Living Colour Drop Off Remaining Dates On 2021 “Summerland” Tour Due To “Transportation Issues”

Living Colour have dropped off the remaining dates on the 2021 “Summerland” tour with Everclear, Hoobastank, and Wheatus. The band pulled out of the trek due to “transportation issues.”

The group issued the following statement:

“It is with deep regret that we will not be performing on the remainder of the Summerland Tour Fall 2021 + select headlining shows after September 25th due to continued transportation issues.

We apologize for any inconvenience and disappointment. Everclear, Hoobastank and Wheatus are new additions to our family and we want to wish everyone a safe and healthy 2021 and beyond!”

Slipknot To Replace Nine Inch Nails At 2021 Riot Fest

Slipknot have been added to this year’s Riot Fest as a replacement for Nine Inch Nails, who recently cancelled all of their 2021 dates. That event will take place on September 16-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL.

Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 16 (preview party): Morrissey with special guests.

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Beach Bunny, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Envy On The Coast, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, GWAR, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Night Moves, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Slipknot, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Body Count, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, The Clockworks, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Organizers issued the following statement:

“Riot Fest 2021 is almost here. Finally. It’s really happening. Unfortunately, Nine Inch Nails has cancelled all 2021 shows, including this year’s fest—with that, Morrissey will play Thursday curated with very special guests, and Slipknot will close out on Sunday.

All 3-day and Sunday ticket holders now get access to our Thursday Preview Party! And to benefit our Chicago community, tickets are on sale now for Thursday with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless and other TBA organizations.

Stay tuned for more info and announcements, including a second wave of Riot Fest Late Night shows which will be announced this Friday, August 20th.

Our fans deserve something amazing and we can’t wait to be together again. We’ve been working around the clock to make 2021 even more special—so that hopefully for one weekend, we can escape the world and find comfort in the music and people we hold dear.”

Metallica, Death Angel, Living Colour, Etc. Members To Guest On New Santana Album “Blessings And Miracles”

Carlos Santana has revealed the details for his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort will be released on October 15 and it will feature a number of special guests including: Metallica’s Kirk Hammett, Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda, Living Colour‘s Corey Glover, Matchbox 20’s Rob Thomas, Chris Stapleton, and more.

“Blessings And Miracles” Track Listing:

01. “Ghost Of Future Pull / New Light”
02. “Santana Celebration”
03. “Rumbalero” (feat. Salvador Santana & Asdru Sierra)
04. “Joy” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
05. “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors)
06. “A Whiter Shade Of Pale” (feat. Steve Winwood)
07. “Break” (feat. Ally Brooke)
08. “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy)
09. “Peace Power” (feat. Corey Glover)
10. “America For Sale” (feat. Kirk Hammett & Mark Osegueda)
11. “Breathing Underwater” (feat. Stella Santana, Avi Snow, MVCA)
12. “Mother Yes”
13. “Song For Cindy”
14. “Angel Choir” (feat. Gayle Moran Corea) / “All Together” (feat. Chick Corea)
15. “Ghost Of Future Pull II“

Santana said the following about the album:

“The title of this album comes from my belief that we’re born with heavenly powers that allows us to create blessings and miracles. The world programs you to be unworthy of those gifts, but we have to utilize light, spirit and soul — they’re indestructible and immutable. Those are the three main elements on this album.”

Two songs from the record, “Move” (feat. Rob Thomas, Zac Barnett & American Authors) and “She’s Fire” (feat. Diane Warren & G-Eazy), can be found below:

Living Colour Begin Work On New Music

Living Colour have started working on new music. Guitarist Vernon Reid confirmed the news during a recent appearance on “Lipps Service With Scott Lipps.”

Reid said the following:

“Corey [Glover] and I started working on a song. We’ll see where that goes.”

He continued when asked about possible lyrical themes:

“We’re processing what exactly this period… ‘Cause a lot of folks, their immediate reaction, a lot of [musicians] are [writing songs about] George Floyd-type things. We’re really looking at absorbing it, because I don’t wanna just do a George Floyd hook. That situation was so traumatizing, and we wanna think that the world was shifted. And the world gets traumas every now and again. The murder of Martin Luther King was traumatizing. And eventually you get something like ‘Pride (In The Name Of Love)’ [by U2]; it’s a beautiful song. But the underlying issue and underlying problem never seems to go away. And it’s the not-going-awayness of it that’s what I would wanna talk about.”

“There’s something this litany of names, the constant litany of names [of victims of racial injustice]. Whose will the next name be is what concerns me as opposed to being stuck on a particular victim. Even though what happened to George Floyd was particularly egregious, there’s another part of the phenomenon that is where the Breonnas [Taylor] and the Ahmauds [Arbery] — and the names keep going. Lately, there was a victim; his name’s Winston Smith. And it strikes me very strongly, because Winston Smith is [also the name of] a protagonist of George Orwell’s ‘1984’. And it’s those kinds of things that are what LIVING COLOUR are gonna go; those are the kind of places we’re gonna go.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Nonpoint, Spiritbox, Etc. Added To 2022 ShipRocked Cruise

More bands have been added to the 2022 ShipRocked cruise. As previously reported, the Carnival Breeze will sail from Galveston, TX to Costa Maya and Cozumel, Mexico on January 22-27. Here’s the updated lineup: Lamb Of God, I Prevail, 10 Years, ’68, Avatar, Ayron Jones, Badflower, Blacktop Mojo, Bones UK, Dead Poet Society, Dead Sara, From Ashes To New, Grandson, He Is Legend, Lilith Czar, Motionless In White, Nonpoint, Oxymorons, P.O.D., Raveneye, Sevendust, Spiritbox, Steel Panther, VRSTY, Wage War, and Zero 9:36. Special sets from the Cherry Bombs, Drowning Pool, Islander, Lamb Of God guitarist Mark Morton, Otherwise, We Are The Fallen, and The Stowaways all-star jam band are also planned. The latter all-star band will feature: H.R. (Bad Brains), Frank Bello (Anthrax), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Vernon Reid (Living Colour), John Tempesta (The Cult), Jason Hook (ex-Five Finger Death Punch), John De Servio (Black Label Society), Dario Lorina (Black Label Society), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil X (Bon Jovi), Sahaj Ticotin (RA), Dave Bruckner (ex-Papa Roach), Drew Johnston (Kaleido), Christina Chriss (Kaleido), Michael Vampire (Vampires Everywhere!), Kurt Deimer, Leo Moracchioli, Madame Mayhem, and Tyson Leslie.

Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Machine Gun Kelly, Etc. Added To 2021 Riot Fest

More bands have been added to the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL. Here’s the updated daily lineups:

September 17: The Smashing Pumpkins, Coheed And Cambria, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), NOFX, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Circle Jerks, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, Meg Myers, The Lawrence Arms, Pup, Anti-Flag, Living Colour, Fishbone, Beach Bunny, The Sounds, Amigo The Devil, Eyedress, Beach Goons, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Radkey, Kississippi, Jackie Hayes, Oxymorons, Girlpuppy, and Senio Kino.

September 18: Run The Jewels, Faith No More, Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Taking Back Sunday, Vic Mensa, Gogol Bordello, Mayday Parade, Bayside, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Andrew W.K., Best Coast, Big Freedia, Hepcat, Les Savy Fav, The Bronx, Four Year Strong, Citizen, Fucked Up, Joywave, Man On Man, Holy Fawn, The Bollweevils, Ganser, Just Friends, The Orphan The Poet, Bearings, Spider, and Devon Kay & The Solutions.

September 19: Nine Inch Nails, Pixies, Machine Gun Kelly, Devo, Mr. Bungle, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, The Ghost Inside, Thursday, K.Flay, Knuckle Puck, HEALTH, The Bled, Mother Mother, GWAR, 3OH!3, Fever 333, Alex G, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Bleached, The Gories, FACS, Ratboys, Blackstarkids, Skating Polly, Pet Symmetry, Melkbelly, Gymshorts, The Weak Days, and Airstream Futures.

Nine Inch Nails, The Smashing Pumpkins, Faith No More, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Riot Fest. That event will take place on September 17-19, 2021 at Douglas Park in Chicago, IL and it will feature the following: Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Faith No More, Devo, Mr. Bungle, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Dirty Heads, Sublime With Rome, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, NOFX, New Found Glory, Circle Jerks, Simple Plan, Dinosaur Jr., The Ghost Inside, Gogol Bordello, Motion City Soundtrack, Thrice, Circa Survive, State Champs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, K.flay, Best Coast, Bayside, The Lawrence Arms, Les Savy Fav, Meg Myers, Beach Bunny, Big Freedia, Mayday Parade, Pup, Andrew W.K., The Bled, GWAR, Fever 333, Living Colour, Saves The Day, Thursday, The Sounds, Mother Mother, Hepcat, Alex G, Anti-Flag, Joywave, Fishbone, Fucked Up, Kennyhoopla, HEALTH, The Gories, Amigo The Devil, White Lung, Ratboys, Beach Goons, Eyedress, Meet Me At The Altar, Night Moves, Seratones, Just Friends, Radkey, Holy Fawn, Melkbelly, Ganser, and Hospital Bracelet. In other news, My Chemical Romance have also been booked for next year’s Riot Fest, which is scheduled to take place on September 16-18, 2022.

Everclear Announce “Summerland” 2021 Tour With Living Colour, Hoobastank, And Wheatus

Everclear have announced the return of the “Summerland” tour. The trek will kickoff in July and it will also feature: Living Colour, Hoobastank, and Wheatus.

Tour Dates:

07/02 – Middletown, NY – Orange County Speedway
07/03 – Atlantic City, NJ – Orange Loop Arena
07/08 – Houston, TX – Arena Theatre
07/09 – Fort Worth, TX – Billy Bob’s Texas
07/11 – Cedar Park, TX – H-E-B Center
07/15 – Cincinnati, OH – Riverfront Live
07/16 – Terre Haute, IN – The Mill
07/17 – Fort Wayne, IN – Piere’s
07/22 – Southaven, MS – Landers Center
07/23 – Black Mountain, NC – Silverados
07/24 – Dothan, AL – The Plant
07/28 – Evansville, IN – Victory Theatre
07/30 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center Back Lot
07/31 – Murfreesboro, TN – Hop Springs
09/25 – Omaha, NE – Barnato on the Block Festival

More dates to be announced.

Everclear frontman Art Alexakis commented:

“After personally fighting COVID-19 for two months and managing the lingering symptoms, I’m so grateful that the numbers are going down, the vaccines are going up, and that we’re getting the chance to tour the U.S. again. I couldn’t be more proud of this year’s lineup of legendary alternative bands. Living Colour, Hoobastank and Wheatus have always been personal favorites of mine and I am so excited to share the stage with them this summer. I speak for the whole tour when I say we’re absolutely thrilled and grateful to get back out on the road and perform live again for our fans, friends, and family.”

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett To Guest On New Santana Album

During a recent interview with ABC Audio, Carlos Santana revealed that Metallica’s Kirk Hammett will be guesting on his new album “Blessings And Miracles.” The effort, which is about 90% finished, is one of three albums that he has in the works. Santana said the following:

“My brother Kirk Hammett from Metallica is playing [on it]. He’s tearing it up.”

He went on to say that Steve Winwood and Living Colour’s Corey Glover may guest on the record as well.

Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Release New Covers Album “Silver Linings”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing a new covers album titled “Silver Linings” on May 14. The effort will feature various tracks from the drummer’s “quarantine jam video series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

“Silver Linings” Track Listing:

01. “City Of Blinding Lights” (U2 cover) (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
02. “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
03. “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
04. “Run-DMC Medley” (Run-DMC cover) (feat. Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
05. “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi, Beauty In The Machine’s Jennifer Cella, and Randy McStine)
06. “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
07. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden cover) (feat. Skid Row’s Dave “Snake” Sabo, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Anthrax’s Jon Donais)
08. “Presto Vivace” (U.K. cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess)
09. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
10. “Jimmy James” (Beastie Boys cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
11. “All The Way” (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley, Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness, and Rob Zombie’s John 5)
12. “Mr. Speed“ (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley and Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness)
13. “Public Image” (Public Image cover) (feat. Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell, Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, and Sum 41’s Jason “Cone” McCaslin)
14. “Funny Vibe” (Living Colour cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, and Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury)

Benante said the following about the album:

“Back in February of last year with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video – that’s how it all started.”

“This isn’t a solo album. This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”

The record’s first single, Benante’s “Run-DMC Medley” with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), can be found below: