Alain Johannes Shares New Song “Free” And Cover Of Chris Cornell’s “Can’t Change Me”

Alain Johannes (Eleven, etc.) has premiered a new song titled “Free.” This track is from his new album “Hum,“ which will be released on July 31.

In other news, Johannes has also paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of “Can’t Change Me.“ The musician and his late wife Natasha Shneider co-produced Cornell’s “Euphoria Morning” and both of them appeared on the original version of “Can’t Change Me.” Johannes said the following about that:

“It’s really meaningful for me to present this tribute. I lived ‘Euphoria Morning‘ with Chris and Natasha and now with my musical brothers in Chile, the country where I was born, so we are excited to revisit this music 21 years later. I feel very proud of what we’ve accomplished.”

Deftones Recruit Chvrches, Gojira, Etc. For Second Annual “Dia De Los Deftones” Festival

Deftones have announced that their second annual “Dia De Los Deftones” festival will take place on November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, CA. In addition to Deftones, the event will also feature: Chvrches, Gojira, JPEGMAFIA, Megan Thee Stallion, Hum, Youth Code, and Brutus. Deftones frontman Chino Moreno commented:

“In our second year of our festival, the exciting challenge for us is to make sure we once again give the fans a wonderful day of music that reflects the diversity of our own tastes. Each artist fits a different vertical of the music that we all love. There is truly something for everyone.”

Failure Post Live Videos For “Wet Gravity” & “Mulholland Dr.”/Welcome Back Troy Van Leeuwen For October Dates

Failure have posted some new live videos for “Wet Gravity” & “Mulholland Dr.” The band has also revealed that former guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens Of The Stone Age) will rejoin them for their October tour.

Failure October Dates:

10/09 Jacksonville, FL – Freebird Live (with Hum & Torche)
10/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution (with Hum & Torche)
10/11 Orlando, FL – House of Blues (with Hum & Torche)
10/13 Norfolk, VA – Norva (with Torche)
10/14 New York, NY – Brooklyn Bowl (‘FLOODfest‘)
10/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre (with Torche)
10/17 St. Louis, MO – The Firebird (with Local H)
10/20 Tucson, AZ – The Rock (with Local H)
10/21 Phoenix, AZ – Crescent Ballroom (with Local H)
10/22 Las Vegas, NV – Fremont Country Club (with Local H)
10/25 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/27 Los Angeles, CA – The Regent (with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead & Local H)
10/28 TBA – TBA (with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead & Local H)
10/29 San Diego, CA – Music Box (with …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead & Local H)

Anthrax, Motörhead, Faith No More Etc. Set For 2015 Chicago Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Chicago Riot Fest. The festival will take place September 11-13, at Douglas Park, in Chicago, IL, and will include: Anthrax, Motörhead, Faith No More, Atreyu, Alexisonfire, Thrice, The Devil Wears Prada, GWAR, Andrew W.K., Every Time I Die, Rancid, Living Colour and much more.