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Day in Rock Report for 12/01/2021

Iron Maiden have announced that they will be returning to North America next year for a new leg of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour, this time promoting their new album, "Senjutsu".

Trivium have signed on to support them for the first month of the tour, with Within Temptation taking over for the second month. They will be kicking off the tour in Mexico City on September 7th. (read more)

The Reelz cable network is launching a brand new series this weekend called "Frontman," and the premiere episode will focus on Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne.

The episode will premiere this Saturday, December 4 at 8 PM, EST, with future episodes to spotlight Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, Aerosmith vocalist Steven Tyler, and original Van Halen singer David Lee Roth. (read more)

Portland, Maine-based indie trio LOVE BY NUMB3RS just released their new EP, "Colours", and to celebrate we asked them (Anna Lombard, Jonathan Roods & Dan Connor) to tell us about the effort. Here they are:

Jonathan Roods: In a world where everything can be done by computers, we always want to deviate from that. We were heavily inspired by Pink Floyd's 'Dark Side of the Moon' for much of the production on the tracks 'Oak Tree' (Us & Them) and 'The Beat Goes On.' We even spelled Colours like the track 'Any Colour You Like' for that very reason. This inspiration will also guide us into the next record, as we're planning on getting an actual tape machine so we can do it to tape--and then eventually dump to pro tools...it gives a deeper, thicker, more robust and authentic sound to the recordings. I really love using weird household items to create percussive sounds and give texture to a song--like mic'ing a mallet on an old suitcase for a drum sound, or dice/coins tossed onto the studio desk for texture. (read more)

(hennemusic) Motley Crue have sold the rights to their entire recorded catalog to global music company BMG. The agreement includes the band's entire recorded output spanning their 40-year career totaling nine studio albums - from their 1981 debut, "Too Fast For Love", through to 2008's "Saints of Los Angeles", as well as several Platinum-selling live albums and compilation sets.

While no figures were official revealed, the deal is BMG's largest single catalog acquisition since the company was founded in 2008. "It feels amazing to be collaborating with our new partners at BMG," says Motley Crue. "Their extensive track record of success in Rock made them the perfect home to continue preserving and growing our musical legacy, ensuring we always stay at The Top." (read more)

The Lumineers have teamed up with Daniel Rodriguez for their brand new single, "This is Life (Merry Christmas)", which was released today and will benefit MusiCares.

The song was written by Rodriguez and Brandy Schultz. The Lumineers' Wesley Schultz had this to say, "I've been a big Daniel Rodriguez fan for a few years now. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are streaming video footage of their 1991 classic, "Enter Sandman", from their November 14 appearance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL.

Following a November 12 appearance at the event, the band returned two nights later to deliver a headlining set that featured a performance of their self-titled 1991 record - aka The Black Album - in its entirety. (read more)

Anand Wilder has released a visualizer video for his new single "I Don't Want Our Love To Become Routine," which comes from his forthcoming album, "I Don't Know My Words".

He said of the video, "I think of the cover art by Sanya Kantarovsky as this portrait of me and my ego, so it seemed fitting for the visualizer for this song to be a representation of an inner conversation, inspired by Conan 'O Brien's synchro-Vox bits I grew up watching, and those 80's era Sesame Street animated paintings. (read more)

Mandoki Soulmates just released their new single "The Torch" from their "Utopia For Realists" album, and to celebrate they tell us about the track. Here is the story:

"We musicians often think with our hearts, and right now, with our direct emotional connection to the audience, we cannot rest, we need to be louder than ever!" emphasizes Leslie Mandoki. (continue)

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