Dumb and Dumbest Episode #368: Humor and Promoting Your Band

Now more than ever, injecting humor into your content marketing matters. Matt and Curtis break this topic down on the pod. Dumb and Dumbest Episode #368 is streaming now and it’s all about Humor and Promoting Your Band! Dumb and Dumbest is hosted by Matt Bacon (Dropout Media, Ripple Music, Prophecy Productions), Publicist Curtis Dewar (Dewar PR) and Keith Chachkes (Ghost Cult/BDWE Media). In addition to the podcast, Matt, Curtis, and Keith all host The Music Marketing Challenges: low-cost, super high-value private training to bands and artists.  And we just launched a Get hands-on practical experience to market your band like a pro today! DM Matt or Curtis at the links below for details Continue reading


Tool Has Postponed the First Leg of Their Upcoming North American Tour

Tool has announced due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, the band has been forced to cancel the first leg of their upcoming North American Tour. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band shared the news on their Facebook and other social networks. They continue to tour in support of their global smash album, the Grammy Award-winning Fear Inoculum (Tool Disecctional/RCA). Check out our review and photos from the first leg here! Continue reading

Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, Organizers are “Assessing the Situation Very Carefully”

With a rash of postponements and cancellations, Danny Wimmer Presents, the company that puts on North America’s largest commercial Rock and Metal fests Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, is advising caution and still figuring out what do do with the upcoming editions of the popular spring festivals. A number of festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella and Stagecoach have been pushed to October, while South By Southwest was canceled. Earlier today, Danny Wimmer Presentscommented: Continue reading

Watch Drumcam Footage of Tool’s Danny Carey Performing “Pneuma” from “Fear Inoculum”

Drum stick company Vic Firth has shared exclusive drumcam footage of their signature artist Danny Carey performing ‘Pneuma’ with Tool. The video is from Tool’s Boston date of its Grammy-Award winning album and global hit record, Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional/RCA). Continue reading

Metallica Pulls Out of Sonic Temple and Louder than Life Fests, Citing Personal Issues

Metallica has pulled out of their upcoming expected headline gigs at Sonic Temple this spring and Louder than Life next fall. This is due to James Hetfield’s ongoing recovery work and a need to prioritize his personal self-care, which has suffered in recent years. The band will honor all other shows this year, including Welcome To Rockville. Tool and The Red Hot Chili Peppers will step in for both festivals. James has made a personal apology statement to fans on the news. Continue reading

Tool Books New North American Tour Dates

Hot on the heels of their concluding sold-out tour of Australia, Tool has announced a new run of North American tour dates. The band recently won a Grammy Award 2020 Best Metal Performance for their song ‘7empest’ from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum (Tool Dissectional). Tickets for the above dates are on-sale this Friday, Feb. 28 at 10 am local time, with the exception of Sioux Falls and St. Louis which are on-sale at 12 noon local time. A limited number of VIP packages are available exclusively to TOOL Army members via Toolband.com/vip-package this Wednesday, Feb. 26 at 10 am local time. Blonde Redhead opens April 16 to May 5; The Acid Helps opens May 29 to June 23 (except Bonnaroo performance). Author & Punisher will open the already announced dates.  Continue reading

Watch Tool Perform “7empest” Live for the First Time

Tool performed their Grammy-winning song “7empest” from their acclaimed 2019 album Fear Inoculum yesterday in Sydney Australia where they performed at Qudos Bank Arena.“7empest”, The track won the “Best Metal Performance” Grammy at the 62nd annual ceremony, which was held last month in Los Angeles. Continue reading