Candlebox’s Kevin Martin Plans To Retire Following 30th Anniversary Of Band’s Debut Album

During a recent interview with 94.3 The Shark, Candlebox’s Kevin Martin revealed that he is planning to retire. The frontman will be hanging it up following the 30th anniversary of the band’s debut album in 2023.

Martin said the following [via Blabbermouth]:

“I am retiring after next summer — yes, I am retiring. I don’t know if I would have ever thought that CANDLEBOX would be around this long. I wanted it, of course; I think every kid wants to have that opportunity and a career that lasts decades, and I’m very grateful that it has. But there comes a time where my responsibilities as a husband and a father supersede my responsibilities to the music that I make. And that’s kind of where I’m at. I enjoy it, but it’s not the love of my life anymore. And that’s, I think, when you as an artist you kind of have to recognize that and step away from it. And if it means that five years after that I decide that I wanna go out and do some shows, I’ll do it; if two years after that I decide I’m going to do some shows… But I won’t be doing the full-band tours for two, three, four months. I don’t wanna do that. It’s really, really hard. And I miss my family. And physically, it’s very taxing. The way I sing, it’s acrobatic, so it’s not something that I wanna be performing and not have my voice work. So I’d rather go out on top, I think, is the term.”

“I know that I’ve got another record I have to do. And people are saying, ‘Well, if you do another record, you’ve gotta tour on it.’ Well, that’s not necessarily true. I would certainly want to and have people hear it, but I think that the case is that it’s probably best for me to just accept that the mindset that I’m in and what I’ve decided for myself is what I need to do. As much as I may wanna keep singing and doing this and putting myself in the music the way I do, I have to recognize that I’m not in love with it the way I [once] was.”

He went on to say that “a lot of people” are telling him that he can’t retire:

“A lot of those people are my bandmembers and my management. They’re, like, ‘You can’t retire. People love you, and they love your music.’ But like I said, man, I have got to put myself first emotionally in everything I do. And that’s kind of where I’m at. I don’t want to stop singing a song like ‘Sometimes’ that means the world to me, or ‘It’s Alright’ or ‘Far Behind’ or ‘You’, because I love them, but I just know that it’s the decision I have to make.”

Slipknot, Falling In Reverse, Queensrÿche, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Slipknot
  • Disturbed
  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Lamb Of God
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Falling In Reverse
  • I Prevail
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Seether
  • Gojira
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jelly Roll
  • Down
  • Nelly
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Wage War
  • Pop Evil
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • In Flames
  • Jinjer
  • God Forbid
  • GWAR
  • Apocalyptica
  • Grandson
  • Spiritbox
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Hatebreed
  • Silverstein
  • Kittie
  • Queensrÿche
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • Hoobastank
  • Buckcherry
  • Zero 9:36
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • Fit For A King
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Enter Shikari
  • Suicide Silence
  • Fear Factory
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Red
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Mushroomhead
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Texas In July
  • Like Moths To Flames
  • Counterparts
  • Stray From The Path
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Dayseeker
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • ERRA
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Bleeding Through
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Tetrarch
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Sion
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • The Word Alive
  • Silent Planet
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Otherwise
  • Crowbar
  • Hollow Front
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Volumes
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Icon For Hire
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Dying Wish
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Alphawolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Varials
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • Afterlife
  • Any Given Sin
  • No Resolve
  • The Lonely Ones
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Get The Shot
  • Silvertung
  • Vangogo
  • Dying Oath
  • Hollow Intent
  • Dead Fervor
  • Next Attempt
  • Last Nights Villain
  • Braincell
  • We Demand Parachutes
  • Crystal Cages

Disturbed, Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Disturbed
  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Lamb Of God
  • I Prevail
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Seether
  • Gojira
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jelly Roll
  • Down
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Wage War
  • Pop Evil
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • In Flames
  • Jinjer
  • God Forbid
  • GWAR
  • Apocalyptica
  • Grandson
  • Spiritbox
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Hatebreed
  • Silverstein
  • Kittie
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • Hoobastank
  • Buckcherry
  • Zero 9:36
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • Fit For A King
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Enter Shikari
  • Suicide Silence
  • Fear Factory
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Red
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Texas In July
  • Like Moths To Flames
  • Counterparts
  • Stray From The Path
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Dayseeker
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • ERRA
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Bleeding Through
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Tetrarch
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Sion
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Silent Planet
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Otherwise
  • Crowbar
  • Hollow Front
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Volumes
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Icon For Hire
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Dying Wish
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Alphawolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Varials
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • Afterlife
  • Any Given Sin
  • No Rescue
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Dying Oath
  • Braincell

Badflower, Apocalyptica, Fit For A King, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Lamb Of God
  • I Prevail
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jelly Role
  • Down
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • In Flames
  • Jinjer
  • God Forbid
  • GWAR
  • Apocalyptica
  • Grandson
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Silverstein
  • Kittie
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • Hoobastank
  • Buckcherry
  • Zero 9:36
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • Fir For A King
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Enter Shikari
  • Suicide Silence
  • Fear Factory
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Red
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Texas In July
  • Like Moths To Flames
  • Counterparts
  • Stray From The Path
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • ERRA
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Bleeding Through
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Tetrarch
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Sion
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Silent Planet
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Otherwise
  • Crowbar
  • Hollow Front
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Volumes
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Icon For Hire
  • Close Your Eyes
  • Dying Wish
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Alphawolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • Afterlife
  • Any Given Sin
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Dying Oath
  • Braincell

Alice Cooper, I Prevail, Nothing More, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Lamb Of God
  • I Prevail
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jelly Role
  • Down
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • In Flames
  • Jinjer
  • God Forbid
  • GWAR
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Silverstein
  • Kittie
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • Hoobastank
  • Buckcherry
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Enter Shikari
  • Suicide Silence
  • Fear Factory
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Red
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Plot In You
  • Texas In July
  • Counterparts
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • ERRA
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Bleeding Through
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Tetrarch
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Attack Attack!
  • Sion
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Otherwise
  • Crowbar
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Volumes
  • Orbit Culture
  • Icon For Hire
  • Close Your Eyes
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Alphawolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Left To Suffer
  • He Is Legend
  • Afterlife
  • GFM
  • Dying Oath
  • Braincell

Underoath, Mammoth WVH, Candlebox, Etc. Pay Musical Tributes To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Various artists have been honoring the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) with special performances during their recent live shows. You can find some of those tributes below:

Underoath covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in St. Petersburg, FL:

Mammoth WVH covering Foo Fighters “My Hero” for Hawkins in Boston, MA:

Candlebox covering Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” for Hawkins in Dallas, TX:

Daughtry and Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in New Orleans, LA:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators dedicating “Starlight” to Hawkins in Orlando, FL:

Elton John dedicating “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Hawkins in Des Moines, IA:

Liam Gallagher dedicating Oasis’ “Live Forever” to Hawkins in London, UK:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) dedicating “Kill Me Like You Love Me” to Hawkins in Laughlin, NV:

Miley Cyrus dedicating “Angels Like You” to Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts dedicating “Fragile” to Hawkins in Brookhaven, GA:

Knocked Loose, Whitechapel, Enter Shikari, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Tenacious D
  • Lamb Of God
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Jelly Role
  • Down
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • In Flames
  • Jinjer
  • God Forbid
  • GWAR
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Silverstein
  • Kittie
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • Buckcherry
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Enter Shikari
  • Suicide Silence
  • Fear Factory
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Red
  • Lacey Sturm
  • The Plot In You
  • Texas In July
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • ERRA
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Bleeding Through
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Tetrarch
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Attack Attack!
  • Sion
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • Otherwise
  • Crowbar
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Volumes
  • Icon For Hire
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Alphawolf
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • He Is Legend
  • Afterlife
  • GFM
  • Dying Oath

Everclear, Soul Asylum, Candlebox, Filter, Etc. Set For 2022 Flannel Nation Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Flannel Nation Festival. The event will take place at the Port Of Los Angeles in San Pedro, CA on August 13 and it will feature the following: Everclear, Soul Aslyum, Candlebox, Filter, Cracker, Fastball, and Sponge.

Candlebox Planning To Release New Documentary “Far Behind: The Candlebox Story” This Fall

Candlebox have announced a new career-spanning documentary titled “Far Behind: The Candlebox Story.” Warner Music Entertainment have partnered with Highway West Entertainment for the film, which is expected to be released this fall.

Frontman Kevin Martin said the following:

“The story of Candlebox is one that’s long overdue for a telling, and I cannot wait to share this documentary with the world — no holds barred, honest, painful, and as real as it gets. Ours is the story of an unknown band of young men who took the world by storm on their very first voyage, only to lose their way in an unforgiving ocean of bad decisions and disagreements over who would captain the ship. Though I’ve kept the Candlebox name alive in the years since the original lineup split at the turn of the millennium — continuing to release relevant music and perform for legions of fans with the help of some of the most talented musicians around — there was magic between us four original guys. And now that we’re touring together for the 30th anniversary, Candlebox is a story of redemption as well.”

Guy Oseary, who served as an executive producer on the documentary alongside Jack Piatt, continued:

“At 20 years old, I signed Candlebox to Maverick Records. Their debut album sold more than four million copies, which gave me a spectacular start to my journey in the music business. For that I will always be indebted to them.”

Piatt added:

“I was in high school when the early ’90s Seattle sound made its way to rural Ohio, and it left a huge impression on my life musically. Candlebox plays a key role in this historic legacy. This is an important story for a lot of people, and I’m honored to have the opportunity to tell it.”

Warner Music Entertainment president Charlie Cohen also commented:

“Candlebox’s impact on the music scene in Seattle and beyond is undeniable. They helped mold the grunge sound into the globally renowned genre that it became, and we are incredibly excited to help tell their story with Guy, Jack, and the fantastic team at Highway West Entertainment.”

Further information on the film was also shared:

“‘Far Behind: The Candlebox Story’ will feature footage and interviews with original band members Kevin Martin, Peter Klett, Scott Mercado and Bardi Martin, in addition to Guy Oseary, famed Soundgarden/Alice In Chains manager Susan Silver, and others. The band has sold over seven million albums worldwide, scoring the megahits ‘Far Behind’ and ‘You’, which have garnered over 100 million streams, decades after their initial release. The band’s new album, ‘Wolves’, has been in the top 10 on two Billboard charts (Hard Music Albums and Alternative Albums). The band is gearing up for a new tour starting this May.

Oseary and Piatt are joined by Candlebox’s manager and longtime music industry veteran Amy Decker, who will also serve as executive producer with fellow producer Caroline Hoste (founder, Hello Stranger Creative) as well as executive producer Charlie Cohen (WME).”

[via Blabbermouth]

Puddle Of Mudd, Scott Stapp, Sugar Ray, Saliva, Etc. Set For Honeymoon Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Honeymoon Rock Fest. That event will take place at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, OK on March 18-20 and it will “combine love and music, as couples have an opportunity to get married by musicians.” Here’s the artists set to perform:

March 18: Puddle Of Mudd, Fuel, Eve 6, Wheatus, Aranda, Trailer Park Ninjas, 357, 9 Left Dead, and Far Beyond Strange.

March 19: Scott Stapp, Saliva, Saving Abel, Powerman 5000, Tantric, Eyes Set To Kill, Kirra, The Normandys, The World Over, and Silent Theory.

March 20: Sugar Ray, Candlebox, Everclear, The Nixon, Sister Hazel, Authority Zero, High Water Gamble, Katelyn Mysers, and Dom McClenny.