Metallica To Headline Second Night Of “ATLive” Concert Series In Atlanta

Metallica have announced that they will be headlining the second night of “ATLive” at The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA. That event will take place on November 5-6 and it will feature a rock night and a country night. Here’s the lineups for each show

November 5: George Strait, Erich Church, and Caitlyn Smith.

November 6: Metallica, Cage The Elephant, and Greta Van Fleet.

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Etc. Set For 2021 BottleRock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 BottleRock festival. The event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on September 3-5 and it will feature Guns N’ Roses, Foo Fighters, Stevie Nicks, Miley Cyrus, Megan Thee Stallion, G-Eazy, Run The Jewels, Brandi Carlile, and more.

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.

Tool, Chris Cornell, Etc. Win At 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The 62nd annual Grammy Awards is currently being held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA tonight (January 26) and the winners have already been revealed in the rock/metal categories. They include the following:

Best Metal Performance: Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land”

Best Rock Song: Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album: Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) also won an award in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Tool, Killswitch Engage, Death Angel, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Nominated For 62nd Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA on January 26 and it will broadcast live on CBS at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The categories with rock/metal artists can be found below.

Best Metal Performance:

  • Candlemass & Tony Iommi – “Astorolus – The Great Octopus“
  • Death Angel – “Humanicide“
  • I Prevail – “Bow Down“
  • Killswitch Engage – “Unleashed“
  • Tool – “7empest“

Best Rock Performance:

  • Bones UK – “Pretty Waste“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Karen O & Danger Mouse – “Woman“
  • Rival Sons – “Too Bad“

Best Rock Song:

  • Tool – “Fear Inoculum“
  • The 1975 – “Give Yourself A Try“
  • Vampire Weekend – “Harmony Hall“
  • Brittany Howard – “History Repeats“
  • Gary Clark Jr. – “This Land“

Best Rock Album:

  • Bring Me The Horizon – “amo“
  • Cage The Elephant – “Social Cues“
  • The Cranberries – “In The End“
  • I Prevail – “Trauma“
  •  Rival Sons – “Feral Roots“

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) was also nominated in the Best Recording Package category for his posthumous career retrospective.

Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, Etc. To Perform At South American Lollapalooza Festivals

The lineups have been revealed for the 2020 Lollapalooza festivals in South America. Those events will feature Guns N’ Roses, A Day To Remember, The Hu, Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra, The Strokes, Cage The Elephant, Yungblud, etc. Here’s the dates:

03/27-29 Buenos Aires, ARG – Hipodromo De San Isidro (Lollapalooza Argentina)
03/27-29 Santiago, CHL – Parque O’Higgins (Lollapalooza Chile)
04/04-05 Sao Paulo, BRA – Autodrome de Interlagos (Lollapalooza Brasil)

Metallica Announce Special Acoustic Show & Auction For Charity

Metallica have announced that they will be playing a special acoustic show at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on November 3. The event will also include an auction and proceeds will go towards the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Cage The Elephant will serve as support.

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Metallica commented:

“A little over 18 months ago we announced the formation of All Within My Hands, our foundation focused on creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism. We’re excited to announce that we’ll be celebrating our first full year with the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction on November 3rd at the Masonic in San Francisco.

We hope you will join us to see what we’ve been up to, learn about the organizations we’ve supported, bid on some cool auction items and we’ll close out the night by hitting the stage for a rare acoustic performance. Also joining us for that evening will be our friends Cage The Elephant.

As the WorldWired tour rolls on we have had the honor and pleasure of meeting dedicated people all over the world who focus their daily lives on helping others… it’s been extremely humbling and very inspiring. We’re excited to share our passion with you, introduce you to some of the people we’ve worked with, and of course, raise funds to assist with their incredible ongoing efforts in communities across the country and around the world.

Tickets in the balcony and a limited number of floor seats will be available via Ticketmaster this Friday, September 21st at 10 AM PDT. Visit Crowdrise.com to read how you can enter to win two third row floor seats or eBay to bid on prime floor seats for the event.

We’re proud of what we’ve accomplished in our first year and know there is much more to be done. Looking forward to sharing it all with you.”

Queens Of The Stone Age Drop Off 2017 Outside Lands Festival

Queens Of The Stone Age have cancelled their August 12 set at the 2017 Outside Lands Music Festival in San Francisco, CA,due to injury. Cage The Elephant will now be performing instead. Festival organizers commented:

“Due to injury, Queens of the Stone Age‘s previously announced appearance August 12 at Outside Lands has been cancelled. Queens apologize for any inconvenience caused & look forward to returning to the Bay Area at a later date. We are happy to announce that Cage The Elephant will now be joining the Saturday, August 12 lineup at Outside Lands.”

The full event will take place on August 11-13 at the Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA, and will also include Metallica, The Who, Royal Blood, etc.

Foo Fighters Announce New Album “Concrete And Gold”, U.S. Tour, & Cal Jam Fest

Foo Fighters have announced that they will release their new album “Concrete And Gold” on September 15. The cover art/track listing for the effort, which Dave Grohl describes as “Motörhead’s version of ‘Sgt. Pepper’… or something like that”, can be found below:

“Concrete And Gold” Track Listing:

01. “T-Shirt”
02. “Run”
03. “Make It Right”
04. “Sky Is A Neighborhood”
05. “La Dee Da”
06. “Dirty Water”
07. “Arrows”
08. “Happy Ever After (Zero Hour)”
09. “Sunday Rain”
10. “The Line”
11. “Concrete And Gold”

The band commented:

“Dear Everybody –

Remember that “break” we were taking?

Well…. we lied.

We just spent the last 6 months secretly making a gigantic new foo fighters album with our friend/genius/mastermind Greg Kurstin that will undoubtedly fry stereos from here to Fukuoka. Start saving your speaker money now. Sorry. It’s big.

It’s called Concrete And Gold, comes out Sept. 15th, and has more twists and turns than a live senate hearing. Like a box of really loud chocolates. Hope you’re hungry.

And what better way to celebrate our biggest sounding album ever than to invite 50,000 of you to come throw down with 22 of our favorite bands Oct 7th at the Glen Helen Regional Park + Fairgrounds? That’s right. We throw one hell of a party you know…..

See you there. It’s gonna go off.

Bye”

In other news, the band will also headline Cal Jam Fest, alongside Queens Of The Stone Age, Cage The Elephant, Liam Gallagher, The Kills, Royal Blood, Japandroids, Wolf Alice, Bob Mould, The Struts, Bully, Circa Waves, Babes In Toyland, Adia Victoria, Fireball Ministry, The Obsessed, Pinky Pinky, Starcrawler, and White Reaper. That event will take place on October 7 at the Glen Helen Regional Park in San Bernardino, CA.


Furthermore, Foo Fighters have also announced a full U.S. tour:

10/07 San Bernardino, CA – Glen Helen Regional Park (‘Caljam 17‘)
10/12 Washington, DC – The Anthem
10/14 Richmond, VA – Richmond Coliseum
10/15 Greensboro, NC – Greensboro Coliseum
10/17 Columbia, SC – Colonial Life Arena
10/18 Knoxville, TN – Thompson-Boling Arena
10/20 Cincinnati, OH – U.S. Bank Arena
10/21 Lexington, KY – Rupp Arena
10/23 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
10/24 Memphis, TN – FedEx Forum
10/26 Birmingham, AL – Legacy Arena at the BJCC
10/28 New Orleans, LA – Voodoo Music + Arts Experience
11/07 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
11/08 Champaign, IL – State Farm Arena
11/10 Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena
11/11 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
11/13 Wichita, KS – INTRUST Bank Arena
11/15 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
11/18 Mexico City, MEX – Corona Capital
12/01 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
12/02 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
12/04 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
12/05 Eugene, OR – Matthew Knight Arena
12/07 Nampa, ID – Fort Idaho Center
12/09 Billings, MT – Rimrock Auto Arena at Metrapark
12/10 Casper, WY – Casper Events Center
12/12 Salt Lake City, UT – Vivint Smart Home Arena