Day in Rock Report for 01/05/2022
Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth has made his first public comments since his Las Vegas residency shows were canceled earlier this week.
Roth stated back in October that the now canceled shows at the House Of Blues inside Mandalay Bay were to be his farewell concerts. He told the Las Vegas Review Journal, "I am throwing in the shoes. I'm retiring. (read more)
The hit 1990s MTV animated characters Beavis and Butt-Head will be returning this year with a new movie "and more" on the Paramount+ streaming service.
The news was broken by the show's creator Matt Judge in a tweet that he posted on Tuesday (January 4th) night. He shared a photo of middle-aged versions of the characters (read more)
Thursday have announced that they have been forced to postpone the first 12 concert stops of their U.S. headlining tour that was set to kick off this week.
The band originally planned to launch the tour January 6th in Virginia Beach at Elevation 27, but will now be kicking off the shorter trek on January 28th with an eye towards rescheduling the dates. (read more)
Fit For A King frontman Ryan Kirby took to social media to share the news that the band is in Los Angeles working on their forthcoming new studio album.
Kirby tweeted the news on Monday (January 3rd). He first wrote, "In LA working on a new FFAK record." The album will be the follow-up to their 2020 effort "The Path". (read more)
(hennemusic) Neil Young And Crazy Horse have issued a music video for "Don't Forget Love", which is a track from their recently-released studio album, "Barn."
"I wrote that song for myself," shares Young in a companion video, "so that whenever I start to lose it, I can just listen to that and go 'I wrote that; why can't I just do that.' So a lot of it's cheap therapy; very cheap: we threw that in for nothing - you paid for nine songs and you got that one for nothing." (read more)
The inside story of the Tattoo the Earth Tour that featured Metallica, Slayer, Slipknot and more, is being told by the trek's creator Scott Alderman in a brand new book.
"Caravan of Pain: The True Story of the Tattoo the Earth Tour" will be published on March 15, 2022 and will include illustrated with memorabilia and never-before-seen photos. (read more)
(hennemusic) Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds are streaming a demo online of a new song that is entitled "Trying To Find A World That's Been And Gone: Part 1."
"So we didn't actually get there in the end did we?," shares Gallagher on social media. "I finished writing/demoing the next NGHFB album about 10 days ago. (read more)
Lady A have released a lyric video for their brand new single "What A Song Can Do", which is the title track to the group's forthcoming studio album.
Charles Kelley had this to say about the son,g "We have been overfilled with gratitude after releasing this album and we don't take it lightly that after eight albums our music still resonates with so many people. (read more)
Nekrogoblikon have released a music video for their new single "This Is It." The track comes from their forthcoming album "The Fundamental Slimes and Humours."
They had this to say about the new track, "We're excited to finally release 'This Is It,' the second single from our upcoming album The Fundamental Slimes and Humours. (read more)
(hennemusic) Mammoth WVH scored a top 21 story from November 2021 after the Eddie Van Halen tribute track, "Distance", earned Wolfgang Van Halen his first Grammy Award nomination.
Released a month after his father passed away last fall at 65 following a long battle with cancer, the tune is now a finalist in the songwriters category, Best Rock Song, at the 64th Grammy Awards next January. (read more)
Blink-182 singer and bassist Mark Hoppus landed a top 21 story from November 2021 after he 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)
Planes Mistaken For Stars' Gared O'Donnell Dead At 44 was a top 21 story from November 2021: Planes Mistaken For Stars lead singer, guitarist, and co-founder Gared O'Donnell has died at the age of 44 following his diagnosis with stage 3 esophageal cancer last summer.
The band shared the sad news with fans with the following, "It is impossible to express the depth of sorrow in which we must announce that Gared O'Donnell, our brother, our leader, our captain, who has done more to cultivate love and light in this world than any of us can understand, has moved on from his physical form here with us and crossed the rainbow bridge into the eternal ether. In his final days/hours, he was surrounded by the love of his family, his friends, his bandmates, and many others from afar. (read more)
(hennemusic) AC/DC earned a top 21 story from November 2021 after the legendary band scored three nominations for the 2022 Grammy Awards ceremony with their latest studio album, "Power Up," including best rock album honors.
The Recording Academy unveiled the list on Tuesday for the 64th event, which sees the band's 2020 record as a contender for Best Rock Album (alongside projects by Foo Fighters, Chris Cornell, Paul McCartney, and Black Pumas), while the set's lead single, "Shot In The Dark", was recognized as a finalist in the Best Rock Performance and Best Music Video categories. (read more)
Metal legends Judas Priest landed a top 21 story from November 2021 when they 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)
The Eagles scored a top 21 story from November 2021 after they announced that they extended their popular Hotel California Tour into 2022 with a new leg that will visit various U.S. cities early next year.
The special trek features the band, Don Henley, Joe Walsh, and Timothy B. Schmit, with Deacon Frey and Vince Gill, joined by an orchestra and choir for a performance of the entire classic album, followed by a set of the band's hits. (read more)
(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar scored a top 21 story from November 2021 after he performed at halftime during the NFL Las Vegas Raiders home game on Sunday, November 21st, and fan filmed footage of the jam has been shared online.
The Red Rocker and guitarist Vic Johnson joined the Raiders House Band to deliver his 1982 single, "There's Only One Way To Rock", and Van Halen's 1991 classic, "Right Now", at the city's Allegiant Stadium. (read more)
Ozzy Osbourne had a top 21 story from November 2021 when it was reported that the stolen original Gold Record that he 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)
(hennemusic) Whitesnake landed a top 21 story from November 2021 when they announced Tanya O'Callaghan as their new bassist ahead of the start of the band's farewell tour next year. O'Callaghan joins Whitesnake following word that the group had parted ways with longtime member Michael Devin.
"Well, well, well... Ladies & Gentlemen... Boys & Girls...," shared the band, "We are very proud to announce & to introduce you all to our newest Snake... or should I say... SNAKETTE!!! Please give a LOUD Whitesnake Choir welcome to The Irish Tornado! (read more)
(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi scored a top 21 story from November 2021 after he launched a line of perfume with a companion song entitled "Scent Of Dark" and he has shared a music video for the track.
The instrumental was inspired through a collaboration with Sergio Momo, the founder and creative manager of the Italian perfumier Xerjoff, as the pair developed a new fragrance of the same name. (read more)
Wild Ride recently released their new album "Good Things" and to celebrate we asked guitarist/vocalist, Marek Lisiak to tell us about the song "I'm Still Alive". Here is the story:
"I'm Still Alive" by Wild Ride is inspired by Marek working hard to make a living as a musician, by playing music on weekends, at bars, and the Santa Monica Pier during the week, busking. It was also inspired by Kerri who survived a stroke, (causing short term memory loss and confusion) both continuing to live their dream of playing music, and hoping to inspire others to overcome their own obstacles and reach for their dreams. (continue)