Day in Rock Report for 10/05/2021
The Foo Fighters and Tame Impala have been tapped to headline the fourth annual Innings Festival, which will be taking place on February 26th and 27th at the Beach and Arts Park in Tempe, AZ.
They lead the lineup of the two-day festival that will feature 20 bands on 2 stages, including My Morning Jacket, St. Vincent, Billy Strings. Black Pumas, Caamp, Fitz and the Tantrums, Dashboard Confessional and more. (read more)
Fuel have announced special concerts next month which will be their first shows to feature their new lineup supporting their forthcoming album, "Anomaly".
The new studio album will be hitting stores on October 22nd and it marks the first new Fuel album to feature founding member and principal songwriter Carl Bell in over 14 years. (read more)
OneRepublic has announced a special One Night In Malibu digital performance via the social media live platform Moment House that will be broadcast on October 27th, followed by an encore the next day.
We were sent the following details: The event will see the band perform a 17 song set featuring tracks from their brand new album, Human, with two distinct setups and an added string section. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing pro-shot video of their 2016 track, "Moth Into Flame", from a September 24 performance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY.
The song was the second single from "Hardwired... to Self-Destruct", a project that earned Metallica a place in US chart history when it became only the second time that any band of any genre would have six consecutive albums debut at number one on the Billboard 200. (read more)
Leo Kottke and Phish bassist Mike Gordon have shared a special 4-song mini set on YouTube to celebrate the announcement that they are launching their first tour together in over 16 years.
They will be hitting the road in December for a short tour to promote their first new Kottke/Gordon album in 15 years, "NOON", which they released last year. Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday, October 8th. (read more)
Jimmie Vaughan has released a brand new video for the track "Roll, Roll, Roll", which comes from his just released box set, "The Jimmy Vaughan Story."
He had this to say, "I always wanted to do the American Blues Songbook, like other people do the Great American Songbook. Frank Sinatra and all those people talk about doing the American Songbook." (read more)
Jonas Lindberg has released a video for his new single "Ocean's Of Time". The song comes from his forthcoming album, "Miles From Nowhere", which will arrive on November 26th.
He had this to say about the new single, "The new single 'Oceans Of Time' is one of my favorite tracks on the new album. It was one of the easiest songs to write and record, and is also really fun to play. (read more)
The Dead South have announced that they will be releasing their two new covers EPs "Easy Listening for Jerks, Parts I & II" on March 4th which is billed as "Carter Family meets Addams Family ". Here is the official announcement:
The source material for the EP two-pack sees The Dead South trace very different musical lineages: one a beloved folk songbook and the other a set of volatile modern outsider anthems. Always playing against type, The Dead South flip traditional bluegrass and hard rock conventions upside down, drawing out an ominous, lurking unease in the bright innocence of Bristol Sessions-era sound, and pulling moments of absurdity from the hardcore bluster. (read more)
Ska fans mark your calendars for October 23rd! The Grammy Museum have announced a special panel discussion about the O.N. Klub and the early days of the LA ska and mod scene that will feature The Boxboys' first performance in 40 years.
SRO sent over the following details: Ska might be a household name these days, but it wasn't 40+ years ago when Howard Paar-newly arrived in LA from London, and inspired by British 2 Tone, Jamaican ska and reggae, and American soul music-launched one of the very first American ska scenes at a hole in the wall venue in Silver Lake called the O.N. Klub. Paar's vision of a ska and soul-only club helped to give birth to a uniquely American version of ska that spawned The Boxboys-one of the earliest American ska bands - and The Untouchables, who later went on to global fame with their ska/mod look and sound. The O.N. Klub and the bands that Paar booked unleashed a ska and mod frenzy across the city, that brought the look and feel of Brighton in Quadrophenia to the streets of LA. (read more)
Connecticut rockers Little Us recently released their new music video and single "Real To Me" and to celebrate we asked Rithya Claude to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
We're the type of band that creates instrumentals and lyrics that belong with each other and have a purpose, not something that would just make do. "Real To Me" is a perfect example of that because it was a song that we kept continuously revisiting for about four years. It all started with this melodic eighth note guitar riff that I brought to the guys a while back and we just knew we had to build a song around it. New ideas for layers would periodically arise but we were never completely sold on them, so we'd go back to the drawing board and start over. After some years of on and off writer's block, we were able to pile up a decent foundation of instrumentals and vocals but still struggled to make everything flow just right. (continue)
(hennemusic) Wolfgang Van Halen took to social media earlier this week to salute his former Van Halen bandmate David Lee Roth on news of the singer's pending retirement.
The son of guitarist Eddie Van Halen joined the legendary group's lineup on bass in 2007 and was on board for three tours and the 2012 album, "A Different Kind Of Truth", before a final North American trek saw them perform their final concert at the Hollywood Bowl in October of 2015, with Eddie passing away last October at the age of 65 after a lengthy battle with cancer. (read more)
Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose took to social media to thank fans for making the band's just completed North American tour a success after they wrapped up the trek in Florida this past Sunday (October 4th).
Axl tweeted, "Again huge thanks to everyone that came out to the shows!! A special thanks to everyone for working with us to help protect your safety, the safety of each other, the safety of r crew n' the venue's crews following r COVID protocol. These r stressful times (which is an understatement) and your cooperation n' participation is greatly appreciated and not taken for granted. (read more)
Motorhead's cover of the David Bowie classic hit "Heroes" has surpassed 50 million views on the band's YouTube channel. The song was one of late frontman Lemmy Kilmister's favorites.
The track appeared on the band's 2017 covers collection "Under Cover". Drummer Mikkey Dee said at the time that Lemmy "was very, very proud of it, not only because it turned out so well but because it was fun! Which is what projects like this should be - fun!" (read more)
Carlos Santana has announced that he has added new dates to his Santana: Greatest Hits Live Las Vegas residency, extending the special run into spring of next year.
The music icon is set to return to the House of Blues stage inside Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino next month to launch the previously announced run of residency dates beginning on November 3rd. (read more)
Acclaimed rockers Station have released a music video for their brand new single "I Can't Find My Way". The song is the second single from their forthcoming album, "Perspective," which arrives this Friday, October 8th.
Guitarist Chris Lane had this to say about the song, "This is the first track on the record and we feel like it sets the tone for the album. This song is about not waiting to take the chances in life that allow you to follow your own path. It really speaks to the spirit of the band with how we approached this record and what we wanted to accomplish." (read more)
AFI have released a new song called "Caught". The track was recorded during the sessions for their latest studio album, "Bodies", which was released back in June.
The group shared the track during the premiere of the Kes Glozier short film, "Where We Used To Me", which features music from the "Bodies" album and includes storylines inspired by the lyrics. (read more)
Rick Wakeman will be kicking off his U.S. Even Grumpier Old Rock Star Tour next week, but the music legend has announced that some of the dates for the trek have been postponed until next year.
Ticket holders should retain their tickets and will be valid once the new dates are confirmed. An announcement of the revised dates will be made as soon as possible, according to the announcement. (read more)
Scottish rockers Travis have shared their big plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their hit album, "The Invisible Band", including a deluxe reissue and an anniversary tour.
We were sent the following details: The deluxe edition features the original album remastered by GRAMMY Award-winning engineer Emily Lazar, all the original B-sides and a selection of completely unreleased demos, live sessions and alternate takes- to be released December 3rd on Craft Recordings. The band have today premiered "Swing," a previously unheard early working version of their UK top 3 single "Sing" (read more)
Modest Mouse have released live performance videos for their songs "We Are Between" and "Back To The Middle" off their first album in six years, "The Golden Casket," via Vevo.
We were sent the following, "The Golden Casket heralds another new chapter in the band's unpredictable evolution. Tracks hover in the liminal space between raw punk power and experimental studio science, exploring themes ranging from the degradation of our psychic landscapes and invisible technology, to fatherhood. (read more)
The Reed Effect have released a video from their brand new single "Rise Up". The song comes from their "1973" album and the follow up to the previous single "Fine Here."
Kirk Reed explains how the new video and album continue to pay tribute to his late brother and bandmate Chris. He shared, " Rise Up is our 2nd single from our new album, 1973." (read more)
They Might Be Giants have released their new single "Super Cool". The song comes from their forthcoming album and art book, both entitled "Book", which is set to be released on November 12th.
There will be standalone audio releases available on vinyl, CD, and cassette, in addition to the 144-page full-color, cloth-bound hardcover book and brand new full-length album. (read more)
TLG Entertainment/INgrooves have shared a lyric video for Bay Area songstress Natalie Dean's brand new single "More Than This", which she describes as a "coming-of-age song."
Natalie had this to say about the track, "I wrote the song when I was 17 on the cusp of adulthood. At the time, I was head over heels for a guy who was 19. He decided that seeing me was too risky because technically, I still was underage. (read more)
Sanguisugabogg have announced that they will be reissuing their rare and fan-hailed debut EP, Pornographic Seizures, on 140-gram vinyl with a target release date of April 20, 2022.
The reissue will include two exclusive and previously unreleased B-sides, as well as an A2-sized poster and reworked artwork. Due to vinyl manufacturing delays, the anticipated ship date is subject to change. (read more)
Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi shared that he isn't saddened when he listens to two tracks on the new Hookers & Blow album featuring the late Frankie Banali, because the performances are "inspiring".
Banali recorded the drum tracks for Led Zeppelin covers "Trampled Underfoot" and "No Quarter" shortly before he died of cancer on August 20, 2020. (read more)
Dublin rockers Silverbacks have released a video for their new single "Archive Material". The song is the title track to the group's forthcoming album, which is set to hit stores on January 21st.
Daniel O'Kelly had this to say about the track, "The initial demo version started from a drum sample taken from the opening of Jean-Pierre Massiera's 'Bonne Annee'. When we fleshed it out as a full band and Gary gave the track his usual kick up the arse, the song went full Les Baxter exotica mode. (read more)
Beth Crowley just released her new single "Not Like This" and to celebrate her camp shared the inspiration behind the track with us. Here is the story:
"Not Like This" opens up a conversation about a journey of friends to lovers and the internal battles that arise in the process. Pent-up emotion has seemingly infiltrated Beth's mind as she reconnects with a friend who has just gone through what seems to be a rocky break-up. With lines like "I know she broke your heart, and you're desperate to forget" and "I've wanted you forever, but not like this", it is evident that Crowley feels as though this friend and prospective love interest is not emotionally ready for something new. (continue)