Mastodon To Perform At Virtual Adult Swim Festival

Mastodon will be performing as part of the virtual Adult Swim Festival. The event will stream on November 13-14 and it will also include a performance from Robyn. Run The Jewels, “Rick And Morty,” “The Eric Andre Show,” and more will also be involved as well.

Watch Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha And Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme Join Run The Jewels For “Holy Calamavote” Set

Run The Jewels recently performed their latest album “RTJ4” in full during a special concert for Adult Swim. The set aired last night (October 17) and it featured several guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and more. You can watch the full show below. Eric Andre hosted the event, which was organized as part of Run The Jewels and Ben & Jerrys‘ “Holy Calamavote” initiative.

Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe) Premieres “Caviar On A Paper Plate” Music Video

Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has premiered a new video for his new song “Caviar On A Paper Plate.” This track features Mickey Avalon and it appears on the drummer’s new solo album “Andro.” That effort was officially released today (October 16).

Watch Footage Of Nonpoint Performing Their Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, & Method Man Medley “Tribute”

Nonpoint have shared a new live video for their Slick Rick, Busta Rhymes, and Method Man medley “Tribute.” The footage was captured during the band’s recent “Statement” 20th anniversary livestream concert.

Disturbed, Limp Bizkit, Korn, Etc. Set For 2021 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rock Fest. The event will take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17. There will also be a pre-show on July 14. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 14 (pre-show): Queensrÿche, Slaughter, Royal Bliss, Joyous Wolf, Stitched Up Heart, The Black Moods, Modern Mimes, and Unkle Daddy.

July 15: Disturbed, Staind, Theory Of A Deadman, Steel Panther, Saint Asonia, Memphis May Fire, Fozzy, Blacktop Mojo, Carnifex, Fire From The Gods, Falling Through April, Scattered Hamlet, Anything But Human, Digital Homicide, Any Given Sin, GFM, Jett Threatt, Nivrana, Drama Queen, and Contingency.

July 16: Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Anthrax, Badflower, Of Mice & Men, Bad Wolves, All That Remains, Like A Storm, Crobot, Bones UK, Silvertung, Wildstreet, Distal Descent, City Of The Weak, Throw The Fight, Siin, Hammer Down Hard, Fresh Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Chevelle, Motionless In White, Avatar, We Came As Romans, Gemini Syndrome, Through Fire, Hyro The Hero, Rachel Lorin, Störmbreaker, Nuisance, Stellar Circuits, Your Screaming Silence, Evandale, Strate Jak It, Mad Alice, Cowboys From Hell, Probable Cause, and FMDown.

Limp Bizkit, Five Finger Death Punch, Rise Against, Etc. Set For 2021 Rebel Rock Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Rebel Rock Fest. The event will take place at the Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, FL on September 24-26 and the daily lineups can be found below:

September 24: Limp Bizkit, Parkway Drive, Skillet, Motionless In White, Pop Evil, Hatebreed, Finger Eleven, Knocked Loose, Fit For A King, DED, Light The Torch, Saul, September Mourning, Dirty Machine, and Fighting Giants.

September 25: Five Finger Death Punch, Legends Of Wu-Tang, I Prevail, Killswitch Engage, Body Count, DevilDriver, Attila, Escape The Fate, Nonpoint, Cold, Fame On Fire, Falling Through April, and Farewell To Fear.

September 26: Rise Against, The Used, Sevendust, Anti-Flag, All That Remains, Suicide Silence, Brett Scallions (Fuel), Carnifex, Spite, Stitched Up Heart, Islander, Dropout Kings, Rising Up Angry, and Below 7.

Alex Skolnick (Testament) Releases Second Rap Track “Wear A Fucking Mask (WAFM)”

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has released a new solo rap track titled “Wear A Fucking Mask (WAFM).” You can check that out below:

Skolnick commented:

“‘Trump Sucks,’ came out the other week and truly came out of nowhere. Some wrote in calling it “Brilliant,” “Best rap song of 2020” and “An anthem for our times,” while others labelled it “cringeworthy,” “pathetic” and “leftist BS.” (Hey, any reaction is better than no reaction, as they say 🤷).

A few even admitted enjoying the song and/or being entertained by the video despite not agreeing. This sequel had more energy put into it so I hope everyone who appreciated the first one feels similarly about WAFM. The loss of my all-time favorite guitarist, Eddie Van Halen delayed things by about a week, as I and the world mourned.

Coincidentally, this project includes some of the the most directly VH influenced parts I’ve ever done; so much so that I’d taken out my exact replica of his guitar after quite some time (built by a pal of mine, Frankie Fulleda, who builds these just for fun). EVH influence on a rap/hip-hop track? Sure. Eddie‘s palm scratching technique on the VH track ‘Atomic Punk,’ is a perfect stand-in for a turntable sound (and easier than coordinating with an actual DJ).

The chorus is inspired by a VH groove so funky, it could have worked for rap/hip-hop ( “Mean Street”). So in light of this, it’s ironic and a bit eerie that EVH’s influence was felt so strongly just prior to the news.

Staying in my lane is something I’ve never been good at. I realize that a jazz/rock guitarist best known for thrash-metal venturing into old school hip-hop and comedic social commentary might not make much sense. But my question to you is: Does anything make much sense these days?

AS (Skoly D)

PS To anyone who thought the first track represents the pinnacle of my rap technique, three words: HOLD MY BEER 😉🎤”

Rage Against The Machine Frontman Zack de la Rocha’s Remix Of OutKast’s “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad)” To Be Featured On 20th Anniversary Edition Of “Stankonia“

OutKast have announced that they will be releasing a 20th anniversary edition of “Stankonia“ on October 30. This version of the effort will feature six bonus tracks including Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha‘s remix of “B.O.B. (Bombs Over Baghdad).” The track has been online for years, but this is the first time that it will receive an official release.

Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha And Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme To Join Run The Jewels For “RTJ4” Performance

Run The Jewels will be performing their latest album “RTJ4” in full during a special concert for Adult Swim. The set will broadcast on October 17 and it will feature several guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zach de la Rocha, Queens Of The Stone Age‘s Josh Homme, and Mavis Staples. Comedian Eric Andre will also be on hand to host the event. After the TV debut, the performance will be shared on the Adult Swim YouTube channel. The event is part of Run The Jewels and Ben & Jerrys‘ “Holy Calamavote” initiative.

Testament’s Alex Skolnick Blasts Donald Trump With New Rap Song “Trump Sucks”

Testament guitarist Alex Skolnick has blasted Donald Trump and his administration with a new rap song called “Trump Sucks.” He said the following about that:

“This song just poured out of me yesterday. It was completed in a matter of hours. To all the # Trump2020 and # Maga folks who’ve been flooding my timelines ever since my post the other day about the election, I’d like to say thank you, sincerely. You’ve inspired me to do something a bit different (for me, anyway): Rapping Enjoy! 😘 PS No time for debates here. If you hate it, please ignore, wait for another post you like better or unfollow. Cheers 🍻 And oh yeah.. #trumpsucks”

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Thank you @nerdsvote for the cool t-shirt! If you hate thoughts on politics, please read no further (it’s on you if you choose otherwise) _** There’s a Presidential election coming up, not sure if you’ve heard? (I’m kidding. That shouldn’t have to be spelled out, but here we are). I’ve been relatively quiet considering the fires that are going on (literally & figuratively), doing 90%+ music-related, non-political posts. Yet that’s still too much for some, so a warning: A few more such posts may be coming between now & the election. A common complaint by characters such as the ever-ranting Don Jr: “These entertainer types are trying to tell us how to think!!” (Hey @donaldjtrumpjr: Stop being a f-cking snowflake).No one is telling you how to think. It’s more like this “Here’s how I feel based on real world thoughts & experiences, not someone yelling on TV. If it’s not asking too much may you consider a different point of view?” Let’s stop the name calling & accusations that so many do. Honest question: Are you “conservative” and afraid of “radical” ideas? Well here’s the most radical concept there is: Refusing to commit to a peaceful transfer of power in the event of an election loss. That is RADICAL & HATEFUL OF AMERICA. Those who agree with me on this include more conservative/pro-2nd Amendment folks crossing party lines (at least on the top of the ticket, for POTUS) than ever before in history. Imagine if things were reversed? Suppose you had this many Democrat-leaning folks running for the hills from the current Dem POTUS, 99.9% of the Dem party in fear of saying anything our Prez might not agree with for fear of an angry tweet storm & riled up constituents?? If that were the case, I promise you I’d be proudly voting Republican this one time. Yet this IS what’s happening, only the other way around. Therefore I believe it’s more urgent than ever we vote out the one who expresses that view & not vote for anyone who supports him. Please don’t give me a “But…” “What about…” “It’s BOTH sides” No. No no no. Just no If you use an out of context quote to make a point, you have no point. Ok. Rant over😅 So: ARE YOU REGISTERED 2 #VOTE? @nerdsvote can help!

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