Day in Rock Report for 01/20/2022
Ghost have released a music video for their new single "Call Me Little Sunshine" and they also announced that their new album, "Impera", is set to be released on March 11th.
The group's first album will feature the following 12 tracks, "Imperium", "Kaisarion," "Spillways," "Call Me Little Sunshine," "Hunter's Moon," "Watcher In The Sky," "Dominion," "Twenties," "Darkness At The Heart Of My Love," "Griftwood," "Bite Of Passage," and "Respite On The Spital Fields. (read more)
(hennemusic) KISS have announced a series of rescheduled US concert dates that will take place this spring that are part of their The End Of The Road farewell tour.
The original shows were postponed from August and September of last year when Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons each separately tested positive for COVID-19. (read more)
Every Time I Die frontman Keith Buckley took to social media on Wednesday (January 19th) to offer his side of the story regarding the band's break up.
Buckley wrote, "There is absolutely no hate in my heart when I say that whatever is going on with the guys from now on is between them and their God. Any emotional/ mental connection I had to them was thoroughly severed when I got that letter on Dec. 20th. That was where our paths finally diverged completely. (read more)
Reels will be looking back at the tragic 2003 Station Nightclub fire that broke out during a Great White concert that claimed the lives of 100 people, including guitarist Ty Longley, in their new special "America's Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List", on the anniversary of the tragedy.
America's Deadliest Rock Concert: The Guest List will premiere Sunday, February 20 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Here is the official synopsis: "The documentary presents the deeply personal stories of lives forever altered by the tragic Station nightclub fire that left 100 people dead, more than 200 injured, and devastated the tight-knit community of West Warwick, Rhode Island. (read more)
Wolfgang Van Halen joined Creed/Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti's solo band, Tremonti, on tour back in 2012 when Brian Marshall was unable to join them.
It a new interview, Wolfgang shared that he learned the band's entire set list the night before the tour began. He told Classic Rock, "Yes! I happened to have been in New Jersey with my friends in Sevendust, where they were recording [2013 album] Black Out The Sun, I was just hanging out with them, and I happened to have some of my bass equipment with me because we were just jamming and stuff. (read more)
Hammerfall have released a visualizer for their brand new single, "Venerate Me", which features a special guest appearance from legendary metal vocalist King Diamond.
Guitarist Oscar Dronjak had this to say about the new song, "The second single is here, and I'm very, very proud of it! The music was written during the darkest, most uninspiring days of the pandemic and still came out as one of the strongest on the whole album. Joacim's fantastic lyric idea makes this track really stand out, and the special guest appearance towards the end really pushes it over the edge!" (read more)
(hennemusic) David Bowie's social media team are streaming an official playlist in honor of the late rocker's 75th birthday this month. "For those of you who don't do audio streaming, we've curated the David Bowie 75 Official Playlist," says the team. "Enjoy a whole load of Bowie's most celebrated tracks and music videos from across the decades all in one place for your sound + vision pleasure."
Bowie's estate launched two immersive pop-ups in New York and London in October - 75 days before his birthday on January 8 - as part of a year-long celebration marking the milestone. (read more)
Chicago based musician Peter Joly recently released his new album, "Easy Has Never Been the Way," and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the song "Friend". Here is the story:
In 2001 my best friend, best man [at my wedding] and music collaborator killed himself. We had celebrated life and music together but I couldn't bring myself to attend his memorial service. I was angry. I will always feel shameful of that. In a "2001 moment" I wrote and recorded the song "Peter Flynn" in defiance of who knows what. Twenty years removed and with two decades of perspective, I wrote another song about that same friend. I titled it "Friend." This most recent song addresses a painful truth: sometimes people take their own lives. Those left behind wish, in retrospect, [that] they had said this or that and had prevented such horror. But, what's done is done. Hindsight is pointless. Life is beautiful. (continue)