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The Graspop Metal Meeting festival, held annually in the small Belgian town of Dessel, has become one of the highlights of the metal calendar, along with such festivals as Wacken Open Air and Hellfest and this year, the event proved how successful it is by celebrating it's twentieth edition. It was certainly a special way to mark the occassion, booking a number of bands who had never played the festival before but who fans had been clamouring to see. It has always traditionally catered to head bangers of all ages, bringing in bands from the early days of metal to the stars of today, as well as up and comers. Before we go any further, it should be noted that due to scheduling conflicts, some big names either will not be covered in this review, or only mentioned briefly, so don't be disappointed if your favourite band doesn't get the treatment you want, if at all. So, with all that said, just how good can a metal festival in the Flemish region be? Read on, MacDuff.
Arriving on the Thursday, the camp site seemed to be smoother than ever to get in to than previous years. Whether this is because the staff have further improved the planning of the grounds, metal heads have become friendlier over the past four years, or because I've been put on medication since my last visit, we'll never know. Anyway, the general atmosphere at Graspop was, as per usual, a very relaxed one, with people from all over the world coming to listen to and celebrate the music they love so dearly. There are some bands performing on this day too, mostly cover acts such as The Art of Pantera and Diolegacy. It's a good way to get introduced to the festival grounds, get some tokens (imagine Disney money but with skulls on,) and familiarise yourself with the stages, food stalls and the cafe, which is more of a pub with Warlock on full blast.
On to the most important thing however, the music. Kicking off the main stage, or rather, the second main stage as the festival now has two, was hard rock supergroup, The Dead Daisies. The band features a collective of solid names such as Marco Mendoza, Dizzy Reed and former Motley Crue vocalist, John Corabi. Looking at the bands on the members resume such as Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy and Whitesnake, their good time, hard rocking sound was pretty much what one would expect. This does not, however, stop them from doing their job of getting people on their feet, putting smiles on faces and generally bringing a great vibe to the event that is so vital in making sure a festival gets off to a good start. They're not just a party act either, they've got some genuinly good songs and a number of people seemed to be a little surprised how much they enjoyed the set. Bottom line: If you want to party like it's 1985, go see the Dead Daisies. You'll be glad you did. More...
Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3rd & 4th, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region’s culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup.
The music lineup includes Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, and many more.
Discounted tickets, VIP, hotel and camping packages for Louder Than Life are available today through Friday, June 26 at 11:59 AM ET at this location.
Louder Than Life is expanding in 2015 by adding another stage. This year’s bands will perform on four stages, while attendees will enjoy bourbon exhibitions and sampling, along with more than 70 food and beverage vendors that will help celebrate the bourbon culture and culinary heritage of this unique American city. The band lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, ZZ Top, Godsmack, Shinedown, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Breaking Benjamin, 3 Doors Down, Bring Me The Horizon, Seether, Chevelle, Collective Soul, Of Mice & Men, Black Stone Cherry, Hollywood Undead, Atreyu, Sevendust, Skid Row, Kentucky Headhunters, Tremonti, Hinder, Issues, We Came As Romans, Saint Asonia, Nothing More, 10 Years, Butcher Babies, Starset, We Are Harlot, Beartooth, Turbowolf, The Temperance Movement, Marmozets, Art of Dying, Aranda, Glorious Sons, Dorothy, Like A Storm, Kill It Kid, All Them Witches, Whiskey Myers, Jelly Roll, Red Sun Rising, Goodbye June, Raveneye, Cilver, Romantic Rebel.
ZZ Top’s Billy F. Gibbons says, “We’re amping up about making the show at Louisville’s Louder Than Life. It’s a win/win/win with rockin' and rollin,' terrific cuisine, and downright downable drinks. Even while performing we'll make way to check it out.” More...
The first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival will take place September 18th - 20th, 2015 at Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ and feature music from Godsmack, Slash, Lita Ford, Stone Temple Pilots, Puddle of Mudd, and more. The festival's organizers had this to say:
"In the 'age of the festival' – whether it be for food trucks, music festivals, beer festivals, etc. – several things are often left desired. Event-goers want fun for all ages, including entertainment that the entire family can enjoy, with activities, music, and refreshments available throughout the event. What if you could experience all of those things, with a classic carnival experience, FREE food truck competition featuring 40+ trucks, four stages of continuous live music from chart-topping, Grammy-winning artists, beer gardens, pro-wrestling, and more, all in one weekend?
"This September 18th, 19th and 20th, the first annual Food Truck & Rock Carnival comes to Oak Ridge Park in Clark, NJ – and believe it or not – features all of the above and more! In addition to celebrating the rock n’ roll lifestyle, the Food Truck & Rock Carnival includes fun for all ages and walks of life.
"Several Food Truck & Rock Carnival activities will offer FREE admission to all, with daily events including live music, GCW pro-wrestling, food truck competitions, karaoke and discount, high-energy amusement rides. The event will also include a special vendor village."
Fozzy has announced that the band will be joining legendary rock outfit Slash (ft. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators) for a handful of select dates this May.
The band is currently wrapping up a headlining tour in Europe and is excited to return to the states on the strength of newest album "Do You Wanna Start A War," which was released last Summer on Century Media.
In addition to the dates with Slash, Fozzy will also be performing on the fifth annual Kiss Kruise, scheduled to take place from October 30th to November 3rd. Speaking on the announcement of these massive shows, Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho comments: More...
Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators is back with the thunderous new album "World On Fire," which is out digitally via iTunes and will see CD release this coming October 13th, 2014. Pre-orders are available at this location.
You can watch the lyric video for "World On Fire" below (sorry, the short sighted people in the music industry who don't understand the digital age didn't make it available in all countries), and Slash will also be taking his show on the road in a big, arena-sized way later this year. These are the dates:
28 Nov - Phones4U Arena, Manchester
29 Nov - First Direct Arena, Leeds
01 Dec - Lg Arena, The NEC, Birmingham
02 Dec - SEE Arena, Wembley, London
04 Dec - SSE Hydro, Glasgow More...
In 1993 Guns N’ Roses guitarist, Slash, put together another band. He needed a side project, a distraction. He needed a break from Guns N’ Roses. Slash’s Snakepit would release two albums, with the first selling over one million copies. That is one successful side project. More...
This week a new video from Sammy Hagar and Friends and a rock and roll hair flashback that goes way, way back. It’s been 25 years since the classic Sam Kinison version of “Wild Thing.” Putting these two videos together confirms what I’ve suspected: EVERYTHING has changed since 1988! More...
Roadrunner Records is currently offering a 10 track digital sampler album as a free download. You can get the tracks over at Amazon.co.uk here. The track listing is:
1. Absolute Zero Stone Sour
2. Black Tongue Mastodon
3. Bruane Brenn Kvelertak
4. Witchtripper Down
5. Live It Up Airbourne
6. Anastasia Slash
7. White Trash Millionaire Black Stone Cherry
8. In Due Time Killswitch Engage
9. Ghost Walking Lamb Of God
10. Chaos Lives In Everything (feat. Skrillex) Korn More...
Recently in Hollywood, CA, Anthrax - headlining the Metal Alliance Tour - played to a sold-out crowd at the House of Blues.
But the fans got a little more than Anthrax playing the "Among The Living" album front-to-back, or songs from the just-released covers EP, "Anthems" (reviewed here).
Joining Anthrax on stage for the AC/DC cover of "T.N.T." was none other than Slash, who played lead on the song, and then, later in the show, Chuck D came out for "Bring The Noise," the song Anthrax and Public Enemy recorded together in 1991.
Also in the House were Slayer's Kerry King, John Tempesta from The Cult, Justin Chandellor from Tool, Dethklok/Metalocalpyse's Brendon Small, and actor/musician Brian Posehn.
The Metal Alliance Tour, that also features Exodus, High on Fire, Municipal Waste and Holy Grail, will be touring the country through late April. Remaining dates are below. More...
The line-up for the first ever Ozzfest Japan - set for Saturday, May 11th and Sunday, May 12th, 2013 at the Makuhari Messe arena just outside of Tokyo - has now expanded with Tool, Slash, Deftones, and Stone Sour joining previously announced headliners Black Sabbath and Slipknot.
“We’ve assembled an amazing lineup for the first ever Ozzfest Japan. Black Sabbath, Slipknot, Tool, Slash, what more could you ask for?” says Sharon Osbourne “And we still have plenty of surprises to come. The Ozzfest Japan line-up will rival any of our previous festivals.”
“It took a long time for Ozzfest to come to Japan but I know the fans here are going to feel it was worth the wait,” Massy Hayashi of Hayashi International Promotions says. “Of course, any time you have living legends like Black Sabbath on stage you know it is going to be a memorable event.” Last year, Hayashi International Promotions produced the sold-out one-day punk rock festival Air Jam at Yokohama Stadium.
Tickets pre-reservation started on November 25th and ticket prices are as follows: single-day tickets are JPY 14,000, weekend passes are JPY 27,000, and weekend passes including an official festival t-shirt are JPY 30,000. All prices include consumption tax, box office commission, and ticket printing fees. The latest information on Ozzfest can be found at this location. More...
Slash is back into the animated video world, this time for his song “Bad Rain”, the latest single from his album ‘Apocalyptic Love.’ More...
Germany's Edguy has checked in with the following announcement about heading down to South America for several live shows with Slash:
"South America has always meant something special to Edguy and their crew. For more than ten years Edguy have toured the continent in support of each album and even though some fans were afraid it wouldn't happen this time, Edguy's booking agency finally announces a short tour of Brazil.
"Some more dates may follow depending on the schedule. Confirmed shows are:
4.11. Brasilia - Opera Hall
6.11. Sao Paulo - Espaco das Americas
7.11. Curitiba - Master Hall
"Edguy will be heading out with ex-Guns'n Roses guitarist Slash and his band!"
A number of rock and metal musicians have posted tributes online to Beastie Boys rapper, bassist and co-founder, Adam Yauch, aka "MCA." Yauch passed away earlier today at the age of 47. The cause of death is presently unknown, though it suspected to be linked to his run in with cancer in 2009, for which he underwent surgery. Yauch was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame along with his other Beastie Boys bandmates and other acts including Guns N Roses and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers, who dedicated their performance to absent Yauch.
Some of the hard rock tributes read as follows:
Slash: "Sad day. MCA was fucking awesome. RIP man. We'll miss you very much."
Anthrax: "RIP MCA. Cancer, you're an asshole.
Megadeth frontman, Dave Mustaine: "Rest In Peace Adam ‘MCA’ Yauch of the Beastie Boys. My condolences to his family and friends." More...
Jim Marshall, the man dubbed the "father of loud," who founded the iconic Marshall guitar amplifiers has passed away at the age of eighty eight. The cause of death has not yet been revealed. Guitar hero Slash, formerly of Guns N Roses, has posted a message online via Twitter which reads:
"The news of Jim Marshall passing is deeply saddening. R & R will never be the same w/out him. But, his amps will live on FOREVER!"
A message has also been posted online on the official Marshall website, which reads:
"It is with profound sorrow that we announce the passing of our beloved founder and leader for the past 50 years, Jim Marshall. While mourning the Guv’nor though, we also salute a legendary man who led a full and truly remarkable life.
"Jim’s ascent into the history books as ‘the Father of Loud’ and the man responsible for ‘the Sound of Rock’ is a true rags-to-riches tale. Cruelly robbed of his youth by tubercular bones, Jim rose to become one of the four forefathers responsible for creating the tools that allowed rock guitar as we know and love it today to be born. The ground breaking quartet also included the late, great trio of Leo Fender, Les Paul and Seth Lover – together with Jim, they truly are the cornerstones of all things rock.
"In addition to the creation of the amps chosen by countless guitar heroes and game changing bands, Jim was also an incredibly humble and generous man who, over the past several decades, has quietly donated many millions of pounds to worthy causes."
Read the full article at www.jimmarshall.co.uk.
Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash posted a preview of the new music video for the new single "You're A Lie." The track appears on his forthcoming new solo album "Apocalyptic Love," which is due out on May 21, 2012.
Check out the preview here:
The full lineup has now been announced for Rocklahoma, which takes place May 25-27 at “Catch the Fever” Festival Grounds in Pryor, OK. The Rocklahoma lineup is as follows:
Rob Zombie, Chickenfoot, Creed, Megadeth, Slash, Queensrÿche, Chevelle, Jackyl, Theory of a Deadman, Hellyeah, Puddle of Mudd, P.O.D., Volbeat, The Darkness, 10 Years, Cavo, Adelitas Way, Black Stone Cherry, Pop Evil, Trivium, Red, Redlight King, Art of Dying, Aranda, Janus, New Medicine, James Durbin, Eve to Adam, Falling In Reverse, Rival Sons, Anti Mortem, Gypsy Pistoleros, Lillian Axe, Wildstreet, Firstryke, Black Tora, Sunset Riot, The Glitter Boys, Fist of Rage, Switchblade, Scarlett, S.E.X. Department, Ragdoll, Down & Dirty, Hessler, Lynam, Diemonds, Ruff Justice, Soulicit, Rocker Lips, Mine Enemies Fall, Echo Vendetta, A Good Fight, Sweatin’ Bullets, Through the Thorns, Absence of Ink, For the Broken, EchoFuzz, Shotgun Rebels, Stun, Dagger, Unwritten Rulz, Desi & Cody, David Castro Band, McCuin, We the Ghost, Tiranico, Baron Von Swagger, TwoFold, Aformatic, Delay the Day, and Jamco Industries. More...
American nu metal veterans Limp Bizkit have been confirmed as the final headliner for this year's edition of Belgiums largest heavy metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting. Also newly confirmed for the festival are Behemoth, Black Label Society, Godsmack, Slash and All Shall Perish, while the organisers have also announced that Young Guns and Lagwagon have pulled out of the event. Graspop Metal Meeting will take place in Dessel, Belgium from June 22nd - 24th and will feature the following lineup, with more to be announced shortly:
Ozzy Osbourne and friends (Headliner)
Limp Bizkit (Headliner)
Guns N Roses (Headliner)
All Shall Perish
August Burns Red
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Children Of Bodom
Saxon has issued the following announcement about performing in Bangkok with Slash:
"Date in Bangkok announced! Saxon will play on the 10th of March a show in Bangkok with their friend of many years Slash and support him at the Impact Exhibition Hall 2. Get you tickets at this location."
In other recent Saxon news, the group canceled a string of Australian dates, and also announced "Call To Arms" will be the title of the band's upcoming album.
Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne has revealed that dates for his forthcoming 2011 United States tour. Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash will be opening for Ozzy Osbourne on all the anounced 2011 dates.
Ozzy Osbourne 2011 U.S. tour dates:
January 16 – Qwest Center – Omaha, NE
January 18 – Toyota Center – Houston, TX
January 20 – American Airlines Center – Dallas, TX
January 22 – Sprint Center – Kansas City, MO
January 24 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX
January 26 – Comerica Theatre – Phoenix, AZ
January 28 – Mandalay Bay Resort – Las Vegas, NV
February 1 – Gibson Amphitheatre – Los Angeles, CA
February 3 – HP Pavilion – San Jose, CA
February 5 – Tacoma Dome – Tacoma, WA
February 8 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO
February 10 – BOK Center – Tulsa, OK
February 12 – The Palace of Auburn Hills – Detroit, MI
February 14 – wireless Center – Moline, IL
February 16 – Bridgestone Arena – Nashville, TN
February 18 – St Pete Times Forum – Tampa, FL
February 20 – BankAtlantic Center – Fort Lauderdale, FL
British heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne will be touring North America once again in january, where he will be joined by the equally recognisable, Slash (Velvet Revolver/former Guns N Roses guitarist.) Tickets are expected to go on sale through Ticketmaster this week.
The initial tour dates are as follows (more to be announced shortly):
January 16 – Omaha, NE – Qwest Center
January 22 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
February 1 - Universal City, CA - Gibson Amphitheatre
February 3 - San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion
February 5 - Tacoma Dome - Tacoma, WA
February 14 - i wireless Center - Moline, IL