Alice In Chains, Incubus, Sammy Hagar, Etc. Set For 2022 Pain In The Grass Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Pain In The Grass festival. The event will take place at White River Amphitheatre in Auburn, WA on September 2-4 and it will feature the following:

September 2: Incubus, Sublime With Rome, The Struts, The Aquadolls, Naked Giants, and The Grizzled Mighty.

September 3: Alice In Chains, Breaking Benjamin, Bush, Ayron Jones, Walking Papers, and Wyatt Olney And The Wreckage.

September 4: Sammy Hagar And The Circle, George Thorogood And The Destroyers, Queensrÿche, The Glorious Sons, Nita Strauss, Glenn Cannon And The Damage Done, Always Naked, and Spike And The Impalers.

Notably, The Pretty Reckless and Ayron Jones will also be performing at an August 31 kickoff party at The Moore Theatre in Seattle WA.

Incubus Announce More U.S. Dates

Incubus have booked some more U.S. dates around their upcoming tour with Sublime With Rome and The Aquadolls. Here’s the newly announced dates:

08/30 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino
09/23 Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theater
09/24 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
10/06 Paso Robles, CA – Vina Robles Amphitheatre (feat. Animals As Leaders)
10/09 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre (feat. Animals As Leaders)

Incubus Announce Summer U.S. Tour With Sublime With Rome & The Aquadolls

Incubus have announced a summer headlining tour. Sublime With Rome and The Aquadolls will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

07/24 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheater
07/26 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place
07/27 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood Amphitheatre
07/29 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
07/30 Doswell, VA – After Hours Concerts at The Meadow Event Park
07/31 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater
08/02 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
08/03 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center
08/05 Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
08/06 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center
08/07 Bangor, ME – Maine Savings Amphitheater
08/09 Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center
08/10 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
08/12 Bonner Springs, KS – Azura Amphitheater
08/13 Maryland Heights, MO – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/14 Tinley Park, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/16 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion
08/17 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
08/19 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
08/20 Del Valle, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater
08/22 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion
08/24 West Valley City, UT – USANA Amphitheatre
08/26 Mountain View, CA – Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/27 Irvine, CA – Fivepoint Amphitheatre
08/28 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
09/01 Ridgefield, WA – RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater
09/03 Bend, OR – Hayden Homes Amphitheater

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Premieres “More Better” Video

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) has premiered a new video for his new song “More Better.” This track is from his new solo album “Echoes And Cocoons,” which was released today (March 11).

Boyd commented:

“In ‘More Better‘ the world I am attempting to portray is not imaginary and though, in my opinion, it would make an interesting film, it feels more important to highlight the shadow aspects of this novel technocracy we’ve found ourselves in today. How did we arrive at this dire intersection so quickly?

Where the most celebrated commodity is the ability to harness and outright hijack people’s attention. I guess in most ways, within the field of entertainment, that has always been the most sought after of human resources. Where the person or people with the best film, the most clever commercial, the catchiest song and or the most desirable body, (etc., etc.) was rewarded with what our culture deemed the highest of honors: an Oscar! A Grammy! Followers! Likes! Monetary abundance! Or at a minimum, praise and public adoration.

Something changed around the early 2000s though. Some of our most industrious minds figured some things out — let’s say ‘the fundamentals of how to successfully win the race to the bottom of the brain stem.’ They applied those techniques to our latest tech and voila! the cat was officially let out of the bag. Fast forward a mere 10-12 years later and we’re using exotic artificial intelligences coupled with finely tuned algorithms to hijack our own limbic systems.

We are now literally addicted to bad news, on a steady drip of outrage and emotionality and there are enough data collected on each and every one of us now (via our daily usage of these God-like apparatus) to make the following statement with a relative accuracy:

They know us better than we know ourselves.

Maybe there is a way to NOT throw the baby out with the bathwater, but at the moment the baby itself is trying to show me what nutty thing Kanye did today, and I think I’d rather go outside, breathe in the canyon air and ruminate on what it is to be incarnate during these most interesting of times.”

Nine Inch Nails, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Slipknot, Etc. Set For 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Baroness, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Dorothy, Don Broco, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Oxymorrons, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, Jinjer, GWAR, In Flames, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, If I Die First, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, The Native Howl, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Mammoth WVH, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, Nita Strauss, Against The Current, Wargasm, Trash Boat, Shaman’s Harvest, Solence, Dropout Kings, and Bloodywood.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Royal & The Serpent, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, Aeir, The Alive, and As You Were.

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Premieres “A Better Universe” Video

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) has premiered a new video for his new song “A Better Universe.” This track is from his new solo album “Echoes And Cocoons,” which will be released on March 11.

Boyd commented:

“I suppose I have understood for much of my life that it’s through communication and cooperation that we can potentially arrive at a place that is clearer than where we came from. Being in a band for 30 years now has shown me, for better or for worse, so much about what it is to be in a ‘chosen’ family dynamic. We have our moments of celebration, where we clink glasses, cheer and embrace around shared accomplishments.

Then we do our very best to lean into one another around the inevitable moments when things don’t go according to plan and we are asked to test our capacities for adaptation. This part is more the rule than it is the exception, and if a family dynamic doesn’t learn how to adapt around swiftly changing landscapes they’ll be lost in the woods and destined to malfunction and ultimately fade into obscurity.

The moments between the peaks and the valleys are of equal importance and I’ve learned over the decades that these areas of stasis are just as crucial to familiarize oneself with.

Did you ever encounter someone so far gone in their malignant narcissism and self aggrandizing, self assured egomania that all you could do was take a deep breath and walk away? Of course you have, you see a potential ‘them’ in the mirror each day… Have you ever wished that that ‘someone’ would die? Would that even solve the problem?

For if they found an audience so eager and ready to glutton themselves on the message, could it not be argued that there will be yet another wolf in wolf’s clothing waiting in the wings to rush in and fill that void? I found myself in the teeth of this dilemma recently and I struggled with the ethical problem that was clinging to its heels. Then, shortly after locking horns with this philosophical bull, I met the person whom I’d come to this unfortunate impasse with in a dream…

“I met you in a dream

and in the dream you died,

I slow danced on your grave

and I got all teary eyed.

I woke up with a smile,

wiped the tears away,

I wished that it were real.

So it goes, so I’ll say, I’m sorry but

it’s a better universe without you in it.

Did you read the book or did you just see the movie?

Every breath you take is just a waste of air.”

Do I wish ill upon my fomenter? I do not. I can say that with confidence. But what if they met an untimely demise in a liminal, imaginary space? Say, for instance, in a detailed dream, a house carried by some spinning storm from the Great Plains fell upon my striped socked tormentor, crushing the breath out of them forever…what then?

Then, inside the relatively safe confines of said dream-scape, I’d weep a single tear from each eye, mourning the unfortunate feeling of cosmic gratitude and my internal glee at said tornado’s impeccable aim. I’d wipe the tears away and dance a slow but celebratory jig on the place where this imaginary beast was buried…all to the sounds of a song entitled ‘A Better Universe‘.”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Premieres “Dime In My Dryer” Video

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) has premiered a new video for his latest single “Dime In My Dryer.” This track is from his new solo album “Echoes And Cocoons,” which will be released on March 11.

Boyd previously said the following about the song:

“It was in the relative silence of a world mostly shut down that I noticed how loud things had been in the before-times. Not the obvious part of my life that is governed by big sounds and traveling, no, but that chatter or noise that emits from our shared experience as people. All of a sudden it would stop for brief intervals and in those gaps is where I began to see the parts of my life and my general experience that offered more signal and less noise.”

He also added the following about the title:

“The proverbial dime in my dryer… There it was, spinning around, topsy-turvy, a jumbled load of yesterday’s linens, but somewhere in there lurked a tiny metal sphere, clanking and pinging in occasional rhythms, even catching the light periodically and shimmering like winks in the spin cycle, singing out to anyone sitting still enough to hear its song.”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) & Portugal. The Man Guest On AWOLNATION’s Cover Of Scorpions’ “Wind Of Change”

AWOLNATION have joined forces with Brandon Boyd (Incubus) and Portugal. The Man for a cover of Scorpions‘ “Wind Of Change.“ This track will appear on AWOLNATION’s new covers album, “My Echo, My Shadow, My Covers and Me,” which is set to be released on May 6.

AWOLNATION’s Aaron Bruno said the following:

“I’ve known Brandon for awhile and he’s been good to me over the years of being in this industry. The guys from Portugal. The Man feel like brothers from a hardcore band we would be in in another lifetime. This is such a massive song that I thought I’d swing for the fences. ALSO, did the CIA really write it???”

Portugal. The Man’s John Gourley also commented:

“This song marks a very significant point in my childhood. My dad pulled me to the TV in 1989 to watch the fall of the Berlin Wall. It was the first time I truly became aware of the world around me. We wrote a song about that experience called ‘1989’ Like many others, ‘Wind Of Change’ sticks to that memory for me.”

Incubus’ Brandon Boyd added:

“This track has been drifting around in my headspace since I first heard it as a kid in the 1990s. It never occurred to me that it would be a great song to cover until Aaron suggested it for his project. The deal was doubly sweetened when he told me John from Portugal. The Man would be joining us as well. I’m thrilled to be part of it!”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) Premieres New Song “Dime In My Dryer”

Brandon Boyd (Incubus) has premiered a new song titled “Dime In My Dryer.” This track is from his new album “Echoes And Cocoons,” which will be released on March 11.

Boyd said the following about the song:

“It was in the relative silence of a world mostly shut down that I noticed how loud things had been in the before-times. Not the obvious part of my life that is governed by big sounds and traveling, no, but that chatter or noise that emits from our shared experience as people. All of a sudden it would stop for brief intervals and in those gaps is where I began to see the parts of my life and my general experience that offered more signal and less noise.”

He also added the following about the title:

“The proverbial dime in my dryer… There it was, spinning around, topsy-turvy, a jumbled load of yesterday’s linens, but somewhere in there lurked a tiny metal sphere, clanking and pinging in occasional rhythms, even catching the light periodically and shimmering like winks in the spin cycle, singing out to anyone sitting still enough to hear its song.”