24: Pasadena CA @ Rose Bowl Park Area
07: Milwaukee WI @ Summerfest
12: Fresno, CA @ Fulton 55
13: Pomona, CA @ The Glass House
14: Las Vegas, NV @ Beauty Bar
15: Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
17: El Paso, TX @ Lowbrow Palace
19: McAllen, TX @ Yerberia Cultura
20: Corpus Christi, TX @ House of Rock
21: San Antonio, TX @ Sam’s Burger Joint
23: Springfield, MO @ Outland Ballroom
24: Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s 2nd Stage
25: Little Rock, AR @ Sticky Fingerz
27: Joliet, IL @ The Forge
28: Racine, WI @ Route 20
31: Green Bay, WI @ Green Bay Distillery
03: Fort Wayne, IN @ Piere’s Entertainment Center
04: Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza Official After Party w/ Greta Van Fleet
05: Chicago IL @ Lollapalooza
08: Cedar Rapids, IA @ McGrath Amphitheatre w/ Joan Jett
09: Sturgis, SD @ Stugis Motorcycle Festival
10: Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
14: Huntsville, AL @ Sidetracks Music Hall
15: Savannah, GA @ The Stage on Bay
17: Jacksonville, NC @ The Tarheel
18: Isle of Palms, SC @ The Windjammer
19: Johnson City, TN @ Capone’s
22: Fort Collins, CO @ Aggie Theatre
24: Spokane, WA @ Knitting Factory Concert House
25: Boise, ID @ Knitting Factory Concert House
26: Seattle WA @ Pain In The Grass
07: Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
08: Seattle, WA @ The Paramount Theatre
11: Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Center
12: Calgary, AB @ BMO Centre
14: Portland, OR @ Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
17: Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater
18: San Jose, CA @ City National Civic
19: San Francisco, CA @ The Masonic
23: San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
25: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
26: Tempe, AZ @ The Marquee
28: Salt Lake City, UT @ Union Event Center
29: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
01: Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
13: Sacramento CA @ Aftershock
25: New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Festival

Thursday, Jun 14 2018

Good morning all! Not a lot of news today, but let’s get to it:

Korn will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough third album, 1998′s Follow The Leader, by playing three U.S. shows in late summer. But while it was initially assumed that the band would perform the LP from front to back at those shows, singer Jonathan Davis has revealed that only the “majority” of the record will be played.

Speaking on 93.3 WMMR, Davis explained, “”We’re not gonna do it in its entirety. There’s a couple of songs that are just dumb (laughs), that we don’t wanna play. We were really drunk when we made ‘em. But we’re gonna play the majority of the record.”

The shows are scheduled to take place on September 12th at the Masonic in San Francisco, September 13th at the Palladium in Los Angeles, and September 15th at the Pearl Theater in Las Vegas. These will be Korn’s only North American concerts of the year.

Davis has been on the road behind his recently issued solo album, Black Labyrinth, which contains the Top Five rock radio single, “What It Is.”

Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck has told WhatCulture in a new interview that the lyrics for the band’s upcoming album, Gravity, are “very personal,” explaining, “The last two years of my life have been very up and down emotionally. I’ve been through a break-up and I have a family, and all that stuff has taken its toll. That led into a bit of a downer: I had issues with anxiety and then some depression issues. So I’m just telling people all about that.”

Tuck added, “It’s showing a very different side to me that I’ve never shown before. It’s (a) very vulnerable, tender and up-and-down version of me. It wasn’t something that I intended to do, but the more I was doing it, the better the songs started to become. The more tortured I’ve been, the better this album has become.”

Asked how he overcame his depression, Tuck said, “It was more just being mentally strong enough to deal with it, unfortunately. I’m not a very outgoing person and I like to bottle things up. I don’t like to speak about my emotions to people, so I think having the band and music really, really helped me.”

Gravity arrives June 29th and features the single “Over It.” We asked Tuck not long ago if the band ever feels pressure to repeat its past success: ”The only pressure that we’ve had has just been pressure from ourselves to just write the best songs we can. So I think that’s the only thing I’ve really learned which has really come in useful, is to kind of not let any outside kind of influence creep in there, you know. We do what we want to do, and if it feels good, we’ll roll with it. Living by those rules, you know, it’s worked out really well for us.”

Architects have released a live video for their track “Doomsday“. Footage for the video was captured during the band’s February 03rd, 2018 set at Alexandra Palace in London, England. The band have also announced a new 7” for the track pressed on ultra clear vinyl. It will be out on September 14th and feature an etching on the b-side. You can pre-order it here.

Greta Van Fleet has just announced a brand new slew of tour dates that will extend the young band’s current road schedule well into the fall. The latest additions to the itinerary begin on September 7th in Seattle and end — at least for the time being — on October 11th in Madison, Wisconsin. See the full list on the Road Rage page.

Bassist Sam Kiszka told us that the Michigan-based act learned their live chops through endless gigs on their local circuit: ”I think where we really learned to play with each other was back in barrooms in Saginaw, Michigan. You know, instead of going out on weekends, hanging out with buddies, we would always go play in these horrible, like, dive bars. And it was great. We would play five or six hours and that’s how we learned how to play with each other.”

The group’s first full-length album will be out later this year, possibly in the summer.

Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to The Word Alive drummer Luke Holland! Have a great day everyone!

Wednesday, Jun 13 2018

Start your day with some fresh music news in Dirt! Here’s what’s going on in the world of rock and roll:

Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan offered up perhaps his most concrete statement to date regarding the band’s long-awaited new album, which is currently being recorded. While accepting the Metal Hammer Golden Gods Icon Award at a ceremony in London, England on Monday night (June 11th), Keenan said, “A lot of work’s being done, a lot of work’s been done. I’ll go on record now saying you’re gonna see some new music next year.”

Keenan’s comment came just a day after a post on Tool’s official Facebook page revealed a picture from the studio showing bassist Justin Chancellor‘s equipment. The caption read, “Justin’s bass setup in the studio. Sounds like he is making great progress recording in ‘a great studio.’”

Drummer Danny Carey has already laid down his drum parts, meaning that Chancellor will be followed by guitarist Adam Jones in the studio, with Keenan coming in last to record his vocals. The last Tool LP, 10,000 Days, arrived 12 years ago in 2006. After touring behind that album for a couple of years and then taking a break, legal issues, illness, a drawn-out writing process and other challenges kept the band from entering the studio until this past March. Keenan has also been busy recording and touring with A Perfect Circle, whose own long-delayed new album Eat The Elephant came out in April.

Linkin Park vocalist Mike Shinoda spoke about the band’s future during an appearance on the debut episode of the podcast “Inside The Studio.” Asked if the band intends to continue as the one-year anniversary of the death of singer Chester Bennington draws near, Shinoda replied, “I don’t know. That’s the million-dollar question, right? And, unfortunately, I’ve said it before, but, unfortunately, there aren’t any answers to that at this point. It would be awesome if there were.”

Shinoda added, “If somebody comes and says, ‘Hey, Linkin Park, do you want to play a show in Germany?’ then you have to have a discussion with all the guys, and you have one guy who’s like, ‘I definitely don’t want to do it,’ and you have one guy who says, ‘I don’t know. Maybe. Maybe we shouldn’t do it,’ and two guys who say, ‘We definitely need to do it,’ and then there’s concerns . . . I definitely need some more simplicity in terms of decision making.”

Bennington was found dead last July 20th after committing suicide at his home in Palo Verdes Estates, California. Linkin Park paid tribute to Bennington in October with an emotional three-hour show that featured numerous guests joining the band onstage in Los Angeles. The group also released a live album last December recorded on Bennington’s last full tour. Shinoda will release a new solo album, titled Post Traumatic, this Friday (June 15th).


30 Seconds To Mars guitarist Tomo Milicevic has quit the band, according to Loudwire. The news came from Milicevic himself in a tweet that said, “I am no longer in 30 Seconds To Mars. I don’t really know how to explain in a note how I could have come to a decision like this, but please believe me when I say that this is the best thing for me in my life and also for the band.”

Milicevic continued, “The years that I have been privileged enough to spend with all of you live inside of my heart and mind as some of the most amazing memories I’ll ever have. Even though this is incredibly painful because of my attachment to, and love for everyone involved, I know that this pain will be fleeting for myself, and anyone who’s feeling the same because I know that it is the right thing.”

Milicevic joined 30 Seconds To Mars in 2003 and has performed on all four of the band’s albums since then, starting with its 2005 sophomore effort A Beautiful Lie.
He told us a while back that 30 Seconds To Mars has never planned too far ahead: ”We’re definitely the type of people, all three of us, that we could get up one day and just be like, ‘You know what? Think we’ve done enough. See you guys in the next life.’ (laughs) You know, there’s always music being written, and whether or not we decide to really put it out, I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.”

The group released their most recent LP, America, earlier this year. Its current single, “Dangerous Night,” currently tops the Alternative radio airplay chart. 30 Seconds To Mars is currently in the midst of a lengthy North American tour, and at press time it was unclear how the band was going to proceed without its guitarist. The tour, which also featured Joywave and Walk The Moon, is next scheduled to stop in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania on Wednesday, June 13th.

Guns N’ Roses is rumored to have been paid more than $6.5 million for its headlining performance at this year’s Download Festival, which took place last weekend at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England. It’s believed to be the most amount of money the festival’s organizers have ever given a band to perform at the legendary metal festival.

The band’s show was acclaimed by the U.K. press. The group arrived at the venue one minute before its scheduled start time and left the site shortly after the performance in a helicopter.

Guns N’ Roses’ current “Not In This Lifetime” tour ranks as the fourth-highest grossing trek of all time, according to Billboard’s Boxscore. The tour, which launched in April 2016, topped the $475 million mark at the end of 2017, with the current European run adding more to that tally.

A fire destroyed the Aberdeen Museum of History in the town of Aberdeen, Washington on Saturday, June 9th, taking with it an entire section of the museum dedicated to Aberdeen native Kurt Cobain, who launched his career and Nirvana in the town. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire has yet to be determined.

The alarm went up around 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, when the usually busy museum was inactive. Flames said to be 15 to 20 feet high consumed the building as black smoke filled the interior before escaping through the collapsed roof.

Museum curator Dave Morris told King 5 News, “People have come from around the world to see what we had on Nirvana. Then when they saw the rest of the history they were impressed. There’s more to Aberdeen than just Kurt Cobain. This fire is history, so it will be in the record books. And we’re going to rebuild and move on, and keep the history preserved. That’s my job.”

New artwork was installed in 2017 to commemorate what would have been Cobain’s 50th birthday, including a mural painted by a local artist. Aberdeen is home to the house in which Cobain spent his childhood and part of his teen years. A local park is named after him and a statue of him was erected in the town back in 2014.

Pearl Jam kicked off its summer 2018 European tour on Tuesday night (June 12th) at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands. The band dedicated the performance to the late Anthony Bourdain, opening the show with “Long Road.” The band will be in Europe through mid-July, coming back to the U.S. for August shows in Chicago, Seattle, Boston and Missoula, Montana.

The Smashing Pumpkins gave their first public performance since reuniting with guitarist James Iha on Monday night (June 11th) when the band performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The Pumpkins played their new song “Solara,” as well as the 1995 hit “Zero,” the latter of which was only shown online. “Solara” was released last week and is the first recording in 18 years to feature founding members Iha, William Corgan and Jimmy Chamberlin together.

Finally, we’d like to wish a Happy Birthday to Weezer‘s Rivers Cuomo and Godsmack bassist Robbie Merrill!

Tuesday, Jun 12 2018

Good morning Radicals! Here’s some music news to start your day:

Ghost has announced a massive North American fall tour that will kick off on October 26th in Tulsa, Oklahoma and wrap on December 15th in Brooklyn. The trek includes the Swedish band’s previously announced headlining arena dates at The Forum in Los Angeles, California and Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Pre-sales begin on Thursday (June 14th), while general admission tickets will be available for purchase starting Friday (June 15th) at 10:00 a.m. local time.

Ghost recently debuted a new live show and will likely expand that for arenas. Frontman Tobias Forge told us a while back that unveiling a new show can be nerve-wracking: ”I mean, it’s always a little bit hairy when you’ve not done it like on an every-night-to-night basis. So you never really know during the show if it’s actually going to happen or not. It’s always exciting starting up a new tour with new gadgets and new stuff, but it’s always a little bit more enjoyable when you’re a few dates into it and you’ve done it a couple of times.”

Meanwhile, the new Ghost album, Prequelle, landed at Number Three on this week’s Billboard 200 chart. The disc, which arrived on June 1st, sold 66,000 equivalent album units in its first week of release, with 61,000 of those in traditional album sales.
Ghost’s last studio release, the Popestar EP, debuted at Number Six with 21,000 copies sold back in September 2016.

Magicians, human puppeteers and octopi are all part of the cast of characters in the creepy new video for “The Contrarian” by A Perfect Circle. The vivid 2D clip contains footage from the full-length hologram companion film that appeared in the deluxe box set of the band’s recently issued fourth LP, Eat The Elephant. The hologram film is viewable through a prism included in the box set.

A Perfect Circle also released a 2D video for “TalkTalk,” which also excerpted a modified segment of the film last month. Singer Maynard James Keenan called the hologram film “a combined experience of the tactile and the visual” in an interview with Billboard last month.

Eat The Elephant is the band’s first full-length collection of all-new material in 14 years.
A Perfect Circle also extended its upcoming North American fall tour with new dates in New Orleans at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience the weekend of October 26th, in Lexington, Kentucky on November 3rd, Baltimore on November 7th, Detroit on November 9th, Minneapolis on November 11th, Cedar Rapids, Iowa on November 13th and Park City, Kansas on November 14th.

Shortly after putting his Hawaiian retreat on Maui on the market, Nickelback bassist Mike Kroeger has purchased a house in Hollywood Hills of Los Angeles for $3.795 million. The 4,568-square-foot home sits behind a vine-encrusted wall and hedgerow and includes a two-story main house with four bedrooms and three-and-a-half bathrooms, along with a pool house and a detached, studio-style guesthouse, also both with full bathrooms.

The house was first built in 1935 and was owned at one time by legendary horror movie icon Bela Lugosi, who reportedly installed gargoyles on the property’s front gates. The house also features nine-foot French doors, a large eat-in kitchen with enormous fireplace, another outdoor kitchen, a pool and spa.

Kroeger recently put his Maui, Hawaii home up for sale for $4.88 million.
Nickelback’s latest album, Feed The Machine, came out last June and landed at Number Five on the Billboard 200 album chart.

Kroeger told us a while back that the Canadian rockers want to be known for more than just their hits: ”You kind of aspire to be that artist that just puts out a record and people just want to have it, because of the relationship with the artist. And they’re not necessarily gunning for your first single, you know, so it’s kind of nice flattery.” The band is currently touring Europe, but will come back to North America for a handful of dates in July and head over to Japan in August.

Chicago Cubs fans buying tickets for the team’s July 6th game at Wrigley Field against the Cincinnati Reds will get a special bonus with their seats: a seven-inch vinyl single from Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. The A-side of the single, released through Jack White‘s Third Man Records, will feature “All the Way,” which Illinois native Vedder wrote about the Cubs, while the B-side will have a 1984 performance of Steve Goodman’s Cubs anthem “Go, Cubs, Go.”

Vedder is a longtime, diehard Cubs fan who appeared with players Kris Bryant and Anthony Rizzo in an Major League Baseball commercial last year while performing a new jingle. Vedder’s single will be the second baseball-related release from Third Man, which issued a single for White’s hometown Detroit Tigers last year.
Pearl Jam has been writing its 11th studio LP and is heading out on European and North American tour dates this spring and summer.

Puddle Of MuddSaliva and Tantric will launch “The Resurrection Tour” on August 2nd in Maplewood, Minnesota, winding through the country until the trek comes to an end on September 8th in Kansas City, Missouri. The tour’s name is appropriate as most of the bands on the bill, which will include Soil and The Veer Union on selected dates, are attempting to make comebacks of one sort of another.

The most notable is Puddle Of Mudd, whose frontman Wes Scantlin is said to now be six months sober after a period of several years in which he abandoned multiple shows mid-set, got into a standoff with 30 police officers, was arrested for skipping a court date, was arrested for attempting to board a plane with a BB gun and was arrested for trying to vandalize his own foreclosed house. Scantlin reportedly went into rehab earlier this year.

A post on Saliva’s Facebook page said about Scantlin, “Wes has been doing great. We played with him in Tampa in March. He’s been sober on the road for over six months.”
Saliva itself has been through numerous personnel changes over the past several years, with singer Josey Scott exiting in 2011, drummer Paul Crosby departing this past March and bassist Brad Stewart leaving last month. Tantric has also gone through multiple upheavals since the band’s heyday, with singer Hugo Ferreira now the only original member in the group.

That’s a wrap, have a wonderful day!

Monday, Jun 11, 2018

Good morning. Still pretty bummed out about the passing of Anthony Bourdain. Here’s what some of our fellow rockers have to say about it:

Zach Myers of Shinedown:

Josh Homme of Queens of the Stone Age:

Phil Labonte of All That Remains:

Serj Tankian of System of a Down:

Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has released a new solo song titled “Brief Exchange.” The track is the second inspired by DC Comics’ graphic novel Dark Nights: Metal. It follows last month’s “Red Death,” the first-ever solo track from Mastodon drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor.

Both tunes are slated to appear on a soundtrack featuring songs inspired by Dark Nights: Metal, a blockbuster comic book event that involved Batman discovering a dark multiverse existing beneath the core DC multiverse. The set is a collaboration between DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Records.

The creation of the soundtrack is being guided by producer Mike Elizondo and film composer Tyler Bates, who is also the guitarist for Marilyn MansonA deluxe edition of the Dark Nights: Metal graphic novel is set to arrive in comic book shops on Tuesday (June 12th).

Moreno recently confirmed that Deftones are working on music for their ninth studio album, which will follow up 2016′s Gore LP. Deftones are about to embark on a string of European dates beginning on June 20th in London.

Smashing Pumpkins have released a new song called “Solara,” which marks the band’s first recording to feature frontman William Corgan, guitarist James Iha and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin playing together in 18 years. The track, which was produced by Rick Rubin, also features longtime guitarist Jeff Schroeder. Corgan, Iha and Chamberlin last played together on the album Machina II/The Friends And Enemies Of Modern Music in 2000, while the last release to feature Chamberlin was 2007′s Zeitgeist.

The Pumpkins will perform “Solara” on tonight’s edition of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The song is said to be one of at least eight that the semi-reunited Pumpkins have been recording and intend to release, although when the others arrive remains to be determined.

Original Pumpkins bassist D’Arcy Wretzky is is not taking part in the band’s reunion after recently claiming that Corgan offered to have her come out and do only sporadic appearances on the upcoming reunion tour. Corgan told the New York Times that he was “horrified” that Wretzky had made their private correspondence public, saying that the bridge between him and Wretzky was now burned “forever.”

The “Shiny And Oh So Bright” tour, which will reportedly focus on the band’s first five albums, kicks off on July 12th in Glendale, Arizona.

Beartooth has officially added two new members to its lineup, with ex-Like Moths To Flames guitarist Zach Huston joining the group and touring drummer Connor Denis earning a promotion to full-time member. Huston serves as the replacement for former member Taylor Lumley, who left the band earlier this year. Frontman Caleb Shomo confirmed the news in a tweet, saying, “Full official members. This is the lineup. Ride the lightning.”

The band also shared a picture on Instagram of itself in the studio working on its third full-length album. The new LP will serve as the follow-up to 2016′s Aggressive, which featured the breakthrough singles “Hated” and “Sick Of Me.” Beartooth will play a handful of dates next month on the final edition of the Warped Tour, with the band joining the long-running tour’s lineup on July 19th in Cincinnati, July 20th in Detroit and July 21st in Chicago.

weekEnd Jun 09-10 2018



“Torn In Two”
“Red Cold River”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
ALICE IN CHAINS “The One You Know”
ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart”


GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow Of Your Love”
GHOST “Rats”
THE FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes”
GUEST: SHIM “Hallelujah”
FOZZY “Painless”
RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
What’s In Lou’s MP3 Player?

Week of Jun 04-08, 2018


FOZZY “Painless”
GHOST “Rats”
GODSMACK “Bulletproof”
MUSE “Thought Contagion”
RED SUN RISING “Deathwish”
ROYAL BLOOD “Hole In Your Heart”

ALICE IN CHAINS “The One You Know” - ADD
GUNS N’ ROSES “Shadow of Your Love”
THE FEVER 333 “Walking In My Shoes”

DOROTHY “Flawless”
ESCAPE THE FATE “Broken Heart”
IN THIS MOMENT “Black Wedding”
MESSER “Make This Life”
SHAMANS HARVEST “The Devil In Our Wake”
STONE SOUR “Saint Marie”
TREMONTI “Take You With Me