Metallica kicked off a new online series called “Offstage With DWP” that features never-before-seen festival performances, interviews, exclusive acoustic performances and more, all from concert organizer Danny Wimmer Presents. The show launched on Friday (June 12) with Metallica’s full-length headlining set from May 2017’s Rock On The Range event in Columbus, Ohio. You can now watch the concert below.
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
Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival is set to debut in a few weeks, taking place May 17, 18 & 19, 2019 Event At MAPFRE Stadium In Columbus, Ohio. The set times for the Music & Comedy Performances of the festival have been announced, which features Foo Fighters, System Of A Down, Disturbed, Bring Me The Horizon, Ghost, Papa Roach, Lamb of God, plus Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins, Pauly Shore and more at SiriusXM Comedy & Spoken Word Tent. You can see the schedule below and download each day to your phone. The fest also released their mobile app so you don’t miss any of the action. Continue reading
The festival formerly known as Rock On The Range is now Sonic Temple, and it has its inaugural lineup. The very first lineup is an absolute banger with legends like System of a Down, Foo Fighters, Disturbed, Ghost, Bring Me The Horizon, The Prodigy, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, Chevelle, In This Moment, The Cult, Killswitch Engage among others. There will also be a comedy tent with Andrew Dice Clay, Henry Rollins and more. Tickets go onsale November 30th at 12 Noon EST at the link below. Taking place at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus (traditionally the home of Rock on the Range) on May 17 – 19, 2019, Sonic Temple promises all the musical firepower of ROTR, but with innovative food and drink options and other features to make it an even more impressive festival experience and more in line with Bourbon and Beyond.
In a major shake-up to the US music festival scene, Danny Wimmer Presents, purveyors of the biggest rock and metal festivals has announced major changes to its spring 2019 lineup. Columbus, Ohio’s Rock on the Range is over after 12 years and being named the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival. It will debut at MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus (traditionally the home of Rock on the Range) on May 17 – 19, 2019. The changes are due to a split between Danny Wimmer Presents and AEG Live, the two companies who have co-produced the event in the past. Continue reading
When you have a bankable band and mass popularity via hit songs like the band Sick Puppies has had in their career, it’s hard to step aside and start over. That is exactly what Shimon “SHIM” Moore did when he left that band in 2014. But his story was just beginning, as he has plotted a return. Now he is back in the spotlight as a bandleader and a true solo artist in every sense. He released the incredible, rocking new song ‘Hallelujah’ this past spring, with its hilarious accompanying music video. The new song definitely reminded people that Shim is an artist to watch with a lot more to say. Armed with a D.I.Y. spirit harkening back to his early days in bands, he is preparing his first solo album and promises that ‘Hallelujah’ is just a small taste of what fans can expect. The band recently wowed fans at Rock On The Range and promises more touring and more new music later this year and into 2019. Ghost Cult caught up with Shim by phone recently and he sounded humble to still have the fans by his side, and upbeat about the future. He has an unquenchable positivity that you could feel just over the phone. However, he is also hungry with something to prove, and looking forward much more than at his past. Continue reading
What began at Crew Stadium in 2007 as a one day festival with 14 bands has evolved into a three-day festival with around 60 bands each year. Since its humble beginnings of Rock on the Range, it has sold out. In 2007, the fest sold out at only 30,000 tickets compared to this year’s 140,000 tickets. ROTR has become the “mecca” of rock fests on the east coast. Rockers AKA “Rangers” migrate by the thousands to Mapfre Stadium in Ohio from across the globe to attend. A spiritual pilgrimage of sorts for die-hard rock fans perhaps? I can only speak for myself, but it is an amazing experience to embrace the many cultures.
Alice In Chains was the day one headline act of Rock On The Range last night in Columbus OH. As part of their set, they played two Soundgarden deep cuts in tribute to Chris Cornell. Yesterday (5/18) was the one-year anniversary of the music legend who was a peer and friend to AIC in the early days of the Seattle music scene in the 1990s. Watch fan-filmed footage of them perform ‘Hunted Down’ and ‘Boot Camp’ below. Continue reading
Rock On The Range has become the biggest single weekend music festival in America, and is always a great cross-section of the best rock and heavy metal bands around. This years lineup is incredible with Tool, Avenged Sevenfold, Alice In Chains, Godsmack, A Perfect Circle, Stone Sour, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Stone Temple Pilots, Machine Gun Kelly, Bullet For My Valentine, The Used, Tech N9ne, Underoath, BABYMETAL, Body Count and more. Kicking off in a few hours, Ghost Cult brings you our day by day preview of the can’t miss bands at the fest. Continue reading
Tool closed out the weekend in Somerset, Wisconsin last night as the final headliner of Northern Invasion Festival. It was the first night of their current headline tour, including a stop at next weekend’s Rock On The Range Festival. They played am eleven songs, including the rarely performed live hit song ‘Sober’. The band also hosted their first-ever Music Clinic Friday nght, 5/11 in Saint Paul, Minnesota. We have the setlist from the show and details from the clinic where they answered fan questions about the new album. Continue reading