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Day in Rock Report for 12/07/2021

Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine shared in a video message to a fan that the group's forthcoming studio album, "The Sick, The Dying And The Dead" has been completed and is being turned over to their record label.

Mustaine made the comments via Cameo in a message to fan "We're super close to having 'The Sick, The Dying And The Dead' out. We've been mixing and mastering it, and the mastering was done yesterday. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Doors are debuting the first-ever official video for their classic track, "Riders On The Storm", in sync with a newly-released 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition of their 1971 album, "L.A. Woman."

Directed by Brendo Garcia and Adriano Gonfiantini, the clip for the single version of the iconic tune stars Brazilian actress Gabrielle Joie and was filmed in her home country on a soundstage using the same cutting-edge technology that's being used to make the The Mandalorian television series, mixing live-action footage and computer graphics in real-time to achieve a look that's evocative of the song's haunting, dreamlike vibe. (read more)

(hennemusic) Metallica are sharing video footage of their 1991 track, "Don't Tread On Me", from a full Black Album performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival in Daytona Beach, FL on November 14.

After opening the show with 2016's "Hardwired" and a pair of classic tracks, the band launched into a full version of the album in reverse order - beginning with the rarely-played "The Struggle Within" and "My Friend Of Misery", and eventually closing out their regular set with "Enter Sandman" before returning for encores. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin are streaming video footage of a performance of "Going To California" from their legendary 1975 series of concerts at London's Earls Court Arena.

The band played five shows over the course of nine nights in support of their sixth album, "Physical Graffiti", after the original three dates sold-out in a matter of hours and two more events were added due to overwhelming demand. (read more)

(hennemusic) Deep Purple have scored a UK Top debut with their new covers collection, "Turning To Crime." According to the Official Charts Company, the project enters the Official Albums Chart Top 100 at No. 28 in its opening week.

Recorded in Nashville, TN with producer Bob Ezrin, "Turning To Crime" is the first studio record by Deep Purple entirely made of songs not written by the band and previously-recorded by other artists. (read more)

(hennemusic) David Bowie has debuted the fifth and latest release in his "Brilliant Adventure" box set series on the UK charts. "David Bowie 5. Brilliant Adventure (1992-2001)" enters the Official Albums Chart Top 100 at No. 24 in its opening week.

The 11CD or 18LP editions include newly-remastered versions of 1993's "Black Tie White Noise" and "The Buddha of Suburbia", 1995's "1. Outside", 1997's "Earthling" and 1999's "hours...", along with the expanded live album, "BBC Radio Theatre, London, June 27,2000", the non-album / alternative version / B-sides and soundtrack music compilation "Re:Call 5", and the previously-unreleased "Toy." (read more)

(hennemusic) The countdown begins this week to the launch of the 2021 hennemusic Rock News Awards, which recognize the biggest rock news artists and stories of the past year.

In the tradition of the weekly hennemusic Hot 10, the daily rock news outlet will count down the Top 10 Rock News Artists and the Top 10 Rock News Stories of 2021 starting Wednesday, December 8. (read more)

Long Island rockers STFLR recently released their new EP, "A Collection Of Bad Ideas", and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song "Lessons Learned". Here is the story:

The song deals with someone who takes advantage of you or a situation to gain something from it. Nick had the majority of these lyrics for a number of years and finally had the perfect music to put them to. (continue)

Judas Priest frontman Rob Halford landed a top 21 story from February 2021 when it was revealed that the Black Sabbath supergroup Heaven & Hell considered reforming after Ronnie James Dio's death with Halford taking over as lead vocalist.

Vinny Appice revealed the news during the Rock Fantasy Files Ronnie James Dio edition on January 29th as he was reflecting on Halford performing with Black Sabbath at the final stop of Ozzy Osbourne's No More Tours farewell trek at the Pacific Amphitheater in 1992. (read more)

Original Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony scored a top 21 story from February 2021 after he said that "there has to be" a tribute concert to Eddie Van Halen, to honor legendary guitarist who passed away last year after a battle with cancer.

Anthony was asked about the possibility of a tribute concert to Eddie by Matt Pinfield during an appearance on Los Angeles radio station KLOS's series "New & Approved". (read more)

Ozzy Osbourne's son Jack had a top 21 story from February 2021 after he shared what a hard time that he had while his family was making the MTV reality series The Osbournes

During an episode of Chris Cornell's daughter Lily Cornell Silver's online streaming series Minds Wide Open, Jack reflected on his state of mind while his family filmed the reality show The Osbournes. He said, "I went through a real rough patch from the moment that we did The Osbournes. (read more)

Death From Above 1979 (DFA) had a top 21 story from February 2021 when they returned with a new single and video called "One + One", which is the group's first new musical output single 2017's "Outrage! Is Now".

Sebastien Grainger had this to say about the new single, "'One + One' is a love song. It's the karmic sequel to 'Romantic Rights.' My wife, Eva, became pregnant not long after we started working on the song, and after hearing an early version she said, 'I wish this song was dancier.' So I went back into the studio and re-worked the drums. (read more)

The Guns N' Roses and Quiet Riot supegroup project Hookers & Blow enjoyed a top 21 story from February 2021 when they released a stream of their take on The Zombie's legendary classic hit "Time Of The Season".

The band is headed by GNR's Dizzy Reed and Quiet Riot's Alex Grossi and the track will be included on their covers album. A staple of the band's live show, Dizzy had this to say about the cover, "We love The Zombies. Great band with a great name led by the incomparable Rod Argent and his keyboard wizardry. 'Time Of The Season' is an iconic song with a timeless message. (read more)

Pantera's Rex Brown had a top 21 story from February 2021 after he discussed the idea of a reunion with frontman Philip Anselmo that would be a tribute to the band's legacy and that if it did happen, it would not include Zakk Wylde.

The former Ozzy Osbourne guitarist has expressed his desire to part of a Pantera reunion for quite some time. The idea orignally was for the three surviving members, Anslemo, Brown and Vinnie Paul Abbott, to play with Zakk taking the place of Dimebag. Vinnie Paul passed away in 2018. (read more)

Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson earned a top 21 story from February 2021 when he shared during an interview that he and Geddy Lee have been talking about working together on new music and Alex believes that it will happen.

Alex made the comments during an interview with Make Weird Music. He said, "After we finished the last tour in 2015, I started just writing on my own and doing some stuff. Geddy was working on his book. (read more)

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