ALBUM REVIEW: Black Stone Cherry – Black To Blues Vol. 2

After the success of the first one, and acting as a nice stop gap between albums, comes Back to Blues Vol. 2 (Mascot Records) – Black Stone Cherry’s second EP covering blues standards from years gone by. Like the first one it comes a year after a proper album, 2018s Family Tree (Mascot Records) in this case, and is chock full of big names. Happily, also like the first volume, it is a joy from start to finish – with the six blues classics given the full Black Stone Cherry treatment.

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Dumb and Dumbest Episode #273: Matt’s Trip To Australia!

Networking and social media are a direct gateway to direct and indirect paid gigs in the music industry. Dumb and Dumbest Podcast #273 is streaming now and it’s all about Matt’s Trip To Australia! Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! Message them at the links below.  Continue reading

Decibel Metal and Beer Fest in Philly Adds Midnight, Gatecreeper, Necrot for 2020, All Tickets On Sale Now

Decibel has announced the final bands for their annual Metal and Beer Festival in Philadelphia. The final bands on the bill are Midnight, Gatecreeper and Necrot have joined the lineup of Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly at the Fillmore Philadelphia on April 3-4, 2020. All tickets are on sale now for April. The second edition of their Los Angeles Fest is just weeks away and tickets are moving fast. The headliners for the fest include Napalm Death performing a special one-time-only set of exclusively Harmony Corruption and Utopia Banished songs, Converge playing Jane Doe in its entirety for their first time ever in the USA, and Pig Destroyer will help to present sponsors Relapse Records celebrate their 30th anniversary with the first-ever performance of PD’s game-changing Prowler in the Yard ! Continue reading

Listen to Evanescence’s Cover of Fleetwood Mac’s Classic Track “The Chain”

Evanescence has released their cover of Fleetwood Mac‘s classic 1970s rock song ‘The Chain’! The song comes from the soundtrack to the game Gears of War 5, from XBOX’s popular “Gears Of War” franchise. The band is in the studio working on a new album for 2020 and has booked a world tour with Within Temptation. Check out the track right now! Continue reading

Watch Ozzy Osbourne and Post Malone Perform “Take What You Want” Live in LA

Ozzy Osbourne joined Post Malone last night in Los Angeles for the first-ever live performance of their hit song “Take What You Want”. Ozzy walked out and surprised a sold-out crowd at Posty’s concert tour. The two will pair up again this weekend at the American Music Awards. The single debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 chart at No. 8, marked Osbourne’s first Hot 100 top 10 in over 30 years, as the solo artist and Rock N Roll Hall of Famer with Black Sabbath broke the record for the most time between top 10s in the chart’s 61-year history. The song appears on Post Malone’s new LP “Hollywood’s Bleeding”, which landed at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Continue reading