Do you know how to tell a story with your band, in order to help engage fans and be more interesting? Check out Episode 66 of the Dumb and Dumbest Podcast- Interview for the scoop on how the hell to do this correctly, and who some of the experts are (hints: Henry Rollins, Dave Grohl, Ghost, Skrillex). The new episode is streaming right now, hosted as always by music executive Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions) and Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR), and hosted here at Ghost Cult. Continue reading
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More artists have come up as part of the forthcoming Guitar Hero Live video game, out this fall.
Halestorm – “Love Bites (So Do I)”
Tenacious D – “Tribute”
Beartooth – “I Have A Problem”
Pearl Jam – “Mind Your Manners”
Rise Against – “Tragedy + Time”
Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”
Anthrax – “Got The Time”
Architects – “Gravedigger”
Chevelle – “The Clincher”
A Day To Remember – “Right Back At It Again”
Songs already announced for the game include:
Deftones – “Diamond Eyes”
Marilyn Manson – “Disposable Teens”
The Black Keys – “Gold on the Ceiling”
Blitz Kids – “Sometimes”
Killswitch Engage – “In Due Time”
Mastodon – “High Road”
Bring Me The Horizon – “Shadow Moses”
Of Mice & Men – “Bones Exposed”
Trivium – “Strife”
System of a Down – “Chop Suey!”
Black Veil Brides – “In The End”
Rage Against the Machine – “Guerrilla Radio”
Judas Priest – “Breaking the Law”
Pantera – “Cowboys From Hell”
Royal Blood – “Little Monster”
Vista Chino – “Sweet Remain”
Marmozets – “Move Shake Hide”
Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Higher Ground”
The Pretty Reckless – “Going to Hell”
Alter Bridge – “Cry of Achilles”
Ed Sheeran – “Sing”
Fall Out Boy – “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)”
Gary Clark, Jr. – “Don’t Owe You a Thang”
Green Day – “Nuclear Family”
The Killers – “When You Were Young”
The Lumineers – “Ho Hey”
My Chemical Romance – “Na Na Na”
Pierce the Veil – “King for a Day” (feat. Kellin Quinn)
The Rolling Stones – “Paint it Black”
Skrillex – “Bangarang”
The War on Drugs – “Under the Pressure”
Sleigh Bells – “Bitter Rivals”
Alt-J – “Left Hand Free”
Broken Bells – “Leave It Alone”
Ruin Your Weekend Track listing:
02: Ruin Your Weekend
03: She’s Alone
04: One Eye
The band will taking part at Free Press Summer Festival in Houston, TX on June 6 and 7, 2015, alongside other artists such as Mastodon, Skrillex and Weezer.
The Guitar Hero video game franchise is relaunching its line this fall with a new installment called Guitar Hero Live, where it has been reworked to now feature a live action experience and focuses solely on guitars this time around. A new guitar peripheral has been announced to go along with the game and features two rows of three buttons to offer a different experience that will allow for basic chord patterns on higher difficulties.
Artists confirmed to be part of the game this time around include:
The Black Keys
Fall Out Boy
My Chemical Romance
Gary Clark, Jr.
The War on Drugs
The Rolling Stones
Pierce The Veil
Lollapolooza South America has released its respective lineups for their Chile, Brazil and Argentina editions, each happening in March 2015.
The Santiago, Chile stop will be happening on March 14-15, 2015 at O’Higgins Park and the bill will feature Jack White, Kings Of Leon, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins and Foster The People topping the bill. Other acts confirmed to perform include Kasabian, The Kooks, Interpol, Bastille, NOFX, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, as well as Chilean artists Congreso, Jorge Gonzalez, Fernando Milagros, Astro and Pedropiedra.
The Buenos Aires, Argentina stop will be happening on March 21-22, 2015 at Hippodromo de San Isidro and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Nicky Romero, as well as Argentinian artists Pedro Aznar, Zero Kill and Maxi Trusso.
The Sao Paolo, Brazil stop will be happening on March 28-29, 2015 at Autodromo de Interlagos and the bill will feature Jack White, Pharrell Williams, Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, The Smashing Pumpkins, Foster The People, Kasabian, Bastille, Alt-J, Interpol, Major Lazer, St. Vincent, Marina and the Diamonds, as well as Brazilian artists Pitty and Banda do Mar.
In related news, Lollapalooza has announced their German edition in Berlin, happening September 12-13, 2015 at Tempelhof Airport. The Chicago edition is happening on July 31-August 2, 2015.