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Metal Star Thinks Touring Festivals Face Bleak Future: Hellyeah News

08/14/2015
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(TeamRock Radio) Hellyeah guitarist Tom Maxwell says the days of touring festival events across North America are numbered as there's not enough variety. His comments come after the fallout from the Mayhem festival, where a war of words broke out between Slayer's Kerry King and event organizers. The spat resulted in reports that the festival wouldn't return next year.

Maxwell tells Pop Culture Madness: "I think the travelling festival is probably gonna die - unless some new bands emerge or unless they start branching out.

"I think the travelling summer tours are a gamble. Promoters are putting a lot on the line, and there's a lot of competition. And you can't have the same bands coming back every year. It's just stale.

"Bands get to the point of, like, 'F*** this! I'll just do it myself.' That's what Ozzy Osbourne did with Ozzfest. I think it's got a bleak future." Read more here.

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