Fu Manchu Covers Rush’s “Working Man” As a Tribute to Neil Peart

Stoner Rock legends Fu Manchu have shared their cover of Rush’s early classic “Working Man”, as a tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who died in January 2020, after a long battle with brain cancer. All sales proceeds from the track, which was recorded in January, will be donated to brain tumor research at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Peart’s memory.

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Metal Hall of Fame Gala Now Available on Amazon Prime Television

The Annual Metal Hall of Fame Gala – “the most important night in metal” – can now be seen exclusively on Amazon Prime Television. The program features an overview with features of the 2020 Metal Hall of Fame including inductions, tributes, and all-star jams. Watch heavy metal legends Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Geoff Tate, Don Dokken, Chris Poland, Stephen Pearcy, Graham Bonnet, Metal Church, legendary music promoter Jack Orbin and Prong as they are inducted into the Hall and amazing performances including Chris Poland, Riot Act (featuring members of Riot), and an epic jam featuring Steve Vai, Geoff Tate, Joe Satriani, Bjorn Englen, Chris Poland, and Pat Gesualdo. Modern Drummer magazine also joined forces with the Metal Hall of Fame to present the only official tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who had passed away just a week before the event. Continue reading

Watch Mike Portnoy and Stu Hamm Cover Rush’s “YYZ” for David Z Fundraiser

Progressive Music legend  Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, Dream Theater) has teamed up with bassist Stu Hamm, guitarist Paulie Z and keyboardist Walter Ino to record a cover version of the RUSH classic “YYZ”, filmed while they were in quarantine. The clip was premiered this past Tuesday (July 14) as part of the David Z Foundation’s third annual fundraising campaign livestream. This past January, Portnoy shot down rumors that he will tour with Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson as the replacement for late RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Peart died on January 10th. Watch the clip here. Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #323: Finn McKenty of Punk Rock MBA Talks DIY!

Finn McKenty of The Punk Rock MBA has impressed us for years and years, first by building a community on Facebook, and more recently with his YouTube Channel and his new podcast! Dumb and Dumbest Episode #323 is streaming now and its an interview with Finn McKenty of Punk Rock MBA Talks DIY! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #322: Andrew Bansal Of Metal Assault Talks DIY!

We got deep with Andrew Bansal of Metal Assault records on how he leveraged a music journalism career into a DIY Record label with an acclaimed Mixtape series, music booking endeavors and more! Episode #322 is streaming now and its an interview with Andrew Bansal Of Metal Assault Talks DIY!! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #321: Andrew Apanov of Dotted Music and Music Growth Talks

One of the things holding musicians in bands trying to further their careers is a lack of learning resources to help themselves. Episode #321 is streaming now and its an interview with Andrew Apanov of Dotted Music and Music Growth Talks! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #320: Interview with Upstate Records Founder Mario Cangemi

Considering the ever-changing landscape of the record business, it’s tougher than ever to run a DIY record label. Episode #320 is streaming now and its an interview with Upstate Records Founder Mario Cangemi! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #319: Nikkie Marie Photographer and Booker at the Whiskey A Go-Go

Triple threat Nikkie Marie (concert photography, venue booker, and social media influencer) joins the pod to talk about her career thus far and drop some wisdom on our listeners. Episode #319 is streaming now and its an interview with Nikkie Marie Photographer and Booker at the Whiskey A Go-Go! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #318: Vince Neilstein On The Death Of Rock And Roll

Although Rock and Metal fans don’t want to admit it, as far as the popular culture is concerned, Rock is Dead. But what does Corey Taylor think? Episode #318 is streaming now and its an interview with Vince Neilstein (MetalSucks) On The Death Of Rock And Roll! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenges, low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading

Dumb and Dumbest Episode #317: Payola, Press and You

The practice of Payola is improbably still in existence over 70 years after it nearly ruined the music industry. In this episode of Dumb and Dumbest Podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keefy tackle the topic and clear up some misconceptions about it. Episode #317 is streaming now and its all about Payola, Press and You! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), in addition to the podcast, Matt and Curtis host The Music Marketing Challenge, a low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists. Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading