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SHINEDOWN Bassist ERIC BASS Tests Positive For COVID-19; Band To Play Next Two Shows As A Three-Piece

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band's next two concerts — tonight (Saturday, September 25) at The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas and tomorrow night (Sunday, September 26) at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas — will see SHINEDOWN perform as a three-piece. SHINEDOWN ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: COVID-19 'Kicked My Motherf**king Ass'

KORN singer Jonathan Davis is still struggling with COVID-19 after-effects, nearly three weeks after it was announced that he tested positive for the novel coronavirus. As a result of his infection, the band postponed six dates and canceled two on its current U.S. tour. Davis, who was reportedly fully vaccinated, addressed his COVID-19 battle during ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release Brand New Single In January; Full-Length Album To Follow In The Spring

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has confirmed that the first single from the band's seventh studio album will arrive in January 2022. The follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" is being recorded at a new studio in Charleston, South Carolina spearheaded by the group's bassist and producer Eric Bass. Smith discussed a possible timeline for the release ...

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See Official Trailer For SHINEDOWN Film 'Attention Attention'

The official trailer for SHINEDOWN's film "Attention Attention", a cinematic experience of the band's 2018 studio album of the same name, is available below. The worldwide distribution rights to "Attention Attention" were recently acquired by Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company. Directed by Bill Yukich and featuring band members Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers ...

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KORN 'Postpones' Scranton Concert After Confirmed COVID-19 Case Within The Band's Camp

KORN has "postponed" its show tonight (Saturday, August 14) at The Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Scranton, Pennsylvania after an undisclosed person "within the KORN camp" tested positive for COVID-19. KORN shared the news of the postponement in a statement posted on social media. The band wrote: "Unfortunately, there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Cancels Shows Due To COVID-19 Concerns

George Lynch has scrapped his previously announced shows in August and September amid a nationwide spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations attributed to the delta variant. The legendary guitarist, who recently set ELECTRIC FREEDOM as the new name of his "touring entity," shared the news of the cancelation via social media earlier today. "Due to ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'That's Lame As Hell'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And ALEX SKOLNICK Have A 'Bad Feeling' About COVID-19's Impact On Upcoming Tours

Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO) and Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) have both expressed their concern over the increasing number of concerts and tours that are being canceled as the coronavirus is still spreading, especially among the unvaccinated. In the past week, a number of high-profile hard rock and heavy metal artists ...

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SHINEDOWN Drummer BARRY KERCH To Sit Out Beginning Of Tour After Testing Positive For COVID-19

SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being vaccinated. The 44-year-old musician, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, revealed his positive diagnosis in a video message earlier today. He stated in the clip (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In the 20 years of SHINEDOWN, I have never missed a show — until ...

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THE RAVEN AGE Feat. IRON MAIDEN Bassist's Son GEORGE HARRIS: 'Exile' Album Due In September

THE RAVEN AGE, the U.K.-based melodic metal band featuring IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris's son George Harris, will release "Exile" on September 17 via Explore1 Music Group/EX1 Records. The album is a beautifully curated selection of songs featuring 11 tracks, including two new original songs, plus fan favorites from their 2019 release "Conspiracy" as well ...

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SHINEDOWN Film 'Attention Attention' Acquired By GRAVITAS VENTURES

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios company, has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to SHINEDOWN's film "Attention Attention", a cinematic experience of the band's 2018 studio album of the same name. Directed by Bill Yukich and featuring band members Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production), and Barry Kerch (drums) along with ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings JOURNEY's 'Don't Stop Believin'' With STEEL PANTHER At Wisconsin's ROCK FEST (Video)

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna joined STEEL PANTHER on stage on Thursday, July 15 at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin to perform a cover version of the JOURNEY classic "Don't Stop Believin'". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Concert Mania"). Two months ago, Belladonna told "The Johnny ...

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BADFLOWER To Release 'This Is How The World Ends' Album In September

Gold-certified Los Angeles-bred and Nashville-based BADFLOWER siphons stress, sleeplessness, sex, sadness, mania, pain, and truth into revelatory alternative anthems. Lead singer/guitarist Josh Katz's quivering confessions seep into climactic distortion and, like any good rush, you need more. They deliver this rush on their forthcoming second full-length offering, "This Is How The World Ends", which is ...

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SAVING ABEL Rejoined By Original Singer JARED WEEKS

SAVING ABEL has announced the return of original vocalist Jared Weeks. A new EP, "Shade Of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", which revisits some of the group's earliest material, will be released this Friday, July 9. "Shade of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", a nod to SAVING ABEL's original moniker when the band first formed ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces More Fall 2021 U.S. Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new dates for its fall headlining tour, including stops in Washington, D.C.; Philadelphia; South Bend; New Orleans; Atlanta; Chattanooga; and North Augusta. The upcoming outing will also feature headlining festival appearances at Musikfest in Bethlehem; Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville; Pointfest in St. Louis; 98RockFest in Tampa; and Earthday Birthday in ...

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