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Day in Rock Report for 11/15/2021

(hennemusic) Stone Temple Pilots have shut down the remaining dates of a fall US tour after a member of the band's touring party tested positive for Covid-19.

"During routine Covid-19 testing of our band and crew, we have discovered that a member of our organization has tested positive for the virus," shared the group on social media. "Out of an abundance of caution, we must regretfully cancel our remaining shows on this current tour; our appearances in Daytona, FL at the Welcome to Rockville Festival and Tulsa, OK at the Skyline Event Center. Refunds for the Tulsa show can be made at your point of purchase. (read more)

(hennemusic) KISS are sharing an unreleased demo, "Rock M' Rolls Royce", from the forthcoming 45th anniversary reissues of their fourth studio album, "Destroyer."

While the Gene Simmons song failed to make the cut for the project, a reworked version surfaced eight months later as "Love 'Em And Leave 'Em" on the set's follow-up, "Rock And Roll Over." (read more)

(hennemusic) Tom Petty's team are streaming a documentary about the making of his 1994 album, "Wildflowers." Directed by Mary Wharton and now available in 4K resolution as part of the YouTube Originals series, "Tom Petty, Somewhere You Feel Free: The Making of Wildflowers" offers an intimate look into the making of the rocker's second solo effort through the period of 1993-1995 as he worked with producer Rick Rubin for the first time.

The film presents archival footage of Petty and his band in the recording studio, behind-the-scenes on tour, and at home with his family, and includes never-before-seen video from a newly discovered archive of 16mm film, as well as new interviews with Wildflowers co-producer and Heartbreakers guitarist Mike Campbell along with Heartbreakers keyboardist Benmont Tench, and many more. (read more)

Southern California rockers Move Like Creatures just released their debut single and music video called "Mind Reader" and to celebrate we asked frontwoman Nancy Bombard to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

The phrase "Mind Reader," floated around in my head for months before the chords and melody came to me. It was in April 2020, right in the thick of us all finding out about the pandemic. I kept doing mental checks with myself because it was a time that I felt anyone could fall into deep depression or a complete spiral. Thankfully I just met the band and I had purpose to write so I set up a writing space at home. I spent every second trying to figure out what I could sing or write about that might connect with others, it was such an isolating time for everyone. I tried to stay focused on what I already overcame and thought back to my teen years when I hit an all-time low. I experienced a lot of loss and ended up in therapy. I remember going this therapist who asked me what I wanted to do with my life, and I told her I wanted to be a singer/songwriter. I remember her giving me an analogy of a vase, that it can only be broken and put back together so many times and that if I chose an uncertain career path like that, it would not be healthy. Luckily, I am the type of person who prefers to prove people wrong rather than follow advice that doesn't sit right. (continue)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin revisit their iconic track, "Stairway To Heaven", on the fourth episode of their newly-launched 50th anniversary video series about their 1971 album, "Led Zeppelin IV."

The epic was written by Jimmy Page and Robert Plant during sessions at a mansion in Hampshire, England in what appears to be a moment of pure inspiration. (read more)

Fresh off his win as the CMA Entertainer of the Year, Luke Combs has announced that he will be launching his very first stadium headline tour next spring and summer with three special dates.

Luke has recruited Cody Johnson, Zach Bryan and Morgan Wade to join him as the special guests on the trek which is set to kick off on May 21st at Empower Field at Mile High in Denver and will include stadium shows at Lumen Field in Seattle on June 4th and Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta on July 30th. (read more)

Ted Nugent have released a lyric video for his brand new single "Come and Take It." The track comes from his forthcoming album, "Detroit Muscle", which is set to hit stores on April 29, 2022.

Nugent coproduced the album with Michael Lutz. He had this to say, "The mighty Motor City is forever globally known as the epicenter of the ultimate high energy soul-music firestorm, and everybody desperately needs a suckerpunch of Detroit Muscle now more than ever. Relax, it's good for you. " (read more)

Award winning singer-songwriter Julian Taylor recently released a cover of the Tyler Ellis song, "100 Proof," and to celebrate we asked him to tell us how the cover song came about. Here is the story:

My friend Tyler Ellis and I used to run an open stage every Monday night at Dora Keogh Irish Pub. It's a beautiful public house where musicians would gather, and each night they would get up to play a few songs. It was there that I really came to appreciate my co-host's writing. A few years back, he asked me to play guitar on one of his records which was actually recorded at Blue Rodeo's studio, the same place that I recorded my album, "The Ridge." (continue)

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