Watch Short Clip Of Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody And Andy James Performing Extreme’s “More Than Words”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody has shared a short clip of himself and Andy James performing Extreme’s “More Than Words.” He said the following about that:

“Out of key and not giving 2 shits. #morethanwords #thisisnotacover #matteroffact #imnotsureishouldpostthis #fuckit #imsooutofkeyandiloveit #sorry @andyjamesguitar #didntthinkthisthrough #definitelynotourvibe #shitsandgiggles #inthekeyofyuck”.

[via Blabbermouth]

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.

AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, Foo Fighters, Etc. Nominated For 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2021 iHeartRadio Music Awards. The ceremony will take place on May 27 at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA and the artists nominated in the rock categories can be found below. The full list of nominees is also available HERE.

Rock Song of the Year:

  • The Pretty Reckless – “Death By Rock And Roll”
  • Chris Cornell – “Patience” (Guns N’ Roses cover)
  • Foo Fighters – “Shame Shame”
  • AC/DC – “Shot In The Dark”
  • Ozzy Osbourne – “Under The Graveyard”

Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AC/DC
  • Five Finger Death Punch
  • Ozzy Osbourne
  • Shinedown
  • The Pretty Reckless

Alternative Rock Song of the Year:

  • AJR – “Bang!”
  • Machine Gun Kelly – “Bloody Valentine”
  • Billie Eilish – “everything i wanted”
  • twenty one pilots – “Level Of Concern”
  • All Time Low – “Monsters” (feat. blackbear)

Alternative Rock Artist of the Year:

  • AJR
  • All Time Low
  • Billie Eilish
  • Cage the Elephant
  • twenty one pilots

Best New Rock/Alternative Rock Artist:

  • Ashe
  • Dayglow
  • Powfu
  • Royal & The Serpent
  • Wallows

The fan-vote is open HERE.

P.O.D., Corrosion Of Conformity, Beartooth, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

Corrosion Of Conformity, Slaves, Beartooth, Drowning Pool, P.O.D. (performing “Satellite” in its entirety), and Fit For A King have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. That event is set to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12. Previously announced acts include: Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Knocked Loose, Body Count, Wage War, Motionless In White, From Ashes To New, Fire From The Gods, Another Day Dawns, Nonpoint, Sevendust, and Fozzy.

Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Knocked Loose, Etc. Added To 2021 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More artists have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event is scheduled to take place at the Blue Ridge Amphitheater in Danville, VA on September 9-12 and the updated lineup includes: Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engage, Knocked Loose, Body Count, Wage War, Motionless In White, From Ashes To New, Fire From The Gods, Another Day Dawns, Nonpoint, Sevendust, and Fozzy.

Numerous Rock And Metal Guitarists To Take Part In Fundraiser For Jason Becker

Numerous rock and metal guitarists will be teaming up to raise money for legendary guitarist Jason Becker, who has been battling ALS for over 30 years. The fundraiser will take place throughout March and April and it will be hosted by DragonForce‘s Herman Li.

Here’s what the fundraiser will include:

“1) A livestream telethon-style fundraiser on Twitch: special guests will appear on Herman Li’s Twitch channel to play, jam and participate in fan-generated challenges with all money raised going directly to Jason’s medical trust. Over $13,000 has been raised so far. Visit Jasonbecker.com or twitch.tv/hermanli for a full schedule of livestream guests.

2) Artists will donate signed guitars, merch and other rare items which will be sold via a special Reverb shop to benefit Jason. Details to be announced.

3) Three of Jason’s most important guitars will be auctioned off later this year, including the guitars seen on the covers of “Perpetual Burn”, “Speed Metal Symphony” and the original “Numbers” guitar played by Eddie Van Halen. Details to be announced.”

Here’s the musicians that will be taking part:

  • Marty Friedman (ex-Megadeth)
  • Steve Vai
  • Joe Satriani
  • Steve Lukather (Toto)
  • Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Tremonti)
  • John Petrucci (Dream Theater)
  • Kiko Loureiro (Megadeth)
  • Tosin Abasi (Animals As Leaders)
  • Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper)
  • Orianthi
  • Devin Townsend
  • David Ellefson (Megadeth)
  • Michael Angelo Batio
  • Guthrie Govan
  • Tim Henson (Polyphia)
  • Alex Skolnick (Testament)
  • Albert Lee
  • Matt Heafy (Trivium)
  • Zoltan Bathory (Five Finger Death Punch)
  • Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (Sons Of Apollo, ex-Guns N’ Roses)
  • Satchel (Steel Panther)
  • John 5 (Rob Zombie)
  • Gus G (Firewind)
  • Nili Brosh (The Iron Maidens)
  • Jason Richardson (All That Remains)
  • The Dooo
  • Jared Dines
  • Ola Englund (The Haunted)
  • Steve Terreberry
  • Tyler Larson (Music is Win on YouTube)
  • Cole Rolland
  • Thomas McRocklin
  • Rusty Cooley
  • Mattias IA Eklundh (Freak Kitchen)
  • Sam Totman (DragonForce)
  • Chris Broderick (Act Of Defiance, ex-Megadeth)
  • Lari Basilio
  • Sophie Lloyd
  • Federico Mondelli and Fabiola Bellomo (Frozen Crown)
  • Alex Lee (Holy Grail)
  • Stevie Salas
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Mika Tyyska
  • Daniel Dekay (Diemonds)
  • N&M Creation

Li commented:

“I’ve been a huge fan of Jason Becker since I was young, and it’s one of the biggest honors of my life to be able to help organize this tribute and raise money for him. I still have a Jason Becker poster in my studio in London. It’s been very inspiring to see everyone coming together to celebrate Jason.”

Becker added:

“I am so grateful for all the love and support everyone has given to me and my family. As far as selling my guitars being sad, and that I shouldn’t have to do it, I just want you to know that isn’t how I feel. It makes me happy to see others playing my music. I feel good about passing on my guitars, thinking they mean something to others. I can’t play them now, but other folks can. That’s a good thing. And, I want myself and my family not to have to worry about money, if possible. Thank you for all the love, I send it right back to you.”

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory Earns Black Belt In Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Five Finger Death Punch’s Zoltan Bathory has officially earned a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. The guitarist was presented with the belt after training for 13 years.

A press release said the following about Bathory’s martial arts career:

“On Saturday, March 13, Zoltan Bathory of Five Finger Death Punch, was awarded his Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt by his instructors, four-time world champion and seventh degree red/black belt, master Royler Gracie, and fifth degree black belt Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion Professor Mica Cipili

Bathory is a lifelong martial artist often featured in martial arts magazines. He is also a judo black belt, a wing chun kung fu practitioner under grand master Randy Williams and earned his U.S. Army modern combatives close quarter combat instructor certificate under Professor John Simons III and Professor Iako Kalili.

Zoltan began his jiu-jitsu journey in 2008 after a training session with the legendary UFC Hall Of Famer Royce Gracie.”

Bathory himself added:

“I’ve been practicing judo since I was nine years old, but I was always interested in jiu-jitsu as i knew about the Gracie family’s open challenge (which later became the UFC). Famous martial artists would travel to Brazil to fight them and the Gracies remained undefeated decade after decade. Many years later as an adult I finally had an opportunity to go to the source and train with probably the most recognized martial artist of all time next to Bruce Lee, the legendary Royce Gracie. After the session I asked him for a white belt and then began my jiu-jitsu journey. For a while, I would travel around the world with Royce’s brother Royler Gracie who is one of the most decorated Brazilian jiu-jitsu fighters of all time. I’d partake in his seminars everywhere he’d go. Later I joined Professor Mica Cipili’s Gracie Las Vegas team which I’ve called home for the last 12 years.”

He continued:

“All of our security guys are jiu-jitsu black belts. It’s a requirement for the position so I can train while we are on the road. When I’m home, I train at the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu academies in Las Vegas.”

“To all of my jiu-jitsu brothers around the World. Thank you guys for all the mat time and your friendship 🙌 and to the 5FDP family: Love you all ! Hopefully see you on the road soon! ✊”

Five Finger Death Punch Premiere “I Refuse” Lyric Video

Five Finger Death Punch have premiered a lyric video for their song “I Refuse.” That track originally appeared on the band’s 2018 album “And Justice For None” and it was also included on their latest greatest hits compilation “A Decade Of Destruction – Volume 2.”

Finger Death Punch Frontman Ivan Moody Planning To Turn Two Homes Into Recovery Centers

Finger Death Punch’s Ivan Moody, who has battled addiction in the past, is planning to convert two homes into recovery centers. One house will be in Las Vegas and it will be dedicated to helping young women. The other house will be in Colorado and it will be dedicated to helping young men.

Moody said the following in part:

“Everyone out there knows that I am active in my recovery. I pride myself on it. As a matter of fact it is the cornerstone to my life.”

He continued:

“I’m going to take my Vegas home and I’m going to do my best to turn it into a possible home for young women fighting in recovery, probably from the ages of about 18 to 40 depending. I’m not going to get into too many details but that is 1. The second part of that is I am also going to do the same thing back in Colorado except for young men. Same age group”

“It’s one thing to go to meetings and it’s another thing to be active and give back because that is what recovery is all about. It’s giving to someone else in place of the ones who gave to me.”

He also added:

“Everything I’ve done in my life has added up to THIS. It’s time to GIVE – Not monetarily. Mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s time to utilize ALL of the tools I’ve acquired throughout ‘my time.’ This FEELS right. That’s how I KNOW it’s the best ‘thing’ to do, and the correct path to take.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Second Teaser Trailer For “The Retaliators”

A new teaser trailer has been shared for the new film “The Retaliators.” That movie will be released in 2021 and it will feature members of Mötley Crüe, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, From Ashes To New, Escape The Fate, and more. Here’s a description of it:

“The Retaliators is a horror-thriller film, starring Michael Lombardi (FX’s Rescue Me), Marc Menchaca (Ozark) and Joseph Gatt (Dumbo) with special guest appearances by rock music’s biggest names and a soundtrack featuring Tommy Lee, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, The Hu, Ice Nine Kills, Escape The Fate, From Ashes To New and more. Written by Darren Geare and Jeff Allen Geare, the high-octane horror thriller is directed by Samuel Gonzales Jr. and Bridget Smith.”