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Day in Rock Report for 06/29/2022

A member of the Metallica camp has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the group to cancel their headlining appearance at the Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland on Wednesday night (June 29th).

The band had this to say, "It is with a very heavy heart that we are announcing that we will not be appearing at Frauenfeld Rocks in Switzerland today, as unfortunately, a member of the Metallica family has tested positive for Covid. We are beyond sorry to disappoint those of you planning to attend this show. (read more)

(hennemusic) Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant is wrapping up his popular Digging Deep podcast series with a look back at his 2020 duet with Patty Griffin.

The pair - who previously worked together with the Band Of Joy - teamed up for a version of the rockabilly classic, "Too Much Alike", which was featured on Plant's "Digging Deep: Subterranea" anthology. (read more)

(hennemusic) Def Leppard are sharing behind the scenes video that has been captured during their recently launched summer Stadium Tour with Motley Crue and Poison.

The second episode in the series sees the band wrapping up the first week of shows in Miami and Orlando, while the third edition catches up with group in Washington DC, New York City and Philadelphia, PA. (read more)

Becoming The Archetype have shared a video for their new single "The Lost Colony", which comes from the band's first album since 2012's "I AM".

The new album will be entitled "Children of the Great Extinction" and it is set to be released on August 26th. The record also marks the return of Jason Wisdom on vocals. (read more)

Miss May I have shared their brand new single "Earth Shaker". The song comes from the bands forthcoming album, entitled "Curse of Existence", which will arrive on September 2nd.

Levi Benton had this to say about the track, "'Earth Shaker' is our self description on the ones who are motivated to get themselves out of the 'mayhem' they are experiencing. Everyone out there has reached the breaking point where enough is enough and the time comes to make a change. (read more)

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood will host At The Rainbow In The Dark, a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7 from 7-9PM PT. The event will be open to the public with limited capacity.

At The Rainbow In The Dark will be hosted by one of Dio's dear friends, SiriusXM host Eddie Trunk, who will spend the evening in conversation with some of Dio's musical collaborators and friends, with a full list to be announced soon. The complete conversations will be featured in a special 'Trunk Nation LA Invasion,' airing on SiriusXM Volume (channel 106) on Friday, July 8th at 2pm ET, with replays over the weekend and available anytime on the SXM App. (read more)

The Allman Brothers Band is releasing their critically acclaimed live album Down In Texas '71 to retail on July 15 via the Allman Brothers Band Recording Company label.

Recorded on September 28, 1971 at the Austin Municipal Auditorium in Austin, TX, the album commemorates a historic show and period of time for the iconic band. The album was first made available March 26, 2021 (the band's formation anniversary) as an exclusive release available only digitally and at The Big House Museum gift shop and online store, and will now be offered at retail stores. (read more)

New Jersey rockers Pollyanna just released their brand new album, "Slime", and to celebrate we asked lead vocalist and guitarist Jill Beckett to tell us about the effort:

This album truly means the world to all four of us as a band and not only that, it's our first experience as a band writing a full length album all together, taking the time to record for three weeks at a studio and all share that experience, and being so incredibly proud of these 40 minutes of music we shared with the world. "Slime" focuses on a lot of things but I think the main idea I want people to get from listening to the album in full, is that the world f***ing sucks and is full of so much hate and disappointment and loss and letdowns, especially the older we get. But there's something peaceful about accepting it, finding peace in how sh*tty the world is and if you don't set any expectations, you won't be as let down. The album talks about accepting how selfish humanity can be and all that comes with society and lying to ourselves about our flaws and all the ugly parts about ourselves just makes us blissfully living in delusion. The song that really sums this up on the record in my opinion is Acid Song. The chorus itself "So leave me nothing, because you'll just take anyway. I know you don't care, we're all alone" really emphasizes that the world will just take from you and in the long run, we are constantly alone just trying to find a way in the world to feel as if we aren't. (read more)

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