Comeback Kid Working On New Album

Comeback Kid have entered the studio to work on their new album. Jeremy Hiebert said the following about that:

“Behold, the tower of tone! New record coming if you didn’t already know #cbk7 #mesaengineering #marshall #revv #soldano”

[via The PRP]

Evanescence To Release New Song “Better Without You” This Week

Evanescence will be releasing a new song titled “Better Without You” on March 5. If you can’t wait that long, you can try to solve the puzzle at puzzle.evanescence.com to gain access to a preview of the track. As previously reported, the band’s new album “The Bitter Truth” will be released on March 26.

Smith & Myers (Shinedown) Announce Acoustic Tour

Smith & Myers, the project featuring Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, have announced a May acoustic tour. Here’s the dates:

05/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
05/19 Kansas City, MO – Uptown Theater
05/21 Green Bay, WI – TBA
05/22 Madison, WI – Breese Stevens Field
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
05/26 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom
05/29 Birmingham, AL – Avondale Brewing Company

The duo commented:

“We are excited to announce that we’re safely hitting the road this May! We feel extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to play live for you in a socially distanced and safe environment. We’ll perform songs from our double album, acoustic renditions of your favorite Shinedown hits + more.”

Rody Walker (Protest The Hero) To Release New Album This Month

Protest The Hero’s Rody Walker released a new EP, titled “Sharks Fly,” yesterday (February 28) and now it looks like more new music is on the way. According to the frontman, the EP will be followed by a full album later this month.

Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Rap In Moonshine Bandits’ “Live The Madness” Video

Moonshine Bandits have premiered a new video for “Live The Madness.“ The track, which features Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), appears on the band’s latest album “Fire.”

Moonshine Bandits told Loudwire the following about the collaboration, which came about after Taylor’s wife Alicia and her dance group Cherry Bombs previously worked with the band on another video:

“We emailed the song over to Alicia and we told her that CT would be the perfect feature to have on this song. She showed it to Corey, and he loved it. Corey asked us, ‘What version of Corey do you want on the song (i.e. Stone Sour, acoustic Corey, metal Corey, rap Corey)?’ We responded that we wanted all the versions of Corey mixed into one. He crushed it!”

They also added:

“The concept behind ‘Live The Madness‘ is to live your life full throttle. Always be willing to take that risk and challenge yourself. Celebrate life to its fullest extent. We wanted this song to have an energy that encourages people that it’s ok to go out and raise a little hell.”

2021 UK Download Festival Officially Cancelled

The 2021 UK Download Festival has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event is scheduled to return on June 10-12, 2022 with KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyro set to headline.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“We can confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year. But we do have exciting news for 2022.

We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make this happen, but we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to supplier and of course our passionate Download fans.

We’ll be back on 10th-12th June 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners — KISS, Iron Maiden and Biffy Clyro.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an email from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022.

Team Download”.

Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross Win Golden Globe Award For “Soul” Score

Nine Inch Nails‘ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won a Golden Globe Award in the “Best Original Score – Motion Picture” category for their work on the score for “Soul.” The duo collaborated on that piece with Jon Batiste.

Queen Launch New Mobile Rhythm Game

Queen have launched a new mobile rhythm game called “Queen: Rock Tour.” Fans can get that on Android and iOS devices HERE.

Here’s a description of the game:

“Become a rock legend with the first ever official Queen game on mobile. Hit the stage and perform with the entire band as you unleash your music talents to play thrilling guitar riffs, heart-pounding drum solos and much more. All you need to do is tap the tiles in time with the rhythm! Embark on a musical journey to rediscover the story of the world’s most iconic rock band. Play the greatest hits at historic venues, create your own stage performances with unique animations and legendary outfits, and collect exclusive images from the official archives of Queen!

GAME FEATURES

– Play your favorites tracks from over 20 official Queen songs from the greatest albums, including: Bohemian Rhapsody, Keep Yourself Alive, We Will Rock You, I Want to Break Free, We Are The Champions, and many more!*

– Challenge your music skills in this fun, addictive, and intuitive game. Whether you’re playing the guitar, drums, vocals or bass, just tap the tiles as they float by to create some of the most memorable music on mobile!

– Keep the rhythm going throughout the stage to chain together crazy combos and rack up an amazing game score as you play and complete the songs!

– Dazzle the audience with official outfits and customizable accessories you can unlock and pick out for each venue.

– Play your songs in one iconic venue after another, including the original stages at London, Tokyo, Houston, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janerio and many more.

– Unlock and collect fun music trivia facts and exclusive band images from the official Queen Archives.

Queen Rock Tour is free to play with 3 full tracks and 30 second playable levels of all other featured tracks, but if you wish you can enhance your experience and unlock all 20 full tracks for a one time in-app purchase of $2.99.”