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Day in Rock Report for 11/27/2021

The Van Halen Store is giving fans early access to the forthcoming "Unchained" The Eddie Van Halen Story" biography, shipping copies now ahead of the official December 28th release date.

Here is the synopsis: "The full-length biography of Eddie Van Halen-a searching, affectionate, and in-depth look at the remarkable life of a genuine musical virtuoso who changed the course of rock 'n' roll. (read more)

(hennemusic) Royal Blood have released a video for "All We Have Is Now", a track from their latest album, "Typhoons." The clip was directed by and stars American musician and filmmaker Liam Lynch, who previously oversaw videos for "Boilermaker" and "Oblivion" from the band's third studio record.

"We couldn't speak any higher of Liam," says the duo of bassist/singer Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher. "He sends us the first cut of his creations and we don't change a thing, they're perfect. We have zero involvement other than giving him complete creative freedom! (read more)

(hennemusic) Hard rock legends Deep Purple are streaming their brand new covers collection, "Turning To Crime", in sync with its official release on November 26th.

Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Bob Ezrin, the project features songs originally done by Cream, The Yardbirds, Fleetwood Mac, Bob Dylan and more. (read more)

Protest The Hero have announced that guitarist Luke Hoskin has decided to retire from touring, but he will still remain involved with the band.

The news comes as the band announces their first series of shows in over three years. They shared the following via Facebook, "We are excited to announce our first shows in over three years. Along with these shows come a few changes to PTH. (read more)

(hennemusic) Queen revisit their 1991 album, "Innuendo", in latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest. Entering the studio in Montreaux, Switzerland, the band faced the challenge of creating and making new music while singer Freddie Mercury's health continued to decline in the years following an HIV positive diagnosis ion 1987, unbeknownst to the public.

While an early 1990 appearance at the BRIT Awards to accept an Outstanding Contribution to British Music honor displayed changes in Mercury's physical appearance and further fueled speculation about his health, the group forged on with sessions for the project. (read more)

Death Angel have celebrated the release of their new live record "The Bastard Tracks", by sharing a live video for the track "The Absence Of Light".

The new record was captured at The Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco on May 22nd 2021, and streamed live soon after, The Bastard Tracks is a deep cuts collection of rarely and never performed songs. (read more)

(hennemusic) Green Day are streaming a live recording of their 1997 track, "Hitchin' A Ride", from the forthcoming collection, "BBC Sessions," which is set to arrive on December 10th.

The tune was the lead single from the group's fifth album, "Nimrod", which included the US Top 5 hit "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" and peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard 200. (read more)

Thanksgiving 2021 was certainly a time of celebration for Mandoki Soulmates. Case in point, two of the band members received Grammy nominations - Cory Henry for Album Of The Year and Best Progressive R&B Album and Randy Brecker for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.

In addition to the band recently releasing a video for the song "The Torch" (off their critically acclaimed album, 'Utopia For Realists: Hungarian Pictures,' Mandoki Soulmates leader Leslie Mandoki celebrated Thanksgiving this year in New York. (read more)

17 year old UK singer-songwriter Hannyta recently released her debut single "Wildflower," and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

My debut single, Wildflower, literally just came to life so unexpectedly that it surprised everyone around me, my family, friends and of course my producer. Although I am a massive chatterbox I guess I must appreciate that I cannot start from Adam and Eve in a music magazine. However, there is a good reason... and not even with the "probably", that you have never heard about me. I am a very young artist, only seventeen, but I love calling myself an artist despite always adding aspiring in front of such a big word! (continue)

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