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Day in Rock Report for 10/22/2021

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have inked a deal with Sony Pictures and Polygram Entertainment for a biopic about their relationship that is being written by Oscar nominee Lee Hall ("Billy Elliot"), according to Variety.

Sharon, who is Ozzy's wife and manager, said in the article, "Our relationship at times was often wild, insane and dangerous but it was our undying love that kept us together. we're thrilled to partner with Sony Pictures and Polygram to bring our story to the screen." (read more)

Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators have released a music video for their brand new song "The River Is Rising," the lead single from their forthcoming album.

The group's fourth studio album, appropriately entitled "4", is set to be released on February 11th. Slash had this to say about the new single, "There's two or three songs on the record that were written during the pandemic; everything else was written before. (read more)

Slipknot have announced that they will be presenting their very first livestream on November 5th when they take the stage at Knotfest Los Angeles at the Banc of California.

The performance will be streamed live and fans across the world that purchase tickets will be able to watch for up to 72 hours following the event. (read more)

System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian has tested positive for Covid-19, which has caused the band to postpone their concerts this weekend in Los Angeles until next February.

The shows at the Banc of California Stadium, which are scheduled to also feature Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles, have now been moved to February 4th and 5th of next year. The event photo shared via Facebook for the new shows only includes System Of A Down at press time. (read more)

Train have released a new Christmas song called "Mittens" to celebrate the news that frontman Pat Monahan is starring in a new Hallmark Channel original movie named after the band's 2015 Holiday album "Christmas In Tahoe".

Pat had this to say, "Ever since having made our Christmas album, Christmas in Tahoe, it's been a dream of mine to bring it to life on the screen. Hallmark has now made that dream a reality. (read more)

Blackmore's Night (Candice Night and Ritchie Blackmore) have announced a special expanded reissue of their Christmas album, "Winter Carols".

The new version will be released November 19th digitally and also as a special high-quality 2CD Digipak Edition. It has been remastered and will include four tracks that were previously unavailable in this format: "Here We Come A-Caroling", "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear", "O Little Town Of Bethlehem" and "Silent Night". (read more)

Every Time I Die have released a music video for their track "Thing With Feathers" to celebrate the release of their brand new stuido album "Radical."

The new video was directed by Brandon Dermer (White Reaper, Panic! At The Disco, Diplo) and it depicts the "disappearance of frontman Keith Buckley and an epic performance from the band among the Los Angeles skyline." (read more)

L.A. Guns have released a music video for their brand new single "Get Along". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Checkered Past", which will be hitting stores on November 12th.

We were sent the following details about the new album: Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, "The Devil You Know" and "The Missing Peace", while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they'll see that the tracklisting is divided up into 'sets' or 'suites', where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience. (read more)

Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes just released their new album, "Sticky", and to celebrate we asked co-founder Dean Richardson (who produced the album) to tell us about the track "Go Get A Tattoo". Here is the story:

Our lead single on our records always seems to fall out of nowhere in about 30 minutes. We can spend any length of time on a song, from a few hours to days and days over a long period. Just writing them. But I remember "Crowbar" coming together in no time, and then the same with "Tattoo." (continue)

Alice In Chains' Jerry Cantrell has released a brand new single called "Siren Song". The song is the final track shared before the release of his new solo album, "Brighten", next Friday, October 29th.

We were sent the following details: "Siren Song" begins with a soft, finger-picked acoustic guitar, as a lead into the heavy distorted sound that follows. Jerry's soaring vocals take listeners on an epic journey"She don't lie she walks on. A passerby in a dream. You feel as though it'll never die. In my dark you are the light. Funny how the feeling never goes. When I'm wrong you are the right. Carry the memory in my soul" (read more)

Hollywood Undead have teamed up with Grammy-winning electronic producer Imanbek for a brand-new single, "Runaway," and have shared a visualizer lyric video for the new track.

J3T had this to say about the song and the collaboration, "Working with Imanbek was a huge honor for the band. He's a visionary in every respect with the talent to match." (read more)

The Hellacopters have shared their brand new single "The Devil Stole The Beat From The Lord", which comes from their forthcoming studio album that will be released next spring.

The new track is the first offering under the band's new deal with Nuclear Blast Records, who have also made the band's classic album, "Grande Rock", available on digital music services for the first time. (read more)

Nightwish have announced that they have been forced to postpone some of their Human. :II: Nature. European Tour dates until next year and have revealed the 2021 dates that are still set to take place.

The band had this to say, "Dearest fans, we are happy to confirm the following European concert dates for 2021. These are the only shows for 2021. Due to various Covid restrictions, we have had to postpone the rest of the European tour dates to 2022 and we will announce the new dates as soon as possible. Hold on to your tickets! (read more)

Gov't Mule have shared their rendition of the Tom Waits' classic "Make It Rain". The song is the latest track from the band's forthcoming album "Heavy Loud Blues", which will arrive on November 12th.

Warren Haynes had this to say, "When recording the album, I had brought in this old Fender spring reverb unit that I wanted to use on my guitar sound. They can be pretty finicky. If the stage isn't solid, or somebody's jumping up and down, it reacts by making this crazy reverb vibration that comes through the amp." (read more)

ABBA have released their brand new single "Just A Notion". The song is the third single the legendary group has revealed from their forthcoming album, "Voyage", which will arrive on November 5th.

Bjorn Ulvaeus had this to say about the new track, "Wikipedia says this track was recorded in September 1978, which sounds about right. That puts it in between ABBA the Album and Voulez-Vous, and it would have been included in the latter had we not decided against it. Why did we decide against it? In hindsight, I don't have a clue. It's a good song with great vocals. I know that we played it to a publisher in France and a couple of other people we trusted and as far as I can remember they liked it very much. So it's a mystery and will remain a mystery. (read more)

We are pleased to premiere Kurt Deimer's brand new music video for his track "Burn Together" that features a special guest appearance from former Queensryche frontman Geoff Tate.

The track recently debuted at No. 3 most added on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Indicator chart and is the first taste of Deimer's forthcoming debut EP, "Work Hard Rock Hard." (read more)

Green Day have announced that they will be releasing their "The BBC Sessions" live album on December 10, 2021, marking the first time that these recordings have been mastered for official release.

The 16-track collection will include four of the band's performances captured at BBC's legendary Maida Vale Studios from 1994, 1996, 1998, and 2001. (read more)

(hennemusic) David Bowie's estate is launching two immersive pop-ups in New York and London next week as part of a year-long celebration marking the late singer's upcoming 75th birthday.

"Bowie 75" will see the pair of pop-ups open October 25 - 75 days before Bowie's birthday, January 8t - and they will remain open through late January 2022. (read more)

Westchester County, NY metalcore 4-piece As Within, So Without have just released a music video for their brand new single, "My Revelation".

They had this to say, '"My Revelation" is about breaking off a relationship in your life that has a negative effect on you. This song is very personal for most of us in this band as we were sort of dealing with similar situations whether with family or a significant other. (read more)

Claudia Combs Carty released her new album, "Phases" this week and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the song "Every Single Time". Here is the story:

"Every Single Time" is about being addicted to toxic love. "If I wasn't carrying this weight around for you, I could be loved by a good, good man." You can fight every day with some guy and get nowhere until you realize it's yourself that you're in a fight with. When I wrote this song, I was in the thick of it. The chorus I actually wrote years earlier. When I started writing the verses, a song I kept in mind for the feel of this one was the Joan Armatrading song, "The Weakness in Me." That's where I came up with the line, "You're always saying you're gonna leave her one day but something tells me that's not your plan," because I thought what's more toxic and completely trapping than being involved with a married man. (continue)

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