Watch Shinedown’s Brent Smith And Eric Bass Perform Cover Of “Christmas Time Is Here”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Eric Bass recently performed a cover of Vince Guaraldi’s “Christmas Time Is Here” from the 1965 TV special “A Charlie Brown Christmas” for Baltimore’s 98 Rock. You can check that out below, along with acoustic performances of “Atlas Falls,” “Unity,” and “Monsters.”

Shinedown’s Brent Smith Criticizes Dr. Anthony Fauci For “Lying To Society” About Santa Claus

Here’s an odd holiday story for you. During CNN’s “Sesame Street ABC’s Of COVID-19 Town Hall,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s top infectious-disease expert, tried to reassure kids that Santa Claus has been vaccinated and will still be able to come to their houses amid the coronavirus pandemic. However, Shinedown frontman Brent Smith apparently took issue with those comments saying that Fauci is “lying to society.”

Fauci told Elmo and the children the following when asked if it is safe for Santa to deliver presents:

“Well, I have to say I took care of that for you because I was worried you all would be upset. So what I did a little while ago, I took a trip up there to the North Pole. I went there and I vaccinated Santa Claus myself. I measured his level of immunity, and he is good to go. He can come down the chimney. He can leave the presents, he can leave, and you have nothing to worry about. Santa Claus is good to go.”

Smith then shared a New York Post article regarding the statement along with the following criticism:

“I’m going to go out on a limb here. Lying to society this far into a pandemic is not something I would encourage. #tellthetruth #clockisticking”

After receiving backlash from fans, the singer added:

“Hey everyone I hear you… I won’t even yell back. Much love ❤️ to all… Happy Holidays😘”

[via Blabbermouth]

Evanescence, Shinedown, Seether, Etc. Awarded New Gold And Platinum Records In The U.S.

A number of rock artists have received new gold and platinum certifications by the RIAA. Among them are Evanescence, Shinedown, Seether, and more.

Here’s a list of the new certifications:

* Evanescence
– Self-Titled Album (certified gold)

* Shinedown
– “Monsters“ single (certified gold)

* Seether
– “Karma & Effect” (certified platinum)
– “Finding Beauty In Negative Spaces” (certified platinum)
– “Careless Whisper” (George Michael cover) single (certified gold)

*Theory Of A Deadman
– “RX (Medicate)” single (certified platinum)
– “All Or Nothing” single (certified gold)
– “Lowlife“ single (certified gold)

* I Prevail
– “Scars” single (certified gold)

*Falling In Reverse
– “Popular Monster” single (certified gold)

[via The PRP]

Shinedown Announce “SD Limited” Premium Apparel Line And Career-Spanning Vinyl Box Set

Shinedown have announced a new premium apparel line, which they are calling “SD Limited.” The first collection in the merch line will focus on the band’s 2008 album “The Sound Of Madness” and it will be available on Black Friday (November 27). A career-spanning vinyl box set will be available for pre-order that day as well.

Zach Myers said the following about “SD Limited”:

“We are thrilled that SD Limited is finally coming into fruition and set to be released imminently. This is an idea that we have been looking to launch for a while, but the rigors of touring always kept it on the back burner.

Earlier this year, Adam from EightySeven Creative Agency had gotten in touch about working together on a project, and I knew he was perfect for this venture with his inspired and futuristic take on concert merchandising. He, alongside myself and our longtime merchandiser Kent Sinkler, set out to deconstruct the classic rock shirt, throw it in a blender with street fashion, and strip it all down to a central message of community. We wanted to appeal to everyone, whether they had heard of our band or not, but truly wanted to serve our most loyal fans. It was important that the products were made with high-quality materials, with unique graphics and color ways, but most important that the themes that have carried our band across the world for the last 20 years were woven into each piece.”

The band also said the following about the vinyl box set:

“Starting 11/27 you will be able to pre-order the Box Set featuring gold vinyl pressings of all 6 of our albums. The box set includes a limited number of 2k units worldwide, and contains a brand new 15th anniversary cover for ‘Us and Them!’ The Box Set will begin shipping in January and all individual vinyl will ship in February”

As the group mentioned, individual limited edition vinyl pressings will also be available including “Leave A Whisper” on clear blue vinyl, “Us And Them” on clear purple vinyl, “The Sound Of Madness” on white vinyl, “Amaryllis” on rustic green vinyl, “Threat To Survival” on clear red vinyl, and “Attention Attention” on clear yellow vinyl. The box set will ship on January 22 and the individual vinyl albums will ship on February 12.

Brent Smith Offers Update On New Shinedown Album: “We’re, Like, 40 Percent There In Regards To The Writing Process”

Brent Smith recently took to social media to offer an update on the new Shinedown album. According to him, the band are about 40 percent through the writing process.

Smith said the following about the new material:

“I think that it is definitely — there are parts of it that are gonna be a product of what we are all going through this year. But there’s also a lot of soul searching on this record. [We’re] really, really focusing super, super hard on the lyrical content, and the way that it sounds.

For us to look at everything that’s going on right now and to listen to some of the new-school artists and seeing what they’re doing with production and what have you, you can always learn from different people,” he continued. “It’s interesting the state of kind of where music is right now, ’cause there’s a lot of it.”

He also added:

“I’d say we’re, like, 40 percent there in regards to the writing process. We’ll see by the end of the year where we’re at, and then the timeline for getting everything together.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Brent Smith Says Shinedown Are “Nine Songs Into The Writing Process” For Their New Album

During a recent interview with Two Doods Reviews, Shinedown’s Brent Smith revealed that the band are “nine songs into the writing process” for their new album. He also added: “We’re in the demo process at the moment — we’re just writing.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Shinedown Donate $250,000 From “Atlas Falls” Fundraiser To Direct Relief

Shinedown have donated $250,000 to Direct Relief as part of their “Atlas Falls” fundraiser. This includes their initial $20,000 donation and the first check from the campaign, which is equal to $230,000. The band will continue the fundraiser, which has raised more than $300,000 so far.

Shinedown Score 16th No. 1 On Billboard Mainstream Rock Songs Chart

Shinedown have broken the record for most No. 1s on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Songs airplay chart. The band earned the honor after scoring their 16th No. 1 with their latest single “Atlas Falls.” The track was also the group’s 17th No. 1 on the Mediabase Active Rock chart and their sixth consecutive No. 1.

Brent Smith commented:

“Myself, Barry, Zach and Eric are beyond humbled.

‘Atlas Falls’ represents so many emotions, especially now.

The success of this song would have never been achieved if it wasn’t for the audience, the fans, ‘family,’ the people.

A song that was written and recorded eight years ago found its voice in 2020 in the midst of a global pandemic as a symbol of optimism, courage, and the human spirit.

I want to personally thank not only our management In De Goot Entertainment, our label Atlantic Records, our incredible partners at radio and Direct Relief for giving us the inspiration to release the song.

We share this #1 with the whole world, and we say thank you so very much.

‘Don’t give up now…There’s already so much at stake.'”

Shinedown Officially Cancel Their “Deep Dive” Tour

Shinedown have officially cancelled their “Deep Dive” tour. The band previously rescheduled the trek, but they were unable to move forward with the new dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Shinedown commented:

“We’re coming to you with news…

We’ve always been a ‘fans first’ band, but leaving you all in the dark is something we refuse to do.

The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ was an idea the four of us collectively came up with to do something special for you in a way we don’t often get to do. But with the weight of everything happening in the world today, it has come to light that its impossible at this point to continue to move the tour forward this year. Trust us, we’ve tried anything and everything to make these shows happen while always keeping the health and safety of our fans, crew, and local venue staff as our #1 prionty.

Instead of stringing everyone along who pays their hard-earned money through endlessly postponing and rescheduling, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the shows.

The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ will have to come alive at a different time when it’s safe for all.

Refunds for all tickets and VIP will be available at point of purchase.

As much as this crushes us to not play the ‘Deep Dive Tour’, the health and safety of our fans, crew, and venue staff around the world are of the utmost importance to us.

We love you, we miss you, and we have so much more coming for you this year while we sort out the ‘Concert World.’

For information on postponements / cancellations for non-‘Deep Dive’ summer dates, please check at point a purchase.”