An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to support the employees of both The Worcester Palladium and Webster theatre, two venues in New England that have been hosts to thousands of metal, hardcore, and rock shows and countless other events for decades. Both venues are operated by Mass Concerts, and the fundraiser is to bring relief aid to their workers due to the cancellation from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. In addition to hosting now retired events such as The New England Metal and Hardcore Festival and the Rock N Shock Convention, last years amazing Self Help Fest by A Day To Remember the venues have hosted bands such as Blink-182, Bring Me The Horizon, Chelsea Grin, Ensiferum, Evanescence, Eyes on Satellites, Fall Out Boy, Fathom Farewell, Four Year Strong, Gov’t Mule, Gwar, Hatebreed, Ice Nine Kills, In Honor Of, Jerry Garcia Band, Jimmy Eat World, Kanye West, King Diamond, Korn, Logic, Motionless in White, My Chemical Romance, Nightwish, Of Mice & Men, Periphery, Protest the Hero, Reveille, Rob Zombie, Senses Fail, Sic Vita, Slayer, Sonata Arctica, Soundgarden, Straight Line Stitch, Suicide Silence, Twelve Foot Ninja, Twenty One Pilots, Tyler The Creator, Whitechapel, Wiz Khalifa, and Years Since the Storm. Please donate if you can and read a statement from the venues management below. Continue reading
According to a report shared by The Pulse Of Radio, Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters and Nirvana will debut his solo EP release “Play” in a live performance with “friends” on December 8th at “Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam 30”. The event takes place at US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina and will also feature appearances from Eric Church, Gov’t Mule, Jim James, Joe Bonamassa and others. Proceeds from “Christmas Jam”, which will also feature performances on December 7, will benefit the Asheville Area Habitat For Humanity. Play was first unveiled last August in a two-part documentary of the same name that ended with Grohl performing the song on seven different instruments. Grohl created the project to showcase “the rewards and challenges of dedicating ones life to playing and mastering a musical instrument.” Continue reading
The popular Bourbon & Beyond Festival was forced to cancel day two of the festival headlined by Sting and Robert Plant among others due to terrible weather that affected the fairgrounds, in an effort to keep fans and artists safe. Held at Champions Park in Louisville, KY, also the home of next weekend’s massive Louder Than Life fest, which at this point is not in danger of interruption or cancellation right now. The fest had no choice, but to do this and considering the disappointment of ffans, they have done a great job offering refunds or partial refunds whenever possbile. The festival made a post to their social media and also informed ticket goers about refunds via email. This was on the heels of the announcement that the fest is expanding in 2019 to be even bigger. Continue reading
Last’s year’s debut of Bourbon And Beyond, a weekend celebrating music, classic spirits, southern cuisine and life was a huge hit. This year it’s back on Saturday, September 22 And Sunday, September 23 with another killer lineup of bands, the best bourbon crafters in the land and more. Lenny Kravitz, Sting, John Mayer, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Counting Crows, David Byrne, Sheryl Crow, Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot!, Magpie Salute (featuring members of The Black Crowes), Kaleo, Gov’t Mule, Keb’ Mo’, Blackberry Smoke and more. Tickets on sale on 4/20 at the link below.
The snow has melted away, the evenings are brighter and lighter, and over here in the good old UK we’ve even had a couple of days without rain. suggesting the summer is well and truly on its way. So, there couldn’t be a more perfect time for Kentucky quartet Black Stone Cherry to lazily unfurl their sun-kissed sixth album Family Tree (Mascot).
Like Gov’t Mule’s latest album, Shaman’s Harvest new record Red Hands Black Deeds (Mascot) was worked on during the American presidential campaign of 2016 – as such there are underlying socio-political themes coursing through the record. On this, their sixth album, the Missouri rockers have taken a vintage, more organic approach to their Shinedown-esque Hard Rock resulting in a fresher, more attention grabbing sound. Continue reading
With the imminent release of new Gov’t Mule record Revolution Come… Revolution Go (Spinefarm), Ghost Cult popped down to London to chat to Warren Haynes about the new album, the inspirations behind it, his upcoming UK tour and the unfortunate passing of his friend and fellow bandmate Gregg Allman… Continue reading
Revolution Come… Revolution Go (Spinefarm), the first Gov’t Mule record since 2013’s Shout and their 20th-anniversary celebrations a year later, starts off in their customary Blues Rock fashion – evoking their Cream and Free influenced power trio origins. Continue reading