Dumb and Dumbest Episode #415 – DIY Band Q&A (Zoom Call)

Today on the pod, we are throwing it back to the second Music Marketing AMA Zoom call we did. There was a lot of good info shared back and forth. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #415 is streaming now and it’s all about DIY Band Q&A (Zoom Call)! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

Continue reading

Bassist Josh Booth of To The Grave Has Died, Age 23

Sad news to report as Music Feeds, the leading music site for Australia, has reported that Josh Booth, bassist for rising Sydney deathcore band To The Grave has died. He was just 23. No cause of death has yet been revealed. His bandmates made the tragic announcement on their official Facebook page. A GoFundMe page to help Josh’s devastated family has been launched to help cover his funeral expenses. As a member of To The Grave, Josh has toured Australia with the likes of Alpha Wolf, Justice For The Damned & Gravemind. The band released their debut album Global Warning last year. We send our condolences to Josh’s family, friends and fans at this time. Continue reading

Listen to Lady Gaga’s New Song with Elton John, “Sine From Above”

Lady Gaga’s new album Chromatica (Interscope) released this weekend, and among the album’s tracks is a duet with Sir Elton John. The PMA filled dance track ‘Sine From Above’ features Gaga, a major Elton-o-phile, who once performed a tribute to the artist dressed as Elton, and sing together on the track. Their voices complement each other really well. Check it out. Continue reading

Job For a Cowboy Resurfaces on Social Media Again Teasing Some News

According to a report by Metal Injection, Job For A Cowboy once again popped up on social media to tease the fans about something coming soon. Ghost Cult broke the story last year that the band posted for the first time in 5 years and we had been told by a well-placed source close to the band (read that as a guy who is in a band with JFAC guys) that they had written and recorded some new music. This weekend they posted to Facebook (with an auto-post to Twitter, tsk tsk) a clip from the movie 1995 film Mortal Combat with the caption “It has begun” from the film. Vocalist Johnny Davy was a guest of Metal Blade CEO Brian Slagel’s Instagram Livestream a few months ago and confirmed a new album is written and if it wasn’t for the pandemic, the band would be in the studio now recording it. No confirmation as to whether they would be rejoined by drummer Jon Rice (Scorpion Child, Umbra Vitae) will rejoin the group, but the rest of the band is returning. Continue reading

Korn and Faith No More Have Officially Canceled Their US Tour

Another great tour getting the kybosh from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is the highly anticipated tour by Korn and Faith No More. It is officially canceled and it will not be rescheduled. Refunds are available from Live Nation. The tour was to also feature Daron Malakian And Scars On Broadway, Helmet, Spotlights, and ’68. The coast-to-coast 26-city trek — with special guests on select dates — was scheduled to kick off August 7 in Denver, Colorado and make stops in Irvine, Phoenix, Dallas, Brooklyn, Toronto and more, before wrapping up with a performance at St. Louis’s Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on September 17. Korn released the following statement: “The Korn & @FaithNoMore Summer Tour will unfortunately no longer be taking place. It is with heavy hearts that we came to this decision out of an abundance of caution for the safety of our fans, crew, and fellow artists. Ticket holders will be emailed directly with their refund options, including a full refund, or you can request a 150% credit at @LiveNation venues + they will donate the number of tickets you originally purchased to healthcare workers on the front lines. For more details, please visit livenation.com/refund. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”  Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #414 – Facebook Post Times, Engagement and More!

Matt and Curtis continue to look at scheduling and planning engaging content for Facebook in the latest edition of the podcast. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #414 is streaming now and it’s all about Dumb and Dumbest Episode #414 – Facebook Post Times, Engagement, and More! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult Magazine/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. DM Matt, Keefy or Curtis at the links below for details

Continue reading

Watch a Nuclear Winter’s Death Metal Cover of “Africa” by Toto!

Zimbabwe’s one-man Death Metal exports Nuclear Winter has shared a new cover of the 1980s pop classic “Africa” by Toto. This is the follow up to the bands’ recent cover of Haddaway’s “What Is Love?” The song is available as a free download on Bandcamp and you can hear it below. Their new album Stormscapes is out now. Continue reading

Download 2020 Recast as a Virtual Festival with Iron Maiden, System of A Down, KISS and More

Download Festival was one of the first major festivals in the heavy music work canceled due o the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now we are getting a virtual festival set to take place. Mark off June 12-14 for some prime rock and metal viewing, with many top acts taking part. The Download TV weekend will be split into day and evening programming, with tailor-made shows featuring Iron Maiden, System of a Down and KISS leading the way. KISS will headline the Friday (June 12) festivities, with a replay of standout moments from their huge 2015 headline set. Iron Maiden head up the Saturday (June 13) programming with nostalgic performances, “Legacy of the Beast” snippets, as well as “something just for Download TV.” And System of a Down will close out the virtual festival on Sunday (June 14) with footage from their performances in 2005, 2011 and 2017. Among the other bands appearing are Alter Bridge, Alestorm, Alter Bridge, Babymetal, Baroness, Bush, Creeper, Deftones, Disturbed, Employed To Serve, Fozzy, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, Gojira, Killswitch Engage, Korn,Lacuna Coil, Mastodon, The Pretty Reckless, Twin Temple, Volbeat and more. Watch the trailer and see the full list below. Continue reading

Bob Kulick (KISS, Meat Loaf, Lou Reed, WWE) Has Died, Age 70

 

Sad news as Bob Kulick, infamous sideman and collaborator, has died at age 70. The news was confirmed by his brother Bruce via social media. No cause of death has been revealed at this time. Kulick’s discography features guitar work on KISS’ Alive II, Paul Stanley, Unmasked and Killers; Meat Loaf’s Bad Attitude and Live (at Wembley); Lou Reed’s Coney Island Baby; W.A.S.P.’s The Crimson Idol and Still Not Black Enough; Michael Bolton’s self-titled album, Doro’s Calling the Wild; and Ripper Owens’ Play My Game. Bob played guitar on WWE Superstar Triple H’s iconic entrance music, “The Game,” which also features Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister. Kulick also composed the track “Sweet Victory” for the SpongeBob SquarePants episode “Band Geeks.” The song was also featured during the Halftime Show for Super Bowl LIII. We send our condolences out to Bob’s family, friends, and fans at this time. 

Continue reading