Grinder Blues New Single Featured in Revolver

Revolver knows what’s up. They decided they needed to cover the release of Grinder Blues newest single and video Burn the Bridge.  Check out the coverage below: Grinder Blues, featuring King’s X’s dUg Pinnick, will release their self-titled album on October 14 via Megaforce Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up …

Anthrax Releases Chile on Hell 9.16.14

Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell,” a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release. “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile …

Scott Ian Spoken Word

Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will release Swearing Words in Glasgow, a spoken word DVD, on 11.11.14 “I’ve always loved musicians like Jello Biafra and Henry Rollins, who have the balls to do spoken word performances. It’s just them and the mike. There’s no band to make them look good or cover …

Bad Brains at Afropunk Festival 2014

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Grinder Blues New Single Featured in Revolver

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Revolver knows what’s up. They decided they needed to cover the release of Grinder Blues newest single and video Burn the Bridge.  Check out the coverage below:

Grinder Blues, featuring King’s X’s dUg Pinnick, will release their self-titled album on October 14 via Megaforce Records. In anticipation, the band has teamed up with Revolver to premiere their new song and music video for “Burn the Bridge.” Check it out below and let us know what you think in the comments!

Bassist-vocalist dUg Pinnick said, “I love the video! It happened so fast, it was fun, no stress.”

Drummer Scot Bihlman said, “The making this video was a blast. We wrote this blues/rock song to be straight to the point. There is definitely no fat structurally to cut away on this tune. Heavy riff, and heavy topic. We filmed it in Los Angeles at a cool warehouse that set the tone for the song. For the look of the video I added a 32 inch kick drum that is big, proud, and fits the production of the record. The sound is massive! We all agreed that we wanted to push a lot of air, on this record, and kept it very raw.” [read more and see video HERE]

Anthrax Releases Chile on Hell 9.16.14

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Get ready to mosh in the privacy of your own home, because multiple Grammy-nominated, Platinum-selling thrash masters ANTHRAX have announced the release of “Chile On Hell,” a live-in-concert DVD that is set for a September 16, 2014 release. “Chile On Hell” was filmed at the Teatro Caupolican in Santiago, Chile on May 10, 2013, and features Anthrax – Joey Belladonna/vocals, Scott Ian/guitar, Charlie Benante/drums, Frank Bello/bass and Jon Donais/lead guitar. The band performed an extended set that featured songs from Anthrax’s entire catalogue – all the fan-favorites including “I Am The Law,” “Indians,” “Madhouse,” “Caught In A Mosh,” “The Devil You Know,” and “I’m Alive.” “Chile On Hell” will be available on DVD and Blu-Ray, was recorded in 5.1 Surround Sound, and will retail for $16.98.

“Santiago was the perfect place to film the show for this,” said Anthrax’s Charlie Benante. “When we’d played there in the past, we’d finish our set, play our encore and go back to the dressing room. But every time, the fans would continue to scream and cheer and clap. I mean, they went on and on, they wouldn’t stop. One time Scott and I walked out to the side of the stage just to watch what was going on in the audience, it was intense. Why wouldn’t we want to film a DVD in front of an audience like that?

“Plus,” Benante continued, the time was right to do this DVD.” The band was in the home stretch of a three-plus-year campaign to record and support Worship Music and the Anthems EP, a period of time that was loaded with high points: the return of “classic era” vocalist Joey Belladonna, Worship Music making the band’s highest chart debut in two decades, the series of Big Four shows – Anthrax, Metallica, Slayer and Metallica, the four bands that wrote the speed and thrash metal road map – that culminated in the September 2011 Big Four spectacular at Yankee Stadium in the band’s home town of New York, “Anthrax Day” declared in the Bronx, becoming the first metal band to have its music (“Got The Time”) played on Mars, two Grammy nominations, and sold out shows in every corner of the globe. “We wanted to finish on a high note,” Benante continued, “we didn’t want to look back and regret that we didn’t record the live show.”

“Chile On Hell” was produced by Jay Ruston and filmed by City Drive Entertainment Group and DC3 Global. The DVD’s cover art was designed by Stephen Thompson who partnered with Benante to “redesign” the artwork from last year’s Anthems EP.

 

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Scott Ian Spoken Word

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Anthrax guitarist Scott Ian will release Swearing Words in Glasgow, a spoken word DVD, on 11.11.14

“I’ve always loved musicians like Jello Biafra and Henry Rollins, who have the balls to do spoken word performances. It’s just them and the mike. There’s no band to make them look good or cover up their mistakes. They’re alone, naked. It’s seemed like a really cool thing to do, but I’m not especially political and while I’m interested in a lot of different subjects from good food to great comic books, I’m not enough of an expert in any one area to get onstage and talk about it like I know any more than anyone else.

Then over the past five years or so I’ve been lucky enough to become really good friends with some great comedians, like Brian Posehn and Patton Oswalt. We’d sit around and swap stories, and I realized they were as interested in the stories I have about my bands Anthrax and S.O.D., the people I’ve been lucky enough to cross paths with — like Lemmy Kilmister from Motorhead, Gene Simmons from KISS, the late Dimebag Darrell from Pantera and cutting my teeth alongside the guys in Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth – as I was in their jokes.

The thought of doing spoken word still terrified me, but they helped convince me that I’ve had a bunch of really stupid, funny, tragic and triumphant experiences over the last 10 years or so and that if I could write them all down or at least put them into some sort of order, I’d have at least a couple hours’ worth of material that Anthrax fans, and anyone who likes nerdy (nerdy meaning cool) shit like Star Wars, Stephen King, drinking and sports might want to hear.

Still, being able to sit with my friends in a bar and tell entertaining stories was a long way from standing in front of a paying crowd telling stories that would hopefully entertain them. And, I had no idea how to go about actually booking a show. I just had this big idea that I could do speaking shows and eventually it’d happen.

And it did. Anthrax fans have always been loyal and supportive and that has allowed me to act like a rock star for more than 30 years. So, I wanted to reach out first to my fans to help finance this one-of-a-kind DVD that reveals more about me, my sense of humor and my bizarre career than anything you’ve ever read or seen.”

— Scott

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Bad Brains at Afropunk Festival 2014

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Bad Brains joined Cro-Mags, Body Count, Straight Line Stitch, Unlocking the Truth and more at the Afropunk Festival, held in Brooklyn’s Commodore Barry Park.

Read the full account of the mayhem via Loudwire HERE.

R.I.P. Johnny Winter

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The Megaforce family would like to pass along condolences to the Winter Family.  Johnny was a true pleasure to work with and he will be greatly missed.

 

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Ben Harper,Eric Clapton, And More Team For Johnny Winter Album

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“Blues legend Johnny Winter will release a new studio album, Step Back, September 2 via Megaforce Records. The album, the followup to 2011’s Roots, will find Winter exploring a more aggressive vintage-blues style.

The album also will feature a host of special guests, including Eric Clapton, Ben Harper, Billy Gibbons, Joe Perry, Dr. John, Leslie West, Brian Setzer and Joe Bonnamassa….(READ MORE)

Dave Grohl Joins Bad Brains in DC

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“Together, the foursome blasted through the early Bad Brains catalogue, with Grohl punctuating some of the best punk songs ever written with distinctive brutality. It was easily the most thrilling and visceral performance of the night.”

Read more HERE.

Mushroomhead Tour Dates

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Mushroomhead hits the road in support of the new release The Righteous & the Butterfly.  Check out the dates below and go to a show!

 

Jun 21, 2014 12:00 PM Toledo, Oh Headliners

 

Jun 27, 2014 6:00 Ringle, WI Q and Z Expo Center

 

Jun 29, 2014 6:00 PM Springfield, MO Outland Ballroom

 

Jul 01, 2014 7:30 PM Grand Junction, CO Mesa Theater

 

Jul 02, 2014 7:30 Salt Lake City, UT LoFi Cafe SLC

 

Jul 03, 2014 7:00 PM Flagstaff, AZ Orpheum Theater

 

Jul 04, 2014 Window Rock, AZ Day Customs Venue

 

Jul 05, 2014 MAYHEM FESTIVAL

 

Jul 05, 2014 1:00 PM San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater

 

Jul 06, 2014 Mountain View, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre

 

Jul 07, 2014 Portland, OR Roseland Theatre

 

Jul 08, 2014 Auburn, WA White RIver Amphitheatre

 

Jul 10, 2014 8:00 PM Las Vegas, NV LVCS

 

Jul 11, 2014 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion

 

Jul 12, 2014 Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater

 

Jul 13, 2014 Denver, CO Fillmore Auditorium

 

Jul 14, 2014 Lubbock, TX Jake’s Backroom

 

Jul 16, 2014 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheater

 

Jul 17, 2014 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre

 

Jul 19, 2014 Noblesville, IN Klipsch Music Center

 

Jul 20, 2014 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

 

Jul 22, 2014 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center

 

Jul 23, 2014 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center

 

Jul 25, 2014 Toronto, Canada Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

 

Jul 26, 2014 Burgettstown, PA First Niagara Pavilion

 

Jul 27, 2014 Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre

 

Jul 28, 2014 South Burlington, VT The Venue Night Club

 

Jul 29, 2014 Darien Center, NY Darien Lake Performing Arts Center

 

Jul 31, 2014 Cleveland, OH Agora Ballroom

 

Aug 01, 2014 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center

 

Aug 02, 2014 Scranton, PA The Pavilion at Montage Mountain

 

Aug 03, 2014 Bristow, VA Jiffy Lube Live

 

Aug 04, 2014 Jacksonville, NC Hooligans

 

Aug 05, 2014 Atlanta, GA Aaron’s Amphitheatre at Lakewood

 

Aug 08, 2014 Tyler, TX Click’s

 

Aug 09, 2014 Dallas, TX Gexa Energy Pavilion

 

Aug 10, 2014 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

 

Aug 13, 2014 Broussard, LA The Station Bar and Grill

 

Winter in Premier Guitar

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Premier Guitar did a great piece on Johnny Winter.

Winter’s star continued to rise during those years, after Columbia Records persuaded him to form a new band with co-guitarist Rick Derringer that cut the influentialJohnny Winter And and Still Alive and Well sets”

Read the rest HERE.

Against Me!’s Laura Jane Grace Teaser On AOL

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The story of Punk rock singer Laura Jane Grace of Against Me! who came out as a woman in 2012, and other members of the trans community whose experiences are woefully underrepresented and misunderstood in the media.

Here is the trailer the AOL Original.

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