Greg Puciato, former vocalist of The Dillinger Escape Plan, and man of multiple bands (Killer Be Killed, Jerry Cantrell, and The Black Queen), ventures out on his first solo tour this Spring, with dates stretching across North America.
"Gonna take a big ol' North American road trip with some friends, booked some shows along the way to justify it to myself, and pay for gas." says Puciato. "I'd love to see as many of you as possible, old fans and new, and everyone in between. Let's make some memorable nights together. This is the first time I've gone on tour for the records that I started releasing under my own name back in 2020, and it'll possibly be the only tour under my own name for the foreseeable future. Come on down!" (continue)
Ripple Music announces the release of "Turned To Stone Chapter 8: The Wake", the new split record featuring Southwestern heavy and stoner rock merchants High Desert Queen and Blue Heron, to be issued on May 26th, 2023.
About joining forces with High Desert Queen, Blue Heron frontman Jadd Shickler says: "We dig High Desert Queen as musicians and as people. We invited them to Albuquerque to play the release party for our first single, which I think was their first-ever out-of-town gig. They returned the favor by having us play with them at Ripplefest Texas last summer, and I think all of us in Blue Heron are pretty impressed by their go-getter attitude. Along with all that, several of us are actual friends outside of band stuff, so it just felt like a natural pairing that Todd at Ripple was on board with. We're stoked that it worked out, and with luck, we'll be playing some shows with them to promote the record later this year!" (continue)
Resolve have today returned with their brand new single "Death Awaits," out now via Arising Empire. It's a track that is both positive and beautifully brutal all at the same time. It follows the band's debut album Between Me and The Machine and sets out a new era for Resolve, with a relentless touring schedule ahead.
Bassist Robin Mariat says "'Death Awaits' is a creed. Down the line, we all end up the same, and that's something we should embrace and not fear. But while death is - at least in our society - often perceived as something sad and solemn, our track is nearly the opposite: upbeat and ferocious with an hopeful chorus. Creating the music video for this song was the most fun we've had in ages. We gathered about 100 fans and friends, and celebrated our love for life the only way we know how: By beating our skulls to the sound of music together. We especially cannot wait to play this track live on our upcoming European tour starting next week!" (continue)
Closure in Moscow have released a video for their new single "Better Way", a preview of the band's Oct. 27 album, Soft Hell (Bird's Robe Records).
"This is the first song that our producer Andrei serendipitously hear the demo of in a livestream, leading to a meet up and kicking off the entire production process, so it feels completely fitting to have it be the first taste people get of the album," explains singer Christopher de Cinque. "It's also the song that feels most like a return to the songwriting sensibilities of our early work, while still reflecting how the band has evolved." (continue)
Ween has unveiled plans for an upcoming US tour - the band's first extensive national headline run since they reunited in 2016. The newly announced dates begin July 28 at Los Angeles, CA's famed Greek Theatre and then continue through early September. Highlights of the 14-show run includes visits to Oakland, CA's Fox Theater (July 29), Morrison, CO's Red Rocks Amphitheatre (August 3), Chicago, IL's Salt Shed Outdoors (September 9), and New York City's The Rooftop at Pier 17 (September 14).
Tickets Today Artist Presales begin Wednesday, March 22 at 10:00 am (local) exclusively here. Venue, radio, and local presales - including a special Brooklyn Vegan presale for New York City's Pier 17 (Password: BOOGNISH) - begin Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 am (local). All presales conclude Thursday, March 23 at 10:00 pm (local). All remaining tickets will be released to the general public on Friday, March 24 at 12:00 pm (ET)/9:00 am (PT). (continue)
The High Strung announce their double-single release, "Different Animal" (A-side) and "Telescope" (B-side), out March 30. Singer/songwriting duo Josh Malerman (New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box) and Mark Owen compose a playful and contemplative banter, passing the baton to one another as each track delves between the synapses of storytelling. Produced by Jason Berkowitz and Zach Shipps (Electric Six), the singles are off the band's newest studio album, set to release May 5 on Paper Thin Records.
While the singles are akin in lineage and put forth honest, revealing views by illuminating the uncertainties of life, they do so from different storytelling approaches. Written by Owen, the upbeat "Different Animal" features him on lead vocals with harmonies by Allison Laakko. The single captures the catharsis of getting over a bad and necessary breakup. Sing-a-long melodies dance between Roman references to Nero's fire and culminate in the crazed piano outro that becomes "Telescope." (continue)
Kentucky based post-hardcore quintet Picturesque released their fiery new single & video "Strange Habits", which will appear on their newly announced six track EP IYKYK ('if you know, you know') due out April 21st on Equal Vision Records.
This new single is a follow up to last month's "Hopeless", which marked the return of the band after a several year hiatus following their critically acclaimed sophomore LP Do You Feel O.K?. Born out of a post-hardcore scene that's often characterized more by aggression than accessibility, the five-piece steadfastly refuse to be boxed or pigeonholed, and they're set on embracing musical tropes not traditionally associated with heavy music. (continue)
Alcatrazz today unleash their furious new single, "Battlelines." Taken from the band's upcoming new studio album, Take No Prisoners, set for release via Silver Lining Music on May 19th, the track sees Alcatrazz delivering an epic heavy metal anthem, brimming with metallic chugging riffs, soaring melodic vocals, and ear-splitting drums.
"'Battlelines' is one of the songs we feel is very representative of the direction the band is at now and where we are going, which is powerful, heavy, and melodic metal in that British and European style," enthuses Alcatrazz keyboardist and co-founding member Jimmy Waldo. "In the mid-1980s, Alcatrazz strayed far too much from the direction of our debut album, that first record set the blueprint of what the band was all about and with the recent two albums over the last couple years and now even more so with this new one, Take No Prisoners, we are finally establishing the true sound of the band. If fans give this a listen, they will hopefully find a lot to like!" (continue)
Immortal have completed work on their upcoming new studio album, War Against All, due to be released on May 26th via Nuclear Blast Records. The band's 10th studio album will feature 8 new songs in the classic, frostbitten Immortal style. Today, Immortal release their first song, the album title track 'War Against All', delivering just what fans have been waiting for - classic Immortal Blashyrkh metal!
The band ́s founder Demonaz stated: "War Against All was the first track I wrote for this album. It's a fast one where the riffs are mostly inspired by my riffs from Battles in the North. The lyrics are in the true Blashyrkh battle feel and mood for an opening track too. The frosty, raw, and fast battle songs in this style mean everything to me. I will never forget the early years, or disappoint the fans with slowing down the pace. (continue)
Peter Gabriel announces thirteen additional cities on his massive North America run of i/o - The Tour. Newly added shows on the Live Nation produced tour include Washington, Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Columbus, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee, St. Paul, Palm Springs, Denver, Austin, Dallas and Houston.
i/o - The Tour will see Gabriel playing new material from his forthcoming album i/o, as well as delving into his peerless catalogue of music, with hits, fan favourites and the unexpected. For the shows, Gabriel will be joined by regular band-mates Tony Levin, David Rhodes and Manu Katché. Additionally, new music from the i/o album is being released on the full moon of each month. The March song release is called Playing For Time. (continue)
Kickstarting their first headlining tour in over fourteen years, today heavy metal band Mudvayne announced The Psychotherapy Sessions.
Produced by Live Nation, the 26-city tour kicks off on July 20th in West Palm Beach at iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre making stops across the U.S. in Syracuse, Albuquerque, Phoenix, and more before wrapping up in Englewood, CO at FIddler's Green Amphitheatre on August 26th. (continue)
Nashville rockers Country Westerns have shared new track "Grapefruit," accompanied by an official music video by Miranda Zipse. The track comes from their anticipated sophomore LP Forgive The City, due April 28, 2023 via Fat Possum Records. Marking the band's second full-length release for Fat Possum, Forgive The City is also their second to be helmed by famed producer Matt Sweeney (who also contributes his lead guitar stylings to a few tracks).
"'Grapefruit' has Country Westerns' frontman Joey Plunket singing from a bartender's point of view - and he lets it rip like he's been wound up by years of endless night shifts," says Sweeney. The result is as sharp as a spray of citrus in your eye, but way more f'n fun." (continue)
Prog rock legend Steve Hackett will be revisiting his stellar work with Genesis when he launches the North American leg of his 'Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot and Fifty + Hackett Highlights Tour' in the fall (which will be predated by a tour throughout Europe in the spring).
"I'm thrilled to be bringing my 'Genesis Revisited: Foxtrot at Fifty + Hackett Highlights' tour to the USA and Canada in the autumn, and very much look forward to seeing you all then!" (continue)
Mercury Records will release A Night At The Family Dog (1970), Go Ride The Music and West Pole (1969), three psychedelic trips down memory lane, on May 12 as a 2 DVD package, complete with new artwork and '60s-styled poster. All three films were originally produced and created as groundbreaking television documentaries by Ralph J. Gleason [1917-1975] who did more than any other journalist to hip the world to what was shakin' in San Francisco in the late '60s.
A Night At The Family Dog held on February 4, 1970, featured the brightest three lights of the Bay Area, Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead and Santana. These three bands would define a scene that had the whole world wondering what exactly was going on in the Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco. A Night At The Family Dog starts with two iconic Santana performances before Grateful Dead covers Otis Redding. Jefferson Airplane then splits the club wide open with their patented incendiary and provocative performance style. And when Carlos Santana, Jerry Garcia, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack Casady and Paul Kantner kick out the jams to end it all, all hell breaks loose. The original mono recording has been remixed and remastered. (continue)
Lollapalooza has unveiled a powerhouse lineup for the 2023 edition, featuring first-time headliners Kendrick Lamar and Billie Eilish along with Red Hot Chili Peppers, ODESZA, Lana Del Rey, Karol G, who will make history as the first female Latin artist to headline Lolla, British superstars The 1975, and a triumphant return from Tomorrow X Together. This year's lineup also includes highly anticipated performances from Fred again.., Noah Kahan, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, J.I.D., Maggie Rogers, Carly Rae Jepsen, Diplo, Thirty Seconds to Mars, and many more. The year's biggest celebration of music will take place August 3-6 with over 170 bands, nine stages and four full days of music and programming in Chicago's crown jewel, Grant Park.
Fans can sign up now for the SMS Presale that begins this Thursday, March 23 at 10am CT at www.lollapalooza.com to secure 4-Day General Admission at the Tier 1 price of $365 (while supplies last) as well as 4-Day GA+, VIP, and Platinum Tickets. A public on-sale will follow with any remaining tickets. For the full list of amenities visit www.lollapalooza.com/premium. Layaway Plans are also available on all ticket types starting at $20 down. (continue)
Sleeping With Sirens have today announced their upcoming Family Tree Tour across the United States with Dayseeker and MAGS as support.
Having recently toured across Australia, Europe and wrapping up their UK tour tonight, this new run of shows begins on May 16 in Little Rock, AR, and wraps up in Riverside, CA on June 2. (continue)
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"I let myself tap in and reset with this one creatively," says The Rocket Summer brainchild Bryce Avary about his newly announced studio album Shadowkasters, due out on May 12 .
This follows the release of previous singles "M4U," and "Stuck Inside Your Light" (Named by Rolling Stone as a Song You Need To Know). A departure from what some might expect from the piano-driven alt-pop rocker, the new album dives deeper into the synth-enriched waters he waded in on his most recent albums and swims effortlessly into darker, keyboard-driven and affected guitar depths. "I felt this tangible tug to tap into the long inherent but sonically neglected places of my heart and simply begin exhaling from there," continues Avary. "What happened was a creative release and outflow that I've never really had before." (continue)
British Heavy Metal legends Saxon unleash the high-octane second single, "Razamanaz", from More Inspirations - out this Friday, March 24th via Silver Lining Music.
Following the release of Inspirations in 2021, More Inspirations is the second 'deep dish' serving of the influences which have fed the mighty Saxon's immensely successful 40+ year career. The second single is a striking take on Nazareth's "Razamanaz". (continue)
Liverpool's The Room presents 'Sleepless', a song inspired by the modern-day phenomenon of internet addiction, social media and news junkies. Following lead track 'The Drift', this is the latest offering from their 'Restless Fate' LP, the band's first new recordings in 38 years. Producer Mark Jordan has also created accompanying videos for both singles.
Originally formed by singer Dave Jackson and bassist Becky Stringer in 1979, they are once again joined by the band's original drummer Clive Thomas, as well as guitarist Darren Brown, keyboardist Ethan Kyme and drummer Tom McCabe. (continue)
Following the release of the band's critically acclaimed "Live at Bush Hall" film, Black Country, New Road have today announced a new live album featuring the set from their three sold out back-to-back shows at Bush Hall in December 2022. The album will be released digitally on 24th March, and physically on 28th April via Ninja Tune
The announcement of the new album also comes alongside the news of the band's biggest headline show to date at Shepherd's Bush Empire, which will take place on 10th October following live dates across the world including the band's first ever tour in Japan and dates in Indonesia and Taiwan, as well as an array of festival appearances including a performance at c6 Fest In Brazil, their Glastonbury Festival debut on the West Holts stage, four different sets across various Primavera Sound events in Spain, as well as further European festivals such as Best Kept Secret, Super Bock Super Rock, Motel Mozaïque festival, and more. The band will also embark on a largely sold-out UK headline tour in May. Tickets for the new London date will go on sale 24th March to coincide with the live album's digital release. (continue)
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Fans of Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith will be able to see his artistry in a whole new way during Punk Rock & Paintbrushes pop-up gallery exhibitions held at festivals this spring and summer. Smith leads the list of talent contributing original paintings that will be on display at both BeachLife Festival, held May 5-7 in Redondo Beach, California as well as Summerfest in Milwaukee June 22-24, June 29-July 1 and July 6-8.
Punk Rock & Paintbrushes has a mission to show the intersection of music and art by producing onsite art exhibits at various galleries and music festivals around the world and showcasing musicians' creativity in a whole new light, as expressed through their original artwork. (continue)
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Neal Schon has shared a live video for the Journey classic "Lights" to announce the release of his "Journey Through Time" live package on May 19, 2023, which features his special performance that was recorded on February 9, 2018 at The Independent In San Francisco, CA.
This is the show where Neal Schon, founding member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inducted band Journey, first debuted 'Journey Through Time' along with two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and former Journey and Santana bandmate, Gregg Rolie. Joining Schon and Rolie were current Journey member Deen Castronovo on vocals and drums, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) on bass, and John Varn on keyboards and vocals. (continue)
John Diva & The Rockets of Love just released their new album "The Big Easy", and to celebrate we asked John to tell us about the song "Runaway Train". Here is the story:
During the pre-production for The Big Easy, I tinkered with some of my old cars and had to drive them every day to get the old engines from the 70s and 80s running again. This made me drive around the streets nearby the studio again and again, often at similar times. It was then that I noticed a group of kids, just teenagers, hanging out at the bus stop. Typical small town behavior, I thought. Everything is so obvious: this is the only way out, to where the supposed real life is raging. The pathetic bus stop becomes the gateway to the world, the interface between depression, dreams, longing and departure. One of the kids stood out in particular, he looked different, not as standardized as the others. He had a style of his own and something fearless in his look, mixed with anger and impatience. And of course, he was the only one who wore long hair - no wonder he got my special attention. He triggered me, and in the days that followed, I slipped deep back into my own youth - remembering details, faces, stories, triumphs and defeats - much that I had actually forgotten. I could suddenly really feel like I did back then. These memories overlapped with the Kid from the stop, and I tried to imagine his dreams, which may not be so dissimilar to mine were. (continue)
(hennemusic) Def Leppard drummer Rick Allen has issued his first public statement after allegedly being assaulted outside a Florida hotel on March 13.
The alleged incident took place the day after Def Leppard and Motley Crue performed at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel And Casino as part of their recently-launched world tour.
TMZ initially reported that Allen was smoking a cigarette outside the Four Seasons Hotel in Fort Lauderdale Beach when 19-year-old suspect Max Hartley ran towards him at full speed, striking the rocker and knocking him backward and slamming his head on the ground. (continue)
(hennemusic) Pink Floyd has launched a new video series in sync with the 50th anniversary of their 1973 album classic, "The Dark Side Of The Moon."
Entitled "50 Years In A Heartbeat: The Story Of The Dark Side Of The Moon", the first episode focuses on the recording and concepts behind the project, which was put together at London's EMI Studios ...which would be renamed Abbey Road Studios just a few years later. (continue)
Kenny Chesney will be kicking off his I Go Back 2023 this Thursday and Essential Broadcast Media sent over this update on his preparations for the trek:
Nobody takes locking in a show as seriously as Kenny Chesney, who brought all of his teams together for a week of tweaking video and aligning light cues at the Steel Mill just north of Nashville. For the crew, band and tour staff, the final rehearsals brought all the teams together for the first time since wrapping Chesney's record-setting Here And Now 2022 Tour with two nights at Foxboro, Mass.'s Gillette Stadium last August. (continue)
Ozzy Osbourne took to social media on Monday to share the details for the next episode of "Ozzy Speaks" on his SiriusXM channel Ozzy's Boneyard, which will air tomorrow, March 21st.
The legendary Black Sabbath frontman shared via his Facebook page, "Tomorrow, Tuesday (3/21), a brand new episode of "Ozzy Speaks" airs at 5pm ET / 2pm PT on SiriusXM Ozzy's Boneyard Ch. 38 (continue)
The Ocean have released a music video for their new single, "Sea Of Reeds". The track comes from their forthcoming tenth studio album, "Holocene", which will arrive on May 19th.
Robin Staps shared the following about the song, "Like many Ocean lyrics, this song was inspired by the bible, the old testament tale of Exodus. God divided the waters of the Red Sea, the Sea of Reeds, so that the Israelites could flee from the Egyptians, and he clogged the wheels of their persecutors' chariots and then drowned them in the sea. (continue)
Dazy has surprise-released a new EP, OTHERBODY, available now digitally and as a limited edition cassette via Lame-O Records. The exhilarating 20-minute collection is comprised of eight songs made during the same period as Dazy's acclaimed 2022 debut album, OUTOFBODY.
Recorded at home by Dazy mastermind James Goodson, and mixed/mastered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Wild Pink), OTHERBODY continues Goodson's prolific streak that has now seen him release a whopping 45 songs in just two and a half years. (continue)
Sumerian Comics announced today One Of Us Is The Killer, a brand new graphic novel inspired by the 2013 fifth studio album from mathcore band, The Dillinger Escape Plan and from Rock & Roll Hell creators, Sam Romesburg and Ben Roberts, visionary artist Greg Di Angilla (Rock & Roll Hell), and colorist Warnia Sahadewa (Doctor Who).
Speaking on todays' announcement, Dillinger Escape Plan founder and guitarist, Ben Weinman shares, "The 'One of Us Is the Killer' collaboration with Sumerian Records remains one of The D.E.P's most artistically ambitious achievements to this day. Seeing Ash Avildsen and the creative team at the newly founded Sumerian Comics, use this album as the influence for another equally ambitious artistic endeavor is amazing. I can't wait to hold one of these things in my hands, just like I did with the many comic books I enjoyed as a kid." (continue)
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The Offspring have announced their 2023 run - Let The Bad Times Roll Tour - with special guests Sum 41 and Simple Plan. Produced by Live Nation, the 24-city tour kicks off on August 1 at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA making stops across the U.S. in Irvine, Phoenix, Atlanta, Tampa, St. Louis and more before wrapping up in Mansfield, MA at Xfinity Center on September 3
"One of the best things about being on tour is traveling the world playing to great audiences, and it's even better when you can do it with your friends - we had sold out International tours with Simple Plan and Sum 41, and we're excited that they'll be joining us this Summer in America. It's going to be great!" said Dexter Holland of The Offspring (continue)
WINO: The Documentary, the story of Scott "Wino" Weinrich, one of heavy metal's most iconic underground figureheads and godfather of doom, will be released by New Terms Productions on May 13th digitally and on DVD.
"WINO: The Documentary" is the story of doom rock legend Scott 'Wino' Weinrich, known for his many influential bands such as The Obsessed, Saint Vitus, Spirit Caravan, The Hidden Hand, Premonition 13, Wino Acoustic, Place of Skulls, Shrinebuilder, Probot, and more.
Dive into the outlaw life, epic career, and enduring influence of Wino, in this honest, raw, and often hilarious depiction of the man and his music. Woven together with heavier-than-hell live performances from his many legendary bands, the story is structured by the truth told in his own words, through interviews, road trips, tours, intimate behind the scenes, and the quest to pick up his 1964 Harley Davidson panhead chopper, Mr. Nasty. (continue)
Liv Kristine presents the official video for the new single "In Your Blue Eyes." "In Your Blue Eyes" is the second single from Liv Kristine's upcoming studio album, River of Diamonds, which will be released on April 21st via Metalville Records. The catchy midtempo song impressively brings the extraordinary voice of the queen of Scandinavian gothic metal to the fore.
River of Diamonds, the sixth solo album by the queen of Scandinavian gothic metal, continues on the path set by the EP Have Courage Dear Heart ( 2021), which received great international acclaim. (continue)
UK-based metal band Far From Refuge has recently released their latest single, "Satellite", which delves into the themes of a dystopian existence and individuality. The band shared their creative process and the influences that shaped the sound and direction of the song, revealing that it draws inspiration from nu-metal bands such as Korn, Linkin Park and Drowning Pool.
"The original concept formed from an idea we had to create a chorus of voices, with an experimental vibe", the band said. "This led to the song starting with a creepy robotic voice, which in turn led to the addition of industrial synth work." Lyrically, "Satellite" reflects on a dystopian existence, where "our lives are infected and manipulated by a parasitical governing cadre. We, as its subjects, never fully know what its intents are, yet have no choice in the matter." (continue)
Ghosts of Sunset have returned with our latest fix of melodic hard rock - Breathe. The band's duo of singer-songwriters John Merchant (former Dutch Henry frontman) and multi-instrumentalist Todd Long (previously with the Verve Pipe) had last drawn attention to themselves in 2020 with their debut EP, Headed West, and 2022 follow-up LP, No Saints in the City.
Ghosts of Sunset not only pays homage to the 1980s hair metal scene they grew up on (Quiet Riot, Ratt, Motley Crue, Warrant, Faster Pussycat, GNR, etc.), but for music fans whose tastes run deep, Breathe touches upon post-punk aggression, melodic rock choruses and a quirky Cheap Trick spin on top of it all. From the lead-off track, "Afterthought," to the straight rocker "Move Along," and pop rocker "Gettin' Over You" they cover it all on their latest release. The album made the Top 100 Amazon list while lead- off track, "Afterthought," has been getting spins on rock radio. (continue)
Global doom metal supergroup MMXX have announced their new EP 'The Next Wave' will be released via Candlelight on April 14th. Ahead of this the band have released their first single and video, "Alone", which features guest vocalist Mick Moss (Antimatter, Sleeping Pulse).
Born during the initial worldwide lockdown and incubated as the seasons passed, doom metal supergroup MMXX began as the sound of global isolation. Not unlike the pandemic itself, MMXX has long harboured an unseen chapter: 'The Next Wave'. (continue)
Due to overwhelming demand and following a sold-out opening weekend, legendary rockers Tesla have added five additional shows to their highly-anticipated Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency at House of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Celebrating their 36 years of entertaining rock audiences around the world, Tesla: The Las Vegas Residency will add five additional dates, beginning with Friday, Sept. 29, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. (continue)
To celebrate and promote the forthcoming 'The Journey Continues' Tour this August & September, Big Big Train will be sharing videos of a couple of songs filmed on tour last year. The first of these is "The Florentine" which was recorded in September 2022 at The Boerderij in The Netherlands.
Alberto Bravin says: "I was very pleased when we agreed last year that "The Florentine" should be on the set list for our shows last September. After all, what could be better for an Italian than singing about Leonardo da Vinci?! "The Florentine" is a wonderful song to sing and a perfect example of David Longdon's songwriting genius. We're very fortunate to have the song as part of the Big Big Train catalogue. (continue)
Distorted Reflection have announced that they have recruited Ross The Boss (Ross Friedman) of Manowar and The Dictators fame to guest on their debut album.
They shared, "We are really pleased and proud to announce that Ross Friedman will be the guest guitarist for the upcoming Distorted Reflection album! The legendary American metal guitarist will perform the solo for the sixth song 'Cassandra' and this will also be the third single and lyric video out of our debut album \m/ DOOM RULES ETERNALLY!!! (continue)
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Organizers have announced the full lineup for the Takedown Festival, independent alternative-rock and metal festival that will be returning after an 8 year hiatus on Saturday April 8th at Portsmouth Guildhall in Portsmouth, UK.
They shared: Moving from its Southampton University roots to the larger Portsmouth Guildhall, Takedown 2023 promises a full-day of the best alternative around with over 30 bands performing across five stages.
Topping the festival's stellar line-up are two impressive headliners: anonymous masked rock collective SLEEP TOKEN who will be delivering their *First Festival Appearance* of 2023, and, one of the most devastating and enthralling live bands on the planet, SKINDRED. (continue)
This summer, 3 Doors Down celebrates its sophomore album, Away From The Sun, by hitting amphitheaters in major markets across the US for the Away From The Sun Anniversary Tour, produced by Live Nation.
The band will be playing all of the songs from the album throughout the performances, plus all of their biggest hits. Artist Presale and VIP Packages are available beginning March 21 at 10am local time. (continue)
Melbourne hard rockers Torrential Thrill have released a music video for their new track "Breathe". The song is the second single from their forthcoming album, "State Of Disaster", which will be released on April 1st.
Black-Roos Entertainment sent over these details: "State Of Disaster" is Torrential Thrills' most prolific and ambitious album yet. With 11 tracks and over an hour of new music, the album has been in the works for just over 5 years. Work initially began with pre-production and guitar / vocal tracking with Mitch 'O Shea followed by many other locations for tracking including Basin Studio's in Mt Buller with Matt D'arcy, Coloursound Studio in Altona with Matt Robins and Monolith Studios with Chris Themelco. (continue)
(hennemusic) Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band have rescheduled multiple shows on their current North American tour following a recent series of postponements due to an undisclosed illness.
The situation forced the group to postpone a Thursday, March 9 show at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, OH; a Sunday, March 12 date at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT; and, a Tuesday, March 14 appearance at the MVP Arena in Albany, NY. (continue)
Daryl Hall, the modern-day renaissance man and inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, has announced a headline show at London Eventim Apollo on Sunday 9th July 2023.
In addition to this headline show, Daryl Hall is also set to support Billy Joel at American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Friday 7 July. This is a rare opportunity for fans to see two of the most iconic and influential figures in rock music in one incredible evening. Both performances promise to be a must-see event for fans, showcasing Hall's legendary vocals, dynamic stage presence, and impressive musical repertoire. (continue)
(hennemusic) John Mellencamp will donate an archived collection of his life and work to Indiana University. The collection will include items related to his iconic artistry, social activism and philanthropy, and it holds original creative works, photographs, instruments and other significant memorabilia.
IU President Pamela Whitten announced the news at the Mellencamp Symposium held recently on the IU Bloomington campus. "John's impact on music and American culture is immense," said Whitten. "On behalf of Hoosiers everywhere, I am exceptionally proud of John's lifelong association with IU and deeply grateful to him for selecting the university as the permanent home for his archives. His collection will be an incredible resource for arts scholars and a clear source of inspiration to our students. We are thrilled to honor him and celebrate his many contributions to music, art and IU." (continue)
Nonstop to Cairo recently released their new single and video, "Million Dollar Space", and to celebrate we asked Nick Diamond (guitar/vocals) to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
This song was actually first written at the tail end of our last release Dabble Heavy. I still have my original phone recording and it's great to be able to hear the evolution to the finished version.
The concept started as it often did for me at the time, with a riff, Hooky horn line and a vocal line that I had to immediately get down on tape. I had worked in the building industry for many years and found myself in a lot of really high end, enormous houses that people would only use for maybe a few weeks throughout the year. Not all, but a lot of these houses tend to have an empty, soulless feel to them. Which at the time for me, was an interesting dynamic, because of the money and time invested. We jammed on the song a little at the time, but it got put on the backburner. Throughout the years, it continued to stick out to our frontman Ash and myself as a song to record when the time was right. (continue)
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