Metallica, Def Leppard, Etc. Partner With Vault Comics For New Graphic Novels

Vault Comics are planning to release new graphic novels based on recording artists as part of their Headshell line. Musicians getting the comic treatment include: Metallica, Def Leppard, The Beach Boys, Pete Wentz (Fall Out Boy), Redman, and more.

A number of those involved commented:

Metallica’s Lars Ulrich:

“The team at Vault are pushing boundaries and are bold storytellers. We are excited to partner with them.”

Sony Music Publishing president and global chief marketing officer Brian Monaco:

“We’re honored to partner with Def Leppard and Vault Comics to help bring Headshell’s ‘Hysteria’ to life. There are many exciting opportunities for songwriters across the graphic novel space and I look forward to working with Vault to further amplify the stories of SMP songwriters.”

Pete Wentz:

“Creating a new graphic novel [‘Dying Inside’] with Vault and one of my favorite writers, Hannah Klein, has been an insane experience — in the best possible way. Between her perspective, honesty and super-dark sense of humor and Vault’s creative support throughout the entire process, I’m excited to share it with the world soon.”

Vault CEO Damian Wassel:

“We have one overriding goal at Vault: to bring readers the very best comics and graphic novels. We’re thrilled to bring that experience creating amazing, award-winning stories to Headshell in partnership with some of the biggest names in music. I can’t wait to share the Headshell line of books with the world.”

Each book will be released in a standard format, a deluxe format, and a collectors’ format. One-of-one rarities will also be available. Fans will be able to purchase the novels via direct sale before they receive a mass market release.

Music Midtown Festival Reportedly Cancelled Due To Gun Law Changes In Georgia

This year’s Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park in Atlanta, GA has officially been cancelled. The event was previously scheduled to take place on September 17-18 with My Chemical Romance, Jack White, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, etc. set to perform. According to Billboard, the festival was scrapped due to the “Safe Carry Protection Act,” which prevents organizers from banning guns at the city-owned venue. The following statement was issued:

“Hey Midtown fans – due to circumstances beyond our control, Music Midtown will no longer be taking place this year. We were looking forward to reuniting in September and hope we can all get back to enjoying the festival together again soon. Refunds will be processed automatically within the next 24 hours to the original method of payment. Please allow 7-10 business days for the refund to be processed by your bank. For any questions related to refunds, please visit”

Winners Revealed For 2022 Kerrang! Awards

The winners have been revealed for this year’s Kerrang! Awards. The ceremony took place at Shoreditch Town Hall in London, England earlier today (June 23) and the full list of winners can be found below.


  • Kerrang! Icon: Green Day
  • The Disruptor Award: Mimi Barks
  • Kerrang! Hall Of Fame: Weezer
  • Grassroots Award: Janey Starling
  • Kerrang! Inspiration Award: Fall Out Boy
  • New Noise Award: Wargasm
  • Best British Breakthrough: Nova Twins
  • Best International Breakthrough: Amyl And The Sniffers
  • Best Song: Bring Me The Horizon – “DiE4u”
  • Best Album: Bob Vylan – “Bob Vylan Presents The Price Of Life”
  • Best British Act: Biffy Clyro
  • Best International Act: Poppy
  • Best Live Act: Twenty One Pilots
  • Best Festival: Download Pilot

Watch High On Fire, Fall Out Boy, & Russian Circles Members Cover Van Halen’s “Unchained”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds has joined forces with Matt Pike (High On Fire, Sleep), Andy Hurley (Fall Out Boy, The Damned Things), and Mike Sullivan (Russian Circles) for a cover of Van Halen’s “Unchained.” You can check that out below:

Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.

Fall Out Boy Drop Off Washington, DC Date Of “Hella Mega” Tour

Fall Out Boy have dropped off another date of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day and Weezer. The band will now be missing tonight’s (August 8) show at Nationals Park in Washington DC. This news comes after the group previously dropped off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The band issued the following statement:

“Hey guys, unfortunately we’ll miss you in DC but can’t wait to see you all in Detroit and beyond.”

Weezer & The Interrupters Both Covered Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” During New York “Hella Mega” Show

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy were forced to drop off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day, Weezer, and The Interrupters due to a positive COVID-19 case within their camp. Despite this, Weezer and The Interrupters tried to make it up to the New York crowd last night (August 4) by performing covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” You can find fan-filmed footage of both covers below:

Fall Out Boy Drop Off New York & Boston “Hella Mega” Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Case Within Their Camp

Fall Out Boy will be missing two shows on their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day and Weezer due to a positive COVID-19 test within their camp. The affected dates include their August 4 show in Queens, NY and their August 5 show in Boston, MA. Fall Out Boy commented:

“Out of an abundance of caution, Fall Out Boy will not perform at the New York and Boston shows due to an individual on the band’s team testing positive for COVID. Green Day, Weezer, and the Interrupters will perform as scheduled. It’s important to note that everyone on the entire tour, both band and crew, are fully vaccinated. Each band and their crew have operated in a bubble independently to safeguard everyone as much as possible at each show and in between shows. The tour also has a COVID safety protocol officer on staff full-time that is ensuring everyone is closely following all CDC guidelines.”

Green Day Premiere New Song “Pollyanna”, Announce Revised Dates For North American Tour With Fall Out Boy And Weezer

Green Day have premiered a new song titled “Pollyanna.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

In other news, the band have also announced the revised schedule for their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters:

07/24 – Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
07/29 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
08/05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/27 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle park
08/29 – San Diego, CA – PetCo Park
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
09/06 – Seattle, WA – T Mobile Park

To promote the tour, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be performing on “Good Morning America” on July 17 as part of their “Summer Concert Series.” Green Day will also be joining them for an exclusive interview on the show.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, & Weezer Postpone European/UK Dates To 2022

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have postponed the European/UK leg of their “Hella Mega” tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows are now scheduled to take place in 2022.

2022 Tour Dates:

06/19 Vienna, Austria – Ernst-Happel Stadion
06/21 Antwerp, Belgium – Antwerps Sportpaleis
06/22 Groningen, Netherlands – Stadspark
06/24 London, UK – London Stadium
06/25 Huddersfield, UK – John Smith’s Stadium
06/27 Dublin, Ireland – TBA
06/29 Glasgow, UK – Bellahouston Park
07/02 Paris France – Paris La Defense Arena

A joint statement was issued:

“Europe + UK – this past year has been chaotic to say the very least, and while we hoped we’d be able to make the Hella Mega Tour a reality for you this summer, COVID had other plans. With that being said, your shows will now be happening in 2022. Your tickets are good for the new dates, so make sure to hold onto them!

And for all of you in the US, we’re still planning on coming to see you this summer!”

The dates for the U.S. leg can be found HERE.