Day in Rock Report for 11/09/2022
Sammy Hagar shared in an interview that he believes that a ballad written and recorded by Van Halen for the "Twister" soundtrack will eventually be released by the band.
The song is called "Between Us Two" and was meant to be included on the soundtrack to the hit film, but was replaced by the instrumental track "Respect The Wind". (read more)
(hennemusic) Legendary Nazareth vocalist Dan McCafferty has died November 8 at the age of 76. "Dan died at 12:40 today," shared Nazareth bassist Pete Agnew on social media. "This is the saddest announcement I ever had to make.
"Maryann and the family have lost a wonderful loving husband and father, I have lost my best friend and the world has lost one of the greatest singers who ever lived. Too upset to say anything more at this time." No further details have been released at press time. (read more)
Greta Van Fleet has been forced to postpone four more if their concerts as their frontman Josh Kiszka continues to recover from a ruptured eardrum.
Kiszka ruptured his eardrum during a concert in Bangor on October 17th, which forced them to previously postpone Dreams In Gold 2022 Tour dates in Florida, North Carolina, and South Carolina. (read more)
West Chicago Metal Industrial project, led by multi-instrumentalist Dave McAnally, Derision Cult, has joined forces with Ministry's Chris Connelly and The Cure's Reeves Gabrels on their newest single, "Deaf Blood."
Imagined and written by the band, the animated video for "Deaf Blood" was created by Zygosluksas at Empire Animation of Vancouver, "Deaf Blood" is the second single off of their upcoming album, which was produced by Sean Payne. (read more)
(hennemusic) Queen are streaming a new lyric video for "The Invisible Man", a track from their 1989 album, "The Miracle", ahead of its box set release on November 18.
The band are also sharing a remastered version of the original video for the set's third single, which was a Top 15 hit in their native UK, while the project went on to top the album charts in the UK and several major European markets, while re-establishing the band in the US where it delivered their fourth consecutive gold album in the region. (read more)
Country Music Hall of Fame member and co-founder of Alabama, Jeff Cook passed away on November 7th. He was 73. 2911 sent over the following, including tributes from other notable artists:
With Alabama, Cook rose to prominence in the late '70s and '80s with a string of hits that include "Tennessee River," "Dixieland Delight," "Song Of The South," "Mountain Music," "Feels So Right" and more. The group amassed more than 41 No. 1 singles and 12 top 10 albums and is credited with selling more than 75 million records worldwide. With more than 200 awards from a variety of organizations, Alabama earned a slate of trophies that include three consecutive CMA Awards for Entertainer of the Year (1982-1984) and five ACM Awards for Entertainer of the Year (1982-1986). In 1989, Alabama was named Artist of the Decade by the ACM. In addition to his performance work, Cook founded Cook Sound Studios, Inc. in Fort Payne and established WQRX-AM in Valley Head, AL before selling the station. He was inducted into the Musicians Hall of Fame in 2019, and Alabama is a 2005 inductee to the Country Music Hall of Fame. (read more)
System Of A Down, Korn, Deftones and Incubus have been named as the headliners of the very first Sick New World Festival that will be rocking Vegas next spring.
The inaugural event will be taking place at the Las Vegas Festival Grounds on May 13, 2023 and is set to feature over 50 artists including Evanescence, Turnstile, Chevelle, Mr. Bungle, Papa Roach, Death Grips, Flyleaf, Placebo, Spiritbox and The Sisters of Mercy. (read more)
The original lineup of Monster Magnet just released their "Test Patterns: Vol.1" collection and to celebrate we asked Tim Cronin to tell us about the psychedelic masterpiece "Tab". Here is the story:
Tab was originally on our first demo tape "Forget About Life, I'm High On Dope" in '89. The band (Dave, John and myself) had come from Dog of Mystery which morphed briefly into King Fuzz and finally Monster Magnet, (Dog of Mystery, originally John and I, Dave joined later recorded a bunch, King Fuzz never recorded). When we started, the only local band who was signed was Laughing Soup Dish (they put out 2 solid psych records on Bomp) so putting a record out was pipe dream stuff. We just wanted to make music that would amuse us and our friends. Influences were heavy psych, garage rock, exploitation/drug/biker films, and comic books. John and I worked in record stores and Dave ran the comic book store, which were all located in Red Bank, NJ. (continue)