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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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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Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Halestorm, Korn,and More Featured in Upcoming “Long Live Rock… Celebrate The Chaos” Documentary


Long in the works music documentary, “Long Live Rock… Celebrate The Chaos” will finally see its release, March 12th, 2021. The film regards itself as “a deep dive into the culture of hard rock” and features Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Slipknot, Halestorm, Korn, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Rage Against The Machine, Shinedown, Papa Roach and many more artists and bands. Filmed over the last few years at various US rock festivals, following passionate fans as they take time out from their everyday lives to commune with their ‘rock families. Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos, will premiere worldwide March 12, 2021, as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema release via global distributor, Abramorama. Watch the Official Trailer now!Continue reading


Shinedown Shares Full Live In London Concert!


Chart-topping Rock band Shinedown has shared a full concert for FREE on their YouTube. The band shared the full show “Live In London” from their 2019 London gig, which you can now watch at their channel at the link below. The concert video will gives fans an up-close and personal look at Shinedown’s world-class showmanship, backed by their biggest, most eye-popping production yet, amplified by the undeniable power of frontman Brent Smith’s voice. Additionally, the set will feature performances of crossover anthem “Get Up,” Explosive Rock Hit “Monsters,” “Attention Attention,” And “Devil” from their latest studio album, Attention Attention, out now via Atlantic Records, as well as other fan favorites from their long career.

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Shinedown Shares New Song “Atlas Falls”, Raises Money for Frontline Healthcare Workers


Rockers Shinedown is helping raise money and awareness for health workers responding to the coronavirus, have partnered with non-profit humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief. The band dug into their archives for the previously unreleased song ‘Atlas Falls,’ which will benefit Direct Relief, who are currently working to provide personal protective equipment and essential medical items, including protective masks, exam gloves, and isolation gowns, to U.S. and international health workers. The song is available now for download with the purchase of a special T-shirt. 100% of proceeds will go to Direct Relief, one of the largest providers of humanitarian medical resources in the world operating in the U.S. and in more than 100 countries around the world. The band is kicking this off with a$20,000 donation of their own to Direct Relief. Learn more about Direct Relief here, and check out the teaser for the song and find out you can get involved and support. Continue reading


Shinedown, 311 And Weezer Booked for The Third Annual SANDJAM Festival


Active Rock titans Shinedown, 311 and Weezer will headline the third edition of the SandJam annual rock music festival, set to take place April 24-26, 2020 at Panama City Beach, Florida’s M.B. Miller Pier. Twenty more prominent acts are scheduled to perform on two massive stages. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, November 29 at the link below.Continue reading


The Raven Age Shares “The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships” Video


Fresh off of their tour supporting Iron Maiden in the USA, has The Raven a new music video for the track ‘The Face That Launched A Thousand Ships’, taken from their recent Conspiracy. In a flurry a news, the band has signed a new record deal with Explorer Music, and announced a special headline show At The Dome, Tufnell Park, to be held on Friday 13th December. The band is currently on tour across Europe with Alter Bridge and Shinedown. Watch the video now!Continue reading


REVIEW: Shinedown – Papa Roach – Asking Alexandria – Savage After Midnight: Live at Lacrosse Center


Music, throughout history, has had a way of influencing the social behavior and norms found in human societies. Music is a universal language that is capable of bridging the gap between disparate people and entire social classes, cultures, and continents. Music can also be a tremendously personal thing, a song that has certain significance to one person may hold no meaning for the next. The current immeasurable dissonance in the social climate that spans the entire globe seems to push lost souls to seek comfort in music. In my humble Skullgurl opinion, that reason alone is why the world needs more bands like the four I saw on the second day of October 2019.Continue reading


Shinedown Shares New Music Video for “Attention Attention”


Shinedown has shared the new music video The album for the title track to their recent album Attention Attention (Atlantic Records) directed by Bill Yukich. It is the first full-length effort to be produced entirely by bassist Eric Bass. The 14-song release tells the story of a character who starts out defeated and slowly overcomes pain and personal struggles and becomes confident at the end. Continue reading