SEVENDUST Unleashes New Single “Everything” + Music Video

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SEVENDUST Unleash Debut Single and Music Video for “Everything” from Upcoming 14th Album, Truth Killer

Scheduled for Worldwide Release on July 28 via Napalm Records
Now Available for Pre-Order HERE

Currently On Tour with Alter Bridge with More Dates in August and Others to be Announced

With excitement brewing after the release of their teaser track, “Fence,” GRAMMY® Award-nominated SEVENDUST are back with“Everything,” the debut single fromTruth Killer. The song is the second piece of music from their 14th studio album, slated for worldwide release on July 28 via Napalm Records. The single is currently impacting active rock radio with early adopters already adding the single upon receipt.

The band – Lajon Witherspoon, Clint Lowery, John Connolly, Vince Hornsby and Morgan Rose – have filmed a performance music video that also brings the hypnotic album cover to life. The video was directed by J.T. Ibanez (P.O.D., Loveless, Orianthi).

Watch the music video for “Everything” HERE:

From the introspective opening of “I Might Let The Devil Win” to the classic SEVENDUST sound of “Fence,” the twelve songs on Truth Killer demonstrate that the band sounds as relevant today as they did on their 1997 self-titled debut. “Truth Killer,” “Everything” and “Holy Water” combine elements of the classic SEVENDUSTsound with modern updates, pointing their lyrical lens at the world today and showcasing the musical diversity that has won the band a legion of loyal fans. The first song released was the album closer, “Fence,” accompanied by a claymation music video directed and animated by Ollie Jones.

Truth Killer was produced by producer, friend and collaborator Michael “Elvis” Baskette.

Pre-Order Truth Killer HERE:

Truth Killer tracklisting:
1. I Might Let the Devil Win
2. Truth Killer
3. Won’t Stop the Bleeding
4. Everything
5. No Revolution
6. Sick Mouth
7. Holy Water
8. Leave Hell Behind
9. Superficial Drug
10. Messenger
11. Love and Hate
12. Fence

SEVENDUST Truth Killer will be available in the following formats:
-1CD 6p. Digisleeve
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl BLACK
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl MINT – North American retail Only
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl *Die Hard* MARBLED BLUE/WHITE/BLACK (Slipmat, Record Butler) – Napalm Mail Order Only, limited to 300
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl GLOW IN THE DARK – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl CURACAO TRANSPARENT – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl GOLD – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-1LP Gatefold Vinyl ORANGE TRANSPARENT – Band Mail Order Only, limited to 500
-Music Cassette NEON YELLOW TRANSPARENT – Napalm Mail Order Only
-1CD 6p. Digisleeve + Shirt “Truth Killer” Bundle – Napalm Mail Order Only
-Digital Album

[1LP Gatefold Vinyl *Die Hard* MARBLED BLUE/WHITE/BLACK (Slipmat, Record Butler)]

With a reputation as being one of the best live bands and recently making headlines as the band you “don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after,” SEVENDUST is currently on tour opening for longtime friends Alter Bridge. The tour resumes in August with the addition of Mammoth WVH as well with more dates to be announced in the future. As a band who loves to bring the music to their fans live, 2023/2024 will be busy years for SEVENDUST. More information on all upcoming tour dates and ticket and VIP info can be found here:

SEVENDUST 2023 Tour Dates:
May 11 – Louisville, KY – The Louisville Palace *
May 13 – Las Vegas, NV – Sick New World 2023
May 14 – Chattanooga, TN – The Signal *
May 16 – Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Saenger Theatre *
May 17 – New Orleans, LA – Fillmore New Orleans *
May 19 – Dothan, AL – The Plant *
May 20 – West Greenville, SC – The Foundry at Judson Mill #
Aug 1 – Buffalo, NY – Outer Harbor Event Complex *
Aug 2 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage *
Aug 4 – Charles Town, WV – The Event Center at Hollywood Casino *
Aug 5 – Grantville, PA – Hollywood Casino Outdoors *
Aug 7 – Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE! *
Aug 8 – Cleveland, OH – Jacobs Pavilion *
Aug 10 – Quebec City, QC – Agora Port de Québec *
Aug 12 – Mashantucket, CT – The Premier Theater (at Foxwoods Resort Casino) *
Aug 13 – Johnstown, PA – 1st Summit Arena *
Aug 17 – Fayetteville, AR – JJ’s Live *
Aug 19 – Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheater *
Aug 20 – San Antonio, TX – Boeing Center at Tech Port *
Aug 22 – Memphis, TN – Orpheum Theatre *
Aug 23 – Cincinnati, OH – Andrew J Brady Music Center *
Aug 25 – Grand Rapids, MI – GLC Live at 20 Monroe *
Aug 26 – Milwaukee, WI – The Eagles Ballroom *
Aug 28 – Fargo, ND – Outdoors at Fargo Brewing *
Aug 29 – Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore *
Aug 31 – Council Bluffs, IA – Harrah’s Stir Concert Cove *

*Opening for Alter Bridge

never follow a linear path. Instead, they continue to bulldoze a lane of their own with a proven one-two punch of rumbling grooves, unpredictable riffing, and stirringly soulful vocals unlike anything else in hard rock. As a result, their music connects straight to the heart as evidenced by their full-contact live shows and diehard “family” of fans. It’s why they’ve been around since 1994, tallied global sales of seven million, logged three gold-selling albums, delivered three Top 15 debuts on the Billboard 200, and garnered a GRAMMY® Award nomination in the category of “Best Metal Performance. 2021 saw them deliver one of the most-acclaimed albums of their career – their thirteenth studio masterpiece – Blood & Stone, which Metal Hammer christened “Sevendust’s best work in years.” However, the Atlanta quintet—Lajon Witherspoon [lead vocals], Clint Lowery [lead guitar, backing vocals], John Connolly [rhythm guitar, backing vocals], Vince Hornsby [bass], and Morgan Rose [drums]—defy expectations yet again on their fourteenth full-length and debut for Napalm Records, Truth Killer, produced by Michael “Elvis” Baskette [Alter Bridge, Trivium, Slash]. Ultimately, Truth Killer reaffirms there’s only one SEVENDUST—and they’re here forever.


Finger Eleven release official music video for “Together Right”






Album includes multi-platinum hit “Paralyzer” and Juno-nominated “One Thing,” 

plus a previously unreleased cover of Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine”

Los Angeles, CA (May 10, 2023)–Multi-platinum-selling band Finger Eleven are thrilled to share the official music video for their latest single, “Together Right,” off the forthcoming collection of hit singles from Craft Recordings. Spanning over two decades, Greatest Hits highlights the group’s diverse range with fan favorites, including multi-platinum hit “Paralyzer” and Juno-nominated “One Thing,” plus chart-toppers like “Falling On”and “Living in a Dream.” As a bonus, the 12-track set also offers a previously-unreleased cover of Pink Floyd’s “Welcome to the Machine” (a longtime live staple) as well as “Together Right.” 

The song’s accompanying video, available to view here, opens in a factory, as uniformly-dressed workers move like cogs in a machine. But it soon becomes clear that not everyone is happy in their monotonous existence. “The video takes place in a world where everything is the same,” explains lead guitarist James Black. “Efficiency and conformity are mistaken for unity. But real connection, between two people, is WAY more powerful than people idly following a routine.”

“‘Together Right’ is about unity,” explains frontman Scott Anderson. “It’s about the bonds between people and how far that bond can extend before it’s broken. The song has an optimistic-sounding chorus but it’s really a desperate plea from one party to another asking please stick around, let’s go down with this ship together.”Recorded in Toronto last year with drummer/producer Steve Molella, the song packs a punch with anthemic guitar-driven hooks and high-energy handclaps.

Director Martin Klapperbein shares: “Shooting the music video was an unforgettable experience… Drawing inspiration from the film adaptation of George Orwell’s dystopian novel, 1984, we created a cohesive design that beautifully showcased the choreography through the wardrobe, color tones, titles, and casting choices. This project was definitely a group effort, and I’m so grateful to have worked with such a dedicated and talented cast and crew.”

Greatest Hits arrives on CD and digitally June 16th, while the vinyl edition (the band’s first-ever vinyl release) will follow on August 25th. A limited-edition Blue Smoke pressing is available exclusively via the band’s website and, and indie record stores will carry an exclusive Yellow Marble variant. Meanwhile, fans can pick up a collectible version of the CD featuring unique packaging at Walmart, along with a Walmart-exclusive Purple Smoke LP. All formats are available to pre-order today

Finger Eleven, which currently includes original members Scott Anderson, Sean Anderson, James Black, and Rick Jackett, plus drummer Steve Molella (who joined the band in 2013) have remained active on the road and enjoyed their legacy as one of Canada’s biggest bands. Between 1995 and 2016, Finger Eleven was among the top 75 best-selling Canadian artists in Canada and among the top 25 best-selling Canadian bands in Canada – as evidenced by Greatest Hits. Today, they show no signs of slowing down. This summer, they will appear at a variety of festivals across North America. For more info, visit the band’s website.

Click here to pre-order/pre-save Greatest Hits, and to stream/download “Together Right” today.

[L-R] Cover art and product shot for CD/Digital and LP edition

Finger Eleven – Greatest Hits tracklist (Vinyl)

Side A:
1. Good Times
2. Paralyzer
3. Together Right
4. Living In A Dream
5. I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague
6. One Thing

Side B:
1. Above
2. First Time
3. Falling On
4. Slow Chemical
5. Drag You Down
6. Welcome To the Machine

Finger Eleven – Greatest Hits tracklist (CD/Digital)
1. Good Times
2. Paralyzer
3. Together Right
4. Living In A Dream
5. I’ll Keep Your Memory Vague
6. One Thing
7. Above
8. First Time
9. Falling On
10. Slow Chemical
11. Drag You Down
12. Welcome To The Machine

About Craft Recordings

Craft Recordings is home to one of the largest and most essential collections of master recordings and compositions in the world. Its storied repertoire includes landmark releases from icons such as Joan Baez, John Coltrane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Celia Cruz, Miles Davis, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Little Richard, R.E.M., Joan Sebastian, and Traveling Wilburys. Plus, the catalog recordings of celebrated contemporary acts including A Day to Remember, Evanescence, Alison Krauss, Nine Inch Nails, Taking Back Sunday and Violent Femmes, to name just a few. Renowned imprints with catalogs issued under the Craft banner include Fania, Fantasy, Fearless, Musart, Nitro, Panart, Prestige, Riverside, Rounder, Specialty, Stax, Vanguard, Varèse Sarabande, Vee-Jay and Victory, among many others. Craft creates thoughtfully curated packages, with a meticulous devotion to quality and a commitment to preservation—ensuring that these recordings endure for new generations to discover. Craft is also home to the Billie Holiday and Tammy Wynette estates which preserve and protect their respective names, likeness and music through day-to-day legacy management of these cultural trailblazers.

Hollywood Vampires Share “Manic Depression (Live In Rio)” Video




The Hollywood Vampires, the rock supergroup consisting of Johnny Depp, Alice Cooper, Joe Perry, and Tommy Henriksen, have released a blistering live version of the Jimi Hendrix classic “Manic Depression,” recorded during their show at “Rock in Rio” 2015 in front of 100,000 fans. The track features Depp’s energetic guitar work, Cooper’s distinctive voice, Perry’s inimitable solos, and is backed by the thunderous rhythm guitar of Tommy Henriksen.

Watch the video here. Stream the song here.

“Manic Depression” was originally released on Hendrix’s 1967 debut album Are You Experienced and has become a staple in the rock music canon. The Hollywood Vampires’ live version brings a new energy to the song with its explosive instrumentation and electrifying solos that capture the frenzied spirit of Hendrix’s original. It’s a song that never fails to captivate audiences and transport them back to the magic of the ’60s. The live version of “Manic Depression” is available on all major streaming platforms. The Hollywood Vampires are on tour and will be performing throughout Europe throughout the summer.

In 2015, the Hollywood Vampires not only released their first album, but also played one of their biggest concerts, which will now be released as their first live album. After this success and the media interest in the ultimate rock group, sold-out concerts, and tours all over the world followed, and finally, in 2019, the second album Rise. Over 50,000 physical units sold, millions of streams, and worldwide cover stories in major magazines later, fans, press, and the band were ready to bring these songs to the stage. Unfortunately, part of the tour had to be postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and will finally be made up for this summer. Fittingly, the first live album will be released a few days earlier on June 2.

The new album Live in Rio will be released as CD+DVD Digipak, CD+Blu-ray Digipak, limited + numbered 2LP Gatefold Black, and can be pre-ordered here.

“Raise The Dead”
“My Generation”
“I Got a Line on You”
“Cold Turkey”
“Five to One/Break On”
“Through (To The Other Side)”
“Manic Depression”
“7 And 7 Is”
“Whole Lotta Love”
“I’m A Boy”
“School’s Out”
“Billion Dollar Babies”
“Train Kept A-Rollin’”
“Brown Sugar”

“Stream The Lightning: Thunderflix’s Resounding Call for Quality Metal in The Mainstream”

Thunderflix is the latest platform to hit the streaming scene, catering specifically to metalheads. Let me tell you, as a music aficionado, Thunderflix does not disappoint. 

Spanning across all metal sub-genres the platform offers a vast selection of music, documentaries, behind the scenes footage and concerts. Its the worlds first on-demand metal streaming service. The best part is that its all ad- free! 

Thunderflix is the conception of mastermind Samuel Douek who’s worked in film most of his life. Samuel is a die-hard metalhead who has been passionate about the metal genre since his teenage years. Growing up in a small town in Mexico City with limited access to metal music, he turned to the internet to discover new bands and connect with other metalheads. It was through this online community that he realized the need for a streaming service that caters specifically to metal fans.

Samuel spent years researching and studying the music industry, learning about the challenges faced by metal bands and their fans. He took note of how the mainstream media often overlooked and ignored metal and how metal fans had very limited resources to access their favorite bands and content. This led him to the idea of creating Thunderflix, a stage that would provide a space for metalheads to celebrate their love of the metal genre. 

Thunderflix is a subscription based model aptly priced at $6.66 a month and they are always adding new content. Thunderflix can be streamed from any mobile device or TV with streaming access. Explore and download the app on the Thunderflix website here:

The platform’s interface is sleek, and easy to navigate, making it a joy to browse through the extensive library of metal content. Thunderflix has not forgotten about the importance of quality. The audio is top notch, allowing viewers to fully immerse themselves in the metal experience. 

One of the many stand out features of Thunderflix is their selection of live performances. The platform offers concerts from some of the biggest names in the metal industry such as Metallica, Black Sabbath, Slayer, Behemoth and Iron Maiden just to name a few. They also have performances from up-and-coming bands. This gives everyone a chance to experience the energy and excitement of live shows from the comfort of their own homes. 

For metal connoisseurs, having a premium rostrum such as Thunderflix is essential for several reasons. Firstly, metal music is a genre that demands high-quality sound. The intricate guitar riffs, thunderous drums and mastery of soaring vocals need to be experienced with crystal clear audio to truly appreciate the power and intensity of the music. Thunderflix is a touchstone that provides just that. 

Secondly metal is misunderstood and misrepresented by mainstream media. Metalheads have been subjected to lack of exceptional metal content for far too long. Thunderflix addresses this issue by setting the stage for metal to showcase the diversity of the genre and offers a wide variety of content that has been overlooked by other streaming services. 

In creating Thunderflix, Samuel Douek sends a powerful message about the inequality and lack of metal. He is challenging the mainstream narrative that has neglected metal for far too long. 

Overall, Thunderflix is an excellent podium that delivers on its promise to provide a quality streaming service catered to metal fans. Thunderflix emphasizes on metal content, high- quality sound and video, and its user friendly. Thunderflix is a must have for any metal fan.

Late TOM PETTY Honored With Doctor Of Music Degree From University Of Florida

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Rock legend and Gainesville, Florida native Tom Petty will soon add “doctor” to his running list of accolades. The late musician will be recognized by the University Of Florida with an honorary Doctor Of Music degree, a distinction he dreamt of receiving throughout his lifetime. Bruce PettyTom Petty‘s brother, will accept the posthumous doctorate on his behalf at the university’s spring commencement ceremony today (Thursday, May 4).

“I don’t think anyone in our family, including him, thought that he would be linked with the University of Florida this way,” says Bruce Petty. “It’s such a powerful thing, it was his life-long dream, and I know he would just be over-the-top, crazy happy about it.”

To commemorate the degree, the university and estate have partnered to launch The Tom Petty Endowment for Guitars & Innovation to support the next generation of artists in the School Of Music’s Guitar and new Music Business & Entrepreneurship programs. The Pettyestate has donated $100,000 in his memory to begin its foundations.

University Of Florida School Of Music director Kevin Orr shares: “We in the UF School of Music and College of the Arts are privileged to honor Tom Petty with an honorary doctorate degree in Music, celebrating not only his extraordinary achievements as an artist, but the ways in which his music has and continues to unite us as a community.”

Tom Petty‘s tireless defense of the rights of performing artists, and his compassionate advocacy for the well being of his neighbors in every community where he lived, are embodied by the students and faculty of the UF School of Music: commitment to one’s artistic passions, even in the face of challenges; the safeguarding of creative work to ensure unique and lasting impact; and indeed, the power of music to advance causes for the greater good in society.”

Additionally, 300 special limited edition commemorative posters of Shepard Fairey’s iconic An American Treasure artwork has been released today exclusively on the Tom Petty store. A portion of proceeds will be donated to the new Tom Petty Endowment for Guitars & Innovation.

The Cade Museum is also partnering with the UF School of Music to celebrate the conferral of Tom Petty’s honorary doctoral degree. On May 4, the Cade will host a sold-out showing of the award-winning documentary “Tom Petty: Somewhere You Feel Free”, which features never-before-seen footage, new interviews, and an inside look at Tom Petty‘s creative process as he constructs his landmark 1994 album “Wildflowers”. Film director Mary Wharton will be in attendance, doing a special question-and-answer session at the event. Prior to the documentary screening, UF School Of Music students will treat guests to a performance of “Wildflowers” tunes adapted for string quartet. The event celebrates the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame‘s “Wildflowers” exhibit that will open at the Cade Museum later this year.

Petty is widely recognized and remembered for his philanthropy and service to the communities he called home in Los Angeles and Gainesville, and his commitment to environmental causes. In partnership with the Tom Petty estate, the university launched a capsule collection in tandem with the first inaugural Tom Petty Day last year, which celebrated the late singer, his connection to the university and his hometown. The Petty family donated all the estate proceeds from the festivities to local charities — Kids Count and Family Promise — together, with the university, they are donating over $175,000. Kids Count supports education and early childhood interventions with an emphasis on literacy, while Family Promise works to bring families out of homelessness by providing housing and employment resources. In addition to his rock star talent, Tom Petty was consistently one of the staunchest and most outspoken advocates for the rights of working artists. Petty leveraged his platform and celebrity stature to challenge inequitable practices in the music industry and fought to protect the intellectual property rights of musicians. He is the recipient of some of the highest honors in philanthropy, including Midnight Mission’s Golden Heart Award (2011),and MusicCares Person Of The Year at the 2017 Grammy Awards.

BREAKING! Ed Sheeran Wins Copyright Infringement Lawsuit

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A jury ruled Thursday that English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran was not liable in a case where he was accused of copying music chords from Marvin Gaye’s classic “Let’s Get It On” in his 2014 hit song “Thinking Out Loud.”

The verdict in Manhattan federal court caps off a trial in which the popular musician took the stand himself to blast the lawsuit, describing it as “frustrating” and “insulting” because he “works hard” to write his own music. It took jurors 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach their decision Thursday.

Sheeran indicated at one point that if he lost the trial, he would cease writing music.

“If that happens, I’m done – I’m stopping,” he said in court, according to The New York Post.

Sheeran stood up and hugged his legal team after the verdict was reached Thursday.

The copyright infringement lawsuit was brought by the family of singer-songwriter Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Gaye’s song. The lawsuit reportedly seeks $100 million in damages.

While on the stand during the trial, Sheeran was adamant he had come up with the song himself, sparring at times with the plaintiff’s attorney, Keisha Rice, on the subject of “independent creation.”

Attorney Ben Crump, representing heirs of Gaye’s co-writer Ed Townsend, explained that Sheeran combined the songs during a concert at one point. He said merging the song was tantamount to “a confession.”

Addressing the accusation that he copied songs, Sheeran said, “I’d be an idiot to stand on a stage in front of 20,000 people and do that.” 

Sheeran also slammed the plaintiff’s music expert during the trial, saying he gave a “horrible depiction” of “Thinking Out Loud.” 

“I know he’s wrong because I wrote it myself,” Sheeran said about the song in question.

“If I can be honest, I think what he’s doing here is criminal,” the singer said.

‘Peace Out!’ AEROSMITH Announce Farewell Tour

This fall, the elder statesmen of rock Aerosmith will launch one final tour, the band announced on Monday.

The Peace Out tour will begin on 2 September in Philadelphia and make 40 stops across North America, including Los Angeles, New York, Toronto, Chicago, and a hometown show in Boston on New Year’s Eve. The farewell tour will wrap on 26 January in Montreal.

“It’s not goodbye it’s PEACE OUT!” the band, formed in 1970, said in a statement. “Get ready and walk this way, you’re going to get the best show of our lives.”

The farewell tour will include original frontman Steven Tyler, lead guitarist Joe Perry, guitarist Brad Whitford and bassist Tom Hamilton. The group’s founding drummer, Joey Kramer, will not be in attendance.

“While Joey Kramer remains a beloved founding member of Aerosmith, he has regrettably made the decision to sit out the currently scheduled touring dates to focus his full attention on his family and health,” the band said in a statement. “Joey’s unmistakable and legendary presence behind the drum kit will be sorely missed.”

Aerosmith (from left: Steven Tyler, Tom Hamilton, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford and Joey Kramer – have been rocking for 50 years. Fin Costello

The Black Crowes will open for Aerosmith throughout the tour.

Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. local time on May 5 via Several VIP packages including premium seating and a photo op with the band will also be available.

Aerosmith Tour Dates:

Sept. 2 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
Sept. 6 – Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
Sept. 9 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
Sept. 12 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 15 – Chicago, IL – United Center
Sept. 18 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
Sept. 21 – Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
Sept. 24 – Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
Sept. 27 – Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
Oct. 11 – Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
Oct. 14 – Atlanta, GA – State Farm Arena
Oct. 17 – Charlotte, NC – Spectrum Center
Oct. 20 – Sunrise, FL – FLA Live Arena
Oct. 23 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
Oct. 26 – St Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
Oct. 29 – Indianapolis, IN – Gainbridge Fieldhouse
Nov. 1 – San Antonio, TX – AT&T Arena
Nov. 4 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
Nov. 7 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
Nov. 10 – Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center
Nov. 13 – St Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
Nov. 16 – Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
Nov. 19 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
Nov. 22 – Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Arena
Nov. 25 – Portland, OR – Moda Center
Nov. 28 – Seattle, WA – Climate Pledge Arena
Dec. 1 – San Francisco, CA – Chase Center
Dec. 4 – San Jose, CA – SAP Center
Dec. 7 – Los Angeles, CA – The Kia Forum
Dec. 10 – Phoenix, AZ – Footprint Center
Dec. 28 – Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
Dec. 31 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
Jan. 4 – Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Arena
Jan. 7 – Louisville, KY – KFC Yum! Center
Jan. 10 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 13 – Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
Jan. 16 – Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
Jan. 19 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Jan. 23 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
Jan. 26 – Montreal, QC – Bell Centre


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New York, NY – May 3, 2023 – Today, The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announces its 2023 Inductees in the following categories: 

Performer Category 

Kate Bush 
Sheryl Crow 
Missy Elliott 
George Michael 
Willie Nelson 
Rage Against the Machine 
The Spinners 

Musical Influence Award 

DJ Kool Herc 
Link Wray 

Musical Excellence Award 

Chaka Khan 
Al Kooper 
Bernie Taupin 

Ahmet Ertegun Award 

Don Cornelius 

The announcement was streamed on Apple Music 1 during a one-hour special with hosts Ebro Darden, Rebecca Judd, Matt Wilkinson, Brooke Reese, and Kelleigh Bannen with special guests Sheryl Crow and Bernie Taupin. 

“This year’s incredible group of Inductees reflects the diverse artists and sounds that define rock & roll,” said John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation. “We are honored that this November’s Induction Ceremony in New York will coincide with two milestones in music culture; the 90th birthday of Willie Nelson and the 50th Anniversary of the birth of Hip Hop.” Read the full press release here.


Just hours after the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame announced this year’s inductees, including RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, the band has released a statement thanking the Rock Hall for the induction, and recounting the long, radical journey that led up to the honor.

“It is a surprising trajectory for us to be welcomed into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame,” vocalist Zack De La Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk wrote.

“In 1991 four people in Los Angeles formed a musical group to stand where sound and solidarity intersect. We called ourselves RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE. A band who is as well known for our albums as we are for our fierce opposition to the US war machine, white supremacy and exploitation. A band whose songs drove alternative radio to new heights while right wing media companies tried to purge every song we ever wrote from the airwaves. A band who wrote rebel songs in an abandoned, industrial warehouse in the valley that would later dethrone Simon Cowell‘s ‘X Factor’ pop monopoly to occupy the number 1 spot on the UK charts and have the most downloaded song in UK history. A band who funded and organized delegations to stand with Mexican rebel Zapatista communities to expose the Mexican government’s war on indigenous people. A band whose experimentation in fusing punk, rock and hip hop became a genre of its own. A band who shut down the NY Stock Exchange for the first time in its history. A band who was targeted by police organizations who attempted to ban us from sold out arenas for raising our voices to free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier and other political prisoners. A band who sued the US State Department for their fascist practice of using our music to torture innocent men in Guantanamo Bay.

“”Many thanks to the Hall Of Fame for recognizing the music and the mission of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE,” the band added. “We are grateful to all of the passionate fans, the many talented co-conspirators we’ve worked with and all the activists, organizers, rebels and revolutionaries past, present and future who have inspired our art.”



Following the March release of “Good Time,” the first track and video from the upcoming Buckcherryalbum Vol. 10, the band today releases on all platforms the song “Lets Get Wild,” written by vocalist Josh Todd, guitarist Stevie D., and producer Marti Frederiksen.  

A visualizer for the song can be found here.

Vol. 10 is currently available for preorder in North America from Round Hill Records; in Japan from Sony Music Japan; and the remainder of the world from Earache Records.

After a successful month long tour with Skid Row, the band today announces the first leg of their summer tour. The band will tour all summer before beginning a second leg of shows with Skid Row in September.

All current shows are listed below.

4/28 — Leesburg, FL — Leesburg Bikefest
4/29 — Fayetteville, NC — Fayetteville Dogwood Festival
4/30 — Birmingham, AL — Zydeco
5/2 — Chattanooga, TN — Barrelhouse Ballroom
5/4 — Panama City Beach, FL — Thunder Bike Fest
5/5 — Biloxi, MS — IP Casino Resort and Spa
5/6 — Pocola, OK — Tri State Speedway
5/26 — Louisville, KY — The Jefferson
5/27 — Osage Beach, MO — High Tide
5/28 — Wichita, KS — Wave
5/30 — Kearney, NE — Joes at the Depot
6/1 — Arnolds Park, IA — Captains Getaway
6/2 — Dubuque, IA — Q Casino
6/3 — Manhattan, KS — The Hat
6/4 — Colorado Springs, CO — Sunshine Theatre
6/6 — Roswell, NM — The Liberty
6/7 — Flagstaff, AZ — Orpheum Theatre
6/9 — Las Vegas, NV — Brooklyn Bowl
6/10 — Lincoln, CA — The Venue @ Thunder Valley Casino Resort — With Tesla
6/16 — Broken Bow, OK — Hochatown Saloon
6/17 — Pittsburgh, KS — Kansas Crossing Casino
6/18 — West Plaines, MO — The Oasis
6/20 — Ft. Smith, AR — Temple Live
6/21 — Murfreesboro, TN — Hop Springs
6/23 — Renfro Valley, KY — Renfro Valley OBT
6/24 — Johnstown, PA — Thunder in the Valley
6/25 — Peterborough, ON — The Venue
6/27 — Moncton, NB — Tide and Boar
6/28 — Summerside, PEI — Harbourfront Theatre
6/29 — Halifax, NS — Marquee Ballroom
7/1 — Ottawa, ON — The Brass Monkey
7/3 — Thorold, ON — Moose and Goose
7/4 — London, ON — London Music Hall
7/5 — Oshawa, ON — Biltmore Theatre
7/7 — Detroit, MI — Funfest
7/8 — Milwaukee, WI — Summerfest — With Tesla
7/9 — Wisconsin Dells, WI — Crystal Grand Music Theatre

8/31 — Dallas, TX — House of Blues
9/2 — San Antonio, TX — Aztec Theatre
9/3 — Pryor, OK — Rocklahoma**
9/4 — Springfield, IL — Boondocks**
9/6 — Huber Heights, OH — Rose Music Center
9/8 — Montclair, NJ- Wellmont Theater
9/9 — Huntington, NY — The Paramount
9/10 — Lynn, MA — Lynn Auditorium
9/12 — Portland, ME — State Theatre
9/13 — Glenside, PA — Keswick Theatre
9/15 — Paducah, KY — Carson Center
9/16 — Cleveland, OH — MGM Northfield Park
9/19 — East Moline, IL — The Rust Belt
9/20 — Joliet, IL — Rialto Square Theatre
9/22 — Welch, MN — Island Event Center
9/23 — Fort Yates, ND — Prairie Knights Casino*
9/24 — Deadwood, SD — Deadwood Mountain Grand Casino
**Buckcherry Solo

Tommy Lee Breaks Ribs Once Again

In a new press statement from Mötley Crüe, the band’s management revealed that Tommy Lee has once again broken his ribs, and has been strongly advised by his doctors not to perform at the upcoming European leg of the band’s “Staidum Tour” with Def Leppard, given his injuries from the previous year.

The statement also explains while Mick Mars retired from touring last October, he nevertheless maintains a hold on royalties and decision-making within the band and demands that Carmine Appice be recruited as a replacement.

The statement reads:

“It is with great regret that we have to inform you that Tommy Lee has once again fractured his ribs and that he will be unable to take part in Mötley Crüe’s upcoming European tour.

“Even though Tommy would love nothing more than to perform for European Crüeheads, he is strongly advised against it by the medical staff given his previous injures.

“The tour will still take place as scheduled, and the drumming legend Carmine Appice will be standing in for Tommy for the duration of the tour leg.

“We know that there has been some bad blood between Nikki Sixx and Carmine lately, but it was Mick Mars’ expressed wish that no other drummer is to be chosen for the role.

“Every decision in Mötley Crüe has to be made unanimously, and while he no longer tours with the band, Mick still enjoys all the rights of a full member.”

Moreover, the statement also adds that the first of the upcoming tour dates will also feature a jam-off between Nikki and Carmine, as per the drummer’s recent invitation:

“We are aware that Carmine Appice has invited Nikki to a jam-off after certain things were said.

“In order to prevent any bad blood from spoiling future shows, the two musicians will be throwing down with their instruments during the first European tour date, scheduled to take place on May 22nd at the Bramall Lane in Sheffield, UK.

“May the best rocker win!”

The statement also included a short quote from Carmine himself, who added:

“I am looking forward to playing with my friend Mick’s band, even though he won’t be present for the occasion. This ‘washed-up drummer’ still has a trick or three up his sleeve, as I’m sure Nikki Sixx will be finding out shortly.”

No specific comment was given on Nikki’s behalf.

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