Nekrogoblikon’s Joe Nelson Has Been Playing Guitar For Avril Lavigne As Of Late

Nekrogoblikon guitarist Joe Nelson has been serving as a member of Avril Lavigne‘s backing band as of late. You can see footage of him performing “Love It When You Hate Me” with Lavigne, Blackbear, and Blink-182’s Travis Barker during the February 28 episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” below. Notably, the same lineup also performed on a recent episode of “Good Morning America.”

[via The PRP]

Wage War, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Etc. Added To 2022 So What?! Music Festival

Wage War, Lil Skies, Mod Sun, Pouya, State Champs, Hail The Sun, Rebecca Black, Kublai Khan, Hawthorne Heights, Big K.R.I.T., and Oxymorrons have all been added to the 2022 So What?! Music Festival. That event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the updated daily lineups can be seen in the below poster:

Foo Fighters, Five Finger Death Punch, Chevelle, Volbeat, Etc. Nominated For 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA on March 22 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song Of The Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “And So It Went”
  • Five Finger Death Punch – “Living The Dream”
  • Rise Against – “Nowhere Generation”
  • Volbeat – “Wait A Minute My Girl”
  • Foo Fighters – “Waiting On A War”

Rock Artist Of The Year:

  • Chevelle
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Foo Fighters
  • Mammoth WVH
  • The Pretty Reckless

Best New Rock Artist:

  • All Good Things
  • Architects
  • Ayron Jones
  • Mammoth WVH
  • Zero 9:36

Alternative Song Of The Year:

  • Weezer featuring AJR – “All My Favorite Songs”
  • Imagine Dragons – “Follow You”
  • All Time Low featuring Blackbear – “Monsters”
  • Machine Gun Kelly & Blackbear – “My Ex’s Best Friend”
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Shy Away”

Alternative Artist of the Year:

  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Imagine Dragons
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Best New Alternative Artist:

  • Cannons
  • Clairo
  • Girl In Red
  • Måneskin
  • WILLOW

Best Comeback Album (Socially Voted Category):

  • Adele – “30”
  • Drake – “Certified Lover Boy”
  • Foo Fighters – “Medicine At Midnight”
  • Lorde – “Solar Power”
  • Kacey Musgraves – “Star-Crossed”
  • Bleachers – “Take the Sadness Out of Saturday Night”
  • ABBA – “Voyage”

Best Cover Song (Socially Voted Category):

  • Kacey Musgraves – “Fix You” (Coldplay)
  • Camila Cabello – “Good 4 U” (Olivia Rodrigo)
  • Shawn Mendes – “Happier Than Ever” (Billie Eilish)
  • Tate McRae – “Heather” (Conan Gray)
  • Demi Lovato – “I’m Still Standing” (Elton John)
  • Lil Nas X – “Jolene” (Dolly Parton)
  • Miley Cyrus – “Nothing Else Matters” (Metallica)

Best New Pop Artist:

  • Giveon
  • Måneskin
  • Olivia Rodrigo
  • Tate McRae
  • The Kid LAROI

I Prevail, Parkway Drive, Simple Plan, Sum 41, Etc. Set For 2022 So What?! Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s So What?! Music Festival. The event will take place at Choctaw Stadium in Arlington, Texas on May 27-29 and the daily lineups can be found below.

Lineup:

May 27: I Prevail, Parkway Drive, The Ghost Inside, Alexisonfire, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Sleeping With Sirens, Bleeding Through, Born Of Osiris, Carnifex, Crown The Empire, Lorna Shore, Polyphia, Stick To Your Guns, Suicide Silence, AngelMaker, Chamber, Distant, Dropout Kings, Escape The Fate, Fire From The Gods, The Acacia Strain, The Black Dahlia Murder, Veil Of Maya, Gideon, He Is Legend, If I Die First, Jynx, Left To Suffer, New Years Day, Omerta, Signs Of The Swarm, Spite, The Callous Daoboys, The Word Alive, Traitors, UnityTX, Upon A Burning Body, and Volumes.

May 28: Blackbear, Simple Plan, Sum 41, 3OH!3, Grandson, The Maine, Against The Current, Maggie Lindemann, Nothing,Nowhere, Poorstacy, Set It Off, Stand Atlantic, Belmont, Bilmuri, Blackstarkids, Cemetery Sun, Chad Tepper, Concrete Castles, First And Forever, Girlfriends, Heart Attack Man, John Harvie, Keep Flying, Lil Aaron, Point North, Tramp Stamps, Tyler Posey, and With Confidence.

May 29: 2 Chainz, Rae Sremmurd, 24kGoldn, Snot, Princess Nokia, Trippie Redd, Tyga, Waka Flocka Flame, Bankrol Hayden, Cochise, IDK, Jasiah, Lil Darkie, Paris Texas, 10k.Caash, 22GZ, Boobie Lootaveli, Father, Freddie Dredd, Haarper, Kah-Lo, Kay Flock, Ken Carson, Kidd Kenn, Kodoku, Kxllswxtch, Lancey Foux, Lil Gnar, Matt Ox, Midwxst, Oliver Francis, OmenXIII, Ppcocaine, Rich Dunk, Robb Bank$, Savage Ga$p, SSGKOBE, Stunna 4 Vegas, Travie Mccoy, and YNG Martyr.

AC/DC, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Nominated For 2021 Billboard Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on May 23 and the categories featuring rock artists can be found below.

Top Duo/Group:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • BTS
  • Dan + Shay
  • Maroon 5

Top Rock Artist:

  • AC/DC
  • AJR
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Machine Gun Kelly
  • Twenty One Pilots

Top Rock Album:

  • AC/DC – “Power Up”
  • Miley Cyrus – “Plastic Hearts”
  • Glass Animals – “Dreamland”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Tickets To My Downfall”
  • Bruce Springsteen – “Letter To You”

Top Rock Song:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Glass Animals – “Heat Waves”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “My Ex’s Best Friend” (feat. Blackbear)
  • Twenty One Pilots – “Level Of Concern“

The full list of nominees can be found HERE.

AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 27 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and the artists nominated in the rock categories can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song of the Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover)
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Under The Graveyard”

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shinedown
  • The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • twenty one pilots – “Level Of Concern”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. blackbear)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage the Elephant
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe
  • Dayglow
  • Powfu
  • Royal & The Serpent
  • Wallows

The fan-vote is open HERE.

Mike Shinoda Teams Up With blackbear And theultravisitor For New Song “I’m Still Fucking Here”

Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park) has joined forces with blackbear and theultravisitor for a new song titled “I’m Still Fucking Here.” You can stream that below:

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Premieres New Video For “About You” Feat. Blackbear

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has premiered a new video for his new song “About You.“ This track features Blackbear and it will appear on Shinoda’s new album “Post Traumatic“ (out June 15).