Aftershock 2019 lineup announced: Slipknot, Tool, Rob Zombie headlining

Aftershock 2019 lineup announced: Slipknot, Tool, Rob Zombie headlining

Aftershock 2019 Expands To Three Days With Massive Lineup Featuring Tool, Slipknot, Korn, Rob Zombie, Staind, Bring Me The Horizon, A Day To Remember, Marilyn Manson, Lamb of God, Halestorm, Chevelle & Many More California’s Biggest Rock Festival Returns To Sacramento’s Discovery Park October 11, 12 & 13 After welcoming a sold-out crowd of 60,000 people in 2018, Aftershock returns even bigger this year, expanding to three full days of performances from some of the most popular music acts, including a mix of chart-topping headliners and up-and-coming buzzworthy bands across the rock…

Ozzy Osbourne postpones all 2019 tour dates due to injury

Ozzy Osbourne postpones all 2019 tour dates due to injury

Legendary singer Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 tour dates as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with pneumonia. According to a news release, Osbourne fell at his Los Angeles home, aggravating injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required surgery last month. The 70-year-old Hall of Fame inductee expressed disappointment in a statement to fans. “Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now,” Osborne says. “I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from…

Guns N’ Roses Announced As First Act For Louder Than Life 2019

Guns N’ Roses Announced As First Act For Louder Than Life 2019

What: Louder Than Life announces headliners Guns N’ Roses When: September 27-29 Where: Highland Festival Grounds At KY Expo Center Rock band Guns N’ Roses are the first act to be announced for the return of Louder Than Life. This year the festival will be headed to its new home at the Highland Festival Grounds At Kentucky Expo Center September 27-29. The announcement also marks Guns N’ Roses first scheduled concert date of 2019. The full Louder Than Life lineup will be announced on Monday, April 8.  Related: Best Guns N’…

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…