Monthly Archives: April 2013

Summer 2013 Fear Factory US Tour Dates – Supporting “The Industrialist”

Fear Factory is on tour all summer long, partly in the US and partly in Europe. Here are the North American dates for summer 2013 as the band supports its most recent album “The Industrialist.”

w/ Hate  Eternal, Kobra And The Lotus
4/14/2013 The Black  Sheep – Colorado Springs, CO
4/15/2013 Summit Music Hall – Denver,  CO
4/17/2013 The Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
4/18/2013 The Rave –  Milwaukee, WI
4/19/2013 Mojoes – Joliet, IL
4/20/2013 Club Fever – South  Bend, IN
4/21/2013 Diamond Pub & Billiards – Louisville, KY
4/22/2013  Rapids Theatre – Niagara Falls, NY
4/24/2013 Opera House – Toronto,  ON
4/26/2013 McGuffy’s House of Rock – Dayton, OH
4/27/2013 The Machine  Shop – Flint, MI
4/28/2013 Montage Music Hall – Rochester, NY
4/29/2013  The Junkyard – Nashua, NH
5/01/2013 The Webster Theatre – Hartford,  CT
5/02/2013 The Gramercy Theatre – New York, NY
5/03/2013 Revolution –  Amityville, NY
5/04/2013 Mojo 13 – Wilmington, DE
5/05/2013 Sound Stage  Baltimore – Baltimore, MD
5/07/2013 NV Nightclub – Knoxville, TN
5/08/2013 Amos South End – Charlotte, NC
5/09/2013 Brewsters Roc Bar –  Jacksonville, FL
5/10/2013 Culture Room – Ft Lauderdale, FL
5/11/2013 The  Haven Lounge – Winter Park, FL
5/12/2013 Brass Mug – Tampa, FL
5/14/2013 Trees – Dallas, TX
5/15/2013 Backstage Live – San Antonio, TX
5/16/2013 Scout Bar – Houston, TX
5/17/2013 The Station – Broussard, LA
5/18/2013 Riverside Warehouse – Shreveport, LA
5/19/2013 The Chameleon Room – Oklahoma  City, OK
5/21/2013 Fubar – St. Louis, MO
5/22/2013 Station 4 – St. Paul,  MN
5/28/2013 Club 9one9 – Victoria, BC
5/30/2013 Studio Seven – Seattle, WA
5/31/2013 Hawthorne Theatre – Portland, OR
6/04/2013 DNA Lounge – San Francisco CA
6/06/2013  Marquee Theatre – Tempe, AZ
6/07/2013 LVCS – Las Vegas, NV
6/08/2013 The Roxy –  West Hollywood, CA

Metallica Pinball Game Now in Production – Seriously, Not Making This Up

From t-shirts to their own Monopoly board game to their very own “Guitar Hero” video game, Metallica is at it once again selling us their officially licensed crap. This time it’s pinball. Metallica released this teaser video promoting the release of its own pinball machine with a killer soundtrack. Three decades too late? Perhaps, but pinball is still badass and the best type of arcade game out there if you can find them. Watch the promo below featuring an introduction by frontman James Hetfield.

Streaming Volbeat “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies” – Listen to new album for free

Today is a great day because Volbeat has released their brand new album “Outlaw Gentlemen and Shady Ladies.” What’s even better is that you can listen to the album for free. The band is streaming this record in its entirety. To listen to Volbeat’s new album, all you have to do is click here. The link takes you straight to their Volbeat album listening page on Facebook.

This new record rips. It’s another highly recommended effort from the Danish hard rockers. It features all of the catchy riffs and grooves that we have come to expect from Volbeat. Even King Diamond took notice and was cool enough enough to lend his voice to the track “Room 24.”

“Outlaw Gentlemen & Shady Ladies” Cover Art – Listen to album for free on Volbeat’s Albumplayer page above

Video – Living Colour Performs “Cult of Personality” Live at Wrestlemania 29 for CM Punk

Hard rock band Living Colour showed up to Wrestlemania 29 last night to perform “Cult of Personality” during wrestler CM Punk’s entrance. The band sounded dead on at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. Punk went on to lose to The Undertaker in what was the best match of the night. Watch a fan video of the entrance below:

This was the first time that I have seen Living Colour perform live since The Rolling Stones “Steel Wheels Tour” at Shea Stadium in the late 1980s. Wow, that was a long time ago.

Kid Rock Tour Dates – Summer 2013 with ZZ Top and others

Kid Rock is taking his time this summer to tour the US with Kool and the Gang and ZZ Top. Here are the dates and venues where the tour is scheduled to hit.

6/28/13 — Bristow, Va. — Jiffy Lube Live (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
6/29/13 — Holmdel, N.J. — PNC Bank Arts Center (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/2/13 — Cleveland, Ohio — Blossom Music Center (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/5/13 — Darien, N.Y. — Darien Lake Performing Arts Center (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/6/13 — Scranton, Pa. — Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/9/13 — Camden, N.J. — Susquehanna Bank Center (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/10/13 — Mansfield, Mass. — Comcast Center (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/12/13 — Hartford, Conn. — Comcast Theatre (Uncle Kracker & TBD)
7/19/13 — Houston, Texas — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion (Uncle Kracker & TBD)
7/20/13 — Dallas, Texas — Gexa Energy Pavillion (Uncle Kracker & TBD)
7/23/13 — Albuquerque, N.M. — Isleta Amphitheater (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/24/13 — Phoenix, Ariz. — Desert Sky Pavilion (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/26/13 — Irvine, Calif. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (Kool & The Gang & Uncle Kracker)
7/28/13 — Mountain View, Calif. — Shoreline Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
7/31/13 — Sacramento, Calif. — Sleep Train Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
8/3/13 — Denver, Colo. — Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
8/9/13 — Detroit, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theater (ZZ Top)
8/10/13 — Detroit, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theater (ZZ Top)
8/11/13 — Detroit, Mich. — DTE Energy Music Theater (ZZ Top)
8/24/13 — St. Louis, Mo. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
8/25/13 — Indianapolis, Ind. — Klipsch Music Center (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
8/28/13 — Cincinnati, Ohio — Riverbend Music Center (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
8/30/13 — Chicago, Ill. — First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/4/13 — Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — Saratoga Performing Arts Center (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/6/13 — Bethel, N.Y. — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/7/13 — Pittsburgh, Pa. — First Niagara Pavilion (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/10/13 — Charlotte, N.C. — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/14/13 — Atlanta, Ga. — Aaron’s Amphitheater at Lakewood (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)
9/15/13 — Tampa, Fla. — Live Nation Amphitheatre (ZZ Top & Uncle Kracker)

Iron Maiden – Megadeth Tour Dates Announced for Fall 2013

Iron Maiden and Megadeth will join forces for a brief U.S. tour this September. Here are those special dates for this fall engagement:

09/03 – Raleigh, N.C. @ Time Warner Cable Music Pavilion
09/05 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
09/07 – Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
09/08 – St Louis, Mo. @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
09/10 – Austin, Texas @ Austin 360 Amphitheater
09/12 – Las Vegas, Nev. @ Mandalay Bay Events Center
09/13 – San Bernardino, Calif. @ San Manuel Amphitheatre with Anthrax, Overkill, Testament

Rob Zombie “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” Music Video Out Monday – Teaser Picture

The music video for Rob Zombie’s new music video for “Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown” will be available on Monday, April 8, 2013.

This is a killer track with a “Dragula” vibe, only better. Guitarist John 5 has brought out the best in Rob Zombie over the past 7 years or so. Zombie’s new album “Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” is due out on April 23.

John 5 posted this photo still on his Facebook page today:

“Dead City Radio” Music Video Still
“Venomous Rat Regeneration Vendor” Cover Art

Album Track Listing:

“Teenage Nosferatu Pussy”
“Dead City Radio and the New Gods of Supertown”
“Revelation Revolution”
“Theme for the Rat Vendor”
“Ging Gang Gong De Do Gong De Laga Raga”
“Rock and Roll (In a Black Hole)”
“Behold! The Pretty Filthy Creatures”
“White Trash Freaks”
“We’re An American Band” (Grand Funk Railroad cover)
“The Girl Who Loved the Monsters”
“Lucifer Rising”
“Trade in Your Guns for a Coffin”

Rob Zombie is headlining the Rockstar Energy Mayhem Festival this summer.

John Petrucci 2013 Guitar Rig from the Studio – New Dream Theater Album

Dream Theater guitarist John Pertrucci discusses his current guitar rig from the studio while the band is recording its brand new album. He goes over his Mesa Boogie clean sounds, crunch rhythms, Mark III and Mark IV heads (which he hasn’t used much), and the Mark V from “A Dramatic Turn of Events.” In the video below, Petrucci says: “It sounds like a T-Rex screaming in your face.”