Skid Row Worked On New Material With Slipknot & Halestorm Members

Skid Row have been working on new material for the third installment in their “United World Rebellion” trilogy and it looks like the album will feature material the band wrote with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour) and Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale and Joe Hottinger. Rachel Bolan confirmed the news during the below interview with Australia’s Heavy music magazine:

Bolan said the following:

“We’ve got a lot of really cool songs, man. It’s the first time in our career we’ve written with people that weren’t… just outside guys. We worked with friends; we went to friends first. Like Corey Taylor, who’s a good friend of ours. We [went], ‘Hey, let’s get together,’ ‘All right,’ and we wrote a really cool song. And the cool part is he’s a SKID ROW fan, and we are STONE SOUR and SLIPKNOT fans. And then Lzzy [Hale] and Joe [Hottinger] from HALESTORM, we sat down with them and came up with some cool stuff. After all the laughter was done, because Joe Hottinger is one of the funniest people on the face of the earth, and it’s just really hard to concentrate when that guy is making you laugh. They are really fun, and those guys, three out of the four of them live down in Nashville and we’re always at each other’s houses for holidays and stuff. We’ve all become very close. And yeah, so we did that and came up with a few good songs, and it’s opened up a lot of doors in our mind, ’cause we always were, like, ‘No. We’re writing everything. That’s it. We’re doing it all.’ And I’m, like, ‘Let’s make this super special and just go with people that are friends. We’ve got a lot of friends that are really good songwriters. Let’s do it. Wherever it ends up, let’s just do it and see what happens.’ So that’s what we did.”

Bolan went on to say they also collaborated with Marti Frederiksen, who previously worked with Aerosmith, Def Leppard, etc.:

“[Marti] wrote with Damon Johnson from BROTHER CANE — ‘Got No Shame’, they wrote that song, which is one of my favorite rock songs. And we knew Marti, and we wrote some songs with him, and we respected the shit out of him.”

The upcoming album will be produced by Michael Wagener, and it is expected to be released in 2019. This will be the group’s first effort with singer ZP Theart (ex-DragonForce, etc.)

[via Blabbermouth]


Corey Taylor, Halestorm, Fort Rock Organizers, Etc. Support Initiatives For School Safety

In the wake of the tragic school shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL, Monster Energy Fort Rock festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents (DWP) and AEG Presents, along with Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), Halestorm, and other artists performing at Fort Rock are speaking out and trying to bring attention to the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” campaign. People that sign the “Students Fighting Guns Since Adults Won’t” petition will get 50 percent off general admission weekend tickets. That petition was made by high school student Julia Kemple from Kalamazoo, MI, and it has already been signed by over 200,000 people.

Taylor said the following:

“I’m absolutely behind this movement. Not only the name itself, but the reason and the cause. As a father, my one concern is my children. The fact that no one is doing anything worthwhile to change the horrendous laws and circumstances around these shootings is unacceptable. So if the adults can’t extricate themselves from the politics that are keeping them from ACTUALLY making a difference, I support the generation who will.”

Halestorm added:

“To all the students that have been affected by gun violence, and to students everywhere, YOU are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Our future is what YOU make it and the path is yours to blaze. YOU are the fire! We are proud to stand by you as we push to make this planet a better place. Love, Lzzy, Arejay, Joe and Josh of Halestorm.”

DWP CEO Danny Hayes was inspired by the kids taking a stand and said that “We should all be ashamed that our nation’s youth feels unprotected by those in charge.” He continued:

“As a Broward County, Florida native, the Stoneman Douglas tragedy really hit home for me. We are so deeply touched and moved by the courage and fortitude of the students at Stoneman Douglas High School. They have turned trauma into strength. As a society we must act quickly to give them the protection they deserve. Like the Woodstock generation that used music festivals to amplify their voice, these kids should be an inspiration to us all. It is incumbent on those with access to the microphone to ensure that their message is heard and acted upon.”

Michael Lang, co-producer/co-creator of Woodstock and a longtime DWP friend commented as well:

“I am so inspired by the students of Parkland and others around the country for speaking up and not allowing the same old NRA political rhetoric and lack of action to dampen their commitment. It is this kind of long-term determination and engagement that leads to real movement. It gives me great hope for the future of our country,​ to know that there is this generation of young people ready to take up the fight for positive change,​ much as my generation did in the ‘60s. ​I can only hope that with our support this movement will continue to grow and take up the reins not only on sensible gun control, but on the many issues that will affect their lives and the lives of everyone on the planet.​”

If you want to support the campaign you can sign the petition HERE. To get the discounted tickets, take a screenshot of your signed petition and forward your confirmation email to The offer will be available through April 1, while supplies last.

[via Loudwire]

Halestorm Announce 2018 European/UK Tour

Halestorm have announced a headlining European/UK tour. The dates for that run can be seen below.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Moscow, Russia – Red
09/15 St Petersburg, Russia – Zal Ozhidaniya
09/16 Helsinki, Finland – Tavastia
09/19 Dublin, Ireland – Academy
09/20 Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
09/22 Sheffield, UK – O2 Academy
09/23 Glasgow, UK – O2 Academy
09/24 Birmingham, UK – O2 Academy
09/26 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
09/28 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
09/29 Bristol, UK – O2 Academy
10/01 Tilburg, Netherlands – O13
10/02 Paris, France – La Cigale
10/03 Antwerp, Belgium – Trix Antwerp
10/05 Copenhagen, Denmark – Vega
10/06 Arhus, Denmark – Train
10/08 Stockholm, Sweden – Debaser Strand
10/09 Oslo, Norway – Rockefeller
10/11 Hamburg, Germany – Markthalle
10/12 Berlin, Germany – Kesselhaus
10/14 Frankfurt, Germany – Batschkapp
10/15 Cologne, Germany – Live Music Hall
10/16 Munich, Germany – Backstage Werk
10/18 Vienna, Austria – Simm City
10/20 Lausanne, Switzerland – Les Docks
10/21 Zurich, Switzerland – Dynamo
10/22 Milan, Italy – Alcatraz
10/24 Barcelona, Spain – Bikini
10/25 Madrid, Spain – But

Halestorm, In This Moment, New Years Day, & Stitched Up Heart Announce 2018 Tour

Halestorm and In This Moment have announced a 2018 co-headlining tour. New Years Day and Stitched Up Heart will serve as support.

Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale said the following:

“We’ve been wanting to put together a tour like this for a long time. We are a few of the hardest working women in rock, so the fact that we are all on the same stage every night is something not to be missed! We support and love each other, and we are representing our genre. This lineup is a beautiful display of what it means to be a strong female example for rock fans everywhere.”

In This Moment’s Maria Brink also commented:

“I am very excited about being a part of such an empowering, divine, female-fronted tour. It is very rare in rock music to have a movement like this and the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Lzzy and I are already discussing the possibility of more tours like this in the future. Let the Amazons rise!”

New Years Day’s Ash Costello added:

“I am beyond thrilled to be sharing the stage with such strong women. Having toured with both Halestorm and In This Moment already, they are such powerful forces, it’s just incredible to be a part of every night. I’m very excited for an all female fronted tour, because in all my years of touring, this is the very first time I’ll have been a part of one. I can’t wait to walk on stage and feel the support of a crowd that is there to witness women of rock slay for an entire evening. What an evening it will be! You won’t want to miss this tour, I can promise you that.”

Stitched Up Heart’s Mixi continued:

“This is our dream lineup. Every single band on this bill is a huge inspiration to us and unbelievably talented. We are beyond excited for this run!”

Tour Dates:

04/27 Jacksonville, FL – Rockville 2018
04/28 Fort Lauderdale, FL – Fort Rock
04/30 Houston, TX – White Oak Lawn
05/01 Corpus Christi, TX – Concrete Street Amphitheatre
05/03 Nashville, TN – Municipal Auditorium
05/04 Cincinnati, OH – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
05/05 Charlotte, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/07 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/08 Indianapolis, IN – FBI Lawn @ White River State Park
05/10 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
05/11 Boston, MA – Tsongas Center @ UMass Lowell
05/12 Asbury Park, NJ – Summer Stage
05/14 Huntington, WV – Big Sandy Superstore Arena
05/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Deltaplex

Halestorm Perform New Song “Black Vultures” Live

Halestorm have been performing a new song called “Black Vultures” live during some recent Canadian shows. You can see footage of that from their January 27 set in Abbotsford, British Columbia, and from their January 29 set in Dawson Creek, British Columbia below:

Halestorm Are “Almost Done” With Their New Album

Halestorm recently appeared on Eddie Trunk’s SiriusXM show “Trunk Nation”, and frontwoman Lzzy Hale confirmed that their new album is “almost done.” Guitarist Joe Hottinger added that they “only have, like, two weeks left on it — just some vocals and candy stuff,” which will be completed after their tour with Stone Sour. Hottinger also said it is “the heaviest stuff [they’ve] ever done” with Hale adding: “We just don’t like staying in the same lane, because, as you know, album cycles for rock right now, it’s, like, three years is one album cycle, and you’re a whole different person than you were in the beginning of it. So it’s really hard for us to go back, so we just keep moving forward.” Hottinger went on to say producer Nick Raskulinecz pushed them to be more collaborative and that they were creating songs just by jamming in a room together. Hale also mentioned that Raskulinecz took drummer Arejay Hale to “a whole other level,” and that “sonically, [she] think[s] it’s gonna be the first time that you can actually hear what everybody brings to the table in [their] band instead of it just being kind of, like, ‘Oh, okay, Lzzy sings and there’s something going on in the background.'” The effort is expected to be released later this year.

[via Blabbermouth]

Disturbed, Incubus, Godsmack, Etc. Set For 2018 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Rock Fest. The event will take place on July 12-14 in Cadott, WI, and it will include: Disturbed, Incubus, Godsmack, Rise Against, Halestorm, Seether, Bush, Black Label Society, Dee Snider, Underoath, Nothing More, Sevendust, Ace Frehley, Pop Evil, Gwar, Beartooth, Trivium, Adelitas Way, Skid Row, Red, Fozzy, Powerman 5000, Autograph, Attila, Otep, Through Fire, Ded, SOiL, Deadset Society, Wayland, Shallow Side, Blacktop Mojo, Dead Girls Academy, Beyond Threshold, Blacklite District, The Missing Letters, Ameriakin Overdose, GFM, Old Voltage, Ozzbournes, Cowboys From Hell, Nivrana, Black Rainbow, Maiden Minneapolis, Nuisance, Arena, The Gooobars, Emissary Echo, Crashing Atlas, Scattered Hamlet, Maryan Cotton, Screaming For Silence, Hammer Down Hard, Brokenrail, Everyday Losers, Aeous, Hellbelly, Lydia Can’t Breathe, Standing Alliance, Strate Jak It, Greater Than Three, Smiling Politely, The Cragars, Filthy Sweet, Benjamin Raye Band, Picard, and Lady Luck.