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Day in Rock Report for 09/27/2021

Tool have announced that they are returning to the road following their aborted Fear Inoculum Tour, with a massive 2022 tour that will visit the U.S. and Europe.

The band's previous tour was sidelined by the pandemic lockdown, but the band is ready to get back on stage beginning with the U.S. leg that will launch in January and run through March. (read more)

Guns N' Roses have announced that they have been forced to postpone the Australian and New Zealand leg of their current tour due to the current Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

The trek will now be taking place in November and December of next year. The planned first show for the band at New Zealand's South Island has been cancelled, and a new show has been added in Auckland. (read more)

Jason Aldean has shared some details about his forthcoming 10th studio album, "Macon, Georgia", which will feature an impressive 30 tracks in total including his current hit duet with Carrie Underwood, "If I Didn't Love You".

In total, the album will feature 20 new tracks and at least one live performance off a track from each of his previous albums. Nine new tracks and five live songs will be released on November 12th as the Macon portion of the album. (read more)

Killswitch Engage are streaming their brand new video for the song "Us Against the World". The track comes from the band's latest album, "Atonement."

The video was directed by David Brodsky and Allison Woest and features footage captured during their August 2021 livestream event that took place at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts. (read more)

Touching (singer-songwriter/producer Michael Falk) just released a music video for his new single "Caught In The Middle" (from his forthcoming 'littleworlds' EP) and to celebrate we asked him tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I thought my wife and I were going to have a daughter. We did not. And then I never really felt like changing the first line of this song - thinking that it could be a song for the daughter we never had. This is one of a couple songs on littleworlds exploring some of the fears, best intentions, wonder, and hopes that come along with expecting a child. (continue)

Alan Jackson has released a music video for his song "Where Have You Gone". The song is the title track to the country music star's latest studio album.

The video was directed by Peter Zavadil at the famed Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. Peter had this to say, "This is Alan's idea...capturing all of this incredible history that's happened here. The goal was to make the Ryman as much of a character in this as Alan is the artist onstage. This is a magical place." (read more)

Megadeth and Lamb Of God have been forced to postpone the final three dates of their Metal Tour Of The Year trek due to the Covid-19 restrictions in Canada.

The North American coheadlining tour, featuring support from Trivium and Hatebreed, was scheduled to wrap up with three shows in Canada this week but have been pushed back until next Spring. (read more)

The 40th anniversary of The Police's "Ghost In The Machine" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

Show host Redbeard had this to say, "By the time October 1981's fourth Police album Ghost in the Machine was dispatched, the exposed roots and influences shown by the London-based trio founded by Yankee drummer Stewart Copeland, who had emerged from the dying embers of the Punk Rock scene there, were more Miles and Mingus than Johnny Rotten. (read more)

(hennemusic) Eric Clapton is sharing video of a performance of "After Midnight" from his forthcoming live package, "The Lady In The Balcony: Lockdown Sessions."

The guitarist originally covered the 1966 J.J. Cale classic on his self-titled 1970 debut, and it went on to become a regular part of his live sets. Due November 12, the new live project captures Clapton and his band performing acoustic renditions of his classics alongside an assortment of other numbers encompassing blues, country and rarified originals.

Recorded live at Cowdray House in West Sussex, England, the album features new, stripped-down versions Clapton standards like "Layla," "Bell Bottom Blues," "Tears In Heaven," "Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out" and "Key to the Highway," and their own versions of songs that had a profound effect on his career and those of his contemporaries including the Peter Green-era Fleetwood Mac tracks "Black Magic Woman" and "Man Of The World." (read more)

The Helsinki Rock n Roll duo Velvets just released their self-titled album and to celebrate we asked Sami Mustonen to tell us about the song "Love By You". Here is the story:

Velvets is a band formed by Sami Mustonen and Sakke Vanttinen. We got to knew one another through playing in a Helsinki based rock'n'roll band called Rokets. We started Velvets in January '21 when we had a little extra time on our hands and wanted to do rock music with a bit more of a mellow touch to it. Eight tracks of smooth, classic rock music have since been recorded and those recordings [were] released as our debut album by The Sign Records on the 24th of September 2021. (continue)

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