Kerrangfest / Artsfest
It’s Artsfest in Birmingham on Sept 10th-12th. As part of Artsfest, which sees an abundance of talent on show in and around Birmingham for free, there is also Kerrangfest. Kerrangfest features numerous rock bands playing the open-air stage at Centenary Square. Kerrangfest this year is taking place on the final day - Sept 12th. Templeton Pek have just posted the line-up (it’s not up on...
Alter Bridge have signed with Roadrunner Records. They will be represented by Roadrunner worldwide with the exception of North America. Their first release will be their third studio album, ‘AB III’. This is set for release on October 11th. The full tracklisting is: Slip To The Void Isolation Ghost Of Days Gone By All Hope Is Gone Still Remains Make It Right Wonderful Life I...
Anberlin are doing a bunch of record store signings/in-stores in the USA this week to coincide with their new album release of ‘Dark Is The Way: Light Is A Place’. These stores will be carrying (while supplies last) a rare & special CD-Vinyl. This is a CD on one side containing an unreleased B-side “I’d Like To Die” and the music video for...
The Rocket Summer US Tour
The Rocket Summer has announced a US tour which will see Bryce Avary playing stripped-down, acoustic ‘sing along’ shows. Armed with piano, acoustic guitars and drums, Bryce will talk about The Rocket Summer songs in between as well as taking requests. The shows are at smaller than usual venues to create an intimate setting and Bryce plans on performing some of the more oscure TRS songs...
Bon Jovi's Greatest Hits
Bon Jovi’s next single will be entitled ‘What Do You Got?’ and will hit airwaves at the end of this month. This single is featured on Bon Jovi’s new Greatest Hits compilation which will be released on November 9th (USA). The Greatest Hits will come in two formats; a 16-track single album which will include two new tracks, and a 28-track ‘Ultimate Collection’...
Hey Monday have announced the departure of bassist Jersey Moriarty. A statement is up on the band’s official site, www.heymondaymusic.com. According to the band this was a well thought out decision by Jersey towards the end of Warped Tour. Jersey has also written a blog informing everyone at http://omgitsjersey.tumblr.com
Slipknot Release '(sic)nesses' DVD
Slipknot are to release a DVD entitled ‘(sic)nesses’ which will feature their 2009 headline show at Castle Donington’s Download Festival. 30 cameras were on hand to capture every angle as the nine-piece motored through their catalogue. The festival performance of course includes Paul Gray on bass who passed away in May 2010. The DVD also includes a 45 minute documentary of the...
Madina Lake’s Matthew Leone has posted his first blog since being beaten unconscious at the end of June. You can read it at: http://madinafire.tumblr.com Also, more bands are donating items for the fund to pay for Matthew’s medical bills. There’s currently an auction on ebay to win a signed Shinedown bass, signed by all four members of Shinedown...
There For Tomorrow
Is it that time of the year when everyone announces their Autumn/Winter tours? There For Tomorrow (whose Wolverhampton show from earlier this year is reviewed in the current Black Velvet) have new UK dates for November on sale now. Nov 1 2010 Waterfront Norwich, England, UNITED KINGDOM Nov 2 2010 Manchester Club Academy Manchester, UK, UNITED KINGDOM Nov 3 2010 02 Academy 2...
Sum 41 have cancelled their remaining Warped Tour dates due to frontman Deryck Whibley’s recent injury in Japan. Deryck was unprovokedly attacked last Thursday while in a bar in Japan and this aggravated a previously slipped disk. Although the band played Summer Sonic festival in Japan against doctor’s orders, the band have now decided it is better to pull out of Warped so Deryck can...
Checked out Just Surrender yet? They’ll be in the UK as support to Framing Hanley. If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of checking out their sounds, they are offering a free download at: http://www.mediafire.com/?ydcsa6f6ancslc8 Just Surrender release their new album ‘Phoenix’ (not to be confused with Orange’s latest album, ‘Phoenix’) on LAB Records. ...
It’s all change in the My Passion camp. Jamie Nicholls has joined the band, making it in five-piece. He will be playing drums while long-time drummer Jonathan Gaskin is now moving to synths/guitar/vocals. Check out My Passion at http://www.myspace.com/mypassion
Eastpak / Sum 41
Sum 41 return to the UK in October/November with the Eastpak Antidote tour. They will be supported by The Black Pacific, Riverboat Gamblers and Veara. Tour dates are: Norwich U.E.A. WED 27/10/2010 Southampton Guildhall THU 28/10/2010 HMV Forum London FRI 29/10/2010 Academy Manchester MON 01/11/2010 O2 Academy Birmingham TUE 02/11/2010 O2 Academy Bristol ...