COVID-19 Crowdfunding Campaign Launched to Support The Worcester Palladium and The Webster Theater

The Palladium, Worcester, MA 11/22/19

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

Sharon Osbourne Hits Back at Donald Trump for His Use of Ozzy’s “Crazy Train”

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Let is never be said that Sharon Osbourne is not a fierce opponent when crossed. She has hit back in a statement against President Trump for the unauthorized use of her husband Ozzy Osbourne’s classic metal anthem ‘Crazy Train”. The track showed up in a new political video by Trump and vis vice president Mike Pence, that constitutes a political ad for the 2020 election. Read her response. Sharon, to her credit, suggested Trump steal a song from  Kanye West, Kid Rock or Ted Nugent.  Continue reading

PODCAST: Episode 13: Chip Z’Nuff of Enuff Z’Nuff Talks New Album and More

Ghost Cult caught up with rock royalty Chip Z’Nuff of Enuf Z’Nuff to discuss their2018 album Diamond Boy (Frontiers SRL). Chip who become the frontman of the band discussed the writing approach to the new album, performing lead vocals live, all the partying he did in the 1980s and 1990s, working with other artists like Kanye West, and much more. You can purchase or stream the Diamond Boy album here: http://radi.al/DiamondBoy, and check out our pod. Continue reading

Dumb And Dumbest 69: Yes, A Threatin Episode

The music story of 2018 continues to get weirder and weirder! Episode 69 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast is steaming right now, and yes, it’s a Threatin Episode! Dumb and Dumbest is a music industry podcast hosted by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR). Our fearless hosts debate the machinations and likely potential outcomes of Jered Threatin’s scheme, now that he has given some interviews and we know more about him. Continue reading

Steel Panther – Lower the Bar

One of the nice things about a band like Steel Panther is that, like a box of chocolates, you always know what you’re gonna get. And with the Panther, you get the chocolate too; vocalist “Michael Starr” dips right in on the opening track of Lower the Bar (Open E), dropping this little nugget of wisdom: “Sometimes the back door is the only way in.” Continue reading

GUEST POST: Nicole Anne Carrbath Of The Criminal World

Ghost Cult once again brings you “End Of Year” lists, memories, and other shenanigans from our favorite bands, partners, music industry peers, and other folks we respect across the world. Here’s Nicole Anne Carrbath, from The Criminal World and Cercle Social Records, who also does music publicity, and has her own fashion line too! Check out her list below. Continue reading

Audio: Ben Bruce Of Asking Alexandria Guests On The Jasta Show Podcast

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Ben Bruce, guitarist of Asking Alexandria is the latest guest of The Jasta Show Podcast, hosted by Jamey Jasta of Hatebreed. You can hear the podcast at this link or below:

 

https://soundcloud.com/jameyjasta/episode-165-ben-bruce-asking-alexandria

 

 

 Asking Alexandria, by Bret B Photos

Asking Alexandria, by Bret B Photos

Be and his band just wrapped up The British Invasion tour with Bullet For My Valentine and While She Sleeps. In the podcast Ben and Jamey discussed the search for Asking Alexandria’s new singer, Sumerian Records, New Jersey, Danny Worsnop, radio, Kanye West, Scorpions, Robb Flynn, UFOs, programmed drums, backing tracks, and Ash Avildsen.

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Video: Corey Taylor Records A Personal Message For Kanye West

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Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour), in an interview recently for Music Choice Television has recorded a personal message to rapper Kanye West, taking him to task for his assertion that he is “the greatest living rock star of all time”. You can watch the clip at this link or below: 

 

Kanye? You are not.. NOT the greatest living rock star of all-time. The fact that you had to tell people that… kind of says it all. You remind me of the guy who brags about pussy… they never get as much as they brag about. Stop it. Stop it!”

Slipknot,  photo by Susanne A. Maathuis

Slipknot, photo by Susanne A. Maathuis