Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Etc. Set For 2022 Shaky Knees Festival

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s Shaky Knees Festival. The event will take place at Central Park in Atlanta, GA on April 29 to May 1 and it will feature: Green Day, Nine Inch Nails, My Morning Jacket, Billy Idol, Highly Suspect, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Biffy Clyro, Dirty Honey, Angel Du$t, and more.

Foo Fighters To Headline 2022 Innings Festival

Foo Fighters are among the headliners for the 2022 Innings Festival. That event will take place at Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Arts Park in Arizona on February 26-27 and it will also feature: Tame Impala, St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, Dashboard Confessional, and more.

Metallica Announce 30th Anniversary Expanded Edition Of “The Black Album”, Recruit Corey Taylor, Ghost, Volbeat, Etc. For Companion Covers Album

Metallica will be releasing an expanded 30th anniversary edition of their 1991 self-titled album (aka “The Black Album”) on September 10. The effort has been remastered and it will be available in multiple formats including a limited edition deluxe box set featuring two 180 gram LPs, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four different tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a folder with lyric sheets and a download card.

In other news, Metallica have also recruited over 50 artists for a special covers album called “The Metallica Blacklist.” All profits from that release will be donated to charity. Here’s the track listing:

01. Alessia Cara & The Warning – “Enter Sandman“
02. Mac Demarco – “Enter Sandman“
03. Ghost – “Enter Sandman“
04. Juanes – “Enter Sandman“
05. Rina Sawayama – “Enter Sandman“
06. Weezer – “Enter Sandman“
07. Sam Fender – “Sad But True” (live)
08. Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit – “Sad But True“
09. Mexican Institute Of Sound feat. La Perla & Gera Mx – “Sad But True“
10. Royal Blood – “Sad But True“
11. St. Vincent – “Sad But True“
12. White Reaper – “Sad But True“
13. Yb – “Sad But True“
14. Biffy Clyro – “Holier Than Thou“
15. The Chats – “Holier Than Thou“
16. OFF! – “Holier Than Thou“
17. PUP – “Holier Than Thou“
18. Corey Taylor – “Holier Than Thou“
19. Cage The Elephant – “The Unforgiven“
20. Vishal Dadlani, Divine, Shor Police – “The Unforgiven“
21. Diet Cig – “The Unforgiven“
22. Flatbush Zombies feat. DJ Scratch – “The Unforgiven“
23. Ha*Ash – “The Unforgiven“
24. José Madero – “The Unforgiven“
25. Moses Sumney – “The Unforgiven“
26. J Balvin – “Wherever I May Roam“
27. Chase & Status feat. Backroad Gee – “Wherever I May Roam“
28. The Neptunes – “Wherever I May Roam“
29. Jon Pardi – “Wherever I May Roam“
30. Sebastian – “Don’t Tread On Else Matters“
31. Portugal. The Man feat. Aaron Beam – “Don’t Tread On Me“
32. Volbeat – “Don’t Tread On Me“
33. The Hu – “Through The Never“
34. Tomi Owó – “Through The Never“
35. Phoebe Bridgers – “Nothing Else Matters“
36. Miley Cyrus feat. Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Robert Trujillo & Chad Smith – “Nothing Else Matters“
37. Dave Gahan – “Nothing Else Matters“
38. Mickey Guyton – “Nothing Else Matters“
39. Dermot Kennedy – “Nothing Else Matters“
40. Mon Laferte – “Nothing Else Matters“
41. Igor Levit – “Nothing Else Matters“
42. My Morning Jacket – “Nothing Else Matters“
43. Pg Roxette – “Nothing Else Matters“
44. Darius Rucker – “Nothing Else Matters“
45. Chris Stapleton – “Nothing Else Matters“
46. Tresor – “Nothing Else Matters“
47. Goodnight, Texas – “Of Wolf And Man“
48. Idles – “The God That Failed“
49. Imelda May – “The God That Failed“
50. Cherry Glazerr – “My Friend Of Misery“
51. Izïa – “My Friend Of Misery“
52. Kamasi Washington – “My Friend Of Misery“
53. Rodrigo Y Gabriela – “The Struggle Within“

Miley Cyrus, Andrew Watt, Elton John, Yo-Yo Ma, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, and Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith’s cover of “Nothing Else Matters“ can be found below, along with Juanes‘ cover of “Enter Sandman.“ A remastered version of “Enter Sandman” is also available below, along with live and demo versions of the track.

Metallica To Perform At 2016 Bridge School Benefit Concert

Metallica have been booked to perform at the 2016 Bridge School Benefit concert. The acoustic event will take place on October 22-23, at Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA, and will also include: Neil Young & Promise of The Real, Roger Waters, Dave Matthews, Willie Nelson, My Morning Jacket, Norah Jones, Cage The Elephant, case/lang/veirs, and Nils Lofgren.

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Jane’s Addiction, Deftones, Eagles Of Death Metal, Ghost, Etc. Set For 2016 Shaky Knees Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Shaky Knees Music Festival. The festival will take place at the Centennial Olympic Park & International Plaza in Atlanta, GA, on May 13-15, and will incluide: Jane’s Addiction (performing “Ritual de lo Habitual“), Deftones, Ghost, Eagles Of Death Metal, The Sword, Baroness, Kylesa, At The Drive-In, and more.

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Jimmy Eat World, Florence + The Machine, Imagine Dragons, Etc. Contribute To Eagles Of Death Metal’s Covers Campaign

Eagle Of Death Metal recently announced their “Play It Forward” campaign, which was created to get other artists to cover “I Love You All The Time” to benefit the victims of the November 13 terrorist attacks in Paris, France. So far, the following artists have contributed: Florence + The Machine (with The Maccabees), Kings Of Leon, Imagine Dragons, Ed Harcourt, Jimmy Eat World, Alain Johannes, My Morning Jacket, Mini Mansions, Savages, Sinner Sinners, The New Pacific, The Dean Ween Group, and r00ms. You can find all those covers at playitforwardeodm.com. The horrific attacks resulted in the deaths 0f over 100 people, including 89 at at the Bataclan, where Eagles Of Death Metal were playing.

Josh Homme (Eagles Of Death Metal, Queens Of The Stone Age) also added the following:

“I made a plea to artists and business people alike to come together to use our solidarity as proof that we are stronger together, and that we can make a difference. We are proud to be a little part of such a big group of talent and good will. We can’t thank these artists enough for their donations of talent, love, time, and compassion. Now, the Play It Forward Campaign is in the hands of the fans to help us make a difference, and to help those affected by this tragedy. Please listen, purchase, play, and enjoy – and know that every time you do, you’re doing the sweet stuff that makes that difference.”

Eagles Of Death Metal Launch Cover Campaign To Benefit Paris Victims

If you watched the Eagles Of Death Metal’s recent interview with Vice about the Paris attacks, you may have heard them challenge other artists to cover “I Love You All The Time” to benefit the victims of the horrible tragedy. Josh Homme (also of Queens Of The Stone Age) has now launched a campaign to get bands to do just that. Anyone who covers the song will be able to raise money for Homme‘s The Sweet Stuff Foundation charity, which is working to raise money for the victims.

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Homme issued the following statement:

“Hello talented friend, The senseless and violent terrorist attacks of Nov. 13, 2015 in Paris have left us all unsettled and we dare not give another second of precious time to those who have tried to steal our freedoms and take away our power.

Instead, we are writing to ask for your help to Play It Forward. We are calling upon our friends to donate their time, talent and good will in a show of solidarity to help the victims of these atrocious acts in Paris and those affected by terrorism worldwide.

We are asking for you to cover our song “I Love You All The Time.” For every cover sold, we pledge to donate 100% of the publishing income to The Sweet Stuff Foundation. We ask that you also donate the money generated from sales of the song to the charity.

In the same spirit, we would encourage you to offer one of your songs up to be covered by another artist, and follow suit – donate the publishing monies to charity – The Play it Forward Initiative.

Whether you’re Soul or R&B; Hip Hop or Hippy; Garage, Goth, Country, Punk or Pop; Death Metal or DJ; It matters not. Whether your version is faithful to ours, instrumental, uses only lyrics or fragments thereof or is completely reimagined in every way, it matters not. Your individual musical differences become our collective strength. Simultaneously, we will call upon iTunes, Tidal, Amazon, Spotify & all others who will sell these covers, to join us and donate their portions to a charity as a symbol of unity.

So many wonderfully talented artists have offered their love & support or have reached out asking, “How can we help?” Our answer is simple; Unite with us. All of us. The musicians, the bands, the music companies & the fans… because we are music. We are the anthems of great nations. We are the songs of our forefathers. We are the hymns of God. The songs of the broken hearted. The unchained melodies. The songs of puppy love & of love that cannot be broken. We are the music of hope & possibility. We are the call to arms. We are the chorus of victory. We are songs in the key of life.

We are the Champions… of the World.

In the event our song doesn’t float your boat, we encourage you to help unite our business by any means possible. If you’re drawing a blank, donate something of yours or the proceeds from one of your songs, as Duran Duran has so graciously done. But do join us help & heal through music. They attacked us all, please hear the call.

Thank you for your time & love to you all,

Eagles of Death Metal“

One of the first contributions is The Dean Ween Group, whose cover you can hear below.

Ween issued the following statement:

“I have been very close friends with Josh Homme for over 20 years. He is easily the best friend I have in a a band. when we need advice we talk to one another. We were signed to Elektra the same week (Kyuss) and we toured a lot together during that era (Chocolate and Cheese). The sense of love and camraderie on those tours was unparalleled. we were like a gang, like one big band instead of two. always onstage during each other’s sets. Later on, in the earlier days of QOTSA we were reunited and had two of the most legendary tours of all our lives.

When I heard about the Paris attacks I broke down and called him immediately and surprisingly he answered. Finding out that Dave Catching was alive and unharmed was one of the biggest reliefs of my life. To give you a sense of how close we are, I’ve stayed for long visits at Josh‘s parents house and his mom did my laundry and cooked for me. There was a blizzard back east so I ended up being stuck in Palm Springs for a week because there were no flights and Josh was on tour. We’re “that kind of close” though.

Dave Catching is the sweetest guy I’ve ever known. So sweet in fact that Ween took him on a long tour of Europe and I paid his hotel rooms, per-diems, flights, etc with the understanding to the tour manager and clubs that (me pointing) “don’t ask him to carry anything, move anything, or do anything”. He’s that sweet of a man and just having him around made every day more fun. My point is, that we are VERY CLOSE, me and the whole QOTSA and EODM.

When Josh asked me to cover this tune, I dropped what I was doing on the most important (to me anyway) gig night of my life. I was debuting the tunes from my forthcoming Dean Ween Group album. I came to the studio with our drummer Ray Kubian (who is a great singer as well) and I had a concept. One sample of handclaps and 8 tracks of grunting in the rhythm of the song and scat singing. I laid down a bass track for an anchor or a guide, sped the song up to 150 beats per minute when the original was about 115. One acoustic guitar, and Ray taking the lead vocal.

It went perfectly–we used every track that we recorded. I then called Chris Shaw, who produced Ween‘s White Pepper album and mixed Moistboyz IV. He is the best producer and engineer I know and he dropped his Saturday Thanksgiving travel plans to mix it for me.

I feel so passionately about this track and I have set my personal goal at one million views. Please check it out and donate some cash to the Sweet Stuff Foundation via https://www.thesweetstufffoundation.org/. All donations made through our site are dedicated to aid the victims of the November 13th terrorist attack in Paris & the family of fallen Eagles of Death Metal brother, Nick Alexander. Donate Today.

I’m challenging all musicians to do the same.

–Dean Ween“

My Morning Jacket also recently covered the song live.