Black Stone Cherry And Monster Truck Team Up For New Song “Love Become Law”

The Cherry Truck Band, aka Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck, have released a new song titled “Love Become Law.” The idea for the collaboration came about after Monster Truck appeared on Black Stone Cherry’s “Cherry Chats.” They then wrote the single remotely during a series of livestreams.

Black Stone Cherry commented:

“The idea of The Cherry Truck Band can honestly be credited to the pandemic that our world is in. We saw tour after tour being cancelled and so many bands were turning to live streaming performances online. We put our heads together with our great friends in Monster Truck and decided to do something we hadn’t seen any other bands do to help pass the time while still entertaining fans. That idea was to write a song, LIVE to the world and divide it up into segments to show our fans the process of writing and creating. We had never done this with another full band before, let alone while we’re live streaming. It was incredibly exciting and fun and we are so proud of the song and more importantly, its meaning! This song is about uniting, being and living as one, and most importantly, loving each and every person that walks this planet. We hope you enjoy it as much as we did creating it for you!”

Monster Truck frontman Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey added:

“The Cherry Truck Band started with a bunch of friends getting together over long distances to create something memorable, meaningful and joyous. Over the five weekly episodes, our entire world basically turned upside down. The people were rising up. The people were tired of being oppressed. The people were tired of suffering for doing nothing wrong. The people were ready to force change. This is our anthem in solidarity to those fighting for basic rights. This is our voices saying, ‘we love you, we hear you, we respect and love you.’ Black lives matter. Without the impact of black culture, there would be no modern music, period. Respect, protect and celebrate diversity. Our world depends on it.”

All proceeds from song will be divided between The Boys And Girls Club Of America and Black Lives Matter.

Black Stone Cherry And Monster Truck Announce “The Cherry Truck Band” Series

Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck are teaming up for a new series, which they are calling “The Cherry Truck Band.” The series will launch tomorrow (May 13) and it will find the bands collaborating on new music.

Black Stone Cherry commented:

“Black Stone Cherry and Monster Truck have come together to launch a brand new web series, The Cherry Truck Band, starting, Wednesday 13th May at 3 pm Central Time (9 pm BST/10 pm CET), right here on our Facebook page!

Fans will get the chance to see, live, first-hand, upfront and personal the two collaborate on writing a song together. Getting a unique insight into how the creative process works, fly on the wall style.

The idea emerged from Black Stone Cherry’s, ‘Cherry Chat’ episode with Monster Truck’s Jon ‘Marv’ Harvey just over a week ago. The idea blossomed from their conversation together with our Kentucky brothers saying; “We’re so happy to be hanging out with our fellow riff lovers in Monster Truck again- even if it has to be virtually for now! Writing a song with another band while live-streaming the entire process to the world is something neither group has ever done- so we are excited to see what happens and where it will go! It’s time to unleash the Cherry Truck Band!”

Talking about it Harvey of Monster Truck said; “We couldn’t be more excited for BSC to pop our collaboration Cherry! Haha! Can’t wait to write some serious rock n roll and come out the other side with a banger. People will be singing this tune for the rest of their lives.”

The web series will be on both bands Facebook pages every Wednesday at 3 pm Central Time (9 pm BST/10 pm CET) for fans to view.”

Monster Truck Added To Godsmack & Halestorm’s Fall Tour

Monster Truck have been added to Godsmack and Halestorm’s fall U.S. tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

09/20 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
09/21 Madison, WI – Alliant Energy Center
09/22 Moline, IL – TaxSlayer Center
09/24 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
09/25 Wichita, KS – InTrust Bank Arena
09/27 Cape Girardeau, MO – Show Me Center
09/28 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life Music Festival
09/29 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre
10/01 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre at the South Florida Fairgrounds
10/02 Estero, FL – Hertz Arena
10/04 Pensacola, FL – Pensacola Civic Center
10/05 Southaven, MS – Landers Center
10/06 Rogers, AR – Walmart Arkansas Music Pavillion
10/08 Loveland, CO – Budweiser Events Center
10/09 Salt Lake City, UT – Usana Amphitheatre
10/11 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort & Casino (no Halestorm)
10/12 Bakersfield, CA – RaboBank Arena
10/13 Ontario, CA – Citizen’s Business Bank Arena
10/15 San Diego, CA – Cal Coast Credit Union Open Air Theatre
10/16 Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Pavillion
10/18 Tulsa, OK – BOK Center
10/20 St. Charles, MO – Family Arena

Voivod, Kobra And The Lotus, Beyond Creation, Etc. Nominated For 2019 JUNO Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 JUNO Awards. The ceremony will take place on March 17 at the Budweiser Gardens in London, ON and the nominees for the rock/metal categories can be found below:

“Metal/Hard Music Album Of The Year”:

  • Beyond Creation – “Algorythm”
  • Cancer Bats – “The Spark That Moves”
  • KEN mode – “Loved”
  • Kobra And The Lotus – “Prevail II”
  • Voivod – “The Wake“

“Rock Album Of The Year”:

  • Three Days Grace – “Outsider”
  • Monster Truck – “True Rockers”
  • Arkells – “Rally Cry”
  • The Sheepdogs – “Changing Colours”
  • The Trews – “Civilianaires”

Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Etc. Set For 2019 ShipRocked Cruise

The lineup has been revealed for the 10th annual ShipRocked Cruise, which is set to take place on January 26-31. The Carnival Valor will depart from Galveston, TX, with stops in Cozumel and The Yucatan in Mexico, and the following artists will be performing: Papa Roach, Bullet For My Valentine, I Prevail, Nothing More, Suicidal Tendencies, Sevendust, Motionless In White, Atreyu, 10 Years, Tremonti, Nonpoint, Monster Truck, Skindred, Wilson, ’68, RavenEye, Hyro The Hero, Badflower, Them Evils, and Islander. In addition to those bands, the cruise’s all-star band, The Stowaways, will also perform. Here’s who will take part in that this time around: Otherwise’s Adrian Patrick & Ryan Patrick, Brian “Head” Welch (Korn), Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Chris Warner (ex-Butcher Babies), CJ Pierce (Drowning Pool), Aranda’s Dameon Aranda & Gabe Aranda, Davey Suicide, David Ellefson (Megadeth), Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), Geoff Tate (ex-Queensrÿche), Stitched Up Heart’s James Decker & Mixi Demner, Jerry Gaskill (King’s X), Ünloco’s Joey Duenas & Jorge Duenas, John Deservio (Black Label Society), John Tempesta (The Cult), Leo Moracchioli, Phil Buckman (Fuel), Schuylar Croom (He Is Legend), and P.O.D.’s Traa & Wuv. Comedian Brian Posehn will host, along with Kayla Riley, Big Jay Oakerson, and Ralph Sutton. It is also worth noting that Korn guitarist Brian “Head” Welch‘s “Loud Krazy Love” documentary will be screened on the cruise as well.

Monster Truck Premiere “Evolution” Music Video

Monster Truck have premiered a new video for their new song “Evolution.” This track is from the band’s new album “True Rockers,” which will be released on September 14. Jon Harvey told Loudwire the following:

“‘Evolution’ was a real shift in a different direction. It was very eye-opening in many different ways for us. We wanted to keep the video looking like the image that we built rather than have another curveball. I think the juxtaposition feels more natural than we expected, and the end product speaks for itself.”

Black Stone Cherry Announce UK Tour

Black Stone Cherry have announced a UK tour with Cadillac Three and Monster Truck. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Cardiff, UK — Motorpoint Arena
12/07 Newcastle, UK — Metro Radio Arena
12/09 Glasgow, UK — SECC
12/10 Manchester, UK — Manchester Arena
12/11 Birmingham, UK — Birmingham Arena
12/13 Leeds, UK — First Direct Arena
12/14 London, UK — SSE Arena

Monster Truck Premiere New Song “True Rocker” Feat. Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

Monster Truck have premiered a new song titled “True Rocker.” This track features Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) and it will appear on the band’s new album “True Rockers” (out September 14). Guitarist Jeremy Widerman commented:

“Gang vocals, guitar solos, giant rhythm section, church organ, riff mania….DEE SNIDER! New MT is back.”

21 Bands Added To UK Download Festival

21 more bands have been added to the 2018 UK Download Festival. With this news, it was also revealed that a WWE NXT event will be held at the festival as well. The Download Festival will take place at Donington Park, UK on June 8-10, and it will now include all of the following: Avenged Sevenfold, Guns N’ Roses, Ozzy Osbourne, Bullet For My Valentine, Black Stone Cherry, Marilyn Manson, Volbeat, Thunder, Shinedown, Avatar, Black Veil Brides, Boston Manor, Cradle Of Filth, DragonForce, Hatebreed, In This Moment, Inglorious, Marmozets, Monster Truck, The Pink Slips, The Struts, The Temperance Movement, Whiskey Myers, You Me At Six, Parkway Drive, Rise Against, Hell Is For Heroes, BABYMETAL, Alexisonfire, Asking Alexandria, Andrew W.K., Body Count, Bury Tomorrow, CKY, Corrosion Of Conformity, Culture Abuse, Dead Cross, Greta Van Fleet, Jonathan Davis, Kreator, L7, Lawnmower Deth, Meshuggah, Miss May I, Nothing More, Powerflo, Starcrawler, Thrice, Turbonegro, Bad Religion, Neck Deep, The Hives, A, Being As An Ocean, Bad Cop/Bad Cop, Black Foxxes, Cancer Bats, Ded, Dream State, Ecca Vandal, Employed To Serve, Jamie Lenman, Less Than Jake, Mayday Parade, Milk Teeth, Puppy, Rolo Tomassi, Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, Tigress, The Bottom Line, The Bronx, The Faim, The Maine, Woes, WSTR, TesseracT, Thy Art Is Murder, Baroness, All Them Witches, Anchor Lane, Blessthefall, Cellar Darling, Death Blooms, Emmure, Gold Key, Helpless, Higher Power, Igorrr, Knocked Loose, Koyo, Loathe, Malevolence, Myke Gray, Myrkur, No Hot Ashes, Plini, Savage Messiah, SHVPES, Sleep Token, Sun Arcana, The Hyena Kill, Von Hertzen Brothers, Wayward Sons, and Zeal & Ardor.