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Day in Rock Report for 01/12/2022

Legendary Rush guitarist Alex Lifeson's new band Envy Of None have released a lyric video for their debut single, "Liar", which comes from the band's forthcoming self-titled album that is set to hit stores on April 8th.

The group also features Andy Curran (Coney Hatch), Alfio Annibalini and singer Maiah Wynne. Lifeson said of the vocalist, "Maiah became my muse. She was able to bring this whole new ethereal thing through her sense of melody on tracks like 'Liar' and 'Look Inside'. (read more)

Suicide Silence and Carnifex have announced that they will be headlining the Chaos & Carnage Tour that will feature support from Lorna Shore, Upon A Burning Body, AngelMaker and Distant.

Chris Garza of Suicide Silence had this to say, "For over 2 decades it's been deeply humbling to see how far the genre has come. Chaos & Carnage brings to you the best of the best from multiple generations. It's an honor to still be here, sharing the stage with Carnifex and the rest of these amazing bands. STOKED." (read more)

Hachette Books have announced that they will be publishing music icon Kenny Loggins' memoir "Still Alright" on hardcover, e-book, and an audio format by Hachette Audio on June 14th.

"Writing this book and piecing together the moments of my life has been a really eye-opening experience for me," says Loggins. "It's almost like therapy, to get to look at how honest I can be. How honest can I be about my motivations, my reactions to certain relationships and circumstances, what did I learn, and how did it affect my music." (read more)

An unearthed recording of what is billed as the debut live performance of Cactus is being released as a new live album called "The Birth Of Cactus 1970".

Cleopatra Records will be releasing "The Birth Of Cactus 1970" digitally, on digipak CD and as a special Purple vinyl on January 21st and will feature these six live tracks: "One Way...Or Another," "Sweet Sixteen," "No Need To Worry," "Medley: Let Me Swim / Big Mama Boogie / Oleo," "Feel So Good," and "Parchman Farm." (read more)

San Diego, CA pop-punkers Summer Years have just released a music video for their new single "Small World", which comes from their brand new EP "You Can't Live There Forever".

Noah Rabe had this to say about the track, "Small World is the first ballad from Summer Years. Nick wrote the lyrics about his home town and the desire to keep the things you love sacred and the same, but knowing that things always change is the best way to value what you have. If it doesn't last forever, when 'it' is happening, that's the time to enjoy it. (read more)

Silent Theory have announced that they will be hitting the road for a mini trek later this month that will mark the band's first stand-alone tour dates since 2019.

Things will be kicking off on January 21st at the Iron Phnx in Spearfish, SD and will conclude on January 26th at 2454 West in Greeley, CO. Kingdom Collapse will also be on the bill for four of the six dates. (read more)

Mammoth WVH and Dirty Honey have announced that they have been forced to postpone the kick off of their Young Guns coheadlining tour by a month due to current pandemic conditions.

The tour was originally scheduled to kick off on January 21st at the House Of Blues in Chicago, but is now set to launch on February 20th in Denver, CO at the Ogden Theatre. (read more)

Ghost and Volbeat have announced a special limited edition double A-side vinyl release featuring their respective covers of Metallica Black Album classics to celebrate their upcoming coheadlining tour.

The 7" pressed on crystal clear vinyl and limited to only 3,000 units with 115 copies available at each tour stop and feature each band's contribution to the special Metallica Blacklist charity album. (read more)

Organizers have revealed the details for the 2022 edition of the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival which will take place June 16th through 19th, 2022 on the Bonnaroo Farm, in Manchester, TN.

The event will feature 10 stages and some of the rock highlights include headline performances from Tool and Fleetwood Mac legend Stevie Nicks, as well as Robert Plant & Alison Krauss. (read more)

Jethro Tull have released a music video for their brand new single "The Zealot Gene". The song is the title track to their first new album in almost two decades, which is set to be released on January 28th.

Ian Anderson had this to say about the track, "The title track offers many allusions to the radical, politically-charged world of populism in leadership. As a song lyric, it sums up, for me, the divisive nature of societal relationships and the extreme views which fuel the fires of hate and prejudice, more so today perhaps, than at any time in history. (read more)

Mike Zito has announced that he will be releasing his brand new double live album, that will be entitled "Blues For The Southside", on February 18th.

"Blues For The Southside" was captured during Zito's November 26, 2021 performance at the Old Rock House in St. Louis, MO and features Mike and his band, Matthew Johnson (vocals/drums), Lewis Stephens (piano/organ), Doug Byrkit (vocals/ bass), along with special guests Tony Campanella and Dave Kalz, and Eric Gales, playing some of Mike's classic songs, as well as covers and the brand new title track to this live album. (read more)

Catharsis pay homage to the black and white horror movies of the 1930s with their brand new Marcin Pawlowski directed music video for their track "Your Truth."

The song comes from the band's latest album, "Human Failures" and the video was shot in the original ruins of the mausoleum nearby the palace in SÅ‚awikow, Poland. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Foo Fighters are streaming the trailer for their forthcoming horror-comedy film, "Studio 666." Due in US theaters on February 25 and directed by BJ McDonnell ("Hatchet III"), the project sees the band move into an Encino mansion steeped in grisly rock and roll history to record their much-anticipated 10th album.

Once in the house, Dave Grohl finds himself dealing with supernatural forces that threaten both the completion of the album and the lives of the band. (read more)

(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones 60th anniversary is being celebrated this year with a new series of exclusive Royal Mail stamps in the band's native UK. The project presents a mix of live performance images, publicity photos and vintage tour graphics over the 12-stamp run, which recognizes the iconic group's formation in 1962.

"Few bands in the history of rock have managed to carve out a career as rich and expansive as that of the Rolling Stones," said David Gold, Royal Mail's director of public affairs & policy, in a press statement (via Forbes). "They have created some of modern music's most iconic and inspirational albums, with ground-breaking live performances to match. They have sold an estimated 250M records and in the U.K. have eight no.1 singles and 13 no.1 albums. Their countless awards include four Grammys, three MTV Music Awards and nine NME Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1989. (read more)

Placebo have released a visualizer video for their brand-new single, "Try Better Next Time". The song comes from the group's forthcoming studio album, "Never Let Me Go", which is due March 25th.

They describe the new track as follows, "'Try Better Next Time' further opens up what we know about Never Let Me Go's frank and honest depiction of our modern times. (read more)

Saxon pay tribute to those lost to the pandemic with their new single and video, "Remember the Fallen". The song comes from the NWOBHM icon's forthcoming album, "Carpe Diem", which will be hitting stores on February 4th.

The music video for "Remember the Fallen" is a reportage-style video montaged with footage of the band's individual recording sessions. Frontman Biff Byford says of the song, "I wanted to write a song about Covid, about the people that have died, and give my perception of how it seemed to happen. (read more)

Persefone have released a music video for their new single "Merkabah". The song come the Andorran extreme progressive metal group's new album.

"metanoia", the new genre-crossing effort, their debut release with Napalm Records, is set to be released on February 4th and will feature collaborations with Steffen Kummerer (Obscura, Thulcandra), Einar Solberg (Leprous), Angel Vivaldi and Merethe Soltvedt (Two Steps From Hell). (read more)

(hennemusic) Neil Young And Crazy Horse have released a music video for the song "Tumblin' Thru The Years", a track from their recently-released album, "Barn."

The follow-up to the group's 2019 album, "Colorado", sees Young joined by Billy Talbot, Ralph Molina and Nils Lofgren for the 2021 project. Young and Niko Bolas co-produced the record, which was recorded in the Rockies last June with the Le Mobile Recording Studio. "It's been a long time since we have been together, and more than a few tears have been shed," shared Young during the sessions for the record. (read more)

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