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Day in Rock Report for 10/07/2021

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are streaming their new single "High and Lonesome", a track from their forthcoming album, "Raise The Roof", which will arrive on November 19th.

The new album, Plant and Krauss' first effort together in fourteen years, was recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios beginning in late 2019 and wrapped up shortly before the pandemic lockdown. (read more)

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced the details for their 2022 world tour that will feature special guests The Strokes, A$AP Rocky, Beck, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, HAIM, St. Vincent, plus Thundercat and King Princess.

The trek will visit 32 cities across the globe beginning in Seville, Spain at the Estadio La Cartuja and concluding in Arlington, TX at Globe Life Field on September 18th.

A$AP Rocky and Thundercat will be providing support from the tour kick off through June 22nd in Manchester and then returning for two dates in Germany. (read more)

Tears For Fears have released a music video for their new single "Tipping Point". The song is the title track to the group's first new album in 17 years.

The new record will be released by Concord Records on February 25th, 2022. Roland Orzabal said of the effort, "Before everything went so right with this album, everything first had to go wrong, it took years, but something happens when we put our heads together. We've got this balance, this push-me-pull-you thing - and it works really well." (read more)

Soft Cell have released their brand new single "Bruises On My Illusions", which is the first taste of the group's first new album in 20 years, "Happiness Not Included".

The iconic group, frontman Marc Almond and producer/instrumentalist Dave Ball, will be releasing the new album on February 25th and the record's first official single 'Bruises On My Illusions' is available now digitally, with CD and 12" vinyl singles available for preorder. (read more)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds have shared a previously unreleased live version of their song "Push The Sky Away" performed with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The track comes from their forthcoming "B-Sides & Rarities Part II", collection that they will be releasing on October 22nd on double vinyl, double CD, deluxe double CD and digitally. (read more)

New Jersey metal fusion band Concrete Dreams recently released their new single "Called Out" (feat. Chris Tito of zoume) and to celebrate we asked vocalist Jeremiah Mayhem to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This song came from my childhood. I grew up poor in project housing in New Jersey struggling my whole life. As I got older and the scars got deeper in my psyche I had to watch as wealthy suburban kids were trying to imitate and glamorize the life I was fighting to survive. They lived at a safe distance romanticizing a struggle they didn't understand. (continue)

Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons have announced that they have recruited Bootyard Bandits frontman Joel Peters to take on lead vocals duties for their upcoming UK tour.

The band had this to say, "Joel stood out from the very start. Rehearsals have gone well and we were extremely happy with Joel's performance at Headbanger's Balls Fest in Belgium last weekend, so we've decided to give him the role for the upcoming UK tour in November." (read more)

Montreal rockers NOBRO have released their new single "Better Each Day", which was mixed by two-time Grammy Award-winning engineer Dave Schiffman (Vampire Weekend, Adele).

Vocalist and bassist Kathryn McCaughey had this to say, "I was experiencing some kind of crisis at the time of writing 'Better Each Day,' and if I remember correctly, it was a 'writing music' one. (read more)

The Offspring have released a music video for their track "The Opioid Diaries." The song comes from the band's latest album, "Let The Bad Times Roll". Concord Records sent over the following details:

The song is part cautionary tale and part admonition, and takes aim squarely at the source of the opioid crisis that has devastated communities around the world for more than twenty years: Big Pharma. As lead singer Dexter Holland notes, "I wrote this Offspring song about addiction. While drug addiction is certainly not a new issue, the opioid epidemic in America is different. It's different because it was created by, and driven by, Big Pharma - and I wrote this song to say that the pharmaceutical industry should be held accountable for its consequences." (read more)

Retro rocker Mark C. Daniel has released a music video for his brand new single "Sign Za Life", which he recorded with Mickey Curry on drums, and Marc Hickbox on bass.

Mark had this to say, "This was the last song we recording in this session and the first take of it. Mickey Curry - Drums(the Cult, Bryan Adams, Alice Cooper) felt like adding a few John Bonham-'esque punches in the Verses. It created an interesting dynamic and added a 'Zeppelin Feel.'" (read more)

Mute and Spoon Records today share details of the second in a series of Can live album releases. Can Live in Brighton 1975 will be released December 3 on limited edition triple gold vinyl, double CD, and digital platforms. The vinyl and CD are packaged in a gatefold sleeve with accompanying booklet.

Sleeve notes for the release are written by Can biographer, author, and editor Rob Young and British journalist Kris Needs. The latter was involved in several live Can shows at the Friars club in Aylesbury, England between 1973-1977 and his description of one of these performances - "like a delirious astral roller coaster, launch-pad a distant speck within minutes as fleeting melodies, vocal lines or rhythms... loomed like iridescent ghosts then evaporated as the spirit took them somewhere else" - manifests throughout the recordings. (read more)

J.D. Wilkes & the Legendary Shack Shakers are gearing up to release their Jello Biafra produced new album, "Cockadoodledeux" next month (11/5) and to celebrate we asked J.D. to tell us about the song "Punk Rock Retirement Plan". (continue)

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