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Day in Rock Report for 10/14/2021

(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar and The Circle rock the 1986 Van Halen classic, "Good Enough", in a preview from a livestream concert from the Red Rocker's recent Birthday Bash shows.

The October 9 livestream - available now via nugs.net - marked the second year in a row that Hagar held the series on California's Catalina Island due to the pandemic; the singer traditionally hosts the annual series at his club in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones performed their 1967 rarity, "Connection", during an October 9 show in Nashville, TN and video of the performance has been shared online.

"Great to be back," Keith Richards told the crowd at the city's Nissan Stadium before launching into the tune. "It's great to be anywhere. Here, blessings on us all. Gold rings on all of us. I'm going to start off on something I haven't done in years. This should be fun." (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin are streaming video of a 1970 Royal Albert Hall performance of their cover of the 1967 track, "Dazed And Confused." The epic, 15-minute version of the tune was captured during a January 9, 1970 appearance at the iconic London venue as part of Led Zeppelin's brief UK tour in support of their second album; film from the London event was included on the group's self-titled 2003 DVD package.

"Every member of the band was nervous and for good reason. We had played the Albert Hall previously on the Pop Proms, but today in 1970 we were to headline our own show at the most prestigious venue at that time," shared Jimmy Page on social media in sync with the concert's 50th anniversary in 2020. "During the previous year, we had been putting in a lot of time in America and recorded the second album, released on 22nd October 1969. It was going to be a critical test of our ability; not only to our fans, but to the press and our families and all in attendance that evening. That evening I met Charlotte, my daughter Scarlet's mother." (read more)

(hennemusic) Deep Purple have released a video for their version of the 1966 Arthur Lee and Love track, "7 and 7 Is", the lead single from their forthcoming album "Turning To Crime."

The project came about as a result of the Covid pandemic, as the band were forced to cancel all planned activities after the release of 2020's "Whoosh!"; spending their time in isolation without being able to play together in person, an idea came up the group had actually been playing with for years: making a record packed with songs written and originally performed by other artists." (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing pro-shot video of their performance of the 2003 tune, "Frantic", from an October 8 performance at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, CA.

The footage captures the 2021 live debut of the opening track from "St. Anger" and the first time in nearly 10 years that the song was played in the US, which took place during the first of two appearances by the band at the four-day event, which they also closed out on October 10 and featured a lineup that included Anthrax, Volbeat, The Offspring and more. (read more)

Alcatrazz have shared a music video their epic new single "Grace Of God." The track comes from the band's forthcoming full-length studio album, "V," which will be released on October 15th.

Frontman Doogie White had this to say, "I love 'Grace Of God,'" it is a cracking tune with lots of intricate vocal parts; I love what everybody in the band has done on it, it has great energy and drive... It's just magic! (read more)

Foxy Shazam have released a new song called "I'm In Love" along with a vignette. The track comes from their forthcoming album, "The Heart Behead You".

The band explained the unusual name for the record, "The title of the album 'The Heart Behead You' is our way of saying let your heart be the guide. (read more)

Blood Red Throne have released a music video for their new track "Transparent Existence" to celebrate the release of their new studio album, "Imperial Congregation".

Guitarist Daniel Olaisen had this to say about the new record, "This time around we've made something new and fresh in our sound. We felt it from the very first song that was written; this will take us to a whole different level in terms of arrangements, riffs, vocals... everything. We are super-excited to share this with our fans, and in cooperation with the greatest label ever." (read more)

Walker Hayes has released a brand new music video for his single "Fancy Like" featuring Kesha, which was filmed in Los Angeles and directed by Rehman Ali.

Hayes had this to say about the track and video, "This song came out of a conversation about the misconceptions that celebrities or artists live a lavish lifestyle, and it's important for folks to know that's not necessarily true. (read more)

All Systems Go recently released their brand new single "No One Does Homecoming Like Us" and to celebrate we asked Matt Pezza to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

I started writing the lyrics to Homecoming in January of 2021. I didn't have any structure to what would become the verses and choruses to start; at this point in time it was simply about being bored with living at home. About a month later, I completed the rest of the lyrics in one night. Someone posted in our Delran Class of 2013 Facebook group about how our 10-year reunion was in two years and how they "couldn't believe how successful all of [us] had become!". (continue)

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