Day in Rock Report for 01/06/2022
Slash says in a new interview that there is new music from Guns N' Roses "coming out as we speak" and reflected on how positive it has been with the band since their reunion.
The legendary guitarist is featured in the cover story of the latest issue of Classic Rock and they shared some nuggets from the feature on their website, including what he had to say about new music from the band. (read more)
The 40th anniversary of Sammy Hagar's "Standing Hampton" album is being celebrated by the syndicated radio show In The Studio With Redbeard: The Stories Behind History's Greatest Rock Bands.
Redbeard had this to say about the episode, "Like Cheap Trick during the second half of the Seventies, Sammy Hagar had been the perennial best support/ opening act in rock during the same period, a stalwart undercard name after that first landmark Montrose debut but never getting a title shot until music manager/ label owner David Geffen premiered his new label with Sammy Hagar's Standing Hampton in January 1982 ( Geffen's other initial signing was some piano player named Elton something ,who I understand is still working if you can believe that). Sammy Hagar joins me here In the Studio to share the stories and some of his best leading up to and including 'There's Only One Way to Rock', 'I'll Fall in Love Again', and 'Heavy Metal' on the fortieth anniversary of Standing Hampton, the pivotal album in Sammy Hagar's long career. (read more)
Henry Rollins has announced that he has been forced to cancel the UK and European leg of his Good To See You 2022 tour, but the North American leg is still scheduled to go ahead.
The news was broken to fans with the following social media message, "Due to the surge in COVID-19 and the challenges it presents, Henry's upcoming European / UK tour dates have been canceled. (read more)
Former Fozzy drummer Frank Fontsere has taken to social media to explain the reason that he announced his depart from the group this past Monday (January 3rd).
Fontsere shared the following message via his Instagram "Hello, As you may have already heard, I have decided to step down as the drummer for FOZZY. This was a very painful decision to make even though it was the correct one. Getting on stage with guys I love and making music I love is something I will miss terribly. I will also miss getting to meet and interact with all the wonderful people who came to see us over the years. FOZZY has the best fans in the world. (read more)
Chicago rockers Burned In Effigy have released a music video for their new song "Doomsayer". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Rex Mortem," which is set to be released on January 28th.
Bassist Matt Watkins had this to say about the track, "Doomsayer was a song we wrote not long after our debut EP and really became the core of our sound moving forward. It incorporated more themes from death metal while retaining its balance with melody, allowing for more aggression to come through in the music. (read more)
Eddie Van Halen's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli has revealed the final words that they legendary guitarist said before his untimely death following his long battle with cancer.
Carrie Underwood made a special appearance in the season 4 finale of the hit Netflix series "Cobra Kai" and covered the Survivor classic "The Moment Of Truth" from "The Karate Kid" movie.
The song famously was used in the end of credits of the original film and Carrie put her unique stamp on it for the finale of the brand new season of the spin-off series. (read more)
Avenged Sevenfold frontman M Shadows spoke about the progress on the band's forthcoming follow-up to their 2016 album, "The Stage", and revealed an unexpected influence.
As we reported earlier this week, Shadows said that the band is focused on finishing the new record. He reiterated that in a new interview with Metal Hammer. (read more)
The official Ronnie James Dio documentary will be released later this year, according to the legendary metal vocalist's widow and manager, Wendy Dio.
Wendy appeared on a new episode of the Lucas H Gordon Show and had this to say about the film, "Coming out (this) year. I just saw the first cut of it, it was very emotional. (read more)
Fit For An Autopsy have premiered a music video for their new song "Two Towers". The track comes from the group's forthcoming album, "Oh What The Future Holds", which is set to hit stores on January 14th.
The group had this to say about the single, "Conceptually, 'Two Towers' is an abstract story which follows the journey of your past self and future self, and the forces that pull them apart. (read more)
alt-J today have released a brand new music video for their song "Hard Drive Gold," and the clip also marked the directorial debut for the band's singer/guitarist/songwriter Joe Newman.
"Hard Drive Gold," is the third single from the band's forthcoming album, "The Dream", which is set to be released on February 11th. Joe had this to say about the track, "'Hard Drive Gold' is a slightly tongue-in-cheek song written at what we thought was the height of the cryptocurrency gold rush. (read more)
Voivod have shared a lyric video for their new single "Paranormalium." The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Synchro Anarchy", which will arrive on February 11th.
Guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain had this to say about the track, ""Paranormalium" opens with the very last guitar melody you hear on The Wake's last song 'Sonic Mycelium', in the fade out of the string quartet. (read more)
Dolly Parton has started 2022 with a bang, the music icon has been presented with a 47 Gold and Platinum certifications from around the world.
She had this to say, "I've often said that my songs are like my children, and I expect them to support me later in my life. Well, it looks like they are doing just that! (read more)
The 64th Annual Grammy Awards ceremony that was to take place on January 31st, has been postponed to a be determined dates due to the "uncertainty surrounding" due to concern about Covid.
The Recording Academy and CBS had this to say, "After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual Grammy Awards Show. (read more)
Scary Kids Scaring Kids and D.R.U.G.S have announced that they are teaming up to coheadline The Velocity Records Tour that will feature support from Secrets, Dead American and Glasslands.
The tour will be kicking off on February 16th Ft. Wayne, Indiana at Piere's and is scheduled to wrap up on March 20th in Worcester, MA at The Palladium. (read more)
Circa Survive have announced that they have been forced to delay the kick off of their Blue Sky Noise Anniversary Tour, with the first month of dates being postponed.
The tour, featuring support from Tigers Jaw and Soul Glo, was originally set to kick off tomorrow, January 7th in Sayreville, NJ, but will now be launched on February 6th in Ft. Lauderdale, FL, due to Covid concerns. (read more)
Bannister Effect (Eli Wenger and Joe Puleo) are gearing to release their debut album, "A Life I Knew" on January 21st and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the record's new single "Again". Here is the story:
Eli Wenger: The song Again is a lighthearted attempt to address a serious and universal truth. The world will knock you down. YOU will knock yourself down. There is no escape from that reality. The question is whether you have it in you get back up. The song's sound and structure needed to capture the frustration and brutality of getting pummeled upon repeatedly, but also needed to recognize and embrace the grace that is needed to forgive both the universe and yourself, in order to get up and move on with life. (continue)
(hennemusic) The Beatles will screen their legendary 1969 rooftop concert - as featured in the new docuseries "Get Back" - in IMAX as part of an exclusive event on January 30.
The evening will see footage of the band's live performance on the rooftop of Apple Corps' Savile Row headquarters on January 30, 1969 featured alongside a Q&A with filmmaker Peter Jackson. (read more)
The Eagles have announced that they have added 12 brand new stops to their upcoming Hotel California Tour that features the band playing the entire iconic album accompanied by an orchestra and choir.
The newly extended tour now features dates in Cleveland, OH; Chicago, IL; Indianapolis, IN; Detroit, MI; Pittsburgh, PA; Philadelphia, PA; Columbus, OH; Buffalo, NY; Belmont Park, NY; Nashville, TN; Tulsa, OK; and Salt Lake City, UT. (read more)