Monster Magnet Share Lyric Video For Their Cover Of Table Scraps’ “Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)”

Monster Magnet have shared a lyric video for their cover of Table Scraps’ “Motorcycle (Straight To Hell).“ This track is from the band’s new covers album “A Better Dystopia,“ which will be released on May 21. Dave Wyndorf said the following about the cover:

“I’m psyched to unleash our version of ‘Motorcycle (Straight To Hell)’. Table Scraps are a truly great band and prove again and again that garage punk fury lives!”

Monster Magnet Share Cover Of Dust’s “Learning To Die”

Monster Magnet have shared a lyric video for their cover of Dust‘s “Learning To Die.“ This track is from the band’s new covers album “A Better Dystopia,“ which will be released on May 21. Dave Wyndorf commented:

“‘Learning To Die‘ blew me away when I was 15 and it still blows me away. Man, do I LOVE to sing this song. Dust was one of the greats.”

Monster Magnet To Release New Covers Album “A Better Dystopia”

Monster Magnet will be releasing a new covers album titled “A Better Dystopia” on May 21. The effort’s first single, a cover of Poo-Bah‘s “Mr. Destroyer,” can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing:

“A Better Dystopia” Track Listing:

01. “The Diamond Mine” (Dave Diamond DJ monologue)
02. “Born To Go” (Hawkwind cover)
03. “Epitaph for A Head” (JD Blackfoot cover)
04. “Solid Gold Hell” (The Scientists cover)
05. “Be Forewarned” (The Macabre cover)
06. “Mr. Destroyer” (Poo-Bah cover)
07. “When the Wolf Sits” (Jerusalem cover)
08. “Death” (The Pretty Things cover)
09. “Situation” (Josephus cover)
10. “It’s Trash” (The Cave Men cover)
11. “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)” (Table Scraps cover)
12. “Learning To Die” (Dust cover)
13. “Welcome To The Void” (Morgen cover) (bonus track)

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“We all agreed that we would be bored out of our minds within a month of lockdown. Monster Magnet loves the road. It’s a lifestyle. So, I considered our options. Rather than panhandle on the internet, hawking masks and Zoom-rocking practice sessions for dollars, I suggested we record a “bunker record”. A total DIY affair (band only) recorded and mixed in Bob Pantella’s small but potent Freak Shop Studios/rehearsal space right here in New Jersey. But what to record?

I didn’t feel much like writing, but working on anything was better than watching the news as hospitals filled up, people died, and American politics went bat-shit crazy. The world roared ‘Dystopia! Apocalypse! Revolution!’. I’d heard those words before, and they brought to mind my childhood in the late 60’s/early 70’s… and the music… and short playlist of songs (just one of many) that I’d been carrying around with me on my whatever device to listen to before shows.

Of course, these tunes have also been in my head for more or less my whole life. These were not the popular hits of the time. This was like a playlist from the 4th dimension… strange bits of musical obscurity, mostly dredged up from that inglorious and freaky “twilight zone” time that preceded Arena Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Disco. A no-man’s land of hard rock that still had remnants of psychedelia and garage punk but had abandoned any notion of “flower power” or frat house fun. And of course, they rocked. Yeah, these songs were it.”

Monster Magnet Officially Cancel “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet have officially cancelled their “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. This news comes after the trek was previously postponed until early next year. The band issued the following statement:

“Unfortunately, due to ongoing covid concerns and continued restrictions we are canceling our January/February 2021 USA tour. Holding your money and moving the tour for a second time hoping to be open where we move it to does not seem logical or fair at this point. We would prefer you all had the money back in your pockets and we hope to rebook this at a more appropriate time for all. Please get refunds at point of purchase.”

Monster Magnet Announce Rescheduled Dates For “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet have postponed their “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek will now take place early next year.

Tour Dates:

01/21 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom
01/22 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
01/23 Boston, MA – Sinclair
01/24 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
01/26 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
01/27 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
01/29 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
01/30 Chicago, IL – The Metro
01/31 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
02/02 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
02/03 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
02/05 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
02/06 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
02/07 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
02/09 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
02/10 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
02/11 Las Vegas, NV – House of Blues
02/12 San Diego, CA – House of Blues
02/15 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar & Grill
02/17 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
02/18 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
02/19 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“So sorry to postpone the tour but under the circumstances I’m sure everybody can relate. Sweaty, live rock music and pandemics aren’t a good mix. So, we’re gonna reschedule this thing and do it at a time when everyone can rub shoulders without freaking out! Thanks to everyone who bought tickets. Stay well and we’ll see you on the other side!”

Monster Magnet Announce “A Celebration Of Powertrip” North American Tour

Monster Magnet will continue to celebrate their 1998 album “Powertrip” on a spring North American tour. The band are expected to perform select cuts from the record along with other fan-favorites. Nebula and Silvertomb will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

03/20 Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere
03/21 Boston, MA – Sinclair
03/22 Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts
03/24 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
03/25 Toronto, ON – The Opera House
03/27 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
03/28 Chicago, IL – The Metro
03/29 Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line
03/31 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
04/01 Salt Lake City, UT – Metro Bar
04/03 Vancouver, BC – The Rickshaw
04/04 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
04/05 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
04/07 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
04/08 Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda
04/09 Las Vegas, NV – The House of Blues
04/10 San Diego, CA – Observatory North Park
04/13 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey Bar N’ Grill
04/15 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
04/16 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
04/17 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Sound Stage
04/18 Sayreville, NJ – Starland Ballroom

Monster Magnet To Perform “Powertrip” In Full On Upcoming European/UK Tour

Monster Magnet will be performing “Powertrip” in full on a European/UK tour next year. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

01/22 Glasgow, UK – The Garage
01/23 Leeds, UK – O2 Academy Leeds
01/24 London, UK – The Forum
01/25 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
01/27 Oslo, NOR – John Dee
01/28 Gothenburg, SWE – Pustervik
01/29 Malmo, SWE – Kulturbdlaget
01/31 Leuven, BEL – Het Depot
02/01 Berlin, GER – Metropol
02/03 Cologne, GER – Essigfabrik
02/04 Munich, GER – Muffathalle
02/05 Hamburg, GER – Markthalle
02/07 Bremen, GER – Schlachthof
02/08 Dresden, GER – Reithalle
02/09 Stuttgart, GER – LKA Longhorn
02/10 Dortmund, GER – FZW
02/12 Antwerp, BEL – Trix
02/13 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
02/15 Zagreb, CRO – Mochvara
02/16 Vienna, AUT – Simm City
02/17 Zurich, SWI – Dynamo
02/18 Trezzo sull’Adda, ITA – Live Club
02/20 Pamplona Navarra, SPA – Sala Zentral
02/21 Santiago de Compostela, SPA – Sala Capitol
02/22 Madrid, SPA – Sala
02/23 Barcelona, SPA – Razzmatazz

Monster Magnet Cancel European Tour Due To Dave Wyndorf Having To Undergo Tonsil Surgery

Monster Magnet have cancelled their summer European tour. The band were forced to scrap the trek due to Dave Wyndorf having to undergo tonsil surgery.

Wyndorf commented:

“Unfortunately due to a recent medical diagnosis that requires treatment to start immediately, I am forced to cancel this summer’s Monster Magnet tour of Europe. I am hopeful that we will return to the road in early 2020 with a tour celebrating Powertrip and more.

Tonsils! Who knew they could be such a big deal? Well, my doctors do and by the way I’m feeling now I’m in agreement. I’m to undergo surgery right away or risk chronic sickness and sounding like Jaba The Hut forever. (some may say the later may be an improvement but I’m not willing to risk it)

I’m so sorry to cancel on everybody. Playing live and being with my Magnet road family (of which you are the BIGGEST part) is the joy of my life and I hate to let everybody down. And that includes myself. Simply put, this SUCKS but it is what it is. Gotta take care of the voice. I hope you understand

ROCK! – Dave“

Monster Magnet Announce Fall North American Tour

Monster Magnet have announced a fall North American tour with Electric Citizen and Dark Sky Choir. You can see the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/28 Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace
09/29 Pontiac, MI – The Emerald Theatre
09/30 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Festival
10/02 Chicago, IL – Bottom Lounge
10/03 Minneapolis, MN – Cabooze
10/05 Denver, CO – The Bluebird Theater
10/06 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
10/08 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theater
10/09 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
10/10 Seattle, WA – El Corazon
10/12 San Francisco, CA – Thee Parkside
10/13 Sacramento, CA – Aftershock Festival
10/15 Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
10/16 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
10/17 Phoenix, AZ – Rebel Lounge
10/19 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
10/20 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall
10/21 Houston, TX – White Oak (Upstairs)
10/23 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
10/24 Nashville, TN – Basement East
10/26 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/27 New York, NY – Gramercy Theater
10/28 Boston, MA – The Sinclair

Avenged Sevenfold, Godsmack, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2018 Louder Than Life Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2018 Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place on September 28-30 at Champions Park in Louisville, KY and it will include the following:

September 28: Avenged Sevenfold, Limp Bizkit, Breaking Benjamin, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, Seether, Black Stone Cherry, Skillet, Underoath, Suicidal Tendencies, Red Sun Rising, Tremonti, Bad Wolves, Turnstile, Jelly Roll, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Islander, and True Villains.

September 29: Godsmack, Five Finger Death Punch, Shinedown, Bush, Bullet For My Valentine, HELLYEAH, Body Count, Pop Evil, Sevendust, GWAR, Dance Gavin Dance, From Ashes To New, Sick Puppies, Cane Hill, Bad Omens, Blacktop Mojo, Awake At Last, Stone Broken, and The Jacks.

September 30: Nine Inch Nails, Deftones, Ice Cube, Primus, Billy Idol, Action Bronson, Clutch, Asking Alexandria, Yelawolf, The Sword, Glassjaw, The Fever 333, Monster Magnet, Spirit Animal, The Dose, and The Breton Sound.