Day in Rock Report for 10/24/2021
Slash revealed in a new interview that Guns N' Roses have yet to start working on brand new music, despite recently releasing reworked versions of two "Chinese Democracy" era songs, "Hard Skool" and "Absurd".
Audacy's Remy Maxwell spoke with Slash about his forthcoming new Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators album, "4", and a supporting North American tour. (read more)
(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin are streaming video of their 1969 classic, "Ramble On", from their 2007 reunion show in London. The iconic band delivered the debut performance of the full version of the track from "Led Zeppelin II" at London's O2 Arena on December 10, 2007, when they headlined a tribute event for friend and Atlantic Records founder Ahmet Ertegun.
Released in 2012 as "Celebration Day", the rare live appearance - which featured Jason Bonham behind the drums in place of his late father John - saw 20 million people apply for tickets through a worldwide lottery to the band's first headline show in 27 years, which took place before 18,000 ticket holders at the London venue. (read more)
(hennemusic) KISS are streaming the original Paul Stanley demo of their 1976 classic, "Detroit Rock City", as the latest preview to the forthcoming 45th anniversary reissues of their fourth album, "Destroyer."
The record's opening track was issued as the fourth single from the project, which delivered their first US Top 20 album when it peaked at No. 11 on the Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 2 million copies in the region. (read more)
Jay & The Americans vocalist Jay Black died late Friday night (October 22) at the age of 82 of complications from pneumonia, it was announced Saturday by his family. During his final years, Black suffered from dementia.
Scoop Marketing shared the following: Black's smooth operatic voice, created pop radio magic for the group with a string of hits in the 1960's - - "Only In America," "Come A Little Bit Closer," "Cara Mia," "This Magic Moment," and "Walkin' In The Rain." His magnificent vocal range on "Cara Mia" led to his fans calling him "The Voice." The group made countless television appearances during that time including pop radio shows "Hullaballoo" and "Where The Action Is," and countless talk and variety shows including 'The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson,' 'The Mike Douglas Show,' and 'The Merv Griffin Show.' The group had 21 charting hits and opened for The Beatles at their first US concert in 1964. (read more)
John 5 has announced that he has decided to pull out of the upcoming U.S. tour with Yngwie Malmsteen, Images Of Eden and Sunlord, due to health concerns.
He shared a photo statement via Instagram with the following caption, "Very disappointed I won't be joining one of my all time heroes on tour. See you all as possible! - All meet and greets purchases will be refunded Monday." (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen revisit their work on the "Highlander" soundtrack on the latest episode of the weekly video series The Greatest. Following the success of their first soundtrack album, "Flash Gordon", Queen were offered a variety of film projects but nothing captured their interest until 1986 when director Russell Mulcahy made a tentative approach with his new fantasy movie project, "Highlander", to see if the band could be tempted...
"When it came to doing 'Highlander', I thought to myself, the film needs not only a big orchestration score, but it needs a big rock score," recalls Mulcahy. "I had twenty minutes of the film cut together, and I brought them in, and I didn't know how they were going to react. I only wanted them to do one song in the film. They saw the footage and they said 'we'll do five songs'." (read more)
Sixx:A.M. have shared a lyric video for their brand new coming of age song "Waiting All My Life", which is featured on their just release "SIXX:A.M." Hits album.
Their camp describes the track as "a coming of age story about falling in love, with love representing the next great adventure. The song captures the moment of impact, after you've been anticipating this life-changing transformation." (read more)
Iron Maiden founder Steve Harris' side band British Lion have announced that they will be launching UK headline tour of clubs and pubs next month.
The "Winter Tour" is set to kick off at The Crown in Hornchurch on November 18th and will wrap up on December 8th in Colchester at the Arts Centre. (read more)
Beatles legend Ringo Starr has released a music video for his take on the classic "Rock Around the Clock," which features Eagles icon Joe Walsh and comes from Starr's latest EP, "Change The World."
Ringo shared why the song is so personally significant to him, "Yes let's rock! This track takes me back - rock and roll memories from when I was about to turn 15. (read more)
Circa Survive have released a visualizer video for their song "Sleep Well" that was created by their longtime collaborator, Esao Andrews. The track comes from their just released EP, "A Dream About Love".
The EP was produced by Will Yip (Turnstile, Quicksand, Turnover), and is the group's first new music project since the release of their 2017 album, "The Amulet". (read more)
Shallow Side have released a cover of the classic Kenny Loggins hit "Danger Zone", which was a big hit for Loggins back in 1986 from the Top Gun movie soundtrack.
"Danger Zone" is the third and final cover song that Shallow Side recorded during the pandemic at Instamix Studios in Iowa, joining the previously released takes on Foreigner's "Juke Box Hero" and Journey's "Separate Ways (Worlds Apart). (read more)
(hennemusic) Whitesnake are sharing an upgraded 2021 HD video version of "Don't Fade Away", a track from the forthcoming expanded 25th anniversary reissue of their 1997 album, "Restless Heart."
Due October 29, the reissues are led by a 4CD/DVD Super Deluxe Edition, which features newly-remastered and remixed versions of the original album, along with unreleased demos and studio outtakes. The DVD includes music videos and a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the album with new interviews from David Coverdale, while the set comes with a hardbound book filled with rare and unseen photos from the era. (read more)
Paramore's Zac Farro has released a brand new Halfnoise single called "Last Day On Earth", which is the final track that he will reveal from his forthcoming "Motif" album before it hits stores on November 5th.
The drummer and producer, who is releasing the album under the Halfnoise moniker, had this to say about the new song, "a dreamy, Mind Games-esque anthem combining the whole cast of instrumental characters in a rapturous, romantic crescendo as the two lovers fantasize about their relationship in apocalyptic metaphor. (read more)
Red Sun Rising offshoot The Violent have shared video footage of their very first live performance, which was a special SiriusXM Octane Accelerator Virtual Concert.
We were sent this background on the band: At the end of 2019, Red Sun Rising announced an indefinite hiatus as its members pursued other opportunities. (read more)
Depeche Mode frontman Dave Gahan and his long time musical partner Soulsavers (Rich Machin) have released their new track "The Dark End Of The Street".
Their cover of the classic track is as the latest song that has been revealed from their forthcoming album "Imposter," which is set to be released on November 12th. (read more)
Australian rockers Void Of Vision have released a music video for their new track "Vampyr". The song comes from their just released new eP "Chronicles I: Lust".
Vocalist Jack Bergin had this to say about the inspiration for the track, "We are all a part of the mission to fight against the inappropriate behavior in the Australian music industry, every one of us. (read more)
BRIT Award winner Tom Walker has released a Anastasia Delmark directed video for his new collaboration with Australian rapper Masked Wolf called "Something Beautiful".
Tom had this to say about the new clip that was filmed in Los Angeles, "After the past two years being stuck at home, it was amazing to get the chance to go to LA to shoot this video with Masked Wolf. (read more)
Epiphone has released the B.B. King signature guitar, a perfect replica of his Lucille, to pay homage to the legendary career of one of music's greatest pioneers.
Based on the famously named guitars of blues legend B.B. King, the Epiphone B.B. King Lucille in Ebony was inspired by the various Gibson ES models he played over the years--all of which were named Lucille. (read more)
Australian thrash project Militaria have released a music video for the song "Devastation Obsession" that features Andrew Knappstein (Wartooth) on vocals and James Benson (Mason) on lead guitar.
The track comes from the Chalky Hill project's debut album, "Remains With Pain," a concept record about the Vietnam War that features a number of special guests. (read more)
Magnum have announced that they will be releasing their new album, "The Monster Roars" on January 14, 2022 and have revealed dates for a major tour of Europe next spring.
We were sent the following details: But there will be new music from the band this year: guitarist Tony Clarkin, singer Bob Catley and their comrades in arms Rick Benton (keyboards), Dennis Ward (bass) and Lee Morris (drums) have already announced a couple of singles (read more)