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Day in Rock Report for 10/13/2021

Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth made headlines recently when he declared that he is retiring from music and that his Las Vegas Residency concerts would be his last shows.

However, the outspoken vocalist has now shared an event poster via his Twitter account for the upcoming Vegas shows that declares "The Last Tour Unless It Isn't". (read more)

Rock icons Styx have announced that they will be launching a special Las Vegas residency to begin their 50th anniversary celebration and have recruited Heart legend Nancy Wilson to join them for the shows.

The residency will include five shows at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Resort Las Vegas and will be kicking off on January 28th, followed by shows on Jan 29th, February 2nd, 4th and 5th. (read more)

Shinedown have announced that they will be launching a North American headline tour early next year that will feature support from Pop Evil and Ayron Jones on select dates.

They will be kicking off the trek at the Warfield in San Francisco, Ca on January 26th, 2022 and will conclude the tour on February 27th in Montreal, QC at MTelus. (read more)

We are very pleased to premiere the music video for Lorne Behrman's brand new single "Oh Lord, Give Me Time", from his forthcoming debut solo EP, "When I Hit The Floor", which will be released this Friday, October 15th.

No stranger to the music scene, Lorne has played with The Dimestore Haloes, L.E.S. Stitches, The Dead Tricks and The Sweet Things, and he brings those varied dimensions and more to "When I Hit The Floor", but he also expands his musical palette with a song like "Oh Lord, Give Me Time." It is only fitting that he now delivers a visual to match the track and make it even more powerful.

A video about a suicidal main character that leaves you with a smile on your face? With the poignant video for "Oh Lord, Give Me Time", Lorne and director David J Barron manage to do just that, as they explore both extremes of the human condition with Brooklyn based film maker and playwright Denis Maguire playing a man contemplating suicide, but an act of human kindness from a child turns it all around in the end. (read more)

Superlove have released a music video for their new single "Save Yourselves". The clip was inspired by the John Carpenter cult classic "They Live".

Frontman Jacob Rice had this to say about the inspiration for track, "This song was just trying to express some frustration in feeling so overwhelmed by everything we watch, read online and see on TV." (read more)

Lizard Music have released their first new music in more than 25 years with their new album, "Arizone!," which was released digitally and on CD, with a 2 LP vinyl version to follow on December 10th.

The New Jersey-born rock quartet featuring Mikael Jorgensen, Chris Apple, Craig Smith, and Erik Paparozzi decided to take advantage of the pandemic lockdown and recorded the new effort. (read more)

Immortal Guardian have announced the initial dates for their upcoming Brovember Quaratour, a west coast trek that they will be launching next month in support of their concept album "Psychosomatic."

They will be kicking things off on November 5th at Pubrock Live in Scottsdale, AZ and have announced dates through November 12th in San Francisco, with the promise of more dates to still be announced. (read more)

Blondie have announced that they will be releasing their 3-track "Yuletide Throwdown" digitally on October 8th, followed by on 12" limited edition vinyl in both magenta and black, on November 5th.

FunHouse sent over the following details: The EP features the ultra-rare 80's Christmas-inspired track "Yuletide Throwdown," co-written and performed with Fab 5 Freddy, along with a new, exclusive remix of the song by Cut Chemist. (read more)

Patrick Droney has announced that he will be hitting the road early next year for his State Of The Heart Tour, which is set to visit 26 cities across the U.S. and Canada.

He will be kicking the tour off on February 11th at the Kessler in Dallas, TX and will wrap up the trek on April 1st at the Hollywood Theatre in Vancouver, BC. (read more)

Crossfaith have released a brand new single called "Feel Alive." The follows the release of their track, "Slave To Chaos", which they shared last month.

Frontman Kenta Koie had the following to say about the new track, "'Feel Alive' was the first song that we wrote since COVID-19 brought our world down into chaos. (read more)

Calling All Captains have released a music video for their new single "Laurel Canyon". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Slowly Getting Better," which will arrive on October 29th.

The group had this to say, "'Laurel Canyon' was the first song that we KNEW we were writing for this album. It kind of jump-started the creative process and bridged the gap between our writing style in 'Nothing Grows Here' and the styles you'll hear on 'Slowly Getting Better'. (read more)

Death Party Playground are releasing their new EP "The Good Years" this week (October 15th) and to celebrate we asked Kyle Taylor to tell us about the single "Upside Down". Here is the story:

How I wrote and Recorded 'Upside Down' While Everything Was Upside Down By Kyle Taylor - Upside Down is the third of six tracks from our new record The Good Years and it's the newest track from the selection. I wrote it during the first lockdown in Ontario. Though I hadn't intended to write a "lockdown" song, I guess the feeling in the air seeped into it anyway. Like most of my songs, the writing of Upside Down started with the opening guitar part and the fuzzy beginnings of the verse melody. By this point, I start to try some lyrics (continue)

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