Anyone who’s ever seen Arejay Hale play drums with his band Halestorm knows that he takes on a passion and ferocity that’s hard to put words to. With that in mind, some fans have taken to comparing him to a character from the Muppets – the lovable, hard to contain, drumstick wielding Animal.
In what is being described as “vintage Metallica” in reviews, the metal giants returned to San Francisco, Calif. on Saturday night (Aug. 11) to close out night two of the musically and culturally diverse Outside Lands Festival at the picturesque Golden Gate Park.
A day off on tour is something to be savored, just ask the artists that recently wrapped up the 2012 Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. While the tour rolled into New England for their Aug. 3 date in Mansfield, Mass., many bands on the tour made the most of the day off before taking in the sights and sounds of Boston.
On Aug. 14 Incubus will unleash ‘Incubus HQ Live,’ a very special live CD/DVD collection chronicling a handful of unique live performances that went down in an art gallery in Los Angeles, Calif. The six-show intimate run aimed to celebrate their 20th anniversary as a band and share the experience with some of their most avid fans from around the globe.
When Motley Crue and Kiss pulled their two-headed rock ‘n’ roll monster simply known as ‘The Tour’ into Englewood, Colo. on Aug. 9, they had a lot more than music on their minds. In the wake of the tragic movie theater shootings, the two bands announced their plans to donate $100,000 to the Aurora Victim Relief Fund. The bands hope that the money not only aids victims, but inspires others to support the cause.
As Metallica continue their series of eight concerts in Mexico City, each show seems to outdo the one before with rarely played songs introduced into the set list and flaming pranks being played on the crowd. For fans that couldn’t make it to Mexico though, Metallica recently posted a behind-the-scenes video that gives a small taste of the experience.
Creed and Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti recently branched out on his own releasing his first solo disc ‘All I Was’ on July 17. In addition to playing guitar, Tremonti also covers vocal duties on the disc, showing off his full arsenal of musical weapons.
Not many drummers can say they’ve had the opportunity to play for the legendary Black Sabbath but Godsmack‘s Shannon Larkin holds that honor and considers it to be one of the best things that ever happened to him.
As pirates and swashbucklers around the country descend on Tybee Island in Georgia on Oct. 4-7 for the annual Tybee Island Pirate Festival, they’ll have some rockin’ entertainment to close out Saturday night. Motley Crue singer Vince Neil will headline the entertainment portion of the event on Oct. 6.
When Linkin Park’s new disc ‘Living Things’ debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, it marked a huge milestone for the band. Linkin Park now hold sole possession of having had more No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 than any other band this century.
As Halestorm’s stock continues to rise with the release of their latest disc ‘The Strange Case Of…,’ the band is on a nonstop road trip bringing their live show to fans across the country. In a new interview with WGRD 97.9, the band checked in to chat about the Randy Blythe situation, having their music featured on ‘Glee’ and how their writing process has evolved.
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