Mike Patton (Faith No More) To Perform With DJ QBert At Eric Andre’s Birthday Show

Mike Patton (Faith No More, etc.) will be performing with DJ QBert at comedian Eric Andre’s birthday show. The event, which is called “Eric Andre’s Bad Trip Birthday Bu’kkake!,” will take place at the Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, CA on April 4 and it will also feature: Lightning Bolt, Talib Kweli, Reggie Watts, and Jack Black

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):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

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):

Ministry, Tenacious D, Stitched Up Heart, Etc. Members Added To Second Annual “Above Ground” Benefit Concert

More artists have been added to the second annual “Above Ground” benefit concert. The event will take place at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood on September 16 and the updated lineup includes: Dave Navarro (Jane’s Addiction), Billy Idol, Billy Morrison (Billy Idol), Steve Stevens (Billy Idol), Jack Black (Tenacious D), Al Jourgensen (Ministry), Gavin Rossdale (Bush), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Juliette Lewis, Steve Vai, Mike Garson (David Bowie), Brad Wilk (Prophets Of Rage/Rage Against The Machine), Billy Duffy (The Cult), Wayne Kramer (MC5), Carmine Rojas (David Bowie), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction), Franky Perez (Deadland Ritual), Twiggy, Dave Kushner (Velvet Revolver), Mixi Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Jason Christopher (Prong), Etty Lauy Farrell (Kind Heaven Orchestra), Erik Eldenius (Billy Idol), Paul Trudeau (Billy Idol), Donovan Leitch, and Julie Mintz. As previously reported, the all-star band will be playing David Bowie’s “The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars” and The Stooges’ self-titled debut album in full. Profits will be donated to MusiCares.

Tenacious D Share Second Episode Of “Post-Apocalypto” Series & New Song “Making Love”

Tenacious D have shared episode two of the animated series on their new album “Post-Apocalypto” (out November 2). The clip also features a new song titled “Making Love.”

Tenacious D To Release New Album “Post-Apocalypto” Feat. Dave Grohl On Drums

Tenacious D have announced that they will be releasing a new album titled “Post-Apocalypto” on November 2. Once again, the effort sees the band joined by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) on drums. Furthermore, the group also plan to launch an animated “Post-Apocalypto” Youtube series on September 28. It will include six episodes featuring drawings done by Jack Black himself. Each character will be voiced by Black and Kyle Gass as well. You can find a teaser for that below:

A press release offered more insight into “Post-Apocalypto”:

“True to the title, Post-Apocalypto finds Tenacious D thrust into a world of complete and utter destruction following the drop of an atomic bomb. Surviving the attack in classic cinematic fashion (a good old imperishable 1950’s refrigerator), the duo quickly learns that new forms of evil have spawned from the blast. One thing becomes apparent — for humanity to prevail, Tenacious D must save the world.

With unimaginable twists and turns, an insane visit to the White House, a time machine, a space adventure, and the help of some tried and true daddy issues, Post-Apocalypto is as hilarious as it is political, and as brilliant and multi-faceted as its incredible creators. The songs are damn good, too.”

“Post-Apocalypto” Track Listing:

01. “POST-APOCALYPTO THEME”
02. “desolation”
03. “HOPE”
04. “cave women”
05. “MAKING LOVE”
06. “scientists”
07. “TAKE US INTO SPACE”
08. “i’ve got to go”
09. “FUCK YO-YO MA”
10. “reunion/not so fast”
11 “DADDY DING DONG”
12. “chainsaw bazooka machine gun”
13. “ROBOT”
14. “marCH”
15. “turd whistle”
16. “COLORS”
17. “who’s your daddy?”
18. “JB JR RAP”
19. “WOMAN TIME”
20. “SAVE THE WORLD”
21. “POST-APOCALYPTO THEME (REPRISE)”

Tour Dates:

10/06 San Bernardino, CA – Cal Jam 18
11/03 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
11/04 Brooklyn, NY – Kings Theatre
11/05 Boston, MA – House of Blues
11/07 Washington, DC – The Anthem
11/08 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore
11/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
11/10 Columbus, OH – Express Live! Indoor Pavilion
11/12 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
11/13 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
11/14 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theatre
12/10 Calgary, Canada – Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
12/11 Edmonton, Canada – Show Conference Centre
12/13 Vancouver, Canada – Queen Elizabeth Theatre
12/14 Seattle, WA – Moore Theatre
12/15 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
12/17 Oakland, CA – Fox Theater
12/31 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

Audioslave To Reunite For Prophets Of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball In Los Angeles, CA

Audioslave will be reuniting as part of Prophets Of Rage’s “Anti-Inaugural Ball,” which they put together to protest Donald Trump‘s U.S. presidential inauguration on January 20. The event will be held at at the Teragram Ballroom, and will also feature: Vic Mensa, Jackson Browne, Jack Black and The Los Angeles Freedom Choir. Prophets Of Rage commented:

“The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create “No Trump Zones” across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.”

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