To celebrate the 15th anniversary of their second studio punk rock album, Does This Look Infected? Sum 41 is hitting the road! The group will kick off their tour on April 27th in San Fransisco and will come to a winding stop in Los Angeles on May 26th.
"This year was meant to be spent working on new music," vocalist Deryck Whibley says. "I hadn't even realized that it was the 15-year anniversary of Does This Look Infected?."
The albums lyrical topics are quite a bit more darker than their past albums. Sum 41's frontman Deryck Whibley expressed, "A lot of stuff happened in the past year that opened our eyes to new things," Whibley said. "The whole last year has been really crazy around the world. There's been so much stuff going on and it's been so televised. I think we've all become more aware. When we were writing the last record everything was happy go lucky. Now this time we've seen a little bit more and our eyes have been opened up a little bit."
Fans can look for the general admission on-sale tickets today (Feb. 16) at 10AM local time via the band’s website! Their tour dates are listed below!
Sum 41 Does This Look Infected? 15th Anniversary Tour
April 27 – San Francisco, Calif. @ Warfield
April 28 – San Diego, Calif. @ House of Blues
April 29 – Phoenix, Ariz. @ Van Buren
May 1 – Albuquerque, N.M. @ El Rey
May 3 – San Antonio, Texas @ Aztec
May 4 – Dallas, Texas @ South Side Ballroom
May 5 – Houston, Texas @ House of Blues
May 7 – Lake Buena Vista, Fla. @ House of Blues
May 8 – Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. @ Revolution
May 10 – Atlanta, Ga. @ Buckhead Theater
May 11 – Norfolk, Va. @ Norva
May 12 – New York, N.Y. @ Terminal 5
May 14 – Philadelphia, Pa. @ Electric Factory
May 15 – Boston, Mass. @ House of Blues
May 17 – Pontiac, Mich. @ Crofoot
May 18 – Chicago, Ill. @ Concord Music Hall
May 19 – Minneapolis, Minn. @ Varsity Theater
May 21 – Denver, Colo. @ Ogden
May 23 – Salt Lake City, Utah @ Complex
May 24 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Brooklyn Bowl
May 26 – Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Wiltern
TesseracT have always been known to be a band of “many hats.” While they have that Metal sound, it’s ever changing and ‘Luminary’ is no exception.
According to vocalist, Daniel Tompkins, the track is "conceptually exploring a deep and devouring sense of insignificance, which ties into the overall theme and meaning behind Sonder." Check out the video down below.
Sonder will be the UK based band's 4th album and is due out April 20, 2018 via Kscope. Fans can expect the same smooth, ethereal sound from TesseracT but with "dreamy atmospherics" and "bending grooves," making the album an entirely different experience.
You can pre-order the album and digital downloads of the album come with an instant download of 'Luminary.' It's a win-win.
TesseracT also hits the road this April with Plini and Astronoid. Tickets are now on sale.
Check out the list of tour dates below!
TESSERACT ON TOUR:
4/19 — Boston, MA — Paradise Rock Club
4/20 — Philadelphia, PA — TLA
4/21 — Baltimore, MD — Baltimore Sound Stage
4/22 — Greensboro, NC — Arizona Pete’s
4/24 — Tampa, FL — Orpheum
4/25 — Atlanta, GA — Masquerade
4/27 — Dallas, TX — Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
4/28 — Houston, TX — White Oak Music Hall
4/29 — San Antonio, TX — Alamo City Music Hall
5/1— Albuquerque, NM — Sunshine
5/2 — Phoenix, AZ — Club Red
5/3 — Los Angeles, CA — Regent
5/4 — San Diego, CA — House of Blues
5/5 — Berkeley, CA — The UC Theatre
5/7 — Portland, OR — Hawthorne Theatre
5/8 — Seattle, WA — El Corazon
5/9 — Vancouver, BC — Rickshaw Theater
5/11 — Edmonton, AB — Starlite
5/12 — Calgary, AB — Marquee
5/14 — Salt Lake City, UT — The Complex
5/15 — Denver, CO — Summit
5/16 — Lawrence, KS — Granada
5/18 — Minneapolis, MN — Skyway
5/19 — Chicago, IL — Metro
5/20 — Detroit, MI — Majestic
5/22 — Toronto, ON — Opera House
5/23 — Montreal, QC — Club Soda
5/24 — New York, NY — Irving Plaza
Muse is back with their new single 'Thought Contagion' embodied in an 80's-neon aesthetic video.
Matt Bellamy said of the track:
"The meaning of the song 'Thought Contagion' is about how other people's thoughts, ideas and beliefs can sometimes infect your mind, get into your head and change the way you think yourself".
'Thought Contagion' is available on all digital platforms now.
Metallica will is partnering with VANs to introduce two new styles in the Vans X Metallica exclusive collection in clothing and footwear. This is the third long-time partnership between the band and the iconic footwear company.
Available for purchase on Friday, February 16th are two new styles of shoes. These can be bought either from Vans or the METALLICA STORE. Brandishing a Metallica logo on the side wrapped in quarter panels as a features logo across the vamp of the shoe! This encompasses the Sk8-Hi reissiue! A slip on version is also available with trucker hats and t-shirts.
Metallica is set to receive the Polar Music Prize Aka the Nobel Prize in music. The award, which recognizes international excellence in music, and includes a cash prize of one million Swedish kronor, roughly equivalent to $126,000. Metallica will donate the money to its own All Within My Hands organization, which aids communities in need with workforce education, food-bank donations and other local services.
Meanwhile, the band is overseas on the European leg of the World Wired Tour.
METALLICA LEAD SINGER JAMES HETFIELD JOINS CAST OF NEW VOLTAGE PRODUCTION
Metallica front man James Hetfield joins the coveted ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, and Vile. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time, had no knowledge of the crimes.
The Grammy and multi-Platinum and Gold Award winning artist will be playing Officer Bob Hayward, a no-nonsense Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975 after pulling the killer over and discovering burglary tools in his car but wisely suspecting much worse. While Hetfield has played himself in other films and television productions, this will be his first dramatic role taking on a different character.
Academy-award nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost) will direct. Hetfield and Berlinger have crossed paths before when the latter directed and produced the seminal rock-doc Metallica: Some Kind of Monster along with the late Bruce Sinofsky. Berlinger also penned a book about his experiences with the band, Metallica: This Monster Lives .
"Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of Metallica, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up," says director Joe Berlinger. "It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled."
Whether it’s the summer or winter olympics, the question is always the same: How do they do that? While we’re glued to the TV, these athletes nail the perfect landing, score, time, and speed. It’s a wonder what fuels them, what inspires them to go the extra mile and push themselves to extreme lengths to come out on top. And then it all makes it sense, music.
Pump up music, the sounds that connect the dots for the olympians, that calm or inspire them before their events, the stuff that connects us humans all together. Check out what some of the top athletes are listening to before they compete!
Bradie Tennell - US Figure Skating
Despite being only 20 years old, Bradie loves 80’s rock music. Her list consists of
Bohemian Rhapsody - “Because it is probably the greatest song that has ever been created,” Renegade- Styx, and she is also a fan of AC/DC!
Shaun White - US Snowboarding
America's favorite red head jams out to Led Zeppelin. Some favorite songs include 'Whole Lotta Love' 'Kashmir' and of course, Guns n' Roses' 'Paradise City.'
Gretchen Bleiler - US Snowboarding
The pro is a fan of all different musicians like 50 Cent and Run-DMC but you can also catch popular rock artists like Bob Dylan('Hurricane') and The Strokes('Heart in a Cage') on her playlist.
Scotty Lago - US Snowboarding
This snowboarder rocks out to artists like AC/DC(Common theme among the athletes, I see!), Black Sabbath, and to fit the team USA theme, Neil Young's 'Rockin In The Free World' and Bruce Springsteen's 'Born In The USA.'
Wake up, Paramore fans! The band, or as known in the 80's inspired music video, the cast of Wake up, Roseville! has brought you a long awaited music video for 'Rose-Colored Boy.'
This is one of the most popular songs off the album as fans hold the lyric "Low-key, no pressure, just hang with me and my weather"to heart, covering social media with the lyric and belting it in the crowd.
In fact, Paramore's newest album, After Laughter, has captured fan's hearts ever since its release in May 2017 and has held an 80's/90's pop rock after single 'Hard Times' rejuvenated the band and its fan base with it's Bowie-esque sound.
The aesthetic doesn't stop there. You can catch the band decked out in 80's news anchor gear including giant hair, blazers, and pant suits down below.
Paramore is known for their creative control with music videos and 'Rose-Colored Boy' is no exception.
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Corey Taylor might actually just be the world's most interesting man. The Stone Sour / Slipknot frontman is set to perform David Bowie's "Fashion" on The Howard Stone Tribute To David Bowie this Friday.
The program will be hosted by Bowie's former producer, Tony Visconti and will air this Friday, February 9, at 10 p.m. EST on SiriusXM's Howard 101.
Taylor covered the late icons "China Girl" at a David Bowie tribute concert last year with Bush's Gavin Rossdale and the Cult's Ian Astbury. Didn't know Corey Taylor was a Bowie fan? The vocalist has been a lifelong fan and even has a tattoo of Bowie on his left arm.
"He is so iconic; he's basically his own genre now. I chose 'Fashion' because when I first heard it, I was blown away by how much groove was in it and the attitude. This is my spin. It'll never touch the original, but I hope you all like it."
Be sure to tune in to the tribute program this Friday!
The Maine is notorious for being interactive with their fans. They've always gone the extra mile for those who support them and even had a free tour during 2015. 2018 is no exception as the band has released a new video series.
They will be uploading quick "diary entry" videos while on tour and have kick started this adventure while in Australia touring with Waterparks. You can watch Jared Monaco in the first video down below.
This is just 1 of 2 recent endeavors The Maine has embarked on outside of traditional social media updates as they also have a podcast.
If you're someone who just wants to see The Maine in person and not just in video updates, then catch them with The Technicolors and The Wrecks this spring! Tour dates below!
After missing a week we're back, and this week we're showcasing the classic 1988 song, "Where Is My Mind?" as made famous by the Pixies.
The song was released on March 21, 1988, appearing as the seventh track on the bands debut album Surfer Rosa. Lead vocalist Black Francis has said that the song was inspired by his experiences on a scuba diving trip in the Caribbean. "This very small fish trying to chase me. I don't know why—I don't know too much about fish behavior."
Although the song is regarded as the bands most popular song, the track was never released as a single. The legacy of "Where Is My Mind" expanded when it appeared at the end of the cult classic film Fight Club (1999).
Alright so besides influence bands that gave rise to punk and grunge such as Nirvana, what was else was going on in 1988?
Well for starters, 1988 was a leap year. That being said, .91 cents could buy you a gallon of gas and a movie ticket would only cost you $3.50. But not everything was cheap, an Amiga Computer with a color monitor would run you about $849, and that's not including tax.
Nike coined their famous slogan "Just do it." and the rest is history. Staying on the topic of history, in 1988 the Soviet Union canceled history exams due to increased government transparency which revealed that the textbooks were filled with bullsh*t. Not fake news, read.
The Washington Redskins won Super Bowl XXII and Doug Williams became the first quarterback in Super Bowl history to throw four touchdowns in a quarter.