Day in Rock Report for 01/17/2022
(hennemusic) Heart singer Ann Wilson is sharing a video featuring her 2020 cover of the Alice In Chains classic, "Rooster." Wilson performed the song during a December 2020 tribute to Alice In Chains as part of an event that saw the group honored with a Founders Award by the Museum Of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA.
"I wanted to remain true to the song as much as possible, but I wanted to make it my own," Wilson told The Seattle Times at the time of the event. "But really, honoring the original spirit of the song, which is cockroaches and flies and all this kind of stuff [laughs]. (read more)
The Lumineers have released a music video for their new single "Where We Are". The track comes from their just released new album, "Brightside".
The video and song were inspired by real life event involving singer-guitarist and co-founder Wesley Schultz and his future wife. It was directed by The Lumineers Creative Director and Schultz's longtime friend Nicholas Sutton Bell and his brother Dylan Bell. (read more)
Music legend Dolly Parton has shared a lyric video for her brand new single "Big Dreams and Faded Jeans." The track comes from her forthcoming album, "Run, Rose Run."
Dolly had this to say about the new song, "So many people come to Nashville with their sack of songs. Whether they're running from anything or not, they're running towards a future. That's what 'Big Dreams and Faded Jeans' is all about. I am so pleased to finally share the first song from this exciting new album with all of you!" (read more)
Hardcore Superstar have released a music video for their new single "Forever and a Day". The song comes from their forthcoming album, "Abrakadabra," which is set to hit stores on March 25th.
The band once again called on Johan Reiven to produce this new album, which was recorded in 2020 and 2021 at both Osterlyckan and Bombastik in Musikens Hus - Gothenburg. (read more)
Legendary Accept and U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider will be sharing his take on the music that has inspired him with the release of his new album "My Way" on April 22nd.
The record will feature his renditions of 17 tracks that have had a personal impact on him, including songs that fans would not expect the metal giant to perform. (read more)
Zappa Records/UMe are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa and The Mothers' "Fillmore East - June 1971" live album with the expanded "The Mothers 1971" box set on March 18th. We were sent the following details:
Released in August 1971 just two months after it was recorded, Fillmore East - June 1971 was Frank Zappa and The Mothers' masterstroke conceptual live album, a well-oiled and well-edited aural treatise chronicling the prurient feast and famine of a certain band's somewhat salacious life on (and off) the road. In effect, it was the seemly predecessor to October 1971's expansive, groundbreaking magnum opus, 200 Motels, the surrealistic documentary and soundtrack which ultimately took on a life of its own. Even so, Fillmore East - June 1971, the landmark live recording with the scrawled "penzil" cover art made to resemble a bootleg of the day, managed to capture its own level of then-modern zeitgeist in patented Zappa-reconstructed form. (read more)
Born of Osiris guitarist Lee McKinney is celebrating the release of his brand solo album, "In The Light Of Knowledge," which hit stores last week via Sumerian Records.
McKinney had this to say, "I couldn't be more proud of In The Light of Knowledge. I've always described this album as being as close to 'inside an artist's mind' as you can get. That's not just because in a way each of these songs is somewhat of a diary entry for me emotionally, but it's also because I wrote every instrument, produced, edited, engineered, mixed, and mastered it on my own. What you hear is exactly what I heard and felt when creating it in my studio - unchanged by anything or anyone. On that note, thank you to Adrián Terrazas-González for his saxophone contributions, and thank you to Misstiq for her piano contribution to Crystal Song. (read more)
Cold Night For Alligators have released a video for their brand new single "Behind Curtains." The track comes from their forthcoming album, "The Hindsight Notes, which is out February 4th.
Frontman Johan Pedersen had this to say about the song, "This was one of the earliest lyrics I wrote for this record, during a transitional period in my life. I was on my own, had just lost my home, was living in a suitcase, and felt quite unmoored. (read more)
Agathodaimon have released a music video for their new single "Ain't Death Grand", which comes from their first new album in nine years, "The Seven" (out March 18th).
Sathonys had this to say about the new song and video, "'Ain't Death Grand' was the first song we've written together after our reunion, so it rightfully became the first video clip. Especially as it acts as an excellent teaser for what's still to come (read more)
Portland alt-rockers Veio have released a music video for their brand new single, "Janus," which was produced by Stephan Hawkes (Chelsea Grin, Attila, I Declare War).
The band said of the track, "Janus is a song about trials and tribulations of the past, present and future. We've overcome a lot of adversity in our time as a band and the song is about us trying to endure and overcome." (read more)
Ghost will be warming up for their upcoming North American tour with Volbeat by appearing as the musical guest on this Thursday's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The episode will air this Thursday, January 20th at 11:35 PM EST on ABC and the band will be launching their coheadlining tour with Volbeat next Tuesday, January 25th in Reno, NV at the Reno Events Center. (read more)
Cult Of Luna broke the bad news to fan in Europe that they have been forced to cancel their Spring tour in support of their forthcoming album, "The Long Road North".
The record will be hitting stores on February 11th and the band was set to hit the road in Europe with Alcest and Svalbard on February 24th, but the tour has now been cancelled due to the pandemic. (read more)
Soilwork have made it official, after working with the band since 2019, they have made bass player Rasmus Ehrnborn an official full member of the band.
They had this to say, "We are pleased to finally welcome Rasmus Ehrnborn to the Soilwork family and announce him as our official bass player and full time member of the band. (read more)
Samantha Fish has shared some good news and bad news with fans in the UK. She has been forced to postpone his winter tour, but she has added three new stops to the trek.
Fish had this to say, "Hello to all my friends over in the UK and Europe. Once again due to the nature of the pandemic and the different restrictions imposed across Europe, I've reluctantly had to reschedule my February 2022 dates to October 2022. (read more)
Japanese rockers Boris have premiered a music video their brand new single "Beyond Good and Evil". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "W", which will arrive this Friday, January 21st.
"Beyond Good and Evil" takes inspiration from the devastating past of Wata's hometown, Hiroshima. The band had this to say, "There is a vast magnitude in a huge mushroom cloud and in decaying ruins. We feel both the sadness and beauty of these things at the same time; that is who we are. (read more)
Boston rockers Myth Of I just released their brand new single "The Expedition" featuring Lattermath's Eli Cutting and to celebrate we asked Tyler Fritzel to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
Back in the very very early days of Myth Of I, Jennings and I really didn't know what we wanted to do or what Myth Of I was going to sound like. We wrote probably 15 songs in about 6 months that were just absolutely all over the place stylistically. Some of them ended up on our first EP 'S.T.E.M.' and about 10 others did not. One of them that didn't make the cut was "The Expedition". Jennings and I both really liked this song but it felt too bare to be released as an instrumental alongside the rest of the EP which was all instrumental. We were so naive and still very much are to this day but we held onto those tracks and through time and our own personal growth we were able to work with Eli Cutting of Lattermath and he really helped bring this song into its own. Something Jennings and I would not have been able to do ourselves. (continue)
Staind frontman Aaron Lewis was forced to postpone the kick off of his solo acoustic tour as he recovers from surgery to have his appendix removed.
His team shared a photo of Aaron from his hospital bed and the message, "No more appendix, and no shows this weekend but AFL is out of surgery, and doing just fine." (read more)
He is Legend have been forced to cancel their appearance in the upcoming ShipRocked 2022 because frontman Schuylar Croom has been dealing with health issues for the past year.
The band shared this update on their official Facebook page, "Extremely sad to announce that we are unable to perform on this year's Shiprocked Cruise along with the surrounding headlining dates. We are/have been dealing with a serious non-covid related health issue in the band, and have no option but to cancel. (read more)
Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame member Dallas Frazier has passed away at age 82. Frazier penned hits such as "Elvira," "There Goes My Everything," "Alley Oop" and more.
Artists such as Jack Greene, Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Diana Ross, Engelbert Humperdink, Brenda Lee, Willie Nelson, Gene Watson, Merle Haggard, Charlie Louvin, Rodney Crowell, Poco, George Jones, Connie Smith, Charley Pride, and more recorded his songs. (read more)
Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd has premiered his brand new solo single "Dime In My Dryer", which is the latest track from his forthcoming album, "Echoes And Cocoons" (out March 11th).
"Dime In My Dryer" follows the release of the previous singles, "Pocket Knife" and "Petrichor." Brandon had this to say about the new track, "It was in the relative silence of a world mostly shut down that I noticed how loud things had been in the before-times. (read more)
Underoath are celebrating the release of their brand new studio album, "Voyeurist," by sharing a visualizer video for the ominous focus track "We're All Gonna Die".
Guitarist Tim McTague had this to say about the themes of the album and "We're All Gonna Die", "The album concept came out of the larger idea that everything is a manipulation...from the news to social media to how you present yourself, even to the people closest to you. (read more)