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Day in Rock Report for 11/04/2021

(hennemusic) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss are sharing a cover of the 1965 Bert Jansch tune, "It Don't Bother Me", as the final preview to their forthcoming album, "Raise The Roof", ahead of its release on November 19.

Krauss created a new arrangement of the title track to the Scottish folk musician's second album for her second set with Plant, which was produced by T-Bone Burnett and marks the follow-up to the pair's Grammy Award-winning 2007 record, "Raising Sand." (read more)

(hennemusic) U2 are streaming a new single, "Your Song Saved My Life", from the upcoming animated film, "Sing 2." The band previewed the song earlier this week when they joined viral video site TikTok with their @u2 account.

Premiering in the US on December 22, the sequel to the 2016 smash features the returning ensemble of animal characters voiced by Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Nick Kroll, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Offerman and director Garth Jennings, and sees the addition of Halsey, Pharrell Williams and, among others, Bono - who makes his animated film debut as the reluctant and reclusive rock-legend lion, Clay Calloway. (read more)

Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has shared a video for the debut live performance of his solo single "Long Way", a track from his forthcoming album "Earthling".

The video is from Eddie's performance of the song for the first time live during his headline set at the Ohana Festival that took place in Dana Point, Ca back in September. (read more)

Scorpions have released a brand-new single called "Peacemaker". The track comes from the band's forthcoming album, "Rock Believer", which is set to hit stores on February 25, 2022.

Frontman Klaus Meine had this to say, "The first thing that came to my mind was the hook line. 'Peacemaker, peacemaker / Bury the undertaker.' I was just playing around with those words. (read more)

Black Label Society have released a music video for their new single "End of Days". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Doom Crew Inc," which is set to hit stores on November 26th.

The video's director Justin H. Reich had this to say, "If there is one thing that Zakk loves, it is comedy. More specifically, classic comedy (ala Mel Brooks, etc.) (read more)

Organizers have announced that Pearl Jam, Imagine Dragons, A$AP Rocky and David Guetta will be the headline acts for the fourth edition of Lollapalooza Paris.

The annual French edition of the music festival is scheduled to take place on July 16th and 17th of next year at the at Hippodrome De Longchamp in Paris, France. (read more)

The Tragically Hip have released a music video for the song "Not Necessary," a track from their album, Saskadelphia, which went to #1 in Canada. We were sent the following details:

A Revolver Films production, starring actress Emily Hampshire ("Schitt's Creek," "Chapelwaite"), directed by Sara Basso, and produced by Emily Smillie, the music video lands as a prequel to the compelling visuals for lead single "Ouch." Inspired by "Something Wild," "Thelma and Louise," and "Run Lola Run," the video is in part a love letter to the period marking the band's sophomore album, Road Apples (1991), and drops ahead of the next wave of new material from this storied period in the band's history. (read more)

The Coyote is gearing up to release a brand new EP ,"Bad Killer", on December 3rd and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the lead single "Stranger Danger". Here is the story:

In September of 2015, I left San Diego (CA) and moved to a remote vineyard in Oregon, following a curiosity about wine-making and a yearning for a place to write with total freedom - of time, obligations, and, most importantly, any audience. There, I spent a year among the vines and the firs, writing a narrative and corresponding musical score intended for a stage production, specifically a ballet. With Covid-19, that direction changed but what nonetheless came out of the past six years were 63 songs. Of those songs, eight were selected and meticulously re-worked to be included in the upcoming "Bad Killer" EP and the song "Stranger Danger" is the first to be released. (continue)

New Found Glory have released a music video for their new single "Somber Christmas", which is the first release from their forthcoming holiday album, "December's Here".

The Christmas album will be released on December 3rd and will include eleven original songs. Chad Gilbert had this to say about the first single, "'Somber Christmas' is about having a better Christmas this year than last. (read more)

alt-J have premiered an animated video for their brand new track "Get Better." The song comes from their forthcoming album, "The Dream," which will arrive on February 11th of next year.

The new animated video was created by Hamburg-based award-winning pixel artist Stefanie Grunwald. Frontman Joe Newman had this to say about the new track, "'Get Better' is the union of two songs. (read more)

Epica have released a new over 13 minutes long video of a performance of 'Kingdom Of Heaven Pt 3" from their forthcoming live package "Omega Alive," which is set to be released on December 3rd.

Coen Janssen had this to say, "The whole 3rd act was built around the 'Kingdom of Heaven' songs. The 3rd part (from the Omega album) just had to be played, so we came up with 'Elysia', the kingdom somewhere in the sky... A new decor resembling a throne room and a massive chandelier with acrobats in it set the tone for this song. (read more)

(hennemusic) Modern Drummer is honoring the legacy of Rush icon Neal Peart with a Neil Peart Spirit Of Drumming Scholarship. Peart passed away in January of 2020 at the age of 67 after a three-and-a-half year battle with Glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer.

In memory of Neil, with the support of his family, Modern Drummer will present an up-and-coming drummer with the annual scholarship - originally announced at the 2020 Modern Drummer Festival by Carrie Nuttall-Peart - which provides the recipient with 52 weeks of free drum lessons from world-class drum instructor Dom Famularo, along with a 1 year subscription to Modern Drummer All Access, plus a selection of classic Rush album releases. (read more)

Carl Palmer is finally kicking off his ELP Legacy Tour, his first shows since 2019, after the dates were originally postponed due to Covid-19 concerns.

The tour kicks off Wednesday (November 3rd) in Warrendale, PA at Jergels with some dates still to be announced, the tour is expected to wrap up just before Thanksgiving. (read more)

Paul McCartney and Third Man Records have released McCartney/333, a mini-documentary detailing the vinyl pressing process for the limited "333 Edition" version of McCartney's acclaimed 2020 solo album McCartney III.

The documentary specifically illuminates the process by which vinyl copies of 1970's McCartney and 1980's McCartney II were broken down and reformed into 333 limited-edition copies of McCartney III at Third Man Pressing. (read more)

Touche Amore have announced that they will be hitting the road next March to launch a North American headline tour in support of their latest "Lament".

The trek will be Touche Amore's first headline tour since 2019 and will feature support from Vein.fm and Dogleg for the full trek and Thirdface joining from March 4-15 and Foxtails opening from March 16-Apr 12. (read more)

Angels & Airwaves (AVA) are extending their sold-out "Lifeforms" tour for an additional night by teaming up with Supersphere and streaming and ticketing platform Eluvio LIVE for a rare streaming concert on Tuesday, November 9, at 6 PM Pacific. Presented by Supersphere, the show will feature the Tom DeLonge fronted band performing material off their recently released album "Lifeforms" as well as favorites from their six album catalog.

More than just a show stream, this is a digital experience from a future-forward band that helps establish a new way for artists and creators to manage, distribute and monetize content on the blockchain. Each digital concert ticket will also include an exclusive NFT, which will serve as an ongoing point of connection between the bands and fans and serve as a gateway for potential future drops. In turn, this will set a precedent for artists and creators to manage, distribute, and monetize content on the blockchain. (read more)

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