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Day in Rock Report for 10/03/2021

Wolfgang Van Halen and Guns N' Roses gave fans a special treat at their concert at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL on Saturday night (October 2nd).

GNR and Wolfgang's Mammoth WVH are wrapping up their U.S. summer tour at the venue and on the first of two nights, Wolfgang joined Guns N' Roses on stage to perform their classic hit "Paradise City". (read more)

Metallica have shared the 7th installment of their special podcast celebrating the anniversary of The Black Album and the episode takes a closer llok at The Metallica Blacklist.

The special project was released as part of the anniversary reissue of The Black album and features a wealth of music stars doing renditions of the record's classic tracks. (read more)

August Burns Red have announced that they have been forced to postpone some of the shows on their current tour after multiple members of their touring crew tested positive for Covid-19.

The band is currently on the road for their Leveler 10 Year Anniversary Tour that also features Fit For A King, Erra, and Like Moths To Flames, which kicked off on September 9th in Philadelphia. (read more)

(hennemusic) Motley Crue will release a remastered digital version of their 1981 debut album, "Too Fast For Love", on November 10th as part of the group's 40th anniversary celebrations.

The band's first record was originally issued on their own label before the group was signed to Elektra Records the following year, which prompted a remix by Roy Thomas Baker for its major label release. (read more)

Liam Gallagher has shared the big news that he will be returning to Knebworth Park next June to celebrate the release of his forthcoming solo album.

The former Oasis star's new album will be entitled "C'mon You Know" and it set to be released on May 27th. A week later, on Jun 4th, Liam will return to site on one of Oasis' most famed performances, Knebworth Park. (read more)

All Hail The Yeti have shared a music video for their brand new single "Bury Your Memory". The song comes from their forthcoming "Within The Hollow Earth" EP, which is set to hit stores on November 12th.

Vocalist Connor Garritty had this to say about the track, "'Bury Your Memory' was one of the first songs that we completed for this EP and I immediately knew that it would be the first single. It feels very much like a traditional AHTY song, reminiscent of our self-titled record." (read more)

Montgomery Gentry star Eddie Montgomery has released a music video for his new single "My Son". The track comes from the country icon's forthcoming debut solo album.

Eddie will be releasing the album, entitled "Ain't No Closing Me Down", on October 29th exclusively at Walmart. The record was produced by Noah Gordon and Shannon Houchin. (read more)

Mire, featuring Ryan Gilsan (ex-Allegaeon, Pyrithion) and vocalist Benton Mckibbe, and former As I Lay Dying guitarist Nick Hipa, have shared a video for their new single "Refined".

Hipa had this to say, "Very stoked to share some new music from my band Mire. Ryan, Benton, and I started this journey together in 2017, with the simple desire to create stylistically unrestrained music based on mutual admiration for riff based songwriting." (read more)

Neil Young is streaming "Flying On The Ground Is Wrong" from his 1970 Carnegie Hall performance to celebrate the launch of "The Neil Young Official Bootleg Series."

We were sent the following details: The first title in the series, "Carnegie Hall 1970," is now available on double vinyl, and double CD via The Greedy Hand Store at Neil Young Archives (NYA) and at music retailers everywhere and digitally at all DSP's including hi-res audio at NYA. Greedy Hand Store purchases of Carnegie Hall 1970 come with a free hi-res digital audio downloads from the Xstream Store at NYA. (read more)

Rare Bird have announced the November 2nd release of Frank Bello's Fathers, Brothers, and Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, and Anthrax, coauthored with Joel McIver, including a foreword by Gene Simmons of KISS.

Frank Bello, bassist with the legendary New York thrash metal band Anthrax since 1984 - one of the "big four" of thrash metal - has sold over 10 million albums, travelled the globe more times than he cares to count and enthralled audiences from the world's biggest stages. (read more)

Vampires Everywhere have shared a video for their cover of The Weeknd's hit "The Hills", to celebrate the release of their new EP, "The Awakening".

Frontman Michael Vampire had this to say, "It's absolutely insane to me that I'm releasing another piece of work under the Vampires Everywhere moniker! It's such an amazing feeling bringing this band back full circle and bringing it back strong. (read more)

Sammy Hagar will be live streaming his 2021 Birthday Bash from the Catalina Casino on Catalina Island in southern California on Saturday, October 9th via Nugs.net.

Hagar will be joined by his band, The Circle, (Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson), and perform in the iconic Catalina Casino overlooking the Pacific Ocean. (read more)

The White Line Fever podcast sent over word that an online petition has been launched calling on rock stations worldwide to play 1998 deep cut "Year To The Day" on Wednesday in honor of the late guitarist Eddie Van Halen.

Van Halen died of cancer on October 6, 2020 at age 65. The petition on change.org reads: "Eddie Van Halen, the pre-eminent rock musician of his generation, died of cancer on October 6, 2020. (read more)

KK's Priest celebrated the release of their debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", by sharing a music video for the epic track "Return Of The Sentinel".

The band features former Judas Priest guitarist, KK Downing and former vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens, along with Tony Newton, AJ Mills and Sean Elg. (read more)

Memphis May Fire have released a music video for their brand new single "Somebody" and revealed how the track will benefit The Nashville Rescue Mission.

Frontman Matty Mullins had this to say, "We're always wanting to push the boundaries of what people think MMF is and 'Somebody' is no exception to that. (read more)

Dagger Records have shared a stream of "The Wind Cries Mary" from the forthcoming Jimi Hendrix Experience: Paris 67 which they are releasing for Record Store Day (November 26).

This 150-gram red-and-blue colored vinyl LP presents the original Jimi Hendrix Experience lineup--Hendrix, bassist Noel Redding and drummer Mitch Mitchell in peak form at the famed Olympia Theater in Paris on October 9, 1967. (read more)

Country rocker Jeremy McComb has released a music video for his new single, "13 Steps", which was inspired by his visit to Folsom State Prison.

The new death-row ballad was co-written by McComb and Dan Olsen. Produced by Nick Gibbens, and was written from the perspective of an inmate after a friend gave McComb a tour of Folsom State Prison. (read more)

Country singer/songwriter Butch Parnell has released his brand new single "Save Me", which is the first song to come out of his collection of songs he wrote during Covid.

Dave Parnell, under the moniker Butch Parnell, currently resides in Nashville, TN after relocating to pursue a music career from his hometown in rural North Carolina. (read more)

The Who's Roger Daltrey introduces "The Real Me" podcast from Pantheon And Teen Cancer America, which will premiere this coming Tuesday, October 5th.

The new series follows the emotionally powerful stories of young songwriters and performers with cancer who found hope, healing and connection through music. (read more)

Florida funeral doom outfit Worm have shared a visualizer video for their new single "Murk Above The Dark Moor". The track comes from their forthcoming third album, "Foreverglade," which will hit stores on October 22nd.

We were sent the following details: Foreverglade sees Phantom Slaughter handling vocals, guitars, synth, and bass, with additional guitar/solos by Nihilistic Manifesto, session drums by L. Dusk, and additional synth by Equimanthorn. Mixed and mastered at Sound Spa Productions by Stephen DeAcutis (Evoken, Dim Mak), Foreverglade features wild and fantastic artwork from Brad Moore (Tomb Mold, Morpheus Descends, Organic Infest), with additional art and design elements by Yuri Kahan, Nightmare Imagery, Labelskum, and Dan Fried. (read more)

Serpents of Shiva have made their 2009 self-titled EP available to the public for the first time and a special 7'' vinyl release is available now through Velocity Records and Equal Vision Records and is streaming on all services.

The project is comprised of brothers Scott Vogel (Terror) and Jay Galvin, who previously played together in infamous early 90s' hardcore punk band Slugfest. The two tracks on the release are perfect examples of mid-2000s' dark hardcore. "Keller Ave" clocks in at just under 2 minutes of angular riffs and in your face punk fury, punctuated by ethereal vocal samples that create an eerie, almost claustrophobic atmosphere. (read more)

DED have announced that they will be releasing their sophomore album, which will be entitled "School Of Thought", digitally on October 15th, followed by a physical release on November 19th.

Frontman Joe Cotela had this to say, "We are elated to release our sophomore album School of Thought, as we really pushed ourselves outside of our comfort zone and that is where growth and great things can happen. (read more)

Finnish progressive rockers King Of Sweden are celebrating the release of their debut album, "The Training", by sharing a track by track break down for the record.

'Dreaming About the Emerald' is the first single by King of Sweden. It's the first peek into the 6-track album The Training, and it paints both a dreamy and energetic musical landscape.  (read more)

Danny Elfman is set to welcome special guest Billie Eilish to sing "Sally's Song" during the live-to-film concert experience of Disney's timeless holiday classic "TIM BURTON'S THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS" this Halloween weekend at Banc of California Stadium.

Shows will take place on Friday, October 29 (8:00pm) and Sunday, October 31 (family-friendly time of 6:30pm), with ticket prices ranging from $39.50-$179.50. In addition to the performance, each night will feature trick-or-treating across the venue and a stadium wide, crowd-voted costume contest. (read more)

Over 3,000 bands from around the world entered for the chance to play Welcome To Rockville - and only four are left standing in the "Battle For The Big Stage: Road To Rockville Edition," a virtual tournament-style competition held exclusively on "That Space Zebra Show" on DWPresents Twitch channel. Thousands of fans voted for their favorite artists in real time each week.

The finalists - as voted on by DWPresents Twitch viewers - include Actus Reus; Revision, Revised; Whit3 Collr; and Softspoken. In each round of the bracket-style competition, bands faced off head-to-head with their best 90 seconds of recorded music, and fans voted to determine who would advance. "That Space Zebra Show" hosted weekly competitions from June through September, and each month's winner was assured a spot in the Final Four. The four are now set to compete in the final showdown on Monday, October 4 starting at 3:30 PM ET on DWPresents Twitch channel, and viewers once again will vote for the grand prize winner who will have a slot onstage at the upcoming Welcome To Rockville event November 11-14 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida alongside headliners Metallica, Slipknot and Disturbed. (read more)

Acclaimed roots rocker Cory M. Coons just released his new single "Freedom Road" and to celebrate we have asked him to share with us the inspiration for the song. Here is the story:

"Freedom Road" talks about never taking our freedoms and the simple things in life for granted in these current difficult times we are faced with. I think it portrays the fact that there's a lot of built up frustration, fear, anger and confusion in North America and the world right now, and sometimes we must brave the storm on our own while standing up for our beliefs and speaking our own truth, which sometimes doesn't come without a cost. It's also a little about a loss of innocence, and finding that common ground with the common man, while asking God for strength and healing from above on our journey of faith on this current path we are on. (continue)

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