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Day in Rock Report for 01/07/2022

KISS have announced that they will be releasing the next title in their "Off The Soundboard" series on March 11th with the official bootleg release of their 2004 show in Virginia Beach.

"Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach" was captured during the band's Rock The Nation Tour, which was the first full U.S. tour to feature the lineup of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, and Eric Singer lineup. (read more)

(hennemusic) David Bowie's camp is streaming the newly-released box set edition of his lost 2001 album, "Toy." Available in 3CD and 610" vinyl editions, the "Toy (Box)" package features 38 tracks and includes the original studio album alongside a collection of alternative mixes and versions, and a set of stripped-down, acoustic-based mixes.

Following a legendary 2000 performance at the Glastonbury Festival, Bowie took his live band into the studio to capture new interpretations of songs he'd first recorded from 1964-1971. (read more)

A new season of The Song will premiere tonight with the first episode of two featuring Rob Thomas, leading a season featuring Collective Soul, Styx, Kenny Loggins and more.

Rob Thomas Part 1 will premiere tonight, January 8th and was recorded a private estate in Sherman, CT. Rob had this to say, "The Song was such a fun experience. It was so great to revisit the stories behind the songs and reconnect with that feeling that compels you to write in the first place." (read more)

Simple Plan have released a music video for their latest single "The Antidote," which they released late last year and precedes new music from the band, including a new album, later this year.

They had this to say about the new track, "A lot of people are going through some tough times right now and the song talks about the importance of having someone or something to turn to when life gets really hard. For a lot of our fans and for us, it's been music. Its power to heal, comfort, and be a lifeline has never been greater and more needed than now. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin revisit their classic acoustic track, "Going To California", on the seventh episode of their 50th anniversary video series about their 1971 album, "Led Zeppelin IV."

The ballad sees Robert Plant joined by Jimmy Page on acoustic guitar and John Paul Jones on mandolin. "There was no barrier to what we could do, or what we would take on," says Page, "because the musicians in this band were capable of doing anything, in any genre." (read more)

Spock's Beard UK are going to have to wait longer to see the band, as they have apparently postponed their first tour there since 2018 due to pandemic restrictions.

The venue London 229 shared the following message from the band, "It is with great regret that Spock's Beard is announcing the postponement of our upcoming UK 2022 Tour." (read more)

It looks like Dead & Company fans that planned to be Playing in the Sand in Cancun, Mexico this month will have to make other plans as the band has pulled the plug on the vacation music festival.

The sold-out event was scheduled to take place a Riviera Cancun this weekend, January 7th, 9th, and 10th, as well as 13th, 15th and 16th, but the group has been forced (read more)

Bon Jovi have announced that they will be returning to the road this spring to launch their Bon Jovi 2022 Tour that will visit arenas in select U.S. cities.

The tour is set to kick off on April 1st in Omaha, NE at the CHI Health Center and will run until April 30th, where is will conclude in Nashville, TN at the Bridgestone Arena. (read more)

Former Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba has elaborated on his reasons for the leaving the legendary group, and also saying that he happily stepped away to make way for Slash to return to his position.

Ashba was asked about his departure from the group during a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" and he explained that frontman Axl Rose had told him in 2016 that original lead guitarist Slash was returning to the band, but Rose still wanted DJ to remain. (read more)

Zakk Wylde shared that it is an "humbling, honoring moment" to be playing on Ozzy Osbourne's forthcoming album along with guitar icons Tony Iommi, Jeff Beck and Eric Clapton.

Ozzy confirmed back in November that his former lead guitarist, Wylde, appears on his full new album that is making with producer Andrew Watt, who was behind Osbourne's acclaimed 2020 album "Ordinary Man". (read more)

(hennemusic) Sammy Hagar was awarded the first accreditation of Honorary Ambassador of Los Cabos, Mexico during the municipality's first Medal of Honor during a January 5 ceremony presided over by Secretary of Tourism, Economics and Sustainability in Baja California Sur Rosa Maribel Collins Sánchez, President of Los Cabos Oscar Leggs Castro, and Director of Tourism Donna Jeffries, at Plaza Mijares in San Jose del Cabo.

"Sammy Hagar has long been the unofficial ambassador to Los Cabos," said Leggs Castro, "and through this official designation, we look forward to strengthening our tourism brand and economic growth through his global appeal." (read more)

Crown The Empire have announced that drummer Brent Taddie has parted ways with the band after spending a decade with them. They have not yet revealed his replacement.

They group broke the news via social media with the following statement, "After many wonderful years of friendship, adventures, and non-stop touring together worldwide, Crown The Empire and Brent Taddie have parted ways. (read more)

Five Finger Death Punch celebrated frontman Ivan Moody's 42nd birthday by released their official music video for the song "The Tragic Truth".

The song was originally released in 2011 as an iTunes bonus track for their album "American Capitalist" and was later included on their "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" collection. (read more)

Miranda Lambert and Little Big Town have announced that they are once again teaming up for a new run of dates for their acclaimed The Bandwagon Tour.

They originally joined forces back in 2018 to co-headline the original Bandwagon Tour, and they have decided to launch a new run of dates under the same banner with support from The Cadillac Three. (read more)

Walker Hayes has released a brand new single called "Drinking Songs". The track comes from his forthcoming album, "Country Stuff The Album", that is set to hit stores on January 21st.

The song was co-written by Hayes and Jordan Gray and was produced by Joe Thibodeau ("Fancy Like") and Multi-Grammy Award Winner Shane McAnally. (read more)

The Ocean have announced that they have been forced to cancel their European tour that was scheduled to kick off tonight (January 7th) in Germany, due to Covid restrictions.

They had this to say, "As most of you might have noticed, the world f***en sucks these days, and to contribute our own share to this great contemporary global suckfest, we see no other option but to cancel our upcoming tour. (read more)

The first episode of 2022 of Queen The Greatest video series heads back to November 1995 to look at Queen's fastest selling and most successful studio album to date - Made In Heaven.

While the Tribute Concert had been the perfect occasion for fans and the band to come together and celebrate the life, the works, and the dreams of one Freddie Mercury, for Brian, Roger and John there still remained some unfinished business. (read more)

The Cactus Blossoms have released their brand new single "Everybody" that features Jenny Lewis. The track comes from their forthcoming album, "One Day", which is set to be released on February 11th.

Jack Torrey had this to say about the song: "Have you ever heard the saying "everyone is just doing the best they can?', I wanted to put that idea into a song. (read more)

Battle Beast have premiered a music video for their new single "Where Angels Fear To Fly". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Circus Of Doom," which will arrive on January 21st.

Janne Bjorkroth had this to say, "'Where Angels Fear to Fly' was born of gratitude to those who have had the courage to change the world. With the song we want to show our respect for those who have been cracking unequal structures for generations. It was inspired by our grandparents and other brave pioneers who have worked hard for a more equal society. (read more)

Boston rockers Sounds & Scenarios just released their brand double single "Stalemate/Hey Jealousy," and to celebrate we asked singer/guitarist Tyler Chase to tell us about the original track. Here is the story:

"Stalemate" was one of the first tracks that I wrote during the start of the pandemic. The lyrics are based on my frustration with being relocated to my hometown in Vermont after losing my job and having to move out of my apartment in Boston, and how I was feeling defeated that I had to go home. (continue)

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