MY FAVORITE CONCERT MEMORY: DJ Matt Stocks on Leeds Festival 2002

DJ Matt Stocks is the opening act for the upcoming Fireball sponsored Fuelling The Fire Tour with Less Than Jake, Goldfinger, and Save Ferris next month. In addition, opening support in each city will come from the contest winners of Fireball’s Hottest Band Competition for each city the tour hits. DJ Matt shares his Favorite Concert Memory ever with Ghost Cult, his time well spent at Leeds 2002! Continue reading

SOS Fest XII – Part I: Live at The Longfield Suite

Time for one of the highlights of my year, the rather excellent SOS festival. A festival envisioned 12 years ago by Lynne Hampson of Rocksector Records as an antidote to the plethora of family un-friendly festivals around at the time. Continue reading

FESTIVAL REVIEW: Chicago Open Air 2019

The rain. It’s been a thing this festival season, hasn’t it? But even with that said, Chicago Open Air Presents, which hasn’t seen a line up since 2017, pushed on through for their long awaiting festival fans who came to rock – rain or shine! And I’ll tell you: even with the rain, loyal fans pushed through those gates once those doors opened and ran towards that one main stage at the Seat Geek Stadium like it was the most anticipated event of their year. It was sad to see early bands like Vein and Code Orange get canceled by rain and the later start, but the safety of the fans has to come first.  It was awesome to see the stage relive its previous year’s glory with the sound of pure rock that could only come from some of the heaviest hitting metal/rock bands around. And the music did fly high above those storm clouds when Beartooth hit the stage that first day. Well-known Swedish bands like Meshuggah and a very artistic and melodic metal performance by Ghost was next, followed by long-awaited headliners System of A Down. SOAD had everyone, myself included, singing along to classics like ‘Aerials’, ‘B.Y.O.B’ amongst their thirty song setlist, and I’m pretty sure that by when they closed out with ‘Toxicity’ we were all out of breath and losing our vocal cords. Eh, it was worth it.

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Watch Papa Roach Cover “Firestarter” by The Prodigy at Sonic Temple Festival

Papa Roach performed at Sonic Temple Festival last night, as the replacement for The Prodigy. The band canceled their US tour after the death of frontman Keith Flint. Papa Roach frontman Jacoby Shaddix sent the song ‘Firestarter’ out to Flint’s memory. Watch it now! Continue reading

Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival Releases Running Order

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

UPDATED: Prodigy Vocalist Keith Flint, Dead At Age 49

We have some terrible news to share as Prodigy Frontman Keith Flint has been found dead at his home today. He was 49. According to a report from the BBC, the police were called to Flint’s home at Dunmow, Essex earlier today replying to concerns for his welfare. The police offered a statement which you can read below. At the moment, his death is not being treated as suspicious. Update: As confirmed by the bands’ /Instagram confirmed that Keith committed suicide.  Flint, part of the iconic group that popularized dance music coupled with the aggression of rock in 1990s, was about to embark on a tour of the USA next month, including major headling spots at festivals. They are best known for their international hit songs ‘Firestarter’, ‘Breathe’, and ‘Smack My Bitch Up’. We’ll keep following this story and share news as it develops. We send out sympathies to Keith’s bandmates, family, friends, and fans at this time.  If you or anyone you know is feeling hopeless without a way out, please contact  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at call 1-800-273-8255.

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Architects “Doomsday” Chosen As One of The Themes Of WWE NXT UK Event

Architects, enjoying a banner year with their new album Holy Hell (Epitaph), have been chosen as one of the themes of next months WWE NXT UK Event. ‘Doomsday’ will be one of the two themes with the other being The Prodigy featuring Ho99o9, ‘Fight Fire With Fire’. The news was announced in a tweet by Triple H, former star and current EVP of Events of WWE. Continue reading