Day in Rock Report for 11/17/2021
Aerosmith recently unearthed a previously unreleased rehearsal recording from 1971 that they will be releasing as "1971: The Road Starts Hear," on Record Store Day, November 26, 2021 and they are previewing it with a stream of the performance of "Movin' Out". We were sent the following details:
Recently discovered in the Aerosmith vaults, the original tape had not been touched in decades. This historic recording features seven tracks and will be available on both vinyl and as a limited edition cassette for Record Store Day. (read more)
Metallica has announced the opening of The Metallica Black Box. Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the Black Box will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of Metallica from the early 80s garage days up to its present status as multi-platinum, stadium-filling hard rock standard bearers.
James, Lars, Kirk and Robert will "unbox" their collections, pulling their favorite, most significant, and personally meaningful artifacts out of careful storage. Much more than a "gateway" to all things Metallica, The Metallica Black Box, in collaboration with Inveniem and Definitive Authentic, will provide access to the memories and experiences of the band members themselves, as it transports those who enter to virtually every imaginable time and place along the Metallica historical continuum. Features available exclusively in the Black Box will range from the virtual to the physical-from weekly livestream events to extremely limited signed memorabilia. (read more)
(hennemusic) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss will perform on CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Friday, November 19. The appearance is in sync with the same-day release of the pair's new album, "Raise The Roof."
The follow-up to the pair's Grammy Award-winning 2007 record, "Raising Sand", was recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios in late 2019 and completed just weeks before the world went into lockdown. (read more)
(hennemusic) Steve Perry is streaming his newly-released Christmas album, "The Season." The former Journey singer's latest project was co-produced by Perry and engineer Thom Flowers and mostly recorded at his home studio in California, where he was joined by drummer Vinnie Colaiuta (Sting, Joni Mitchell, Frank Zappa) and multi-instrumentalist Dallas Kruse.
"All the songs on this record were my favorites growing up," says Perry. "I used to hear them on the Philco radio that my grandmother always had on in the kitchen when she was cooking the most amazing holiday food, and because of that they hold a very emotional place in my heart. I wanted to make sure to record them all in a simple way that honors how I first heard and fell in love with them as a child. (read more)
Dream Theater have announced the rescheduled dates for the first leg of their recently-postponed Top Of The World Tour of North America, which will now be taking place next spring.
They are launching the tour in support of their 15th studio album "A View From The Top Of The World," on February 2nd in Mesa, AZ at the Mesa Arts Center. (read more)
(hennemusic) Pearl Jam are sharing an update on plans to reschedule their postponed tour of North America. Originally set to open in Toronto, ON in March of 2020, the Seattle outfit delayed the trek in support of their eleventh studio album, "Gigaton", as the global pandemic began impacting people around the world in increasing numbers.
"Thank you, Pearl Jam fans, for your patience and flexibility as we have waited to reschedule the band's postponed 2020 North American tour," shared the group on social media. "We are confirming that the previously scheduled shows in North America will start in May 2022. We are working to finalize the details of the new tour schedule and will announce the dates early next year. (read more)
(hennemusic) Oasis are streaming previously-unseen video of a performance of their 1995 classic, "Wonderwall", from the forthcoming home release of their concert film, "Knebworth 1996."
Footage of the fourth single from "(What's The Story) Morning Glory?" was captured during the opening night of a two-event weekend appearance at the UK venue, with the full-length August 10 set featured on the DVD and Blu-ray of the new package when it arrives on November 19 following its worldwide screening in cinemas this fall. (read more)
Murderdolls frontman Wednesday 13 has announced that he will be hitting the road next spring for the 20 Years Of Fear Tour and also just inked a deal with Napalm Records.
The tour will feature songs from his entire career and is set to kick off on March 23, 2022 in Albuquerque, NM at the Launch Pad and will wrap up on May 7th in Sacramento, CA at Goldfield Midtown. (read more)
The Eagles Of Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes will be sharing their new Christmas EP "A Boots Electric Christmas" on his Blast Radio show this Friday, November 19.
The EP also is set to be released this Friday. As we previously reported, the special six track Christmas EP is set to be released on November 19th and features the band and Jesse Hughes' alter-ego Boots Electric taking on some holiday favorites including "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman," "Little Drummer Boy," and more. (read more)
Shooter Jennings has digitally released a previously unheard song called "Leave Those Memories Alone", which comes from his unreleased album, "Over The Cocaine Rainbow" album.
Jennings had this to say about the song, "In 2017, we went in and recorded an entirely new album called 'Over A Cocaine Rainbow'. Once the album was done, at the time, I felt it was too dark and experimental and wasn't the right album to be released." (read more)
Collateral have just released a very special a reissue of their first single "Midnight Queen," which features Tyketto's Danny Vaughn teaming up with frontman Angelo Tristan for the lead vocals on this new edition of the track.
"Tyketto was one of my inspirations growing up," says Angelo. "To have Danny on one of our tracks is unbelievable. When one of your idols says how great your track is, it makes you feel like you're doing something right. I can't wait for all the Tyketto fans to hear it." (read more)
David M. Stowell recently released his new album "A Raven In Flight" and to celebrate we asked him and. David Taylor II to tell us about the single "Echoes In Time". Here is the story:
The Music (David M. Stowell): One of my main writing tools is texture and "Echoes of Time" is an excellent example of that. I own quite a number of software synthesizers and one thing I will do as a writing exercise is open up a random instrument and start paging through its presets, trying out different musical passages and tweaking the sounds at the same time. Sometime that results in great ideas and sometimes that results in noise (!). (continue)