Cheap Trick to Support Rod Stewart on Tour in Summer 2020

Classic Rock legends Cheap Trick will team with Rod Stewart for a summer North American tour. The 21 sate tour will launch on July 21 in Cleveland, Ohio and end on September 5 in Chicago, Illinois. Tickets for most shows go on sale Friday, January 10 at 10 a.m. local time via Live Nation. Rod will promote the tour this week on Entertainment Tonight to celebrate his 75th birthday! Check your local listings for the show, https://www.etonline.com/showfinder?state=

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FESTIVAL REVIEW: Exit 111 Festival 2019 – Manchester, Tennessee

Exit 111 Festival, aptly named for the highway exit in Manchester TN, made its début October 11-13, 2019. Arriving in powers of three, it was three days of riffs, rock, and rowdiness. One part Metal, one part Rock, one Southern rock, and a whole lot of nostalgia, the event hosted three stages: the Rise Above Stage (honored suicide awareness and featured many of the Classic rock/Southern rock acts), Heaven Stage (the main stage and home to the headliners), and Hell Stage (spotlighted mainly heavy artists). Continue reading

FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Exit 111 Festival

Guns N Roses. Photo credit: Katarina Benzova

The inaugural Exit 111 Festival takes place starting today at Great Stage Park in Manchester, Tennessee — the home of Bonnaroo — October 11 – 13. Ghost Cult is honored to be a part of this historic event! Headlined by Guns N’ Roses, Def Leppard and Lynyrd Skynyrd, with appearances by Slayer, ZZ Top, Deftones, Megadeth, Mastodon, Coheed & Cambria, Blackberry Smoke, Ministry, Cheap Trick, Killswitch Engage, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society and many more! In addition to the hours of great music, Exit 111 will host experiences such as “The Paranormal Cirque,” “The Red Bull Freestyle Motorcross Experience,” “Mega Sports Bar” and more. Radio personality and metal legend Eddie Trunk will host. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, April 25 at 12 p.m. ET via Front Gate Tickets. Check out our day by day preview: Continue reading

Ministry Announces Visual History Book, Tour Dates Incoming with Slayer

Ministry has announced Ministry: Prescripture, a visual history book with exclusive details shared via Rolling Stone. The book includes ling notes, never before seen graphics and photos, and anecdotes from members of Smashing Pumpkins, ZZ Top, Cheap Trick, NWA, Ramones, Nine Inch Nails and more. Plus it comes with ‘(Every Day Is) Halloween (Acoustic)’ 7-Inch. Released December 6 with Pre-Orders are live today! Headline dates and Slayer’s final Farewell World Tour. Continue reading

Def Leppard Live At Arena Birmingham, UK

With so many rock and metal acts playing entire albums in full these days, it was only a matter of time before the band responsible for one of the biggest (and longest) records of all time decided to give it a go themselves. Selling over twenty-five million copies worldwide, the idea for Def Leppard to play 1987’s Hysteria (Phonogram/Mercury) in its entirety began in 2012 when the band were offered an eleven date residency at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, which they played during March and April of 2013. Continue reading

Def Leppard Covers Depeche Mode, New Greatest Hits And Hysteria Reissues Coming Soon

Def Leppard are riding high on their nomination to the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, will release The Story So Far – The Best Of and Hysteria: The Singles on November 30th. The band will also release a special custom colored vinyl of their other hit album Pyromania in December to coincide with their UK tour with Cheap Trick. You can pre-order The Story So Far – The Best Of right now and get their recent cover of Depeche Mode’s ‘Personal Jesus’ and their Christmas song ‘We All Need Christmas’ right now. Continue reading

Anti-Flag – American Reckoning

Anti-Flag is an institution and a treasure of American punk rock. The kind of band we need more bands to emulate and follow in 2018. After two very good albums of anthemic, activist pop-punk the band has mined for almost 30 years with American Spring and American Fall (both Spinefarm), the question is where to go next? The band chose to switch things up and have made an all acoustic album from the best of their last two albums and some well-chosen covers for American Reckoning. Although the “punk goes acoustic” isn’t new or a trend, it’s a good way to re-imagine these tracks the band is not quite done with yet. Continue reading

Rocklahoma Announces Daily Lineups

Godsmack, by Originate Designs Photography

America’s second biggest rock and metal festival, Rocklahoma, has announced their daily lineups for the 2018 fest. The event takes place in Pryor, OK from May 25th-27th and features A Perfect Circle, The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, Godsmack, GhostPoison, Cheap Trick, Halestorm, I Prevail, Sevendust and many more! Continue reading

The 2018 Rocklahoma Lineup Features A Perfect Circle, Godsmack, Poison, Ghost, And More!

The 2018 Rocklahoma festival will be taking place from May 25th-27th in Pryor, Oklahoma. Today the organizers have revealed the full lineup, and it’s got a little bit of everything. Continue reading

Todd Youth Talks Bloodclot, Punk History, Rock Royalty And More

Todd Youth is a legend of New York Hardcore, rock and metal. At 12 years old he played bass in Agnostic Front and later went on to play in or work with Murphy’s Law, and Warzone. Youth has also played with Danzing, Samhain, D Generation, Glenn Campbell, Son Of Sam, The Chelsea Smiles, Cheap Trick, Ace Frehley (current band), and briefly with Motorhead. Todd is currently playing with his hardocre punk supergroup Bloodclot, with members of Cro-Mags, Queens Of The Stone Age, and The Dwarves. Ghost Cult chatted with Todd outside Saint Vitus Bar In Brooklyn. Bloodclot’s Up In Arms is out now on Metal Blade Records. Videography and photos by Omar Cordy/OJC Photography Continue reading