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Day in Rock Report for 09/23/2021

Angels & Airwaves have shared a visualizer video for their brand new track "Timebomb", which comes from the grou's first new album in seven years.

Tom DeLonge had this to say about the new song, "'Timebomb' is a special song to me because it represents the emotional equivalent of an armed device about to blow. I think everyone can relate to the pressure of life bearing down on a young teenage heart." (read more)

Volbeat have shared a brand new track called "Shotgun Blues" and revealed that they will be releasing their eighth studio album, "Servant Of The Mind", on December 3rd.

Michael Poulsen had this to say about the record, "I wrote the whole album in three months. I was in a good place and mood while at home, and had a captive audience of myself... (read more)

(hennemusic) Carlos Santana is streaming his cover of the 1967 Procol Harum classic, "Whiter Shade Of Pale", featuring vocals by Steve Winwood. The tune is the latest preview to the guitarist's forthcoming album, "Blessings And Miracles", which sees Santana joined by an all-star lineup that includes Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, Chick Corea, Rick Rubin, Corey Glover, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett, and Journey drummer Narada Michael Walden, among others.

Santana recalls how he and Winwood were at a show in London's Hyde Park, and he went up to him and suggested they record the song. "I said, 'You and I have to do it, but we're going to do it very sexy, like a Hare Krishna but with congas.' I played the components in his ear," Santana continues, "and he said, 'I hear it, Carlos. You're right.' So that's what we did - it's Santana, Cuban, Puerto Rican in an African way. And man, you talk about sexy. Steve's voice is so sexy and beautiful." (read more)

(hennemusic) Scott Gorham has revealed plans to relaunch Thin Lizzy in sync with news that he has exited the lineup of Black Star Riders. Gorham was part of the lineup that transitioned from Thin Lizzy to Black Star Riders in 2012, and appeared on the group's four studio albums while occasionally performing under both brands over past decade.

Black Star Riders vocalist Ricky Warwick (also a touring member of Thin Lizzy), broke the news this week of Gorham's departure alongside details of a new record deal for the group, saying, "We are very sorry to see Scott go but we discussed a very heavy World touring commitment on the new record and Scott decided he wanted to concentrate just on Thin Lizzy - and being the legend he is none of us can blame him. We all wish him the best and he will be looking to put Thin Lizzy back out on the road from 2022 onwards with a busy schedule, so he won't be missing me too much!" (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1983 classic, "Whiplash", from a rare club show in San Francisco, CA on September 16.

The "Kill 'Em All" track was the opening song of the band's live return to the stage at the 500-capacity venue The Independent following a live music industry shutdown during the pandemic. (read more)

Atlanta alt-rockers Spurge just released a music video for their lates single "57" [from their new EP "Crown"] and to celebrate we asked Jen Hodges to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"57" is me actively trying to reprogram my mindset toward more of a glass half full type view. About a year ago, I started seeing the number 57 everywhere. Cell phone battery, highway exit signs, just everywhere. (continue)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones have dedicated a newly-released music video for "Living In The Heart Of Love", to their late drummer Charlie Watts, who passed away last month at the age of 80.

Featuring actresses Marguerite Thiam and Nailia Harzoune, the black and white clip for the track from the forthcoming series of expanded reissues of the band's 1981 album, "Tattoo You", ends with the phrase, "Charlie is my darling', a nod to Watts. (read more)

Journey drummer Deen Castronovo took to social media that he will finally be undergoing spinal surgery for herniated discs today (Sept 23rd), after the procedure was delayed by the pandemic lockdown.

Deen, who returned to the band's lineup back in July, shared in March that he was coming off of opiates after taking them for over a year for pain as he awaited the surgery. (read more)

KISS manager Doc McGhee was the featured guest on the latest episode of the popular Talking Metal podcast and spoke about many topics including sharing some details about the band's biopic "Shout It Out Loud".

McGhee says that the plan is for the film to be released theatrically before it will come to the streaming service Netflix and it will focus on the band's early years. (read more)

Moni Grace recently released her latest single, called "Tipsy", and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I recall my junior year of high school experimenting with alcohol. I definitely had a problem with it, as I'd use in excess to escape how I was feeling or the present. (continue)

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