Former Black Label Society Guitarist Nick Catanese Pleads Guilty To Sending Sexually Explicit Messages & Images To A 14-Year-Old Girl

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, former Black Label Society guitarist Nicholas Catanese has pleaded guilty to “unlawful contact, corruption of minors and endangering the welfare of children.” This news comes after the 46-year-old was caught sending sexually explicit messages to a 14-year-old girl via Instagram. Some of those messages included pictures of his genitals, requests for nude photos of her, and descriptions of various sex acts. The girl was a student at the School of Rock Castle Shannon in Pittsburgh, PA, where Catanese previously worked, before getting fired after an incident with another female student. The police were alerted to the allegations by the music school’s owner, David Blackrick. Allegheny County Common Pleas Judge Donna Jo McDaniel has scentenced Catanese to five years of probation and 25 years as a registered sex offender. He has also been ordered to avoid contact with minors and is not allowed to use any Internet-capable computers.

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Black Label Society Cancel Two More Shows Due To “Severe Illness”

Black Label Society previously cancelled their January 8 show in Montreal and their January 9 show in Toronto due to Zakk Wylde suffering from “severe illness,” and have now cancelled their January 10 show in Grand Rapids and their January 12 show in Oklahoma City as well. New dates will be announced soon.

Black Label Society Cancel Montreal & Toronto Shows Due To “Severe Illness”

Black Label Society will not be performing in Montreal and Toronto, due to Zakk Wylde suffering from “severe illness.” The dates will be rescheduled soon, and will likely take place this summer. Despite this, tourmates Corrosion Of Conformity and Eyehategod still plan to perform at Les Foufounes Électriques in Montreal tonight (January 8) and at The Opera House in Toronto tomorrow (January 9).

Black Label Society Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Black Label Society have announced a 2018 European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Grimmest Hits“ (out January 19).

Tour Dates:

03/08 Paris, FRA – Le Bataclan
03/09 Toulouse, FRA – Le Bikini
03/10 Vitoria, SPA – JimmyJazz
03/11 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Capitol
03/13 Madrid, SPA – Riviera
03/14 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz
03/16 Milan, ITA – Alcatraz
03/17 Telfs, AUT – Rathaussaal
03/18 Prague, CZE – Mala Sportovini Hala
03/20 Krakow, POL – Studio
03/21 Warsaw, POL – Stodola
03/23 Munich, GER – Backstage Werk
03/24 Frankfurt, GER – Batschkapp
03/25 Pratteln, SWI – Z7
03/27 Cologne, GER – Live Music Hall
03/28 Berlin, GER – Huxleys
03/29 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
03/30 Amsterdam, NET – Melkweg
03/31 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
04/03 Luxembourg, LUX – Den Atelier
04/05 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
04/07 Dublin, IRE – Tivoli
04/08 Belfast, IRE – Limelight

Black Label Society Announce North American Tour With Corrosion Of Conformity, Eyehategod, & Red Fang

Black Label Society have announced a headlining tour with Corrosion Of Conformity. Eyehategod and Red Fang will also perform on select dates.

Tour Dates:

12/27 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre

With Eyehategod:

12/29 Sioux City, IA – Anthem at Hard Rock Hotel &Casino
12/30 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
12/31 Sauget, IL – Pop’s Nightclub
01/02 Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium
01/03 Chicago, IL – House of Blues
01/04 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
01/05 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore Detroit
01/07 Clifton Park, NY – Upstate Concert Hall
01/08 Montreal, QC – M Telus
01/09 Toronto, ON – Rebel
01/10 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
01/12 Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom
01/13 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
01/14 Austin, TX – Emo’s
01/15 Houston, TX – House of Blues
01/17 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues
01/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
01/19 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s
01/20 Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

With Red Fang:

01/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
01/27 Myrtle Beach, SC – House of Blues
01/28 Raleigh, NC – The Ritz
01/29 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
01/31 New York, NY – PlayStation Theater
02/01 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
02/02 Portland, ME – Aura
02/03 Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
02/05 Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom
02/06 Akron, OH – The Goodyear Theater at East End
02/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
02/08 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom Club Stage
02/09 St. Paul, MN – Myth Live

With Eyehategod:

02/11 Saskatoon, SK – O’Brians Event Centre
02/12 Edmonton, AB – The Ranch Roadhouse
02/14 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
02/16 Grande Prairie, AB – Bowes Event Center at Revolution Place
02/17 Calgary, AB – MacEwan Hall
02/19 Seattle, WA – Showbox SoDo
02/20 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
02/21 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
02/23 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
02/24 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
02/25 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
02/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre