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Day in Rock Report for 11/01/2022

(hennemusic) Former Journey frontman Steve Perry is streaming his original holiday single, "Maybe This Year", as featured on the newly-released Deluxe Edition of his 2021 Christmas album, "The Season."

"I wanted to write an original Christmas song of my own," explains Perry, "so Dallas Kruse and I began writing what became 'Maybe This Year.' I wrote the lyrical sentiment about how the holidays can bring such joy and sadness and how for me, both these emotions give me connection to feelings of gratitude for so many years gone by, and a desire to hold on to these holiday feelings we share throughout the coming year." (read more)

Hit rockers Maneskin have announced that they will be releasing their brand new studio album, which will be entitled "Rush!," on January 20, 2023.

The album will be available to pre-order beginning November 3rd, with physical formats including standard, white, red and picture disk vinyl, special box sets, CD and more. (read more)

The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum have announced the class of 2022 to be inducted during their 2022 Concert and Induction Ceremony, on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. CT at the Historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium.

The celebratory evening will be hosted by Academy of Country Music Award-winning singer-songwriter Phil Vassar and will pay tribute to some of music's most revered instrumentalists, artists, producers, and engineers. (read more)

Kenny Wayne Shepherd has shared reinterpretation of Bob Dylan's "Ballad Of A Thin Man," as a preview to his forthcoming release "The Trouble Is...25".

The special release will be hitting stores on December 2nd and finds Shepard celebrating his 1997 album, "The Trouble Is", by reimagining the tracks from the original album. (read more)

Butcher Babies have released a music video for their metal makeover of the hit song "Best Friends", which was originally performed by rapper/singers Saweetie and Doja Cat.

Heidi Shepherd had this to say, "During the last 15 as Butcher Babies, we have proved that a strong friendship can and will withstand all. "When I first heard this song by Saweetie & Doja Cat, I knew that we needed to be the ones to bring this into the metal world. (read more)

Jerry Lee Lewis' family has announced the details of the iconic musician's public memorial services this weekend in Hernando, Mississippi and his birthplace, Ferriday, Louisiana.

The officiate for the funeral service on Saturday will be the rock 'n' roll legends' cousin, Reverend Jimmy Swaggart along with Ferriday's Clyde Ray Webber.

There will be a live stream option for those not able to travel which will be announced soon via Lewis' Facebook page. (read more)

(hennemusic) John Mellencamp is streaming a lyric video for the 2022 remix of "Smart Guys", a previously-unreleased track recorded during sessions for his 1985 album, "Scarecrow."

The tune follows "Carolina Shag" and multiple versions of his classic hit, "Small Town", as the latest preview to the November 4 release of the expanded Deluxe reissue of the project. (read more)

It's Karma It's Cool just delivered their latest single and music video called "Old Dogs", and to celebrate we asked James Styring to tell us about the track. Here is the story:

We wanted to write a song with a T. Rex, Mott The Hoople kind of vibe; an early 70's influenced big Glam Rock song, but with an IKIC twist. Martyn had been listening to a lot of early Bowie, so you can hear that Mick Ronson influence in his guitar playing. Mikey has a great ear, always finding the most melodic bass parts to lock in with Danny, who holds it all together with those stomping drums, the heartbeat of the whole thing. (continue)

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