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Day in Rock Report for 10/09/2021

(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen is sharing video of his performance of "Sherry Darling" at Madison Square Garden as part of the forthcoming live album and film release of "The Legendary 1979 No Nukes Concerts."

Featured during a benefit concert series organized by MUSE (Musicians United for Safe Energy), the tune - which Springsteen debuted live only two months earlier in Nashville, TN - is one of two then-previously-unreleased songs included in the 2021 packages that wouldn't see their official studio release for another year on "The River", alongside its title track. (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch have postponed the final three shows of the current leg of their fall US tour after the band revealed that members of the band's "touring camp" tested positive for COVID-19.

"Although we followed every available protocol and precaution, Covid has made its way into the Clutch touring camp," shared the group on social media. "The bad news is we are postponing our next 3 shows, but the good news is we already have the rescheduled dates, so hold onto your tickets as they will be honored for these rescheduled dates in 2022." (read more)

(hennemusic) Nirvana are streaming audio of an unreleased live version of "Lithium" as a preview to its inclusion on the forthcoming expanded reissue of their 1991 classic, "Nevermind."

The band were captured in concert at The Palace in the Melbourne suburb of St. Kilda on February 1, 1992 for radio station Triple J; their 17-song set is one of four shows included in the 2021 Super Deluxe Edition, alongside performances in California, Tokyo, and audio and video of an Amsterdam set presented alongside a remastered version of the studio record from the original half-inch stereo analog tapes. (read more)

King 810 announced on Friday (October 8th) that they have decided to pull the plug on their current U.S. tour following Saturday's concert in Lubbock.

The band explained, "With the ongoing uncertainty of new covid restrictions King 810 have decided they will not be moving forward with the US shows. We will be in Dallas Ft Worth tonite at the Rail Club in Lubbock, Sat the 9th @ Jakes Sports Bar before heading home. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen revisit their iconic performance at Live Aid in the latest episode of their weekly series The Greatest. On July 13, 1985, many of the world's biggest music stars came together in London and Philadelphia to stage a global charity concert - organized by Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof and Ultravox frotnman Midge Ure - to raise awareness and money for a devastating famine in Ethiopia.

In just 21 minutes, in front of a worldwide audience of 1.9 billion people, Queen delivered what has since been widely regarded as the greatest live gig of all time. "We did have an unfair advantage, we had done football stadiums," recalls Brian May. "Freddie, particularly, learned this magical way of involving everybody in a huge football stadium, he could make everybody feel that they were in contact." (read more)

The Bronx have teamed up with Every Time I Die's Jordan Buckley for a limited-edition 7-inch of "High Five," as well as an exclusive collection of merch items featuring Buckley's art for the single.

"We have known Jordan for almost 20 years now," explains The Bronx frontman Matt Caughthran. "His band, Every Time I Die, and The Bronx came up together and we are both kicking maximum ass all over the world. (read more)

Chase Rice has released his brand new single, "If I Were Rock & Roll," which was produced by Jay Joyce and is the first major song that Chase has written independently.

He had this to say, "As I sat down to write this song at my dining room table, with nothing but a guitar and the line 'If I Were Jesus,' inspired by Bruce Springsteen's 'If I Was the Priest,' I wanted to incorporate all of the things that have been such a huge influence in my life into the lyrics. (read more)

NYC's glam revivalist Brion Starr is gearing up to release his Tony Visconti (David Bowie, T. Rex, Sparks) produced album "A Night To Remember" next month and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the lead single "Morning Light". Here is the story:

Morning Light was the first song written for this album. It was written at a rather dark period for me where I was experimenting with a lot of drugs and not sleeping much as a result. It got to the point where it was no longer fun and I started to despise the people around me and going out all together. (continue)

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