KIKO LOUREIRO EXPLAINS THE REASON HE LEFT MEGADETH!
Former MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro explained his decision to leave "Megadeth" during an interview for the Brazilian podcast “Amplifica”, presented by his former bandmate Rafael Bittencourt, who also played in the band "ANGRA" with Kiko.
Kiko Loureiro told the Brazilian Podcast that the main reason to leave Megadeth was ''freedom" as He described himself, to the Confere Rock website, as someone who "needs freedom," explaining that he went to the United States for the same reason in the early 2000s, and that having freedom after more than eight years with MEGADETH was "important." "And now, due to circumstances in my life, I have taken the liberty of choosing not to be in MEGADETH," he said. "Because it's my option. Because freedom is having the choice between two viable options; that is freedom."
We wish you all the best Kiko in this new journey!
SEPULTURA PREPARES LIVE ALBUM TO CELEBRATE THE BAND'S 40TH ANNIVERSARY
In an interview with Australia's Everblack podcast, Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser talked about the band's upcoming live album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Brazilian/American metal veterans.
"We're recording everything. We started in Europe for a whole month; We recorded everything. We went to Indonesia and Singapore and recorded there, and now in Australia as well. We want to release 40 songs in 40 different cities around the world, covering everything we've done — of course, the classics, but also the B-sides and C-sides, and really make a very complete story and also show how far we can go. I mean, Sepultura has played 80 countries in 40 years and we have fans all over the world, and I think it's past time we had a live album like this to celebrate 40 years together with them and at our best. We felt great on stage. We're playing better than ever. We're having fun, so I think it's going to be a very special live album with all the recordings we're doing right now. It's going to be awesome."
Sepultura is a Brazilian heavy metal band that was formed in 1984. The band's original lineup consisted of vocalist/rhythm guitarist Max Cavalera, lead guitarist Jairo Guedz, bassist Paulo Jr., and drummer Igor Cavalera. Sepultura is widely regarded as one of the most influential and successful heavy metal bands to come out of Brazil.
The band gained international recognition for their fusion of thrash metal and elements of Brazilian music, as well as for their socially and politically charged lyrics. Sepultura's early albums, such as "Beneath the Remains" (1989) and "Arise" (1991), are considered classics in the thrash metal genre.
Over the years, Sepultura underwent lineup changes, including the departure of founding member Max Cavalera in 1996. Despite these changes, the band continued to release new music and tour, with guitarist Andreas Kisser becoming a key member alongside Paulo Jr. and Igor Cavalera that later left the band being replaced by Jean Dolabella and later by Eloy Casagrande. Derek Green has been the vocalist for Sepultura since 1998.
Sepultura's discography includes albums like "Chaos A.D." (1993), "Roots" (1996), and "Quadra" (2020). The band has maintained a significant presence in the metal scene, and their impact on the genre is enduring.
METALLICA SET TO PLAY THEIR FIRST CONCERT EVER IN SAUDI ARABIA FESTIVAL''SOUNDSTORM''
Metallica fans in Saudi Arabia get ready!!! Metallica is headlining the opening night of the Soundstorm festival in Riyadh on December 14 will mark a significant milestone for both the band and the country. It reflects the growing cultural diversification and openness to various forms of entertainment in Saudi Arabia. Concerts by international artists have become more common in the country in recent years, and Metallica's performance is likely to be a memorable experience for fans attending the event.
The inclusion of diverse artists such as Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown, H.E.R., BLACK EYED PEAS, J Balvin, Anne-Marie, Tiesto, and David Guetta will also join the event.
SHARON OSBOURNE ON - ''OZZY SHOULD BE IN THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AFTER SELLING ALMOST ''100'' MILLION SOLO ALBUM!
Sharon Osbourne has made statements expressing that her husband, Ozzy Osbourne, should be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist, it suggests a push for recognition of Ozzy's contributions apart from his role in Black Sabbath. The decision to induct artists into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame is typically determined by a nominating committee and votes from various music industry professionals.
Ozzy Osbourne's solo career is considered notable and influential, and it may be a point of discussion to the nomination and selection process. Sharon Osbourne's underscores the argument that Ozzy Osbourne's extensive and influential solo career, spanning 43 years, should merit his induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as a solo artist. The eligibility criteria for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame often consider an artist's impact and longevity in the industry.
PAUL STANLEY FLU FORCES KISS TO CANCEL CANADIAN FAREWELL TOUR!
Kiss had to cancel their farewell tour dates in Canada due to Paul Stanley's battle with the flu. We wish Paul Stanley a swift recovery, and hopefully, Kiss will be able to resume their farewell tour soon.
The band initially announced their performance on Tuesday, Nov. 21 was called off due to “an unforeseen illness in the band party.” Less than 24 hours later, Kiss announced that the show scheduled for Nov. 22 in Toronto, the final Canadian stop of their End of the Road farewell tour had also been canceled.
"KITTIE'' NEW ALBUM ON THE WAY!
Exciting news for KITTIE fans! The band is working on their new album with producer "Nick Raskulinecz" which is a highly respected producer in the hard rock and heavy metal genres, known for his work with various prominent bands.
This past Sunday, November 19 the studio shared a photo of kittie and Raskulinecz at the facility, (SIENNA STUDIOS) and also included the following message --- "Amazing to have @officialkittie and @officialnickraskulinecz with us working on a new album. It's gonna crush! ---
Nick Raskulinecz's extensive experience and impressive discography highlight his versatility as a producer. Working with iconic bands such as RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN, RISE AGAINST, HALESTORM, EVANESCENCE, SKID ROW, and the DEFTONES speaks to his ability to collaborate across a wide range of rock and metal subgenres. With this background, it's exciting to think about the potential impact he could have on KITTIE's upcoming album.
GUITAR USED BY "KURT COBAIN" AT NIRVANA'S LAST SHOW GOES UP FOR AUCTION!
BRING ME THE HORIZON ANNOUNCES Sempiternal 10th anniversary reissue!
Great news for Bring Me The Horizon fans! The announcement of a 10th-anniversary reissue for "Sempiternal" indicates a celebration of the album's impact and longevity. The reissue, with its emphasis on the music and the enigmatic artwork, sounds like a thoughtful celebration of the album's 10th anniversary. The album will be availiable on December 8th and is for sure an exciting day for fans looking to add these special editions to their collections.
It’ll be getting re-released on vinyl and cassette (a press release describes these new physical products as being ‘carefully fashioned to emphasise the music and underline the enigmatic artwork still steeped in symbology and mystique’).
PANTERA ANNOUNCES 2024 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LAMB OF GOD!
Pantera has announced another leg of headlining tour dates with Lamb of God, the new concert dates run through February of 2024 in North America, starting in Sunrise, FL on February 3 and wrapping up in Québec City on February 27 with more supporters to be announced too.
The biggest one concert will be in NYC at Madison Square Garden on February 22. Tickets to all dates go on sale Friday, November 17 at 10 AM local, with various presales starting Tuesday, November 14 at 10 AM local.
Pantera also has more dates coming up supporting in the summer, including Chicago, Minneapolis, Seattle, and more.
THE 2024 GRAMMY NOMINEES "ROCK+ METAL+ ALTERNATIVE"
The 66th annual Grammy Awards this year will be at Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles, and the broadcasting details (live on CBS from 8-11:30 PM ET). Paramount+ subscribers with Showtime will be able to stream the event live, with all other tiered subscriber packages affording viewers the ability to watch the day after.
KISS LAST CONCERT LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW FOR FINAL SHOW!
THE KILLERS COMING OUT WITH "REBEL DIAMONDS" - THE BEST OF COLLECTION!
The Killers have officially revealed their upcoming best of collection "Rebel Diamonds", will be arriving just in time for the holidays, featuring familiar songs and new classics taken from the band’s 20 year career.
Putting out there "19 classics" that fans know and love, like “Mr. Brightside,” “When You Were Young,” “Human,” “Boy,” "The Man," and more, The band will also include their brand new track, “Spirit,”
The Rebel Diamonds best of The killers collection will be available on December 8.
JAMES HETFIELD SIGNING COPIES OF BOOK: ''MESSENGERS: GUITARS OF JAMES HETFIELD
This past Saturday signed copies of the book: Messengers: Guitars Of James Hetfield was given to all fans who attended the event in St.Louis, Missouri at "Left Bank Books.'
The book "Messengers: The Guitars Of James Hetfield" is a 400 page book, where James Hetfield shares his personal guitars collection and reveals the story and significance of each one within his life and career as the frontman, guitarist and songwriter for METALLICA.
The book is set to release on November 21, Via "Permuted Press."
KISS PLAYING LIVE AT HOLLYWOOD BOWL FIRST TIME EVER!
We all know that the Hollywood Bowl is a renowned outdoor music venue, and last night Kiss played live from it for the first time ever! it's a significant milestone for the band to perform there as part of their "End Of The Road" farewell tour. KISS has had a long and influential career in the world of rock music, and it's fitting that they would choose such an iconic location for one of their final performances.
The final shows from the band to conclude their "End Of The Road" farewell tour with a massive concert will be at Madison Square Garden in New York City. New York holds a special place in the band's history, and it's where their career first took off. Madison Square Garden is one of the most iconic and prestigious venues in the world, and it's a perfect choice for KISS to bid farewell to their fans in a city that has played a significant role in their journey as a legendary rock act. This final show is sure to be a historic and emotional event for both the band and their dedicated fan base.
The "End Of The Road" tour was originally scheduled to conclude on July 17, 2021 in New York City but has since been extended to late 2023.
KISS, formed in 1973 by Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Peter Criss, and Ace Frehley, has had a long and storied career. Their first "farewell" tour took place in 2000, and it was the last tour to feature the group's original lineup.
GREEN DAY + SMASHING PUMPKINS + RANCID 2024 TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED! U.S - EU/UK
Exciting news for fans of Green Day! A U.S. stadium tour visiting 27 cities with support from The Smashing Pumpkins, Rancid, and the Linda Lindas sounds like an amazing lineup. Green Day is known for their energetic performances, and having these other bands as support acts should make for an unforgettable concert experience.
The tour is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their iconic album "Dookie" and the 20th anniversary of "American Idiot" as well. Both albums are considered classics in the world of punk and alternative rock music. The tour will likely feature performances of songs from these albums, and it's sure to be a memorable experience for fans of Green Day and their music.
The Saviors tour's schedule is set to kick off on July 29 in Washington, D.C., and it will wrap up on September 28 in San Diego. Fans who are looking to attend these concerts can mark their calendars because tickets for the general public will go on sale this Friday. It's important to be prepared and ready to purchase tickets when they become available, as popular tours like this one often sell out quickly. Make sure to check the official ticketing website or authorized vendors for more information on ticket sales and availability.
THE "PRINCE OF DARKNESS'' OZZY OSBOURNE WILL BE HONORED AT THE UK ICON AWARDS!
Ozzy Osbourne is set to be honored with the Icon Award at the Rolling Stone UK Awards. Despite his health challenges, it's wonderful to hear that he will be in attendance to make a speech and be part of the event, even if he won't be performing. Ozzy Osbourne has had a significant impact on the world of music, particularly in the realm of heavy metal, and this award is a well-deserved recognition of his contributions to the industry. What a great way to celebrate his legendary career and influence!!
The UK Awards is set to take place on November 23 at the Roundhouse in Camden Town, London
Ozzy said: "I don't know what to say! I wish I felt like a fucking icon.
"I've had a long career and I've raised a few fucking eyebrows along the way, and I've met some amazing people too. I've done some good gigs and I've done some fucking bad gigs!
"Thanks very much for giving me this award, it really means a lot to me." ---
...And if you love Ozzy, don't forget to catch up their new podcast episode (eighth episode) along with Sharon Osbourne, Jack and Kelly. This week, Ozzy, Sharon, Kelly and Jack delve into the heart history of Ozzfest!
''METALLICA'S ''JAMES HETFIELD NEWEST HAND TATTOO!!!
James Hetfield, the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist of Metallica, who is sometimes affectionately referred to as "Papa Het'' now officially got his right hand tattooed ''Papa Het"!
Just to remember that in the middle of october he actually sat in the same tattoo chair when he got a new neck tattoo as well.
The tattoo artist ''Corey Miller", the same artist responsible for James neck tattoo said "is a "huge honor" to work with one of "the greatest rockers in the world," noting it was a "fun hang."
IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN TOUR 2024 ''FUTURE PAST''
Iron Maiden has extended their "Future Past Tour" with North American dates scheduled for October and November 2024. This legendary British heavy metal band is known for their incredible live performances, and their tours are always highly anticipated by fans. The tour will cover a significant portion of North America, including cities like San Diego and San Antonio, and will even feature a stop at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California. Iron Maiden's concerts are famous for their elaborate stage setups and a setlist that spans their extensive career. Fans are sure to be excited about these additional tour dates.
The tour started on Oct 4 in San Diego and now concludes on Nov 17 in San Antonio.
Tickets are on sale now!
EVANESCENCE LIVE IN SAO PAULO! (BRAZIL)
Evanescence has certainly had a remarkable journey since their breakout with "Bring Me To Life" in 2003. Their impressive track record of over 25 million album sales worldwide and two Grammy awards highlights their significant impact on the music industry.
Despite going through a few line-up changes over the years, the band is now made up of frontwoman Amy Lee, guitarist Troy McLawhorn, bassist Tim McCord and drummer Will Hunt, as well as touring musician Emma Anzai, who provides bass and backing vocals.
After visiting the capital Paraná, the North American group will play in São Paulo (October 21st), Rio de Janeiro (October 23rd), Belo Horizonte (October 25th and 26th) and Recife (October 28th).
The band is touring their latest album bitter truth released in 2021, also celebrates the 20th anniversary of their critically acclaimed debut album fell.
According to setlists from the band’s most recent shows in countries like Mexico and Argentina, fans were treated to songs like “Bring Me to Life,” “My Immortal,” “Going Under” and “Imaginary.”
Ticket competition was very high, but through the Eventim website you can guarantee tickets for selected segments of the show in São Paulo, Belo Horizonte (26th) and Recife.
IT'S OFFICIAL NOW! KORN AND ADIDAS FINALLY JOINED FORCES!
Adidas Originals and the band Korn have joined forces to collaborate and create a new collection that celebrates Korn's legacy and cultural impact. These types of collaborations between fashion brands and influential musicians often result in unique and limited-edition clothing and footwear items that are inspired by the artist's style and legacy. Fans of both Adidas Originals and Korn are likely to be excited about this partnership and the collection it has produced.
The connection between Korn and Adidas Originals is significant and rooted in their shared history. Korn's choice to wear classic Three Stripes Adidas tracksuits when they emerged on the music scene 30 years ago was a departure from the established aesthetic norms of the genre and contributed to their distinctive image. The enduring relationship between Korn and Adidas Originals, as immortalized in the band's 1996 song "A.D.I.D.A.S," showcases the impact of their unique partnership on both the music and fashion worlds. It's clear that this collaboration is a celebration of their shared legacy and the influence they've had on music and style.
The collection includes a range of items, such as graphic t-shirts, a hoodie with the band's logo, and signature Adidas Originals tracksuits, with one in black and white accents and another featuring purple sequins. The addition of graphic insoles, spare laces, KoRn logos, a guitar pick keychain, and a co-branded box for the footwear collection adds a unique touch and makes these items even more appealing to collectors and fans of the band.
Arriving on October 27th, the first adidas Originals and KoRn collection is available on CONFIRMED, adidas.com, and via select retailers.
BMTH ANNOUNCES AUSTRALIAN 2024 TOUR WITH SLEEP TOKEN!
Exciting lineup for music fans in Australia!!! Bring Me The Horizon "British rock" band is having Sleep Token, Make Them Suffer, and daine as supporting acts for their shows in April.
Fans in Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne, and Brisbane can now mark their calendars and prepare for an incredible night of live music next April. Make sure to get your tickets early, as they are likely to be in high demand.
14 Sydney Qudos Bank Arena - 17 Adelaide Entertainment Centre - 18 Melbourne Rod Laver Arena - 20 Brisbane Riverstage.
Tickets go on sale next Monday, Oct 23 at 9am.
CALIFORNIA ROCKERS FROM "PAPA ROACH" SURPASSES ONE BILLION STREAMS ON "LAST REOSRT" ON SPOTIFY!
Papa Roach! Achieving a billion streams on Spotify is a significant milestone and reflects the enduring popularity of their classic song "Last Resort." Spotify's Billions Club is a way to recognize and celebrate the most-streamed songs on the platform, and it's an honor for artists to receive the Billions Club plaque as a token of their achievement. It's a testament to the song's impact and the band's continued influence in the music industry.
"Last Resort" has joined the ranks of iconic songs like "Nothing Else Matters" by Metallica, "Eye of the Tiger" by Survivor, "Dancing Queen" by ABBA, and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" by Whitney Houston in the Billions Club. Reaching a billion streams is indeed a remarkable accomplishment, and it's great to see so many tracks achieving this milestone on Spotify.
"NIRVANA" 30TH ANNIVERSARY - TRACK "DUMB" REMASTERED FROM NIRVANA'S ALBUM "IN UTERO"
BLACK SABBATH TO RE-RELEASE VINYL ALBUM FROM OZZY'S ERA ON THE 70'S!
SYSTEM OF A DOWN AND SLIPKNOT TO HEADLINE "SICK NEW WORLD 2024 FESTIVAL"
That sounds like an incredible lineup for Sick New World in 2024! With headliners like SYSTEM OF A DOWN and other renowned artists like SLIPKNOT, BRING ME THE HORIZON, A PERFECT CIRCLE, ALICE IN CHAINS, Danny Elfman, BAD OMENS, SLEEP TOKEN, KNOCKED LOOSE, and many more, it's sure to be an unforgettable event for fans of hard rock and alternative music. The fact that it's returning to the Las Vegas Festival Grounds adds to the excitement, as it provides a great venue for such a massive gathering of artists and fans. Marking its second year with such a stellar lineup, Sick New World is definitely a festival to look forward to in 2024!
Fans can sign up now for the festival SMS list at SickNewWorldFest.com to receive an access code for the presale that will begin Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. PT. Any remaining tickets following the presale will go on sale to the general public on Friday, October 13 at 2 p.m. PT. GA, GA+, VIP, and VIP Cabana Tickets will be available, with layaway payment plans starting at $19.99 down.
METALLICA CLOSES THE POWER TRIP FESTIVAL NIGHT WITH A POWERFULL SET LIST!
JUDAS PRIEST ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM AT POWER TRIP FESTIVAL!
Judas Priest finally hit the stage at the long-awaited Power Trip festival, playing in place of Ozzy Osbourne at the three day "heavy metal Power Trip Festival as part of an insane venue also including Metallica, AC/DC, Guns N' Roses, TOOL and Iron Maiden.
Judas Priest putted an electrifying performance with a setlist that included both classic hits and some lesser-played gems. Opening with "Electric Eye," "Riding on the Wind," and "Heading Out to the Highway" would undoubtedly have set an energetic tone for the concert.
AC/DC BACK AFTER MORE THAN SEVEN YEARS! TRIUMPHANT RETURN AT POWER TRIP FESTIVAL LAST NIGHT
AC/DC is a legendary rock band known for their high-energy performances and iconic songs. It was an unforgettable experience for those in attendance to witness their return to the stage after such a long hiatus. Live debuts and rare performances of songs not played in decades.
A triumphant return to the stage on Saturday at Power Trip, commemorating their first performance in more than seven years with a few live debuts and songs not performed in decades!
THE LONG AWAITED DAY ONE AT POWER TRIP FESTIVAL WITH IRON MAIDEN AND GNR's!
Last night was the first day of the "Power Trip festival", Guns N' Roses delivered an electrifying performance at the Power Trip event, despite the dropping temperatures. The band, known as Hollywood's glam-punk heroes, took the stage at 10 pm and left a lasting impression.
3 DAYS AWAY FROM THE BIGGEST WEEKEND DAY ''POWER TRIP FESTIVAL''
THE FOO FIGHTERS HAVE ANNOUNCED ''EVERYTHING OR NOTHING AT ALL" TOUR 2024
That's exciting news for Foo Fighters fans! A 2024 U.S. stadium tour, especially with the West Coast leg opening in San Diego, is sure to be a highly anticipated event. Foo Fighters have a dedicated fan base, and their live performances are known for their energy and enthusiasm. If you're interested in attending the concert, be sure to keep an eye out for ticket announcements and sale dates so you can secure your spot at the show. It's bound to be a memorable experience!
The lineup of all supporting acts are: the Pretenders, Mammoth WVH, L7, the Hives, Amyl and the Sniffers, and Alex G.
Once again for those who are eager to attend the concert, it's important to mark your calendar for the ticket sale date, which is on a Friday. Make sure to check the band's official website or the ticketing platform's website for specific times and details regarding ticket sales. This tour promises to be a memorable experience for Foo Fighters fans across the United States.
Tour dates are:
Foo Fighters, Everything or Nothing at All 2024 U.S. Tour
July 17 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
July 19 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
July 21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
July 23 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 25 – Cincinnati, OH @ Great American Ballpark
July 28 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
Aug. 3 – Denver, CO @ Empower Field at Mile High
Aug. 7 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
Aug. 9 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
Aug. 11 – Los Angeles, CA @ BMO Stadium
Aug. 16 – Portland, OR @ Providence Park Soccer Stadium
Aug. 18 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
AEROSMITH POSTPONE FAREWELL TOUR DUE TO VOCAL INJURY!
Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler has fractured his larynx, forcing the band to postpone its remaining tour dates until next year.
"His doctor confirmed that in addition to the damage to his vocal cords, he fractured his larynx, which requires ongoing care," the statement said. "He is receiving the best medical treatment available to ensure his recovery is swift, but given the nature of the fracture, he has been told that patience is essential." The new dates for 2024 will be announced "as soon as we have more information."
Tyler wrote a statement: "I'm heartbroken not to be with Aerosmith, my brothers and the amazing Black Crowes [guest band on the tour], rocking with the best fans in the world. I promise we'll be back as soon as possible!"
Earlier this month, the Boston-based band postponed six dates in North America after the 75-year-old singer suffered damage to his vocal cords.
EVANESCENSE ALBUM ''FALLEN'' 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET DELUXE!
"Fallen" is indeed an iconic album in the rock and alternative music genres, featuring hit songs like "Bring Me to Life" and "My Immortal."
This iconic record will be remastered and released on November 17, with the band also sharing plenty of extras if you’re into the physical packages: from old live recordings to unreleased demos (including a newly-shared 2002 demo of Bring Me To Life, rare photos, a track-by-track book and a handwritten foreword by Amy Lee in the super deluxe version.
“20 years later, this album has never meant more,” Fallen has been the soundtrack to first loves, epic heartbreak, self-realisation, wedding days, last goodbyes, friendships, and countless other moments in so many lives… not to mention my own. I am forever humbled and grateful to be a part of it.” - "Ammy Lee said on an interview. -
MOTIONLESS IN WHITE "FAN" GETS REPRIMANDED FOR BRINGING HIS DOG TO THE CONCERT
Following a Motionless In White recent show in Scranton, PA, drummer Vinny Mauro, took to social media to express his concern after seeing a dog in the crowd. According to Vinny, the dog was being held “in the air for three hours,” something the 29-year-old said really got under his skin.
----- “Seeing the dog in the pit at our Scranton show really bummed me out,” the musician shared via X. “I wanna go on record to say unless your dog is literally deaf and blind and somehow also loves to be held in the air for 3 hours, do not bring them to a show, headphones or not.” -----
DEFTONES NEW MATERIAL COMING AND WORKING ON NEW ALBUM!
DEFTONES guitarist Stephen Carpenter confirmed that he and his bandmates are working on their new album with producer Nick Raskulinecz (RUSH, MASTODON, ALICE IN CHAINS). On an interview to the podcast Gnostic Academy.This will mark DEFTONES' third collaboration with Nick, having previously worked with him on 2010's "Diamond Eyes" and 2012's "Koi No Yokan" LPs.
METALLICA's ''VEGAN'' TRICK TO STAY IN SHAPE DURING THE TOURS
Metallica is currently in the middle of a new world tour titled "M72", which promotes their recently released album 72 Seasons and is characterized by presenting two shows with different sevenelists in each city through which it passes.
Over the past four decades, many of the legendary band's performances have been fueled by alcohol and drugs. Currently, Lars Ulrich (59), James Hetfield (60), Kirk Hammett (60) and Robert Trujillo (58) are turning to healthier habits, according to an interview with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) highlighted by VegNews.Com
Lars" revealed that the group is steeped in new practices that include getting plenty of sleep, practicing yoga and performing calisthenics exercises. The band is also mindful about having enough time between concert dates to prioritize family and well-being.
Another trick to leading a healthier life on and off stage, according to the drummer, is to consume a healthy diet that includes tofu, a powerful plant-based protein. The band is touring with chefs who prepare organic meals to help musicians maintain this lifestyle so they can continue to entertain their fans on tour. "Ultimately, more than anything, you want to try to stay sane, and healthy," Lars'' told the WSJ. "That's the number one thing.
The VegNews.Com points out that Metallica's selection of tofu is noteworthy given the growing evidence on the role of soy protein in muscle maintenance and metabolic health. That is, tofu is the most rock and roll food of a vegan diet and its consumption has already been adopted by artists such as Paul McCartney, Lenny Kravitz and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush.
U2's MSG SPHERE IN LAS VEGAS IS ALMOST READY TO OPEN!
AEROSMITH FAREWELL TOUR IT'S ON!
Aerosmith kicked off their "Peace Out" farewell tour on September 2nd at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Aerosmith is known for their iconic rock music and has a dedicated fan base, so it's no surprise that the concert was full of classic tracks and surprises. The inclusion of The Black Crowes as support must have added to the excitement of the event. Farewell tours are often emotional and special for both the band and their fans, as they provide an opportunity to celebrate the band's long and successful career. It sounds like a memorable night for Aerosmith aficionados and music lovers in general.
'DOG' WATCHES METALLICA M72 TOUR CONCERT FOR FREE
It's quite a heartwarming and unique story that Metallica shared about their unexpected four-legged fan, Storm. It's not uncommon for pets, particularly dogs, to be drawn to loud noises and music, and it seems Storm had a great time enjoying Metallica's performance.
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE CANCELS "THE TOWN" IN SAO PAULO, BRAZIL
Queens of the Stone Age won't be performing at The Town Festival in São Paulo, Brazil on September 9 due to medical recommendations. Via social media the band announced.
"Unfortunately, that’s not going to happen, as the band confirmed with the following declaration: "Following doctor’s advice, QOTSA regret to announce we are no longer able to travel to Brazil to perform at The Town. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and look forward to coming to Brazil in 2024."
SLEEP TOKEN CONFIRMED AT THE SOLD OUT ''OVO ARENA" WEMBLEY IN DECEMBER
Sleep Token has announced that cult heroes HEALTH will be the supporting act for their upcoming Wembley show at the London OVO Arena on Saturday, December 16. The gig, which has a capacity of 10,000, sold out quickly after tickets went on sale. In addition to the Wembley show, HEALTH will also join Sleep Token for their European 'headline rituals' in Germany, with concerts scheduled in Munich, Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, and Cologne between December 5 and 11. It seems like fans are in for an exciting series of shows with this impressive lineup!
BULLET FOR VALENTINE HEADLINING TOUR 2023 NORTH AMERICA
THE ICONIC ALTERNATIVE BAND "HELMET" ANNOUNCED U.S TOUR 2023
HELMET's upcoming U.S. tour starts in September 2023, with special guest "Soul Blind." supporting the tour.
HELMET new album called "LEFT" is set to release in November this year via earMUSIC.
The American alternative metal band that was formed in New York City in 1989. The band was founded by lead vocalist and guitarist Page Hamilton, who has been the only consistent member throughout Helmet's various line-up changes over the years. Page Hamilton's distinctive guitar playing and vocal style have been central to the band's sound.
PAPA ROACH "JACOBY SHADDIX" SAYS KORN, PAPA ROACH AND DEFTONES WILL BE THE NEXT METALLICA
PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix addressed that there is always the concern that none of the newer bands will be there to ascend to an arena-level status to take the place of heritage acts upon their retirement, on an interview for a radio station ("Iowa radio station Lazer").
"We're watching METALLICA step into that ROLLING STONES spot right now. And FOO FIGHTERS are another one of those groups. And KORN, PAPA ROACH [and] DEFTONES, we're like the next METALLICAs. You know what I mean? That's it. We're stepping into that spot now. It just comes to, I guess, being able to survive the treachery of this rock and roll life. And if you can do that and still continue to create good art and good music, then we can get into that space."
"It was my goal, honestly, since childhood. When we first formed PAPA ROACH back in 1993, we were, like, 'We wanna do this till like we're just old friends from young years.' And now we're here."
GUNS AND ROSES NEW SINGLE COULD BE OUT VERY SOON
GUNS N' ROSES longtime production manager, Tom Mayhue, has confirmed that a new single from the band is coming very soon.
They've got a bunch of stuff recorded already, so there will be new GUNS N' ROSES music very soon. In fact, I think they're trying to get a single out any day now, so you may hear something very, very soon."
"It sounds great. It's a lot more kind of 'Appetite [For Destruction]'-orientated. They had a lot of songs. When the band went in originally and recorded 'Appetite For Destruction', I think they recorded, like, 29 songs. So there's a bunch of other music that was left over that didn't make the first record. I think there's only 11 songs on the first record."
The highest-ranked rock bands and artists on digital platforms is Linkin Park three times in the Top 5 of the genre's most-listened-to albums on Spotify.
The best album is the "20th anniversary edition of Meteora," an album originally released by Mike Shinoda's band in 2003, which reached the 72nd place in the overall ranking.
The same album also appeared in the 138th place, but this time with its original version. Linkin Park's other appearance on the list was the bonus edition of their debut album Hybrid Theory (2000), which peaked at number 120.
JUDAS PRIEST WILL REPLACE OZZY OSBOURNE AT THE POWER TRIP FESTIVAL
Judas Priest will replace Ozzy Osbourne as a headlining performer at this year's Power Trip festival, that will take place on Oct. 6,7 and 8. in Indio, California.
Ozzy, who had previously stated his plan to retire from touring, announced on Monday that he would be pulling out of the festival due to his health.
"My original plan was to return to the stage in the summer of 2024, and when the offer to do this show came in, I optimistically moved forward," Ozzy, explained in a statement. "Unfortunately, my body is telling me that I'm just not ready yet and I am much too proud to have the first show that I do in nearly five years be half-assed." -
Ozzy called Judas Priest "personal friends of mine, and I can promise that you will not be disappointed."
STEVE HARRIS FALLS ON STAGE DURING IRON MAIDEN'S CONCERT
Steve Harris slipped and fell on stage during IRON MAIDEN's concert in Leeds, England late last month. The incident occurred during the second track of MAIDEN's 15-song set on June 28 at First Direct Arena when the bassist was trying to make his way to the front of the stage between stage monitors.
According to First To The Barrier, "Steve finished out the set with no issues and put on an excellent show for all the fans".
The Leeds concert was part of the U.K. leg of IRON MAIDEN's "The Future Past Tour", which kicked off on June 26 in Glasgow.
DAYSEEKER ANNOUNCES U.S HEADLINING TOUR DATES
Dayseeker's September headline tour with Silent Planet and Moxy sounds like an exciting lineup. With 15 dates and stops at festivals like Rocklahoma in Pryor, OK, and Blue Ridge Rock Fest in Alton, VA, fans will have multiple opportunities to catch their favorite bands live. The tour promises to be a thrilling experience for attendees. Tickets will be available for purchase starting this Friday, July 7, at 10 am local time. Make sure to mark your calendar and get your tickets early to secure your spot at the show!
Dayseeker has plans for additional dates after their upcoming tour. In their social media post, they mentioned that there is a bigger picture and various factors behind the scenes that influence their choice of cities for specific tours. They also expressed their commitment to showing love to areas that may not frequently receive concerts.
ANGRA SIGNS DEAL WITH ATOMIC FIRE RECORDS AND ANNOUNCES NEW ALBUM "CYCLES OF PAIN'
BUTCHER BABIES TO RELEASE A NEW DOUBLE ALBUM
Butcher Babies' album "Lilith" was released in 2017 and was produced by Steve Evetts, known for his work with bands like The Dillinger Escape Plan, Sepultura, and Suicide Silence. It was the band's first recording with drummer Chase Brickenden, who joined Butcher Babies in 2016, replacing Chris Warner. "Lilith" showcased the band's heavy and aggressive sound, and it received positive reviews from both fans and critics.
In July 2019, longtime BUTCHER BABIES bassist Jason Klein announced his departure from the band. He has since been replaced by Ricky Bonazza.
BUTCHER BABIES new double album "Eye For An Eye..." and "…'Til The World's Blind",will be released on July 7. The double album is to celebrate the "tenth anniversary" of BUTCHER BABIES' critically acclaimed debut, "Goliath", that was released on July 9, 2013 via Century Media Records.
RINGO STARR CONFIRMS THAT THE BEATLES WOULD ''NEVER'' USE ''AI'' VOICE ON JOHN LENNO'S TRACK
Later this month as Paul McCartney revealed that the unnamed song was completed with the help of "AI", and was built off an old Lennon demo tape. - "We were able to take John's voice and get it pure through this AI so that then we could mix the record as you would normally do — it gives you some sort of leeway," he explained. "So there's a good side to it and then a scary side and we'll just have to see where that leads."
Earlier this week Ringo Starr confirmed that the Beatles would “never” fake Lennon’s vocals in a new interview for an upcoming episode of our Rolling Stone Music Now podcast.
And Ringo Starr also confirmed that George Harrison did record his parts for the song before his death in 2001. “This was beautiful,” says Starr, “and it’s the final track you’ll ever hear with the four lads. And that’s a fact.” Starr wouldn’t confirm the name of the song, but the fact of Harrison’s participation almost certainly means the track is “Now and Then,” a Lennon demo that McCartney, Harrison, and Starr did some work on during the same sessions that produced “Free As A Bird” and “Real Love,” which also used vocals harvested from Lennon demos.
Later on Twitter Paul McCartney clarified: "Seems to be a lot of guess work out there," "Can't say too much at this stage but to be clear, nothing has been artificially or synthetically created. It's all real and we all play on it. We cleaned up some existing recordings, a process which has gone on for years. We hope you love it as much as we do. More news in due course."
OTTO AND BASTARDANE, THE TWO BANDS FROM METALLICA'S SON'S MEMBERS ANNOUNCED SUMMER/FALL 2023 TOUR
BASTARDANE, the band featuring drummer Castor Hetfield, the son of METALLICA frontman James Hetfield, and the band OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, the son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, will be hitting the road for a North American summer tour including several performances as part of the METALLICA Weekend 2023 Takeover.
"We are very excited to be going back out on the road and taking 'Life Is A Game' to new audiences," says OTTTO singer/guitar player Bryan Noah Ferretti, referring to the Venice, California-based trio's debut full-length album, which arrived this spring.
"We love music and we love the boys in OTTTO," adds Castor Hetfield. "WARNING: Mayhem, insanity, and ascension may occur."
BILLY IDOL REFUSES TO PLAY ''ANARCHY IN THE U.K
Billy Idol will be joining the two others Sex Pistols members for his latest project, but the singer is steadfast in his decision not to perform the punk band’s classic “Anarchy in the U.K.”
Generation Sex is the hybrid group featuring Idol and bassist Tony James of the band Generation X, joining forces with Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and drummer Paul Cook. The supergroup recently set out on a string of dates in Europe, including a stop at the Glastonbury festival.
It's notable that Generation Sex, the collaboration between Billy Idol, Tony James, Steve Jones, and Paul Cook, has chosen not to include the classic Sex Pistols song "Anarchy in the U.K." in their set lists. Artists and bands often make decisions about their set lists based on various factors, including personal preferences, the desired flow of the performance, and the desire to showcase different aspects of their musical careers. While it's unclear why "Anarchy in the U.K." has been omitted, it's possible that the group wants to focus on other material and create a unique experience for their audience. Fans attending their performances can still expect to hear songs from both the Sex Pistols and Generation X catalogs.
“We’re not doing ‘Anarchy in the U.K.,” Idol confirmed to The Times, before revealing his reasoning. “It’s such a Johnny Rotten song. ’God Save the Queen’ and ‘Pretty Vacant’, I can get away with those.”
“I don’t think I’m Johnny Rotten or anything,” the singer insisted. “Obviously I’m doing [Sex Pistols songs] how they’re meant to be done but at the same time, yeah, I’m being me.”
MECHANICAL BULL GETS "OZZY OSBOURNE" NAME IN BIRMINGHAM'S COMMOMWEALTH
OZZY'S DAUGHTER " KELLY OSBOURNE " SHARES FIRST PICTURE OF HER SON WITH 'SID WILSON' FROM THE BAND SLIPKNOT
Kelly Osbourne, the 38 years old daughter of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne, shared the first up-close photo of her baby, a boy named Sidney, whom she welcomed late last year.
In the photo, which Kelly uploaded to her Instagram page, Sidney is dressed up as a bat, a call back to the infamous moment Kelly's father bit the head off a bat live on stage in 1982. Kelly did not caption the picture, and chose to leave comments turned off.
AEROSMITH TO RELEASE A NEW "HUGE" GREATEST HIT ALBUM COLLECTION
Aerosmith, being a legendary rock band with a long and successful career, has released several greatest hits albums throughout their history. If they do release a 44-song collection in the future, it would likely include their most well-known hits from different periods of their career.
Including songs from each era of Aerosmith's career, from '70s hits like "Walk This Way" to '90s classics like "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing," would indeed give fans a chance to experience the band's evolution over the years. The addition of deluxe editions with various extras such as packaging curated by the band, custom colored vinyl, lithos, and a book would enhance the overall experience for collectors and avid fans.
You can check more of the album cover here.
AI Music Is Eligible to Win Grammy Awards 2024 know the rules
In addition to its new AI guidelines, the Recording Academy has also added three new awards categories for the 2024 Grammys: Best Alternative Jazz Album, Best Pop Dance Recording, and Best African Music Performance.
And finally, in a change that will make Grammy competition even tighter, the four main categories—Album of the Year, Song of the Year, Record of the Year, and Best New Artist—will all scale down, from 10 nominees apiece to only eight.
LISTEN TO AN "AI " VERSION OF AXL ROSE SINGING 'FALL TO PIECES' FROM THE BAND 'VELVET REVOLVER
The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the music community has indeed grown significantly in recent times. AI technologies have the ability to recreate songs using different voices and instruments, leading to fascinating possibilities and new creative avenues.
"Fall to Pieces" was featured on the band's 2004 debut album Contraband. They only released one more record, Libertad (2007), before Weiland left the band.
NOTHING MORE ANNOUNCE HEADLINING TOUR DATES
"AI " Tecnology has helped " Paul McCartney on a new Beatles Record that it's on the way
The last Beatles and final record album have been completed with the help of "AI" (artificial intelligence), according to Paul McCartney. The unnamed track was built from a John Lennon demo tape. "We just finished it up, it will be released this year," McCartney told BBC Radio 4' during an interview to promote his new photo book, 1964: Eyes of the Storm.
"When we came to make what will be the last Beatles record, it was a demo that John had that we worked on," he explained. "We were able to take John's voice and get it pure through this AI so that then we could mix the record as you would normally do it gives you some sort of leeway. So there's a good side to it and then a scary side and we'll just have to see where that leads."
In the mid-1990s, the surviving members of The Beatles, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, did work on completing two unfinished John Lennon demos, "Free as a Bird" and "Real Love," for release as Beatles songs. However, they did not physically reunite as a band to work on these songs.
METALLICA DONATED £40,000 HELPING HOMELESS PEOPLE IN LEICESTER CITY NEAR ENGLAND
NORTH AMERICAN GALLERY INAUGURATES THE "LED ZEPPELIN" EXHIBITION
The Morrison Hotel gallery, in locations in New York and Los Angeles, will present an exhibition highlighting one of the most iconic rock bands of all time: Led Zeppelin. Open June 8, 2023, the comprehensive career retrospective depicts the band's exalted rise, their legendary world tours and rare moments in music history, immortalized only in memory and art photography.
The exhibition will feature artwork from the album "Led Zeppelin IV," designed and autographed by Jimmy Page, autographed prints from the latest edition by the late photographers Baron Wolman, Peter Simon, Peter Tarnoff and Terry O'Neill, as well as an iconic photo from Led Zeppelin's first photo shoot as a band, sold exclusively by Morrison Hotel Gallery.
DOCTOR'S SAYS LISTENING TO " ROCK MUSIC " HELPS TO AVOID STRESS AND PROMOTES BRAIN TO THINK BETTER
Dr. Nicole Andreoli, a clinical psychologist and therapist, has shared and suggesting that people who listens to heavy metal music can have several benefits.
"Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything."
Let's keep "RAWKING \M/
SLEEP TOKEN MASSIVE TOUR HEADLINING IN "OVO" LONDON'S ARENA
QUEEN'S CATALOG COULD BE SOLD BY OVER $1 BILLION THIS YEAR
CNN, Universal Music Group is in negotiation to acquire QUEEN's catalog from Disney Music Group.
The source added that the sale will surpass $1 billion and the deal is "expected to close within one month." According to Music Business Worldwide, Disney Music Group owns the band's recorded music catalog in North America.
DMG has a global distribution agreement with Universal Music Group.) QUEEN members Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon, as well as the estate of the band's late singer Freddie Mercury, reportedly each own equal shares in the company Queen Productions Ltd, which owns the group's recording catalog outside the U.S. and Canada.
SAN ANTONIO NU METAL BAND "A WAY OUT" DEBUT NEW SINGLE
DEPECHE MODE SHARE NEW VIDEO " WAGGING TONGUE "
Depeche Mode has just revealed the visual treatment of a track from their latest album, Memento Mori. The video for "Wagging Tongue" was directed by Sacred Egg with creative direction from the band's longtime collaborator Anton Corbijn.
The film depicts the relationship of a young couple who engage in a mysterious ritual. Dave Gahan and Martin Gore appear in the all-black and white video.
Depeche Mode is currently on a world tour in support of the new album. So far, they are meeting dates only in Europe, North America and Mexico until December 17.
Watch new video below:
Corey Taylor new song "Beyond" first single from upcoming album
CMF2, Corey Taylor's second solo album, will be released on September 15th through his own Decibel Cooper/BMG imprint. This gives Taylor more control over the distribution and release of his music, allowing him to bring his artistic vision to life in the way he desires.
Watch the new video below:
New "Sick New World festival" was the place to be for every Nu Metal fan on the planet.
The Sick New World festival sounds like a fantastic event for fans of nu metal and those seeking a dose of late 90s/early 00s nostalgia. With headliners like System of a Down and Korn, along with appearances from Deftones, Incubus, Evanescence, and more, the festival offered a lineup that would surely appeal to discerning nu metal fans.
Dayseeker returning to the UK for their biggest headline tour
Dayseeker is an American metalcore band formed in 2012 from Orange County, California. The band consists of vocalist Rory Rodriguez, guitarist Gino Sgambelluri, bassist Ramone Valerio, and drummer Mike Karle. They are known for their emotionally-charged lyrics and post-hardcore sound.
Cost of Venue Hosting U2’s Las Vegas Shows Rises to $2.3 Billion
The MSG Sphere venue in Las Vegas, which is set to open in September 2023 with U2 as its opening act, has experienced cost overruns and is now expected to cost $2.3 billion, $500 million more than its original budget of $1.8 billion. The spherical venue, which has a seating capacity of 17,500, was initially announced in 2018 and was supposed to cost less than the Allegiant Stadium, which is the home of the Las Vegas Raiders and has a capacity of 65,000. However, supply chain issues, pandemic-related delays, and global financial conditions have contributed to the cost overruns, which had reached $2.1 billion by December 2022.
The company faced criticism from industry analysts, with one saying the costs had always been underestimated. But CFO David Brynes argued that the innovative nature of the complex, and the immersive musical entertainment it could offer, meant it was still a safe investment. “We feel very good about the sponsorship opportunities, especially in Vegas … the No. 1 destination for entertainment,” he said in December. “And the Sphere will be the No. 1 immersive experience the city offers. Companies and brands are going to want to be associated with this experience.”
Highlighting the advertising opportunities presented by the fact that the entire exterior will be an LED screen, Brynes added, “What’s even more encouraging is that several of these Sphere sponsorship conversations are with existing major sponsors at [other] MSG entertainment venues. Clearly, companies recognize the value of event sponsorship for Sphere.”
U2 will become the first act to perform at the venue – its full name is the Sphere at the Venetian Resort – on Sept. 29.
Knotfest Brazil it's confirmed - dates of its 2023 edition will be october 21 and 22
The Knotfest Brazil is confirmed for October, according to the organization of the event on the night of Wednesday (03) via social networks.
"Our meeting is scheduled! See you on October 21 and 22," reads the caption of the announcement video, which points out that the festival this year will be held in two days.
The 2023 edition has not yet had any further details revealed. It should be held in the Anhangabaú Valley and its line-up, which should bring together big names in metal, is highly anticipated.
Last year, Knotfest debuted in Brazilian territory on December 18, at Anhembi, bringing together a strong cast: Slipknot, Judas Priest, Pantera, Bring Me The Horizon, Sepultura, Trivium, Mr Bungle and Black Pantera.
NITA STRAUSS ANNOUNCES SUMMER STORM NORTH AMERICAN TOUR WITH LIONS AT THE GATE
Guitarist Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper) has announced dates for her North American summer tour with support from Lions At The Gate.
Nita Strauss is a talented guitarist, known for her work with Alice Cooper and other musical projects. It's exciting that she's embarking on a solo tour, giving fans the opportunity to see her showcase her skills in a different context.
The "Summer Storm" tour sounds like it will be a fun and exciting event, with a range of dates across the United States. It's great to see musicians getting back to touring after the challenges of the past year.
In March, it was announced that Nita would return to Alice's band for his 2023 tour. The Alice Cooper North American tour, with an all-new show dubbed "Too Close For Comfort", kicked off in late April in Michigan and continues through late September.
Nita Strauss has had the opportunity to play with a variety of different artists throughout her career, including Alice Cooper and Demi Lovato. It speaks to her versatility as a musician and her ability to adapt to different musical styles.
Nita was able to jump into playing live shows with Demi Lovato so quickly after joining their band. Playing live can be a demanding experience, and it requires a lot of skill and preparation to put on a great show.
Nita made her live debut with Demi on July 14, 2022 with a performance of "Substance" on ABC's Emmy Award-winning late-night show "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"
Nita had been playing with Cooper since 2014 when she replaced Australian musician and former Michael Jackson player Orianthi.
The Summer Storm tour will kick off on June 13 in Nashville and is scheduled to wrap up on July 14 in New Orleans.
Tickets go on sale Friday at 10 AM local time. VIP for all shows on sale now at nitastraussvip.com.
Metallica kick off their M72 tour with “No Repeat Weekend” series, The band have begun a new concept where they’ll play two different setlists in a row at the same venue.
Metallica put on another impressive and unique performance in Amsterdam on this particular weekend, starting with an instrumental and performing on a ring-shaped stage with a large number of fans able to watch from inside an enlarged version of the "snakepit". The band kept their promise of not repeating any tracks from their previous show at the same venue, which shows their dedication to providing a fresh experience for their fans. The set list for this show consisted of 16 songs.
Today they delivered 72 Seasons, by performing three songs from it during this show. The tracks "If Darkness Had a Son," "You Must Burn!" and the title track were included in the set list. Additionally, the band played "Until it Sleeps," a song from their Load album, which they hadn't performed live in almost 15 years. Finally, the show closed out with two of the band's most iconic tracks, "One" and "Enter Sandman," leaving the audience with a powerful ending to the performance.
Metallica will next bring their M72 'No Repeat Weekend' tour to Paris for shows at the Stade De France on May 17 and 19th. The tour's first dates in America are scheduled for August 4 and 6 at Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The August 18th and 20th shows from Arlington, Texas will be broadcast in movie theaters across the world.
Metallica April 29, 2023 Set List was:
"The Call of Ktulu"
"Until it Sleeps"
"If Darkness Had a Son"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"You Must Burn!"
"Wherever I May Roam"
"Harvester of Sorrow"
"Moth Into Flame"
"Fight Fire With Fire"
"Whiskey in the Jar"
Do you know why April 29th Matters in Rock History? Did you know was a big day for Rock History?
It’s April 29th and here are some reasons why this day matters in rock history:
In 1980, Black Sabbath began their first tour with Ronnie James Dio as the singer.
In 1999, Motley Crue announced that drummer Tommy Lee had quit the band to spend time with his family and work on a new group called Methods of Mayhem. He rejoined Motley Crue in 2004.
In 1976, Bruce Springsteen tried to climb over the fence at Elvis Presley’s Graceland estate in an attempt to see The King. Instead, he was escorted off the premises by guards.
In 1989, Jon Bon Jovi married his childhood sweetheart, Dorothea Hurley, on the steps of Las Vegas’ Graceland Chapel.
In 1993, famed guitarist and producer Mick Ronson died from liver cancer at the age of 46.
And in 2003, Pearl Jam bought a 14-hundred square-mile area of rainforest in Madagascar to offset the 57-hundred tons of greenhouse gas emissions they estimated their latest North American tour had incurred.
And that’s what happened today in rock history.
Ozzy Osbourne Names His Favorite Dream Supergroup
During the latest interview with Metal Hammer, Ozzy Osbourne picked his dream supergroup. The first member of Ozzy’s dream team would be none other than the legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon.
“I’d love to do something with John Lennon or Jimi Hendrix. I’d love to do something with Randy Rhoads again. I’d love Paul McCartney to play on one of my albums. He’s a great bass player.
And Ozzy added, “That's a great band. There are no drummers in that band, though,” he notes. “You'd need to get a drummer.”
Next up on the list is the session drummer of Black Sabbath, Tommy Clufetos. Ozzy described him as “Tommy Clufetos is my drummer now and he's a great drummer.”
Last but not least, Ozzy picked keyboardist Paul McCartney of The Beatles. “The song that made me decide what I want to do in my life was She Loves You by The Beatles. I had this blue transistor radio – I remember it like it was yesterday – and I went, ‘Fuck… what is this?' It was so profound! They just fired my imagination. I wanted to be a Beatle. I wanted Paul McCartney to marry my sister! My bedroom wall was covered in fucking Beatles pictures.”
Of course, it’s all just a dream for Ozzy, as some of these musicians have passed away and the logistics of bringing together such a talented group would be nearly impossible. But it’s fun to imagine what kind of music they would create if given the chance.
Ozzy’s dream supergroup is a testament to the incredible talent of these musicians and their impact on the world of rock and roll. While we may never get to see them perform together, their music will continue to inspire generations to come.
SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has signed a "global recordings agreement" with BMG to release his second solo album
According to Billboard, SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has signed a "global recordings agreement" with BMG to release his second solo album, "CMF2", will arrive later in 2023.
That's great news for Slipknot and Corey Taylor fans! Corey Taylor signing a "global recordings agreement" with BMG means that the label will be responsible for distributing and promoting his upcoming album "CMF2" worldwide. This is a significant step in Corey Taylor's solo career as it shows his growing popularity and recognition as a solo artist.
Thirty Seconds to Mars reveals excerpt of their 1st new song in 5 years
Thirty Seconds to Mars is a popular American rock band consisting of Jared Leto, Shannon Leto, and Tomo Milicevic. The band has released four studio albums so far, with their last album, "America," released in 2018.
After revealing on his Instagram last week that the new studio album of Thirty Seconds To Mars is finished, vocalist Jared Leto starred on Wednesday (26) a video in which he appears interacting with a teaser of the first single of this work.
Leto emerges opening the piano, a musical instrument case, the trash can, the door of his house and his smartphone, while being chased by the new music.