FESTIVAL RECAP: Blue Ridge Rock Fest – Blue Ridge Amphitheater – Danville, Virginia


Massive music festivals are commonplace now, but they were far and few between fifty years ago. They are hard to produce well, but can be great moments in time for fans and musical artists. For every Lollapalooza, Wacken, and Ozzfest, we have Altamont, Woodstock 1999, and Fyre Fest as well. No festival sets out to fail or do harm and hurt the trust of fans, but sometimes that happens. Blue Ridge Rock Fest, as it turns out, became a perfect storm of too many fans, too small a town, to support those fans. Purpose Driven events had put on severa

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Pop Evil Singer Leigh Kakaty Has Contracted COVID-19


Pop Evil was forced to postpone a concert last weekend in Denver, Colorado due to a case of COVID-19 within their crew. Now they have revealed that singer Leigh Kakaty has indeed been diagnosed with COVID-19 and received a second positive test result to be sure. The band is sad to disappoint their fans, but are placing safety above all else. The band has postponed all dates until their tour stop in Virginia Beach on August 27. The affected dates, which will hopefully be rescheduled to the end of the tour include, Denver, CO (8/15), Des Moines, IA (8/17), Fargo, ND (8/18), Joliet, IL (8/20), Nashville, TN (8/21), Savannah, GA (8/23), Asheville, NC (8/24) and Jacksonville, NC (8/25) to the end of the tour.

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Bassist Matt Dirito Quits Pop Evil


Bassist Matt Dirito has abruptly quit mega successful Rock band Pop Evil. Simply posting to his Instagram he informed fans that he is not done in music, just done with the band. Pop Evil is about to embark on a headline tour without their drummer Hayley Cramer who needs to sit out the run of dates. Read Matt’s statement below.

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Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, Limp Bizkit, and More Confirmed for Blue Ridge Rock Festival


Quickly shaping up to be the biggest music festival in the USA this year, Blue Ridge Rock festival has announced their full line-up of 180 bands. Headlining the massive 4 day festival are Five Finger Death Punch, Rob Zombie, Shinedown, Breaking Benjamin, and Limp Bizkit. There is a special club warm up show which includes headliner Ludacris, T-Pain, and Lil Jon. Also on tap: the Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, a vaudeville freak show of wonder by Hellzapoppin’s Ringleader and Producer, Mr. Bryce “The Govna” Graves. In addition, excitingly, the festival will be hosted by Steve-O (MTV’s Jackass); and special guest Lou Brutus (SiriusXM). The fest takes place September 9th – 12th at Blue Ridge Amphitheater, a long-awaited large-scale concert venue in Southwest Virginia. Tickets are on sale now at the link below and here is the full lineup:

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Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, and More Booked for Rocklahoma 2021


Rocklahoma previously confirmed they were happening this year and now the lineup is here! Hosted by Eddie Trunk, the festival features headliners Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Rob Zombie, with Chevelle, Halestorm, Anthrax, Falling in Reverse, Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals Perform A Vulgar Display Of Pantera, Sevendust, The Hu, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Badflower, Grandson, Jelly Roll, Candlebox, Puddle Of Mudd, Stephen Pearcy The Voice Of Ratt, Andrew W.K., Knocked Loose, From Ashes To New, Tremonti, John 5 And The Creatures, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Light The Torch, Zero 9:36, Bones UK, Butcher Babies, George Lynch & The Electric Freedom, Diamante, Austin Meade, Cory Marks, Jeris Johnson, BulletBoys, Liliac, Another Day Dawns, Dead Metal Society, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, and many more will perform. The even takes place labor day weekend Friday, September 3th, Saturday, September 4th and Sunday, September 5th, and returns to Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. Early Bird Passes go on sale to the public Friday, June 11 at 10:00 AM CST.

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Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon and More Booked for Inkcarceration Festival 2021


Metal and Rock Festivals are back! Inkcarceration Festival 2021 is a go as the first Danny Wimmer Presents fest we will get this year. The major lineup features Slipknot, Rob Zombie, Mudvayne, A Day To Remember, Mastodon, Chevelle, Killswitch Engage, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Asking Alexandria, Steel Panther, and more bands as well. Taking place at the historic Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio, September 10, 11 & 12th, the fest also features 75+ Tattoo Artists & Complimentary Tours Of The Prison Made Famous In The Shawshank Redemption. Single-day and weekend passes are on sale now at the link below.

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Sonic Temple Fest Adds Slipknot, Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence and More!


The second annual Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, which returns to MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, May 15, Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17, 2020. The famed jewel in the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season crown already boasts Metallica for two nights as a headliner and now has added Slipknot as the Saturday headliner in between, along with Deftones, Bring Me The Horizon, Evanescence, Staind, Sublime With Rome, Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Cypress Hill, Pennywise and many more. The full lists of bands and poster is below! Tickets are also on sale as well!Continue reading


Skillet and Sevendust Books a Co-headlining Tour


Rockers in Skillet and Sevendust will link up for a co-headline tour dubbed the”Victorious War Summer 2019 Tour”. Pop Evil and Devour The Day to provide direct support and ticket pre-sales are going live today. n Memphis. Both Skillet and Sevendust will be offering presale VIP tickets with meet & greets to their respective fan clubs. Presale tickets are available here.Continue reading


Watch Corey Taylor Perform A Slipknot Favorite Unplugged At His Charity Concert


Corey Taylor of Slipknot and Stone Sour was joined by his girlfriend, Alicia Dove of the dance troupe Cherry Bombs, performed in Las Vegas last month at a show to benefit raising money to help Star Treatments, a charity founded by Matt DiRito of the band Pop Evil. Watch pro-shot video of Taylor performing a solo acoustic version of ‘Snuff’ by Slipknot! Continue reading


Welcome To Rockville 2018 Live At Metropolitan Park


 

What happens when you take a tired musician and send him to Welcome to Rockville? You AMP him beyond belief, yes pun intended. As I stood in line waiting to get into the venue, I could feel the wave of emotions in the air. Shouts of joy and chants from all over, spurred on by local rock hype group “The Rockvillans”, were just the tip of what I was about to experience.

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