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Day in Rock Report for 11/26/2021

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi is launching a new line of perfume with a companion song entitled "Scent Of Dark" and he has shared a music video for the track.

The instrumental was inspired through a collaboration with Sergio Momo, the founder and creative manager of the Italian perfumier Xerjoff, as the pair developed a new fragrance of the same name. (read more)

(hennemusic) A lawsuit brought against Nirvana by the man who was photographed as a baby for the cover for their 1991 album, "Nevermind", has been amended to cite journal entries by Kurt Cobain in a new filing in a federal court in Los Angeles this week.

30-year-old Spencer Elden originally took legal action this summer over allegations of child sexual exploitation based on his claim that the nude image of him as a four-month-old in a swimming pool constitutes child pornography. (read more)

(hennemusic) Whitesnake have announced Tanya O'Callaghan as their new bassist ahead of the start of the band's farewell tour next year. O'Callaghan joins Whitesnake following word that the group had parted ways with longtime member Michael Devin.

"Well, well, well... Ladies & Gentlemen... Boys & Girls...," shared the band, "We are very proud to announce & to introduce you all to our newest Snake... or should I say... SNAKETTE!!! Please give a LOUD Whitesnake Choir welcome to The Irish Tornado! (read more)

(hennemusic) David Bowie's team are revisiting the late rocker's 1993 album, "Black Tie White Noise", ahead of its inclusion in the new box set, "David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)."

Fans can check out an EPK (electronic press kit) video of Bowie discussing the inspiration and influences behind the UK No.1 record, and watch upgraded HD videos for the set's three singles: "Jump They Say", "Miracle Goodnight", and the title track. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming pro-shot video of a performance of their classic 1991 track, "Holier Than Thou", from a November 6 show at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA as part of the ATLive concert series.

The tune was featured on the group's self-titled record - aka The Black Album - which was reintroduced to fans this year with the release of a number of 30th anniversary reissues of "Metallica." (read more)

Movements are sharing their performance of the song "Fever Dream", which comes from their forthcoming "Live At Studio 4" album that is set to be released digitally on December 17th.

A vinyl edition will follow on February 25, 2022. The album was recorded at the iconic Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA, with producer Will Yip. It features the band performing tracks from their first two albums and a cover of Bloc Party's "Banquet". (read more)

Cavalcade have released a brand new single called "Dreaming About". The track is the follow up to the band's previous single "Feels Like Home" (Golden Robot Records).

Lead singer Connor Duggan had this to say about the new track, "'Dreaming About' was born out of a recognition of just how much two people can learn in a relationship. (read more)

Modern Error recently released their new single "The Truest Blue" from their forthcoming album, "Victim Of A Modern Age" (out January 21st) and to celebrate we asked vocalist Zak Pinchin to tell us about the song. Here is the story:

At the time of writing The Truest Blue, Modern Error was kind of established in a way we felt didn't really reflect us as artists. We had released 'Lost In The Noise' and were happy with it at the time, but moving forward we needed a new challenge. We needed to feel we needed to progress and strive for something newer that could harness us and our views. That's always provided us with a lot of inspiration, it comes from not being comfortable. I think we felt maybe we were going to fall into an idea that has already existed, and that's not what we are about. When we began writing for this next evolution of the band, and after trial and error, and experimenting with various sounds pallettes, I feel we found what our next step was. (continue)

Planes Mistaken For Stars lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder Gared O'Donnell has died at the age of 44 following his diagnosis with stage 3 esophageal cancer last summer.

The band shared the sad news with fans with the following, "It is impossible to express the depth of sorrow in which we must announce that Gared O'Donnell, our brother, our leader, our captain, who has done more to cultivate love and light in this world than any of us can understand, has moved on from his physical form here with us and crossed the rainbow bridge into the eternal ether. In his final days/hours, he was surrounded by the love of his family, his friends, his bandmates, and many others from afar. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Eddie Van Halen tribute track, "Distance", has earned Wolfgang Van Halen his first Grammy Award nomination. Released a month after his father passed away last fall at 65 following a long battle with cancer, the tune is now a finalist in the songwriters category, Best Rock Song, at the 64th Grammy Awards next January.

To be nominated is an honor in and of itself, but to be in the same category for my songwriting as Dave Grohl and Sir Paul McCartney is absolutely surreal," shared Wolfgang on social media. "I don't even know what to say. Thanks to @recordingacademy for the nod, and as always thanks to everyone for listening. This wouldn't be happening without you. Thank you." (read more)

(hennemusic) Chris Cornell has received a pair of posthumous nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards, which will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Monday, January 31..

The late Soundgarden rocker is being recognized for his 2020 covers collection, "No One Sings Like You Anymore, Vol. 1": the project will compete for Best Rock Album while his version of the Prince-written hit, "Nothing Compares 2 U", is in the running for Best Rock Performance. (read more)

Blackberry Smoke's Charlie Starr and Eric Krasno (Soulive, Lettuce) have been added to the lineup for the fifth annual Allman Family Revival tour in select markets.

The annual outing is hosted by Devon Allman and celebrate the life and music of his legendary father Gregg Allman. It will be kicking off this Saturday night, November 27th in St. Louis. (read more)

Epica and Apocalyptica have announced that they have been forced to postpone their The Epic Apocalypse Tour coheadlining trek until early 2023 due to the current Covid restrictions across Europe.

Simone Simons had this to say, "We are very sorry to inform you that we have been forced to postpone our European tour with Apocalyptica and Wheel once again. (read more)

(hennemusic) Mastodon have been named a finalist in the Best Metal Performance category at the upcoming 2022 Grammy Awards. Mastodon 's work is being recognized alongside tracks by Deftones, Dream Theater, Gojira, and Rob Zombie.

"Pushing The Tides" - the lead single from the band's newly-released "Hushed And Grim" album - is one of five songs featured in the running for the honor, which will be announced during the 64th Grammy ceremony at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 31. (read more)

(hennemusic) Jimi Hendrix has been nominated for a 2022 Grammy Award. "Music, Money, Madness . . . Jimi Hendrix In Maui" is a finalist in the Best Music Film category, where it has been recognized alongside projects on Bo Burnham, David Byrne, Billie Eilish and a Summer Of Soul documentary.

The Hendrix nomination recognizes the artist, video director John McDermott, and the video production team of McDermott, Janie Hendrix and George Scott. (read more)

(hennemusic) Rob Zombie has been nominated in the Best Metal Performance category at the upcoming 2022 Grammy Awards for his song, "The Triumph Of King Freak (A Crypt Of Preservation And Superstition)."

The lead single from the rocker's 2021 album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", will compete for the honors alongside tracks by Deftones ("Genesis"), Dream Theater ("The Alien"), Gojira ("Amazonia") and Mastodon ("Pushing The Tides"). (read more)

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