Clutch Release New Version Of “Spacegrass”

Clutch have released a new version of “Spacegrass.” This version of the track is from the band’s ongoing “Weathermaker Vault Series.” Neil Fallon commented:

“The lyrics got their start originally from something Tim wrote. It involved a Dodge Swinger and Jesus. I added some words and one of them was ‘AstroTurf,’ but that had one too many syllables. So I changed it to ‘Spacegrass’ – and the rest is history.“

Volbeat Announce U.S. Tour With Clutch & The Picturebooks

Volbeat have announced a spring U.S. tour. Clutch and The Picturebooks will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

04/04 Tempe, AZ – Big Surf (‘UFEST‘)
04/05 Las Vegas, NV – Pearl Concert Theater at Palms Casino Resort
04/07 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/08 Independence, MO – Silverstein Eye Centers Arena
04/10 Irving, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
04/11 Beaumont, TX – Ford Arena
04/13 Nashville, TN – Nashville Municipal Auditorium
04/14 Knoxville, TN – Knoxville Civic Coliseum
04/15 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/01 Virginia Beach, VA – Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater (no Clutch)
05/02 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center (with Gojira) (no Clutch)
05/03 Charlotte, NC – Epicenter Festival
05/05 Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
05/06 Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center
05/08 Minneapolis, MN – 93X Twin City Takeover (no Clutch)
05/09 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
05/10 Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena
05/12 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/13 New York, NY – The Rooftop at Pier 17

Def Leppard, Misfits, Rancid, Nightwish, Etc. Set For 2020 Domination Mexico Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Domination Mexico festival. The event will take place at the Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez in Mexico City, Mexico on May 1-2 and the daily lineups can be found below:

May 1: Def Leppard, Rancid, Opeth, Sonata Arctica, Lacuna Coil, Dropkick Murphys, Krokus, Beast In Black, Scar Symmetry, Power Trip, After The Burial, Anima Inside, Bokassa, Dischord, Ego Kill Talent, El Chivo, Intronaut, Lack Of Remorse, Nunca Digas Muere, Qbo, Serpyants, Shiraz Lane, Split Heaven, Thrashock, Three Maze Stone, and Tygers Of Pan Tang.

May 2: The Original Misfits, Nightwish, Blue Öyster Cult, Testament, UFO, Motionless In White, Fever 333, Clutch, Resorte, Cenotaph, Agora, Angelus Apatrida, Anvil, Douchebagz, Exxocet, Finntroll, Floatsam And Jetsam, Gatecreeper, Knocked Loose, Lethal Creation, Marko Hietala, Rivers Of Nihil, The Anchor, The Warning, Uncured, and Unidad Trauma.

Clutch To Perform “Blast Tyrant” In Full During New Year’s Eve Show

Clutch have announced that they will be performing “Blast Tyrant” in full during their New Year’s Eve Show in Philadelphia, PA. This is one of three special shows that the band have planned for the end of the year. The group will be wrapping up 2019 with three concerts that will feature completely different sets. Here’s the dates:

12/29 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club
12/30 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
12/31 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer (performing “Blast Tyrant“)

Clutch Premiere Music Video For Their Cover Of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son”

Clutch have premiered a new video for their cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son.” This track is the latest song in the band’s “Weathermaker Vault Series.” The group dedicated the cover to their late manager Jack Flanagan and Tim Sult even paid tribute to him in the video by playing his 90’s Les Paul.

Jean-Paul Gaster commented:

“Growing up it was hard not to hear CCR’s Fortunate Son on the radio, on TV or even at the county fair. The groovy backbeat and sloshy hi-hats that introduce John Fogerty’s timeless lyrics written so many years ago could be found everywhere. While it may be true to say that Fortunate Son could be seen as a political song we think it’s bigger than that. For us, Fortunate Son is an inspirational song. For that reason we’d like to dedicate the song to the most inspirational person we’ve ever had in our lives, our late manager Jack Flanagan. Jack Flanagan was no Fortunate son. He worked tirelessly and passionately all the while keeping a razor-sharp sense of humor until his last days. Thank you, Jack, for making us better than we ever thought we could be.”

Slipknot, Clutch, My Chemical Romance, Black Label Society, Etc. Members Participate In Charity Auction For The Innocent Lives Foundation

Clutch’s Neil Fallon has organized a charity auction to help raise money for the Innocent Lives Foundation. A number of items are up for sale including a guitar signed by Clutch, a guitar Corey Taylor used to write his upcoming solo album (signed by Slipknot), a guitar signed by Zakk Wylde (Black Label Society), a guitar signed by Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), a guitar signed by members of No Doubt, a guitar and signed LP from Thursday, posters signed by Foo Fighters and Black Label Society, and a photo print of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) signed by photographer Andrew Stuart. You can bid on the various items at auctions.innocentlivesfoundation.org.

My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Etc. Set For 2020 Australian Download Festival Shows

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2020 Download Festival events in Australia. The Melbourne show will be held at the Showgrounds on March 20, while the Sydney show will be held at Parramatta Park on March 21. Here’s the lineup: My Chemical Romance, Deftones, Jimmy Eat World, Clutch, Ministry, In Flames, Testament, Carcass, Alestorm, Lacuna Coil, Hands Like Houses, In Hearts Wake, The Hu, Baroness, Ne Obliviscaris, Bodyjar, New Years Day, Clowns, Venom Prison, Skynd, Thornhill, Disentomb, Stand Atlantic, Plini, Redhook, and Dregg.