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Day in Rock Report for 09/26/2021

Guns N' Roses have followed up the release of the new song "Hard Skool" with the news that they will be releasing their new "Hard Skool" EP in multiple formats on February 25th exclusively via their official online store.

The EP will be released as a CD, 7" vinyl and on cassette and will feature the newly released tracks "Hard Skool" and "Absurd", as well as live versions of the classic's "Don't Cry" and "You're Crazy". (read more)

(hennemusic) Journey drummer Deen Castronovo's wife took to his social media to inform fans that Deen is recovering at home following surgery on two herniated discs in his back.

"Hey all!," shared the rocker on social media earlier this week. "September 23rd is the day I'm FINALLY getting surgery on my back! L-4 & L-5 discs are herniated! Grateful I could get it done with ample time to recover before Journey's Residencies in December! Say some prayers!" (read more)

(hennemusic) The Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced that they will launch a world tour in 2022. The group revealed the initial timeline for the series to begin in a faux-news video that saw singer Anthony Kiedis, bassist Flea and drummer Chad Smith as characters in the roles of broadcasters, with guitarist John Frusciante playing himself and interviewed about the band's plans. "We're going to do a tour starting in June 2022," shared the guitarist. "The US leg will start in July 2022."

The tour will see Frusciante's return to the lineup following a ten-year absence after the group announced in December 2019 that they had parted ways with Josh Klinghoffer, who joining the Peppers in 2009; he played on 2011's "I'm With You" and 2016's "The Getaway" - both reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 and topped the charts in several countries - and appeared on a number of EPs issued in the past decade. (read more)

(hennemusic) A new Tom Petty documentary about the making of his 1994 album, "Wildflowers", will premiere in cinemas worldwide on October 20th. Directed by Mary Wharton, "Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers" offers an intimate look into the making of the rocker's second solo effort through the period of 1993-1995 as he worked with legendary producer Rick Rubin for the first time.

The film presents archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, and includes never-before-seen video from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, as well as new interviews with Wildflowers co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell along with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are streaming a demo of "Yet Another Movie", a track from their 1987 album, "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason." The demo's arrival online is to promote Pink Floyd's forthcoming series of standalone editions of a remix of their thirteenth studio album following its inclusion in the 2019 package, "The Later Years: 1987-2019."

"I thought, this week, that we would put up the original demo, written by Pat Leonard and myself," says David Gilmour. "Pat and I met up at Astoria in September 1986, a couple of days after I had played on a Bryan Ferry track that he was producing. We had a glass or two of wine and jammed for hours. For some reason that I can no longer remember I had chosen the fretless bass as my instrument of the day. It turned into a beautiful song." (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen are revisiting the transformation of their 1975 classic, "Love Of My Life", into an instant live classic on the latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest.

Written by Freddie Mercury, the song from the band's fourth album, "A Night At The Opera", was not originally released as a single at the time and did not immediately make it into the live setlist. (read more)

(hennemusic) Oasis are streaming video of a performance of their 1995 classic, "Champagne Supernova", from their newly-available concert film, "Knebworth 1996."

The live footage of the sixth single from "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" features special guest, guitarist John Squire of The Stone Roses, with commentary from Noel Gallagher and Bonehead. (read more)

HONEY (singer-songwriter Honey Ribar) just premiered her latest single "HELP ME!" and to celebrate she tells us about the song, along with her previous single "stable", which were both inspired by her recovery. Here is the story:

HELP ME!: I wrote HELP ME! so listeners could understand the darkness I experienced while living a life fulfilling addictions.

"Used to like myself, used to feel what I felt" were only a few thoughts running through my mind while on a drinking binge. Most of the time I drank to numb my discomfort, whether it was guilt, boredom, sadness... I'd wash it away every night with poison. In the morning, I'd make the same promise that I'd stay sober that day, only to find myself right back to where I was the night before. (continue)

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