Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human Tour prefaces new album

Michael Franti & Spearhead Stay Human Tour prefaces new album

With a new album readying to drop, Michael Franti & Spearhead continue their 2018 summer run. The “Stay Human” Tour preludes Franti’s upcoming album Stay Human 2, also the soundtrack for the reggae-rocker/activist’s forthcoming self-directed documentary, Stay Human. Of the upcoming tour, new music and film, Franti explains, “I’ve traveled the globe making music and throughout the years I’ve always hoped that it could inspire small steps towards making the world a better place. Struggling with the challenges of the world I began filming my new documentary, Stay Human, telling…

Louder Than Life 2018 lineup announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails headlining

Louder Than Life 2018 lineup announced: Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails headlining

This article was originally published by Sherri ‘So Very Crawford’ for AXS.com, here Louder Than Life returns this fall bigger than ever, as the festival expands to three days for 2018, with a lineup to match. The fifth annual rock-n-roll and whiskey fest, which runs September 28-30, will feature headliners Avenged Sevenfold (Friday), Godsmack (Saturday) and Nine Inch Nails (Sunday) – NIN is slated to drop forthcoming album Bad Witch later this month. Returning to Champions Park in Louisville, KY, Louder Than Life 2018 showcases the best of rock music and…

Interview: Heidi Sheperd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Carolina Rebellion

Interview: Heidi Sheperd and Carla Harvey of Butcher Babies at Carolina Rebellion

Butcher Babies are tearing through the U.S., in support of their third studio album Lilith. The L.A.-based band is co-headling a tour with Nonpoint and also hitting top U.S. festivals. We caught up with talented frontwomen Heidi Sheperd and Carla Harvey before their heavy and energetic set at Carolina Rebellion 2018. Grab a front row view of the backstage chat in our raw/unedited (we like to keep it real!) video here. You can also check out the print Q & A version of the interview, as we reported for AXS.com….

Ghost announce Rats on the Road US tour

Ghost announce Rats on the Road US tour

An evening with Ghost kicks off May 5 Grammy® Award-winning band GHOST today (Feb. 27, 2018) announced a  tour that will kick off on May 5, 2018 in Riverside, CA, and visit US cities throughout the Spring. See Our Concert Photos Here: Ghost Enthralls at Carolina Rebellion Last December, Ghost released the live double-album Ceremony And Devotion, which was recorded during their critically exalted Popestar tour during the summer of 2017, and features fan favorites spanning the band’s entire catalogue from Opus Eponymous (2010) to Infestissumam (2013) to Meliora (2015)…

Metallica announce 2018 North American Tour, 2 shows in NC

Metallica announce 2018 North American Tour, 2 shows in NC

By Sherri ‘So Very’ Crawford: METALLICA announced a second leg of their North American Tour, with two dates in North Carolina. The band skipped stopping in the state on its last U.S. run. The metal legends will first hit the Tar Heel State at Charlotte’s Spectrum Center on October 22. After crisscrossing the country through the rest of the fall and into winter, the band returns to North Carolina to play Raleigh’s PNC Arena on January 28 (2019). See full list of tour dates below. Comprising 34 dates, the fall/winter…

CHRIS CORNELL AWARDED INAUGURAL PROMISE AWARD

CHRIS CORNELL AWARDED INAUGURAL PROMISE AWARD

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 15, 2017 – The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch had their most successful fundraising dinner to date, raising more than $1.8 million; the event also introduced the inaugural Promise Award, awarded to the late legendary singer/songwriter Chris Cornell in recognition of his song, The Promise.  Inspired by the film and song that powerfully depicted the atrocities committed against the Armenian people; the award recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way.  Chris’s wife Vicky Cornell accepted the award on his behalf and was accompanied…

Foo Fighters headlining Welcome To Rockville 2018

Foo Fighters headlining Welcome To Rockville 2018

Full line-up announced Nov. 6 by: Sherri Crawford Legendary rockers the Foo Fighters will headline Welcome To Rockville in April. The annual Jacksonville, Fla., rock fest also grows to three days in 2018. Welcome To Rockville’s full lineup will be announced Nov. 6. Slated for April 27, 28 & 29 at Metropolitan Park, the event kicks off the annual World’s Loudest Month festival series, which also includes Carolina Rebellion, Rock on the Range, and others. Organizers say more details for the World’s Loudest Month 2018 will be announced soon. “Next year’s Rockville…

ZZ Top: Tonnage Tour Concert Review

ZZ Top: Tonnage Tour Concert Review

by Sherri ‘So Very’ Crawford  originally for AXS.com Classic rock legends ZZ Top rocked Wilmington, N.C.’s, Wilson Center Thursday night, serving the sold-out crowd a night not soon forgot. The power trio from Texas delivered nearly 90 minutes of unadulterated blues-rock and boogie, minus any frills. Lauded frequently with crowd roars, and more, ZZ Top simply let their tunes do the talking……Read more by clicking here

Photos: Aaron Lewis melds past and present on solo Sinner tour

Photos: Aaron Lewis melds past and present on solo Sinner tour

Photos and text By Sherri Crawford – as first reported for AXS.com here. Staind frontman come country rocker Aaron Lewis brought his Sinner tour to the Carolina coast. The self-proclaimed “Northern Redneck” has been crisscrossing the country in support of his second solo album (Sinner, 2016) which garnered him the top position on the Top 200 Albums, Top Country Albums and Top Digital Albums Charts.    Dressed in jeans, a Smith & Wesson emblazoned tee, and trucker hat, Lewis kicked-off the Wilmington, NC, show by reciting The Pledge of Allegiance with…

World’s Loudest Month festivals top attendance records 

World’s Loudest Month festivals top attendance records 

    World’s Loudest Month Festival Series Hosts Over 500,000 Fans During Six Consecutive Weekends Of Rock Across America: The World’s Loudest Month–created by AEG Presents and Danny Wimmer Presents–continues to grow its U.S. festival series featuring the biggest names in rock music performing in eight distinct U.S. concert atmospheres during six consecutive weekends from late April through early June. In 2017, overall attendance surpassed a half million for the World’s Loudest Month festivals. Here are highlights from the 2017 World’s Loudest Month: Monster Energy Welcome To Rockville and Monster…