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The official lineup and dates for the 4th annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival has finally been announced. Confirming much of what was leaked last week, DISTURBED, GODSMACK and MEGADETH will headline the main stage, joined by MACHINE HEAD, IN FLAMES, TRIVIUM, and many more bands. The tour will make a 26 date trek across the country beginning on July 9th at the San Manuel Amphitheater in San Bernardino, California. Go to www.rockstarmayhemfest.com and www.livenation.com for up-to-date ticketing information.
This summer’s mainstage artists, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, and MEGADETH, will be joined by a mix of the best hard rock and metal artists of today. IN FLAMES, MACHINE HEAD and TRIVIUM have grown through the ranks to now perform on the mainstage in rotating slots throughout the tour.
The JAGERMEISTER stage will feature UNEARTH, KINGDOM OF SORROW, RED FANG, and the winners of JAGERMEISTER Battle of the Bands. The Extreme Stage will spotlight SUICIDE SILENCE, ALL SHALL PERISH and STRAIGHT LINE STITCH.
The 2011 ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK MAYHEM FESTIVAL will also feature ROCKSTAR METAL MULISHA JUMP TEAM, the World’s Greatest Freestyle Motocross team.
“Strap yourself in and hold on tight, cuz this ride goes reeeeeal fassst this summer,” exclaims GODSMACK vocalist Sully Erna. “Godsmack/Disturbed, Mayhem Festival!! Can't Fu@?kin' wait!!!”
Mainstage guitarist Dan Donnegan of DISTURBED emotes, “DISTURBED is looking forward to being part of the biggest summer tour in the U.S. this year. It's been years since we shared the stage with GODSMACK and we've been wanting to team up with them and join forces for a longtime. MEGADETH has been a big inspiration to us and we are looking forward to the other bands rounding out what seems to be a solid bill.” More...
Update: Check out the official announcement here.
While the official announcement has yet to be made, initial details about the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 are being reported around the 'net. Blabbermouth.net reports that Disturbed and Godsmack are rumored to be headlining this summer's touring festival, which will kick off in early July.
Here's the initial Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 lineup (more to be announced):
Rotating Opening Slot On Main Stage:
STRAIGHT LINE STITCH
ALL SHALL PERISH
KINGDOM OF SORROW
A tip we received also indicates that Red Fang will be part of the lineup.
A total of 13 acts are expected to appear on the bill.
The Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival 2011 tour dates appear to be:
Jul. 09 - San Bernardino, CA @ San Manuel Amphitheatre
Jul. 10 - San Francisco, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre
Jul. 12 - Seattle, WA @ White River Amphitheater
Jul. 13 - Boise, ID @ Idaho Center Amphitheatre
Jul. 15 - Phoenix, AZ @ Cricket Wireless Pavilion
Jul. 16 - Albuquerque, NM @ Hard Rock Casino Presents: The Pavilion
Jul. 17 - Denver, CO @ Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Jul. 19 - St. Louis, MO @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Jul. 20 - Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Jul. 22 - Boston, MA @ Comcast Center
Jul. 23 - Montreal, QUE @ Parc Jean Drapeau
Jul. 24 - Hartford, CT @ The Comcast Theatre
Jul. 27 - Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center
Jul. 29 - Pittsburgh, PA @ First Niagara Pavilion
Jul. 30 - Washington, DC @ Jiffy Lube Live
Jul. 31 - Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 02 - Virginia Beach, VA @ Verizon Wireless V. Beach Amphitheater
Aug. 03 - Raleigh, NC @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion at Walnut Creek
Aug. 05 - Chicago, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
Aug. 06 - Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Aug. 07 - Indianapolis, IN @ Verizon Wireless Music Center
Aug. 09 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Zoo Amphitheatre
Aug. 10 - Dallas, TX @ Superpages.com Center
Aug. 12 - Atlanta, GA @ Lakewood Amphitheatre
Aug. 13 - Tampa, FL @ 1-800-Ask-Gary-Amphitheatre
Aug. 14 - West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheater
Please bear in mind, this is not yet official. The official announcement will be made on Monday, January 31st.
A new video trailer has been posted online promoting the forthcoming 2011 edition of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While no bands have been announced several sites are citing the following bands and acts that are rumored to appear: Disturbed, Megadeth, Godsmack
In Flames, Trivium, Machine Head and Unearth. An official announcement is expected shortly.
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna has posted the first music video from his debut solo album. The video is for the song "Sinner's Prayer" and is included on his debut solo album, titled "Avalon." "Avalon" was released on September 14, 2010.
You can view the video below:
Five Finger Death Punch has checked in with the following brief update about touring alongside Godsmack and Drowning Pool:
"We’re pleased to announce that 5FDP will be out on the road this Fall with a very seminal band, Godsmack. Drowning Pool will also be on the bill. Here are the first batch of dates. More are coming - this promises to be the most Sinister tour of the fall!"
The currently announced dates are as follows, with more expected to be announced shortly:
10/3 Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavillion
10/5 New York, NY Hammerstein Ballroom
10/6 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Center
10/8 Boston, MA Tsongas Center
10/9 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
10/10 Bangor, ME Waterfront Park
Sully Erna, vocalist of Godsmack, has revealed details regarding his upcoming solo album. The album, which has been titled as "Avalon," is the first solo album from the Godsmack frontman and is set for release on September 14th, 2010. The first single to be released from the album is scheduled to be "Sinner's Prayer" and will hit radio airwaves sometime in the coming weeks.
A tour is also planned for late 2010/early 2011.
Texan metal band Anew Revolution has announced the following tour dates and radio appearances:
7/14 Colorado Springs, CO @ Black Sheep KILO RADIO SHOW
7/16 Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory KHTQ SHOW w/Evans Blue
7/20 Sioux Falls, SD @ Rookies - KRRO Radio show
7/21 Maplewood, MN @ The Rock
7/22 Rockford, IL @ Bar 3
7/23 Cedar Falls, IA @ Spicoli's
7/24 Battle Creek, MI @ Planet Rock
7/29 Muskegon, MI @ The Blue Note
7/30 Garrett/Fort Wayne, IN @ Traxside
7/31 Saginaw, MI @ WKQZ SHOW ON HAMILTON ST. w/ Soil
8/1 Baldwin/Grand Rapids, MI @ Carnival of Chaos
8/14 Madison, WI @ Band Camp (w/ Godsmack, Sevendust)
8/22 Denver, CO @ The Marquis Theater w/ Volbeat
8/23 Salt Lake City, UT w/ Volbeat
8/24 Boise, ID @ The Knitting Factory w/ Volbeat
8/26 San Francisco, CA @ The Independent w/ Volbeat
8/27 Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues w/ Volbeat
Alice In Chains will be performing at the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally's "Rock 'n Rev" festival, which is set to take place from August 9th - 13th, 2010 in Sturgis, South Dakota. Other bands confirmed for the festival include Godsmack, Stone Temple Pilots, Wolfmother, Creed, Skillet, and More. Additional details on the festival can be found at this location.
Godsmack has premiered their highly anticipated and MMA-driven music video for "Cryin' Like A Bitch" on Vevo. The video features UFC champions Chuck Liddell, Rashad Evans, Brock Lesner, BJ Penn, and Matt Hughes brutally knocking out the competition and showcasing their raw strength while Godsmack performs the aggressive rock anthem in a warehouse. "Cryin' Like A Bitch" is the lead single off of the band's forthcoming release, "The Oracle," available in-stores and online May 4th.
The Oracle deluxe box set is now available for pre-order through BravadoUSA.com and includes CD/DVD package, bandana, patch, belt buckle, dogtags and black artwork t-shirt.
Check out the "Cryin' Like A Bitch" music video below:
HellYeah has announced the following US tour dates:
04/24 - Dr, Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
04/25 - Ladson , SC - Ladson Fairgrounds w/ Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Sevendust
05/01 - Orlando , FL - WJRR EARTH DAY Orlando - Tinker Field
w/ Korn, Papa Roach, Chevelle, Five Finger Death Punch
05/03 - Corpus Christi , TX - Concrete Street Amphitheater w/ Papa Roach
05/04 - Houston , TX - Warehouse Live w/ Papa Roach
05/05 - Dallas , TX - Palladium Ballroom w/ Papa Roach
05/07 - Oklahoma City , OK - Kattfest - Zoo Amphitheatre w/ Three Days Grace, Seether, Papa Roach, Puddle of Mudd, Violence to Vegas.
05/08 - Little Rock , AR - KDJE EDGEFEST Little Rock - Arkansas State Fair Complex w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Papa Roach.
05/09 - Lexington, KY - Rupp Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
05/11 - Madison, WI - Alliant Energy Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
5/14 - Council Bluffs, IA - KIWR Rockfest - Westfair Amphitheater w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool, Lacuna Coil
5/16 - Indianola, IA - KAZR Lazerfest - Indianola National Balloon Grounds w/ Godsmack, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch
05/18 - La Crosse, WI - La Crosse Center Arena w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/19 - Peoria, IL - Peoria Civic Center w/ Seether, Five Finger Death Punch, Drowning Pool and Lacuna Coil
05/22 - Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom w/ Seether
Godsmack is preparing to release their highly anticipated new album, "The Oracle," on May 4th. To build anticipation for the release, the band has unveiled a series of webisodes titled "The Making Of The Oracle," which follows the band through the recording process of their first studio album in four years.
Catch up on all four webisodes below and grab their single, "Cryin' Like A Bitch," on iTunes now.
Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature All That Remains discussing metal songs added to the Rock Band video game and the following lineup of videos:
Confide - "Such Great Heights"
Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
Bullet for My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
Children Of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
Lamb of God - "Laid to Rest"
A standalone metal-themed track pack for the "Rock Band" videogame series will be released on October 13th. The outing, dubbed "Rock Band: Metal Track Pack," will see a release at retail stores on the Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Playstation 2 and Wii and will feature the following track listing:
1. All That Remains - "Two Weeks"
2. At the Gates - "Blinded By Fear"
3. Black Tide - "Shockwave"
4. Blue Oyster Cult - "Transmaniacon MC"
5. Bullet For My Valentine - "Waking the Demon"
6. Children of Bodom - "Are You Dead Yet?"
7. Evile - "Thrasher"
8. Godsmack - "I Stand Alone"
9. The Haunted - "D.O.A."
10. Hawkwind - "Master Of The Universe"
11. I Mother Earth - "Levitate"
12. In This Moment - "Forever"
13. Judas Priest - "Screaming for Vengeance"
14. Lacuna Coil - "Closer"
15. Lamb Of God - "Laid to Rest"
16. Motorhead - "Killed by Death"
17. Nazareth - "Hair Of the Dog"
18. Queens of the Stone Age - "3's & 7's"
19. Rage Against The Machine - "Bulls On Parade"
20. Yngwie Malmsteen - "Red Devil"
Members of Crue fest II, including Shannon Larkin of Godsmack, Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, C.J. Pierce of Drowning Pool and John Allen of Charm City Devils will be the featured guests on the nationally syndicated radio show ROCKLINE on Monday night July 6, 2009 with host Bob Coburn at 8:30pm PT / 11:30pm ET. Fans are encouraged to call to speak with the guests at 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast go to ROCKLINE's site. Beginning in the evening of the following day, the show will be streamed for two weeks on our website.
The initial tour dates for Crue Fest 2 have just been announced. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks off on July 19, 2009 in Camden, NJ tours across North America and concludes on September 5th in Darien Lake, NY. Select dates go on sale to the public on March 20th, the remainder go on sale the 21st -- check www.CrueFest2.com and www.Motley.com for exact on-sale information and for tickets.
As previously reported, The follow-up to last summer's festival will feature Motley Crue with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and Charm City Devils.
Following the announcement, Motley Crue played a massive show at NYC's Madison Square Garden, which we've covered here.
In related news, Motley Crue and the Crue Fest 2 lead vocalists will perform “White Trash Circus” on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday, March 20th on ABC TV at 12:05 am/11:05c.
The latest Crue Fest 2 tour dates are as follows: More...
Highlights from Monday's Crue Fest 2 press conference have been posted online courtesy of Fuse TV. You can watch the video below.
As previously reported, this year's tour will feature Mötley Crüe with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and introduces Charm City Devils. More...
Mötley Crüe announced the lineup today for their second annual summer festival tour, Crüe Fest 2 at the Fuse TV studio in New York City. The follow-up to the most successful rock festival of last summer stars Mötley Crüe with Godsmack, Theory of a Deadman, Drowning Pool and introduces Charm City Devils.
In addition to announcing the 2009 line up, the Crüe debuted a new music video featuring members of all five Crüe Fest 2 bands performing the single “White Trash Circus.” During the announcement Mötley Crüe was joined on stage by Sully Erna of Godsmack, Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman, Ryan McCombs of Drowning Pool and John Allen of Charm City Devils. The single of this track featuring Mötley Crüe with these vocalists is available to radio today.
Crüe Fest 2, produced by Live Nation and kicking off on July 19th in Camden, NJ tours across North America and concludes on September 5th in Darien Lake, NY. Select dates go on sale to the public on March 20th, the remainder go on sale the 21st -- check www.CrueFest2.com and www.Motley.com for exact on-sale information and for tickets. Tickets are also available at on Live Nation's website at www.livenation.com. Additional details can be found by calling 818.748.9075.
Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx says, "This is what we imagined when we came up with the idea of Crüe Fest last summer – putting together the most kick ass bands on one bill for a day of rock. All of the bands on this tour compliment the others -- musically, theatrically and passionately."
Godsmack frontman Sully Erna conducted a brief video interview with RockerRazzi.com at the World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic Celebrity Invitational where he states that the band is currently working on a new album. The video can be viewed below. More...
"Get Thrashed: The Story Of Thrash Metal" will be released on DVD in August. The DVD features footage and interviews with thrash legends ranging from Metallica to Kreator to Hirax. You can read an interview with director Rick Ernst at this location.
The complete list of bands interviewed is as follows:
Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, Exodus, Godsmack, Hatebreed, Megadeth, Testament, Overkill, Death Angel, Shadows Fall, Meshuggah, In Flames, Strapping Young Lad, Stone Sour, Superjoint Ritual, Lamb of God, Vio-lence, Kreator, Sodom, Destruction , Nuclear Assault, Voivod, Chimaira, Biohazard, Fozzy/WWE Superstar Chris Jericho, Sepultura, Kittie, The Haunted, DRI, Soilwork, Killswitch Engage, Heathen, Hirax More...
ANOTHER ANIMAL — the band featuring GODSMACK members Tony Rombola on guitar, Robbie Merrill on bass and Shannon Larkin on drums — will release the second single from its self-titled debut album, "Fade Away," on May 13.
ANOTHER ANIMAL also includes original GODSMACK guitarist Lee Richards and former UGLY KID JOE frontman Whitfield Crane. Larkin told The Pulse of Radio that he personally wanted to bring Crane into the band to repay him for giving Larkin a job with UGLY KID JOE during the peak of that band's success. "He took me out of one of the darkest places in my life, when I was ready to just quit the music business," he said. "Well, Whit was in his own dark place, so I got to call him and say, 'Dude, guess what? I have this side project, so I'm offering you a chance now to be back on a major label and get your voice on the radio again. I was able to return a favor that was life-changing for me."
"Another Animal" has sold sold 23,000 copies in the United States since its October 2007 release, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
ANOTHER ANIMAL last year completed a U.S. tour with labelmates ALTER BRIDGE.
Fan-filmed video footage of ANOTHER ANIMAL performing the song "Broken Again" at the Irving Plaza in New York City on October 16, 2007 can be viewed below. More...