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Day in Rock Report for 11/10/2021

Staind frontman Aaron Lewis has announced that he will be unplugging early next year when he launches an acoustic tour in support of his forthcoming album.

The new album, entitled "Frayed At Both Ends", is set to be released on January 28th and features his current single "Goodbye Town", as well as the previously released "They Call Me Doc" and "Am I The Only One". (read more)

Organizers of the Shaky Knees Music Festival have tapped Green Day, Nine Inch Nails and My Morning Jacket as the headliners to the ninth edition of the festival next year.

The 2022 installment of the Shaky Knees Music Festival will be taking place April 29th through May 1st at Central Park in downtown Atlanta and will feature over 50 artists and four separate stages. (read more)

KISS cofounders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons reflected on their controversial 1981 concept album, "Music From The Elder", ahead of the record's 40th anniversary on November 16th.

Yahoo Entertainment's Lyndsey Parker recently spoke to Gene and Paul about the album. She asked them, "this year is the 40th anniversary of a record that I think was not critically understood at the time, but has kind of gotten a renaissance. And that's Music From 'The Elder'. Classic Rock magazine ranked it among the list of the '20 most underrated classic rock albums ever.' I know it was kind of in the middle of a transitional phase for KISS. What was the mindset going into such an ambitious project that was a big risk at the time?" (read more)

Hot Water Music have premiered a music video for their brand new single "Killing Time". The track comes from their forthcoming album "Fill The Void", which is set for release on March 18, 2022.

They describe the new track as "a direct response to the endless daily bombardment of negative information we found ourselves in the midst of during the early days of the pandemic. The song is a letting-out of pent-up frustration and negativity in the most positive way - through music." (read more)

Falling In Reverse have announced that they will be returning to the road early next year when they launch their Live From the Unknown: The Tour."

They have recruited Wage War, Hawthorne Heights, and Jeris Johnson to join them as their special guests for the U.S. headline tour that follows their popular Live From the Unknown streaming event this past spring. (read more)

Clutch have announced that they will be doing the fourth installment of their live stream series, "Live From The Doom Saloon" on Friday, November 26th at 5pm PST/8pm EST.

The special livestream series was born during the pandemic and feature the band performing live from their rehearsal space. The "Live From The Doom Saloon Vol. 4" will feature a special set list of old songs, deep cuts, classics and "something brand new", according to the announcement. (read more)

They Might Be Giants have premiered a music video for their new song "Moonbeam Rays". The track comes from their new book+music project called "Book", which is set to be released this Friday, November 12th.

"Book" includrd a 144-page full-color, cloth-bound hardcover book and brand new full-length album, the project was born through a series of brainstorms with longtime collaborator and graphic design legend Paul Sahre when they decided to team up with Brooklyn street photographer Brian Karlsson. (read more)

So Cal rockers Sleeping Dogs have released their new single "Encino". The track comes from the Wank offshoot's debut EP, "Somewhere Out in California", which is hitting stores this Friday, November 12th.

The group have also announced that they will be celebrating the release of the new EP with a special release show at the iconic Costa Mesa, Ca venue the Tiki Bar. The show will also feature 80s hit makers Bow Wow Wow ("I Want Candy"), Ganda and Kevin Never Talks. (read more)

Nashville rockers The Brethren have released a brand new single called "Chevelle", which they say is a song about "young love, a wild escape, and stealing Dad's car."

Casey Parnell had this to say about their new track, "The first time I heard country music was sitting in an old Chevelle in our hometown back in Oregon. (read more)

Rev Jones has released the music video his "Blazing Saddles" inspired single "Lollygagging," which comes from his new solo album "In The Key of Z".

Jones explained how the classic film inspired him during a chat with Metal Shock Finland. He said, "One of my favorite movie scenes of all times is from 'Blazing Saddles' where Burton Gilliam is yelling at the workers for 'Lollygagging around like it's 120 degrees'. (read more)

(hennemusic) ZZ Top guitarist Billy F. Gibbons is streaming his new holiday single, "Jingle Bell Blues." Recorded in Nashville, TN this past June, the tune sees the rocker joined by bassist Mike Fiorentino and drummer Miles McPherson for a bluesy take on the Christmas classic.

"Around Christmas," explains Gibbons, "it always seems that there are five to ten holiday selections listed in the lower right corner of a typical juke box in a typical juke joint, the song titles and artist names printed on wreath-bedecked title strips. Our hope is for 'Jingle Bell Blues' to be one of those records." (read more)

(hennemusic) The Band are sharing details of a forthcoming series of expanded 50th Anniversary Editions of their 1971 album, "Cahoots." The iconic group's fourth studio record - which contains a number of their best-loved and most enduring songs, including "Life Is A Carnival" and "When I Paint My Masterpiece" - features a guest vocal from Van Morrison on "4% Pantomime", a tune he co-wrote with Robbie Robertson; the set also saw an uncredited appearance by drummer Levon Helm's wife, Libby Titus, on "The River Hymn."

Due December 10, the newly-remixed and remastered "Cahoots" will be available in multiple packages, including a multi-format Super Deluxe 2CD/Blu-ray/1LP/7-inch vinyl box set along with digital, 2CD, 180-gram half-speed-mastered black vinyl and limited-edition 180-gram black vinyl packages. (read more)

Napalm Death a premiere a new music video for their song "Contagion". The track comes from their latest album "Throes of Joy in the Jaws of Defeatism".

Frontman Mark 'Barney' Greenway had this to say about the Marc Nickel and Ljuba Generalova directed video, "Although we can only hope to provide a snapshot in four-minutes, what we wanted to try to illustrate with the 'Contagion' video is how difficult it has been made to do something as fundamental as moving freely as a human being." (read more)

Eddie Berman recently released the single "Water In A Barrel" from his forthcoming album, "Broken English", and to celebrate we asked Eddie to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The title of the song "Water in the Barrel" came from an Alan Watts lecture I was listening to while biking around Portland. Watts was talking about the zen expression "mushin" (no mind), describing the placid preparedness of ancient Japanese warriors. He was explaining how they strove for a state where they were like the water in a barrel: completely calm, but when the plug was pulled they'd react immediately and completely. (continue)

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