Styx, Tesla, Loverboy, Etc. Set For 2023 RokIsland Fest

The lineup has been revealed for next year’s RokIsland Fest. The event will take place in Key West, FL on January 17-21 and it will feature the following: Styx, Tesla, Loverboy, 38 Special, Queensrÿche, Extreme, Stephen Pearcy, Stryper, Steven Adler, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, Honeymoon Suite, Helix, Black ‘N Blue, Autograph, Wig Wam, Jetboy, and Pretty Boy Floyd. Eddie Trunk will serve as the host.

Tom Keifer, Queensrÿche, Night Ranger, Etc. Set For 2022 Monsters On The Mountain Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Monsters On The Mountain festival. The event will take place at The Gatlinburg Convention Center in Gatlinburg, TN on August 19-21 and it will feature the following:

August 19: Tom Keifer, Extreme, Yngwie Malmsteen, Quiet Riot, Richie Kotzen, Kip Winger, Autograph, Lillian Axe, Bad Marriage, Tango Down, and Nerd Halen.

August 20: Queensrÿche, Stryper, Stephen Pearcy, Dangerous Toys, Eclipse, John Corabi, Enuff Z’Nuff, Cold Sweat, Bad Marriage, and Pyromania.

August 21: Night Ranger, Kix, Firehouse, Nelson, Vixen, Brother Cane, Pat Travers, Crazy Lixx, Soto/Bieler, Michael Sweet, The Hot Summers, Wild America, and Shot Of Poison.

Korn, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2022 Rocklahoma Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Rocklahoma festival. The event will take place at the Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma on September 2-4 and it will feature the following: Korn, Shinedown, Five Finger Death Punch, Evanescence, Megadeth, Seether, Three Days Grace, Cypress Hill, Jelly Roll, In This Moment, Skillet, Underoath, Ice Nine Kills, Motionless In White, Black Veil Brides, The HU, Nothing More, Bad Wolves, Bad Omens, Palaye Royale, Dorothy, Suicidal Tendencies, Lit, Sleep Token, Fire From The Gods, Quiet Riot, Caned By Nod, Doro, Dana Dentata, Dropout Kings, John Harvie, Fan Halen, Count’s 77, Enuff Z’Nuff, One Night Stand, Widow 7, Firststryke, Pulse, The Normandys, Wildstreet, Like Before, Even In Death, Sin Of Saints, American Maid, Dead Fervor, Hiller Hearts, McQueen Street, The Midnight Devils, Paralandra, and Eternal Frequency.

Halestorm, The Pretty Reckless, Anthrax, Etc. Set For 2022 Summerfest

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Summerfest. The event will take place at the American Family Insurance Amphitheater in Milwaukee, WI across the following weekends, June 23-25, June 30-July 2, and July 7-9. Here’s a list of rock/metal acts that are set to perform: The Black Crowes, John Fogerty, Steve Miller Band, Halestorm, Third Eye Blind, The Pretty Reckless, The Cult, Taking Back Sunday, Ann Wilson (Heart), Anthrax, Blue Öyster Cult, Skid Row, Skillet, Stryper, Slaughter, Warrant, Sister Hazel, Pop Evil, Foghat, Lit, Stephen Pearcy (RATT), Lita Ford, Great White, Ayron Jones, Quiet Riot, The Warning, Municipal Waste, and SOiL.

Original KISS Members Ace Frehley And Peter Criss To Perform Together At 2022 Creatures Fest

Original KISS members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss will be playing some songs together during the upcoming Creatures Fest. That event will take place at the Sonesta Nashville Airport Hotel in Nashville, TN on May 27-29 and it will also feature: Bruce Kulick (ex-KISS), Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS), Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, Vixen, Trixter, Pretty Boy Floyd, Kuarantine, John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe), and Kore Rozzik. Creatures Fest promoter Neil Davis said the following about Frehley and Criss’ performance:

“They both spoke, said they were excited about being at Creatures Fest; they were excited about seeing you, the fans. And they talked, and they just thought that what would be great for the fans, for all of us, is if they got together and played some songs during Ace’s set.”

Skid Row & Warrant Announce “Live To Rock” Tour

Skid Row and Warrant will be hitting the road on the “Live To Rock” tour this year. Winger, Quiet Riot, and Lita Ford will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

04/30 Ashland, KY – Paramount Arts Center (with Winger)
05/07 Dodge City, KS – United Wireless Arena (with Winger and Quiet Riot)
05/20 Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Amphitheater (with Quiet Riot)
05/26 Morton, MN – Jackpot Junction Casino (with Quiet Riot)
06/02 Huber Heights, OH – Rose Music Center (with Winger)
06/03 Cincinnati, OH – Hard Rock (with Winger)
06/04 Gary, IN – Hard Rock (with Lita Ford)
06/18 Lampe, MO – Black Oak Mountain Amphitheatre (with Quiet Riot)
06/25 Aurora, IL – RiverEdge Park (with Quiet Riot)
07/24 Temecula, CA – Pechanga Theater
07/25 Paso Robles, CA – California Mid-State Fair (with Quiet Riot and Kip Winger)
07/28 Windsor, ON – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor (with Winger)
09/15 Lynn, MA – Lynn Auditorium (with Winger)

[via Blabbermouth]

Twisted Sister, Quiet Riot, Etc. Members Cover Mountain’s “Theme From An Imaginary Western”

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Eddie Ojeda (Twisted Sister), Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater), and Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot) have shared their cover of Mountain’s “Theme From An Imaginary Western.” This track is from the new Leslie West tribute album, “Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West,” which will be released on March 25. Snider commented:

“Leslie was a hero, friend, amazing guy and a guitar god. I always wanted to sing this song. It’s my favorite Leslie West guitar solo. It resonates with me and speaks to me on so many levels. I’m honored to have gotten a chance to do it on this record.”

Vixen, Quiet Riot, Ex-KISS, Etc. Members Set For Creatures Fest In Nashville, TN

Ace Frehley (ex-KISS), Vinnie Vincent (ex-KISS), Vixen, Quiet Riot, Enuff Z’Nuff, John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe), Return Of The Comet, and Pretty Boy Floyd are set for next year’s Creatures Fest. That event will be held on May 27-29 in Nashville, TN. Further details will be revealed next month.

[via Blabbermouth]

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Late Van Halen, Rush, Power Trip, Etc. Members Featured In NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” Segment

Eddie Van Halen (Van Halen), Neil Peart (Rush), Riley Gale (Power Trip), Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot), Peter Green (ex-Fleetwood Mac), Brian Howe (ex-Bad Company), and Jack Sherman (ex-Red Hot Chili Peppers) were among the musicians featured in NBC News’ 2020 “In Memoriam” segment. You can watch that video HERE.