Neil Peart (Rush) To Be Honored At Modern Drummer Festival

LiveXLive have partnered with Modern Drummer to stream a virtual tribute concert for the late Neil Peart (Rush) as part of the Modern Drummer Festival. The event will take place on September 12 and it will feature: Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Rick Allen (Def Leppard), Ray Luzier (Korn), Eric Singer (KISS), Mike Portnoy (ex Dream Theater), Jason Bittner (Overkill), and more. Tickets can be found HERE with proceeds set to benefit brain tumor research.

KISS Announce Rescheduled Dates For North American Tour With David Lee Roth

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour with David Lee Roth (Van Halen). The trek is now set to take place in summer/fall 2021.

Tour Dates:

08/18 Mansfield, MA – Great Woods
08/19 Bangor, ME – Waterfront
08/21 Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall (no David Lee Roth)
08/22 Hartford, CT – Meadows
08/26 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank
08/28 Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek
08/29 Atlanta, GA – Lakewood
09/01 Dayton, OH – Nutter Center
09/02 Clarkston, MI – Pine Knob
09/04 Tinley Park, IL – The World
09/05 Milwaukee, WI – Marcus
09/17 Ridgefield, WA – Sunlight
09/18 George, WA – The Gorge
09/21 Boise, ID – ExtraMile Arena
09/22 Salt Lake City, UT – USANA
09/25 Chula Vista, CA – North Island
09/26 Phoenix, AZ – Desert Sky
09/29 Austin, TX – 360
10/01 Ft Worth, TX – Dickies
10/02 Tulsa, OK – BOK
10/05 Biloxi, MS – Mississippi Coast
10/06 Lafayette, LA – Cajundome

System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, Etc. Set For 2021 Download Festival

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 UK Download Festival. The event will take place at Donington Park on June 4-6 and it will feature System Of A Down, KISS, Biffy Clyro, and more.

Here’s the daily lineups:

June 4:

Main Stage:

Kiss
A Day To Remember
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
Black Veil Brides
Theory Of A Deadman
Wayward Sons

Second Stage:

The Distillers
Airbourne
Lacuna Coil
Myles Kennedy & Company
Hatari

Avalanche Stage:

Sleep Token
Tiny Moving Parts
Hot Milk
Gender Roles
Press Club
Wargasm

The Dogtooth Stage:

Electric Wizard
Blues Pills
Bokasa
Tempt
A.A. Williams
Cellar Door Moon Crow
JJ Wilde

June 5:

Main Stage:

Biffy Clyro
Deftones
Gojira
The Pretty Reckless
Those Damn Crows

Second Stage:

Killswitch Engage
Mastodon
Daughtry
Bush
The Wildhearts
Poppy
Stone Broken

Avalanche Stage:

Funeral For A Friend
Creeper
The Faim
Employed To Serve
Holding Absence
Loathe
Puppy
Blackout Problems

The Dogtooth Stage:

Sepultura
Obituary
Dying Fetus
Bleed From Within
Will Haven
Higher Power
Joyous Wolf
Lotus Eater
Dead Label

June 6:

Main Stage:

System Of A Down
Korn
Volbeat
Rise Against
Alestorm
Powerwolf
Wage War

Second Stage:

Steel Panther
The Darkness
Skillet
Baroness
Of Mice & Men
P.O.D.
The Last Internationale
Control The Storm

Avalanche Stage:

Marianas Trench
Jamie Lenman
The Hara
Cemetery Sun
Dead Posey

The Dogtooth Stage:

Myles Kennedy (acoustic set)
Haken
Twin Temple
Spiritbox
Kill The Lights
Modern Error
Phoxjaw
Anchor Lane
Temples On Mars

New Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC. Etc. 1,000-Piece Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Release In September

Zee Productions will be releasing a new line of 1000-piece jigsaw puzzles on September 18. This includes puzzles based on the artwork for various albums by Metallica, Iron Maiden, AC/DC, KISS, Queen, etc.

The following statement was issued:

“Rock Saws just got twice as intense!

We are proud to be rolling out 1000 piece variants of some of our all time classic puzzles. That much harder, but that much more rewarding, these 1000 piece variants have been in demand for a long time.

Our first round of officially licensed 1000 piece puzzles includes: Iron Maiden’s “The Number of the Beast,” Metallica’s “Master Of Puppets,” Queen’s “Queen II” and “A Night At The Opera,” Elton John’s “Captain Fantastic and the Dirt Brown Cowboy” and “Don’t Shoot Me I’m Only The Piano Man,” KISS’s “Destroyer,” The Rolling Stones “It’s Only Rock And Roll,” David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” AC/DC’s “Highway To Hell,” and of course Nirvana’s “Nevermind!”

This is a veritable embarrassment of riches and a must for any puzzle loving rock and roller, or simply those of us who wish to engage with classic album art in a whole new way.

See the full range, and pre-order yours here: https://bit.ly/ZEE-1000PUZ

PS: What other puzzles do you want to see as 1000 piece variants? We have our own ideas but would love your input!”

KISS Announce Rescheduled European Dates

KISS have announced the rescheduled dates for their European tour. The trek is now set to take place in summer 2021.

Tour Dates:

06/02 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportspalais
06/08 Paris, France – Accors Hotel Arena
06/10 Dortmund, Germany – Westfalenhalle
06/12 Lodz, Poland – Atlas Arena
06/15 Hamburg Germany – Barclaycard Arena
06/19 Stockholm, Sweden – Tele 2 Arena
06/21 Helsinki, Finland – Hartwell Arena
06/23 Gothenburg, Sweden – Scandanavian
06/25 Frankfurt, Germany – Festhalle
06/30 Zurich, Switzerland – Hallenstadion
07/03 Barcelona, Spain – Rockfest
07/04 Madrid, Spain – Wizink Arena
07/06 Nimes, France – Roman Arena
07/08 Stuttgart, Germany – Schleyerhalle
07/10 Prague Czech, Republic – O2 Arena
07/12 Verona, Italy – Arena Di Verona
07/15 Budapest, Hungary – Budapest Arena

The band commented:

“We are excited to announce rescheduled and new European dates for 2021. Further dates will also be added to the cities announced today.”

“KISS will be offering VIP experiences and special KISS Army fan presales. VIP experiences may include a personal photo opportunity with the band, access to an exclusive pre-show lounge and a behind the scenes tour. Visit http://www.kissonline.com/tour for more information.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling issues involved with moving the tour back a year KISS will not be able to play the following cities, that were originally set for 2020.

Sandnes, Norway
Kaunas, Lithuania
Lisbon, Portugal
Gliwice, Poland
Sofia, Bulgaria

Those fans with tickets for the above cities should refer to their ticket office for refunds.”

Paul Stanley continued:

“We are waiting. We are ready. When we are told everyone is safe and this pandemic is over, we will shake the earth and rock your world as always and as never before.”

Gene Simmons added:

“We can’t wait for this pandemic to be over, and for all of you to be safe. We are planning to rock your world, once it is safe out there, for all of you and for us. See you in Europe”

Anthrax, Butcher Babies, Testament, & Suicidal Tendencies Members Share Quarantine Cover Of KISS’ “C’mon And Love Me”

Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Carla Harvey (Butcher Babies), Alex Skolnick (Testament), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies) have shared a quarantine cover of KISS’ “C’mon And Love Me.” You can check that out below:

Benante commented:

“Here is a song we put together to help remember fallen musician and KISS super-fan David Z.

In an industry not always known for its quality of character, Dave Z shone like a bright light in the darkness. With every musical collaboration, from the arenas to the clubs, Dave forged lasting friendships, valued people over pettiness, never held a grudge and approached it all with a playful smile.

This video debuted last night July 14th (3 years from his passing) as part of an elaborate and moving online fundraiser for David Z Foundation, started by Dave’s brother @pauliezofficial. Paulie’s nonprofit organization helps bring music education — which has been discarded from most US school systems — to deserving kids.

Visit David Z Foundation on FB to view the entire event with many great performances and testimonials (5 hrs worth!) and for info on supporting.

While the three of us — Charlie, Alex and Ra — have done several videos of music that’s a bit more complex (RUSH, Dave’s other favorite band), we enjoyed the chance to let loose by covering Gene, Paul, Ace and Peter. ‘C’mon And Love Me’ is a 70’s KISS tune full of swaggering macho male innuendo, but here it gets a feminine makeover, courtesy of our vocalist, the lovely Carla Harvey.

We hope you enjoy this track dedicated to Dave Z, whose KISS fandom was, much like his own personality and musicianship, larger than life.”

Kuarantine (Fozzy, Etc.) Team Up With Bruce Kulick For Cover Of KISS’ “Heart Of Chrome”

Kuarantine, the KISS tribute band featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), P.J. Farley (Trixter), Joe McGinness (Klassik ’78), and Kent Slucher (Luke Bryan), have teamed up with Bruce Kulick for a cover of KISS’ “Heart Of Chrome.” You can check that out below:

Jericho told Revolver the following:

“We were pleasantly surprised and stoked to hear the huge reaction to our first single ‘No, No, No’! So what can a band that specializes in non-make-up KISS songs do to top that reaction with their second single? How about tap the guitar player from that era to join the band? That’s exactly what we did when we asked former KISS axeman Bruce Kulick to join us on ‘Heart of Chrome’ — and he crushed it!

‘Chrome,’ from the 1992 album Revenge, is one of the most underrated songs in the KISS Katalog and one of the hardest to sing! Even Paul Stanley himself said to me, ‘If you can sing that song in the original key, with the original melody, then you have completed quite the task.’ So that’s what the band and I did! Plus, having Kulick onboard to lend his signature tone and soloing style, made the tune even more rifftastic! See kids, there’s always a positive in every negative: Only in a pandemic can you form a KISS cover band with the ex-guitar player from KISS and end up with a kickass song!”

More Bands Added To Rescheduled “KISS Kruise X”

KISS have added some more bands to “Kiss Kruise X.” The cruise, which is now set to sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras on October 29 – November 3, 2021, will feature the following: KISS, Ratt, Queensrÿche, Bruce Kulick, Fozzy, Black ‘N Blue, Tuk Smith & The Restless Hearts, Jared James Nichols, and Liliac.

Metallica, Bon Jovi, And KISS Make Forbes’ List Of The World’s Highest-Paid Celebrities In 2020

Metallica, Bon Jovi, and KISS are among those featured on Forbes‘ list of the world’s highest-paid celebrities in 2020. Metallica hit No. 78 with $40.5 million earned, Bon Jovi hit No. 87 with $38 million earned, and KISS hit No. 95 with $36.5 million earned.