Monthly Archives February 2017

New Song Premiere: PAPA ROACH’s ‘Help’


“Help”, a brand new song from PAPA ROACH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band’s upcoming album, which is tentatively due later in the year.

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix told “The Scotty Mars Show” about the follow-up to 2015’s “F.E.A.R.”: “I definitely feel there’s a change in the sound of the band on this record, more so than in the past. Our goal was to go in and kind of shake things up on this record. This is our ninth or tenth album — I don’t even know now — and we just wanted to kind of go in there and freak it. So when we were picking producers, we wanted to go outside the box, so we picked these two young, up-and-coming producers from Los Angeles Nick [Nicholas ‘Ras’ Furlong] and Colin [‘Doc’ Brittain], and got in the studio with these guys...

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Incubus Shares Lyric Video for ‘Nimble Bastard’: Exclusive Premiere


Incubus is premiering the lyric video for its newly-released track “Nimble Bastard” exclusively on Billboard today (Feb. 17). And it’s literally fire.

While lyrics like “Has it come to this?/ We’re stuck in the weeds/ I get it, I’m not perfect/ I was never trying to be” move across the screen, a film reel slides through images of different scenes from skate parks, a studio session and even a pretty damn adorable dog. Eventually, the film begins to burn until a brick wall in the frame is all that’s left.

Speaking on the track, the band tells Billboard, “’Nimble Bastard’ was born of my fascination and loving envy for a couple of people in my life who have this kind of amazing adaptability...

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DISTURBED Hopes To Enter Studio By Early 2018 To Record Follow-Up To ‘Immortalized’


DISTURBED is hoping to enter the studio by early next year to begin recording the follow-up to 2015’s “Immortalized”. Speaking to a German media outlet on February 15 before DISTURBED’s concert in Berlin, guitarist Dan Donegan stated about the band’s plans for the coming months: “Once we’re done [touring], I think everybody is gonna unwind a bit. We’re all gonna get home and spend some time with our families. And we’ll just let it come naturally.”

He continued: “I have a bunch of ideas that I’ll record on my phone or in the dressing room, and I’ll just save some riff ideas and readdress them later at another time, once we’re all in the right headspace for it. But anytime we’ve written, it always has to just come naturally, when we all feel that we’re ready...

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PHILIP ANSELMO’s SUPERJOINT: Video Footage Of Entire Austin Concert


Dave Prewitt of has uploaded video footage of former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo’s SUPERJOINT RITUAL project — now known simply as SUPERJOINT for legal reasons — performing on January 12 at Grizzly Hall in Austin, Texas. You can now watch the full concert in the YouTube playlist below.

Support on SUPERJOINT’s recent U.S. tour came from BATTLECROSS and CHILD BITE.

Anselmo told Decibel magazine that SUPERJOINT was forced to drop the “RITUAL” from its name was “because there’s a bloodsucking leech out there who took advantage of a situation. But we’re all at fault as well for signing a document that basically has a zero sunset clause, meaning that this person is privy to a cut of any money a ‘SUPERJOINT RITUAL’ would make...

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Metallica to Perform With Lady Gaga at Grammy Awards


Metallica said they had something “very unique and special” in the works for their performance at the 59th Annual Grammy Awards and apparently they weren’t lying! A fan posted what appears a new commercial announcing that the world’s biggest metal band is set to hit the stage with one of the world’s biggest pop stars, Lady Gaga.

The news comes off the heels of Gaga’s thrilling halftime performance at the Super Bowl and these two acts might possibly be the hottest items on the touring market as of right now.

With the performance just a few days away, hopefully Metallica frontman James Hetfield will have fully recovered from the ailments which have forced the postponement of the band’s Copenhagen shows. The singer powered his way through a Feb...

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BRIAN JOHNSON Records Audio Message In Support Of Swedish AC/DC Fan Club’s Charity Concert


Brian Johnson has recorded an audio message in support of the Swedish AC/DC fan club’s plans to stage a charity concert.

The fan club will organize a live event, dubbed “Acdcmachine Gathering”, later this year to raise funds for Alzheimer’s and/or dementia research.

The show will be held on March 17 in honor of AC/DC founder and guitarist Malcolm Young, who was forced to leave the band in 2014 because he is suffering from dementia. He has been replaced by Stevie Young, nephew of Malcolm and AC/DC guitarist Angus Young.

In his audio message, Johnson said: “I just wanna say I’m so proud of what you’re doing for the Alzheimer’s/dementia research.

“As you know, we have a wounded soldier, Malcolm, and I think what you’re doing to raise the awereness of everyone about this dreadful disease is ...

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Deftones, Rise Against Plot Joint Summer Tour

“Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder,” Rise Against says of Deftones before 21-date trek.

Raucous rockers Deftones and Rise Against will partner up for a co-headlining tour this summer.

“We’ve been talking to Rise about touring together for a while now. Finally, everything aligned and we get to spend the summer playing shows with our friends. We couldn’t be more excited and can’t wait to see you at the shows,” Deftones said in a statement.

Rise Against added, “Every once in awhile you get to share the stage with a band so powerful they make you work harder. After conspiring for years, we’re excited to finally share the road with such an epic band. We can’t wait to put Deftones and Rise Against fans under the same roof in 2017...

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KORN And STONE SOUR To Join Forces For Summer Tour


KORN (pictured) and STONE SOUR will join forces for a summer U.S. tour beginning in late June. So far the following dates have been confirmed:

Jun. 22 – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 20 – Boston, MA @ Xfinity Center
Jul. 25 – Toronto, ONT, Canada @ Budweiser Stage
Jul. 26 – Philadelphia, PA @ BB&T Pavilion & Festival Pier
Jul. 27 – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Pavilion
Jul. 30 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Theatre

KORN’s latest album, “The Serenity Of Suffering”, came out at the end of October. The track “A Different World” features a guest appearance from SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis spoke about getting Taylor to appear on the song...

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JOEY JORDISON’s VIMIC Postpones European Tour


Former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison has decided to postpone the previously announced European tour from his new band VIMIC so the latter group can finish work on its debut album, to be release later this year.

“The band and I feel horrible but I want to give fans the best experience possible and we felt completing the album before the tour makes the most sense,” Jordison states. “I promise we are going to visit Europe towards the end of 2017.”

Often referred to as one the best drummers in the world by fans, musicians and media thanks to his unique style, sound and lightning fast technicality, Joey Jordison has, in addition to co-founding SLIPKNOT, worked with some of the biggest-selling acts in hard rock and heavy metal, including METALLICA, KORN, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON and many mor...

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How Van Halen Conquered the World in Just 10 Shows

One of the best chapters of Greg Renoff‘s excellent new book Van Halen Rising chronicles the band’s meteoric rise to fame during their first world tour in 1978. The above gallery offers a look at 10 particularly important performances that helped transform Van Halen from hometown heroes to platinum-selling superstars in just under a year.

One month after the release of their now-landmark debut album, Van Halen hit the road as the opening act for the much-more established Journey. As the year wore on, they’d cross the globe and share the stage with legends such as AC/DC, Black Sabbath, the Rolling Stones and Ted Nugent.

In every case, the group made powerful and lasting impressions on both their peers and the fans in attendance...

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