumper usual traffic, amidst this "apocalyptic" emptiness. On the other hand, I was facing a world, turned up side down by the pandemic. Worried about my family, who are spread out all over the world... not knowing what tomorrow held and realizing that one of the most important years for the band, a year of touring, which was supposed to be 2020, just got cancelled. (continue)

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