Day in Rock Report for 11/02/2021
Former Van Halen frontman Sammy Hagar says in an interview that there is no feud between him and the legendary band's original frontman David Lee Roth.
Hagar made the comments during an interview with Las Vegas radio station 96.3 KKLZ's The Mike & Carla Morning Show. He said, "[Roth] and I don't even have a feud. To be honest with you, I have no problem with Dave. (read more)
Ozzy Osbourne has confirmed that his forthcoming studio album will feature his longtime guitarist Zakk Wylde performing on every track of the record.
Osbourne made the confirmation during a chat with the Diary Of The Madmen - The Ultimate Ozzy Osbourne Podcast. He was asked "Does Zakk play all of the rhythm guitars on the new album?" (read more)
(hennemusic) Paul McCartney inducted the Foo Fighters were inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during the 36th annual event in Cleveland, OH on October 30.
The band were recognized as part of the Class of 2021 alongside fellow honorees in the performer category Tina Turner, Todd Rundgren, The Go-Go's, Carole King, Jay-Z; Musical Excellence award winners Randy Rhoads, Billy Preston and LL Cool J; Early Influence honorees Kraftwerk, Gil Scott Heron and Charley Pattonl and Ahmet Ertegun Award winner Sussex Records founder Clarence Avant. (read more)
Jason Aldean and Carrie Underwood's hit duet "If I Didn't Love You," has held on to the No. 1 spot a second consecutive week on both Mediabase/Country Aircheck Singles chart and Billboard's Country Airplay chart.
"This song wouldn't be what it is without Carrie, she took it to a whole different level," Aldean said. "Country radio has always been and will continue to be an important part of me getting to my fans and all their support doesn't go unnoticed." (read more)
(hennemusic) Randy Rhoads was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame during an October 30 ceremony at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse in Cleveland, OH.
The late Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne guitarist was recognized alongside Billy Preston and LL Cool J as one of three honorees of the Musical Excellence award, which is "given to artists, musicians, songwriters and producers whose originality and influence creating music have had a dramatic impact on music," according to the Rock Hall. (read more)
Set It Off have released a video for their brand new single "Skeleton," which comes from their forthcoming album, "Elsewhere" and have announced their Welcome To Elsewhere U.S. tour.
Vocalist Cody Carson had this to say about the new song, "it's so important to me that you know me for who I am, at my core, at my best and at my worst. (read more)
Vanilla Fudge legend Mark Stein is gearing up to release his debut solo album, "There's A Light" at the end of the month and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the single "We Are One". Here is the story:
Sidelined by the Covid 19 pandemic and unable to perform live with popular rock band, Vanilla Fudge, lead vocalist and keyboardist Mark Stein decided to put his down time to good use. He wanted to write and record songs about what was going on in America and the rest of the world. He saw social unrest, racial disparity, political division, violence, widespread sickness, and an entire world on the brink of an economic disaster due to the spread of a disease like no other. Yet, at the same time, Stein saw a great opportunity. (continue)
NWOBHM icons Saxon have released a video for their new single "Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)". The song is the title track to their forthcoming album, Carpe Diem", which is set to be released on February 4, 2022.
Frontman and co-founder Biff Byford had this to say about the song, "In Latin it means 'seize the day' and I think it's a great thing to say, it's what the Romans used to say to each other on a regular basis, apparently, never having met one, I wouldn't know! (read more)
Starsailor have announced that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of their debut album, "Love Is Here", with the release of an expanded Deluxe Edition of the record on December 10th.
The new deluxe edition will feature the original album with a bonus disc full of covers (songs by Bill Withers, Gram Parsons and Van Morrison); demos; session recordings; five brand-new, specially recorded 20th Anniversary Edition tracks; and newly written liner notes by the band. (read more)
The Ian Abel Band have released a lyric video for their new single, "Cerberus" and Ian has explained how the track has a special connection to guitar legend Eric Clapton.
Abel shared, "This song holds a special place in my heart. While tracking guitars at Splendor 2 in Los Angeles, one of the legendary producers there lent us a vintage Gibson SG to use for the leads and rhythm. I could tell when I played it that there was magic in the feel of it and the sound it was producing. (read more)
Superlove have released a music video for their brand new song, which is entitled "wanna luv u", and is now available across all streaming platforms.
Frontman Jacob had this to say about the song, "you can't properly always process your feelings straight away because the rush of it all is just messing up your head. (read more)
Blue October frontman Justin Furstenfeld has been cast in his first feature film as a villain in the action film Section Eight, alongside Dolph Lundgren, Mickey Rourke, Dermont Mulroney and Ryan Kwaten.
Directed by Christian Sesma with an original screenplay by Chad Law (The Hit List, Black Water), Section Eight is the story of a former soldier who, after avenging the murder of his family, is sprung from prison and recruited by a shadowy government agency. (read more)
The Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame welcomed ten new members into its ranks as the Classes of 2020 and 2021 were officially honored last night during NaSHOF's supersized 50th and 51st Anniversary Hall of Fame Gala.
The musical contributions of the newest inductees were celebrated through star-studded performances of some of their biggest songs for the capacity crowd at Nashville's Music City Center. (read more)
Paul Edelman and Jangling Sparrows just released their new album "Telecoaster" and to celebrate we asked Paul to tell us about the song "I Still Love Rock & Roll". Here is the story:
Part social commentary, part humor but there is a current through it that I'm very serious about. The gist of the song is this: "in these crazy times where people are allowed to skew reality anyway they want to bend to their views, rock and roll is still solid and reliable." (continue)