Godsmack’s Sully Erna Recruits Shinedown, Papa Roach, Staind, Etc. Members For “Live From The Living Room” Charity Fundraiser

Sully Erna (Godsmack) has announced a “Live From The Living Room” fundraiser for The Scars Foundation. The event will stream on the frontman’s YouTube channel and the Foundation’s Facebook page on August 6 at 5:00 p.m PT / 8:00 p.m. ET and it will feature Godsmack, Erna solo (feat. Chris Lester and Máiréad Nesbitt), Staind’s Aaron Lewis, Shinedown’s Brent Smith and Zach Myers, Papa Roach, Saint Asonia’s Mike Mushok and Adam Gontier, Extreme’s Nuno Bettencourt, and Sevendust’s Clint Lowery.

Erna commented:

“I had always looked for ways to give back and help others in some way after reaching certain levels of success in my life. But I could never really figure out where to dedicate my time and attention and what was important to me, or where I even had experience to offer. One day, I started thinking about my own life and being a survivor of such an extremely rough inner city and that’s where all my experience was. It was all the battle wounds and scars I’ve carried that made me stronger and made me the man I am today. Instead of being ashamed of my imperfections, or hiding from them, I learned how to embrace them and grow from those experiences. I want to share that with people and lend my stories, my experiences, and my theories on how you can overcome challenging times rather than letting them ruin your life.

And that’s why The Scars Foundation is so important to me. It’s personal. It’s my life. And it’s important that people who struggle with these mental health issues and ‘imperfections,’ or ‘scars,’ as we call them, learn how to embrace them, and show them to the world loudly and proudly!

I hope the work we do with The Scars Foundation inspires people to come forward and share their stories so that those stories inspire more people to come forward and break the silence and internal struggles.

Just remember: you’re not alone. And we’re all imperfectly perfect. Just the way we’re supposed to be!”

In addition to the livestream, fans can also participate in a charity auction HERE.

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Clint Lowery On New Sevendust Album: “I Think This Is One Of Our Strongest Records In A While”

During a recent interview with Front Row Entertainment Live, Clint Lowery talked a bit about the new Sevendust album. The guitarist said the following:

“I think this is one of our strongest records in a while. I’m proud of all the music we do. Every band likes to say, ‘Oh, yeah, the new record is the best one we’ve ever done.’ I think it’s a very reflective record for where we’re at musically, where we’re at as a band. So that’s always a goal. I think we just wanna be genuine. We don’t wanna put out a dud record. Not everyone’s gonna like it; we understand that. We just try to do what we do best. We’re not the heaviest band in the world; we’re not a pop-rock band at all either. We’re just this aggressive band that has our own thing, and we stay true to that.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery Releases New EP “Grief & Distance”

Sevendust guitarist Clint Lowery has released a new EP titled “Grief & Distance.” The effort features three new songs, “Distance,“ “Haunted” and “I’m Wrong“, and new acoustic versions of “What’s The Matter” and “Kings.“ Lowery commented:

“This EP was my way to process the loss of my mother, and the hard hit and the uncertainty of my livelihood from the pandemic. I escaped into my basement and into the songwriting process…it never fails me.”

Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery Shares Cover Of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt“

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery has shared a quarantine cover of Nine Inch Nails‘ “Hurt.“ You can check that out below:

Lowery commented:

“My cover of “Hurt” from NIN. Trent Reznor has been a hero of mine for many years. Musically no one has ever consistently inspired me. From the first song I heard until the most current piece he has released I’ve found tremendous inspiration and escape in his work.

When we covered this years ago on the day Johnny Cash passed away it helped me find a voice for myself. It made me realize you don’t have to have a technical and trained voice to sing with heart.

I don’t consider myself a lead singer in fact, but I do believe what I sing. I believe the words and feel the pain, happiness and relief when I sing.”

Watch Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery’s Lockdown Performance Of “Allowed To Run”

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery has shared a lockdown performance of “Allowed To Run” off his latest solo album “God Bless The Renegades.“ You can check that out below:

Lowery commented:

“Hey y’all, here’s a rendition of a track off of “God Bless the Renegades” called Allowed to run. It’s the one song I haven’t played live YET. Thought it’d be cool to do it like this. Took me a few takes to get through it 😉

It’s about being able to walk away from a situation that is turning us into someone we don’t wanna be.
Go to Clintlowery.net for any swag, lyric sheets, more music.

Or go to my YouTube channel for these videos and other stuff if you wanna pass some time during your downtime for free.

Hope you enjoy. Hope you are safe, healthy and happy.”

Watch Sevendust Guitarist Clint Lowery’s Lockdown Performance Of “Silver Lining”

Sevendust’s Clint Lowery has shared a lockdown performance of “Silver Lining” off his latest solo album “God Bless The Renegades.“ The guitarist commented:

“Just wanted to do something different. This song “Silver Lining” is about wanting to be special to someone, to be needed in a world where everyone tends to focus on themselves. Hear the album version now on Apple Music and Spotify or pick up a copy of the CD.”

Starset Postpone North American Tour

Starset have postponed their North American tour with Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bones UK, The Word Alive, and Dianna Cowern from “Physics Girl.” The band commented:

“Due to COVID-19, we must ensure the safety of our fans, the crews, the bands, and all involved. Therefore the ‘DIVISIONS 2020 tour’ headline demonstrations are being postponed. Please hold on to your Tickets and VIP Pass upgrades as they will be honored at the rescheduled dates respectively. Thank you for your support of STARSET. Stay healthy and safe. We look forward to demonstrations continuing as soon as it is safe and we are authorized to do so.”

2020 Lunatic Luau Cancelled

The 2020 Lunatic Luau in Virginia Beach, VA has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers issued the below statement:

“We are saddened to announce that FM99 WNOR Lunatic Luau 2020 at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach will no longer be taking place this year. Tickets will be automatically refunded at point of purchase as soon as possible. Please allow at least 30 business days for the refund to process. Tickets purchased at the amphitheater box office will be refunded once the box office reopens. Thank you for understanding.”

Starset Announce North American Tour With Clint Lowery, The Word Alive, Etc.

Starset have announced a spring North American tour. Clint Lowery (Sevendust), Dinosaur Pile-Up, Bones UK, The Word Alive, and Dianna Cowern from “Physics Girl” will join the band on select dates.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/02 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl (with Dianna Cowern)
05/05 Lexington, KY – Manchester Music Hall (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/06 Green Bay, WI – Green Bay Distillery (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/09 Madison, WI – The Sylvee (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/10 Bloomington, IL – Castle Theatre (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/12 Joliet, IL – The Forge (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/13 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s (with Clint Lowery & Dianna Cowern)
05/15 Belvidere, IL – The Apollo Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
05/16 St. Louis, MO – Delmar Hall (with Dianna Cowern)
05/18 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with Dinosaur Pile-Up & Dianna Cowern)
05/19 Wichita, KS – The Cotillion Ballroom (with Dinosaur Pile-Up & Dianna Cowern)
05/20 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom (with Dianna Cowern)
05/22 Corpus Christi, TX – Brewster Street Ice House (with Dianna Cowern)
05/23 Austin, TX – Emo’s (with Dianna Cowern)
05/24 Odessa, TX – Dos Amigos (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/26 Tucson, AZ – The Rialto Theatre (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/27 Las Vegas, NV – House Of Blues (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/29 Colorado Springs, CO – Sunshine Studios (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/30 Fort Collins, CO – Washinton’s (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
05/31 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater (with Bones UK & Dianna Cowern)
06/02 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (with Dianna Cowern)
06/03 Vancouver, BC – Vogue Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
06/05 Edmonton, AB – Union Hall (with Dianna Cowern)
06/06 Calgary, AB – The Palace Theatre (with Dianna Cowern)
06/08 Winnipeg, MB – The Garrick Center (with Dianna Cowern)
06/11 Toronto, ON – The Phoenix (with Dianna Cowern)
06/12 Montreal, QC – Theatre Corona (with Dianna Cowern)
06/13 Hampton, NH – Casino Ballroom (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/14 Huntington, NY – The Paramount (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage (with The Word Alive)
06/17 Richmond, VA – The National (with The Word Alive)
06/19 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues (with The Word Alive)
06/20 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live (with The Word Alive)
06/21 Tampa, FL – The Ritz Ybor (with The Word Alive)
06/23 Birmingham, AL – Iron City (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/24 Chattanooga, TN – The Signal (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/26 Louisville, KY – Mercury Ballroom (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)
06/27 Cleveland, OH – House Of Blues (with The Word Alive & Dianna Cowern)

Clint Lowery Says Sevendust’s New Album Is Like “A Combination Of ‘Animosity’ And ‘Seasons'”

During a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, Clint Lowery talked a bit about Sevendust’s upcoming album. The guitarist said the following:

“If you’re familiar with our catalog, it’s a combination of ‘Animosity and ‘Seasons.’ I don’t think it’s the most aggressive thing we’re ever done. There are definitely parts of it that have that appeal and a heavier edge, but there’s a lot of that melodic nature and a lot of melody, and [Lajon Witherspoon] is able to sing a lot more on it. So, if you like ‘Animosity’ and ‘Seasons,’ I think you’ll like this record a lot.”