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Day in Rock Report for 10/01/2021

Former Guns N' Roses drummer Matt Sorum says that he wanted to be part of the band's reunion and asked Duff McKagan to approach Axl Rose about including him.

Sorum spoke to Rolling Stone recently about the reunion and his forthcoming memoir "Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'N' Roll Stories From the Drummer of Guns N' Roses, the Cult, and Velvet Revolver". (read more)

Asking Alexandria are celebrating the release of their new studio album, "See What's On The Inside," by sharing a music video for the track "Never Gonna Learn."

Lead guitarist Ben Bruce had this to say, "Our new album See What's on the Inside was named with the thought process that we would let the album, the songs, and the lyrics speak for themselves." (read more)

Longtime Circle Jerks bassist Zander Schloss has released a music video for his new single "Song About Songs", which is the title track to his forthcoming debut solo album.

The new record will show fans a different side of Zander's musical personality as the title track proves. He says of the track, "I've asked myself many times, who are you, Zander, and what do you want to do? These songs were written for my own therapy. (read more)

Randy Travis is set to be honored with the "Artist of a Lifetime" award at this year's "CMT Artists of the Year" event, which will be broadcast live from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13 at 9p/8c on CMT.

Travis will join the ranks of previous "Lifetime" honorees including Reba McEntire (2019), Loretta Lynn (2018), Shania Twain (2016), Kenny Rogers (2015) and Merle Haggard (2014). (read more)

Kiefer Sutherland has released a music video for his new single "Bloor Street", which is the title track to his forthcoming third studio album that is due to hit stores on January 21st.

He had this to say about the song, "They say you can never go home. This song, for me, says in your heart you never leave." He previously had this to say about the new record, "Writing and recording this album was a unique experience given the pandemic and subsequent restrictions that followed. I found myself, like so many, with a block of time that I had never been afforded before, which allowed me to not only reflect upon my life but also to write about it. (read more)

Wage War are celebrating Fearless Records release of their brand new studio album, "Manic", by sharing a music video for the record's title track.

The band collectively had the following to say about the title song, "'Manic' is probably the most 'think outside the box' Wage War song to date. It's an answer to what happens when you throw the rules and standards out the window and just create to portray a feeling. (read more)

Our Darkest Days have released their new single "These Fast Times," which features Steve Rawles of Belvedere and comes from their forthcoming album.

The new record will be entitled "Snakes & Ladders" and it will be released on CD and digitally on November 19th, followed by a special vinyl release in the first half of 2022. (read more)

The 4th annual Women Who Rock Benefit Concert Presented by Gibson Gives is set to take place at the Stage AE Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 16th.

The special event will feature performances from singer-songwriter Rita Wilson, Lauren Monroe with Rick Allen of Def Leppard, Orianthi, The Vindys, and DJ Femi. (read more)

"Devilish" Americana singer-songwriter Man Made Hills just released his new album 'Lostboy,' and to celebrate we asked him to give us a deeper insight into the song, "I'm Dead." Here is the story:

This song is absolutely a fan favorite, and proved to be one of the most notable tracks on the album. "I'm Dead" came out of nowhere. I was trying to write a song about making amends with your past and finding peace in eternal uncertainty. It was supposed to be the last song for the album "Lostboy". I was emotionally exhausted from the process. (continue)

Lions At The Gate, featuring former members of Machine Head, Ill Nino, Westfield Massacre, and Silence The Messenger, have released a music video for their new single "Scapegoat."

The group was formed in 2019 and includes vocalist Cristian Machado, guitarists and fellow ex-Il Nino members Diego Verduzco and Ahrue Luster, bassist Stephen Brewer, and drummer Fernando Lemus. (read more)

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has released an animated music video for his song "Lo-Rez Sunset," which was part of his The Roth Project online comic book that he shared last year.

"Lo-Rez Sunset" follows the release of the track "Giddy-Up" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bar and Grill", the latter Roth shared as a tribute to his late bandmate Eddie Van Halen. (read more)

LCD Soundsystem will be returning with their first live shows in more than three years with the launch of a string of residency shows at Brooklyn Steel.

They will be kicking off the series of 20 shows at the intimate Brooklyn, New York venue on November 23rd and wrapping the residency up on December 21st. (read more)

(hennemusic) Swedish rockers Ghost have released a video for their new single, "Hunter's Moon." Produced by Klas Ahlund and mixed by Andy Wallace, the tune is featured in the forthcoming movie, "Halloween Kills", the latest installment of the "Halloween" film franchise.

The genesis of "Hunter's Moon" can be traced back to Ghost's November 16, 2018 show at the Forum in Los Angeles. Ryan Turek, Vice President of Feature Film Development at Blumhouse Productions (Get Out, Insidious, The Purge, Us, Whiplash) would attend the sold-out show, striking up an instant rapport with Ghost's Tobias Forge - one that developed quickly via meetings, podcast appearances, and ultimately a visit with co-writer and director David Gordon Green on the North Carolina set of the 2021 film. (read more)

Ministry have announced that they have postponed their fall headlining tour that was to feature Helmet and Front Line Assembly and moved it to next spring with new support acts.

Melvins and Corrosion Of Conformity will be taking over the open slots when the tour kicks off on March 6th in Baltimore, MD at the Baltimore Soundstage. (read more)

(hennemusic) Mastodon have issued a video for "Teardrinker", the latest track from their forthcoming album, "Hushed And Grim." The tune follows "Pushing The Tides" as the second preview to the October 29 release, which was recorded in the band's hometown of Atlanta, GA with producer David Bottrill [Tool, Rush, Muse, Peter Gabriel] and features 15 songs, surveying sonic landscapes of rock, psychedelia, punk, metal, alternative, and prog while maintaining the group's strong musical identity.

Mastodon worked on the follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" during a period following the loss of longtime manager, Nick John, who died while undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer in 2018; as a result, an atmosphere of very real loss, loneliness, and longing permeates through the album as they musically say goodbye to their old friend and confidant. (read more)

Loveland Duren (Vicki Loveland and Van Duren) released their new album "Any Such Thing" this week and to celebrate we asked Vicki to tell us about the song "Where Are We Going". Here is the story:

"Tossed the handbook out the driver's window..." encapsulates the intuitive force present when this song came into being. As long time writing/musical partners, we've accumulated a lot of time and shared tight spaces together in our pursuit of the elusive "perfect song." Although there is somewhat of a formula in constructing popular music (verse-verse-chorus-verse-bridge-solo, blah-blah-blah), we have come to realize that the best songs come to you and through you, and usually don't play by the rules. Our passion is just to get it down before it decides to leave us, and find its way into someone else's dream. (continue)

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