A new book tracking the rise and career of Soundgarden is out now from respected music journalist and author Greg Prato ( Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, and Too High to Die: Meet the Meat Puppets). Dark Black and Blue: The Soundgarden Story is out now for purchase and tells the Seattle band’s complete story – beginning with its members’ pre-SG days, all the way to today. Also featured are all-new interviews for the book, including chats with Matt Pinfield, Phil Anselmo, and Marky Ramone, among others, as well as rarely seen photos from throughout the band’s history. The book also analyzes their catalog and covers frontman Chris Cornell’s tragic death in 2017. The 453-page paperback book is priced at $19.99 and the Kindle digital version is $9.99, and either can be purchased at the links below. Continue reading →
Punk, a new documentary series made its debut on the EPIX channel tonight. Produced by Iggy Pop and designer and music mogul John Varvatos, Punk is a four-part series that explores the birth of Punk Rock. A huge assemblage of stars has come together including Pop, Varvatos, John Lydon (Sex Pistols, Public Image Ltd), Henry Rollins (Black Flag), Marky Ramone (Ramones), Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters/Nirvana), Duff McKagan (Guns n’ Roses), Donita Sparks (L7),director Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization), Joan Jett, Danny Fields, Legs McNeil, Wayne County, Keith Morris (Black Flag/Circle Jerks/OFF), Debbie Harry and Chris Stein (Blondie), Wayne County, Flea and many more. It may become a recurring series since the listing on EPIX refers to it as “Season 1”. You can watch the trailer below and click the link to sign up for a free trial to watch episode 1 on your phone on the EPIX NOW app or mobile device if your cable provider doesn’t feature the channel. Continue reading →
Over 40,000 metal, rock and punk fans attended this past weekend’s Heavy Montreal at Parc Jean-Drapeau this past weekend. The 7th annual edition was so successful that next years 8th edition has already been announced, set to take place August 5 to 7, 2016. Acts for Heavy Montreal 2016 are tba.
Headlined by the likes of Slipknot, Korn and Faith No More, 70 bands in total graced four stages. Other bands on the bill included NOFX, Extreme, Iggy Pop, a reunited Alexisonfire, Faith No More’s first performance in Montreal since 1992, and a special set from Marky Ramone and Andrew WK who performed greatest hits of The Ramones to a roaring crowds treated to a more diverse bill more akin to European open air festivals than the typical concerts of North America.
A break down of the fest highlights by the numbers :
17 Canadian groups
12 Quebec groups
3 days at Parc Jean-Drapeau
5 after parties at the Métropolis and the Katacombes
4 stages including 2 SAM750s from StageLine – the largest mobile stage in the world
Killogyis a high-energy, animated dark comedy from creator Alan Robert (Life Of Agony) based on his hit IDW Publishing comic series, in association with Squeeze Studio Animation and award-winning producer Rodney Barnes (The Boondocks, Everybody Hates Chris). Stars Frank Vincent (Goodfellas, The Sopranos), Marky Ramone (the Ramones), Brea Grant (Heroes, Dexter), and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (the Misfits) battle it out in apocalyptic-Brooklyn when an ancient voodoo curse wakes the dead and floods the city with blood. This outrageous premise and bizarre mash-up of punk rock royalty, wiseguy sarcasm, and over-the-top gore makes for one hilarious rollercoaster ride.
Killogy is being produced and developed under Robert’s Wasted Talent Entertainmentbanner, consisting of Robert, Chris White (V/H/S Viral) and Jeff Mazzola (Descent). Stream the teaser below.
Exodus and current Slayer guitarist Gary Holt will be appearing on tonight’s episode of VH1 Classic’s That Metal Show, airing at 9/8 Central and featuring additional guest appearances by Marky Ramone, Darryl Daniels and Joel Hoekstra.
The 2015 Heavy Montreal Festival has confirmed their lineup, which will be happening at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montreal, QC from August 7-9, 2015. For those speculating about who will be on this year’s Summer Slaughter Tour, check out the post below.
Slipknot Faith No More Korn (performing “Korn” in full) Alexisonfire Lamb Of God Iggy Pop NOFX Billy Talent Mastodon Bullet For My Valentine Meshuggah Within Temptation Gojira Testament Arch Enemy Lagwagon Lita Ford Marky Ramone and Andrew W.K. (performing a Ramones set) Warrant Dokken Rocket From The Crypt Asking Alexandria Periphery Deafheaven Coal Chamber Nuclear Assault Dying Fetus Glassjaw Ihsahn Pentagram Gorguts B.A.R.F. Motionless In White Moneen Lofofora Small Brown Bike Pig Destroyer Anonymus The Flatliners The Agonist Fozzy Upon A Burning Body Nothing More Jasta Battlecross Insomnium Slaves On Dope Ominum Gatherum Wilson Dead Tired Toyguitar Intervals Dig It Up
Drummer Kenny Aronoff and former Ramones drummer Marky Ramone will be donating special personal packages to raise money and awareness for the Rock Against MS Foundation.
Aronoff has donated personal time at his private studio in Los Angeles. The winner of this package will be getting a fully loaded DW drum kit with all the hardware, throne, stands and cymbals from Sabian. You will choose how you want to spend your time – You can choose a drum lesson from Kenny Aronoff or just some hang-time!
The Rock N Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy winning Ramone has donated a night in NYC – The winner gets to attend his private book signing where he will sign books for you and your guest as a gift – Then backstage at that night’s concert featuring Andrew W.K. at the Gramercy Theater~ Hotel night included – travel is not~
View KENNY ARONOFF PACKAGE’s here.
Marky Ramone has donated a night in NYC – The winner gets to attend his private book signing where he will sign books for you and your guest as a gift – Then backstage at that night’s concert featuring Andrew W.K. at the Gramercy Theater~ Hotel night included – travel is not~