John 5 To Guest At Gene Simmons’ “Vault” Event In Las Vegas

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) has announced that he will be one of the guests at Gene Simmons’ (KISS) “Vault” event at Kiss By Monster Mini Golf in Las Vegas, NV on December 2. He posted the following:

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Exhumed Officially Welcome Noisem’s Sebastian Phillips To The Band

Exhumed have officially welcome Noisem’s Sebastian Phillips to the band as a permanent member. He will be taking over for ex-guitarist Bud Burke.

Phillips commented:

“It’s been blast so far and since the first tour I did with Exhumed, it just felt comfortable. I’d been a fan for a long time and getting to know them, I found out that we all come from the same hard rock and nasty fast extreme metal backgrounds, so it just made sense.”

Matt Harvey added:

“We’re super psyched to bring Baz into the fold. Anyone that’s seen us since ‘Death Revenge‘ came out can attest that he’s killed it on the last few tours, and we couldn’t ask for a better fit.”

“Bud simply wasn’t available for touring as much as we needed him to be, it was that simple. He and I have been friends for years, and we both understood that this move made sense for the band – there were no hard feelings whatsoever.”

“We’re definitely going back to into the studio next year. We have a ton of material that’s shaping up to be really aggressive, and we’re pumped to get Baz contributing to the writing and recording side of things as well!”

Behemoth, Underoath, Etc. Added To 2019 Rock am Ring & Rock im Park Festivals

More bands have been added to the 2019 Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals in Germany. These events will take place June 7-9 with Rock im Park being held at the Zeppelinfeld in Nurnberg, GER, and Rock am Ring being held at the Eifel in Nurburgring, GER. Newly announced artists include: Behemoth, Blackout Problems, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Bonez MC & RAF Camora, Starset, Tenacious D, Fever 333, Underoath, and While She Sleeps. Previously announced artists include: Tool, Die Ärzte, Slipknot, Marteria & Casper, Dropkick Murphys, Sabaton, Die Antwoord, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Bastille, The 1975, The Bosshoss, Bonez MC & Rac Camora, Alligatoah, SDP, Kontra K, Amon Amarth, Architects, Foals, Alice In Chains, Feine Sahne Fischfilet, Godsmack, Arch Enemy, Hot Water Music, Halestorm, Welshly Arms, Against The Current, Nothing, Nowhere, Blackout Problems, Power Trip, and U.V.M.

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Tool’s Adam Jones Says His Home Was Spared By The California Fires

Tool’s Adam Jones was among the various rock/metal musicians who had to evacuate due to the California fires. Fortunately, it seems his home was spared. He posted the following:

Candlebox Announce 2019 Tour Dates

Candlebox have announced a 2019 tour. Select dates will find the band performing their debut self-titled album in full.

Tour Dates:

02/10 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
02/11 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
02/14 Ft. Wayne, IN – The Clyde
02/15 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe*
02/16 Detroit, MI – Fillmore*
02/17 Cleveland, OH – Hard Rock Live
03/13 Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
03/14 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/15 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
04/17 Boston, MA – Wilbur Theatre*
04/18 Fairfield, CT – The Warehouse
04/19 Montclair, NJ – The Wellmont*
04/20 Stroudsburg, PA – Sherman Theater
04/24 Derry, NH – Tupelo Music Hall
04/25 Albany, NY – The Egg
04/26 Huntington, NY – Paramount Theatre*
04/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza*
07/20 Biloxi, MS – Hard Rock Casino

* performing debut album

Trivium’s Matt Heafy Shares Kenny Loggins, Blink-182, Sublime, Etc. Covers

Trivium’s Matt Heafy has shared more covers from his Twitch live streams. You can see him take on Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone“, Blink-182’s “Dammit“, Bonnie Tyler’s “Holding Out For A Hero“, Sublime’s “Santeria“, La Bouche’s “Be My Lover“, Alan Jackson’s “Chattachoochee“, Rituals’ “Watch The Sky“, and Roy Orbison’s “In Dreams“ below:

[via The PRP]