Listen To Previously Unreleased Live Recordings Of The Late Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) Singing Death’s “Within The Mind” And “Defensive Personalities”

Journalist and author Björn “Nalle” Österman has paid tribute to the late Alexi Laiho (Children Of Bodom) and the late Chuck Schuldiner (Death) by releasing live audio of Laiho singing Death’s “Within The Mind” and “Defensive Personalities” during a March 1, 2002 memorial concert for Schuldiner at Nosturi in Helsinki, Finland. Laiho performed the tracks with a supergroup called Evil Chucks. That band consisted of guitarist Mitja Harvilahti (Moonsorrow), guitarist Janne Perttilä (Moonsorrow, Barren Earth), bassist Oppu Laine (Amorphis, Chaosbreed, Barren Earth), drummer Nalle Österman (Gandalg, Chaosbreed), and several guest vocalists.

[via Blabbermouth]

Steel Panther Joined Onstage By *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone & Fozzy’s Chris Jericho At Recent Florida Shows

Despite the coronavirus pandemic that has claimed the lives of over 300,000 people in the U.S., Steel Panther decided to play three shows in Florida on December 17-19, two which featured special guests. During the first date at the Ace Café in Orlando, the band were joined onstage by *NSYNC’s Joey Fatone for performances of “Girl From Oklahoma” and “Community Property.” During the second date at Jannus Live in St. Petersburg, the band were joined onstage by Fozzy‘s Chris Jericho for a cover of Judas Priest‘s “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin’“ You can see footage of all that below:

[via The PRP]

Mammoth WVH Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

Wolfgang Van Halen’s Mammoth WVH project has been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. That event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Mammoth WVH, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Limp Bizkit, Rancid, The Offspring, Etc. Added To 2021 Aftershock Festival

A bunch of bands have been added to the 2021 Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 7-10 and the updated daily lineups can be found below:

October 7: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Testament, Hatebreed, Exodus, Knocked Loose, and Fit For A King.

October 8: Metallica, Rancid, Volbeat, Seether, +LIVE+, Skillet, Suicidal Tendencies, Avatar, Pop Evil, Butcher Babies, Des Rocs, Ayron Jones, Crobot, Cleopatrick, Ego Kill Talent, Crown Lands, UnityTX, and Contracult Collective.

October 9: My Chemical Romance, The Offspring, Machine Gun Kelly, Gojira, Anthrax, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Body Count, Badflower, Thursday, L7, Atreyu, Bones UK, South Of Eden, The Black Moods, Another Day Dawns, and American Teeth.

October 10: Metallica, Social Distortion, Rise Against, Mastodon, Pennywise, The Pretty Reckless, Black Veil Brides, Steel Panther, Yelawolf, Grandson, From Ashes To New, Alien Weaponry, Law, The Blue Stones, The Contortionist, Higher Power, Creeper, and The Cold Stares.

Rescheduled Dates Announced For Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Australian Tour

Live, Bush, Stone Temple Pilots, Rose Tattoo, and Electric Mary have postponed their Australian tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place in early 2021. Here’s the dates:

02/16 Perth, AUS – HBF Stadium
02/19 Adelaide, AUS – Bonython Park
02/20 Mornington, AUS – Hastings Foreshore Reserve
02/21 Yarrawonga, AUS – Yarrawonga Showgrounds
02/24 Sydney, AUS – Hordern Pavilion
02/26 Wollongong, AUS – Stuart Park
02/27 Newcastle, AUS – Foreshore Park
02/28 Gosford, AUS – The Entertainment Grounds
03/03 Melbourne, AUS – The Timber Yard
03/06 Brisbane, AUS – Brisbane Riverstage
03/07 Bribie Island, AUS – Sandstone Point Hotel

Watch Howard Jones Join Killswitch Engage Onstage To Perform “The End Of Heartache” & “The Signal Fire”

As previously reported, Killswitch Engage postponed their tour with August Burns Red and Light The Torch due to the coronavirus pandemic, but they did manage to play a couple of shows before they were forced to stop. During those dates, ex-Killswitch Engage and current Light The Torch frontman Howard Jones joined his former band onstage for performances of “The End Of Heartache” and “The Signal Fire.” You can see footage of that from their March 10 show in Cleveland, Ohio below:

Guns N’ Roses Perform “So Fine” Live For The First Time Since 1993

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, Guns N’ Roses still performed at the Vive Latino festival in Mexico City, MEX on March 14 and they even broke out “So Fine” for the first time since 1993. That track is from the band’s 1991 album “Use Your Illusion II.”

Watch Sons Of Slipknot Members Play First Headlining Show With Their Band Vended

Vended, the band featuring Griffin Taylor and Simon Crahan, the sons of Slipknot’s Corey Taylor and M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan, played their first headlining show at the Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines, IA on March 8. You can see fan-filmed footage from the concert below:

Watch Staind’s Aaron Lewis Perform An Acoustic Cover Of Skid Row’s “I Remember You”

During his February 20 show in Reading, PA, Staind’s Aaron Lewis performed an acoustic cover of Skid Row’s “I Remember You.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

[via Blabbermouth]