Deep Purple, Yes, Etc. Members Guest On New DMX Song “X Moves”

Ian Paice (Deep Purple), Steve Howe (Yes, Asia), and Bootsy Collins (Parliament-Funkadelic) are all featured on a new DMX song titled “X Moves.” Jürgen Engler (Die Krupps) produced and mixed the track alongside Cleopatra Records founder Brian Perera. Sadly, this news comes as DMX is currently on life support following a heart attack. Perera said the following:

“Obviously, we are all holding our breath and praying that DMX pulls through and makes a full recovery. As ‘X Moves’ shows, he is still one of the most innovative and original hip-hop artists around. Our hearts go out to all of DMX’s family, friends and supporters.”

Rage Against The Machine Postpone Reunion Tour To 2022

Rage Against The Machine have postponed their tour with Run The Jewels once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022.

Rage Against The Machine commented:

“The Rage Against The Machine tour will now start in the spring of 2022. Your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase for 30 days if you are unable to make it to the new date. We will see you next year.”

2022 Tour Dates:

03/31 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
04/02 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
04/04 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/06 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/26 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04/28 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04/30 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
05/02 Portland, OR – Moda Center
05/05 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
05/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
05/09 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
05/11 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
05/13 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
05/15 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/16 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/18 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
05/20 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/22 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/23 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
06/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Watch Faith No More, Mastodon, Cypress Hill, 311, Etc. Members Cover Public Enemy’s “She Watch Channel Zero?!”

The Kings Of Quarantine, the project featuring Slaves On Dope‘s Jason Rockman and Kevin Jardine and Mastodon‘s Bill Kelliher, have released a cover of Public Enemy‘s “She Watch Channel Zero?!.“ The track, which features Billy Gould (Faith No More), Mike Bordin (Faith No More), Mix Master Mike (Beastie Boys), Doug “SA” Martinez (311), Mc Serch (3rd Bass), Derrick Green (Sepultura), Sen Dog (Cypress Hill), Toby Morse (H2O), and Ron English (Popaganda), can be purchased on Bandcamp with proceeds set to go towards Roadie Relief.

Metallica’s James Hetfield To Appear At Little Kids Rock Virtual Benefit Event

Metallica’s James Hetfield is among the artists set to appear at a virtual benefit event for Little Kids Rock. The event will take place on April 14 and it will also feature: Yo-Yo Ma, Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana, Warren Haynes, Jade Bird, Jon Secada, T-Boz (TLC), Brian Hardgroove, Kix Brooks (Brooks And Dunn), Todd Rundgren, Alice Merton, Suzi, DJ Skee, Craig Robinson, Jeff Mauro, Jack Black, and more. Free tickets are available HERE.

Rob Zombie & Danzig Added To 2021 Rock Fest

Rob Zombie and Danzig have been added to the 2021 Rock Fest. The event is scheduled to take place in Cadott, WI on July 15-17 and the updated lineup can be found below:

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

July 15: Rob Zombie, 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, Contingency, and Ignescent.

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, Fool Fighters, Dressed To Kill, Strange Daze, and Caster Volor.

July 17: Korn, Danzig, 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.

Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Etc. Set For 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2021 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on September 2-5 and it will feature: Foo Fighters, Deftones, Primus, Incubus, Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, and more.

Skillet’s John Cooper Says His Comments Regarding Cardi B’s Grammy Performance And Hitler Were “Misrepresented”

As previously reported, Skillet’s John Cooper recently made headlines after seemingly comparing The Grammys to Hitler, while ranting about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” on the award show. Now, the frontman has shared a new video to clarify his comments, which he says were “misrepresented.”

Cooper said the following:

“Yesterday in my podcast, I reacted to Cardi B’s performance at the Grammys. And it has come to my attention that some of my words were misrepresented and taken out of context from their intent. So, please allow me to say this: I did not compare Cardi B to Hitler, and I did not compare her performance to Hitler or any other dictator, and I certainly didn’t compare the Grammys or the music industry or any other artist, for any reason, to any dictator.

Secondly, I wanna say this: I did not conflate the consequences or the gravity of Cardi B’s performance at the Grammys. I in no way would ever conflate that to the horrors of the genocide that we saw in 1940 or any of the other violence and murders and all the death and destruction of any dictator that we’ve had in history. I honestly don’t understand how it could be taken that way, but just to be clear and clear of any confusion, I was stating that we are living in a time when it comes to morality where we are redefining what is good and what is evil”

“Sometimes we have a hard time imagining that someone would do something bad and redefine it and call it good. That’s why I was pointing out that there have been many, many examples of dictators or horrific events over the last 100 years where people did really, really bad stuff, but they believed or claimed that they were doing it for good reasons, for moral reasons, for liberating reasons. And as an example of that, I was saying if you were to go back and read some of Hitler’s speeches, you would find that he claims to believe that he was liberating people and doing something virtuous. This in no way compared Cardi B to Hitler or any dictatorship of any kind, and it certainly wasn’t conflating all of the evil things that have happened to the consequences of Cardi B’s performance, or any other performance for that matter. I was speaking philosophically in order to make a point and then using an unequivocal example from the past where someone has traded evil but called it good.

So I’d like to end this little five-minute talk with the same ending that I used on yesterday’s podcast. This Grammy performance is a very small miscrocosm — it may seem trite; it may seem a little bit petty — it’s just a microcosm to show something that is a lot bigger. I’m actually not trying to blow this up into a crisis. I’m actually saying we are in a crisis — but not because of the Grammys and not because of Cardi B and not because of a music performance or any other musician or artist or band. That’s not why we are in a crisis. And what is the crisis? The crisis is this: we are redefining what is moral and what is immoral, what is virtuous and what is not virtuous, and it is going to have devastating consequences for America.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Skillet’s John Cooper Compares The Grammys To Hitler After Complaining About Cardi B’s “WAP” Performance

UPDATE: John Cooper has since clarified his comments, saying that they were “misrepresented.”

Original Story:

Skillet’s John Cooper has gone off on another rant, this time complaining about Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion’s performance of “WAP” during the 2021 Grammy Awards. At one point, the frontman even tried to compare The Grammys to Hitler because of the performance.

Cooper said the following on his “Cooper Stuff” podcast:

“We’re living in a world right now where there are certain Dr. Seuss books that you cannot sell on eBay. They are just too much for anybody to even be allowed to buy; they’re being yanked down from all the bookstores and stuff like that. It’s just too much; it’s too evil. So you can’t go on eBay and buy it — too evil. But you can, and must, applaud the sexual degradation of Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion simulating sex together on the Grammys. This is the perfect example. You must celebrate it. In fact, if you don’t celebrate it, then you’re actually a bad person, and you kind of, like, don’t love people. You’re actually not nice. This is the perfect example, you guys.”

He continued by reading chapter 5 verse 20 of the book of Isaiah, which says “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil,” before adding:

“‘I don’t think that would ever really happen.’ Really? It’s happening right now. It’s been happening in America for the last few years like crazy — especially the last five years, especially during the last year.

Why would anybody ever call evil good and good evil? It’s simple: because they just redefine the terms. The question is, who is going to define what is good, and who is gonna define what is evil?

Every dictator in history says that what they were doing was good. That’s what they believe. If you go back and you read some of Hitler’s speeches, he’s, like, ‘I’m gonna set people free — free from the bondage of the Ten Commandments.’ In his mind, he’s a liberator. It’s always like that, you guys. All you do is you just redefine evil and you redefine good. That’s what’s happening right now on the Grammys.

Now, I know there are people going — some of my ‘woke’ friends — ‘John, you’re making a big deal about nothing. It’s always been oversexualized.’ And yes, okay, of course, Grammys have always been oversexualized. Music has always been oversexualized. Hollywood has always been oversexualized. Two differences, and they matter. Number one: this is just a step beyond what we’ve seen. That’s all. I mean, you’re right — it has always been that way. Fine. This is pretty overt, all right? This is pretty over-the-top stuff.

But the biggest difference that is not the same is that 20 years ago, when Madonna did it — in fact, Madonna was really pushed into stardom from a performance like this. I can’t remember if it was Grammys or was it MTV Awards. I don’t really remember, but I watched a documentary on it a few years ago on Netflix; I can’t remember what it was. She did this performance where she was simulating self-sex and rolling all around on the stage. The difference was this: nobody said that she was virtuous for doing it. That’s a major difference, you guys. She was doing it because it was a climate of hedonism — it was a climate of sex, drugs [and] rock and roll. That’s the motto of my generation and the generation before me — sex, drugs, rock and roll. It’s a rebellion. It was a revolt against Christian values, traditional values, even just Western values in general. The family values — it was a revolt against traditional sexuality. But it wasn’t because they were virtuous. Nobody looked at Madonna and was, like, ‘She’s such a virtuous person. I really want my daughter to live this way.’ Nobody did that. That’s the difference. Madonna was doing it and getting famous because she was courageous and brave to do something that was like shock rock. Now it’s not just shock rock. Now it’s, like, yeah, we’re redefining what virtuous is. So we’re taking paganism, and we’re not just saying, ‘Yeah, I’m gonna get famous ’cause I’m willing to be into paganism and hedonism and idolatry and sexual degradation,’ and this and that and the other. No — we’re saying, ‘I’m doing all those things because I know what virtue is. I know what morality is. I define morality.’ That is what it means to call evil good, and good evil.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Date And Venue Announced For 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony

It has been confirmed that the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony will be held at the Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland, OH on October 30. As previously reported, this year’s nominees include: Iron Maiden, Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The New York Dolls, Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, The Go-Go’s, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner, and Dionne Warwick. The official inductees will be announced in May and you can currently participate in a fan vote HERE.

Watch Slipknot’s Corey Taylor Rap In Moonshine Bandits’ “Live The Madness” Video

Moonshine Bandits have premiered a new video for “Live The Madness.“ The track, which features Corey Taylor (Slipknot, Stone Sour), appears on the band’s latest album “Fire.”

Moonshine Bandits told Loudwire the following about the collaboration, which came about after Taylor’s wife Alicia and her dance group Cherry Bombs previously worked with the band on another video:

“We emailed the song over to Alicia and we told her that CT would be the perfect feature to have on this song. She showed it to Corey, and he loved it. Corey asked us, ‘What version of Corey do you want on the song (i.e. Stone Sour, acoustic Corey, metal Corey, rap Corey)?’ We responded that we wanted all the versions of Corey mixed into one. He crushed it!”

They also added:

“The concept behind ‘Live The Madness‘ is to live your life full throttle. Always be willing to take that risk and challenge yourself. Celebrate life to its fullest extent. We wanted this song to have an energy that encourages people that it’s ok to go out and raise a little hell.”