Metallica took home this year's Pollstar Awards Rock Tour Of The Year honor during the ceremony this past Wednesday (February 7th) at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, where Lars Ulrich was on hand to accept the honor.
The veteran metal band were up against Foo Fighters, Blink-182, Bruce Springsteen, Paramore and Dead & Company for this year's Pollstar Rock Tour Of The Year award. (continue)
Lynyrd Skynyrd's Rickey Medlocke says that there has been discussion within the group about the possibility of doing an "all-star" album, the wake of the death of founding member Gary Rossington.
Medlocke revealed the new during a new interview with UCR about his just released charity single "Never Run Out of Road." He told the publication, "We're talking about doing a Skynyrd record. (continue)
The worldwide digital release of the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack from the highly anticipated feature Bob Marley: One Love is available now via UMe/Island Records/Tuff Gong.
Bob Marley and the Wailers - One Love: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack comprises 17 of the late reggae luminary's best-known recordings, which will be featured in director Reinaldo Marcus Green's biographical drama. The film debuts in theaters nationwide on Feb. 14. (continue)
Breaking Benjamin guitarist Keith Wallen has released a music video for the new song "Headspace Holiday". That track comes from his latest solo album, "Infinity Now", which will arrive on May 3rd.
He said of the new song, "Life can stress you out and there's a lot of bad news on the TV more often than not, so 'Headspace Holiday' is about just that, the need for a mental escape from all of life's noise." (continue)
Firewind have shared a lyric video for their new single "Chains". The track comes from the band's forthcoming album, "Stand United", which will arrive on March 1st.
Mastermind Gus G (Ozzy Osbourne, Arch Enemy, Dream Evil), says, "This is the last single we put out as we're getting closer to the Stand United album release. It's leaning more towards the melodic hard rock side of Firewind. We hope you enjoy this track and get excited about the upcoming release! See you on the road soon!" (continue)
Embracing their shared legacy of epic thunder and electrifying intensity, Hard Rock/Alt Metal heroes Devour the Day and Egypt Central unite for "Nobody Owns Me," a blistering anthem with two compelling vocalists, Blake Allison and John Falls, joined in an impassioned testament of self-determination.
The track is paired with an ambitiously futuristic video, employing the newest innovations in AI technology to create dazzling visuals of otherworldly imagery thanks to Magic Orb. "The music video for 'Nobody Owns Me' is like nothing we've ever seen, and that is exactly what we were after," notes the band. "We are absolutely blown away by the visuals, but even more thrilling is being able to tell a story in a way that no one will have ever seen before. The AI has enabled us to tell a story we otherwise wouldn't have been able to tell and personalize it without breaking the bank." (continue)
Robert Jon & The Wreck have shared a music video for their new single, "Red Moon Rising", which is the title track to their forthcoming studio album that will be hitting stores on June 28th.
Noble PR sent over these details: With its funk-infused rhythms and thought-provoking lyrics, the song represents a slight departure from the band's traditional sound. (continue)
Melodic hard rockers Lionheart reveal their new song and music video called "Little Ships," the third and final single taken from the new studio album The Grace of a Dragonfly, set for international release on February 23rd via Metalville Records.
"Little Ships," with its upbeat verses and memorable chorus hooks, tells the story of "Operation Dynamo" when, between May 26th and June 4th, 1940, hundreds of thousands of Allied soldiers were evacuated from Dunkirk with the aid of hundreds of "little ships" ranging from merchant fishing boats to yachts. The song's anthemic choruses embody the miraculous success of the operation. (continue)
Gwen Stefani reunites with Blake Shelton for their new single "Purple Irises," which is available now at all digital retailers via Warner Music Nashville / Interscope Records.
The label sent over these details: Introspective and nostalgic, the enduring anthem explores how time tests - and often strengthens - the bonds we share. "Purple Irises" was produced by award-winning producer Scott Hendricks and recorded in Nashville, TN at Smoakstack Studios. (continue)
New Years Day have released their brand new single "Half Black Heart", the title track from their forthcoming 5th studio album, which will be released on March 1st.
Vocalist Ash Costello said of the song, "'Half Black Heart' is my anthem. The concept behind it is simple yet powerful - no one is purely one thing. Nobody is so flawless that they have the right to pass judgment on someone else's flaws. We all exist as a mix of good and bad, innocence and guilt, a bit angelic and a bit devilish. (continue)
Queen have released the final episode of their The Greatest Live video series entitled "Episode 100". Hollywood Records shared the following details: As the curtain falls on our Queen The Greatest Live series, this high-speed video montage reminds us of 100 legendary - and lesser-known - moments that demonstrate why Queen truly are The Greatest.
It's a tall order to document every twist and turn of the greatest rock 'n' roll story ever told in five minutes. But as our Queen The Greatest Live series concludes with this milestone 50th episode - making 100 episodes in total, including the original Queen The Greatest series of 2021 - we bid farewell with a whistlestop showreel of the band's 100 most memorable moments from the past half-century. (continue)
Chase Rice has premiered a music video for his song "Oklahoma" featuring Southall. The song comes from his 2023 album, "I Hate Cowboys & All Dogs Go To Hell".
Essential Broadcast Media shared these details about the new visual: Filmed across three dates during his recently-wrapped Way Down Yonder Tour, the video adds a visually stunning component to the standout song. (continue)
The 2024 Woodystock Blues & Brews Festival returns to beautiful Lake Havasu City, two big days, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, with its best music and vendors lineup yet!
The Woodystock Blues and Brews Festival always features some of the best national and regional names in blues. 2024 is no exception with the debut of masterful blues rock gutarist-vocalist, Alastair Greene; blues-rock, soul, and funk from Prescott, AZ's Scott O'Neal Band; Phoenix-based 'alternative blues' rock band, Until The Sun; area favorites, Catbone, longtime blues rocker and noted guitar shredder, Jay Gordon & Blues Venom, the eclectic blues 'n' roots of nationally-known Orphan Jon and the Abandoned, who are also making their Woodystock debut; the funky blues, gospel, and rock of storytelller extraordinaire Jason Trombley, making his triumphant return to Woodystock; Roots-y, soulful, LA-basesinger-songwriter who just happens to play a mean electric blues guitar, Jon Geiger (also returning this year); rockin' Laughlin-based, Catbone; from Orange County, Calif., Anonymous; and area vocalist Tiffany Lynn, who reprises her role singing the Star Spangled Banner. Sanford Cohen from Badass Blues 101.7FM will Emcee again this year. (continue)
Umbra and the Volcan Siege and Anna Maze teamed up for a split 12" vinyl and to celebrate we asked them each to tell us about tracks from the special release. Here are the stories:
Jim Licka from Umbra & the Volcan Siege tells us about "Hercules" from 'His Side' of the album: "Hercules" is my "Chicago, I love you" anthem. It is my warmup song to get me pumped before a big show. It's a feeling of "anything is possible" and is fueling my strength and character. It is a shout out to Frank Zappa as I used "Cruisin' for Burgers" as my opening lyric in tribute to his tune of the same name (from the Mothers of Invention album 'Uncle Meat'). (continue)