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Good morning and Happy Friday, you made it! As a reward, here’s what some of your favorite bands have been up to:
If you stand at just the right spot on Market street you can hear Metallica play Dreamforce because the sound is literally bouncing off the Twitter building. I don’t know what the analogy is here. But I feel like it’s something. pic.twitter.com/Uj0YJaU7A0
— Gabe Kangas (@gabek) September 27, 2018
A Metallica concert in San Francisco on Wednesday night, September 26th, angered some of the neighbors because of the noise, which traveled a considerable distance across the city. The band played a massive concert at Civic Center Plaza as part of the ninth annual Dreamfest fundraising event for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital.
People reported hearing the concert from as far away as Dogpatch, Cole Valley and the Mission. The performance, part of Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference, was held to raise millions for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, the hospital that bears Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff‘s name.
One local resident wrote on Twitter, “Not a dream for me. Wrong to make an entire city a private venue. Anyone who thinks it’s great is probably going home at the end of the week.”
Another resident tweeted, “Most people outgrow making the neighbors listen to your favorite band sometime in college. Clearly Salesforce thinks it’s a good look in middle-age.”
The $1,000-per-ticket event also included appearances by Janet Jackson, plus MC Hammer and DJ Rob Garza. An after-party ran from 9:30 p.m. to midnight at City Hall. The annual concert has raised a total of $60 million over nine years for the Children’s Hospitals.
Speaking of Metallica, Paul Curcio, who produced Metallica‘s debut album Kill ‘Em All, has died at the age of 74 after suffering a heart attack. Curcio’s death, which occurred on September 10th, was confirmed by his daughter on Thursday, September 27th to Billboard.
Curcio was best known for building studios when he was hired to sit behind the board for Kill ‘Em All, and had only one other production credit — an early demo for the Doobie Brothers – to his name when he got the job.
The Kill ‘Em All sessions cost just $15,000, and only took a few weeks, but the band fought with Curcio throughout the process. In the book Metallica: The Complete Illustrated History, Megaforce label head Jon Zazula, who had signed the group, recalled, “I get there at the end of the album . . . (frontman) James (Hetfield) is all depressed. And (drummer) Lars (Ulrich) has to speak to me, and he says, ‘Jonny, this isn’t heavy enough.’ So, we went in and had James redo all the rhythms, with the big, big chunky sound he’s famous for.”
The situation improved from there, with Ulrich telling Yahoo! in 2013, “It was our first recording experience and we were so psyched and appreciative with the fact that we were making a record, and we were psyched about the way it was sounding.”
We asked Ulrich a while back if he ever misses the old days: ”I miss elements of it. I miss the chaos of it. I like chaos. But at the same time, I mean, what that represents mostly to me is not having any responsibilities. Now I got kids at home — there’s a lot different things that you gotta make sure is happening now, and sometimes I miss not having those responsibilities.”
Kill ‘Em All was released in June 1983 and became an instant landmark in the emergence of the thrash metal movement. The LP eventually sold more than three million copies. Curcio himself told Billboard earlier this year, “We were all part of making one of the greatest albums of all time.”
Curcio is survived by four children, two grandchildren, his sister and a niece.
Rage Against The Machine and Prophets Of Rage drummer Brad Wilk recently went on social media to discuss living with Type 1 Diabetes for roughly the past twenty years. He wrote, “I’ve been a Type 1 diabetic for almost 20 years now. Not gonna lie it’s a real s**tty but manageable disease. It’s very different than Type 2 diabetes in that it has more to do with genetics and or environment.”
Wilk continued, “But fact is if you want good control (or to cure your type 2!), it all starts with diet and exercise. Anyone living with this disease, know that you don’t have to let it control your life. You need to control the disease. I’ve been living my life and traveling around the world for 20 years with it.”
The drummer added, “Don’t let this disease stop you from doing the things you wanna do. Unless you want to enter a pie eating contest. I’d say skip that!!!”
Wilk was first diagnosed with the disease in 1997 while on tour with Rage Against The Machine. In a 2000 interview with diabetesforecast.com, he recalled, “One night on tour I went to bed and had to get up to urinate four or five times during the night — and I didn’t drink anything before I went to sleep. When I woke up the next morning, my eyesight had diminished by about 40 percent. I could barely see 10 feet in front of me. Everything was a blur. I also felt seriously weighed down and sluggish.”
Wilk and the rest of Prophets Of Rage recently released a new song called “Heart Afire” and revealed that they finished work on their sophomore LP not long ago.
Pearl Jam held a press conference on Thursday, September 27th, to announce a statewide effort to end youth homelessness. A statement from the band read in part, “Every year, more than 13,000 unaccompanied young people under the age of 25 experience homelessness in the state of Washington — 1,500 experience homelessness on any given night in Seattle and King County alone.”
The band continued, “Every person deserves a safe and stable home. To achieve this goal, Pearl Jam is banding together with two efforts — working in coordination — to end youth homelessness in King County and across Washington State.”
The group stated that it will work with All Home on their initiative to ensure that every young person in Seattle and King County has a home by 2020. The band will also support A Way Home Washington’s “Anchor Community” initiative, a pilot program to end youth homelessness in four Washington communities by 2022.
Pearl Jam raised money for both organizations through the Home Shows, two concerts it played at Seattle’s SafeCo Field earlier this summer. Guitarist Stone Gossard said, “Just as our community came together around the Home Shows, these initiatives will bring together nonprofits, government agencies, businesses, schools, families, and the community, to connect young people with the services they need to exit homelessness quickly, and find permanent and safe housing.”
Pearl Jam is reportedly working on a new album for release in 2019.
Looks like word is out! Who is ready for some new Chevelle music? pic.twitter.com/qQyfq0R3Lx
— Chevelle (@ChevelleInc) September 26, 2018
Chevelle will release an album of rarities titled 12 Bloody Spies on October 26th. The band announced the collection by mailing a letter to 12 of its biggest fans. A copy of the letter was later posted to the band’s Twitter account.
The letter read in part, “Chevelle is releasing its first-ever rarities album, 12 Bloody Spies, and you are one of the first 12 fans to get the news! We wanted to do something very special for you since you have been so dedicated and loyal over the years. Our fans are truly the best, and we want you to know how much we appreciated you.”
Meanwhile, drummer Sam Loeffler told a radio station last month that the band has commenced the songwriting process for the follow-up to 2016′s The North Corridor album. Loeffler revealed, “We’ve got about half a record that we’ve been working on forever, . . . I’m excited about the music, so that’s a bonus.”
Frontman Pete Loeffler told us a while back that Chevelle is never concerned with shifts in musical tastes or changes in the music business as they prepare a new album: ”As far as the fad goes, as far as what’s cool, that shifts and goes wherever it goes. But as far as we go, you know, I don’t know, our music, we’re just doing the same thing we do every time we make a record. If it’s good music, it’s gonna stand the test of time. It’s not about record sales anymore, and it shouldn’t have been in the first place.”
The North Corridor debuted at Number Eight on the Billboard 200 album chart and produced another chart-topping single for the band, “Joyride (Omen).”
Muse has shared a new single called “Pressure,” along with an accompanying music video. The song is the fifth that the band has issued from its forthcoming eighth studio album, Simulation Theory, which is due out on November 9th. Previous songs were “Thought Contagion,” “Dig Down,” “Something Human” and “The Dark Side.”
The video for “Pressure” is an epic, consciously silly, over-the-top ’80s throwback, featuring everything from a John Hughes-style school dance to Terry Crews zapping gremlins with a Ghostbuster-like proton pack. Previous clips from the LP have also played off the nostalgia for ’80s movies, with time travel, lasers and other pop culture references.
The band apparently intends to release videos for every song on Simulation Theory, with all of them uniting into a single conceptual film.
Drummer Dominic Howard told us a while back what the band strives for every time they make a new record: ”You always want to kind of create better music and discover new musical ideas and feel like we’re moving forward and not backwards. We certainly don’t have any outside pressure from anyone else. I mean, if anything, it’s just an internal thing, just to feel like we’re discovering some new ideas.”
Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Marilyn Manson and Rob Zombie drummer Ginger Fish! Have a great Friday and a lovely weekend!
Good morning Radicals! Here’s what’s up in music news today:
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl served as a cook this past weekend at the Beached Pig, a barbecue joint in the Studio City area of Los Angeles. The newly opened eatery is part of the Valley Urban Market, an outdoor food court co-founded by Grohl’s wife Jordyn.
Dave was stationed at the smoker all day, running meat to and from the food truck that was doling out pulled pork sandwiches and tacos, and even making a run to the supermarket down the street to pick up tortillas in the early afternoon.
Dave revealed that he has been obsessed with cooking barbecue style ever since he was in Nirvana, explaining, “When Nirvana became popular, the first thing I did is I bought a beach house in North Carolina and spent years up there, and I just ate pulled pork like f**king crazy from the time I was 22 to about 25 years old.”
When asked the secret to great barbecue is, Dave joked, “I’m not gonna f**king tell you that,” before admitting, “I think one mistake a lot of people make is that they just over season their stuff. Pork loves salt. Salt loves pork. You get nice salt on a good piece of pork and let the smoke hit it right and then it’s f**king delicious.”
Dave will be on smoker duty again this Saturday (September 29th), before heading back out on tour with the Foos — where he’s likely to cook up some burgers backstage at Cal Jam on October 6th.
Stone Temple Pilots singer Jeff Gutt recalled the first time he rehearsed with the band two years ago in a new interview with Oklahoma radio station (and hardDrive affiliate) Rock 100.5 The KATT. Gutt called the practice session “a little awkward,” explaining, “It felt like I needed their permission, in a way, to take ownership of the songs — I couldn’t just walk in and do it; it would have felt wrong to me.”
Gutt continued, “It was more of a personal thing about getting to know them as people and them getting to know me and then pretty much letting me know it was okay to go do that, ’cause to take the reins on something like that, you really need their blessing, so to speak.”
Guitarist Dean DeLeo told us a while back what made Gutt the right choice for the band: ”When we started getting shoulder to shoulder and started writing, and preparing for a new record — you know, he didn’t have the gig at the time, but when we sat down and worked together and wrote, it was very evident he had a good sensibility of what the song needed and what the song wanted, and that’s what really, really interested us. Plus the guy’s through and through a great singer, you know.”
Gutt also recalled getting a call from his predecessor in the group, Linkin Park‘s late Chester Bennington, with whom Gutt had been friendly since 2001. He remarked, “We did a couple of those private showcase things, and Chester actually called and asked if he could come to the first one, ’cause he wanted to see my first performance with STP. So he was on my guest list.”
Stone Temple Pilots and Seether will hit the road together this fall on a co-headlining tour, beginning on October 23rd in British Columbia.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has told Metal Hammer magazine that he is open to the idea of eventually releasing a solo album. Hammett explained, “I have so much material sitting around that’s obviously not Metallica stuff, and that pile gets bigger and bigger.” He added, “I still feel I have so much to give Metallica. When that feels more complete, maybe I’ll think about doing that other stuff.”
Hammett told us a while back that coming up with music is not a problem for Metallica as a whole: ”We’re a band that never has a shortage of ideas. You know, you hear about these bands that are like, oh, they’re sitting in the studio and they don’t have any songs, what are they gonna do? That’s not Metallica. Metallica’s problem is the total opposite: we have too many ideas, which ones are we gonna use. And so that’s pretty much how it stands with us.”
As for what fans might expect from a Hammett LP, the guitarist hinted, “It would not look like a metal album at all. It’ll be something so weird and far-ranging in styles, but cohesive at the same time. I wouldn’t be surprised if all of us did some solo, independent, autonomous sort of thing. I think it’s healthy, and if anything, when you come back to the band, you’d come back with more enthusiasm.”
Hammett told Rolling Stone that he last contemplated doing a solo album after the band suspended work in 2001 on what became the St. Anger album, when frontman James Hetfield took nearly a year off to get sober and reconcile with his family. Hammett recalled, “I had a bunch of music I was sitting on. I was going to ask Lars (Ulrich, Metallica drummer) to play drums on it.”
Metallica kicked off the 2018/2019 U.S. leg of the “WorldWired” arena tour on September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin. The band is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, which arrived in November 2016.
Slipknot has put out a casting call for a new music video, inviting fans to a shoot in Los Angeles on Friday, October 5th. The message did not provide any more details about the clip, but was captioned “Slipknot 20th Anniversary,” presumably referring to the 20th anniversary of the release of the band’s self-titled 1999 major label debut album.
Fans wanting to participate in the music video shoot are being asked to e-mail their name and age to email@example.com. Those who are under the age of 18 will need to provide a copy of their parent/guardian’s photo identification and a release form signed by the parent/guardian.
Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan recently hinted to the Des Moines Register that the band will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its self-titled debut LP in 2019. Asked whether the group had any plans to mark the milestone, he replied: “Oh, for sure.”
Singer Corey Taylor told us that no one expected Slipknot to be around as long as it has: ”I can’t believe it. I mean, it’s funny too because I’ve seen so many ‘next big things’ come and go, and I kind of look around and I’m like, ‘Wow, we’re still here.’ I mean, I can remember every time we put an album out, somebody would write us off. And we just kept getting bigger and bigger, and for me it feels really good to have not only proved so many people wrong, but to have proved ourselves right.”
The masked nine-piece band also has plans to regroup early next year and begin working on its sixth studio album, which will follow up 2014′s .5: The Gray Chapter.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was apparently one of the loose inspirations for Bradley Cooper‘s performance as country-rock star Jackson Maine in the upcoming film A Star Is Born. Cooper, who also directed the movie, even sought out Vedder for advice, telling Yahoo! Entertainment, “I went up to Seattle and spent four or five days with him and I asked him 9,000 questions . . . he gave me minor, little things that only musicians know about what to do, just aesthetically and the inner workings.”
Cooper maintained that his character was “an amalgamation, on a subconscious level” of Vedder and other musicians, but that Vedder himself thought the movie was a bad idea. Cooper revealed, “(Vedder) thought it was crazy I was going to do this movie. He was like, ‘What? Bro, don’t do that.’”
Cooper told Variety earlier this month that the look of the concert scenes in the film were inspired by a Metallica performance he added a few years ago. He explained, “I’m a huge fan of Metallica. About six years ago I was at Metallica concert (standing behind the drum kit) and I saw the scope of it . . . and thought, wow, this composition is incredible and that’s what it feels to be on stage, to be a rock star. So in the movie you’re always on the stage.”
A Star Is Born stars Cooper as an alcoholic musician who discovers and falls in love with a struggling young singer played by pop superstar Lady Gaga, whose career begins to take off just as that of Cooper’s character starts to decline. This is the fourth version of the story, which was previously filmed in 1937, 1954 and 1976.
This year’s Louder Than Life festival, which was scheduled to take place this weekend (September 28th – 30th) at Champions Park in Louisville, Kentucky, has been canceled. Heavy rain during last Saturday’s (September 22nd) Bourbon & Beyond festival caused flooding and turned areas of the park into mud pits that were ankle-deep in spots. The city declared the park unsafe, canceling both the second day of Bourbon & Beyond and all of Louder Than Life. The fifth installment of the latter was set to feature Nine Inch Nails, Alice In Chains, Godsmack, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Shinedown and many more.
Slash had a response in a new interview to fans complaining about the $999 price tag for a deluxe 30th anniversary box set reissue of Guns N’ Roses‘ Appetite For Destruction. He said, “We wanted to put everything in there that we’re aware of. There was stuff we had in the can that no one has ever heard . . . A lot of people were complaining about the price of it, but there’s so much stuff in there. And the box itself is this wood thing that’s hand-done in leather. It’s really cool.”
Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to 3 Doors Down frontman Brad Arnold and former Of Mice and Men singer Austin Carlile! Have a lovely day!
27: Newport, KY @ Thompson House
NOV with SPIRIT ANIMAL & PRETTY VICIOUS
02: Waupaca, WI @ Indian Crossing Casino
03: Akron, OH @ The Goodyear Theater at East End (RSR only)
04: Angola, IN @ The Eclectic Room
07: Pittsburgh, PA @ The Club at Stage AE
08: Hartford, CT @ Webster Underground
09: Asbury Park, NJ @ House of Independents
11: Cambridge, MA @ Sonia Nightclub
14: Buffalo, NY @ Rec Room
15: Portland, ME @ Aura
16: Hampton Beach, NH @ Wally’s
17: Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club
18: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
20: Atlanta, GA @ Vinyl at Center Stage
21: Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
23: Mobile, AL @ Soul Kitchen
24: Clarksville, TN @ The Warehouse TN
25: Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
28: Wichita, KS @ Wave
29: Omaha, NE @ The Waiting Room
02: Milwaukee, WI @ Colectivo
04: Kansas City, MO @ The Riot Room
06: Des Moines, IA @ Wooly’s
08: Springfield, MO @ The Riff
Good morning Radicals! Hope everyone had a kick-ass weekend!
Disturbed has shared the official music video for the song “A Reason To Fight,” the second single from the band’s new album, Evolution. The clip was directed by Matt Mahurin, who previously helmed the video for Disturbed’s Grammy-nominated cover of Simon & Garfunkel‘s “The Sound Of Silence.”
Singer David Draiman said, “The message behind ‘A Reason To Fight’ is a personal one. We’ve all seen people that we care about fall victim to addiction. Dan (Donegan, guitarist) sent me a rough idea for the song and it hit home particularly hard.”
Donegan added, “I know people who’ve battled addiction and have seen it in their face — the shame they have — feeling they’ve let themselves and others down. We wanted to write a song with a positive message for people in that situation to stay hopeful and not give up the fight, as challenging as it may be.”
The band intended to widen the range of its sound on Evolution, a move that Donegan told us was dictated solely by the members of the group: ”Our record label has never heard any of our music until we were done recording it. They never have a say-so. We don’t get them involved. They don’t get involved — they just let us do what we do, so we have that luxury.”
Evolution is due out in stores on October 19th and follows up Disturbed’s 2015 album, Immortalized, which became the fifth Disturbed LP in a row to debut at Number One on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl told Los Angeles radio station KROQ in a new interview that he has met with representatives for the Super Bowl in the past, although the Foos have yet to land the coveted halftime show gig. Maroon 5 has reportedly been tapped to headline the event for Super Bowl LIII, although that has yet to be officially confirmed by the NFL.
Grohl revealed, “I’ve had multiple conversations over the years with them where they say, ‘We want to have a rock and roll band. Do you think you could do it? Do you think you could do a stadium?’ I was like, ‘Yeah man, we do it all the time.’ We’re like, ‘Oh my God, I think we’re gonna do the Super Bowl!’ And then it’ll be like, Madonna or Katy Perry or somebody like that.”
Grohl continued, “I actually got really hammered at this party in France once, and got to meet the dude that does the Super Bowl thing, and I was like, ‘I don’t even want to do the Super Bowl! I used to want to do it. Now I don’t want to do it anymore!’”
Drummer Taylor Hawkins joked, “Not to be negative on Maroon 5, but (the Super Bowl) always seems to be the final chapter in your career,” to which Grohl added, “We’re just trying to come up with excuses why we haven’t done it.”
Foo Fighters will next headline the 2nd annual Cal Jam in San Bernardino, California on October 6th, with Garbage, Greta Van Fleet, Silversun Pickups and many more.
Slash confirmed in a new interview with USA Today that singer Axl Rose reached out to him first, a move that eventually led to the two musicians repairing their relationship and performing together again in Guns N’ Roses for the first time in more than two decades.
Slash recalled, “It was nice that it happened. I don’t know if I would have had the wherewithal to call him, just because I’m introverted and it might have been hard for me. Not during that initial phone call, but after that, it was really good to be able to get rid of some of the negative baggage that we’d been carrying around for a long time.”
Asked if he regretted that it took 19 years for him and Axl to speak again, Slash said, “Things happen as they happen. I make it a point of not having any regrets.”
On whether Guns N’ Roses will make a new album, Slash answered, “It’s something that we would love to do. We just need to come together and start working that out, so it could definitely happen.”
Metallica‘s 1991 self-titled album, a.k.a. “the Black Album,” has just hit a milestone, spending 500 weeks on the Billboard 200 chart. While the weeks were not tracked consecutively, the album is one of only four to spend 500 weeks on the chart. The other three are Pink Floyd‘s The Dark Side Of The Moon at 937 weeks, Bob Marley And The Wailers‘ Legend: The Best Of Bob Marley And The Wailers at 539 weeks and Journey‘s Greatest Hits, also at 539 weeks.
The standings are pulled from chart data that goes back to 1956. As for the sales of “the Black Album,” it currently sits at 16.83 million copies sold in the United States alone. It was certified 16 times platinum on December 13th, 2012, the first album to sell more than 16 million copies in the U.S. since Nielsen SoundScan started tracking sales in 1991.
The album in 2009 surpassed Shania Twain‘s 1997 record, Come On Over, as the best-selling CD of the SoundScan era.
“The Black Album” was Metallica’s biggest commercial breakthrough, producing five singles and making them into one of the most popular rock bands in the world.
Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi said in an interview with The List that he doesn’t know what Ozzy Osbourne meant when he said that he “didn’t have a great time” on Sabbath’s final tour.
Ozzy recently told the Philadelphia Inquirer that his last tour with Sabbath – the band’s farewell trek which ended in February 2017 — was not a pleasant experience for him. He explained, “I didn’t have a great time. I spent nine or 10 years in Sabbath, but I’d been away from them for over 30 years. With them, I’m just a singer. With me, I get to do what I want to do. I was getting bad vibes from them for being Ozzy. I don’t know — what the f**k else can I be?”
Asked for a response to Ozzy’s comments, Iommi said, “I saw that, but I don’t know what he meant. I had a great time on the last tour playing with the guys, and Ozzy never mentioned anything to me. He seemed to enjoy it and we had a laugh, so I don’t know. So I think possibly that quote was taken out of context.”
Iommi also confirmed that he is still involved in music, even though it’s been nearly two years since Sabbath played its last concert. He noted, “I couldn’t stop playing, but the thing is now I can do it in my own time . . . I still love being on stage, I love playing and I love seeing the fans.”
Iommi told us not long ago that determination has always been the key to his success and longevity: ”I’ve always been the same. I always have to try to get over that barrier, whatever it may be, and do it, you know. And that’s continued in what I do with the music. Because I’m determined to do it, I’m determined to carry on. And it’s been with everything like that.”
Greta Van Fleet has shared a new song called “Lover, Leaver” from the band’s upcoming debut full-length LP, Anthem Of The Peaceful Army. The quartet has played the song live frequently over the past year, but this is the official studio version. It follows “When The Curtain Falls” and “Watching Over,” the first two tracks released from the album, which arrives October 19th.
Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor said on The Jasta Show podcast that the band’s six-year-old annual Knotfest event could expand into a tour. Taylor explained, “It’s definitely something we’re thinking about and it’s one of the reasons why we built it the way we have. For us it was about the foundation of the brand itself . . . So, it’s something that we’re definitely thinking about — certain spots in America — making Knotfest dates. And, this is important, we’re not afraid to take it away for a year and then bring it back.” Knotfest is actually skipping its North American slot this year, heading to Bogota, Colombia instead for its sole 2018 date.
Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer has confirmed that he is recording something new with former Pearl Jam/Chili Peppers drummer Jack Irons. The pair are working at Northern California’s legendary Prairie Sun Recording Studios, although Klinghoffer did not provide many other details on the project. Klinghoffer and the Chili Peppers will regroup soon to begin work on the follow-up to the band’s 2016 LP The Getaway.
Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan! Have a great day!
WEED SNACKS = NO MUNCHIES
HARDDRIVE DOUBLE DOSE: BREAKING BENJAMIN
“Torn In Two”
“Red Cold River”
PLUGGED IN: DEVOUR THE DAY“The Censor”
SHINEDOWN “Get Up”
THREE DAYS GRACE “Infra-Red”
BRING ME THE HORIZON “Mantra”
GUEST: METALLICA “Hardwired”
THREE SONG SEG
ALICE IN CHAINS “Never Fade”
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH “Sham Pain”
AVENGED SEVENFOLD “Mad Hatter”
GUEST: DISTURBED “Are You Ready”
SLASH ft. MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS “Driving Rain”
GRETA VAN FLEET “When The Curtain Falls”
GUEST: NONPOINT “Chaos & Earthquakes”
NOTHING MORE “Just Say When”
BAD WOLVES ft. DIAMANTE “Hear Me Now”
GUEST: JUDAS PRIEST “No Surrender”
What’s In Lou’s Mp3 Player?
FROM ASHES TO NEW “Broken”