John 5 And Jared James Nichols Announce Facebook Live Event

John 5 (Rob Zombie, etc.) and Jared James Nichols will be hosting a Facebook live event on July 26. During the event, the musicians “will trade licks and stories about music, guitars and life in general.” Fans can also submit questions on the John 5 and Jared James Nichols Facebook pages. This news comes after the two musicians previously announced a tour together.

Red Fang Announce July Streaming Event

Red Fang will be streaming a virtual concert later this month. The show was filmed by Whitey McConnaughy at Mississippi Studios in Portland, OR and it will air on July 30 at 7:00pm PDT / 10:00pm EDT. Tickets can be found HERE.

Bryan Giles commented:

“It has been a LONG time since we’ve been able to play a show, but we’re finally doing it! Our good friend Whitey offered to help us put together a streaming event to share our return to the stage with you. We couldn’t be more excited to get this party started again! We’re playing songs from ‘Murder the Mountains‘ to celebrate its 10-year anniversary along with numbers from our brand new album, ‘Arrows‘. Please join us, it’s going to be a hoot.”

In other news, the band have also announced some new limited edition vinyl pressings of “Murder The Mountains,“ “Whales And Leeches,” and “Only Ghosts.” Those records will be available at If you missed them, the dates for the group’s previously announced fall tour are also available HERE.

Killswitch Engage Announce “Vaccinated And Intoxicated” Livestream Concert

Killswitch Engage have announced a virtual concert, which they are calling “Vaccinated And Intoxicated.” The event will stream on August 6 and it will feature the band performing their self-titled debut album and “Atonement” in full at The Palladium in Worcester, MA. Tickets can be found HERE. Jesse Leach commented:

“I am pleased we were able to finally pull this together. I hope everyone who watches enjoys this as much as we did making it. Aside from the music, the laughter and funny moments were an equal part of the experience. The whole package really feels like a Killswitch experience and we’re stoked for everyone to see and hear it.”

Pig Destroyer To Stream 2019 Brooklyn, NY Show

Pig Destroyer will be streaming an October 2019 show that they played at Saint Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, NY on July 9 via Bandcamp. That set was recently released as a live album titled “Pornographers Of Sound: Live In NYC.” All proceeds from the stream will go towards Saint Vitus Bar.

Down To Livestream Upcoming New Orleans Show

Down will be performing at The Fillmore in New Orleans, LA on August 13 and fans that won’t be able to attend in person will be able to stream the show at home. Dave Hill will open the concert and tickets will be available on July 9 at 10:00am CT. Tickets for the livestream can be found HERE.

Down commented:

Phil Anselmo:

“It’s gonna be great to play our home town again! Always a blast!”

Pepper Keenan:

“NOLA Town Throwdown is a long time coming. Let’s do this and make it epic! Up the hammers!”

Pat Bruders:

“Through the hard times and now for the good times, this is gonna be a very special show for everyone! We’re ready to turn it up and slam it DOWN!”

Kirk Windstein:

“Playing on stage with my brothers in DOWN is always a special moment to me. We can’t wait to blow the roof off of The Fillmore! Being in NOLA takes this to a whole new level!”

Jimmy Bower:

“It’s been way too long, y’all! I can’t remember the last time we played NOLA. On Friday, August 13th we will play our hometown. A DOWN show y’all! Old friends, good times, and great tunes on a superstitious night! We’re ready to jam, are you?”

Within Temptation Postpone Immersive “The Aftermath” Virtual Reality Event

Within Temptation have postponed their upcoming immersive event, “The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality.” The livestream is now set to take place on July 15 at 8PM CEST / 7PM BST for European fans and on July 16 at 8PM ET / 5PM PT / 9PM BRT / 7PM CST for North and South American fans.

Sharon Den Adel commented:

“You all know we are absolute heroes in rescheduling dates and now we’ve reached a new milestone: our shortest postponement in our career so far! We’re working very hard on our VR-event, but as it’s something we’ve never done before – and definitely something you have never SEEN before, we sometimes experience a few hiccups in the process that are completely new to us and the crew.”

To smooth everything out and create the best possible, spectacular and mythical experience for you, we’ve decided to postpone The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality to July 15 and 16. It’s only one week and we know that it’ll be worth the short wait. We can’t wait for you to see it. It’s going to be a show to remember!”

She also previously said the following about the performance:

“During the whole pandemic, we weren’t keen on doing a livestream. The magic of seeing and hearing a band perform live — combined with the energy of the crowd — is something you cannot simply recreate with a livestream. So, for a long time we were clueless. One thing we knew for sure: we would not compromise on a livestream if we could offer something out of the ordinary, something jaw-dropping, intriguing, spectacular and mythical! Then we found it: a world that we could shape into our wildest fantasies and in which we, as a band, could perform while still maintaining the dynamics and magic of our traditional live show.

We are absolutely thrilled to invite you to ‘Within Temptation: The Aftermath – A Show In A Virtual Reality’. A show that takes place in different scenes of a post-apocalyptic world, in which we are witness of the aftermath of destruction of mankind. A world in which it is unknown if anyone or anything of the human race survived. It is a search for answers — about both its becoming as well as its legacy.”

BABYMETAL Announce “10 Babymetal Budokan” Encore Streaming Event And Live Album

Fans that missed BABYMETAL’s recent streaming event, “10 Babymetal Budokan,” will have another chance to watch it on July 24. The virtual event features footage from the band’s ten 10th anniversary shows at Nippon Budokan in Tokyo, Japan, which took place earlier this year. You can check out a trailer for the performance below:

Fans can purchase tickets HERE. Select options will also include pre-orders for the band’s new “10 Babymetal Budokan” live album. That effort will be available digitally and as a two-CD set on October 1. A vinyl release will follow in late November. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Babymetal Death – Shin Ver.”
02. “Ljime, Dame, Zettai
03. “Gimme Chocolate!!”
04. “Doki Doki Morning”
05. “Gj!”
06. “No Rain, No Rainbow”
07. “Distortion” (feat. Alissa White-Gluz)
08. “Pa Pa Ya!!” (feat. F.Hero)
09. “Megitsune”
10. “Karate”
11. “Headbangeeeeerrrrr!!!!!”
12. “The One”
13. “Road Of Resistance”

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Beartooth Announce “The Journey Below” Livestream Concert

Beartooth have announced a livestream concert, which they are calling “The Journey Below.” The virtual event will take place on July 14 and tickets can be found HERE. The following was said about the performance:

“First-time performances of brand new songs, as well as all your favorite classic Beartooth tracks await you in this immersive alternate reality. A mysterious figure pulls the strings in a live performance event unlike any other. The Journey Below is treacherous and full of twists, turns, and surprises along the way. Will you survive?”