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….

A Day To Remember Added To LAS RAGEOUS; April 20 & 21 in Downtown Las Vegas

A Day To Remember Added To LAS RAGEOUS; April 20 & 21 in Downtown Las Vegas

Las Vegas, NV – Sin City’s premier rock and metal festival, Las Rageous, is excited to announce the addition of rock powerhouse A Day To Remember to the Friday night lineup. A Day To Remember will be taking the place of Ghost, who had to cancel the date and issued the following statement: “Due to unforeseen production delays, Ghost regretfully will not be able to appear at the Las Rageous festival next month in Las Vegas, NV. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing our friends in…

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…

Bananarama announces first U.S. tour

Bananarama announces first U.S. tour

Exactly thirty years in the making, British pop powerhouse Bananarama touch down in 2018 for their first four dates in North America, as the original lineup – Sara Dallin, Keren Woodward, and Siobhan Fahey. Cited in the Guinness Book of Records as “the most successful girl group of all-time” – for achieving more hit singles than any female band in history – Bananarama forever changed the face of pop music worldwide. To date, combined sales exceed 40 million and counting. Bananarama’s tour marks an important first for the trio. Fahey…

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…

Interview: Seether’s Shaun Morgan talks new album, creative evolution and more at Carolina Rebellion

Interview: Seether’s Shaun Morgan talks new album, creative evolution and more at Carolina Rebellion

This article was originally published on www.axs.com by Sherri SoVery Crawford Seether’s seventh studio album Poison the Parish drops today (May 12) – and the band has even more to celebrate. The effort marks the band’s first album produced entirely by frontman Shaun Morgan and was launched via his new imprint Canine Riot Records. What’s more, the hard-rock trio is in the midst of the Poison the Parish world tour, which comprises headlining and top festival appearances. To wit, Seether recently played a blistering set at Carolina Rebellion (part of the World’s Loudest Month series) filled with big riffs…

Review: Breaking Benjamin delivers stellar show at Myrtle Beach House of Blues

Review: Breaking Benjamin delivers stellar show at Myrtle Beach House of Blues

Rock band Breaking Benjamin continues its march of sold-out shows, including a notable performance at House of Blues Myrtle Beach. Based on the at-capacity crowd’s reactions, the Pennsylvania-based rockers delivered an A-plus performance to its legion of loyal fans. Following an opening set by five-piece Detroit rock band Wilson, Breaking Benjamin frontman Ben Burnley and company set the stage ablaze with the opening guitar of Sold Cold (off the platinum-selling 2004 album We Are Not Alone). As the hauntingly dark riffs gave way to Burnley’s vocals, the crowd drank them…

Guns N’ Roses’ 5 best lyrics

Guns N’ Roses’ 5 best lyrics

Once known as The Most Dangerous Band in the World, Guns N’ Roses has been kicking ass and taking numbers over a decades-long roller coaster ride of raucousness. Despite falling apart at its sex, drugs and rock-n-roll seams, the unthinkable happened nearly 22 years later and Guns N’ Roses regrouped. Forming in 1985 and igniting L.A.’s rising rock music scene, Guns N’ Roses made music history in 1987 with the release of their best-selling U.S. debut, Appetite for Destruction. Influential, raw and unrelenting, the iconic album imbedded the band into…