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Day in Rock Report for 10/19/2021

(hennemusic) Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have shared an online preview to the October 22 release of their new single, "The River Is Rising."

"This was the first time that we actually did all the guitars, bass, and drums live at the same time, and kept all those tracks," Slash explains on social media, accompanied by footage from the studio and what appears to be a clip from the video for the single. "We also did the vocals live as well. So, the record just sounds like the band playing the songs we came in with, but it's us playing in the moment. And that's what we were going for." (read more)

Reel Art Press have shared the official trailer for Ross Halfin's new book "Metallica: The Black Album In Black and White", which celebrates the 30th anniversary of the iconic album with previously unpublished photographs.

The new book was published today (October 19th) and includes introductions by Halfin, Metallica's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and Robert Trujillo. (read more)

Garth Brooks has announced that he will be getting intimate with fans with two special back to back concerts at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville next month.

The shows billed as "Just Garth, The Ryman and You" are said to give fans an intimate setting to hear Garth perform and share the stories behind the songs his career. (read more)

Jane's Addiction's Dave Navarro and Billy Idol's Billy Morrison have announced the return of their all-star benefit concert Above Ground, which will be taking place at the at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, CA on December 20th.

The special event will also feature Billy Idol, Perry Farrell, Etty Lau Farrell, Corey Taylor, Taylor Hawkins, Mark McGrath, Steve Stevens, Franky Perez and others TBA in the coming weeks. (read more)

Todd Rundgren has released a lyric video for his brand new collaboration with The Roots called "Godiva Girl". That track will be included on Todd's forthcoming album.

The new album will be entitled "Space Forces" and apart from The Roots, it will also feature collaborations with Weezer's Rivers Cuomo, Sparks, hip hop artist Narcy and others. It is expected to be released next year. (read more)

Country star Travis Tritt has announced that he has canceled some upcoming concerts due to his new policy of not performing at venues that require proof of COVID vaccination, mask mandates, or testing.

Due to this policy, Tritt has canceled his planned shows in Muncie, Indiana on Oct. 23, Philadelphia, Mississippi on November 6, Peoria, Illinois on Nov 11 and Louisville, Kentucky on Nov. 13. (read more)

In Flames have announced that they will be reissuing their classic albums and EPs from 1994-2008 that were previously unavailable and out-of-print on CD, on November 26th.

Nuclear Blast will be re-issuing the following titles on CD: "Lunar Strain + Subterranean" EP, "The Jester Race + Black-Ash Inheritance" EP, "Whoracle," "Colony," "Clayman," "Reroute to Remain," "Soundtrack To Your Escape," "Come Clarity," "A Sense of Purpose," "The Tokyo Showdown" (Live Album)," and "Used & Abused: In Live We Trust" (Live Album). (read more)

Sepultura have announced that they have rescheduled their UK and European Quadra Tour featuring Crowbar and Sacred Reich to next year due to uncertainty created by "ever-changing rules" between European countries due to Covid restrictions.

Andreas Kisser had this to say, "It's really hard to postpone another tour once again, due to the Covid-19 restrictions. We are forced to do this to make sure everyone is safe to enjoy the concerts. (read more)

(hennemusic) Clutch are sharing a social media update on their plans to record new music. "New album begins today," wrote the band on October 15 as part of an Instagram repost of some fan-filmed footage from a recent show. "Stay tuned!"

Earlier this month, the Maryland outfit postponed the final three shows of a fall leg of their 30 Years of Rock & Roll US Tour after revealing that members of the band's "touring camp" tested positive for COVID-19. (read more)

Killswitch Engage offshoot Times Of Grace have shared a virtual performance video for their song "The Burden Of Belief", which is a track on their recently released sophomore album "Songs Of Loss and Separation".

Jesse Leach had this to say, "'Burden' was one of the songs we originally thought really represented our newer album's sound overall. I could also always hear it like an acoustic song in my head, similar to 'The Forgotten One.' (read more)

A special metal lineup for this coming Halloween weekend with classic concerts, documentaries, profiles and more will taking over AXS TV's airwaves beginning at 12 p.m. ET/9 a.m. PT on October 30th.

The network sent over the following details: Prior to the Heavy Metal Halloween event, two of the men responsible for some of Metal's most iconic costumes and makeup sit down with Dan Rather in a pair of The Big Interview episodes starting at 10 a.m. ET, featuring KISS cofounders "The Starchild" Paul Stanley and "The Demon" Gene Simmons. (read more)

American Teeth (Elijah Noll) has shared a brand new track "Kickflip," to celebrate the news that his debut album, "We Should Be Having Fun", will be released by Fearless Records on October 29th.

He had this to say about the track, "'Kickflip' gives me energy and also makes me want to cry. That is the energy I had when [producer] Colin [Brittain] and I were making the track." (read more)

Johnny Marr has announced that he will be releasing a 16-track double album, entitled 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4', via BMG on February 25th 2022. We were sent the following details:

'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4' is the first full album of all-new Johnny Marr music since 2018's acclaimed UK Top Ten release, 'Call The Comet'. Preceded by opening track 'Spirit, Power and Soul', the album's electro-soul M.O. playlisted by BBC Radio 6 Music and BBC Radio 2, described as "an exercise in progressive creative ambition" by DIY, "invigorating" by Uncut and with "defiance in its DNA" by CLASH - 'Fever Dreams Pts 1-4' is divided into four chapters. All 16 songs make up a fantastically expansive work with a deliberate beginning and end. (read more)

Rock icons Ten Years After have announced a special free online event later this week that will feature a previously recorded performance and a live Q&A with the band. Chipster sent over the following details:

The band recorded a live set in London during the lockdown and it now being brought to you as a free event from Deko Entertainment and Volume.com. (read more)

Former Grim Northern Social and Apollo 440 frontman Ewan MacFarlane has premiered a music video for his brand new single "Vindicated".

The song is the third track revealed from his forthcoming debut solo album, "Always Everlong," which is set to be released on October 29th. Ewan had this to say about the single, "It's about putting your 2 fingers up to the ones judging you, as they are the ones that need to step back and reflect on their own values. (read more)

(hennemusic) Jack White has teamed up with the Call Of Duty franchise for the release of his brand new single "Taking Me Back", which is his first new solo music in nearly four years.

Produced by White at his own Third Man Studios in Nashville, TN, the tune - which features the rocker on all instruments and vocals - can be heard in the trailer for Activision's upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard alongside footage from the video game in the newly premiered lyric video for the song. (read more)

(hennemusic) Oasis are streaming video of a performance of their 1995 classic, "Some Might Say", from the forthcoming home release of their concert film, "Knebworth 1996."

The lead single from "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" is the latest preview to the November 19 project following its worldwide screening in cinemas last month; directed by Jake Scott, the documentary captures the band in concert over a pair of summertime concerts at the UK venue where Oasis performed before 125,000 fans each night. (read more)

(hennemusic) Neil Young And Crazy Horse are streaming their new single, "Song Of The Seasons", from the iconic group's newly-announced forthcoming studio album, "Barn."

"Written about a year ago in Canada, it's the oldest song on 'Barn'," shared the rocker on his Neil Young Archives site. "There was a recording of the song in my hometown that is the earliest. This is the first one with Crazy Horse! It starts the album." (read more)

(hennemusic) The Triumph documentary, "Rock & Roll Machine", will see its US premiere at the Philadelphia International Film Festival on Saturday, October 23rd. The Philadelphia screenings follow the documentary's world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) last month.

Produced by Banger Films, the feature details the story of one of Canada's biggest rock acts of the 1980s - from their humble beginnings as staples of the Toronto club circuit in the mid-'70s to selling out arenas and stadiums all across North America with their legendary live shows. (read more)

Jim Waneka recently released his powerful new single "A Different Man" honoring service members and to celebrate we asked him to share the inspiration behind the track. Here is the story:

A Different Man came in an early Sunday morning dream on July 19th, 2020. It was a very powerful dream with a melody and words all flowing through me in a matter of a few minutes. Without picking up my guitar I knew what the song sounded like and how it would be arranged. I believe it was brought to me through the spirit of my uncle, Claude Starkey, who served as a Marine paratrooper during World War II. He had been shot seven times prior to losing his hand while on patrol on the island of Bougainville. The song is also about my cousin Dick, who came back from Vietnam a different man. (continue)

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