Day in Rock Report for 07/18/2022
Zakk Wylde said this past weekend that he "beyond honored to be a part of" the reported Pantera tribute tour. The trek has yet to be confirmed or officially announced, but reports surfaced last week that Pantera's Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown would reunite next year for a tour celebrating the band and they would be joined in the endeavor by Wylde and Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante.
The longtime Ozzy Osbourne guitarist was asked about it by Matt Pinfield and Jose Mangin of Danny Wimmer Presents at the Inkcarceration Music & Tattoo Festival in Mansfield, Ohio this weekend. (read more)
Wolfgang Van Halen said in a new interview that the proposed Van Halen Tribute Tour "never even got off the ground", and also shared that the idea was for a one-off tribute show and not a full tour.
He was asked about the reported tribute tour during a new interview with Rolling Stone. He responded, "What I can say is that there was an attempt at doing something. But, you know, I don't like to speak negatively about people, but there are some people that make it very difficult to do anything when it comes to Van Halen. After being in Van Halen for a long time, I really have strived to have an environment where there is no walking on eggshells and there is no personality that you have to deal with. It's just guys having fun making music and just having a good time. But, you know, from my time in Van Halen, there was always some stuff that gets in the way from just making music and having a good time. And, I think, that's what happened." (read more)
Helen Maidiotis has launched a third petition in her ongoing campaign to have Black Sabbath legend Ozzy Osbourne Knighted in his native United Kingdom.
Maidiotis has been attempted to have the metal legend knighted for almost a decade and has now launched a new online petition that at press time had over 33,800 signatures (read more)
Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst shared the bad news with fans this weekend that he has been ordered by his doctor to take a break from touring, causing the band to postpone their planned UK and European tours this year.
Durst shared via social media, "For personal health concerns and based on medical advice given by my personal physician to take an immediate break from touring, Limp Bizkit will sadly have to postpone their 2022 Uk and European tour. We truly apologize for any inconvenience this may cause to our loyal fans, promoters and support staff. Stand by for further news. Sincerely, Fred & Limp Bizkit" (read more)
(hennemusic) The Rolling Stones were joined by a Ukrainian choir during their show at Ernst Happel Stadium in Vienna, Austria on July 15th, and fan filmed video footage of the performance has been shared online.
As Rolling Stone notes, the Dzvinochok boys choir and Vognyk girls choir traveled from Kyiv despite the ongoing war with Russia to sing the 1969 Stones classic, "You Can't Always Get What You Want." (read more)
Soilwork have premiered a music video for their brand new single, "Dreams Of Nowhere". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Overgivenheten."
Vocalist Bjorn Strid had this to say about the new song, "Dreams of Nowhere serves up an atmosphere that reminds you of our roots in the Swedish mid 90's death metal scene, with soaring riffs that sends melancholic and beautiful chills down your spine, but still brings you to where the heart of the band lies in 2022. Lyrics deal with the constant battle between reality and escapism." (read more)
Kenny Chesney was joined on stage by Kat Higgins for a performance of "Knowing You" at the Lake Tahoe stop of his Here And Now 2022 Tour. We were sent the following details:
Kenny Chesney understands the power of a song, a sentiment, even a dream. When he chose "Knowing You," the classic country waltz about honoring someone special who's gone, he knew it wasn't what radio was really playing, but he also recognized the impact songs that capture the essence of a best friend, family member, lover or mentor can mean. (read more)
Hard rockers Fate Will Come recently released their self-titled debut album, and to celebrate we asked lead singer/songwriter lyricist Renita Zintel to tell us about the single, "The Cost". Here is the story:
"The Cost " speaks of the pain of a relationship breaking up, and the feelings it can bring. Relationships can start off beautiful and can change with time, becoming abrasive and causing great pain to the people involved .like broken trust ,betrayal, changed feelings and tears. (continue)