Not one for usually liking surprises, watch the hilarious moment when Ozzy Osbourne Prince of Darkness finally met Mac Sabbath! In the previously unreleased clip from Ozzy & Jack’s World Detour, three generations of the Osbournes – Ozzy Osbourne, Jack Osbourne and Jack’s daughter witness an exclusive performance by the fast food-parody kings for the very first time.
Appearing from behind a red and yellow striped curtain, Ronald Osbourne and the fry-guys Slayer MacCheeze, Grimalice and the Cat Burglar kick straight into “Frying Pan”,their hilarious reimagining of one of Sabbaths greatest hits “Iron Man”. Complete with a burning frying pan, a smoking grill, bouncing burgers, and other bizarre on-stage drive-thru theatrics, Ozzy won’t be forgetting this surreal surprise in a hurry! Continue reading →
After the cancellation of Chicago Open Air in 2018 many of the festival veterans were heartbroken that our annual get together wasn’t happening this year. The reason behind the cancellation was that the producers didn’t feel they had a lineup that was worthy of the Chicago Open Air name. We certainly appreciate that they want to impress us and have standards for the lineup that they deliver. This year the festival is making it’s return although cut down to a 2-day festival rather than the 3 days it was in 2016 and 2017. The festival will again be held in Bridgeview, Illinois just right outside the Windy City of Chicago at Seat Geek Stadium (formerly Toyota Park) on May 18th and 19th. The festival always carries the heaviest lineup of bands in regards to all the other Danny Wimmer Presents festivals of past and present (Rock On The Range, Louder Than Life, Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville etc). While most other festivals are declared as hard rock festivals Chicago Open Air has been labeled a “metal festival”. We also last year had a brief chat with Senior Vice President of Festival Talent at Danny Wimmer Presents Gary Spivack and he spoke briefly about Chicago Open Air and the other festivals which you can listen to here. Continue reading →
There’s no doubt that 2018 has brought us several great metal releases from some of the biggest names in the business and more than a handful of noteworthy newcomers as well. As 2019 looms upon us in the coming weeks, there is plenty to be excited about for what the new year will bring us metal fans. Here is a list of some of 2019’s most anticipated metal albums to look forward to throughout the year: Continue reading →
The newly named EPICENTER FESTIVAL replaces Carolina Rebellion as the Carolina’s premiere rock and metal festival. The festival will still take place in early May on May 10th thru 12th. However, the location has changed and will now be held in Rockingham, North Carolina at the Rockingham Festival Grounds where Carolina Rebellion was originally held in its early years. The location change also brings with it some additional advantages for the festival. DWP has stated “With the move to our new site, we’re developing 140 acres into festival grounds, which will allow us to provide enhanced camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock and alternative music.” Today the full lineup was released for the festival. We had several teasers which hinted at some acts like Tool, Korn and Judas Priest, so those headliners we certainly expected to be listed on the lineup. Continue reading →
New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and what better way to spend it by rocking it out to OzzFest 2018 with some of the greatest acts in modern rock music. New Year’s Eve in Los Angeles this year will see the man himself OZZY OSBOURNE headlining along with ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON and a few more acts that are ready to entice you.
This 31st night, the show will take place at Los Angeles at the famed The Forum, which also includes an indoor and an outdoor large stage, some fun and frolic festivities, and some good food trucks. Joining the headliners are JONATHAN DAVIS, ZAKK SABBATH, BODYCOUNT(first OzzFest debut performance), DEVILDRIVER and WEDNESDAY13. If this doesn’t convince you to get on those moshing boots, then I don’t know what will!
Legendary Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan taps producer Shooter Jennings for his new solo record in the works. The two came together earlier this spring to begin the recording process in Los Angeles. The unnamed album is due out next year. It is a musical supplement to McKagan’s 2015 book, How To Be A Man (And Other Illusions), a New York Times bestseller. A followup book was put on hold for the time being as these songs seemed to write themselves. These new songs were inspired by McKagan’s experience traveling the world with Guns N’ Roses’ on their extravagant Not in This Lifetime tour. McKagan stated “The heartbreak, anger, fear, confusion and divide I have experienced over the last two and a half years of traveling this globe of ours coerced these words into songs that tell my truth, and one that I hope will spread and help us all. I do this for my daughters … I do this for my love of where I grew up …I do this because I truly feel it must be done and said right now.” Continue reading →
October 21st, 2005 is a historic date for every Nightwish fan – many tears flowed, yet the foundation was laid for a new beginning and the ongoing continuity of the band. What subsequently appeared as the DVD titled ‘End of an Era’ was not only the final show of their mega-selling Once tour, but also the very last joint performance with their singer Tarja Turunen. Due to all of these facets and more, the DVD will give you goosebumps many times over, yet it crowns the end of the Tarja chapter with a unique show that could hardly have been better or more spectacular. Nightwish have unveiled a monumental live video for the song “Ghost Love Score” taken from their upcoming ‘End of an Era’ re-issue . Continue reading →
Oakland, California, metal veterans High on Fire have just announced dates for the Electric Messiah Tour 2019 in support of their newest LP. Last month, the band’s eighth studio album ‘Electric Messiah’ (which you can grab here) was released to much critical acclaim, including being named as one of 2018’s top albums by both Loudwire and Revolver. Continue reading →
After 8 years Carolina Rebellion has come to an end with the split between DWP and AEG. Because of the naming rights the festival had to be renamed for DWP to continue with the festival. As of today it was released that the new name of the festival will be the EPICENTER Festival. The festival will still take place in early May on May 10th thru 12th. However, the location has changed from Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina where Carolina Rebellion was held the past several years to Rockingham, North Carolina at the Rockingham Festival Grounds where the festival was originally held in its early years. The location change also brings with it some additional advantages for the festival. DWP has stated “With the move to our new site, we’re developing 140 acres into festival grounds, which will allow us to provide enhances camping amenities, nighttime entertainment with no curfew, and expanded food and beverage offerings, all highlighted by a massive music lineup covering the spectrum of rock and alternative music.” Continue reading →