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Day in Rock Report for 09/22/2022

We Are Scientists have shared a visualizer video for their brand new single, "Operator Error." The song is the follow-up to their 2021 studio album, "Huffy".

Vocalist/guitarist Keith Murray had this to say about the inspiration for the track, "I have a tendency to deliver hot takes and to get extraordinarily overheated about utterly inconsequential things. (read more)

Stephen McCarthy & Carla Olson have premiered a music video for their song "Night Comes Falling," which is the title track to their forthcoming duets album that will be hitting stores on November 11th.

Stephen: "The idea for the song 'Night Comes Falling' came about at a band rehearsal in LA when I met up with Carla to sing a duet for a benefit. I asked her if she ever thought of her old singing partner Gene Clark. She mentioned that she'd seen him in a few dreams but that he never spoke a word. I returned to the East Coast and wrote the song based on that experience & Carla added lyrics as well. The contemplative thoughts of friends who've made a profound impact in our lives doesn't come in the clear light of day but instead when shadows start to fall. The song is also meaningful because it was the initial inspiration for this collaborative album." (read more)

Behemoth have premiered a music video for their new single, "Versvs Christvs", which comes from their just released new studio album, "Opvs Contra Natvram."

Frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski, had this to say, "Legions! Thank you for the amazing response to the new record! Wow! It feels extremely validating and liberating to have you with us. And now we present the crown jewel 'Versvs Christvs.' (read more)

The Human League have announced that they will be releasing a brand new limited edition colored vinyl six disc box set called "The Virgin Years" on November 11th.

Reybee sent over the following details: Between 1981 and 1990, The Human League released four studio albums and one extended EP on Virgin Records. Those albums and that extended play have been collected in a special limited edition colored vinyl box set. In addition, the remix album Love And Dancing, initially released in 1982, was recently reissued on white vinyl for Record Store Day. (read more)

Troy Redfern has premiered a music video for his forthcoming single, "Sweet Carolina", which comes from his forthcoming album, "The Wings of Salvation" that will be available tomorrow, September 23rd.

"Sweet Carolina is a good time rock 'n' roll tune about a woman who knows what she wants," explains Troy. "She's powerful, fearless, and driven. Echoes of T-Rex and The Stones reverberate across the slide guitar landscape, with a passionate homage to glam rock." (read more)

Rhett James Mclaughlin's solo project James And The Shame has released an animated video for his new single "Give A Damn", which comes from debut album, "Human Overboard", that arrives this Friday, September 23rd.

He said of the song, "'Give a Damn' charts a bit of new sonic territory as compared to the first two singles, adding a folk rock vibe to the country mix. Thematically, it's a confession of my evangelistic tendencies-my need to persuade-and how I don't particularly like that aspect of my personality. In a sense, it captures the conflict I have in releasing this music in the first place. I'm just trying to tell my story without the expectation that anyone should or would care, and that can be a hard thing for me, especially when I drink my own Kool-aid and believe I've got something important to say." (read more)

More than a quarter century since its primal emergence from the Desert, Queens Of The Stone Age has elected to give three of its landmark albums the upscale re-release treatment, including limited edition color vinyl pressings, exclusive new and restored artwork, and more.

First up is the one that started it all: Back in print after a long, long decade, Queens Of The Stone Age's self-titled 1998 debut album will be resurrected digitally September 22, with a vinyl release date of October 21. Restored to its original track listing and adorned by the long out-of-print original Frank Kozik artwork, the soon to be definitive version of QOTSA's self-titled ground zero will feature an obi-strip designed by longtime collaborator Boneface and will be available on standard black and limited edition opaque orange vinyl - both available direct from Queens Of The Stone Age, Matador Records, and at discerning independent retailers. (read more)

ZZ Top announced the launch of their second in a line of limited release whiskeys, Tres Hombres Bourbon. This second expression follows its collaborative “Texas Whisky”, first released in November 2021.

Tres Hombres Bourbon will be available beginning this week at select retailers in Austin, Dallas and Houston and is made from 3 classic grains, 3 distinct mashbills, and 3 fierce years baked in the Southern heat - harkening back to classic Southern blues, amplified by the crunch of Texas rock n' roll, and saturated in the tone of American Single Malt. (read more)

Sammy Hagar has explained the inspiration for the imagery depicted on the cover of The Circle's forthcoming album, "Crazy Times", which is set to be released on September 30th.

Hagar and the album's producer Dave Cobb spoke to Rolling Stone about the new record and during the chat they were asked about the album that includes a man riding a bicycle apparently engulfed in flames. (read more)

(hennemusic) Former Journey singer Steve Perry has launched a legal action in an effort to prevent former bandmates Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain from owning merchandise trademarks on the names of many of the band's biggest hits.

According to Billboard, Perry filed a petition at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on September 11 that is asking the agency to invalidate 20 trademark registrations held by a company called Freedom JN LLC - an entity that he says is controlled by Schon and Cain. (read more)

Ozzy Osbourne says that he does not view "13" as releasing being a Black Sabbath album, partially because it did not include the band's founding drummer Bill Ward.

"13", was released in 2013 and was the final studio effort the band recorded and released prior to their official retirement tour. Ozzy reflected on the record during an interview with Stereogum (read more)

Puscifer, whose October 2020 concert film, "Existential Reckoning: Live At Arcosanti" broke online attendance records and fully explored what the at-home concert experience could be, celebrate the Halloween weekend with the release of two concert-meets-feature films: "V is for Versatile: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring music from the V is for... era" and "Parole Violator: A Puscifer Concert Film featuring Conditions of My Parole." (read more)

Twenty One Pilots just received multiple new RIAA certifications ahead of their recent sold-out headline show at New York City's Madison Square Garden.

The new awards recognized the Gold certification of their latest album Scaled And Icy, Gold certification of their single "Shy Away," Platinum certification of their single "Jumpsuit," and a Diamond certification [10 million units sold in the U.S.] for "Heathens." (read more)

Crowded House have shared the rescheduled dates to their upcoming North American Tour that they originally had to postpone due to a band member injury.

The tour will now be kicking off on May 2nd, 2023 in Vancouver, BC at the Orpheum and will wrap up on May 30th in Boston, MA at The Want Theatre At the Boch Center. (read more)

Diamond Head have shared a music video for their single "Sweet And Innocent (Lost Original Mix)." The track comes from the band's upcoming release, Lightning To The Nations (The White Album) [Remastered 2021], set to be released on September 30th.

The video is a historical and fascinating watch, incorporating photos, videos, and magnificent gems from the vaults of cofounding member Brian Tatler himself. (read more)

(hennemusic) Ozzy Osbourne is revisiting his Black Sabbath connection in a preview of the second episode of a video miniseries about the making of his newly-released album, "Patient Number 9."

The second episode of the three-part feature will be issued on September 23; produced by Jack Osbourne with interviews conducted by renowned British journalist Phil Alexander, the series features exclusive interviews with Ozzy and producer/guitarist Andrew Watt. (read more)

Frost* have released a music video for their song "Skywards". The track comes from their 2021 album, "Day and Age", and comes as they plan to return to the road with a UK tour later this year.

Jem Godfrey had this to say, "It will have been 5 years and 3 days since we last played in the UK when we go onstage in Wolverhampton on November 27th so we figured we'd do something special. (read more)

American-German indie rockers Seven Purple Tigers just released their new single, "Clarity", and to celebrate we asked Austin Horn to tell us about the track, which comes from their forthcoming EP, "Daydream Echo Chamber" (out November 4th). Here is the story:

While "Clarity" will be the first single to be released for our upcoming EP, Daydream Echo Chamber, it was the last song to be added to the track list. It started as one of a plethora of projects and demoes we wrote during the height of the 2020 lockdowns, many of which became our 2021 single releases and the other songs on the EP, but one we had abandoned and left to collect dust in the hard drive for nearly two years. Having unearthed it in 2022, we immediately saw its potential and in a 15 hour studio session we created the demo that we knew had to be the lead single for Daydream Echo Chamber, and is to date (in our minds) the best piece of music we've yet released. (continue)

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