Gojira, Underoath, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to the 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup includes: Five Finger Death Punch, Limp Bizkit, Gojira, Skillet, Black Label Society, Killswitch Engage, Falling In Reverse, Underoath, Rev Run (Run-DMC), Body Count, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite“), Beartooth, Badflower, Motionless In White, Sevendust, Avatar, August Burns Red, Fever 333, Wage War, Knocked Loose, Corrosion Of Conformity, From Ashes To New, Fit For A King, Fozzy, Drowning Pool, Escape The Fate, Light The Torch, Nonpoint, Miss May I, Mushroomhead, Fire From The Gods, Texas Hippie Coalition, Slaves, Saul, Another Day Dawns, and Stitched Up Heart. Steve-O (“Jackass”) has since been added as a guest host as well.

Nova Twins Release Fever 333’s Remix Of “Undertaker”

Nova Twins have released Fever 333’s remix of “Undertaker.” You can check that out below:

Nova Twins commented:

“We love what Fever 333 did with this ‘Undertaker‘ remix. It’s one of our favourite tracks to play live and we thought that they would be perfect to rework it! Jason brought an entirely new energy to the table with his vocal. We hope that when venues open up again, we can all play it together on stage! That would be epic.”

Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler added:

“I think one of the greatest things about this label collective is that it is run by artists for artists, which means every move we make is with artistry in mind. With that said – as label head I had the privilege of on boarding the inimitable Nova Twins to 333 Wrecks last year and as an artist myself I had the honor of working on a remix with them this year. Pretty win win scenario if you ask me. So much love and respect for these queens and I can’t wait for y’all to hear this one.”

Lamb Of God Team Up With Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler For Quarantine Cover Of Bad Brains’ “I Against I”

Lamb Of God have teamed up with Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler for a quarantine cover of Bad Brains‘ “I Against I.“ You can check that out below:

Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe commented:

“The idea to cover ‘I Against I‘ goes back at least 20 years to a camping trip the band was on. Mark & I were sitting in the back of our buddy’s Jeep ripping through the mountains, Bad Brains was cranking on the stereo, & I was singing along to that particular song. Mark looked over at me & said ‘We should cover that tune’ So we thought about it for a couple of decades and finally got around to doing it for the ‘Burn The Priest Legion: XX‘ record (hey, sometimes we move a little slow…)

As we all know, this pandemic has sucked for live music, but the quarantine jams bands have been doing have been pretty fun, especially when you bring in guests. I saw Fever 333 for the first time at the Sonic Temple fest— I had never listened to them, but I was blown away by their live show. I remember thinking ‘Man, these dudes are WILD- their energy reminds me of the punk shows I saw in the 80’s’ and I’ve been friends with those dudes from that day. I even texted Darryl from Bad Brains that afternoon to tell him to check them out. It was only natural to ask Jason to join us & bring that energy to this song by the almighty Bad Brains, my favorite band of all time.”

Butler added:

“It is truly an honor to be a part of this one as I have the utmost respect for Randy and the boys since becoming homies after having my mind blown when I looked over at the side of the stage at Sonic Temple Fest and saw him watching us play. It’s been a pleasure getting to know him and an honor to rock L.O.G. celebrating one of the most important punk rock/musical acts of all time Bad Brains. From legends to legends to the student. All love.”

Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, Etc. Members Take Part In Auction For Roadie Relief

Members of Foo Fighters, Ghost, Korn, KISS, 311, and more have contributed signed items to a silent auction in an effort to raise money for Roadie Relief. The auction will run through April 14 at 32auctions.com.

Here’s the various items up for auction:

01. Tommy Thayer (KISS) personally signed signature series Epiphone Les Paul.
02. Phil X (Bon Jovi) signed Gibson Les Paul Jr.
03. Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) piano black Gretsch Drum kit he used at Wembley Stadium in 2008 with All Access laminate from the show.
04. Papa Emeritus IV (Ghost) signed Hagstrom Phantom guitar.
05. A 30 min one on one Zoom with PNUT of 311.
06. 5 different Faith No More bundles that have signed poster, guitar pics and after show pass.
07. Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine) signed cymbal (used at last Rage show).
08. 2 – 311 band signed posters.
09. Queen + Adam Lambert signed show poster from their last show plus a pair of Roger Taylor’s drum sticks.
10. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed snare drum (his signature series custom hard shell snare case also signed by him).
11. Metallica bundle including show poster, pair of Lars Ulrich’s used drum Sticks, and one of Lars’s custom snare drum Heads
12. Live performance photographs from shows including: Lemmy (Motörhead), Ozzy Osbourne, Keith Flint (Prodigy), Axl Rose (Guns N’ Roses), Cardinal Copia (Ghost), and Tom Petty.
13. 311 signed skate deck.
14. Artist Thomas Estrada donated custom art commission to winning bidder.
15. Steve Stevens (Billy Idol) signed custom guitar pedal + guitar pics.
16. Avenged Sevenfold signed record.
17. Several concert collectors posters: Pearl Jam, Soundgarden (and more to come).
18. Darkglass Electronics 500 v1 bass amp
19. Aric Improta (Fever 333) custom art work drum head signed by him
20. Ray Luzier (Korn) signed drum head and pair of sticks
21. Foo Fighters Bundle – Taylor Hawkins’ sticks, Dave Grohl’s sweat band and guitar pic and 2 all access laminates.
22. Custom hand made guitar used on episodes of Couch Riffs.

Aric Improta (Fever 333) Teams Up With Korn And Suicidal Tendencies Members For New Song “Zhurmë”

Aric Improta (Fever 333, Night Verses) has premiered a new song, titled “Zhurmë,“ as part of his new noise project. The track features James “Munky” Shaffer (Korn) and Ra Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) and a video for it below:

Improta told Kerrang! the following about the new project:

“As a film major, I’ve been very interested in the work of foley artists and their creative contributions to enhance the viewers experience. During quarantine, I decided to start this art project with my film collaborator Kevin Garcia, where we recorded a ton of found sounds then tried to compose a song around the noises we captured.”

He also added the following about working with Munky and Ra Diaz:

“[Munky] came out to the studio and improvised for three hours straight. He even brought a cello to experiment with. After everything was tracked, I went through all of the recordings, grabbed my favorite parts and built the middle and end around his work.

Both Munky and Ra have undeniably unique approaches to their instruments and I wanted to make sure I captured that, while still putting together something that felt different than their previous work. At times, I also made sure to change my initial work and compose around supporting their ideas. That way I would have also have to think differently.”

Fever 333 Premiere New Video For “Wrong Generation” Featuring Blink-182’s Travis Barker

Fever 333 have premiered a new video for “Wrong Generation.” This song features Blink-182’s Travis Barker and it serves as the title track of the band’s latest EP. Frontman Jason Aalon Butler commented:

“We were hoping to make a video that offered a similar energy and excitement to the live element of this Fever 333 project. I also wanted to give a nod to ‘Song 2‘ one of the coolest music videos ever made. Put these vibes together and we ended up with this.”

Fever 333 Announce “Wrong Generation” Townhall Event

Fever 333 will be streaming a show from their recent virtual tour during a special “Wrong Generation” townhall on Friday (December 4). Tickets for the event can be found HERE. The band commented:

“Please join us as we rebroadcast the final date of our virtual world tour. During the broadcast we will be answering your questions about the tour, our new EP and anything else you’d like to discuss.”

Fever 333 Release New Song “Once Again”

Fever 333 have released a new song titled “Once Again.” The track was written and recorded in the 24 hour-period following the announcement that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Fans can get the song by texting “ONCEAGAIN” to 81787 or signing up for the band’s mailing list at fever333.com.

Fever 333 And Grandson Release New Linkin Park Covers

In celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Hybrid Theory,” Fever 333 and Grandson have released some new Linkin Park covers as part of Spotify‘s “Spotify Singles” series. Fever 333 chose to take on “In The End,” while Grandson chose to take on “One Step Closer.“

Fever 333’s Jason Aalon Butler commented:

“I will never forget that overcast morning in Los Angeles walking from my locker in the F building down the now infamous 11 stair handrail at Westchester High (now of numerous skate vids fame) toward the bungalows that housed my algebra 2 education and being stopped by my only website building homie to tell me of this ‘awesome new band he found called Linkin Park.’ ‘In The End’ was the song that made me believe that rap and rock still belonged together.

I studied their tasteful marriage of the two styles from that moment on and created my own music with that in mind. I wish I could tell my 14-year-old self that one day I’d receive a DM from Mike Shinoda about him liking my music. I wish even more that I could tell my younger self he’d offer to share his talents and energy with me to make more music. I don’t think 14-year-old me would believe it, though. 35-year-old me still doesn’t.”

Grandson added:

“I first heard ‘In The End‘ when I was just a kid, illegally downloaded it off Kazaa when I was like ten and learned all of Mike’s verses. Then 10 years later I played the Forum with Mike in front of thousands of people. Chester is an all-time great, and I could never try and sing like he does. We had to pitch the song down just so I could come close to hitting the notes in this song. I just wanted to try and pay homage and do this incredible song justice.”