Saliva's publicist, O'Donnell Media Group, sent over this sad update on Wayne Swinny: It is with great sadness that we report the passing of Wayne Swinny, the guitarist of Saliva. Wayne passed away this afternoon from a Spontaneous brain hemorrhage while on tour promoting their new single "High on Me." Wayne will be missed by all those who knew him.
"I'm not even sure what to think or how to feel right now. My heart aches for Wayne's family, his friends, and anyone who had the joy of being around him. My heart aches for his daughter Nikki. He loved that little girl so much. He was a Guitar Hero onstage with all the Rock 'N' Roll swag that most guitar players dream of. Offstage he was a proud father, an Ancient Aliens expert, and an incredible human who had zero enemies! He would go out of his way to make sure you had a good time. I'm grateful that I got to share almost 12 years of my life with Wayne on the stage and most importantly off the stage. He was the older brother I never had. I learned so much from him and we had a f***ing blast together! I will cherish it all for the rest of my life! God Bless you Wayne. I know we'll meet again!!" - Bobby Amaru (continue)
Saliva guitarist Wayne Swinny is currently in a hospital intensive care unit after he suffered a Spontaneous Hemorrhage in his brain, the band reported on Wednesday (March 22nd).
They shared via social media, "Our dear brother Wayne Swinny was discovered Tuesday morning in medical distress and paramedics were called. He was transported to a hospital where he was diagnosed with a Spontaneous Hemorrhage in his brain. (continue)
(hennemusic) Rush is sharing a new visualizer video for "Chemistry", a track from the forthcoming 40th anniversary reissues for their 1982 album, "Signals."
Due April 28, the 2023 editions will be available in three distinct configurations, including the (1) Super Deluxe Edition, (2) one-LP Picture Disc Edition, and (3) Dolby Atmos Digital Edition. There will also be a limited edition Super Deluxe box featuring eight lithographs of Neil Peart's original hand-drawn lyrics for each song on "Signals" only available through the official Rush online store (continue)
(hennemusic) Pink Floyd are credited with inventing "electric theater" on the second episode of the band's new video series "50 Years In A Heartbeat: The Story Of The Dark Side Of The Moon."
As the group prepared to tour the 1973 album, they developed a number of groundbreaking visuals to enhance the live stage presentation of the project. (continue)
The Amity Affliction have shared a video for their new track "It's Hell Down Here" to celebrate the announcement that their new album "Not Without My Ghosts" will arrive on May 12th.
The track address mortality - a topic frequented several times on the album. It also boasts the vocal dynamics and pummeling breakdowns that are the band's signatures.
"This song is a a letter from myself and Ahren, written by me, to our friends who have passed on to the other side," Birch shares. (continue)
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VIO-LENCE is gearing up for a series of live shows in 2023 that will include the band's new touring lineup. That lineup features Sean Killian on vocals, Christian Olde Wolbers on bass, Miles Dimitri Baker (Interloper) on guitar, Ira Black on guitar, and Adrian Aguilar (Exmortus) on drums.
While Phil Demmel remains a member of the band, his personal and professional schedule will limit his touring with VIO-LENCE to select festival appearances. (continue)
Dolly Parton has announced that she will release her new book, "BEHIND THE SEAMS: My Life in Rhinestones," on October 17, 2023 via Ten Speed Press.
Here is the synopsis: In Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, global superstar Dolly Parton shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she developed her own distinctly Dolly style, which has defied convention and endeared her to fans around the world. (continue)
Tommy Stinson's Cowboys In The Campfire have shared a video for the song "Dream", which is the first single from the forthcoming debut album from Guns N' Roses, The Replacement star's new project.
The album will be entitled "Wronger" and is set to be released on June 2nd. Here is the official announcement: In plain words, Tommy Stinson is a great American musician.
You can needle-drop at any juncture of the Minneapolis native's four-decade-plus career and find a moment of great significance. Stinson was a founding and lifetime member of The Replacements. He was a key second-generation ingredient in Guns N' Roses and served a seven-year tenure with Soul Asylum. He also led two essential bands of his own -- the aptly named Bash & Pop and Perfect -- appeared on recordings by the Old 97's, MOTH and BT and played bass on the Rock Remix of Puff Daddy's "It's All About the Benjamins." (continue)
Mr. Big guitarist Paul Gilbert has shared his cover of the Rainbow classic "Man On A Silver Mountain", from his forthcoming tribute to Ronnie James Dio, "The Dio Album", which will arrive on April 7th.
From the album announcement: "The Dio Album" consists of 10 standout and career-defining tracks, from "Neon Knights" and "Long Live Rock 'N' Roll" to "Holy Diver" and "Man On The Silver Mountain". As well as analyzing Ronnie James Dio's electrifying vocal melodies, Paul also enjoyed paying tribute to three incredibly talented guitar legends - Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Ritchie Blackmore of Rainbow and Vivian Campbell from the Dio band, who has been a member of British stadium rockers Def Leppard since 1992. (continue)
OFF!, the hardcore supergroup helmed by Keith Morris (Circle Jerks, ex-Black Flag) and Dimitri Coats (ex-Burning Brides), have shared a new single and video for "Keep Your Mouth Shut" alongside the details of an upcoming eight song EP. FLSD EP, an exclusive Record Store Day release set to hit stores April 22 via Fat Possum, acts as an essential accompaniment to last year's career apex Free LSD full length.
Comprised of four heavy punk outtakes from the album sessions as well as the unedited takes of the full length's industrial free jazz interstitial pieces, the EP is arguably an even deeper distillation of the expansive aesthetic palette achieved by the band in the wake of recent lineup additions of drummer Justin Brown (Thundercat, Flying Lotus, Herbie Hancock) and bassist Autry Fulbright II (...And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead). (continue)
Of Virtue have released a music video for their new single "Cannibals". Produced by Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland (August Burns Red, Polaris, Hollow Front), with additional production by Chris Shifflett, mixed and mastered by Dan Braunstein (known for his work for Spiritbox, Dayseeker, and Volumes), this new material hits the listener straight in the face.
"'Cannibals' is set during one of the most dangerous of my road to recovery from alcohol because I was finally taking accountability," says vocalist Tyler Ennis. "Before then, I had never noticed how much my choices affected the people around me. Upon reflection, I hated myself for what I had done to them. I was lying, stealing. I was erratic and unpredictable. Overall, I felt that I deserved every bad thing that happened to me. (continue)
Crown The Empire share the next single from their forthcoming fifth studio album DOGMA out April 28 via Rise Records. "Black Sheep," joins previously released "DOGMA," "Immortalize," "In Another Life" featuring Spiritbox's Courtney LaPlante, and "Dancing With The Dead."
"We've tackled many lofty ideas with the singles we've released thus far but with 'Black Sheep' we wanted to bring it back down to earth to our early days as a band. When we were playing together in a garage and making songs with a "f*** you" attitude, just for the sake of doing it," shares vocalist Andy Leo. "We kept that spirit alive with 'Black Sheep' and aim to provide a solid 3:52 seconds of in-your-face energy that young crown would've loved. We hope you love it too." (continue)
Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 has teamed up with Reverb to launch his own store on the platform where he will sell a collection of dozens of pieces of music gear, including guitars, amps, and more used on some of the band's most iconic records.
They sent over these details: Reverb, the largest online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling new, used, and vintage musical instruments, announced today that pop punk frontman Deryck Whibley is selling a collection of guitars, amps, and more used throughout Sum 41's discography. Beginning March 29, fans can shop dozens of pieces in The Official Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 Reverb Shop. (continue)
4x GRAMMY-nominee Ingrid Andress is the latest featured artist on NPR's iconic "Tiny Desk" concert series, sharing beautiful, stripped-down, live versions of "Feel Like This," "Yearbook" and her acclaimed No. 1 debut single, "More Hearts Than Mine".
Announced yesterday, Andress is also set to perform at Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL this August. She is currently on the road for her headlining The Good Person Tour Presented by 21Seeds, with recent sold-out shows at New York's Gramercy Theatre and Boston's Sinclair. She's set to continue the global trek tomorrow night in Grand Rapids, MI before heading overseas in May and wrapping up in Norway on May 24th (continue)
DRAIN announce that they are hitting the road for an explosive 2023 tour. Fans can be a part of the stage-diving and mic-grabbing party with Monster Energy Outbreak Tour Presents: DRAIN.
The tour will kick off in Tacoma, WA, on May 25 at Alma, with stops in cities including NYC, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, and more, before bringing the band home to The Catalyst in Santa Cruz on June 24. (continue)
Sirenia have announced that they will release their new album, "1977", on May 26th and they have shared a performance video for their cover of Tanita Tikaram's "Twist In My Sobriety", which is the album's bonus track.
Freeman Promotions sent over the official announcement: The symphonic metal icons effortlessly merge 80s rock and synthwave elements on their immense 11th studio album!
Exploring a new style like never before - symphonic metal icons Sirenia revolutionize their melodic darkness on the brand new studio album, '1977', set to be released on May 26, 2023 via Napalm Records. Transporting the listener to a retro auditory arcade harking back to when groovy synthwave melodies dominated the world of music, the international band merges late 70's and 80's pop rock stylings with synthwave elements and their remarkable, hard-hitting symphonic melodies - shaking the listener to the core. (continue)
Wolfgang Van Halen has released a music video for his new song "Another Celebration At The End Of The World" to announce the release of his sophomore solo album, "Mammoth WVH II" on August 4th.
Here is the official announcement: On the heels of a whirlwind debut that included a GRAMMY Award nomination for his first-ever single, #1 debuts on multiple charts, television performances, and sold out shows over a two-year span, Mammoth WVH is back with its sophomore album Mammoth II. The 10-track record will be available worldwide on August 4th via the band's new label, BMG. Recorded at the legendary 5150 studio, the album was produced by friend and collaborator Michael "Elvis" Baskette. (continue)
Nita Strauss has released her brand new single called "Winner Takes All" that features a guest appearance from Alice Cooper. Here is the officiall announcement:
Fresh off the news that she would be returning to her role as guitarist with the legendary Alice Cooper, Los Angeles-born guitar hero and musical force of nature Nita Strauss has just announced her brand new single "Winner Takes All," featuring none other than Cooper himself. (continue)
(hennemusic) U2 members Bono and The Edge performed an intimate set on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series to promote the band's newly-released collection, "Songs Of Surrender."
The pair were joined by a teen choir from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts in Washington, D.C. for the appearance, which featured stripped-down acoustic versions of four songs from the 2000 album, "All That You Can't Leave Behind": "Beautiful Day", "In a Little While", "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of" and "Walk On." (continue)
Yellowcard and The Gaslight Anthem lead the lineup for the Four Chord Music Festival which returns to Western, Pennsylvania's Wild Things Park on August 12 and 13, 2023!!
The ninth iteration of the two-day, 100% DIY festival offers fans a fully stacked lineup of superstars from across the punk rock spectrum, including Yellowcard (performing 'Ocean Avenue' in full), Taking Back Sunday, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, Gaslight Anthem, The Interrupters, Alkaline Trio, Waterparks, The Maine, Streetlight Manifesto, Face To Face, American Football, Magnolia Park and many more. (continue)
Melbourne's The Murlocs have released a video for their new song "Initiative", which is the lead single to their just announced brand new studio album, Calm Ya Farm, due out May 19 on ATO Records. Following their 2022 garage-psych opus Rapscallion, the band initially set out with a vision of creating a quintessential country-rock record: inspired by iconic albums like The Byrds' Sweetheart of the Rodeo as well as the hazier edges of the mid-'70s British pub-rock scene. Spiked with The Murlocs' signature breed of sharply crafted garage-punk-and with lead vocalist, guitarist & harmonica triple threat Ambrose Kenny-Smith's surrealist musings on the ever-turbulent world around him-the new collection ultimately twists country-rock convention into a free-flowing album fully in touch with the frenetic energy of modern life.
Recorded in their home studios and mixed by repeat collaborator John Lee, Calm Ya Farm brings that sun-drenched sound to tracks like lead single "Initiative": a sweetly raucous anthem for growing up without completely shaking off your reckless side. Released today alongside an official video, Kenny-Smith explains, "It's about recognizing the need to start taking responsibility for your life instead of always living in the now and killing all your brain cells along the way. Not everyone wants the big family and the big house with the white picket fence. Everything happens for a reason and sometimes you need to take things more seriously and make a few power moves in life to find out what comes next in the crystal ball." (continue)
To celebrate the 50th Anniversary the release of the classic compilation Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From the First Psychedelic Era, 1965-1968, benefit concert producers the Wild Honey Foundation, original curator Lenny Kaye and Rhino Records will present a live performance of songs from legendary LP and bonus material from the era as a benefit for the Autism Healthcare Collaborative, will take place Friday, May 19, 2023 at 8 p.m., at the historic Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., in Glendale, Calif.
The Wild Honey Orchestra Nuggets All-Star Band will include Lenny Kaye, Rob Laufer, Andrew Sandoval, Alec Palao, Jim Laspesa, Nick Vincent, Willie Aron, Jordan Summers, David Nolte, Robbie Scharf, Nelson Bragg, and Derrick Anderson. Led by Kaye, Laufer and Sandoval, this crack ensemble will deliver a tight but appropriately gritty backing for a hugely talented ensemble of guest singers, including garage band originals Jim Pons (The Leaves), David Aguilar (Chocolate Watchband) and Evie Sands. With well-timed guest stints by guitar legends like Elliot Easton (The Cars), Johnny Echols (Love), Peter Buck (R.E.M.). this will be rousing exploration of mid-'60s garage and early psychedelia. (continue)
Sarah Who? always has a song with a message, like her new single and video for, "Fresh Meat Rockstars" dropping March 31, 2023. The single features Tarah G. Carpenter (vocals, guitar, backing vocals, bass, drums) and Jason Orme (guitar).
Carpenter says, '"Fresh Meat Rockstars" is about the relationship between bands. The past few months we have toured a lot and met all types of artists on festivals and on the road. Some of those musicians are a lot younger than us now and there are others who have had a lot more experience than us. Regardless, we all learn from each other because our journey is completely different. Yet, sometimes, some of those bands feel threatened, or have some type of "rockstar" attitude, forgetting that we have all started somewhere, and that, nothing is permanent, especially a career in the entertainment industry." (continue)
Stuck On Planet Earth, the new three-piece alternative rock band from Vaughan, Ontario recently released their new single, "Crack In The Glass".
They had the following to say about the track, ""Crack In The Glass' explores the push-pull of being in a relationship, and the compromises that have to be made for love to survive. (continue)
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Melbourne-based metalcore powerhouse Alpha Wolf offer listeners a mellow counterpart to a collection of thrashing originals on their forthcoming lo-fi compilation EP, Shh, out Friday March 31 via Greyscale Records/Sharptone Records. The band share 60cm of Steel in the lead up, stream here. Pre-orders live now.
Created in collaboration with MIK, Alpha Wolf slow things down on the five-track EP, re-imagining fan favourites '60cm of Steel,' 'Spirit Breaker,' 'Golden Fate Gut Ache,' 'Don't Ask' and 'Bleed 4 You' as down-tempo, beat-heavy chill tunes. Doused in twinkling soundscapes and atmospheric ambiance, Alpha Wolf unveil a new dimension to their punishing legacy that sets out to appeal to the unsuspecting. (continue)
Blues rooted rock n' roller Freedom Heartsong just released his new single and video "Will Power", and to celebrate we asked him to tell us about the track. Here is the story:
'Will Power' is exceptionally special to me, as it really exemplifies the heart and soul of my musical sound. That stompin', bluesy, swampy goodness is prolific in many of my favorite influences, and I wanted the entirety of the song to have that feel. The intro came to me a while back, while I was going through all sorts of tough times in life. It was kind of a personal anthem and mantra for a bit, reminding me that whatever comes, I won't give up or quit, and will carry on with persistence and determination. (continue)
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