Dokken Play Show In Roanoke, VA Amid The Coronavirus Pandemic

Last night (July 17), Dokken played what was said to be a “socially distanced” concert at Dr. Pepper Park in Roanoke, VA. However, footage from the show has since surfaced online and it appears fans were not social distancing or wearing masks despite the threat of COVID-19. You can watch those clips below. It’s also worth noting that guitarist Jon Levin didn’t take part in the performance, because he is a caretaker for his 90-year-old father and he didn’t want to risk giving him the virus. During his absence, Reb Beach (Winger, Whitesnake) filled in.

[via Metal Injection]

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Anthrax, Testament, Butcher Babies, Etc. Members To Perform At “Ultimate NAMM Night 3”

The lineup has been revealed for the NAMM edition of “Ultimate Jam Night.” The event, which is called “Ultimate NAMM Night,” will take place on January 18 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom and it will include an all-star jam featuring: Mike Portnoy (Sons Of Apollo, etc.), Doug “Dug” Pinnick (King’s X, KXM), Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daises, etc.), George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob), Derek St. Holmes (ex-Ted Nugent), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Kat Dyson (Prince), Divinity Roxx, Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence), Ira Black (Dark Sky Choir, etc.), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Michael Spencer (Flotsam And Jetsam), James LoMenzo (ex-Megadeth, etc.), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Dilana, Tiffany, and more. The concert will also feature full band performances from Jack Russell’s Great White and Hurricane.

Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Etc. Set For 2020 Tierra Sagrada Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Tierra Sagrada festival. The event will take place at the Sunken Garden Theater in San Antonio, TX on September 19 and it will feature: Krokus, Dokken, Lita Ford, Riot V, Starz, Dangerous Toys, Steve Grimmett’s Grim Reaper, and Jessikill.

[via Blabbermouth]

Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Etc. Members To Guest On Brian Posehn’s New Album “Grandpa Metal”

Brian Posehn has officially confirmed all of the special guests that will appear on his new comedy metal album “Grandpa Metal.” That effort will be released on February 14 and it will feature members of Slipknot, Anthrax, Fall Out Boy, Soundgarden, and more. The full list of guests can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing.

Guests:

  • Brendon Small (‘Metalocalypse‘, Dethklok)
  • Scott Ian (Anthrax)
  • Corey Taylor (Slipknot/Stone Sour)
  • Jonathan Donais (Anthrax
  • Gary Holt (Exodus)
  • Jeff Pilson (Dokken)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Chuck Billy (Testament)
  • “Weird” Al Yankovic
  • Pearl Aday
  • Johan Hegg (Amon Amarth)
  • Joe Trohman (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things)
  • Patrick Stump (Fall Out Boy)
  • Michael Starr (Steel Panther)
  • Jacob Bunton (Mars Electric)
  • Rob Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Aiden Cavestany (Death Angel)
  • Steve “Zetro” Souza (Exodus)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Jill Janus (Huntress)

“Grandpa Metal” Track Listing:

01. “Intro To Satan” (feat. Jacob Bunton)
02. “Satan’s Kind Of A Dick” (feat. Scott Ian & Gary Holt)
03. “Scary Nightmare”
04. “One Quarter Viking, Three Quarter’s Pussy” (feat. Scott Ian, Jon Donais & Johan Hegg)
05. “Big Fat Rock” (feat. Joe Trohman, Phil Demmel)
06. “My Phone Call With Weird Al” (feat. “Weird” Al Yankovic)
07. “Take On Me” (A-ha cover) (feat. Jill Janus, Chuck Billy, Brendon Small, Steve “Zetro” Souza, Rob Cavestany & Aiden Cavestany)
08. “Grandpa Metal” (feat. Scott Ian & Kim Thayil)
09. “New Music Sucks” (feat. Patrick Stump)
10. “New Music Sucks Reprise” (feat. Joe Trohman)
11. “Goblin Love” (feat. Scott Ian, Brendon Small & Jill Janus)
12. “Monster Mosh” (feat. Joe Trohman, Bumblefoot and Pearl Aday)
13. “The Fox (What Does The Fox Say?)” (Ylvis cover) (feat. Corey Taylor and Michael Starr)
14. “Super Secret Track”

Posehn said the following about the album:

“The original concept for this album came from bands like Scatterbrain and S.O.D., and even Cheech and Chong. They all made music that was fun and funny, heavy music that also made you laugh.

I wanted this to be the ultimate comedy/metal record, a loving record that made fun of some of the things in heavy metal, so I called all my friends and asked for a bunch of favors.

There’s a Satan song, and there’s a Viking song, there’s one song that sounds like Black Metal, and then there’s one that sounds like a Van Halen party song. The intention was just to make a funny metal/comedy record for people who like both of those things.”

He also added:

“This was such a dream project for me. I wanted to take my time, I wanted it to be perfect, so it took us six years to complete. It’s the ‘Chinese Democracy‘ of comedy-metal records. And it didn’t cost thirteen million dollars to make.”

If you missed it, the first single from “Grandpa Metal”, Posehn’s cover of A-ha‘s “Take On Me”, can be found below:

System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, Etc. Set For 2018 Force Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Force Fest. The event will take place on October 6-7 in Teotihuacan, Mexico, and it will include: System Of A Down, Slayer, Alice In Chains, NOFX, Carcass, The Used, Scars On Broadway, Dee Snider, Steel Panther, Sacred Reich, DevilDriver, Dokken, Pop Evil, Comeback Kid, Dark Funeral, Pestilence, Armored Saint, Asesino, Hypno5e, Black Dog Prowl, Akasha, and more.

Watch Footage Of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus, Death Angel, Forbidden, Etc. Members Performing At Benefit Concert For Sean Killian

On January 20, members of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus, Forbidden, Machine Head, Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Niño, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengeance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC played a special benefit concert for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis. That show, which took place at The Midway in San Francisco, CA, featured the above mentioned musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks. Mordred and Dress the Dead (ex-Forbidden, Witch Mountain) served as the supporting acts. The full event was streamed via the BB TV YouTube channel.

[via Blabbermouth]

Benefit Concert For Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian Moved To A Bigger Venue

As previously announced, members of Vio-Lence, Testament, Exodus Forbidden, Death Angel, KAOS, Ill Niño, Fang, Attitude Adjustment, Valor & Vengeance, Dokken, Psychosomatic, D.R.I., Annihilation, Mercenary and Sacrilege BC will play a special benefit show for Vio-Lence’s Sean Killian, who was diagnosed with stage four liver cirrhosis, on January 20. Now, it has been revealed that the concert has been moved from the Oakland Metro Operahouse in Oakland, CA, to The Midway in San Francisco, CA, due to high ticket demand. With the venue change, it will now be an 18-and-over event. The night will feature the above mentioned musicians playing a night of Vio-Lence tracks. Mordred and Dress the Dead (ex-Forbidden, Witch Mountain) will serve as the supporting acts, while DJ Will of KNAC Los Angeles will serve as the host. Katon De Pena (Hirax) will also be on hand spinning metal vinyl. Other things at the show include a raffle featuring prized items from Slayer, Machine Head, etc., a show room playing old Vio-Lence footage, and a display of Vio-Art. Tickets can be purchased HERE.

Twisted Sister, Overkill, Ace Frehley, Etc. Set For 2016 Rock Carnival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Rock Carnival. It will take place at the First Energy Park in Lakewood, NJ on September 6 – October 2, and will include: Twisted Sister, Overkill, Ace Frehley, Monster Magnet, Fuel, Tom Keifer’s Cinderella, Dokken, Texas Hippie Coalition, Doro, Four By Fate, Killcode, Jester, and American Angel. The event will also have carnival rides, food trucks, wrestling, and more.

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Sebastian Bach, Corrosion Of Conformity, Hollywood Undead, Etc. Added To Rock’n Derby Festival

More bands have been added to the 2016 Rock’n Derby festival. It will take place at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY on May 20-22, and the current daily lineups can be seen below.

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May 20, 2016: Five Finger Death Punch, Lamb Of God, Clutch, Parkway Drive, Wolfmother, Pop Evil, Scott Stapp, Corrosion Of Conformity, Red Sun Rising, Wild Throne, and Schism (Tool Tribute).

May 21, 2016: A Day To Remember, Halestorm, Anthrax, Chevy Metal, Hollywood Undead, Extreme, State Champs, Sebastian Bach, Beartooth, We Came As Romans, Memphis May Fire, All That Remains, Avatar, Thy Art Is Murder, Stray From The Path, For Today, Rings Of Saturn, and Cilver.

May 22, 2016: Shinedown, Coheed And Cambria, Megadeth, Sixx: A.M., Collective Soul, Ghost, Sevendust, Dokken, Trivium, Enter Shikari, Born Of Osiris, Like A Storm, Currents, Bad Case Of Big Mouth

Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Etc. Set For 2016 Rock’n Derby Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Rock’n Derby Festival. The event will take place on May 20-22 at the Schaghticoke Fairgrounds in Schaghticoke, NY, and will include: Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Halestorm, Megadeth, Sixx:A.M., Lamb Of God, Clutch, Anthrax, Wolfmother, Ghost, Sevendust, Pop Evil, Dokken, Memphis May Fire, We Came As Romans, Trivium, Scott Stapp, Thy Art Is Murder, Wild Throne, and Currents.

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This event will also feature demolition derbies, wrestling, and much more.