Day in Rock Report for 12/05/2021
Every Time I Die have decided to cancel the remaining dates of their current tour after frontman Keith Buckley left the trek early, and the band emphasized that he remains a "critical part" of the group.
Shortly after the band announced that Keith was leaving the tour to focus on his mental health, the frontman issued a statement of his own stating in part, "While meditating in a side room yesterday I overheard my own brother tell an outsider that ETID had been in talks to replace me this entire time. I thought they were my biggest supporters. but Jordan had lied. his concern was a cruel trick. their statement is proof." (read more)
(hennemusic) The Black Crowes will play a pair of shows in Las Vegas next February during Super Bowl weekend and they have shared an online promo video for the special shows.
Led by the reunited pair of brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, the band will perform at the House Of Blues on February 11 and 12, marking their return to the city following concerts at the venue last month that wrapped up their 2021 Shake Your Money Maker US Tour. (read more)
Fit For A King have announced founding drummer Jared Easterling has decided to leave the group to accept a gig playing drums for Koe Wetzel.
The group had this to say, "We are sad to announce Jared will be stepping away from the band to pursue an amazing life opportunity he has been presented with. (read more)
The Doors' Robby Krieger and John Densmore recent spoke to Jenn on Rock Classics Radio on Apple Music Hits about their classic album "LA Woman" and special 50th Anniversary Deluxe reissue of the record. We were sent some excerpts of the chat.
Robbie Krieger said the energy within the band as they went in to make the album, "Well, it was, uh, it was kinda cool because, uh, it ended up that we, we were producing ourselves, uh, with Bruce Botnick who was our engineer and our, our normal producer, Paul Rothchild couldn't do it. So, uh, we, we decided to just, uh, let's just record it at our little studio that we had on Santa Monica Boulevard. And you didn't have pro tools or digital, anything back then, you know, so we had to do it for real, you know, turning the tape recorder on and that's what you get." (read more)
Toadies have announced the rescheduled dates for their Rubberneck 25th Anniversary Tour that will feature Reverend Horton Heat as the main support.
Fans will witness the band performing their "Rubberneck" album in full on the trek, and Reverend Horton Heat will also be playing their Al Jourgensen produced "Liquor in the Front" in its entirety. (read more)
(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin revisit their classic track, "Misty Mountain Hop", on the fifth episode of their 50th anniversary video series about their 1971 album, "Led Zeppelin IV."
Written by Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and John Paul Jones, the song - which opens side 2 of the vinyl edition of the record - was featured as the B-side to the single, "Black Dog", a month after the album's release. (read more)
Original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony earned a top 21 story of January 2021 after he revealed that he was sadly unable to reconcile with Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist's death.
Eddie had expressed the desire to launch a "kitchen sink" Van Halen tour that would feature the return of Anthony, along with original vocalist David Lee Roth as well as former frontman Sammy Hagar. (read more)
AC/DC lead guitarist Angus Young scored a top 21 story from January 2021 when struck down the speculation that he has written new music for the band with Guns N' Roses frontman Axl Rose.
Axl helped the band complete their Rock Of Bust World Tour in 2016, by taking over for AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson after the vocalist was forced off the road over the danger of permanent hearing loss. (read more)
(hennemusic) New York Dolls Guitarist Sylvain Sylvain Dead At 69 was a top 21 story from January 2021: New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain died January 13 at the age of 69. "As most of you know, Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years," wrote his wife, Wanda O'Kelley Mizrahi, on the late rocker's Facebook page on Thursday.
"Though he fought it valiantly, yesterday he passed away from this disease. While we grieve his loss, we know that he is finally at peace and out of pain. Please crank up his music, light a candle, say a prayer and let's send this beautiful doll on his way." (read more)
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke was the subject of a top 21 story from January 2021 after explained in an interview the circumstances surrounding his invitation to jam with the band on their Not In This Lifetime reunion tour and why he was forced to decline.
Gilby revealed during an appearance on The SDR Show, "They didn't ask me to join the band, they asked me to come out and do a guest appearance with the band, and it just happened to be the day that I was in Chicago with my daughter. (read more)
An unlikely mashup of Metallica and Huey Lewis and The News was a top 21 story from January 2021 after Bill McClintock paired the two for an installment of his mashups series.
McClintock called the combination of Metallica's James Hetfield's vocals and the classic Huey Lewis hit "Hip To Be Sandman" and credited as James Hetfield and the News. (read more)
Rock guitar legend Michael Schenker landed a top 21 story from January 2021 when revealed during an interview that he was approached in the past to join Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple, Motorhead, and Thin Lizzy, and shared his reason for turning down the offers.
Schenker made the comments during a chat with The Metal Voice to promote the MSG album "Immortal", which hit stores on January 29th. The began by discussing being approached to join Deep Purple. He said, "In 1993 I got a phone call, I was the first person to be chosen. You have to remember me and Ritchie Blackmore have so many parallels, everyone that leaves Ritchie Blackmore joins Michael Schenker, it's the funniest thing. (read more)
UK based Pearl Jam tribute band Pearl Jamm had a top 21 story from January 2021 when they announced that they have changed their name to Legal Jam after they received a cease and desist letter from PJ's lawyers.
The tribute group took to their social media to announce the change. They wrote, ""We appear to have set the internet on fire this week and it's time to extinguish the flames. (read more)