Metallica To Livestream 2022 “Helping Hands” Benefit Concert

Metallica have announced that they will be livestreaming their upcoming “Helping Hands” benefit concert. That event will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA on December 16 and fans will be able to watch it on Paramount+, Pluto, and MTV‘s YouTube channel.

The band commented:

“We’re looking forward to celebrating the achievements of All Within My Hands in our final show of the year, the Helping Hands Concert & Auction at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, December 16. This will be the third time we hit the stage to benefit the Foundation, but the very first time that it will be streamed live with a full audience in the house, thanks to our friends at Paramount+.

In another first, we’re also honored to announce that Jimmy Kimmel will be joining us to host the show! Make sure to tune in early as it all kicks off at 5:30 PM PST streaming live on Paramount+ and simulcast on Pluto and MTV’s YouTube channel. Don’t miss the special guests and presentations, Greta Van Fleet’s set, and a few surprises before we hit the stage.

We’ll also have some amazing items and experiences that will be auctioned off starting December 5 to benefit the Foundation, with 100% of ticket and auction proceeds going directly to those in need. Established in 2017, All Within My Hands works with partners around the world to combat food insecurity, provide funds in areas of natural disaster, and support education with the ground-breaking Metallica Scholars program, now in its fourth year.”

Failure Announce “We Are Hallucinations” Streaming Event

Failure have announced a special streaming event, which they are calling “We Are Hallucinations.” The online show will take place on December 15 at 12:00pm PDT/3:00pm EDT and tickets can be purchased HERE. Failure’s Greg Edwards said the following about the event:

“This film is comprised of performances from our Summer 2022 Wild Type Droid tour of North America. It’s crazy that we have never made a concert film before, but I think this will really stand as a definitive document of the dynamic between the three of us on stage and the connection we have with our fans.”

Bad Omens To Livestream New York City Shows, Comment On The Viral Success Of “Just Pretend”

Bad Omens are planning to livestream their upcoming shows with Dayseeker, Make Them Suffer, and Thousand Below at Irving Plaza in New York, NY. The sold out concerts will be held on December 11-12 and fans can by tickets to watch them online HERE. In other news, Bad Omens have also addressed the success of their song “Just Pretend,” which recently saw an increase in popularity after going viral on TikTok. The band tweeted the following:

Megadeth, Creed, Etc. Members To Perform At “Rock To Remember” Concert In Nashville

Gibson Gives and Guitars For Vets will be holding their third annual “Rock To Remember” concert at the Gibson Garage in Nashville, TN on November 8.The event will be hosted by Jared James Nichols and it will feature performances from Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Scott Stapp (Creed), Kirk Fletcher, Emerson Hart, Tigirlily, Goodbye June, the John Bohlinger Trio, U.S. veteran Scott Hastings, and the veterans of the Nashville chapter of Guitars For Vets. The show will raise money to provide music programs for military veterans suffering from PTSD. Fans will be able to stream the event on December 7 via Guitars For Vets and Stars And Stripes.

Black Stone Cherry Announce “No Ceiling: Celebrating 20 Years Of Black Stone Cherry” Livestream Event

Black Stone Cherry have partnered with StagePilot for a special livestream show called “No Ceiling: Celebrating 20 Years Of Black Stone Cherry.” The virtual event will broadcast on December 7 and it will feature a performance that was recorded at Nashville’s The Skydeck, a Q&A session conducted by Halestorm’s Lzzy Hale, and more.

The band shared more information:

“We are stoked to finally share with y’all something very special that we’ve been workin real hard on! ‘No Ceiling: Celebrating 20 Years of Black Stone Cherry’ is a livestream event we teamed up with StagePilot to create for YOU, the Cherry Head family that have supported us and for 20 years and counting.

Y’all tune in to the premiere on Wednesday, December 7th, featuring an in-studio Q&A with our long-time friend Lzzy Hale, a live performance captured at Nashville’s The Skydeck, never before seen footage throughout our career, and more!

EARLY BIRD TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW!! Snag em before they’re gone:

Premiere times on Dec 7th in three different time zones! (each available on-demand through Dec 11th)

UK/Europe – 8pm GMT
US East Coast – 8pm EST
US West Coast – 8pm PST”

They also added:

“On a very chilly night in early April when most people would want to be inside enjoying their drinks, we opted to play on a rooftop in downtown Nashville, Tennessee! With quite literally no ceiling above us, we teamed up with StagePilot to bring you this memorable show, plus some incredible bonus content including interviews with the band and our friend Jared James Nichols, acoustic performances, and a very special Q&A on how the band got started and where we’re headed, hosted by our dear friend Lzzy Hale! A celebration of Black Stone Cherry that we know any Cherry Head will absolutely love!”

Hale commented as well:

“It was an honor to celebrate Black Stone Cherry’s twentieth anniversary with the boys! I had a blast taking them down memory lane, and, of course, getting to perform a special acoustic version of ‘Peace is Free’ with them. It’s been a pleasure to call these talented men family! Here’s to the next two decades!”

Ministry Announce November Livestream Show

Ministry will be playing a livestream show on November 20 at 3 p.m. PT. The virtual event will include classic tracks, songs from the band’s latest album “Moral Hygiene” and possibly some special guests. Tickets can be found HERE. Al Jourgensen commented:

“We never intended for Cleveland with NIN to be our last show this year. Due to circumstances beyond our control we had to cancel Europe but we didn’t want to end 2022 without one last show, and this will be one for the books.”

TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins To Stream “Ruins: Live Experience” Concert In November

TesseracT’s Daniel Tompkins will streaming a full album performance of “Ruins“ on November 26. The virtual event will also include a Q&A. Tickets can be found HERE. Notably, Tompkins recorded the set with TesseracT’s Amos Williams, Chimp Spanner‘s Paul Ortiz, Monuments’ Mike Malyan, and In Colour‘s Pete Skipper back in January.

Devin Townsend Premieres “Lightworker” Video, Announces Acoustic Livestream Event

Devin Townsend has premiered a new video for his new song “Lightworker.” This track is from his new album “Lightwork,” which will be released on November 4. Notably, Townsend will be celebrating the release of that effort with an acoustic livestream set on November 5 at 12:00pm PDT / 3:00pm EDT. The event, which also includes a fan Q&A, will be available on YouTube.

Townsend commented:

“Hey folks 🙂 track three from Lightwork is now up to bat… and this one is called ‘Lightworker‘ (ta da!)

This album is interesting to me in many ways, but mostly because of how unexpected it was. I’ve been doing interviews and there’s a lot of folks who are surprised at how it turned out, somehow they were expecting brutal music from me or something (frankly, I couldn’t imagine having the energy to go down that road after that last few years, but I can understand the desire for it) it’s just that Lightwork and The Puzzle were both completely unexpected for me, but as I am committed to following where it leads, I simply went as far into them both as I was able.

I just follow the creative flow where it leads, and I’m quite happy with that. To be honest, having started writing again it seems like it was a unique moment in time for me, so I hope you can see it for what it is and appreciate the energy for what it was meant to be.

Lightworker is a song based loosely around Richard Alpert (Ram Dass) who died a few years ago. His book ‘Be Here Now‘ was influential to me as a kid, and when I saw the documentary they made about him on Netflix (Going Home) I felt inspired to write a track in his memory. I reached out to the Ram Dass foundation and they allowed me to use the sample of his voice in the mid section. (Thank you 🙂

The video was made by the same team who did Spirits Will Collide, and they yet again pulled off a huge feat in limited time (Thanks guys 🙂 I wanted a story about a guy who is so attached to his past, and the pain of loss, that any time the ‘monsters’ of his past appear, he runs from it. As a result, he has to live the same dramas over and over again. It’s not until he stands and faces his fear that he can move past it. In this case he can help others by facing the monster and then Finally rest.

I hope you enjoy it, and I really appreciate the support. I hope your week is good, and I hope to see you at the Lightwork Streaming event on November 5th 🙂

Be well my friends,
Devin 🙂”

Volbeat Share “Official Bootleg” Live Video For “Wait A Minute My Girl”

Volbeat have shared an “official bootleg” live video for “Wait A Minute My Girl.” The clip was filmed during an October 2021 show at The Observatory North Park in San Diego, CA. The tack appears on the band’s latest album “Servant Of The Mind.”