Day in Rock Report for 09/21/2021
(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones are sharing a trailer as a preview to a new video for "Living In The Heart Of Love", a track from the band's forthcoming series of expanded reissues of their 1981 album, "Tattoo You."
The clip, which gives fans an advance look at the video ahead of its online premiere on September 22 for the song, is tagged with the phrase "Charlie is my darling", a reference to their legendary drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away on August 24 at the age of 80 while recovering from a recent medical procedure that was set to have him sit out the band's rescheduled No Filter US Tour dates this fall. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica's 1991 self-titled album has returned to the US Top 10 for the first time in 29 years with the help of a newly-released series of 30th anniversary reissues.
According to Billboard, The Black Album surged from No. 158 to No. 9 on the Billboard 200 in the past week, with all versions - old and new -combining to sell 37,000 equivalent album units; album sales comprised 29,000, streaming equivalent albums (SEA) units were nearly 7,000 (equaling 9.17 million on-demand streams of the set's tracks), and track equivalent albums (TEA) totaled 1,000 units. (read more)
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has announced that he will be launching a limited Storyteller Live Tour to promote the release of his very first book.
The trek will be visiting select cities beginning with London on September 27th, followed by New York City on October 5th, Washington D.C. on Oct 7th, and two events in Los Angeles on October 12th and 13th. (read more)
The new documentary, NEEDTOBREATHE: Into the Mystery, will be hitting movie theaters in the U.S. for a special one night only screening event on November 3rd via Fathom Events and Greenwich Entertainment.
The documentary chronicles the group's latest album, while quarantined in a house-turned-recording studio in remote Tennessee in fall of 2020 and the special screening event will also feature behind-the-scenes footage and exclusive acoustic performances, in addition to the film. (read more)
Keith Urban is set to be honored with the 2021 CRB Artist Career Achievement Award during the Country Radio Hall of Fame Induction Dinner and Awards Ceremony next month.
CRB/CRS Board President, Kurt Johnson, had this to say, "Only a very select group of artists ascends to the level of this award. They do it by combining years of uncompromised brilliant performance with sustained success. (read more)
Society 1 have announced that they have been added to the lineup of Static-X, Fear Factory and Dope's upcoming Rise Of The Machine North American Tour.
Matt Zane and company shared that they will be joining the trek for the first week beginning on February 21st in Portland, Or, through February 27th in Sacramento, Ca. (read more)
Wesley Stace (formerly known as John Wesley Harding) just released a new album called "Late Style" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Where The Bands Are". Here is the story:
Where the Bands Are - the first song on Late Style - was pivotal to the whole record. I wanted to make a groovier album, to get away from my folk rock (frock?) thing for a little while. Yet though I initially wrote some tunes for the lyrics, it wasn't going in the right direction. So I sent a bunch of lyrics to David Nagler, my collaborator, and asked him to provide melody and arrangement: just one at first to see how it went. And this is the first one he sent back - in a demo (not in fact unlike what you hear, but less hi-fi) - and it sounded precisely what I wanted and had imagined: somewhere between Mose Allison (lots of words), Georgie Fame (lots of keyboards and melodies) and Lou Donaldson (no singing at all, but very groovy.) And so we got going on the rest. And that's why this is the first track on the album. (continue)
Las Vegas rockers Hemlock have announced that they will be returning to the road next month and have revealed the initial dates for their Violence & Vic-Tour 2021.
They are launching the tour in support of the two new studio albums that they released back in February, "KARMAgeDDoN" and "Violence and Victory." (read more)
Bullet For My Valentine have announced that they have pushed back the release of their new self-titled album because to Covid related manufacturing delays."
The band's label, Spinefarm Records, will now be releasing the new album on November 5th, instead of the originally announced October 22nd street date. The group had this to say, "Important update here regarding the release of our 7th studio album." (read more)
As I Lay Dying have officially addressed the departure of guitarist Nick Hipa, who left the group over a year ago, and thanks for fans for their patience in waiting for them share official word on the matter.
They wrote, "We've been laying low for the past 18+ months adapting back into normal home life routines as the world tries to navigate itself through the Covid pandemic. It brings us a lot of excitement seeing live events coming back with many of our peers and friends returning to their life's passion, playing shows." (read more)
The 35th anniversary of Boston's "Third Stage" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.
The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "This 1986 Third Stage comeback album put up spectacular numbers in popularity, with three Top 20 hits on Billboard including 'Cant'cha Say','We're Ready', and the #1 'Amanda' all helping to blast the album to #1 sales in the U.S. as well. But for the big picture in entertainment history, realize that a full decade after the Boston debut became the top-selling rookie in music history, Tom Scholz fought the good fight as the 'David' versus a real corporate 'Goliath'against unbelievable odds, and every musician that has ever recorded for a living since then owes him a debt of gratitude for bringing free agency to the music business. (read more)
Ian Jones is gearing up to release his new EP "The Evergreens" on October 22nd and to celebrate we have asked him to tell us about the lead single and title track "Evergreens". Here is the story:
I love to fish. You could say, that at times, it borderlined on addiction. In the late 1990's, after an interesting band break up in Seattle, and on the advice of my manager, I made the move down to Southern California (Santa Barbara to be exact. I moved on to L.A. a bit later). Southern California was beautiful and brought new adventures, but as a result of the move, I had left my fishing buddies and addiction behind. (continue)