David Ellefson (Megadeth) Announces “Bass Chronicles” Storyteller Concert Series

Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has announced a “Bass Chronicles” storyteller concert series. The trek will consist of four Midwest dates with Dead By Wednesday.

Tour Dates:

09/23 Pittsburgh, PA – Crafthouse
09/24 Akron, OH – The Empire Concert Club
09/25 Marietta, OH – The Adelphia Music Hall
09/26 Richmond, IN – The Firehouse

Ellefson’s “Bass Chronicles” band will feature vocalist Andre Vanchot (Eddie Ojeda Band), drummer Christian “Opus” Lawrence (Dead By Wednesday), and guitarists Dave Sharpe (Dead By Wednesday) and Drew Fortier (Bang Tango). The following was said about the shows:

“Each event will be presented as a chronological set filled with songs and stories spanning David’s legendary career, along with some deep cuts that have rarely (or never) been performed live from his catalog of work.”

Ellefson added:

“I’m excited to head out and hit the stage again as we’re preparing a special list of songs, including some rarities which have never been performed live.”

“People are excited about live shows again so we’re approaching these events like a traveling pop-up experience where you can catch a show, see a flick, buy some merch, and even break bread with the band at the VIP dinners. So, get ready for a full night out!”

Tickets and VIP dinner packages can be found HERE.

Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2016 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed the 2016 Rocklahoma Festival. The event will take place May 27-29, at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, and will include: Scorpions, Disturbed, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth, Chevelle, 3 Doors Down, Sixx: A.M., Collective Soul, Sebastian Bach, Bullet For My Valentine, Great White, Sevendust, P.O.D., Hellyeah, Steel Panther, Pop Evil, Saint Asonia, Bang Tango, Last In Line, Thousand Foot Krutch, Texas Hippie Coalition, The Sword, Red Sun Rising, Hatebreed, DevilDriver, Mystery, Wilson, Avatar, Wild Throne, The Glorious Sons, Citizen Zero, Banshee, Nova Rex, Prophets Of Addiction, Beggars Jam, Niterain, Freeway Mad, Midnite Sin, 3-D In Your Face, Teer, 5-Star Hooker, Dead Metal Society, Electro_Nomicon, Kore Rozzik, Diamond Lane, Chaotic Resemblance, Project Terror, The Tip, Nicnos, Stolen Rhodes, Screaming For Silence, Drek, A Course Of Action, Lovebettie, and BC And The Big Rig.

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Riki Rachtman Books Sebastian Bach, L.A. Guns, Extreme Etc. For Cathouse Live Festival

Former Headbanger’s Ball host, Riki Rachtman has organized a festival in honor of the Cathouse night club, which was a big place for shows in the late ’80’s and early ’90’s. The Cathouse Festival will take place August 15, at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Irvine, California, and will include the following artists:

Extreme, Tom Keifer, Sebastian Bach, Dokken, Faster Pussycat, Stephen Pearcy, Saigon Kick, Gilby Clarke, Dangerous Toys, L.A. Guns, Junkyard, Trixter, Autograph, Black ‘n’ Blue, Tracii Guns, Enuff Z’ Nuff, BulletBoys, Bang Tango, Jetboy, Pretty Boy Floyd, Tuff, Little Caesar, and an all-star jam.

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