Linkin Park announced last week that Chester Bennington‘s tribute concert will be taking place at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles on October 27th, and now we know who else will be in attendance that night. Continue reading
The music world is still reeling from the loss of Linkin Park‘s Chester Bennington back in July. Since the tragic news came out, the remaining members of the band have posted photos and tributes of Chester online, and now they’ve unveiled their new “One More Light” video, as well as details on an official tribute show. Continue reading
Due to exceptional demand, Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous have added a second concert this November at Nells Jazz & Blues in London. Taking place on Saturday 25th November 2017, and tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
Getcha’ pull! The very first Ride For Dime East Coast Tri-State chapter charity event and concert is set to take place at New Jersey’s Starland Ballroom on Saturday, August 26th, and the lineup is awesome. Continue reading
Metal Allegiance, the all-star band of metal legends led by Mark Menghi, will take over City National Grove of Anaheim during NAMM on January 20th for a monumental tribute to our fallen musical heroes. Hosted by Jackson, Charvel & EVH, with Loudwire, and Musician’s Institute and Monster Energy joining as co-sponsors of the event. Mikkey Dee (Motorhead), Eddie Hermida (Suicide Silence), Arejay Hale (Halestorm) and Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies) are now added to the line-up. Continue reading
Metal Allegiance will be assembling early next year to pay tribute to our fallen heroes with a special show at City National Grove of Anaheim. Continue reading
Raleigh, North Carolina’s prog metal band Valleys have announced the sudden passing of their singer Mikey Clement following a tragic car accident this past Friday, February the 5th. The band has released a statement:
“Many of you have heard and seen the news that we’ve lost Mikey Clement. Early in the morning of February 5th, Mikey was the victim of a horrific car crash, one that took his life. Today, we lost more than just a bandmate, we lost a brother, a son, a friend, an all-around tremendous human being. Everyone here in Valleys have been by each other’s side, and at the side of the Clement family.
We have seen the outpour of support and love from all of our friends and fans, and we thank you. All of your comments have been extremely touching and have helped us to stay strong in our time of need.
On February 12th, we will have our Experiment One: Asylum CD release party. This show will also be a big tribute show for Mikey. We need all of our fans and friends to come out and show love for not just Valleys but for Mikey. At this show, Valleys will be joined by many of our closest musical friends to part take in guest vocals on stage. We will continue to move forward, that’s what Mikey would want. We will see you on February 12th.
And to Mikey, in death, you will see the light. Keep that flame alive up there buddy. Until we meet again!”
The band has released their new single ‘Choices’ in tribute to Clements at this link or below:
Valleys was to have opened for Fleshgod Apocalypse this week, but they have canceled their appearance. The band is also planning a charity/benefit to support Clements’ familywith details to follow soon. They still plan to support the new release with the following dates:
Valley’s upcoming dates:
Feb 12: The Southland Ballroom –Raleigh, NC (Experiment One: Asylum CD Release/ Tribute to Mikey Clement)
Feb 21: Drunk Horse Pub – Fayetteville, NC
Feb 29: Greene Street Club, Greensboro, NC (Born of Osiris, Veil of Maya, After The Burial, Erra, Bad Omens, Valleys)
Valleys Experiment One: Asylum line-up:
Jayson Mitchell– Vocals
Mikey Clement– Vocals
R.J. Riggle– Guitar
Brandon Scurlark– Guitar
Robert Meikle– Drums
Metal Allegiance played their scheduled hollywood show last night and took part in the celebration of Lemmy Kilmister of Motorhead’s life, since his funeral was earlier in the day and the public memorial was happening all around them on the Sunset Strip. The band which themselves is made up of stars from other bands like Mark Menghi, Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), Alex Skolnick of Testament, and David Ellefson of Megadeth; were joined by Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Andreas Kisser of Sepultura, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), John Tempesta of The Cult and formally White Zombie, Mark Osgueda of Death Angel, Mikkey Dee of Motorhead, Phil Demmel of Machine Head at TheWhiskey A Go – Go. The Whiskey is next door to The Rainbow Bar and Grill, Lemmy’s favorite hangout on the strip. Watch videos below of the assembled all-stars covering Motorhead,
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The 2016 Monster Energy Ride For Dime Dimebash benefit show will be held at Lucky Strike Live in Hollywood, CA on January 22nd. The event, based on the annual Ride for Dime charity events, will feature a tribute to Dimebag Darrell Abbott and the music of Pantera. Members of Pantera, in town for The NAMM Show are expected to perform Pantera classics along side members of Slayer, Alice In Chains, Black Label Society, Machine Head, Hatebreed, Stone Sour, Type O Negative, Danzig, King’s X, Devildriver, Prong, Kyng, Armored Saint and more.Proceeds from the event will go towards Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund.
Rita Haney, Dimebag‘s longtime girlfriend commented:
“I think the thing that embodies this event and entity is unity; bringing everyone together to celebrate the music played and loved by Darrell and to benefit the foundation of a very beloved man, Mr. Ronnie James Dio. Dimebag Darrell was notorious for giving us all so much, in some way, even to this day. So to be able to give back in his name is such an honor. With all of this amazing talent in one place it makes for a damn good celebration! C’mon out and getcha pull!”
Frequent events and tributes pop up at The NAMM show. Over the years since Dimebag’s murder in 2004 there has been much interest by fans in the music of Pantera, including the recent Change.Org petition calling to reunite the band, dubbed The Pantera Project, which has gained over 7,500 signatures in just a few months.