26: Greenville, SC @ Radio Room
27: Atlanta, GA @ The Drunken Unicorn
28: Charlotte, NC @ The Rabbit Hole NOV
11: Amityville, NY @ Revolution Bar & Music Hall
16: New Baltimore, MI @ Diesel Concert Lounge
18: Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
23: Montreal, QC @ Petit Campus
24: Toronto, ON @ The Rockpile
25: Quebec City, QC @ L’Anti Bar & Spectacles DEC
15: Katy, TX @ The Wildcatter Saloon
HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: PAPA ROACH
“Who Do You Trust”
“Born For Greatness” PLUGGED IN: DEE SNIDER “American Made”
GHOST “Dance Macabre”
GRETA VAN FLEET “When The Curtain Falls” GUEST: SHINEDOWN “Get Up” THREE SONG SEG
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “When The Seasons Change”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain” ASK LZZY
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken”
DISTURBED “Are You Ready” DIRT
BAD WOLVES ft. DIAMANTE “Hear Me Now” GUEST: AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
THREE DAYS GRACE “Infra-Red”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
THRICE “The Grey” GUEST: BEARTOOTH “Disease”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room”
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade” GUEST: SHIM “Hallelujah” What’s In Lou’s Mp3 Player?
CHEVELLE “Sleep Walking Elite”
XL BADFLOWER “Ghost”
BAD WOLVES “Hear Me Now” ft. DIAMANTE
DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
GRETA VAN FLEET “When the Curtain Falls”
NOTHING MORE “Just Say When”
SHINEDOWN “Get Up”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
ASKING ALEXANDRIA “Alone In A Room”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
THE GLORIOUS SONS “S.O.S.”
THRICE “The Grey”
SM ADELITAS WAY “Still Hungry”
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE “Letting You Go”
FOZZY “Burn Me Out”
GODSMACK “When Legends Rise”
JONATHAN DAVIS “Basic Needs”
NONPOINT “Chaos and Earthquakes”
PARKWAY DRIVE “Prey”
RED SUN RISING “Veins”
RIVAL SONS “Do Your Worst” - ADD
THE FEVER 333 “Made An America” - ADD
WILSON “Like A Baller” - ADD
Good morning Radicals! Hope everyone had a great weekend. Let’s start the week off right with some fresh music news in Dirt:
Disturbed frontman David Draiman was asked in a new interview with German outlet Deutsche Welle about his decision to remove his signature double piercings from his chin, both of which were customized for his face. Draiman replied, “They’re kind of a pain in the butt, to be honest. It just felt kind of weird walking around like a 45-year-old Hot Topic kid . . . I just felt it was time.”
Draiman was doing the interview on behalf of the band’s new album, Evolution. He recently described the LP as Disturbed’s version of Metallica‘s breakthrough 1991 “black album,” which took that band to a new level of success and mainstream popularity.
Draiman explained, “It’s simply a matter of something that every rock and every metal band aspires to — they all want to write that record that takes them to the next level. And that’s what the ‘Black Album’ did for Metallica and that’s what I’m hoping this record does for us.”
Evolution is due out this Friday, October 19th. The band released a new song from the disc over the weekend called “The Best Ones Lie.” It follows previous songs “Are You Ready” and “A Reason To Fight.”
Disturbed recently announced the 26 initial North American cities that will be part of the first leg of the band’s early 2019 Evolution tour, but have not finalized the exact dates or venues yet.
Chevelle has shared a song called “In Debt To The Earth” that appears on the trio’s upcoming collection, 12 Bloody Spies: B-Sides And Rarities. The track was initially an iTunes bonus tune for the band’s 2007 album Vena Sera and is described as “vintage Chevelle.”
Frontman Pete Loeffler told us how the collection of hard-to-find songs came together: ”It’s something that my brother Sam (Loeffler, drummer) and I have been talking about for years. Just kind of putting everything together, you know, B-sides. We left a few things off, but you know, this is a lot of it. This is 12 songs that didn’t really see a whole lot of daylight. This was a good way to give some of the diehards, you know, a place to go to have everything kind of summed up in a nice little package.”
12 Bloody Spies will be released on October 26th. The Chicago trio announced its arrival by sending letters to 12 of their biggest fans. The collection spans everything from an acoustic version of “Sleep Apnea,” off 2009′s Sci-Fi Crimes, to an unearthed bonus track titled “Until You’re Reformed” from the now-classic Wonder What’s Next LP to “A Miracle,” recorded as a bonus track for The North Corridor in 2016.
Chevelle will take the stage at Buzzfest in The Woodlands, Texas on October 27th.
Ozzy Osbourne underwent another surgery on Friday (October 12th) for an infection in his right hand that forced the singer to postpone four West Coast concerts — three in California and one in Las Vegas — and reschedule them for 2019.
Ozzy’s wife and manager Sharon Osbourne spoke about Ozzy’s condition during Friday morning’s edition of the CBS-TV program The Talk. She explained exactly what happened to Ozzy, saying, “(He) had a little cut on his thumb. You know when you pull the side of your nail, and he just left it. And then he hit it on a door. It started to get bigger and bigger, and then his middle finger, the same thing happened.”
She continued, “From a tiny thing here on the side of his nail, it had turned into two different infections in his hand.” Sharon added, “He had to have this operation where they cut the side of his thumb and (the middle) finger and they had to get rid of the infection. It’s been from something you think is absolutely nothing. It’s unbelievable.”
All four postponed shows are part of Ozzy’s “No More Tours 2,” a trek billed as the 69-year-old singer’s official farewell to lengthy world tours after five decades. Sharon said Ozzy was unhappy about missing the gigs, remarking, “He’s so upset. He feels he’s let down his audience, but I hope that everyone understands, and he’s gonna be back.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase. Ozzy is next scheduled to perform in Europe and Australia in February and March of next year.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl invited a a 10-year-old boy onstage to play a cover version of Metallica‘s “Enter Sandman” with the Foos in Kansas City, Missouri on Friday night, October 12th. Grohl called up Collier Cash Rule on stage and asked him if he could play guitar. The boy responded that he was a Metallica fan who knew how to play “a lot of Metallica songs” and proceeded to play the main riff to “Enter Sandman,” with the band joining in for a verse and chorus. Rule then played excerpts from “Welcome Home (Sanitarium)” and “Wherever I May Roam” before leaving the stage with the guitar given to him by the band as a gift.
Slash and his band Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators are inviting fans to be in their new live music video in Los Angeles on Tuesday, October 16th at the Palladium in Hollywood, California. The band is encouraging fans to shoot video of the performance on their phones, which can then be uploaded through the Cinebody app for use in the clip itself.
Members of Korn, Godsmack, Hellyeah, Deftones, Shinedown and Sevendust were among the musicians who took part in a special tribute to late Pantera and Hellyeah drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott on Saturday, October 13th at the Aftershock Festival in Sacramento, California. Among the songs played were “A New Level” and “Walk.” Abbott died on June 22nd of heart failure at the age of 54.
A walkthrough of the new haunted attraction in Des Moines, Iowa that’s a partnership between Slipknot and Slaughterhouse can be seen in a new video posted online. The 10,000 square-foot haunt features memorabilia from the group, meet-and-greet events, about 40 to 50 actors who bring the band’s “iconology, lore and culture” to life, and even an opportunity to go through the Slaughterhouse with a Slipknot member. The haunt runs every Thursday through Sunday in October, plus Halloween night. General admission tickets cost $20.
Kick off the week with the loudest rock, courtesy of Lou Brutus on hardDrive XL! Joining Lou every night this week as featured artist is Papa Roach! Lou celebrates getting #1 with special guest Badflower! It’s a new SMASH or CRASH showdown with Halestorm vs. Papa Roach! Call Lou at 877-MUSIC-11!
Rock out this Friday night on hardDrive XL with Lou Brutus! Featured artist Bullet For My Valentine returns to outline their tour plans for Lou! Special guest Papa Roach will stop in to talk new music! Lzzy Hale returns to answer your questions in Ask Lzzy! Call in your questions at 877-MUSIC-11!
Lou Brutus goes to 11 every night on hardDrive XL! Featured artist Bullet For My Valentine will tell Lou about playing festivals! Special guest Disturbed will tell Lou how they write songs! If your neighbor won’t stop buzzing your house with his drone, call the XL Shoutbox at 877-MUSIC-11!
Lou Brutus plays the rock music you love on hardDrive XL! Featured artist Bullet For My Valentine returns to talk to Lou! Slash is Lou’s special guest tonight! If you’ve got questions about the music biz, call 877-MUSIC-11 and Ask Lou!
If it’s not on hardDrive XL, then it doesn’t rock hard enough! Tonight, Lou Brutus asks featured artist Bullet For My Valentine about making videos! Lou’s special guest Sully Erna will share his tips about getting into tour shape with Godsmack! Rage against the idiots in the XL Shoutbox, call 877-MUSIC-11!
Good morning Radicals!It’s Friday, prepare for the weekend!
Ozzy Osbourne has now canceled the remaining four shows on his North American “No More Tours 2″ trek. Following additional evaluation from his doctors, Ozzy will likely require another surgery in the coming days to treat multiple infections in his right hand.
The four canceled shows were originally October 6th at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, October 9th at the Mattress Firm Amphitheatre in Chula Vista, California, October 11th at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles and October 13th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The three California shows had been rescheduled following his initial prognosis from doctors, before being scrapped again. All four shows will now be rescheduled for 2019.
Ozzy said in a statement, “I’m so f**king bummed about canceling these shows. The tour had been going great and we were really looking forward to these last few gigs. We’re hoping everyone will be patient and we’ll look forward to seeing them at the shows next year.”
Ticketholders for the four shows should hold on to their tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Refunds are also available at point of purchase. Despite the name of the tour being a reference to Ozzy’s 1992 “farewell” trek — which turned out to be anything but — the current jaunt is said to be his last major global tour of this length.
Disturbed played a special intimate show on Wednesday night (October 10th) at the 1,000-capacity Vic Theatre in the band’s hometown. The concert featured the live premiere of “Are You Ready” and “A Reason To Fight,” the first two singles from Disturbed’s upcoming Evolution album, in addition to 14 more songs spanning the band’s nearly two-decade recording career, including its smash cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Sound Of Silence.”
After opening with “Are You Ready,” the band — making its first live appearance since late 2016 — settled into a string of hits and fan favorites, including “Prayer,” “The Vengeful One,” “Stupify,” “Ten Thousand Fists” and signature tune “Down With The Sickness.”
Guitarist Dan Donegan told us that Disturbed likes to involve its fans in its live performances as much as possible: ”I never really liked bands just going up, going through the motions and just playing their songs and getting off. We try to do what we can to incorporate the crowd to make them feel part of the show.”
Disturbed has just one other show on its schedule so far for the rest of 2018, at the Austin City Limits music festival on October 13th in Austin, Texas. The band recently announced the 26 initial North American cities that will be part of the first leg of the band’s early 2019 Evolution tour. Evolution will be released on October 19th.
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has ruled out the possibility of the band’s three surviving members recording new material or performing live under that name. Thayil told the Seattle Times, “No, I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point. When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever.”
He added, “I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that. There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”
Thayil said he would like to continue making music in some fashion with drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd, a sentiment echoed earlier this week by Cameron, who told Rolling Stone, “We’re just still taking our time and giving ourselves space to process everything. We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.”
We asked Thayil how he was feeling more than a year after the death of Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell: ”It’s up and down, in and out, rough, you know. Day by day everything has improved, day by day, you know. Still obviously there’s, you know, still emotional shadows and ghosts. Like anything else, it’s something that improves with time.”
Thayil, who oversees the band’s catalog, did say that more Soundgarden archival releases are in the works. He is working with the band’s first label, Sub Pop, on possible compilations, live albums and other unreleased material, as well as discussing potential projects with A&M Records, for which the group recorded most of its output.
What a joke. Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense.
Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose put Kanye West on blast after the rapper’s appearance at the White House on Thursday (October 11th), in which West delivered a rambling 10-minute monologue that addressed topics ranging from violence in Chicago to flying cars. The nearly incoherent rant appeared to leave even Donald Trump – not exactly known for his own speechmaking skills — at a loss for words.
But not Axl, who wrote on Twitter, “What a joke. Not gonna solve anything in Chicago or anywhere else with any of that attention seeking nonsense.” He quickly added, “Oh n’ don’t let any of this distract from the Khashoggi killing,” a reference to the recent disappearance of a prominent journalist who many believe was murdered on the orders of the Saudi government.
Axl is no fan of the current occupant of the Oval Office either, having taken to Twitter a number of times in the past couple of years to drag Trump, his administration and his policies.
West was among several musicians who visited Trump on Thursday as the latter signed the Music Modernization Act into law. Although West wasn’t present for the signing, Kid Rock and members of the Beach Boys, Doobie Brothers, Sam & Dave and other acts were on hand for that.
Slipknot drummer Jay Weinberg is hosting a one-night-only covers show on October 16th at Basement East in Nashville. The event is slated to include appearances from members of Mastodon, the Offspring, Dashboard Confessional, Nothing and many more, as well as Weinberg’s father, drummer Max Weinberg from Bruce Springsteen‘s E Street Band.
One hundred percent of the proceeds from the event will benefit Buddies On The Beat, Weinberg’s charity through Best Buddies Tennessee. The latter is a non-profit that creates one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Weinberg said, “When I learned about Best Buddies, I was immediately drawn in — not only to the message and intent behind the organization, but to the attitudes and spirits of the kids and young adults who make up the Best Buddies community. I fell in love with their message of inclusion, and connection with people with IDD.”
The drummer has also launched a silent auction in connection with the concert, featuring rare and signed items from Slipknot, Korn, Foo Fighters, Halestorm and more.
Slipknot will reportedly enter the studio in early 2019 to begin working on its sixth studio LP. The band has also hinted at plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its 1999 major label debut.
Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Kent Brooks of Like A Storm! Have a great weekend!