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Godsmack Responds To Fan Criticism Of “Surrender”
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Godsmack Responds To Fan Criticism Of “Surrender”

Iconic hard rockers Godsmack return with their first new music in more than four years. "Surrender" is the lead single from a new album that is expected before the end of the year. While the official release date is unannounced, we'll update this article as more details become available. According to frontman Sully Erna, the new track "...is simply about the exhaustion we can all feel in relationships at times from the redundancy of fighting with each other. At a certain point in our lives, we submit to putting aside who’s right or wrong, we just want it to STOP! So we wave the white flag". The release of "Surrender" follows their gold-certified When Legends Rise album. The Grammy-nominated band has had a staggering 11 #1 singles and 20 top 10 hits at rock radio. And with that ...
Muse North American Tour To Feature Special Guest Evanescence
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Muse North American Tour To Feature Special Guest Evanescence

On the heels of the release of their new album, arena alt-rockers Muse have announced a massive North American tour. The Will of the People Tour is set to kick off on February 25th and will feature special guest Evanescence as the opening act. Photo Credit: Nick Fancher Anyone interested in attending may want to consider getting in on the ticket presale Tuesday, October 4th. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday. Have you seen Muse in concert yet? They're highly regarded as one of the best live bands in the world. From crisp thundering sound to intricate stage production, it's truly a spectacle to behold. Muse's newest material has a heavier vibe making rockers Evanescence an ideal match as tour mates. Amy Lee and company announced a lineup change before they k...
Weapons Of Anew Release High Octane Single “Break The Ties”
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Weapons Of Anew Release High Octane Single “Break The Ties”

Rockers Weapons Of Anew have re-emerged with a recharged lineup and a brand new single. "Break The Ties" will appear on the band's new album due in 2023. The track is their first release with new singer Richie Hume and drummer Lun'iah Fontana. This will be the second studio album for Weapons Of Anew after releasing The Collision of Love and Hate in 2017. A planned 2020 album release was delayed due to the onset of the pandemic. They did release a single from the project at the time, a cover of The Chainsmokers' "Sick Boy". The track had success on rock radio charts and has accumulated more than a million streams to date. The band would undergo lineup changes in 2021. They opted to re-record songs for what will be their 2023 release, The Art of War. Getting To Know Weapons ...
Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection
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Foo Fighters Announce Greatest Hits Collection

The Foo Fighters have announced a new greatest hits collection and there's no shortage of material to choose from. In the wake of the tragic passing of long-time drummer Taylor Hawkins, the 19-song album will be available on October 28th on Sony Legacy Records. SONY Legacy Records Nirvana disbanded in 1994 after the death of Kurt Cobain. From there, Dave Grohl fielded offers to play drums with a number of high-profile acts. Instead, he entered Robert Lang Studios in Shoreline, Washington, and recorded what would become the Foo Fighters' debut album. This led to a storied career that included 10 studio albums, sold-out tours, a few documentaries, and even a mockumentary. The band has amassed an impressive 15 Grammy Awards and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2...
9 Fall Songs To Add To Your Playlists
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9 Fall Songs To Add To Your Playlists

After a long hot summer, the seasons have begun to shift so we decided to take a look at nine song options you may want to consider adding to your playlist(s) this fall. 9. Broken Bells "October" Broken Bells is a duo made up of producer Danger Mouse and James Mercer of The Shins. "October" appears on their debut album which was released in March of 2010. While not released as an official single, it's a great option for inclusion on any fall-themed playlist. Check out "The High Road" and "The Ghost Inside" from this album too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-R0dP1zb-Os 8. Zac Brown Band "Colder Weather" "Colder Weather" is the second single from Zac Brown Bands' 2010 album You Get What You Give. You may recognize the actor that appears in the music video. "Thor" ak...
7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar
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7 September Music Festivals That Should Be On Your Radar

Just because the summer is winding down doesn't mean festival season is in the rearview mirror. Here's a look at 7 September music festivals to consider. 1. Life Is Beautiful Music Festival Date: September 16-18th Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Founded in 2013, the Life Is Beautiful Music Festival takes place in downtown Las Vegas. According to their website, they've brought more than 570 musical acts, 113 art installations, 124 comics, and 36 philanthropic partners to the area with a goal of celebrating community. Artist highlights: Arctic Monkeys, Calvin Harris, Gorillaz, Lorde, Jack Harlow, Kygo, Cage The Elephant Click here for full lineup info. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHl-UWqvtHg 2. Riot Fest Date: September 16-18 Location: Chicago, Illinoi...
What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert
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What You Need to Know for a Phone Free Concert

Credit - John Mark Arnold on Unsplash Jack White has been out on the road this summer supporting his latest album on his 'Supply Chain Issues' tour. If you have been to one of his shows anytime over the last few years, there is a good chance that your concert experience was different than any other time in this century.  The reason being is that Mr. White wanted his concerts to be a 'phone-free' experience. How was this accomplished?  He employed the technology of a company called Yondr. If you are at all like us, you're asking yourself, "What the hell is Yondr?". https://twitter.com/eclecticmess/status/1562272201851666432 The company was founded way back in 2014. We never would have guessed in 2014 that artists would start banning cell phone use at t...
Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar
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Five September Album Releases That Should Be On Your Radar

This fall is shaping up to be an excellent season for new music. Here's a look at 5 September album releases that should be on your radar. Streaming is fine but please consider supporting your local independent record store. 1. YUNGBLUD YUNGBLUD Release Date: September 2nd YUNGBLUD will release his third studio album on September 2nd. The self-titled release will feature stand-out tracks like "The Funeral", "Don't Feel Like Feeling Sad Today" and "Memories" featuring Willow. He's set to perform a series of low-key shows at US record stores in September before moving on to performances on big stages at Riot Fest, Louder Than Life Fest, and Firefly. Artist links: Website, Instagram & Twitter https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=02T6xLNXEE0 2. Ozzy Osbourne Patient Numb...
Metallica is Being Canceled, Here is The Reason Why
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Metallica is Being Canceled, Here is The Reason Why

Credit - Markus Winkler on Unsplash Cancel Culture seems to be quite the buzzword nowadays. Well, it's time to buckle in because this latest example of it is going to get a little confusing. Deep Breath... A band that just celebrated their 40th anniversary was discovered by a whole new generation when the band's 36 year old song was used in the 4th season of the biggest Netflix show of all time. Then, those same new fans who had just discovered the decades old band, have decided to cancel them, due to what they are calling said band's "controversial past". We told you it was going to be a bumpy ride. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, and metal masters Metallica were introduced to a whole new generation of young fans after their decades old metal classic “M...
Red Hot Chili Peppers Surprise Fans With New Album Announcement
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Red Hot Chili Peppers Surprise Fans With New Album Announcement

The Red Hot Chili Peppers surprised concertgoers Saturday night with a big announcement. After going six years between previous releases, they'll be releasing their second new album of 2022 this fall. Return of the Dream Canteen will be available on October 14th and is available for pre-order now. Their latest effort Unlimited Love was released on April 1st to much critical acclaim. The album marked the return of guitarist John Frusciante to the band and was their first since 2016s The Getaway. Rick Rubin is back on board as producer on the new record. This quote from the press release announcing the project will give you some insight into Return of the Dream Canteen. We went in search of ourselves as the band that we have somehow always been. Just for the fun of it we jam...