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Day in Rock Report for 10/02/2021

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth said in a new interview that he is retiring from music and that his upcoming shows at the House of Blues at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas will be his last performances.

The outspoken vocalist made the comments during a phone interview with the Las Vegas Review Journal to discuss the upcoming residency shows. He told the publication, "I am throwing in the shoes. I'm retiring. (read more)

Ozzy Osbourne is once again calling on some big names rock stars to appear on his forthcoming studio album, including Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck and his former bandmate Tony Iommi.

He was backed on his 2020 album "Ordinary Man" by Guns N' Roses' Duff McKagan and Red Hot Chili Peppers' Chad Smith. The record featured guest appearances from Slash, Elton John and Post Malone. (read more)

(hennemusic) KISS are sharing a new, previously-unreleased acoustic mix of the 1976 classic, "Beth", as a preview to the forthcoming 45th anniversary reissues of their fourth album, "Destroyer."

The fifth single issued from the original project delivered the New York band their first US Top 10 hit when it reached No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones performed the live debut of their newly-released cover of The Chi-Lites' 1970 track, "Troubles a' Comin'", during an October 30 show in Charlotte, NC.

The studio version is one of nine unreleased tunes that will appear in a series of expanded 40th anniversary reissues of their 1981 album, "Tattoo You." (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen break records with their performances at Brazil's inaugural Rock In Rio festival on the latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest.

In January 1985, Queen arrived in Rio de Janeiro to headline what was to be the biggest rock festival ever held, with the UK outfit set to both open and close the 10-day event. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are sharing a new 2021 edit of "On The Turning Away", a track from the forthcoming standalone editions of their 1987 album, "A Momentary Lapse Of Reason."

The series delivers a 2019 remix of their thirteenth studio album following its inclusion in the package, "The Later Years: 1987-2019." Updated from the original master tapes by David Gilmour and Andy Jackson, the project saw the return of some of Richard Wright's original keyboard takes, and the re-recording of new drum tracks by Nick Mason in an effort to update the record's sonic environment. (read more)

Testament, Exodus and Death Angel have announced that they have made the decision to postpone the North American leg of their Bay Strikes Back Tour until next spring. We were sent the following details:

"We were really on the fence with this decision," says Testament guitarist Eric Peterson. "But seeing other bands make it through with a few mild cases and other bigger bands just cancelling their entire tours, we felt it is in our best interest to postpone these shows to '22." (read more)

Trivium have released a music video for their new single "Phalanx". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "In The Court Of The Dragon", which is set to be released this coming Friday, October 8th.

Paolo Gregoletto had this to say, "'The Phalanx' was like an old muscle car sitting in the driveway with no engine. It was a demo from Shogun that had the middle section removed for another song ('Torn Between Scylla and Charybdis'), demoed again on Silence in the Snow but ultimately scrapped, and now it has found its home on the new album. (read more)

Sons of Silver recently released their new single "Hesitate" from their forthcoming "Ordinary Sex Appeal" EP and to celebrate we asked frontman Peter Argyropoulos to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

Hesitate's the perfect example of how most of our songs come about. We start with nothing and without intention. We simply start playing. Instinctively, we arrive at a musical moment that sparks all of us and off we go until we exhaust the inspiration or end up with a solid framework for a song, including lyrics. Usually, we last about 20-30 minutes. What we end up with is a raw reflection of where we are, emotionally, at that point in time. (continue)

Hardcore Superstar have released a music video for their new single "Dreams In Red". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Abrakadabra", which will arrive in March of next year.

"Dreams In Red" follows their previous single "Catch Me If You Can". We were sent the following details: Slicing through the speakers like a psychotic 80's slasher movie, 'Dreams In Red' takes the listener on a twisted journey through the mind of a mentally unstable killer, haunted and torn by their violent past. Powerfully weaving between melody and aggression, 'Dreams in Red' showcases the band's heavier sound, punctuated by their trademark 'in your face' production style and presenting a stark contrast between the infectious chorus of 'Catch Me if You Can' and some of the heavier songs that comprise their upcoming album Abrakadabra. (read more)

Gentle Savage have released a performance music video for their track 'Carry The Fire'. The song comes from the group's debut album "Midnight Waylay".

Lead vocalist Tornado Bearstone tells the story behind the video: "We streamed our Midnight Waylay album release party in collaboration with the mighty Bravewords. That show left us with tons of high quality video material from different cameras and camera angles. We decided to make a music video for 'Carry The Fire' to show our stage presence rather than to shoot a video at a studio location without the real gig feel." (read more)

San Francisco punks United Defiance have released their latest album 'Change The Frequency,' via Thousand Islands Records, with the vinyl release to follow in early 2022.

The new LP features guest vocals from Dave Pederson (Downway), Jason Devore (Authority Zero) and others, and is the follow-up to 2018's 'Safe At Home. (read more)

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