Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “Living The Dream” Lyric Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their new song “Living The Dream.” This track is from their new album “F8,” which will be released on February 28.

Jason Hook To Sit Out Five Finger Death Punch’s Remaining European Dates

Five Finger Death Punch guitarist Jason Hook will be sitting out the remainder of the band’s European tour so he can have more time to recover from gallbladder surgery. During his absence, Andy James (ex-Sacred Mother Tongue/Fields Of The Nephilim) will be filling in.

The band commented:

“Hamburg Knuckleheads,

Due to unforeseen circumstances, our brother Jason Hook will not be able to perform tonight. He needs additional time for his recovery and must step back from the current tour in order to have the opportunity to do so. We discussed this as a band and Jason‘s well-being is our priority – health comes first.

It was Jason‘s express wish that we continue the tour so with Jason’s blessing we have invited our friend Andy James who has agreed to step in and finish the tour for Jason.

We are grateful for Andy stepping up and will continue to deliver the great show the fans deserve every night.

We’ve been having an incredible run with our friends in Megadeth and Bad Wolves so far, and the vibe of the tour has been amazing. We look forward to seeing all the German fans next and appreciate all of you joining us in wishing Jason a speedy recovery.

Five Finger Death Punch“

Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Etc. Set For 2020 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place in Pryor, Oklahoma on May 22-24 and it will feature the following: Slipknot, Five Finger Death Punch, Staind, Papa Roach, Halestorm, Anthrax, I Prevail, Alter Bridge, The Pretty Reckless, Motionless In White, Body Count, Hollywood Undead, HELLYEAH, Badflower, The Hu, Jelly Roll, Bad Wolves, Dirty Honey, All That Remains, Jinjer, Warrant, Brass Against, Bones UK, Knocked Loose, John 5 And The Creatures, Butcher Babies, From Ashes To New, Dinosaur Pile-Up, Diamante, Goodbye June, Bulletboys, Liliac, Color Of Chaos, East Side Gamblers, Budderside, Paralandra, Hericane Alice, Travis Bond, Fist Of Rage, Outlaw Devils, 90lb Wrench, Severmind, Love Sick Radio, Mind Of Fury, Jessikill, Straight Six, The Rumors, and Chaotic Resemblance.

Watch Steel Panther Cover Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love” With Members Of Five Finger Death Punch

During Steel Panther’s January 19 show at the Circus in Helsinki, Finland, the band were joined onstage by Five Finger Death Punch’s Jason Hook, Chris Kael, and Charlie Engen for a cover of Van Halen’s “Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

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Five Finger Death Punch Cancel Previously Postponed Shows

As previously reported, Five Finger Death Punch recently postponed their shows in Duluth, MN, Omaha, NE, and Des Moines, IA after guitarist Jason Hook required emergency gallbladder surgery. However, the band have since revealed that they were unable to reschedule the dates.

The group said the following:

“The 3 shows in Duluth, Omaha and Des Moines that were recently postponed because of Jason’s emergency surgery cannot be rescheduled at this time and will have to be cancelled.

We tried to find a solution to reschedule but there’s currently no date where all bands on the bill are available. With that said, we love you guys and thank you for the outpouring of support.

Jason is back in fighting shape, the band will be back on the road again soon and we will try our best to come back to you soon. 🙌🙌🙌 In the meantime, refunds are available at point of purchase.”

Here’s Five Finger Death Punch’s current schedule:

Europe/UK (with Megadeth and Bad Wolves):

01/14 Kiev, UKR – Palace Of Sports (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/16 Moscow, RUS – Adrenaline Stadium (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/18 St. Petersburg, RUS – A2 (Five Finger Death Punch only)
01/20 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwell Arena
01/22 Stockholm, SWE – Hovet
01/23 Oslo, NOR – Spektrum
01/24 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena
01/26 Amsterdam, NET – AFAS Live
01/28 Paris, FRA – Zenith
01/30 Cardiff, UK – Cardiff Arena
01/31 London, UK – Wembley Arena
02/03 Berlin, GER – Max-Schmeling Halle
02/04 Hamburg, GER – Sporthalle
02/06 Frankfurt, GER – Festhalle
02/08 Oberhausen, GER – Koenig-Pilsener Arena
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – Schleyerhalle
02/10 Munich, GER – Olympiahalle
02/12 Warsaw, POL – Torwar
02/14 Prague, CZE – Tipsport Arena
02/16 Milano, ITA – Alcatrazz
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
02/19 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
02/20 Budapest, HUN – Budapest Sportarena

U.S. (with Papa Roach, I Prevail, and Ice Nine Kills):

04/08 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
04/10 Duluth, GA – Infinite Energy Center
04/11 Pelham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheater
04/13 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
04/14 Ft. Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
04/16 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
04/18 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
04/19 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
04/21 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
04/23 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
04/25 Portland, OR – Veteran Memorial Coliseum
04/27 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks
04/29 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
05/03 Baltimore, MD – Royal Farms Arena
05/05 Worcester, MA – DCU Center
05/06 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
05/08 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
05/12 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/14 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
05/15 Camden, NJ – BB&T Pavilion
05/17 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
05/19 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
05/20 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):