Day in Rock Report for 11/29/2021
Metal legends Judas Priest have announced the rescheduled dates for the North American leg of their 50 Heavy Metal Years Tour that will feature support from Queensryche.
The band was forced to postpone the original trek back in September after guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during their performance at the Louder Than Life Festival in Louisville, KY. (read more)
Trivium have announced that they will be hosting two special livestream events that will be broadcast from their brand new HQ in Orlando, FL dubbed "The Hanger".
The first livestream will be taking place on Saturday, December 11, with Fit For An Autopsy as the pre-show, and will be a special celebration of the 10th anniversary of their "In Waves" album. (read more)
(hennemusic) Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have debuted their new album, "Raise The Roof", in the US Top 10.
According to Billboard, the set enters the Billboard 200 at No. 7 with opening week sales of a little over 40,000 equivalent album units earned; of that sum, album sales comprise 38,000, streaming equivalent albums (SEA) units comprise 2,000 (equaling 2.17 million on-demand streams of the album's songs) and track equivalent albums (TEA) units comprise less than 1,000. (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen's 1981 "Greatest Hits" package has been named the most-streamed classic album in the UK according to a survey of data by the country's Official Charts Company.
The collection topped a list of 200 of the most-streamed albums released in the 70s, 80s and 90s; upon its original release, Queen's "Greatest Hits" debuted on the UK charts at No. 2 before spending four weeks atop the list. (read more)
The 50th anniversary of Alice Cooper's "Love It Death" and "Killer" albums are 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, "Love It to Death" in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn't change the fact that nobody bought the first two except label owner Frank Zappa. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard 'I'm Eighteen' off of Love It to Death , and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer . And indeed it was. Before year's end, rock cognescenti would know that there were new six-string gunslingers in town with fully loaded clips of hollow-point hits including 'Under My Wheels','Be My Lover', the often misinterpreted anti-abuse song 'Dead Babies', and the Jim Morrison tribute 'Desperado'. (read more)
U2's The Edge and Legendary Producer Bob Ezrin, Co-Founders of Music Rising, Launch ohyay Gallery to Celebrate "Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction"
The virtual exhibition space and auction bidding gallery will showcase over 30 legendary musicians and their instruments, featuring exclusive performances and never-before-heard stories filmed in the artists' homes and studios. (read more)
(hennemusic) Oasis have scored a UK Top 5 debut with their newly-released "Knebworth 1996" live package. The Official Charts Company reports the project enters the UK Top 100 at No. 4, marking the band's first Top 10 album in 11 years; led by brothers Noel and Liam Gallagher, the group famously disbanded in 2009.
The concert film and live album "Knebworth 1996" captures Oasis in performance over a pair of summertime shows at the UK venue before 125,000 fans each night; the events saw more than 2.5 million fans apply for access, setting a record for the largest-ever demand for concert tickets in British history. (read more)
Powerwolf have shared a trailer for their upcoming debut streaming event, entitled "The Monumental Mass: A Cinematic Metal Event," that will be taking place on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 07:00 pm CET / 01:00 pm EST.
The band had this to say, "Wolves, we are stoked to finally announce something very special that we have been working on the concept of for the past few months: The Monumental Mass - A Cinematic Metal Event! (read more)
The stolen original Gold Record that Ozzy Osbourne received for his landmark debut solo album, "Blizzard Of Ozz", has been returned to the Black Sabbath legend by a fan that found it at a "car boot sale".
The fan, Mark Sandwell, spoke to Classic Rock about his historic find and how it was returned to Ozzy. He shared, "I found it in a car boot sale on a table of random junk. (read more)
Alice Cooper has recruited KISS legend Ace Frehley, Collective Soul frontman Ed Roland, and Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, to take part in his annual Christmas Pudding concert.
The special charity show will be taking place on December 4th at the at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, and will also feature Sugar Ray's Mark McGrath, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals. (read more)
Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus took to social media on Thanksgiving (November 25th) to share his gratitude for his health following his cancer treatment.
Hoppus shared the news in late September that he was "cancer free". For Thanksgiving he shared a new Instagram post with a photo taken during his treatment that shows him in front of a toilet. (read more)
(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing video footage of a pair of songs from their November 12 appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL.
The first of two headlining sets at the Daytona International Speedway shows the band performing their 1988 classic, "One", from "...And Justice For All", and "Fight Fire With Fire", the opening track from 1984's "Ride The Lightning." (read more)
Bullet for My Valentine offshoot Kill the Lights have released a brand new single called "Chasing Shadows", which is the follow up to their 2020 debut album, "The Sinner".
The song feature is also the band's first track to feature their brand new bassist Jay James (ex- Bullet For My Valentine), which reunites him with his former bandmate Michael "Moose" Thomas. (read more)
New York City-based collective VRSTY's new studio album, to be entitled "Welcome Home", is now set to be released on January 21st, instead of the original November 19th launch date.
Aside from the band news of the delay, the band, Joey Varela [vocals], Javy Dorrejo [bass], Chris Cody [drums], and Paul Gregory [guitar], also shared a brand new track recently called "Soul." (read more)
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd has shared a music video for his new track "Pocket Knife", which arrives ahead of his forthcoming solo album, "Echoes & Cocoons".
Brandon cowrote the new track with producer John Congleton (Sigur Ros , Phoebe Bridgers, Lana Del Ray) and recruited Daniel Prakopcyk to direct the music video. (read more)
Music icon Dion recruited a number of his fellow legendary rock stars to appear on his brand new studio new album, "Stomping Ground," which hit stores earlier this month.
Most of the songs on the record were written by Dion and his song-writing partner Mike Aquilina and the all-star special guests include Boz Scaggs, Mark Knopfler, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, Patti Scialfa, Bruce Springsteen, Billy F Gibbons, Keb' Mo', Sonny Landreth, Joe Menza, Mike Menza, Marcia Ball, Jimmy Vivino, Rickie Lee Jones, Wayne Hood, Joe Bonamassa and G.E. Smith. (read more)
Walker Hayes has announced that he will be releasing his brand new studio album, that will be entitled "Country Stuff The Album", on January 21st, 2022.
The record will feature the chart topping single "Fancy Like", as well as the previous single "U Gurl", and the brand new track, "AA". He said of the album, "I've been waiting so long to put out a project like this. (read more)
The Revivalists' David Shaw is getting in the holiday spirit by sharing his cover of the classic, "Blue Christmas", which was most famously performed by Elvis Presley.
Shaw teamed with The Gifters (Pete Murano, Andriu Yanovski, and David Shirley) to reimagine the holiday classic. He had this to say, "We had a lot of fun with this one in the studio. (read more)
Ad Infinitum have premiered a music video for their new single "Inferno". The track comes from their recently released album, "Chapter II - Legacy".
They had this to say about the new single, "One month since the release of Chapter II - Legacy and the positive feedbacks received went straight to our heart. We decided to keep the party going a little longer with one more video featuring one of the band's favorite tracks on this second album. " (read more)
Ghostatic recently release the new EP, "Don't Stand So Close To Me", and to celebrate we asked mastermind Adamo Fiscella to tell us about the track "The New Revelation". Here is the story:
Can you imagine what an alien invasion would be like? Would it be violent? Would we get wiped off the face of the earth? Would they enslave us? Save us? (continue)