The Punk Rock MBA Examines Why “Rock Is Dying”

The Punk Rock MBA has made a living (actually) on their ‘What Killed the Genre” series of videos on their YouTube channel. Now he has posted a new video making a case for the fact that Rock is Dying or already dead if you watch the video. He makes a fair, data-driven case. Of course, he is talking about mass appeal and popularity, the rock and metal underground has never been stronger in our opinion. He mentions Slipknot, Metallica, Tool, Blink-182, Ghost, Five Finger Death Punch, A Day To Remember, Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit, The Used, but also Travis Scott (and Kylie Jenner), Riot Fest, Download Festival, Self-Help Fest, Wacken Open Air, and more. Continue reading

Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Chevelle, The Used and More 3rd Annual Las Rageous Music Festival

Downtown Las Vegas’ premier rock concert experience, Las Rageous has announced their lineup and events schedule. Taking place Friday, October 18 & Saturday, October 19 at The Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Pre-Sale starts this on Wednesday, June 12 At 10:00 AM PT. Created by Live Nation, Las Rageous will feature performances from Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Chevelle, The Used, I Prevail, Dance Gavin Dance, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Beartooth, Fever 333, Whitechapel, While She Sleeps, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, He Is Legend, The Hu, Shvpes, and more and more on the F and U stages, along with brand new onsite experiences for 2019. Last year’s festival had over 20,000 in attendance. The official video announcement for Las Rageous can be seen at the video below. Continue reading

The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, and More Booked For Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival

If you are looking for a replacement for your summertime Warped Tour jones, this new tour might do the trick! Presented by Live Nation and SGE, The Rockstar Energy Drink Disrupt Festival boasts a bunch of punk, metalcore, indie artists and more such as The Used, Thrice, Circa Survive, Sum 41, The Story So Far, Atreyu, Sleeping With Sirens, Meg & Dia, Andy Black, Four Year Strong, Memphis May Fire, Trophy Eyes, Juliet Simms and Hyro The Hero. Tickets go on sale this Friday, March 29th at 10am local time. The 25-city rock roadshow of the summer will kick off June 21st in Dallas, TX at the Dos Equis Pavilion and make stops in Austin, Atlanta, Toronto, Denver and more, before wrapping July 28th in Albuquerque, NM at the Isleta Amphitheater. Continue reading

Warped Tour 2018 – The Final Run

It’s the final cross-country voyage of the Vans Warped Tour. Since 1995, the unofficial punk rock summer camp has introduced us all to iconic acts from Bad Religion to Katy Perry. Continue reading

Rock on the Range Live at Mapfre Stadium

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.

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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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FESTIVAL PREVIEW: ROCK ON THE RANGE 2018

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