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Day in Rock Report for 10/06/2021

Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson says in a newly published interview in Guitar Player Magazine's latest issue that he has no interest in touring again.

While the iconic axeman has not ruled out playing live again or playing a short string of tours, he no longer wants to hit the road for epic tours. He was asked if he had any plans to play live in the near future and he responded, (via Guitar World, "I'm not really thinking about that. It's challenging enough to try to get this album [a project with former Coney Hatch star Andy Curran] out first. (read more)

The 1st anniversary of the death of legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen was marked on Wednesday (October 6th) by a social media post from his son Wolfgang Van Halen.

Wolfgang shared the following tribute, along with a photo with his father, via Instagram, "One year. You fought so hard for so long, but you were still taken away. It's just so unfair. (read more)

The Coda Collection have shared a brand new interview with Pink Floyd legend Nick Mason where he discovered a variety of topics in a career spanning discussion with Jim DeRogatis, including being "flabbergasted" by Roger Waters feeling that he was bullied within the band, Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts, returning to live performing following the lockdown and a lot more. We were sent the following excerpts:

On returning to touring in America, UK and Europe in 2022: All being well, we're going to start rehearsing the end of next week, in fact, with the idea of hopefully being in America the beginning of next year and UK and Europe after that. We don't do new songs. It's like going into an antique shop and saying, "I want something contemporary." No, we'd definitely like to increase the repertoire, though, for sure. There's a surprising amount of material there. The cut off is, up to, but not including Dark Side. And so with film tracks and early records and all the rest of it and singles, there's still quite a way to go. It's interesting as well, I think, that there is a difference between the USA and Europe, for sure. In that the Americans, I think because we were more successful in Europe, early on, and less so in the USA, so people are less familiar with the early records in America. And so you get people saying, "I've never heard this song. What is it?" And so on. Whereas in Europe, you're more likely to have people going, "Oh yeah, I remember that." (read more)

Motley Crue have shared a stream of the newly remastered version of "Live Wire", which comes from their forthcoming digital reissue of their debut album.

The remastered digital reissue of "Too Fast For Love" is set to be released on November 10th, exactly 40 years to the date that they original album was released in 1981 by their own indie label Leathur Records. (read more)

Monuments have released a music video for their brand new single "Lavos" featuring Mick Gordon. The song comes from the band's forthcoming studio album that they plan to release in the first half of next year.

The band had this to say, "Planet Earth, We're happy to grace you with the first single from M4, 'Lavos' feat. Mick Gordon. The artwork depicts a mass of metaphors. (read more)

Veil of Maya have released a music video for their latest single "Outrun". The visual features footage captured during the band's current tour with Dance Gavin Dance.

Frontman Lukas Magyar had this to say, "Outrun is extra special to us because it's something we haven't done before and we weren't trying too hard to make something different. It just came together organically and we were all very pleased when it was complete." (read more)

Jack Frost's Brothers In Arms have released a lyric video for the song "The City Never Sleeps", which features lead vocals from FM frontman Steve Overland.

The track also features drummer Karl Wilcox (Diamond Head), and bassist Alex Jansen (Hardline), and comes from the Jack Frost (Savatage, Seven Witches, Lizzy Borden, etc) helmed project's self-titled album. (read more)

Calgary rockers Every Hour Kills have teamed up with TheProgSpace to stream their brand new EP, "Vacua", in full ahead of its official release this Friday, October 8th.

The group is a rotating collective ensemble featuring the core of ex-Divinity / Enditol guitarist and producer Sacha Laskow, bassist Brent Stutsky (ex-Breach of Trust), along with vocalists Jei Doublerice (Despite Exile, Abiogenesis) and Jerrod Maxwell-Lyster (ex-Out of Your Mouth). (read more)

Red Reign have shared a lyric video for their brand new single "Yesterday", which is set to be released digitally this Friday, October 8th, and follows their previous 2021 single, "Not That Way".

Sammy Lee had this to say about the song, '"Yesterday" is about a guy that finds out his wife has been lying about their relationship the whole time they were together and he is at end of his rope. (read more)

nothing,nowhere have released a music video for their brand new single "Pieces Of You". The track follows the release of the band's album, "Trauma Factory," earlier this year.

The new video was directed by Max Moore and the band had this to say about the track, "'Pieces of You' is about being infatuated with someone and feeling vulnerable; like the ground can disappear from your feet at any second." (read more)

In Mourning have released a music video for their brand new single "At The Behest Of Night". The track comes from the band's forthcoming album, "The Bleeding Veil".

Guitarist Tim Nedergard had this to say about the album, "The Bleeding Veil is our most Personal album. We have taken a deep dive into every detail and aspect of these songs." (read more)

Micah Walk just released his brand new Americana album, "Among The Stars," and to celebrate we have asked him to tell us about the title song "Among The Stars". Here is the story:

We were in full social distancing mode in 2020 when I wrote this song. That was a fairly creative time for me, as I know it was for so many artists.

This song is about perspective, love and empathy. As crazy as it may sound, I actually imagined heaven as a DMV sort of place when I wrote it. In the first line, "complaints" refers to prayers. (continue)

Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has issued a statement to fans as he recovers from major emergency open heart surgery after he was rushed to the hospital from a concert performance after suffering an aortic aneurysm on stage, which easily could have been fatal.

Richie shared, "Maniacs... I've always been grateful for the opportunities I've been presented with. I've always considered myself THE most fortunate man ever - to be able to play my favourite music - with my favourite band - to my favourite people around the world... (read more)

(hennemusic) Heart guitarist Nancy Wilson has issued a video of "4 Edward With Love", an extended version of her tribute to Eddie Van Halen, "4 Edward", in sync with the first anniversary of the passing of the iconic rocker on October 6.

Having been on the road with Van Halen a few times through the years, Wilson was inspired to write and release the original version of the track on her 2021 album, "You And Me." (read more)

Chevelle have announced that they have canceled over a dozen live dates next month "Due to changing circumstances beyond [their] control" that prevent them from delivering "performances to the same scale" that their fans deserve.

The canceled dates in support of their "Niratias" album begin with their planned November 4th concert at the Eagles Ballroom in Milwaukee and run through November 21st where they were to play Stage AE in Pittsburg. (read more)

Rock legends Deep Purple have confirmed that they will be releasing their new Bob Ezrin produced studio album, entitled "Turning To Crime", on November 26th.

The record will be the follow up to their 2020 album "Whoosh!", and will mark the very first time that the iconic band will released an album of material previously recorded by other artists. (read more)

John 5 reacted to the news that his former collaborator, Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, has announced his plans to retire from music following his upcoming Las Vegas residency shows.

The guitarist played with Roth in the DLR Band and the famed vocalist has recently been sharing some of the unreleased tracks that they had recorded together.

Roth told the Las Vegas Review Journal earlier this month, "I am throwing in the shoes. I'm retiring," and added his upcoming Vegas concerts, "are my last five shows." (read more)

Like Moths to Flames have shared their brand new single "The Preservation of Hate" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing a brand new EP early next month.

The EP will be entitled "Pure Like Porcelain" and it will be released on Nvoember 5th. Frontman Chris Roetter had this to say about the new single, "I think we just wanted to have fun with this one. (read more)

(hennemusic) Billy Idol has announced that he is scheduled to perform on the Thursday, October 7th episode of the late night network television series Jimmy Kimmel Live on ABC.

The appearance is to promote the recent release of his EP, "The Roadside", and dates for a Las Vegas residency later this month. The rocker's first new release in nearly seven years was launched with the lead single, "Bitter Taste", which recounts his near-fatal 1990 motorcycle accident. (read more)

Alternative pop star Boy Chad just released his new single "Losing Control" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

LOSING CONTROL is a hyper pop club anthem that I made with producer KOIL. It is definitely a club anthem and at first listen it sounds like I am talking about being addicted to drugs. It is actually about my perseverance for continuing my art regardless of what anyone has to say about it. (continue)

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