Issue: 142Featuring: Breaking Benjamin. Also Included Breaking Benjamin, Foreigner, Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening, Epica, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson, Deborah Bonham, Foreigner and Much More.
Articles in the 2018 Issue
“There can’t be success without Failure!” This is a phrase that Benjamin Burnley, founder and lead singer of the Philadelphia-based rock band Breaking Benjamin says, often referring to the song Failure, one of their biggest hits from the 2015 album Dark Before Dawn. Since returning from a hiatus in 2015, Breaking Benjamin has been going stronger than ever with their
Epica are known for creating intricate musical stories with lyrics tackling everything from philosophy to science. They’ve forged a different, signature path crafting songs that go beyond the boundaries and limits of their symphonic genre. Not content with the world of fantasy they’ve broken lyrical thresholds into the realms of philosophy, science and galaxy-wide ponderings. Their last record, The Holographic
The year is 1978. The leaders of Israel and Egypt meet and eventually arrive at an historic peace accord between the two nations. Grease, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton John (more on her later) is tearing up the box office. It is the year which saw three serving Popes. Led Zeppelin had made their last U.S. tour, John Bonham
FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE & JASON BONHAM's Led Zeppelin Evening Live! - Juke Box Heroes Wrap Up Tour In Irvine
Foreigner, Whitesnake and Jason Bonham's Led Zeppelin Evening capped off a six-week run of dates together on Wednesday, August 1st. FivePoint Amphitheatre was the setting for the final show of what was dubbed the Juke Box Heroes Tour. The shared junket is presumably named after Foreigner's iconic song about realizing one's dreams of becoming a rock star, Jukebox Hero. With only a few exceptions, the
Turning Japanese anime and manga into symphonic majestic greatness isn’t an endeavor many bands could or would want to try and pull off. However, Dutch powerhouse Epica did so with great success. Officially available for the first time outside Japan, Epica vs. Attack On Titan Songs features theme music from the popular anime series adapted and performed by the intricate sound
"We like guitar riffs, strong hooks and heavy grooves, performed on analog instruments. I guess you'd call it classic rock." "Lyric wise it's a bit darker than before; little diaries from times on the road and the struggle in between." "The album is far from predictable, yet it was the easiest album to record since the reunion. We really had
Azusa (Members of Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, Sea + Air) to Release Debut Album "Heavy Yoke" on 11/16
Members of The Dillinger Escape Plan, Extol, and Sea + Air have formed a new + experimental project, Azusa, linking their seemingly incompatible influences to create something truly unique. Their debut album Heavy Yoke will be released on November 16 via Solid State Records. For fans of Julie Christmas, Oathbreaker, and Myrkur, Azusa thrive in defying expectations by embracing contradiction,
Kill Devil Hill Guitarist Mark Zavon Signs With EMP Label Group; Self-Titled Debut Coming In November
Kill Devil Hill guitarist Mark Zavon is set to release his debut self-titled solo effort November 23th via EMP Label Group, a collection of catchy riffs and giant hooks, forging an album of timeless, uptempo Hard Rock songs. The 10-song offering features Zavon not only on guitars, but also bass, keys, and even handling all the vocals. Zavon co-founded Kill
NORTHWARD, the hard rock project from masterminds Floor Jansen and Jorn Viggo Lofstad, have finally unleashed their debut single "While Love Died", alongside a video for the track. The single is a part of their upcoming debut album "Northward" (release: October, 19th). "We are both very proud and happy to finally get to show you all what we have been up to. Here is
The German heavy metal legends ACCEPT are releasing a very special, limited 10 inch vinyl single "Balls To The Wall / Symphony No.40 in G Minor" which will be released on October 5th via Nuclear Blast. Both songs are from their upcoming live album Symphonic Terror – Live at Wacken 2017, which will be out on November 23rd. SIDE A - Balls To The Wall LIVE AT WACKEN
After a self-imposed exile from the music industry and the public eye, heralded guitarist Jake E. Lee (Ozzy Osbourne, Badlands) returned with a fresh new band, Red Dragon Cartel in 2014. Now, Jake and RDC are back with their new album "Patina", which is set for release November 9th via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the first single and video, "Havana" has been unleashed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyZwyFWWzw8&feature=youtu.be
With 15-million streams worldwide, “Dance Macabre” is already one of the most popular tracks from Prequelle, the new album from Grammy Award-winning Swedish rock band Ghost. Today, "Dance Macabre” is reborn with a provocative remix by the eclectic and mysterious French synthwave band Carpenter Brut. You can check out the track and its companion animated visual below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t8FHSNIc3wI "I’ve been a big fan of
You might have seen ERIC SCHENKMAN before, on stages before thousands of fans throughout the world with the Spin Doctors. You would already know he is one of the band’s not-so-secret weapons — a vital songwriter and a virtuoso guitarist who both crafted the ‘90s band and co-wrote all five of their Top 100 hits. He also worked with Chico
Limited Runs, the largest independent seller of vintage posters, photography and other pop culture art, announces today that Mike Shinoda, the American musician, songwriter, rapper, singer, record producer, and illustrator and designer, will take part in the upcoming Pop Art Photo Show at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica in September. Shinoda will exhibit a number of original works of art he created while
Today is the day! Forever Warriors, Forever United, the new studio album of metal queen DORO, is being released today. This is DORO's 20th album - and it's arriving just in time for her 35th live stage anniversary! And yet it's not just these two great anniversaries that make Forever Warriors, Forever United a truly extraordinary album. It's also not just the fact that the metal
Earlier this week, the band released a teaser for their new official video for "Take Me To The Church". The video was shot during a recent trip to St. Petersburg in Russia and is premiering today over on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9o34ooePv-E&feature=youtu.be Michael Schenker comments: "Today we are releasing the new video for ’Take Me To The Church,‘ released from Michael Schenker Fest‘s debut album
Jersey City, NJ’s Mercy Union, the brand new rock quartet featuring Jared Hart of The Scandals and Benny Horowitz of The Gaslight Anthem, are pleased to announce the Friday, October 19 release of its forthcoming debut album titled The Quarry. Being released on the band’s Mt. Crushmore label and recorded at Little Eden in Asbury Park, NJ with Pete Steinkopf
Tallah Featuring Max Portnoy and YouTube Sensation Justin Bonitz Announce Video Premiere for Single "Cottonmouth"
Pennsylvania metal band Tallah released their official music video for the single "Cottonmouth" off of their self released EP titled NO ONE SHOULD READ THIS today on Loudwire.com. The video, directed by Tallah's very own Max Portnoy, is the follow up to Tallah's debut single and video "Placenta" which was released last month to great acclaim… reaching over 150K streams
Watch the legendary band's new video, "Devil You Know." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7hABUfVNHU Listen to the single in any rock radio, see it at one of our official press partners for the premiere listed below or catch the band playing it live. Decibel (US) Demon Reports (SER) Kaaoszine (FIN) Kvlt (PL) Metalitalia (IT) Metalized (DK) Metal-Roos (AU) Subterráneo (ES) Ultraje (PT) Zware Metalen
Mike Tramp's debut album as a solo-artist, "Capricorn", saw the light of day 20 years ago back in 1998. Now the right time has come make a proper re-issue of the album. Mike Tramp says "22 years ago, I walked into a recording studio in Reno, Nevada to record my first solo album. I was both curious and nervous. Did
"Rats," the latest single from the Grammy Award-winning Swedish hard rock band Ghost, today enters its seventh consecutive week as the #1 song at Rock Radio, becoming the longest-running track to top that chart this year. Released this past Spring, "Rats" has already accumulated more than 25-million streams worldwide, and the companion music video has logged more than 11-million views. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_ijc7A5oAc "Rats"
The Nordic Epic Metal masters SIRENIA are going to return to the European stages again. In November, Morten Veland and his bandmates are heading South for an headlining tour. Supported by their fellow Norwegians, Triosphere, SIRENIA will bring their epic melancholic symbiosis of orchestral opuses and raw heavy metal sounds to the UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Italy. Don't miss the chance to
Chicago thrashers WRATH have signed with COMBAT RECORDS who will release their long awaited new abum RAGE October 5th. Produced by Chris Djuricic & WRATH, and mixed and mastered by the legendary Bill Metoyer (Slayer, Sacred Reich, Helstar), with explosive cover art created by Ipoet Poetra/Five Mlligrams and WRATH, Rage is 10 tracks of unadulterated Thrash Metal fury. The album
Four albums into their career, Amaranthe have racked up north of 118 million YouTube views and half-a-billion song streams, have landed at #1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart three times, and possess a panoply of gold and platinum discs for albums and singles alike. With their electrifying fifth album Helix due out October 19 through Spinefarm Records and armed with
This week, legendary musician, Glenn Danzig of the Misfits and Danzig fame, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label, Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between 3 individual characters/storylines based on
The Us Generation: The Making Of the 1982 Us Festival is an in-depth look at one of the most influential music festivals of all time. The Us Generation is from award winning filmmaker and rockumentarian Glenn Aveni, who is also the film's director. Co-Directed by Jay Cederholm and Produced by Bruce Gibb & Rich Schmig, the film blends rare concert
Globally renowned, chart-topping band DEVILDRIVER just released their full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1, to impressive acclaim! In celebration of the album's release, DEVILDRIVER have announced an upcoming U.S. headline tour with support from Jinjer and Raven Black. The tour will kick off on October 23 in Phoenix, AZ and hit several major U.S.
With ten multi-platinum albums and sixteen Top 30 hits, FOREIGNER is universally hailed as one of the most popular rock acts in the world. With an arsenal of hits such as “Cold As Ice,” “Hot Blooded,” and “Feels Like The First Time,” FOREIGNER - Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, sax, vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals),
JOE PERRY--legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of Aerosmith--has just released the new video for "Aye, Aye, Aye," the first single from his SWEETZERLAND MANIFESTO album. The video can be viewed here and also debuted last week at Rollingstone.com. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XQ0iQm6TPc&feature=youtu.be Filmed earlier this year at The Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles, CA, the video (and track) features guest vocalist
Click below to check out the band's live performance of their brand new single "When The Curtain Falls" from last night's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=riPA80M4djM http://www.gretavanfleet.com/ https://www.facebook.com/gretavanfleet
Grammy Award Winning Megadeth bassist, author, entrepreneur, and Metal Icon David Ellefson has announced more dates for his BASSTORY tour, a series of limited and exclusive "Storytellers" dates, starting 9/20 in Portland. Dubbed “Basstory: An Intimate Evening of Riffs and Repartee with David Ellefson”, the show combines solo bass performance with David’s celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate
Judas Priest’s latest studio album, Firepower, was released March 9, 2018, via Epic Records. Co-produced by Tom Allom and Andy Sneap, the 14-track album has become one of the most successful of the band’s entire career - landing in the "top-5" of 17 countries (including their highest chart placement ever in the U.S.), and scoring their highest charting commercial rock radio single
GRETA VAN FLEET Make their late night television debut performing their new single, "When The Curtain Falls" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hurQgJXtpKI THURSDAY, JULY 26, 2018 11:35PM ET/PT 10:35PM CT NBC-TV Greta Van Fleet Website
World-record breaking auction house Julien's Auctions will pay tribute to one of the most influential heavy metal heroes and forefathers of the head-banging music genre with Property From The Estate Of Ronnie James Dio, taking place Friday, September 14 and Saturday, September 15 live at Hard Rock Cafe in New York and online at www.juliensauctions.com. Now is your chance to
Photos - Five Finger Death Punch Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - Breaking Benjamin Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - Nothing More Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - George Jung of BLOW Screens Film at Chinese Theater CLICK HERE for event coverage.
Photos - FOREIGNER Live! - FivePoint Amphitheatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.foreigneronline.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Foreigner CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.
Photos - WHITESNAKE Live! - FivePoint Amphitheatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. https://www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official/
Photos - JASON BONHAM's Led Zeppelin Evening Live! - FivePoint Amphitheatre CLICK HERE to read a review of the show. http://www.jasonbonham.net/ https://www.facebook.com/JasonBonhamOfficial
Photos - Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, Ann Wilson, Deborah Bonham Live! https://www.facebook.com/jeffbeck/ https://www.facebook.com/paulrodgersofficial/ https://www.facebook.com/officialannwilson/ https://www.facebook.com/DeborahBonham1/
Tune in Friday, August 31 at 9:00 pm ET/PT to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special “Imagine Dragons” on AT&T* AUDIENCE Network via DIRECTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114. The show will also be available streaming on-demand through DIRECTV NOW. The multi-platinum, GRAMMY® Award-winning band Imagine Dragons will bring their passionately inventive alt-rock sound to a special, one-hour concert this Friday night
"We always knew this tour would take us into 2019," said Slayer's Kerry King, "and we've been blown away by the response we've been getting here in North America. We've heard about fans who have driven five, six hours, or flown in from other cities or countries to see us, so we want to assure our fans that we'll be on
For the most part, Irvine, California is a quiet town but when the FivePoint Ampitheatre has a show going on, it feels more like Hollywood. On July 27th, the summer’s most prominent tour lineup of Bad Wolves, Nothing More and co-headliners Breaking Benjamin and Five Finger Death Punch rocked the city to its core. The bands may have had
WARPED Creator KEVIN LYMAN made Indie Entertainment Summit, His First Public Appearance Since Final Warped...
The seventh annual IES – the INDIE ENTERTAINMENT SUMMIT wrapped up another successful global Music & Entertainment conference Sunday evening August 12th in the entertainment capital of the World, Los Angeles. Among the many highlights of the action packed 3-day summit of Music – Movies-TV – Touring & Tech, were WARPED creator KEVIN LYMAN making the INDIE SUMMIT as his
You've been released from a federal prison four years ago, after serving 20 years of a 60 year sentence. It's your 76th birthday. How to celebrate? You have a party at the TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood and screen the movie about your life of crime for a few hundred of your closest friends. Well, the closest friends might be a
Announcing Rock to Recovery 3 Benefit Concert Hosted by Bryan Fogel: Honoring Moby and ft. Steel Panther
Rock to Recovery, a transformative program for those in treatment and recovery is pleased to announce this year's Rock to Recovery 3 on Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at the legendary Fonda Theatre in Hollywood and will feature music from Steel Panther and hosted by Academy Award-winning American film director, Bryan Fogel. This year’s benefit concert will be honoring musician, DJ,
Slash Ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators: First Single 'Driving Rain' Out Today; 'Living The Dream' (Out Sept. 21)
SLASH FT. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS will release their new album titled LIVING THE DREAM on September 21 via SLASH’s own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. The group unleashed “Driving Rain”--the first single off LIVING THE DREAM—today, to radio. Listen to “Driving Rain” HERE and watch the trailer HERE and purchase the new song digitally HERE.