Judas Priest Among 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Inductees

Judas Priest are set to be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame this year. The ceremony will be held on November 5 at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, CA and the other inductees include: Pat Benatar, Duran Duran, Eminem, Eurythmics, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, Harry Belafonte, Elizabeth Cotten, Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis, Allen Grubman, Jimmy Iovine, and Sylvia Robinson.

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford told Billboard the following:

“The other day I was just noodling on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame site … and when you look at the list of talent in there, it’s absolutely extraordinary. It’s a very, very important institution for recognizing various people that have been in music since music began, right from the beginning of rock ‘n’ roll. To be part of that is, like, wow… And glory hallelujah, there’s another metal band in now. That’s the blessing we’ve all been waiting for.”

He also added the following about being inducted as part of the “Musical Excellence Award”:

“That’s totally unexpected. That’s just a very extra thrill to have that. They really look at you beyond the simple band that you are. They really dig deep as to this album and that album this song and that song. I think that really supports what we’ve always tried to do. I think it validates the real musical adventure that Judas Priest has been on since Rocka Rolla (in 1974).

We’re a band that has taken you through many, many different, many dimensions, of metal. We’ve always called ourselves a classic metal band, but we’re a hard band to pin down. One minute we can be your Turbo Lover and then we can be your Painkiller, and how amazing it is for a band to really search for those opportunities within the genre of heavy metal. So I think the acknowledgement of Musical Excellence is a really sweet addition.”

Halford also confirmed that several former members of the band will be included in the induction including K.K. Downing, Les Binks, and Dave Holland:

“They have every right to be a part of the event. I’m very pleased for everybody. There’s no bitterness. There’s no angst. There’s not that kind of stuff that’s lingering. If there is you have to push all that away. You have to push it to the side and just understand and accept and respect this wonderful opportunity and what it represents in terms of recognition and a celebration.”

Bring Me The Horizon, The All-American Rejects, Etc. Set For Emo Nite’s “New Orleans Vacation” Event

The initial lineup has been revealed for Emo Nite‘s “New Orleans Vacation.” The event will take place in New Orleans. LA on September 29 – October 2 and it will feature the following: Bring Me The Horizon, The All American Rejects, 100 Gecs, 3OH!3, State Champs, Fefe Dobson, and Pinkshift.

Underoath, Mammoth WVH, Candlebox, Etc. Pay Musical Tributes To The Late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters)

Various artists have been honoring the late Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) with special performances during their recent live shows. You can find some of those tributes below:

Underoath covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in St. Petersburg, FL:

Mammoth WVH covering Foo Fighters “My Hero” for Hawkins in Boston, MA:

Candlebox covering Foo Fighters’ “Learn To Fly” for Hawkins in Dallas, TX:

Daughtry and Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge, Creed) covering Foo Fighters’ “My Hero” for Hawkins in New Orleans, LA:

Slash Featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators dedicating “Starlight” to Hawkins in Orlando, FL:

Elton John dedicating “Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me” to Hawkins in Des Moines, IA:

Liam Gallagher dedicating Oasis’ “Live Forever” to Hawkins in London, UK:

Aaron Lewis (Staind) dedicating “Kill Me Like You Love Me” to Hawkins in Laughlin, NV:

Miley Cyrus dedicating “Angels Like You” to Hawkins at Lollapalooza Brazil:

Joan Jett And The Blackhearts dedicating “Fragile” to Hawkins in Brookhaven, GA:

Watch Jesus Piece’s Luis Aponte Play Drums For Charli XCX On “Saturday Night Live”

Jesus Piece’s Luis Aponte recently played drums for Charli XCX during her March 5 performance on “Saturday Night Live.” You can see footage of Aponte performing “Baby” and “Beg For You” with the pop star below:

Iron Maiden, Slipknot, Foo Fighters, Etc. Concerts Included In Live Nation’s “Lawn Pass” Promotion

Live Nation have revealed the artists that will be taking part in their “Lawn Pass” promotion. The campaign will give fans access to multiple concerts at select venues for $199 plus fees. More details can be found HERE.

Here’s the participating artists:

  • 5 Seconds of Summer
  • AJR
  • The Avett Brothers
  • Brandi Carlile
  • Big Time Rush
  • The Backstreet Boys
  • The Black Keys
  • CHEER Live
  • Chris Stapleton
  • Chicago
  • Coheed & Cambria
  • Dave Matthews Band
  • Deftones
  • Dispatch and O.A.R.
  • The Doobie Brothers
  • Foo Fighters
  • Goo Goo Dolls
  • Halsey
  • Iron Maiden
  • Jack Johnson
  • Jack White
  • Jason Aldean
  • Jimmy Buffett
  • Josh Groban
  • Keith Urban
  • Kenny Chesney
  • KISS
  • Knotfest Roadshow (Slipknot, Cypress Hill, In This Moment, etc.)
  • Lil Durk
  • Luke Bryan
  • Miranda Lambert & Little Big Town
  • The Lumineers
  • Nick Cannon Presents: MTV Wild N Out Live
  • Nine Inch Nails
  • OneRepublic
  • Phish
  • Rebelution
  • REO Speedwagon and Styx with Loverboy,
  • Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
  • Rod Stewart
  • Santana + Earth, Wind & Fire
  • Sammy Hagar
  • Snoop Dogg & Ice Cube
  • Steely Dan
  • Tears for Fears
  • Third Eye Blind
  • Tim McGraw
  • Zac Brown Band

Here’s the participating venues:

  • Ak-Chin Pavilion (Phoenix AZ)
  • Blossom Music Center (Cuyahoga Falls, OH)
  • Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek (Raleigh, NC)
  • Concord Pavilion (Concord, CA)
  • Darien Lake Amphitheater (Darien Center, NY)
  • Dos Equis Pavilion (Dallas, TX)
  • Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – Tinley Park (Tinley Park, IL)
  • Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre – St. Louis (St. Louis, MO)
  • Isleta Amphitheater (Albuquerque, NM)
  • iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre (West Palm Beach, FL)
  • Jiffy Lube Live (Bristow, VA)
  • Lakewood Amphitheatre (Atlanta, GA) – Formerly Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
  • MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre (Tampa, FL)
  • North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre (Chula Vista, CA)
  • PNC Bank Arts Center (Holmdel, NJ)
  • PNC Music Pavilion (Charlotte, NC)
  • Ruoff Music Center (Noblesville, IN)
  • RV Inn Style Resorts Amphitheater (Ridgefield, WA)
  • Saratoga Performing Arts Center (Saratoga Springs, NY)
  • Shoreline Amphitheatre (Mountain View, CA)
  • St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview (Syracuse, NY)
  • The Pavilion at Montage Mountain (Scranton, PA)
  • The Pavilion At Star Lake (Burgettstown, PA)
  • Toyota Amphitheatre (Wheatland, CA)
  • USANA Amphitheatre (West Valley City, UT)
  • Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater at Virginia Beach (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • Waterfront Music Pavilion (Camden, NJ) – Formerly BB&T Pavilion
  • White River Amphitheatre (Auburn, WA)
  • Xfinity Center (Mansfield, MA)
  • XFINITY Theatre (Hartford, CT)

Motörhead, Bring Me The Horizon, Asking Alexandria, Etc. Songs Featured On “WWE 2K22” Video Game Soundtrack

A number of rock/metal songs are featured on the soundtrack for the new video game “WWE 2K22” (out March 11). The soundtrack was curated by Machine Gun Kelly and it will include the following songs:

01. Machine Gun Kelly – “concert for aliens”
02. Machine Gun Kelly – “body bag” (feat. YUNGBLUD & Bert McCracken)
03. Wu Tang Clan – “Protect Ya Neck”
04. Motörhead – “Iron Fist”
05. Poppy – “Say Cheese” (Live NXT version)
06. Royal Blood – “Typhoons”
07. Bring Me The Horizon – “Happy Song”
08. The Weeknd – “Heartless”
09. Turnstile – “I Don’t Wanna Be Blind”
10. Asking Alexandria – “The Final Episode (Let’s Change the Channel)”
11. KennyHoopla – “Hollywood Sucks”

Green Day, My Chemical Romance, Halsey, Etc. Set For 2022 Firefly Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Firefly Music Festival. The event will take place at The Woodlands in Dover, DE and it will feature the following (in alphabetical order): 100 gecs, Alexander 23, All Time Low, Anna Of The North, AmyElle, Ashnikko, Avril Lavigne, Bakar, Bankrol Hayden, Benny The Butcher, Big Sean, Bleachers, Casmalia, Chai, Charli XCX, Chloe Moriondo, Cloonee, Cochise, Cold War Kids, Conan Gray, Cordae, Daisy The Great, Dayglow, Dorian Electra, Dua Lipa, Elderbrook, Emmy Meli, Ezra Furman, Flor, Ford., GAYLE, Girl Talk, Green Day, Gryffin, Gunna, Gus Dapperton, Halsey, Indigo De Souza, Jamie xx, John Summit, Jordana, Jungle, Little Simz, Loud Luxury, Lucii, Mallrat, Manchester Orchestra, Mannequin Pussy, Matt Maeson, Mod Sun, My Chemical Romance, Neil Frances, Phantoms, Porter Robinson, Princess Nokia, Rainbow Kitten Surprise, Renforshort, Sadie Jean, SAINt JHN, San Holo, SEB, Ship Wrek, Spill Tab, Sueco, The Backseat Lovers, The Brook & The Bluff, The Head And The Heart, The Kid LAROI, The Regrettes, Tsu Nami, VNSSA, Wax Motif, Weezer, Wenzday, Weston Estate, Whipped Cream, Willow, Wolf Alice, Yung Bae, Yungblud, and Zedd.

The Who, Yungblud, Don Broco, Etc. Set For Teenage Cancer Trust Concerts In London

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Teenage Cancer Trust concerts at Royal Albert Hall in London, UK. Here’s what each day will feature:

  • March 21: Don Broco
  • March 22: An Evening of Comedy hosted by Joel Dommett (feat. Tom Allen, Rob Beckett, Rosie Jones, Romesh Ranganathan, Suzi Ruffell, and Seann Walsh)
  • March 23: Yungblud
  • March 24: Madness
  • March 25: The Who (acoustic)
  • March 26: Liam Gallagher
  • March 27: Ed Sheeran

Cradle Of Filth Are Still Exploring Options For Possible Collaboration With Ed Sheeran

Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth has revealed that the band are still “looking at some options” for a possible collaboration with Ed Sheeran. This news comes after the frontman previously said that he was emailing the pop star about working together in August 2021.

Filth told Heavy Consequence the following:

“Ed’s expressed a desire to be part of a song, and we’re currently looking at some options, and that’s about as far as it’s got. He did invite me up to his house — he doesn’t live very far from me, probably 18 to 20 miles from where I live.

The thing that interests me, if we would undertake [the collaboration], the juxtaposition between what we do and what he does. I think it’s a bit of a challenge to undertake.”

He also added:

“I’ve really favored that of late. I’ve done a guest spot with Bring Me The Horizon, The 69 Eyes, and, more recently, Twiztid, as well. And, on each of those occasions, I’ve had people say to me … ‘That’s not going to work. That’s going to be really weird’ … and people saying that means I’ll just do the opposite.”

This news comes as Sheeran has been collaborating with Bring Me The Horizon.

Bring Me The Horizon & Ed Sheeran Release Studio Version Of Their “Bad Habits” Collaboration

Bring Me The Horizon and Ed Sheeran have officially released the studio version of their updated take on “Bad Habits.” You can check that out below. This news comes after they previously performed the track live at this year’s edition of “The BRIT Awards.”