Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust And More Booked For ShipRocked 2019

ShipRocked is one of the great music cruise experience around, and the 2019 lineup ha just been announced. Jam-packed with talent, the lineup features Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, comedian Brian Posehn and more. Celebrating 10 Years and expanded to five days total, ShipRocked 2019 sets sail January 26-31, 2019 onboard Carnival Valor departing from Galveston, Texas, with stops in Cozumel and The Yucatan in Mexico. Staterooms for ShipRocked 2019 are sold out, but a wait list is available at the links below. Continue reading

Red Fang Talks David Letterman and More

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Red Fang’s latest album Whales and Leeches (Relapse) has taken the Portland based rock outfit to new heights and placed in front of new audiences they never imagined seeking out.

During their album cycle, the band appeared on Late Show With David Letterman, a popular US late night television show that usually features well known actors and celebrities, as well as larger named musical acts. On this particular date, Red Fang made a rare network television appearance to perform “Blood Like Cream,” with Paul Shaffer joining them on keyboards.

Red Fang with Paul Shaffer on Late Show With David Letterman.

Red Fang with Paul Shaffer on Late Show With David Letterman.

Band guitarists David Sullivan and Bryan Giles both shared their experience, and whether they actually got to meet Letterman himself.

I didn’t see him until we walked out there. He was on stage and I got to shake his hand, then he disappeared. There was no communication,” said Giles.

It was pretty limited with him. He came over and shook our hands, made a little joke at the end, but we didn’t really get to hang out with him and see what he’s like. I love David Letterman,” said Sullivan.

Guitarist Bryan Giles of Red Fang. Photo Credit: Kaley Nelson

Guitarist Bryan Giles of Red Fang. Photo Credit: Kaley Nelson

When the confirmation email first came to the band, various forms of sarcasm erupted and it took a bit of time until they realized the email was real.

When we first got this email, it was like ‘I wanted to check you availability to play The Late Show.’ I was like…is this a joke?,” said Sullivan, remembering that moment.

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At least two of us wrote back ‘ha ha. Hilarious’, said Giles.

It didn’t seem like something would to a band our level. It was awesome. I didn’t really sleep much the night before. I was pretty nervous. We got there and we did a little line check and then Paul Shaffer came in. He agreed to play with us. It was awesome. I’ve never been on a big TV show like that before. Everybody was super cool. I think it turned out cool I think. It was definitely nerve racking for me,” added Sullivan.

Aside from the excitement within the band, breaking the news to their friends and family became a bit more challenging.

We weren’t really supposed to say anything until there was an announcement. I remember telling my girlfriend, ‘you’re not going to believe this…we’re going to play on Letterman!’ She was like ‘really?!’

It was crazy. For me, it seemed out of our reach. It didn’t seem like something that would happen to us. It’s like a dream. I’m stoked I got to do it. That was a huge show,” Sullivan said.

Fred Armisen with Red Fang on the "Blood Like Cream" Music Video.

Fred Armisen with Red Fang on the “Blood Like Cream” Music Video.

The band has also worked with a couple of well recognized faces on their music videos. Actor and musician Fred Armisen (Portlandia and now band leader on Late Night With Seth Myers) appears on their “Blood Like Cream” music video.

He started up being in bands. He was a musician before he was a comedian so it makes sense,” said Giles.

He was real nice. We’re not best buds with him. He works and lives in Portland, but it’s not like I can call him up and ‘Fred…get us on the show.’ That would be cool, but…maybe we should just try that! Why not? We have a little connection to him. Worth a shot I guess,” said Sullivan.

He does Portlandia. I think he has a house in Portland. He lives half the time in Portland and half the time in New York. So I think he was wrapping up the season of Portlandia and was nice enough to agree to do it,” added Giles.

Brian Posehn on Red Fang's "Wires" Music Video.

Brian Posehn on Red Fang’s “Wires” Music Video.

The band also worked with comedian Brian Posehn appears on their 2011 “Wires” music video, off their Murder The Mountains album.

He was here [Portland, OR] and we were looking to have somebody fancy on our video. We were limited to when we could do the shoot. It was two weekends were the only options and then we had to wait until summer. One of the two weekends everyone was able to do it. He was so happened to be in town doing three shows. He was in town for a couple of days. He was also really nice. He likes metal,” explained Giles.

Sullivan added, “We had met him before. We were on tour in somewhere in Florida. He was playing down the street. We were fans of Brian Posehn so I think they went down to the show to see if they could sneak in and ended up meeting Brian. ‘Hey we’re playing down the street. You should come to the show.’

He came to the show. He digs metal. We became friends and when the video came up, we’re like ‘hey when you’re in town, we’re doing this video’ and he was nice enough to do it.

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Podcast: Brian Posehn on The Jasta Show

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Comedian Brian Posehn speaks with Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed, Jasta, Kingdom Of Sorrow) of the Jasta Show. Topics discussed include banning cities, banned words, jack shacks, Margaret Cho taking Brian to his first jack shack, Deadpool, punching up movies, How High, hip hop, metal in movie soundtracks, the return of Mr. Show, his next special, Anthrax, and the sacredness of Rush.

Rock On The Range Release Performance Schedule

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The performance schedule for Rock On The Range 2015 has been announced, and the event is May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH. The event is now sold out and those without tickets can watch the event on AXS TV throughout the weekend.

Performance times are as follows (subject to change):

Friday, May 15
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:05 PM: We Are Harlot
2:15 PM: Apocalyptica
3:30 PM: Live
4:50 PM: Breaking Benjamin
6:15 PM: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators
5:40 PM: Yelawolf
8:00 PM: Marilyn Manson
9:30 PM: Slipknot

Ernie Ball Stage
11:45 AM: Shaman’s Harvest
12:30 PM: Islander
1:40 PM: VAMPS
2:55 PM: Young Guns
4:15 PM: The Dillinger Escape Plan
7:15 PM: Falling In Reverse

Jägermeister Stage
11:45 AM: XFactor1
12:30 PM: Highly Suspect
1:40 PM: Dorothy
2:55 PM: Dangerkids
4:15 PM: Beartooth
5:40 PM: Hatebreed

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:15 PM: Joe Howard
6:30 PM: Brent Terhune
6:45 PM: Mark Poolos
7:00 PM: Jim Florentine
7:20 PM: Brian Posehn

Saturday, May 16
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:10 PM: Special Guest
2:20 PM: Of Mice And Men
3:35 PM: Scott Weiland and The Wildabouts
4:55 PM: In This Moment
6:15 PM: Papa Roach
8:00 PM: Godsmack
9:40 PM: Judas Priest

Ernie Ball Stage
11:50 AM: Screaming For Silence
12:35 PM: Like A Storm
1:45 PM: Sabaton
3:00 PM: Tremonti
4:20 PM: BABYMETAL
5:40 PM: In Flames
7:15 PM: Ministry

Jägermeister Stage
11:50 AM: Novallo
12:35 PM: Red Sun Rising
1:45 PM: From Ashes To New
3:00 PM: Saxon
4:20 PM: Nonpoint
5:40 PM: The Devil Wears Prada

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:15 PM: Bill Arrundale
6:30 PM: Jay Snyder
6:45 PM: Bill Squire
7:00 PM: Don Jamieson
7:20 PM: Jim Norton

Sunday, May 17
(Doors open at 11:00 AM.)

Monster Energy Main Stage
1:05 PM: Hollywood Undead
2:20 PM: The Pretty Reckless
3:35 PM: Anthrax
4:55 PM: Halestorm
6:20 PM: Volbeat
8:00 PM: Rise Against
9:20 PM: Linkin Park

Ernie Ball Stage
11:45 AM: Unlocking The Truth
12:30 PM: Art of Dying
1:45 PM: Starset
3:00 PM: Otherwise
4:20 PM: Rival Sons
5:45 PM: Motionless In White
7:15 PM: Tech N9ne

Jägermeister Stage
11:45 AM: Santa Cruz
12:30 PM: September Mourning
1:45 PM: Marmozets
3:00 PM: Crobot
4:20 PM: Upon A Burning Body
5:45 PM: Periphery

Rolling Rock Comedy Tent
6:25 PM: Chad Zumrock
6:40 PM: Craig Peters
6:55 PM: Jake Innarino
7:10 PM: Rod Paulette
7:30 PM: Rob Schneider

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Rock On The Range Announces Daily Lineups

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Rock On The Range has announced their daily band lineups, various fan activities and an interactive art installation with graffiti artist Risk. The event will be held on May 15, 16 and 17, 2015 at MAPFRE Stadium (formerly Crew Stadium) in Columbus, OH, and recently was announced the event is sold out.

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Friday, May 15: Slipknot, Marilyn Manson, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, Live, Falling In Reverse, Yelawolf, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Apocalyptica, Hatebreed, We Are Harlot, Young Guns, Beartooth, VAMPS, Dangerkids, Islander, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, Shaman’s Harvest, XFactor1

Saturday, May 16: Judas Priest, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Ministry, In This Moment, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, In Flames, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, The Devil Wears Prada, Nonpoint, Saxon, Sabaton, Like A Storm, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising

Sunday, May 17: Linkin Park, Rise Against, Volbeat, Halestorm, Tech N9ne, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Hollywood Undead, Motionless In White, Rival Sons, Periphery, You Me At Six, Starset, Upon A Burning Body, Crobot, New Medicine, Unlocking The Truth, Marmozets, September Mourning, Santa Cruz

Multi talented fine artist, illustrator and graffiti artist known as RISK, will be curating an interactive art exhibit to be displayed on site, showcasing multiple live demonstrations and allowing fellow event participants such as Slipknot’s M. Shawn Crahan (Clown) and fans to interact and add to the exhibit.

The Rolling Rock Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

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Rock On The Range Adds The Pretty Reckless, Tremonti, VAMPS, etc To Perform

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Rock On the Range has added more musical acts, as well as adding the ROTR Comedy tent and the 2015 Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands for the ninth annual event, held May 15, 16 and 17 in Columbus, OH.

The Pretty Reckless, Tremonti, Vamps, The Danger Kids, and Highly Suspect have been added to the list of musical acts performing.

The current Rock On The Range music lineup is as follows:

Slipknot, Linkin Park, Judas Priest, Marilyn Manson, Godsmack, Rise Against, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators, Volbeat, Breaking Benjamin, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Ministry, Tech N9ne, In This Moment, Falling In Reverse, Anthrax, The Pretty Reckless, Scott Weiland and the Wildabouts, Of Mice & Men, Hollywood Undead, Apocalyptica, In Flames, Motionless In White, The Dillinger Escape Plan, We Are Harlot, Rival Sons, BABYMETAL, Tremonti, Periphery, The Devil Wears Prada, Hatebreed, You Me At Six, Young Guns, Starset, Vamps, Nonpoint, Like A Storm, Upon A Burning Body, Saxon, Islander, Shaman’s Harvest, New Medicine, Beartooth, Crobot, Marmozets, Unlocking The Truth, The Danger Kids, Sabaton, Dorothy, Highly Suspect, From Ashes To New, Red Sun Rising, September Mourning, and Santa Cruz.

The ROTR Comedy Tent will feature sets from some of the biggest rock n’ roll influenced comedians, including: Rob Schneider, Brian Posehn, Jim Norton, Don Jamieson, Jim Florentine, Rod Paulette, Jeremy Essig, Brent Terhune, Joe Howard, Bill Squire, Jay Snyder, Bill Arrundale, Jake Iannarino, Kenny Smith, and Craig Peters.

Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands returns in 2015, offering unsigned bands a chance to perform on the Ernie Ball Stage at Rock On The Range and receive over $15,000 in gear and prizes, along with an all-expenses paid trip to Columbus, OH. The grand prize winner will receive gear from Electro-Voice, DW Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, Markbass, and 1964 Ears, as well as an Ernie Ball Strings endorsement and Music Man instruments! Beginning March 9, visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com to enter the Ernie Ball presents the Rock On The Range Battle Of The Bands. This year, Battle Of The Bands fans will also have the opportunity to enter for a chance to win prizes from Ernie Ball and Ernie Ball Music Man. Visit http://rotr.battleofthebands.com starting March 9 for more details.

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