Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Bad Wolves, Etc.) Perform In Napa, CA

On Friday night (May 27), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), performed at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA. You can find some fan-filmed footage from the show below:

[via Blabbermouth]

Former Megadeth, Anthrax, Etc Members To Perform At “Big Four” Tribute Concert

Ultimate Jam Night will be paying tribute to Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax during a special “Big Four” tribute show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA. The event will be held on May 10 and it will feature: David Ellefson (ex-Megadeth), Jeff Young (ex-Megadeth), Neil Turbin (ex-Anthrax), Mike Heller (Fear Factory), Bryan Beller (Dethklok), Ira Black (ex-Metal Church), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), and tons more.

The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Announce Napa, CA Show

The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), will be performing at the Jam Cellars Ballroom at the Margrit Mondavi Theatre in Napa, CA on May 27. The performance will serve as one of the “BottleRock Afterdark” concerts scheduled around this year’s BottleRock Festival. That event will take place in Napa Valley, CA on May 27-29 and it will feature: Metallica, P!nk, Twenty One Pilots, Luke Combs, The Black Crowes, Greta Van Fleet, and more.

Doc Coyle On Possible God Forbid Reunion: “Things Have Been In The Works”

During a recent appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Doc Coyle addressed the idea of a God Forbid reunion once again. Notably, the guitarist confirmed that some “things have been in the works.”

Coyle said the following:

“We’ve been in talks, dates [have] been thrown around… So things have been in the works. But with my schedule with Bad Wolves touring and then I’m also doing The Wedding Band with Rob & Kirk with Metallica… I’ve been doing a lot of rehearsing with that and so there was a lot of scheduling conflicts with that.

I think [the reunion] will happen, it’s just a matter of when. Because Byron [Davis, vocalist], he has a family, he’s married, he’s got a house, he’s kind of doing that thing, everyone’s kind of spread out. Same thing with John [Outcalt], our bass player: got a kid, got a house, got a mortgage, wife and you know… everyone’s kind of moved to this different phase of their lives and it makes it really have to create space to do these things and it’s such a commitment of time and effort.

And I’m super respectful of that and I just don’t want to force anything, or make [reuniting] about money, or make it about… too much business. I want it to be about our friendship and kind of doing something for the fans.

‘Cause we never did a last show, we never did a last tour, we never did a farewell. And so I think that that left just an empty kind of space there. And it’s unfortunate, because I’m of the mind that I always wanted to do things the right way.

It’s kind of funny because it’s definitely come around. I peeked on that Loudwire thing and it’s just a buncha people like ‘God Forbid is so much better than Bad Wolves‘, and it’s like motherfucker where was you on our last tour when there was 112 people at the show.”

He went on to say that their was a European tour offer, but the band are considering the possibility of doing one-off shows and festival dates instead. He also revealed that he has some riff ideas that he could use for God Forbid if they decide to work on new music.

[via The PRP]

Watch The Wedding Band (Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc.) Perform In San Francisco, CA

Last night (December 17), The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), played a special show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA. Fan-filmed footage from the show, which also featured Mark Osegueda (Death Angel) and Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta), can be found below:

Watch Mastodon, Carcass, Bad Wolves, & Spirit Adrift Members Cover Metallica’s “Blackened”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Troy Sanders (Mastodon), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Nate Garrett (Spirit Adrift), and Daniel Wilding (Carcass) for a cover of Metallica’s “Blackened.“ You can check that out below. “Two Minutes To Late Night” had the following to say about the cover:

“Black Friday is now “Blackened” Friday where we honor Lars Ulrich‘s famous catfish recipe (but ours has little more bass and paprika). Plus we reversed the BPMs of the riffs so the fast parts are slow and slow parts are fast. WOWIE ZOWIE! This is our 50th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. Become a Patreon patron today and get access to exclusive rewards like patches, t-shirts, even custom songs! Plus, you get to see every cover we make before it publicly premieres. We will be donating all of the Patreon proceds and artist payments from this song to The Sunrise Movement whose mission to combat change head on. You can also donate to them here.“

Bad Wolves’ Doc Coyle On Tommy Vext Drama: “A Big Portion Of The Fanbase Has Essentially Been Radicalized Against The Band Under False Pretenses”

Former Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext recently made headlines after filing a lawsuit against Better Noise CEO and band manager Allen Kovac. Now, during an episode of his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle,” Bad Wolves guitarist Doc Coyle shared his thoughts on the situation.

Coyle said the following:

“He [Tommy Vext] filed a lawsuit. Keep in mind, I’m not involved in any of this shit. All right? I’m not in the band business. I’m not on the record label, so I’m not involved in lawsuits, no one’s suing me. I mean, not yet [laughs]. But like I don’t own anything with the band. And so it’s like so I hear about this shit all like secondhand.

…So this article comes out on TMZ, and it’s basically like a press release for him. I’m like damn, you could just do that with TMZ? They’ll just kind of like, filter your talking points as if it’s an actual story? And then our label owner/manager, Allen Kovac, he put out a statement, kind of refuting some of the stuff that seems like a really frivolous lawsuit, you know? And I’m being a little bit more outspoken about this stuff.

Everything I can’t talk about right now—and I’d like to be more open with it—because, like I said, I think, you know the reason why Allen made a statement is because you’re just saying things that are not true. And I think you have that you have this weird kind of no-win situation when you’re dealing with someone who’s a troll, or just trolls in general.

Because a troll, the way they win is by getting you to react. And when your kind of day-to-day thing is drama, and having something… It’s like playing tennis right? Like I need someone to hit the ball back. So you’re in the situation where if you say nothing. Yeah, I mean you’re taking the high road and there’s, there’s elements of that that’s good.

But if someone says something about you that’s false and that is damaging to your reputation, it’s difficult not to respond that takes a lot of willpower. But then there’s also the element of sometimes certain charges against you are so ridiculous by even acknowledging it, you’re almost giving it oxygen. So that’s a really tough balancing act we have to figure out.

And so we haven’t been that that open was stuff because we’ve been advised not to say anything. But I think that’s going to start changing. And I think it’s important because our fanbase, or a big portion of the fanbase has essentially been radicalized against the band under false pretenses.

And that’s, that’s a real thing, you know, I don’t know how many people it is, I mean who knows, who knows how many fucking people see the bullshit on Instagram every day. It’s probably like 20-30% of the people that follow him and maybe less, I don’t know, we really just don’t know.

And so we can do is go out there and out the music and promote it, get it out there and just hope people like it. And I’m really confident in the record, I think it’s phenomenal. And hopefully that’s what actually matters in this situation is music.

The songs man, man. I mean, you think about your favorite bands and those that how magical it is right? And that’s all we want to do I think as creators and being part of this thing like this… anything like this that you make things that last and affect people.

And I don’t want to be deal with this shit. I don’t want to be in a war, a war of words, a feud, shit is wack. I play music because it’s fun. this That shit is not fun, but that’s the point. The point is to wear you down, it is to make it a war of attrition that is so belabor that you’ll give up. And I look at these situations as a test of one’s will.

Will wins out, you know. It’s a tough one to say like, you go through the gauntlet, but you’re not happy… and it’s just like sometimes people do something they are fighting just to win. And they’re doing it for so long by the time they go through it, they forget they were being fighting for. I’m someone, I don’t really care about fame. I don’t really care much about money.

I don’t want to not have money but I’m not like, I don’t have that thing in my heart that’s like I need to go make $80 million, like I just, I don’t know, it’s just not, it’s in. Listen, I don’t wanna be broke. I definitely want to do well in life, but it’s not my main motivator.

I just want to do cool things things and try and do right by people and I don’t know, just be part of positive inertia. And I feel like if you do the right things, the money will take care of itself.

And we’ll see how that turns out.”

[via The PRP]

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Doc Coyle Reveals That God Forbid Have A Tour Offer, Says He Wants Olly Steele To Play Second Guitar For The Band If They Reunite

During a recent episode of his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle” podcast, Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) revealed that his old band God Forbid recently received a tour offer. It is still unclear if the band will take the deal, but if they do, ex-Monuments guitarist Olly Steele has already been offered a chance to take part in the reunion as a replacement for Dallas Coyle.

The following exchange took place on the aforementioned podcast [via The PRP]

Doc Coyle: “So God Forbid has been getting some offers for tours and reunions and stuff—and I don’t even know if it’ll happen or not—but if it does happen, would Olly Steele be down to play second guitar in God Forbid, if it happened?”

Olly Steele: “Are you shitting me?”

Doc Coyle: “No, I’m not shitting you.”

Olly Steele: “Where’s Dallas?…”

Doc Coyle: “Dallas… He’s done with me. He had his run and now he’s done.”

Olly Steele: “I can’t think of anything that would be more fun… If I’m free. I’m not saying I’d never be in a band again, you know.”

Doc Coyle: “If you’re down to do it… The thing about it, it’s not even really being in a band. It’ll probably be some shows and maybe a tour. But there’s nothing crazy, we’d probably take it one step at a time.

And like I said, I don’t even know if the other guys want to do it. I think we’re supposed to have a conference call, kinda talk to everyone and see what the vibe is. But we have a tour offer right now, for a European tour, which I don’t know if we’re gonna do or not.

But it just kinda seems like things have come around and there’s renewed interest in the band. And if I was gonna get someone, you’d be the guy I want to get. So I thought I’d ask you here.”

Olly Steele: “That’s amazing, 1000% yes.”

Doc Coyle: “Awesome, alright now I’m excited. I thought you’d say yes.”

Olly Steele: “You’re excited? I was 15-16-years-old playing guitar for the first time and learning from you and Dallas, and this has just happened, that’s amazing.”

Doc Coyle: “Well, I can’t have anymore white people in the band alright? [laughs].”

Olly Steele: “It’s a shame that it may not be the original lineup, BUT, let’s fucking play “Into The Wasteland” seven times in a row.”

Doc Coyle On The Possibility Of A God Forbid Reunion: “I Would Say It Is A Matter Of When, Not If”

While answering fan questions on his “The Ex-Man With Doc Coyle” podcast, Doc Coyle addressed the possibility of a God Forbid reunion. He said the following:

“I think yes. I think [it’s] just a matter of how and when. The logistics… It’s just not easy because guys are all over the place, guys have children, they have jobs, they have wives, they have obligations and it’s not the easiest thing to put together. It’s interesting, we were getting a lot of this additional interest during the pandemic… My main priority is Bad Wolves and so I have to organize everything around that. I would say it’s just baby steps so we’ll see, try and make it work. I would say it is a matter of when, not if, but then again I don’t want to hype people up because it’s just gotta be correct. Everything’s gotta work out.”

[via The PRP]

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Metallica, Ugly Kid Joe, Etc. Members Covering Billy Idol’s “White Wedding”

On July 26, 2019, Kirk Hammett (Metallica), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe, etc.), Joey Castillo (ex-Queens Of The Stone Age, etc.), and Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves) played a special covers set as “The Wedding Band” at the Cosmopolitan Music Hall in Richmond Hill, ON. Now, some pro-shot footage of the group performing a cover of Billy Idol’s “White Wedding” during the show has been shared online: