FESTIVAL PREVIEW: Welcome To Rockville 2022


Welcome To Rockville – America’s Largest Rock Festival–will kick off the Danny Wimmer Presents festival season in Daytona Beach, Florida Today! The top-notch talent includes headliners KISS, KORN, Guns N’ Roses, and Nine Inch Nails, plus appearances by 80+ additional bands including Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, The Smashing Pumpkins, Breaking Benjamin, Megadeth, Porno For Pyros (in place of Jane’s Addiction,) Papa Roach, Rise Against, Halestorm, In This Moment, Seether, Bush, and many more.

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Porno For Pyros to Perform Live for First Gig in 26 Years at Welcome To Rockville This Weekend


Jane’s Addiction, by Meg Loyal Photography

Jane’s Addiction, one of the near top of the bill bands at this weekend’s Welcome To Rockville Festival, has had to cancel its appearance in the last days before the fest. Guitarist and rock legend Dave Navarro has COVID-19. However, Porno For Pyros, featuring three-quarters of the Jane’s lineup, will step up and perform in their place. They will even play some Jane’s songs! It will be their first gig in over 26 years. The fest relayed this in a message to fans. Continue reading


Jose Mangin Signs a Multi-Year Deal with Danny Wimmer Presents Rock Festivals as Official Host and Live Correspondent


Big news at Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, creators of major US Rock and Metal festivals such as at Welcome To Rockville, Inkcarceration, Aftershock, and Louder Than Life! Jose “The Metal Ambassador” Mangin, an ever present force in metal culture between Sirius XM Radio and other gigs hjas signed on as Danny Wimmer Presents Rock Festivals as Official Host and Live Correspondent for those festivals.

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Welcome To Rockville Adds Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Giovannie and The Hired Guns, Whitechapel, Mike’s Dead, Stitched Up Heart, The Word Alive, Saul, Lacey Sturm, Crobot, and More!


Welcome to Rockville has announced a bunch of new bands for the upcoming 2022 festival! Joining the bill are Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Giovannie & The Hired Guns, Whitechapel, Mike’s Dead, Stitched Up Heart, The Word Alive, Saul, Lacey Sturm, Crobot, Superbloom, Redlight King, Devil’s Cut, Extinction A.D., The Dose, Moon Tooth, Cold Kingdom, and Crooked Teeth. The festival previously announced their 2022 headliners of Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Kiss, and Korn during the 2021 event. Those iconic bands will be joined by Jane’s Addiction, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Halestorm, In This Moment, Seether, Bush and many more. The poster and daily lineups can be seen below! The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, Florida, from May 19th-22nd, 2022. Passes are on sale now! Watch the official Welcome To Rockville announcement video!

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Brass Against’s Cover of “Wake Up” by Rage Against the Machine Heard in “Matrix Resurrections”


Brass Against’s cover of iconic Rage Against The Machine track “Wake Up” is featured in the new Matrix franchise sequel – Matrix Resurrections. The original track was featured over the end credits in the original Matrix and the track was also teased in the final trailer for the new film. The band is famous for their covers of major Rock and Metal bands using a massive Horn section. Brass Against was in the news recently in a viral story when singer Sophia Urista urinated on a fan at Welcome To Rockville festival 2021 in Daytona, Florida. She and the band have since apologized publicly. The band has been banned from ever performing at the location of the festival, Daytona Speedway, ever again. You can catch Brass Against in 2022 opening for Tool on their headline tour across Europe.

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Welcome to Rockville 2022 Books Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Kiss, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, The Smashing Pumpkins, Breaking Benjamin, Megadeth, and More!



Welcome to Rockville had previously announced their 2022 headliners of Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Kiss, and Korn during the 2021 event, and now they have revealed the entire lineup! Those iconic bands will be joined by Jane’s Addiction, Papa Roach, Rise Against, Halestorm, In This Moment, Seether, Bush and many more. The poster and daily lineups can be seen below! The event will take place at Daytona International Speedway In Daytona Beach, Florida, from May 19th-22nd, 2022. Passes are on sale now! Watch the official Welcome To Rockville announcement video!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “The Memory Remains” at Welcome to Rockville


Metallica headlined the recent edition of Welcome To Rockville! In addition to some hits and deep cuts, the band once again celebrated their 30th anniversary of The Black Album and performed that album in full, backwards. Rockville follows their appearances at Louder Than Life, and Aftershock; all produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. Watch pro-shot footage of the band performing “The Memory Remains” at Welcome To Rockville now!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Don’t Tread On Me” at Welcome to Rockville


Metallica headlined the recent edition of Welcome To Rockville! In addition to some hits and deep cuts, the band once again celebrated their 30th anniversary of The Black Album and performed that album in full, backwards. Rockville follows their appearances at Louder Than Life, and Aftershock; all produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. Watch pro-shot footage of the band performing the great deep cut “Don’t Tread On Me” at Welcome To Rockville now!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Damage Inc.” at Welcome to Rockville


Metallica just headlined the recent edition of Welcome To Rockville! In addition to some hits and deep cuts, the band once again celebrated their 30th anniversary of The Black Album and performed that album in full, backwards. Rockville follows their appearances at Louder Than Life, and Aftershock; all produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. Watch pro-shot footage of the band performing the great deep cut “Damage Inc.” at Welcome To Rockville now!

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Watch Pro-Shot Video of Metallica Performing “Enter Sandman” at Welcome to Rockville


Metallica just headlined the recent edition of Welcome To Rockville! In addition to some hits and deep cuts, the band once again celebrated their 30th anniversary of The Black Album and performed that album in full, backwards. Rockville follows their appearances at Louder Than Life, and Aftershock; all produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. Watch pro-shot footage of the band performing the iconic song “Enter Sandman” at Welcome To Rockville now!

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