Eleven albums deep and showing no signs of slowing down, alternative metal tour de force Skillet enter their twenty-sixth year of existence with Dominion (WMG / Atlantic), a collection of big rocking tunes, expertly polished and produced, which continues in their now trademark vein. We get the arena stompers, the WWE PPV-ready (or premium live event as they seem to now be known as) montage accompaniers, the saccharine reflective synth and strings ballad, and the chirpy up-tempo deeper cuts.
A year ago there were no shows to attend, let alone tours or festivals. As we claw our way slowly out of the darkest time in recent history as music fans, and concert goers (and photogs and writers too) the specialness of even the average show is not going to be taken for granted right now. So the return of Chain Fest, which has sprouted a life of its own after a humble beginning as the flagship event for Anaheim, California’s Chain Reaction, is huge for fans and really, the entire SoCal scene. While Chain Reaction remains a vital venue for bands, Chain Fest has kind of become a monster, growing every year and expanding to the Fivepoint Amphitheatre. When it was announced for 2021 and sold out pretty fast you could tell the excitement was high. Chain fest not only features special bands from Punk, Indie, Emo, and post-Hardcore, but always features bands doing special sets you can’t see anywhere else. We are all kind of living in a 2021 Punk version of Almost Famous where “it’s all happening” all the time!
Stone Temple Pilots are celebrating 25 years of their third album Tiny Music… Songs From The Vatican Gift Shop (Atlantic Records) with a deluxe edition of the album, releasing on July 23rd via Rhino Records! The new release will feature a newly remastered version of the album with unreleased early takes, an alternate version, and a full concert from 1997. As a warm-up, you can hear a new version of “Big Bang Baby” on all DSPs today! Continue reading →
Stone Temple Pilots will perform their iconic album, Purple (Atlantic Records) in its entirety for an epic livestream event, Friday, October 16 @ 5pm PST / 8pm EST at the link below. There is also a cool t-shirt and ticket bundle and other exclusive merch. Purple, which turned 25 years old in 2019, sold more than eight million copies and earned a Grammy Award. The album debuted #1 on the Billboard album chart on its way to selling more than six million copies. STP’s current album is the unplugged release Perdida (Atlantic).Continue reading →
Halestorm, ft. frontwoman Lzzy Hale have a new EP out today, Reimagined, (Atlantic Records) which features b-sides and covers. Listen to them cover “I Will Always Love You”, the love ballad made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, right now!. The EP also features EVANESCENCE’s Amy Lee on a new version of the track “ Break In”. Continue reading →
Chart-topping Rock band Shinedown has shared a full concert for FREE on their YouTube. The band shared the full show “Live In London” from their 2019 London gig, which you can now watch at their channel at the link below. The concert video will gives fans an up-close and personal look at Shinedown’s world-class showmanship, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet, amplified by the undeniable power of frontman Brent Smith’s voice. Additionally, the set will feature performances of crossover anthem “Get Up,” Explosive Rock Hit “Monsters,” “Attention Attention,” And “Devil” from their latest studio album, Attention Attention, out now via Atlantic Records, as well as other fan favorites from their long career.
Sad news as Stone Temple Pilots is being forced to cancel their upcoming acoustic headline tour, due to injury. Lead vocalist Jeff Gutt has a severely herniated disc and his doctors have advised immediate surgery, along with several weeks of recovery time and physical therapy. Gutt is expected to make a full recovery, and the band hopes to reschedule the acoustic tour later this year. Ticket holders can seek refunds at point of purchase. The bands’ unplugged album Perdida. The album will be available on February 7 via Atlantic Records on CD and vinyl as well as from digital outlets and streaming services.Continue reading →
Stone Temple Pilots has shared another new single from their upcoming unplugged album, Perdida, due out on February 10th via Atlantic Records. The band recorded the disc at drummer Eric Kretz’s Bomb Shelter Studios. STP utilized a variety of instruments that haven’t been associated with the group in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello, and vintage keyboards. The band will also launch an acoustic tour next month. Check out the new single ‘Three Wishes’ right now!Continue reading →
Halestorm is celebrating the 10-year anniversary of their debut studio album with a deluxe edition available for pre-order now. Halestorm was released on April 28th, 2009 via the bands’ label Atlantic and immediately made their mark on the music scene on the strength of great songs, Lzzy Hale’s voice and the infections hit single ‘I Get Off’. The deluxe edition has all new artwork, original pre-production demos and extra materials that show the growth and the run-up to the final full debut album. Watch a message from the band to fans and the details below. Continue reading →