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 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


Bad Brains at Afropunk Festival 2014

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

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.


Johnny Winter RIP

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

“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

“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

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 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

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

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.


Johnny Winters Hits the Festivals

Johnny Winters, one of Rolling Stone’s top guitar players of all time, is on the road and hitting festivals along the way.

He’ll be joining artists such as Eric Clapton, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Phish, Santana at the New Orleans JazzFest.  More info is available HERE.

Johnny will also be at Dallas International Guitar Fest.  More info is available HERE.

Win a pair of Bad Brains Vans

On Friday, March 14 

You can win a pair of Bad Brains Vans Sk8-Hi.  Once sold exclusively at Supreme, the Vans x Bad Brains Sk8-Hi was one of three styles that were released in a limited run in 2009. The band worked alongside the Vans design team to showcase their iconic lightning bolt logo from their first self-titled, full-length 1982 album on the sidewall and waffle outsole of the Sk8-Hi. Retails for $75

For more details on how to win go HERE!

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