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Day in Rock Report for 07/22/2022

Twenty One Pilots have shared a special live version of their RIAA Diamond certified hit "Heathens," inspired by the opportunity to reimagine the song within the fitting world of Netflix's original hit series Stranger Things.

Filmed on the last stop of their European festival run at Romania's Electric Castle festival, "Stranger Things // Heathens" (Live from Romania) arrives as an official performance video capturing the surprise live moment from the festival ground's historic Banffy Castle. (read more)

Idaho hard rockers Silent Theory have released a music video for "Livin' The Dream," off of their new collection of acoustic renditions of their several of their previous singles, Theoretically Speaking: The Acoustic Sessions Vol. 1.

Mitch Swanger had this to say, "For a long time, we had always talked about taking a collection of our back catalog and doing these reimagined versions of the songs. (read more)

Legendary pro skateboarder Tony Hawk joins the supergroup Punk Rock Karaoke for their debut release, covers of The Jam's "In The City" and The Damned's "Neat Neat Neat" .

Punk Rock Karaoke featuring Circle Jerks/Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson, drummer Darrin Pfeiffer (formerly of Goldfinger), Pennywise's Randy Bradbury and The Dickies' Stan Lee, has been a SoCal live staple since 1996, but this marks their debut release. (read more)

You Me At Six have released a music video for their new single "Deep Cuts". The track comes from their forthcoming album, "Truth Decay," which will arrive early next year.

Frontman Josh Franceschi had this to say about the new song, "Deep Cuts' is about being on the outside looking in on people in your circle who are going through pain or a bad moment by being with the wrong person. (read more)

Dr. John has shared his collaboration with country music legend Willie Nelson, their take on the gospel standard, "Gimme That Old Time Religion", which comes from John's forthcoming, "Things Happen That Way."

Growing up in New Orleans, Malcolm John "Mac" Rebennack, Jr. - known to countless music fans around the world as Dr. John - developed a deep and abiding love for traditional Gospel music that stayed with him throughout his lifetime. During his remarkable six-decade run as one of the most original, distinctive, and influential voices in popular music, Rebennack put his inimitable stamp on many spirituals and Gospel-influenced songs. (read more)

(hennemusic) Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi will be among the artists set to appear at the Opening Ceremony for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, UK on July 28.

The event's Artistic Director, Iqbal Khan, has revealed Iommi and headliners Duran Duran will be on hand to perform in their hometown at the city's Alexander Stadium to mark the formal opening of the Games - the largest multi-sport event held in the UK since London 2012. (read more)

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne is streaming a new single, "Degradation Rules", which features a guest appearance by his legendary Black Sabbath bandmate Tony Iommi.

The tune joins "No Escape From Now" as one of two songs featuring Iommi on the singer's forthcoming album, "Patient Number 9", while marking the first time the guitarist has ever appeared on an Ozzy solo album. (read more)

Megadeth have premiered their "Night Stalkers: Chapter II" video featuring a guest appearance from Ice-T. We were sent these details from FunHouse:

Night Stalkers: Chapter II, the next installment of a multi-part short film being released alongside Megadeth's next single "Night Stalkers" from their new studio album The Sick, The Dying...And The Dead! being released on September 2, 2022, via UMe. (read more)

(hennemusic) Pearl Jam have canceled a second show this week as Eddie Vedder continues treatment for vocal cord damage that took place while the group were performing at Lollapalooza Paris on July 17.

News of the cancellation of a July 22 appearance in Prague, Czech Republic follows word that the band were unable to go ahead with a July 20 date in Vienna, Austria due to Vedder's injury, which the group said on Wednesday was "due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires)" as Europe experiences a summer heatwave. (read more)

Chicago singer-songwriter Al Rose recently released "Shooting Straight", for the single from eighth album, "Again the Beginner," and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

This song was inspired by the frustration and rage that in politics and government, all the way down to our everyday personal lives, truth and accountability have taken a backseat to hypocrisy and lying and the darkness that they cause. (continue)

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