Day in Rock Report for 10/08/2021
Eddie Van Halen's hometown of Pasadena, Ca will be holding a private ceremony next week to unveil a plaque honoring the late guitarist a little over a year since his death.
The plaque will be presented this coming Monday (October 11th) near the Pasadena Convention Center, during an event with the Mayor Victor Gordo and city council members (read more)
Circa Survive have released a music video for their brand new single "Imposter Syndrome". The track comes from their forthcoming EP, "A Dream About Love," which is due to arrive on October 22nd.
The EP was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Quicksand, Turnover) and vocalist Anthony Green had this to say about the track, "This was the last song I wrote before I went into rehab two years ago." (read more)
Volumes have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Bend" and have announced that they will be releasing their new studio album, "Happier?," on November 18th.
Frontman Michael Barr says that the song "is about how, in a relationship, sometimes one person can break another while all along they never seem to bend or break themselves. It's really about how we can easily turn into someone else and start to tear each other down." (read more)
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan and his long-time musical partner Soulsavers (Rich Machin), have released a music video for their new single "Metal Heart".
The track is the first single from their forthcoming album, "Imposter", which is set for released on November 12th. The song was written by Chan Marshall (Cat Power), and originally released in 1998. (read more)
SpiritWorld have released a music video for the new track "The Bringer Of Light," which is a track from the Stu Folsom project's debut album "Pegan Rhythms".
Las Vegas native Folsom describes the music as "Death Western" and had to say this about the new track and video, "The film for 'The Bringer of Light' has been a long time in the making. (read more)
I Am have announced that they will be hitting the road early in off 2022 supporting death metal veterans Nile on their Age Of Vile Divinities US Tour.
The band had this to say, "We're incredibly excited to smash over a month of dates with some monsters of bands. With new music hidden away, it's swelled up and ready to burst. Be prepared to enter into our domain. See y'all in February!" (read more)
CMT have revealed the all-star lineup of performers for the 2021 "CMT Artists of the Year" special, which will be airing LIVE from Nashville's Schermerhorn Symphony Center on Wednesday, October 13th at 9p/8c on CMT.
The celebration promises to be an unforgettable night, with a stacked lineup of solo performances from 2021 honorees Gabby Barrett, Kane Brown and Luke Combs plus four can't-miss world premieres. (read more)
NYC 'New Wave Of Classic Rock' band Station released their brand new album, "Perspective", this week and to celebrate we asked guitarist Chris Lane to tell us about the new single "I Can't Find My Way". Here is the story:
"I Can't Find My Way" is really a personal statement from the band on how determined we are to move forward in creating music. Our style of music has not made it easy to exist in 2021, but at the same time, our devotion to creating the music that is inside of us really remains unchanged and is what keeps us on our own path. The song talks about the balance of belief and then the real world's expectation, sometimes they don't align, and then you need to choose between genuine belief and a path with perhaps a little more certainty. I like this song, because it's supposed to be reassuring, reminding us that we are staying true to ourselves and to keep doing so. When songs like this come about, it makes it easy to record because the emotion we want to put on record is really right under our fingers already. (continue)
(hennemusic) Judas Priest guitarist Richie Faulkner has been discharged from a Louisville, KY hospital and is resting and recovering at home following emergency open heart surgery after suffering a life-threatening complication while performing at the Louder Than Life Festival in the city on September 26.
The rocker was rushed to the Rudd Heart and Lung Center at University of Louisville (UofL) Health - Jewish Hospital immediately following the band's set at the event after he quickly recognized the seriousness of the situation, which saw him suffer an acute cardiac aortic dissection while on stage. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing pro-shot video of their 1991 track, "My Friend Of Misery", from a September 26 appearance at the Louder Than Life festival in Louisville, KY.
The song was part of the band's performance of their self-titled 1991 record - aka The Black Album - in its entirety during a September 26 closing night appearance at the event, two days after they headlined the opening night of the festival. (read more)
(hennemusic) Billy Idol performed his current single, "Bitter Taste", on the October 7 episode of ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live. The late night appearance was to promote the EP, and dates for his Las Vegas residency that opens at The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas on October 16
The tune from the rocker's new EP, "The Roadside", sees Idol reminiscing about his near-fatal 1990 motorcycle accident, which saw him hit by another car in Hollywood and suffer a fractured left forearm, while a steel rod was placed in his right leg during seven hours of surgery to fix a break between the knee and ankle. (read more)
Frank Turner has released his brand new single "Haven't Been Doing So Well." The song is the second track from his forthcoming album, "FTHC", which will arrive on February 11, 2022.
"Haven't Been Doing So Well," is the follow up to "The Gathering," which features guest appearances Jason Isbell and Muse's Dom Howard, and was released earlier this year along with a limited edition beet of the same name. (read more)
Metal vocalist supergroup The Three Tremors have shared "Bone Breaker," the first single from their forthcoming album and announced plans to hit the road next month to support the effort.
The group features featuring Tim "Ripper" Owens , Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin, and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" and their sophomore album, entitled "Guardians Of The Void", will be hitting stores on November 5th. (read more)
Enuff Z'nuff cofounder Donnie Vie has announced that they will be releasing a new single called "Party Time" on October 15th, followed by a solo career spanning box set on October 22nd.
We were sent the following details: The "Party Time" song and upcoming video both contain Chip Znuff, which has brought the two together for the first time working together in 8 years. Full details of everything included in the box set can be found below. Donnie Vie recently collaborated with Howard Stern on a recording of Howard's song Bang O Clock. (read more)
Audacy have announced that they have teamed up with Osiris Media to launch the Breaking Waves podcast on October 12th. We were sent the following details:
Season one will launch with Breaking Waves: Seattle, an oral history of the emergence and growth of grunge and alternative music in the city in the 80's and 90's -celebrating the 30th anniversary of the birth of the Seattle grunge scene. It will follow the chronological journey of the evolution of grunge and the bands that started it all - Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam. (read more)
The National Parks just released their new album, "A Mix For The End Of The World" and to celebrate we asked lead vocalist/guitarist Brady Parks to tell us about the new single "UFO". Here is the story:
It's starting to sound cliche, but we really are living in such weird times. Everything from the pandemic, to politics to UFO documents being released?? WHAT IS HAPPENING! It's like anything that can happen, will happen. This song (and our new album as a whole) was very much inspired by the world around us and what is going on in our lives. I think it can be so easy to get too caught up in the chaos, the fear, the uncertainty. It can leave us feeling burnt out and alone because of it all. (continue)