Day in Rock Report for 11/22/2021
(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar performed at halftime during the NFL Las Vegas Raiders home game this past Sunday, November 21st, and fan filmed footage of the jam has been shared online.
The Red Rocker and guitarist Vic Johnson joined the Raiders House Band to deliver his 1982 single, "There's Only One Way To Rock", and Van Halen's 1991 classic, "Right Now", at the city's Allegiant Stadium. (read more)
(hennemusic) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss performed their single, "Can't Let Go", on the Friday, November 19 episode of CBS-TV's The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and the shows has shared video of their performance online.
The appearance was in sync with the same-day release of the pair's new album, "Raise The Roof." The follow-up to Plant and Krauss' Grammy Award-winning 2007 record, "Raising Sand", was produced by T-Bone Burnett and recorded at Nashville's Sound Emporium Studios in late 2019. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their 1988 "...And Justice For All" classic, "Blackened", from a November 4 show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, FL.
The event was part of the band's fall US tour, which will wrap up next month with two nights at the Chase Center in the group's hometown of San Francisco, CA as the centerpiece to a weekend of 40th anniversary events. (read more)
(hennemusic) Deep Purple have issued an animated video for their cover of the 1957 classic, "Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu", as the latest preview to their forthcoming album, "Turning To Crime."
Originally a minor hit for Huey "Piano" Smith, the song went on to become a US Top 10 entry for Johnny Rivers in 1972; it's been recorded by several acts through the years, including a 1974 version by Professor Longhair referenced by Deep Purple keyboardist Don Airey in a companion video clip previewing the tune. (read more)
(hennemusic) Whitesnake have announced a lineup change in the band as they prepare to launch a farewell tour next year, the band revealed via a social media post.
"Whitesnake & bassist Michael Devin have decided to go their separate ways after an amazingly successful decade together...," shared the band. (read more)
Blacklite District, a.k.a. Kyle Pfeiffer, has released a music video for his latest song, "Gotta Get Out of Here," which is the lead single to his forthcoming album, "1990" (due on New Year's Eve).
He had this to say, "The response to 'Gotta Get Outta Here' has absolutely blown my mind. First and foremost, I have to give the biggest shoutout to my fanbase for all of their support. I wouldn't be where I am today without them, and I certainly wouldn't have this new album coming out. (read more)
The 50th anniversary of prog legends Yes' "Fragile" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.
Redbeard had this to say, "Assessing the durable fourth album from London-based YES on the golden anniversary of its late November 1971 UK release ( about six weeks later in America), the seemingly timeless effort seems anything but Fragile . Unlike some other releases of the time by progressive rock peers, Fragile remains seemingly impervious to time in its appeal. Building on the momentum of a unique sound captured a mere nine months earlier on The YES Album , a key personnel upgrade at the trading deadline in the form of first-call studio and Strawbs keys wizard Rick Wakeman put a World Cup progressive rock player on the pitch to help record 'Roundabout', 'South Side of the Sky', 'Long Distance Runaround', and 'Heart of the Sunrise'. Their result still a sonic marvel five decades later, Wakeman is joined by YES co-founder Jon Anderson here In the Studio for progressive rock affirmative action. (read more)
If Not For Me recently released their single "Dearly Deceased" from their forthcoming album and to celebrate we asked vocalist Patrick Glover to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
When I started writing for this record (Eulogy), I wanted to step out of my comfort zone a bit and write about some things I haven't really touched on all that much with my lyrics, as well as try some techniques I've never really messed around with. (continue)