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Day in Rock Report for 09/21/2022

(hennemusic) Guns N' Roses will release an expanded "Use Your Illusion I & II" box set on November 11th. The pair of albums - which were originally issued on the same day in the fall of 1991 - have been remastered for the project as part of a series of new configurations, including Super Deluxe Seven-CD + Blu-ray and Super Deluxe Twelve-LP + Blu-ray packages that will feature a total of 97 songs, 63 of which are unreleased audio and video tracks.

Both Super Deluxe Editions also include the complete audio recording "Live In New York", taped at the Ritz Theatre on May 16, 1991, with sound newly mixed from original multi-track tapes. One of three warmup shows for the Use Your Illusion Tour, it features Izzy Stradlin on guitar, the original version of "Don't Cry" and a special performance of "You Ain't The First" both of which features the late Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon on guest vocals. (read more)

(hennemusic) Motley Crue's North American stadium tour with Def Leppard and Poison earned more than $170 million, according to a new report by Billboard.

The 36-city series - with guests Poison and Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - sold 1.3 million tickets to deliver $173.5 million in revenue at the box office, which Billboard says makes it the biggest tour of either Motley Crue's or Def Leppard's career, dating back to when the Billboard Boxscore began collecting data in the late 1980s. (read more)

The Smashing Pumpkins have shared a brand new single called "Beguiled" to celebrate the announcement that they will be releasing a three part rock opera album entitled "ATUM" (pronounced Autumn), next April.

ATUM will feature 33-tracks --with each track to be revealed chronologically each week on Billy Corgan's brand-new iHeartRadio podcast "Thirty-Three with William Patrick Corgan"-- and is the sequel to 1995's Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness and 2000's Machina/Machine of God. (read more)

King's X have shared a lyric video for their new song "Let It Rain" to celebrate the release of their first new album in 14 years, "Three Sides Of One", which just debuted on charts across the world.

The new album landed at No. 10 on the Current Album Sales chart, No 2 on the Current Hard Music Albums chart, and No. 3 on the Current Rock Albums Chart in the U.S. (read more)

(hennemusic) John Mellencamp is sharing multiple versions of his classic hit, "Small Town", as a preview to the November 4 release of an expanded Deluxe reissue of his 1985 album, "Scarecrow."

Mellencamp is streaming a writer's demo, an acoustic take and a new 2022 remix of the song from his eighth studio record, which reached No. 2 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 5 million copies in the region; the set also included the hit singles "R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A. (A Salute to '60s Rock)" and "Lonely Ol' Night." (read more)

OC rockers Thrice have shared a lyric video for their brand new single "Open Your Eyes and Dream," which is the follow up to their late 2021 album, "Horizons/East."

Frontman Dustin Kensrue had this to say about the new song, "It's so very easy to believe that big systemic issues can't change because we've lived with them our whole lives. But if you look back and zoom out a bit it's easy to see that this feeling of permeance and inevitability is just an illusion. (read more)

Sleeping With Sirens have announced that they will be hitting the road this October for a short tour of intimate venues across the U.S. to celebrate the release of their new album, "Complete Collapse".

The album is set to be released on October 14th and the band will be launching the trek on October 11th in Nashville at Exit/In and will wrap things up on October 28th in Fresno, CA at Strummers. (read more)

Atlanta-based rising alt-pop artist Forrest Isn't Dead just released his new album, "The End Of Everything," and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the double singles "Heaven" and "Earth". Here is the story:

"Heaven" and "Earth" were actually the first songs we created for the album. We weren't entirely sure of the direction yet but we were just experimenting with sounds and landed on these. I made them around the time of the passing of my grandfather so that had a lot of inspiration to the overall feel and lyrics to the song. When I was recording the demo vocals for "Heaven," the chorus was stuck in my head but like in a country twangy voice. Still to this day, every time I listen to the song that's how I hear it in my head, even though it obviously doesn't sound country. (continue)

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