Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Eddie Van Halen

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

David Lee Roth (Van Halen):

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What a Long Great Trip It’s Been..

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Michael Anthony (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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No words…Heartbroken, my love to the family💔

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Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen, etc.):

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Heartbroken and speechless. My love to the family.

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Metallica:

AC/DC:

Gene Simmons (KISS):

Black Sabbath’s Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler:

Pantera:

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #EddieVanHalen

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Brian May (Queen):

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper, etc.):

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

Nickelback:

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

Vernon Reid (Living Colour):

Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed):

Mötley Crüe’s Mick Mars, Vince Neil, Nikki Sixx, and Tommy Lee:

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Gary Holt (Exodus, etc.):

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I am CRUSHED. Loss of words. RIP. One of my hero’s. FUCK 2020

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Robb Flynn (Machine Head):

Phil Demmel (ex-Machine Head, etc.):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers):

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) Working On New Book

During a recent interview with Wall Of Sound, Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler revealed that he is working on a new book. He said the following about that:

“I’m currently putting together a book about growing up in Aston, Birmingham and how Sabbath came about… but I’m really enjoying semi-retirement and not having to do anything or be anywhere, especially after being away from home for most of the last fifty years.”

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath) To Reissue Three Solo Albums

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler will be reissuing “Plastic Planet” (feat. Fear Factory‘s Burton C. Bell), “Black Science,” and “Ohmwork“ on October 30. The albums will be available on CD and vinyl with updated artwork and they can be pre-ordered HERE.

Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler & Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith To Be Honored At Adopt The Arts’ Eighth Annual Benefit Concert

Adopt The Arts, the organization co-founded by Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.), have announced that their 2020 benefit concert will be held at the Avalon in Hollywood, CA on May 12. The show will launch this year’s “Sound And Vision Awards,” which will honor Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith, and visual artist Shepard Fairey. In addition to Sorum, the event will also feature performances from Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Robert Trujillo (Metallica), Dave Kushner (ex-Velvet Revolver), John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), and producer Andrew Watt (Post Malone, Ozzy Osbourne). Sorum said the following:

“Doing these annual events for Adopt the Arts are always rewarding with so many great artists stepping in to help out. I’m very grateful for all of my musician and artist friends who I’ve met throughout my career that believe in this organization. I feel this year might be our best yet with the great Chad Smith and Geezer Butler along with the incredible Shepard Fairey as our honorees. This show is going to Rock!”

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):

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Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

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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):

Geezer Butler On The Possibility Of A One-Off Black Sabbath Reunion: “I Wouldn’t Say Never”

During a recent interview with Classic Rock, Geezer Butler was asked about the possibility of a one-off Black Sabbath reunion. The bassist responded by saying he “wouldn’t say never,” but did caution that he “can’t imagine it ever happening.”

Butler said the following about a possible reunion:

“If it came up, I wouldn’t say never. I can’t imagine it ever happening, but then I said that about the Sabbath tour, and it happened, so who am I to know?”

He also added:

“I haven’t seen Ozzy at all. I’ve seen Tony and Bill at a couple of awards things we’ve done, and me and Tony stay in touch through e-mails, but that’s about it. But it’s good between us. It’s like having brothers. You don’t have to be in touch.”

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi & Geezer Butler Reunite With Bill Ward At “Grammy Salute To Music Legends” Event

Black Sabbath’s Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler reunited with Bill Ward during the “Grammy Salute To Music Legends” ceremony at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, CA on Saturday (May 11). The group were honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the event, which also saw Rival Sons performing a covers medley for the trio.

Watch Soundgarden, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Etc. Perform At Chris Cornell Tribute Show

Last night (January 16), numerous artists took the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, CA to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell. That show was called “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” and it featured Cornell’s Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple Of The Dog bandmates, as well as Metallica, Foo Fighters, Melvins, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Chris Stapleton, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Ryan Adams, and more. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event with special guests and footage from it can be found below, along with the setlist. Proceeds went towards the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.

Setlist:

The Melvins

01. Kicking Machine
02. With Your Heart
03. Not Your Hands
04. Leech
05. Heart Of Honey
06. Spoonman

Rita Wilson

01. The Promise

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes

01. Disappearing One

Chris Stapleton

01. The Keeper

Foo Fighters

01. No Attention
02. Earache My Eye
03. Girl You Want
04. Everlong (Acoustic)

Josh Homme

01. Rusty Cage

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Stone Gossard

01. Seasons

Miley Cyrus

01. Two Drink Minimum

Audioslave (Tom Morello and Brad Wilk)

01. Cochise (with Geezer Butler and Perry Farrell)
02. Be Yourself (with Geezer Butler and Juliette Lewis)
03. Set It Off (with Chris Chaney, Sam Harris and Tim Mcllrath)
04. Like A Stone (with Chris Chaney and Brandi Carlile)
05. Show Me How To Live (with Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)

Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley

01. Redemption Song

Metallica

01. All Your Lies
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Master of Puppets
04. Head Injury

Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz, and Don Was)

01. Dead Wishes
02. Fell On Black Days

Temple Of The Dog

01. Preaching The End Of The World (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, and Josh Taylor)
02. Can’t Change Me (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Eric Avery, and Josh Freese)
03. Hunted Down (William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
04. All Night Thing (Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, David Garza, Jeff Ament, and Matt Chamberlain)
05. Reach Down (Miguel, Nikka Costa, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)
06. Say Hello 2 Heaven (Miley Cyrus, Brendan O’Brien, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
07. Hunger Strike (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)

Soundgarden

01. Rusty Cage (with Taylor Momsen)
02. Flower (with Marcus Durant)
03. Outshined (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
04. Drawing Flies (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae)
05. Loud Love (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello, and Wayne Kramer)
06. I Awake (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
07. The Day I Tried To Live (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
08. Black Hole Sun (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth)

[via Blabbermouth]

Deadland Ritual (Black Sabbath, Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Etc.) Premiere “Down In Flames” Video

Deadland Ritual, the band featuring Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, etc.), and Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, ex-Scars On Broadway), have premiered a new video for their new song “Down In Flames.” You can check that out below. The group are planning to write more new singles and may go on to release a full album at some point. Until then, they will be performing tracks from their previous bands at live shows. So far, the group are booked for the June 14 date of the UK Download Festival and the June 22 date of Hellfest Open Air in Clisson, France.

[via Loudwire]

Black Sabbath, Ex-Guns N’ Roses, Etc. Members Join Forces In New Band Deadland Ritual

Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol, etc.), and Franky Perez (Apocalyptica, ex-Scars On Broadway) have joined forces in a new band called Deadland Ritual. The group are currently scheduled to perform at Hellfest in Clisson, France on June 22.

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Coming Soon….

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