Aftershock 2021 Adds Rancid, Social Distortion, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Rise Against, Volbeat, Gojira, Mastodon, Parkway Drive, and More 

Aftershock Festival has announced its comeback for the fall of 2021 with an additional day and exciting new bands! The headliners are intact with Metallica headlining two nights and My Chemical Romance’s reunion highlighting the middle weekend date. Added to the festival bill now are  Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Volbeat, Machine Gun Kelly, Mastodon, Gojira, SEETHER, Parkway Drive, and many more. A special first time ever Thursday night date, presented by Jack Daniels, is headlined by Limp Bizkit and also hosts Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose and Fit For a King. Brought to you by Danny wimmer Presents, the West Coast’s Biggest Rock Festival–to Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7, 8, 9 and 10. Passes are on sale now at the link below and you can watch a special trailer video now. 

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ALBUM REVIEW: Machine Gun Kelly – Tickets to My Downfall

Whether you know him from his decade-long rap career, role as Felix in Birdbox, spot-on portrayal of Tommy Lee in The Dirt,  comedian Pete Davidson’s BFF, or Megan Fox’s new beau, Machine Gun Kelly, born Colson Baker, has left footprints across the entertainment industry.  Hot off a summer full of home-recorded covers and his first MTV Video Music Award, MGK takes another step in a new direction with his fifth studio album, Tickets to My Downfall (Bad Boy/Interscope), wearing his heart on his sleeve for 13 tracks (and 2 interludes) of pop-punk magic. Most fittingly, the new release was executively produced by Blink 182’s Travis Barker, who Baker first collaborated with last summer on  “I Think I’m Okay,”  along with Brit bud Yungblud.  It’s no surprise the album sounds as if it could have been born during the early-2000’s pop-punk heyday.  Though TTMD  is a change of pace from MGK’s typical style, it does not fully abandon his roots, highlighting a multitude of hip-hop guests and beats, party songs, and pop anthems. In fact, he has consistently cited various rock acts as influences, so it was only a matter of time until he fully submerged himself in the genre.

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Machine Gun Kelly Shares a Cover of Rihanna’s “Love On The Brain”

Machine Gun Kelly continues to surprise and impress with his eclectic series of covers he has been putting out as he pushes his creative boundaries for his eventual new solo album. Watch him cover Rihanna’s 2016 hit shows ‘Love On The Brain, done at the request of Mr. Marilyn Manson. This time, he adds a twist to Rihanna’s 2016 single “Love On The Brain”, which had an immense amount of inspiration on Marilyn Manson’s 2017 album Heaven Upside Down. Check out the cover of “Love On The Brain”! Continue reading

Rebel Rock Fest Books Machine Gun Kelly and Members of Wu-Tang Clan

Rebel Rock Fest Presented By Monster Energy is the news festival added to the fall concert season. The fest has added Friday night headline artist Machine Gun Kelly, and Saturday act Legendary Wu, featuring Wu-Tang Clan members Ghostface Killah, Raekwon The Chef, and Killah Priest. They join a stacked lineup that already includes Judas Priest on their 50 Years of heavy Metal Tour, Limp Bizkit, Trivium, Sabaton, Sevendust, Fuel, I Prevail, Skillet, Wage War, All That Remains, Anti-Flag, Cold, Attila, Diamante, Them Evils, Cherry Bombs, Saul and more! The fest takes place on September 18th and 19th 2020 at The Orlando Amphitheater at Central Florida Fairgrounds. Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: Mötley Crüe – The Dirt by Jeff Tremaine

We have heard the hype about The Dirt, the biopic about Mötley Crüe for a long time. They have tried to make this film for ages, while it languished in development hell, finally getting made and out now streaming on Netflix. By the bands’ own admission, much like the book, the film is full of exaggerated lurid rock star clichés and partially real stories about the band. It’s just so out there and real. Too real for most people, like the band was at times.  Continue reading

Mötley Crüe Streams Soundtrack For “The Dirt”, Film Releases Today

Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career is out today. While we wait for the film to hit Netflix, we can jam the soundtrack in the meantime! Packed with 18 songs, including ‘The Dirt’ featuring Machine Gun Kelly (portraying Tommy Lee in the film), their  Madonna cover of ‘Like A Virgin’,  and two other songs ‘Ride With The Devil’ and ‘Crash and Burn’. On a first listen, these songs are better than the previous two new songs, being much heavier and in line with classic Crue albums, such as Dr. Feelgood.  Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe Shares New Video For “Home Sweet Home”, “The Dirt” Film Comes Out This Friday

Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career has shared their first new music in years. The band has released their new video with footage from the film from their classic track “Home Sweet Home”. The film releases this week, on 3/22 from Netflix. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading

Hear Mötley Crüe’s Cover of Madonna’s “Like a Virgin”

Hard rock legends Mötley Crüe will see their biopic movie The Dirt, based on the New York Times Bestselling book, release next Friday, March 22nd on Netflix. The corresponding soundtrack features Mötley Crüe classics and four new songs. We have already heard ‘The Dirt’ featuring Machine Gun Kelly, who plays Tommy Lee in the film. Now hear the band’s metal cover of Madonna’s 1980s pop classic ‘Like A Virgin’. Continue reading

Mötley Crüe Shares New Video and Single – “The Dirt”, Soundtrack Reveals Madonna Cover

 

As we have previously reported, Mötley Crüe’s highly-anticipated Netflix biopic The Dirt, based on the best-selling book about their career has shared their first new music in years. You can watch the video for the song ‘The Dirt’, featuring rapper Machine Gun Kelly below. The soundtrack includes three other new Crüe songs, including a cover of Madonna classic ‘Like A Virgin’. Pre-orders are also live at the link below. Continue reading