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Day in Rock Report for 12/06/2021

Fans will have four more chances to see Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth before his planned retirement from music, he just added four more shows to his forthcoming Las Vegas residency.

Roth added the new shows to his residency at Mandalay Bay's House Of Blues on January 14th, 15th, 21st and 22nd after selling out most of the initial dates (Dec 31st, January 1st, 5th, 7th and 8th). (read more)

Rock icon Carlos Santana has announced that he will be launching a new North American trek next spring that he will be calling the Blessings and Miracles tour.

Things will be kicking off on March 25th at the Toyota Center in Kennewick, WA, and will be wrapping up on April 16th at the Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort in Mt. Pleasant, MI. Tickets will go on sale to the general public this Friday, December 10th. (read more)

Alice Cooper is not slowing down with promoting his latest album "Detroit Stories". He has announced the addition of a new spring leg to his 2022 tour plans.

Buckcherry have signed on to support for most of the dates for the new leg that is set to kick off on March 18th in Mashantucket, CT at Foxwoods Resort Casino, they will be joining the trek the next night in Hanover, MD. (read more)

The 45th anniversary of the Eagle's blockbuster album "Hotel California" is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.

The show's host Redbeard had this to say, "We all know the perilous times we're in forty-five years after the Eagles revealed the location, not on any map or travel brochure, of the Hotel California . It featured absolutely the best music: 'New Kid in Town','Life in the Fast Lane', the achingly honest loving and losing 'Wasted Time', the searing 'Victim of Love', the epic 'The Last Resort', and Don Felder's 'electric Mexican reggae', as Glenn Frey called it, on 'Hotel California'. Don Henley takes your reservation, Joe Walsh shows you to your room, and Eagles co-founder the late Glenn Frey is the night clerk on duty for the Eagles' Hotel California forty-fifth anniversary here In the Studio. (read more)

Canadian alt-rockers Texas King just released their new EP, "Changes", and to celebrate we asked Jordan Macdonald to tell us about the single "You". Here is the story:

"You" is a special track I think. We came up with the basis of the idea in a hotel room in Vancouver BC the year the Junos were there. It was our first time at the Junos and we had a songwriting workshop in the morning so we wanted to come up with some rough starting points. I never usually play a Strat but We had rentals that week so I had this candy apple red Strat and I remember it felt real nice playing in D on this thing ahaha. (continue)

Eddie Van Halen's son Wolfgang landed a top 21 story from January 2021 after he took to social media to react to some criticism from a fan over the mural of his father Eddie Van Halen that was unveiled at Guitar Center Hollywood earlier this week.

After a Twitter user posted a photo of the mural and a photo of Eddie and said, "I loved Eddie but that doesnt [sic] look like him at all," Wolfgang "Homie better get some glasses, because he can't see sh*t." (read more)

(hennemusic) Journey singer Arnel Pineda earned a top 21 story from January 2021 after revealed that he still hopes Steve Perry will reunite with the band several decades after he last performed with the San Francisco-based outfit.

"I've been teasing Jonathan [Cain] and Neal [Schon]: 'Why don't you invite Steve Perry over for a tour?'", Pineda tells Rolling Stone. "Oh, my God. I never saw them back in the Eighties. I was just a young kid in Manila, just playing around, with no chance of going to the States and seeing their show, but they were one of my favorite bands ... I'm not losing [the hope] that one day he'll join the band for two or three songs. It would be one of the highlights of my life if that happens." (read more)

AC/DC bassist Cliff Williams had a top 21 story from January 2021 after revealed that he was going to retire from the band after the Rock Or Bust Tour, but he explains in a new interview why he decided to return to the group for their new album "Power Up."

Bass Player magazine's Joel McIver joked with Cliff in the interview that fans thought they had seen the last of him and Williams responded, "I thought I'd seen the last of me too. (read more)

Sammy Hagar had a top 21 story from January 2021 after he shared that that the idea of doing a drive-in theater show does not appeal to him and that his special pay-per-view show on Catalina Island was not financially successful.

The Red Rocker made the comments in a new interview with Radio.com. He said, "The drive-in movie theater (read more)

Saliva drummer Paul Crosby had a top 21 story from January 2021 after he shared the bad news during a interview that the band's reunion with Josey Scott is currently on hold due to the pandemic lockdown.

Scott left the band in 2011, but he revealed in 2019 that he was returning to the band and they were planning to launch a tour with Powerman 5000, Adema and Flaw last year, but that trek was sidelined by the pandemic. (read more)

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan scored a top 21 story from January 2021 when he shared that he believes that social media and the internet have been a divisive force in society, while discussing the themes of the new Puscifer album, "Existential Reckoning."

Keenan spoke with Metal Hammer about the new album and had this to say, "I feel like social media and the internet has really driven a wedge in between people. (read more)

Steve Hackett earned a top 21 story from January 2021 after he shared that he believes that a reunion with Genesis is unlikely and he explained the reason why he decided to leave the group, during a new interview with the Vintage Rock Podcast.

Hackett spoke to the podcast to promote his new acoustic album "Under A Mediterranean Sky" and during the chat he was asked about why he left the band and also about the possibility of reuniting with the group. He responded, "I love so much of the work that we did together. I think that was a fabulous band, an incredible collection of brain children." (read more)

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