Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Avatar, Etc. Set For 2021 Riff Fest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s edition of 101 WRIF’s Riff Fest. The event will be held on September 18 at the DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston, MI and it will feature the following: Rob Zombie, Chevelle, Avatar, Candlebox, Ayron Jones, Twiztid, Eva Under Fire, and South Of Eden.

The Offspring, Chevelle, P.O.D., Etc. Set For 2021 Buzzfest & BFD Concerts

The Offspring, Chevelle, P.O.D., Candlebox, Mammoth WVH, and Ayron Jones are set to perform at Buzzfest at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands, TX on September 4 and at BFD at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, TX on September 5. Zero 9:36 will also perform at BFD as well.

Candlebox Premiere New Song “My Weakness”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “My Weakness.” This track is from the band’s new album “Wolves,” which will be released on September 17.

Kevin Martin said the following about the new song:

“The song is kind of guttural and like ‘The Summer Of ’69’ and Bruce Springsteen tunes; it’s one of those love songs where you can feel the band just wants to take off with you the whole time.”

He also added the following about the new album:

“It comes from where we are as humans right now, and what we’ve become. Yes, there’s beauty in these wolves, but there’s the pack mentality, and that lone wolf mentality on the other side.”

“Wolves” Track Listing:

01. “All Down Hill From Here”
02. “Let Me Down Easy”
03. “Riptide”
04. “Sunshine”
05. “My Weakness”
06. “We”
07. “Nothing Left To Lose”
08. “Lost Angeline”
09. “Trip”
10. “Don’t Count Me Out”
11. “Criminals”

Candlebox Premiere New Song “Let Me Down Easy”

Candlebox have premiered a new song titled “Let Me Down Easy.” This track is from the band’s upcoming album, which will be released in 2021.

Kevin Martin commented:

“We’re all sinners. Ain’t a saint amongst us, and you can only hope that when your time comes it’s not a struggle, that maybe you might be lucky enough to be forgiven for your sins and allowed into the gates of heaven because you are aware — that is… if that’s what you believe in.”

“Peter Cornell and I had been chatting about doing something together and he sent me the song. I really loved writing this one with Peter. He’s incredibly talented and has an innate ability to produce something that is easy to sing to… I really loved this process with him. I think it’s an amazing song. We put it together as a full band in pre-production pretty quickly because it was so well-structured, which in turn allowed/inspired me to write the lyrics.”

Candlebox Share Cover Of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth”

Candlebox have shared a cover of Buffalo Springfield’s “For What It’s Worth.” The track is expected to serve as the first installment in a series of protest covers. Frontman Kevin Martin commented:

“In these times of uncertainty, it’s important that we take care of one another. We had a blast recording this song and can’t wait to do more and get music out to our fans.”

Sons Of Silver (Ex-Pearl Jam, Ex-Skillet, Etc.) To Release New EP “Doomsday Noises”

Sons Of Silver, the band featuring Dave Krusen (ex-Pearl Jam), Kevin Haaland (ex-Skillet), Adam Kury (Candlebox), Peter Argyropoulos, and Brina Kabler, will be releasing a new EP tilted “Doomsday Noises” on June 26. The effort will come with five tracks including: “Rude Awakenings,” “Outbreak,” “Deep Division,” “Read ‘Em Their Rights,” and “World On Fire.” You can check out the latter two below:

Argyropoulos said the following about “Doomsday Noises”:

“All of these songs, including all of the lyrics, were written and recorded a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic.

There’s a lot of ‘shouting’ going on in the world at the moment, a lot of bullying, a lot of pontificating. The noise is deafening. These are the sounds of societal transformation. But they can easily be misinterpreted as social collapse. We probably should’ve put a question mark at the end of the phrase.”

He also added:

“We all love hanging out together. We probably spend more time talking politics, sports, food, family or whatever than we do making music. All those interests, all of those conversations, they make their way into the music. The songs are a snapshot in time of whatever happened to be on our minds. There’s some comedy and some tragedy; some dissonance and some harmony; some nostalgia and some abandonment; some punk and some rock. Even more, the fact that we can talk about anything and everything translates into a very comfortable and supportive musical environment. Everyone feels free with any idea and no one feels any idea is sacred. We’re all good enough to lead the band., but none of us is good enough to be the band. We allow space and time for one another to find our way. The EP represents where each of us was at along our journey together.”

Watch Cold, Crobot, Ex-Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Members Cover Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike”

Nick Coyle (Cold, Lifer) has shared a quarantine cover of Temple Of The Dog’s “Hunger Strike” as part of his “Corona Sessions.” In addition to Coyle, the track also features Brandon Yeagley (Crobot), Chris Bishop (Crobot), Aaron Fink (ex-Breaking Benjamin), Adam Kury (Candlebox), Brian Quinn (Candlebox), and Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders, ex-Breaking Benjamin).

Watch Cold, Candlebox, Etc. Members Cover Filter’s “Take A Picture”

Nick Coyle (Cold), Geno Lenardo (ex-Filter), Johnny Nova (Cold), Lindsay Manfredi (Cold), Brian Quinn (Candlebox), Aaron Fink (Lifer, Earshot), and Chad Szeliga (Black Star Riders) recently teamed up for a quarantine performance of Filter‘s “Take A Picture.” You can watch that below:

Coyle commented:

“I’ve always loved ‘Take A Picture‘ and was originally thinking of doing a duo acoustic version with just me and Geno of Filter. Lindsay, our bassist in Cold, is staying with Geno during this lockdown and wanted to be a part of it too so then I thought… who else do I know that would be into playing on this?

So, I reached out to Chad to see if he wanted to play drums, hit up my guitarist in Lifer, Aaron, to play keyboards and my old friend Brian Quinn from Candlebox to play acoustic guitar.

And then I asked my good friend and bandmate in Cold, Johnny Nova, to play electric guitar. Luckily, everyone was into it and excited to be a part of it. I am grateful that these guys, and gal, wanted to be a part of my crazy vision.”

Candlebox’s Original Lineup To Reunite To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of “Lucy”

Candlebox’s original lineup will be reuniting to celebrate the 25th anniversary of “Lucy.” The group will be playing two dates including “An Evening With Candlebox” acoustic show at The Crocodile in Seattle, WA on October 2 and a “25th Anniversary Of Lucy And 30 Years Of Greatest Hits” show at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle, WA on October 3. Walking Papers and Peter Cornell will serve as support at the second show.

Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Blink-182, Papa Roach, Etc. Set For 2020 Inkcarceration Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Inkcarceration Music And Tattoo Festival. The event will take place at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, OH on July 10-12 and it will feature the following: Limp Bizkit, Weezer, Blink-182, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Mastodon, Underoath, Hollywood Undead, Steel Panther, Falling In Reverse, Candlebox, Badflower, Atreyu, Static-X, Puddle Of Mudd, New Politics, All That Remains, We Came As Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Emmure, Attila, Stick To Your Guns, New Years Day, Escape The Fate, Cold, Carnifex, The Aquadolls, Band-Maid, Stitched Up Heart, September Mourning, Damn Nation, Paralandra, Along Came A Spider, A Killer’s Confession, Missyou, Sink The Ship, Dread Engine, Mollo Rilla, and Saving Escape.