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Day in Rock Report for 11/05/2021

Ozzy Osbourne has released a brand new video for his classic hit "Flying High Again" that was created using photos from Ross Halfin's newly released Randy Rhoads book.

The video was shared to celebrate that brand new expanded 40th anniversary of "Diary Of A Madman" album that features live versions of "Believer" and "Flying High Again". (read more)

Deep Purple have premiered a music video for their brand new cover of the Fleetwood Mac classic "Oh Well", which comes from their forthcoming album, "Turning To Crime".

The new record, the band's first entire album to feature songs that were not written by them, was produced by Bob Ezrin and is set to hit stores on November 26th. (read more)

Simple Plan have returned with their first new music in two years with a new single called "The Antidote," which is a precursor to the band's brand new album that they will be releasing next year,.

They had this to say, "We're so excited to finally release 'The Antidote,' the first single off our upcoming sixth album! The song is a throwback to our classic Simple Plan sound, but with a modern twist. (read more)

Thomas Rhett has shared a lyric video for his brand new single "Slow Down Summer", which is billed as the first taste of his forthcoming sixth studio album.

Rhett's new album, entitled "Where We Started", will be released early next year. He had this to say about the new song, "I wrote this song from the point of view of two people who are in love during senior year of high school. (read more)

Mercury Studios have digitally released Emer Reynolds' documentary about the late Thin Lizzy legend Phil Lynott, entitled "Songs For While I'm Away." We were sent the following details:

Told through interviews with Thin Lizzy band members, colleagues, family members, and anecdotes from the man himself, Songs For While I'm Away paints the picture of Lynott's journey from young black boy living in 1950's working class Dublin to Ireland's premiere rock star. The film focuses on some of his iconic songs, from the initial success of "Whiskey In The Jar", to mid-1970s hits "Jailbreak," "Waiting For An Alibi," and of course "The Boys Are Back In Town," which hit #1 in Ireland, #10 in the UK, and became a hit in the US and Canada, rocketing Thin Lizzy into international superstardom. As a songwriter and poet, Lynott infused his roots into these songs, creating narratives that fans the world over could relate to. (read more)

Austin, Texas rockers Cowboy Diplomacy just release their new single "Easier When I'm Stoned," and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"Easier When I'm Stoned" was written back in 2019 on lead singer and songwriter Ian Cochran's couch when he was living with the Cowboy Diplomacy band members. "We called our apartment the 'Rat Trap' at the time because there were so many of them," says Ian. "We certainly were not in the best living quarters and things were not as awesome as we had hoped for them to be. But we had a roof over our head and we were grateful. As I was sitting on the couch one night, I was having some tequila, and the tequila started to make me feel happier about where I was. All of a sudden things felt fine and a little bit easier. That's when the idea for the song started to surface." (continue)

Journey guitarist Neal Schon took to his official Facebook account to issue a warning to fans about an online imposter using a fake account to allegedly scam fans.

Schon wrote, "I've been very busy working and trying to heal from the pain from loss of Herbie Herbert and there is a low life imposter acting like they are me asking you to write me privately." (read more)

Steppenwolf have announced that they will be releasing a new 8-disc box set entitled "Magic Carpet Ride: The Dunhill / ABC Years (1967-1971)" on December 3rd.

The set will include newly remastered versions albums that they band released under Dunhill/ABC label between 1967 through 1971 "Steppenwolf", "The Second", "At Your Birthday Party", "Early Steppenwolf", "Monster", "Steppenwolf Live", "Steppenwolf 7" And "For Ladies Only". (read more)

Blind Guardian have revealed that they will be releasing a brand new single called "Deliver Us From Evil" on December 3rd, and they expect to release their forthcoming album next September.

They will be releasing the single digitally, and as a special 7" vinyl that will feature their 2020 release "Merry Xmas Everybody" as the b-side, and also as a Digipak CD that will include the previously released 'Violent Shadows' - WWW live performance. (read more)

Stabbing Westward have shared a new single called "I Am Nothing". The song comes from the band's first new album in 20 years, "Chasing Ghosts", which will hit stores on March 18th.

The album was produced by John Fryer (Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, 4AD, Cocteau Twins and Love and Rockets) will include brand-new songs along with re-workings of the band's 2020 reunion EP "Dead And Gone". (read more)

Slipknot have released their first new song in two years. The track is called "The Chapeltown Rag", and they will also be performing the live debut of the track during their very first livestream, which is happening tonight (November 5th) live from Knotfest Los Angeles.

The band recording the track while working on their forthcoming album. Frontman Corey Taylor had this to say, "It's a punisher man. It's classic Slipknot. And it's frenetic." (read more)

Acclaimed multi-instrumentalist and Jason Halogen (The Luxury and The Halogens) just released his debut solo album, "Disasterpiece Theatre" and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Ruxpin in the Attic". Here is the story:

Ruxpin is one of two tunes on the album where my prog-pop influences are really out on my sleeve. I wanted Tony Levin on bass, Steven Rothery on guitar, Peter Gabriel on keys and ELO's string section, but, you know, money... so I embraced the DIY approach and just built layers upon layers until I had the dimension I was looking for. Distorted bass is the key component for the vibe - it adds punch and drive to an otherwise pretty spacy, languid song. The guitars are all the same Telecaster with different treatments; there was an acoustic layer at one point but the song was already busy enough so I scrapped it. The drums, strings and 60s mellotron flutes are all courtesy of the EastWest catalogue, a great sample and instrument collection that I use all over the album (and I'll happily accept a sponsorship). Vocally, I knew that I might be stomping on Harry Styles' lawn with the over the top finale, but I like my slow songs to build to the breaking point, so if I didn't push it it just wouldn't be right. (continue)

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