Day in Rock Report for 01/21/2022
Organizers have announced that they have added a second dates to the When We Were Young Festival at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on Sunday, Oct. 23rd, after the first date sold out.
The second date will include the same lineup as the first date (October 22nd), featuring headline performances from My Chemical Romance and Paramore. (read more)
Testament have shared the sad news that they have amicably parted ways with iconic drummer Gene Hoglan after a decade due to conflicting scheduling commitments.
The band had this to say, "We are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene's additional tours and solo endeavors in 2022 conflict insurmountably with Testament's rescheduled dates after two years of lost time due to the pandemic. Rather than Testament having to reschedule upcoming dates (yet again) or Gene having to cancel his own plans, we have decided to amicably part ways. (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen look back at the launch of their acclaimed musical We Will Rock You on latest episode of the band's 50th anniversary video series The Greatest.
"We had a series of scripts given to us," recalls Roger Taylor, "and Robert De Niro, strangely, took an interest, which came completely from leftfield, and said he was starting the theatrical arm of Tribeca, his company, and he'd like us - this - our musical, to be his first thing. So we ended up co-producing it." (read more)
Halestorm shared the bad news that their tour bus caught on fire early Thursday morning (January 20th), but luckily the band members were in their hotel rooms at the time and no one was injured.
Various member of the group took to social media with posts about the fire. Guitarist Joe Hottinger wrote, "Old Halestorm had a night for the books. We were all in our hotel rooms last night and we woke up to our bus burning down at 3AM. Fun fun. No one was hurt. (read more)
(hennemusic) Ghost postponed a scheduled January 20 performance on ABC-TV's Jimmy Kimmel Live due to preparations for the launch of their US tour in Reno, NV early next week.
"Children of the World!," posted a Nameless Ghoul just hours ahead of the appearance, "...more specifically those of you who had just started to prep your couches up for tonights' Jimmy Kimmel Live show. Well, it turned out that we had a bit too much going on in Reno, getting all our s**t together for the tour, however - our good friends at Kimmel offered us to come back and play the show at a later date during our now imminent US tour. (read more)
KISS are streaming unreleased live performance of their classic hit "Lick It Up" as a preview to their "KISS - Off The Soundboard: Live In Virginia Beach", which is being released on March 11th.
The new live package was recorded at the Virginia Beach Amphitheatre on July 25, 2004 and is the second in a series of official live bootlegs released by the band. (read more)
Legendary rock vocalist and actor Meat Loaf, (real name Michael Lee Aday), has died at the age of 74, according to a post on his official Facebook page early Friday morning (January 21).
His team broke the news with the following message, "Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded by his wife Deborah, daughters Pearl and Amanda and close friends. (read more)
The Eagles have added two new concerts to their 20222 Hotel California Tour that will feature the band performing the album in full, plus a second set of their greatest hits.
The first new stop will be Monday, April 25th at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and they have added a second night at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on Friday, April 29th. (read more)
(hennemusic) The estate of Jimi Hendrix is suing the heirs of his former Experience bandmates after they allegedly threatened to bring a lawsuit in British court for "millions of pounds" in unpaid royalties dating back decades.
Billboard reports the estates of David Noel Redding and John Graham "Mitch" Mitchell filed a cease-and-desist letter to the Hendrix estate and Sony Music last month while allegedly threatening to sue for copyright infringement despite decades-old agreements signed by both in the early 1970s that included "significant monetary consideration" and saw the pair sign away any rights to future claims over the band's recordings. (read more)
The story of Iron Maiden' break with frontman Bruce Dickinson will be the focus of a brand new episode of Reelz TV's Breaking The Band on February 6th.
"Iron Maiden: Breaking the Band" premieres Sunday, February 6 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT. Here is the official synopsis: "Formed in the late 70s and racking up more than 100 million album sales British band Iron Maiden have been the undisputed kings of heavy metal for four decades. (read more)
Julie Christensen is celebrating her birthday today (Jan 21) with the release of her new album, "11 From Kevin: Songs of Kevin Gordon," and to celebrate we asked her to tell us about the single "Find My Way". Julie is best known from Flesh Eaters and Divine Horsemen, and longtime backing singer for Leonard Cohen. Here is the story:
East Nashville's Kevin Gordon and Gwil Owen penned this song, and it appears on two of Gordon's solo albums Salvage And Drift Vol. 1, a collection made up of home demos and live versions of his songs from 1994-2009 - and the I Come Look At The Burning album from 2005. These are both very different versions of the song. (continue)