Foo Fighters, Weezer, The Smashing Pumpkins, Stone Temple Pilots, Etc. Set For 2022 Beale Street Music Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Beale Street Music Festival. The event will take place at the Fairgrounds at Liberty Park in Memphis, TN on April 29 – May 1 and it will feature the following: Foo Fighters, Van Morrison, Weezer, Lil Wayne, The Smashing Pumpkins, Counting Crows, Three 6 Mafia, Sarah McLachlan, Death Cab For Cutie, Stone Temple Pilots, Moneybagg Yo, Modest Mouse, DaBaby, Chevelle, Lindsey Buckingham, Sarkodie, Spoon, Dirty Honey, Grace Potter, NLE Choppa, Goose, Grouplove, Rival Sons, Stonebwoy, Indigo Girls, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Waka Flocka Flame, Toad The Wet Sprocket, JJ Grey & Mofro, Patty Griffin, The Glorious Sons, Robert Randolf & The Family Band, Ayron Jones, Soccer Mommy, Black Pistol Fire, Cory Henry, Project Pat, Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio, Lil Wyte, Al Kapone, Sue Foley, Trigger Hippy, Cory Branan, Kenny Brown, Janiva Magness, and more.

Greta Van Fleet Announce 2022 Tour

Greta Van Fleet have booked a headlining tour for next year. Rival Sons and The Velveteers will open on the U.S. dates.

Tour Dates:

With Rival Sons & The Velveteers:

03/10 Kalamazoo, MI – Wings Event Center
03/12 Grand Rapids, MI – The DeltaPlex Arena
03/13 Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
03/16 Flint, MI – Dort Financial Center
03/17 Ypsilanti, MI – EMU Convocation Center
03/19 Huntington, WV – Mountain Health Arena
03/22 Madison, WI – Kohl Center
03/23 Green Bay, WI – Resch Center
03/25 Omaha, NE – CHI Health Center Omaha
03/26 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
03/29 Cincinnati, OH – Heritage Bank Center
03/30 Hershey, PA – GIANT Center
04/01 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena
04/02 Atlantic City, NJ – Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena

Greta Van Fleet:

05/03 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Qualistage
05/16 Mexico City, Mexico – Pepsi Center
06/05 Stockholm, Sweden – Grona Lund
06/11 Vienne, France – Theatre Antique de Vienne
06/14 Cologne, Germany – Tanzbrunnen
06/15 Frankfurt, Germany – Jarhunderthalle
06/23 Dublin, Ireland – Fairview
06/25 London, UK – Alexandra Palace
06/28 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo
06/29 Manchester, UK – O2 Apollo

Scott Holiday Says Rival Sons’ New Album Is “Almost In The Can”

During a recent interview with Radioactive Mike Z of 96.7 KCAL-FM, Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday offered an update on the band’s new album. According to him, the effort is “almost in the can.”

Holiday said the following:

“We have a record almost in the can right now. We’re pretty much done. It’s just really difficult. Our dear friend Dave Cobb, our longtime producer, is a busy man, and he’s only gotten busier and harder to nail down. So with everything, between all the protocol and COVID stuff and finding time with him, and now he’s out on tour with Chris Stapleton where he plays acoustic guitar part time, we’re just looking for our window to jump back in and wrap it up. And I’m hoping we can do that in January. One more session we’re gonna have and we’re gonna put a bow on it and get that out to everybody. I think we have a really great record kind of just about there.”

He went on to say that the recording process has been similar to their past work:

“The only difference was that me and Jay [Buchanan, vocals] spent more time writing back and forth, ’cause we were trapped at home with this pandemic. But when it came to recording, we really didn’t spend much more time than that still. We didn’t share too much with the [other] guys, so that meant when we went in to record, it kept things really off the cuff. So don’t worry, everyone, you’re still getting a normal, true-to-heart RIVAL SONS record.”

He also added the following about the musical direction of the new material:

“You can see the big wheel turning from record to record — they sound different; they sound really different. That’s why it’s so weird to come back to ‘Pressure And Time’ [for the ongoing 10th-annviersary tour] and go, ‘Woah! We’re in a really different headspace right now,’ where we’re making he new record. Or with ‘Feral Roots’ compared to ‘Pressure And Time’. Yikes! That’s trippy. Like, how are we gonna get these to translate as well as these other songs? You can really tell where we are in our trajectory. So, like that, this record has moved along from ‘Feral Roots’. I can’t really say [it’s] more melodic. I think we’re always sharpening the sword, we’re always trying to become better songwriters and always trying to be more melodic. And not trying to necessarily reinvent the wheel but just do something that we know is different and new and maintaining a level of quality with our songwriting as we work. And I think this new record, it’s gotta feel like that. It feels like that right now.

We’ve kind of gone from ‘Pressure And Time’ being very concise, and the next record we made, with [2012’s] ‘Head Down’, being a much more broad record, stylistically and musically. And then we kind of bounced back and forth — concise and kind of opened it up. And there was a real middle ground with ‘Feral Roots’. It wasn’t so concise — there were some big songs on that record, longer songs, wider. I feel like this record is a broader record. It’s possibly our longest record and our biggest record. So I think this might be slightly more majestic. [Laughs] Remember I always said ‘Pressure And Time’ wasn’t ‘The Wall’. This might be ‘The Wall’. [Laughs]”

Holiday also revealed that “there is a little loose concept” on the new record. However, he didn’t want to give too much away about it just yet.

[via Blabbermouth]

Rival Sons Announce “Pressure And Time” 10th Anniversary Tour

Rival Sons will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of “Pressure And Time” by performing it in full on a fall North American tour. Dorothy, Reignwolf, and Myron Elkins will open on select dates.

Tour Dates:

09/29 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Culture Room (with Myron Elkins)
09/30 Orlando, FL – The Plaza Live (with Myron Elkins)
10/01 Panama City, FL – Sand Jam
10/03 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium (with Dorothy)
10/05 Kansas City, MO – The Truman (with Dorothy)
10/08 Houston, TX – House of Blues (with Dorothy)
10/09 Dallas, TX – House of Blues (with Dorothy)
10/12 New Orleans, LA – House of Blues (with Dorothy)
10/13 Atlanta, GA – Buckhead Theatre (with Dorothy)
10/14 Charlotte, NC – The Underground (with Dorothy)
10/16 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore (with Dorothy)
10/17 Cleveland, OH – House of Blues (with Dorothy)
10/18 New York, NY – Webster Hall (with Dorothy)
10/20 Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls Theatre (with Dorothy)
10/22 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club (with Dorothy)
10/23 Philadelphia, PA – The Fillmore (with Dorothy)
10/24 Boston, MA – House of Blues (with Dorothy)
10/26 Toronto, ON – HISTORY (with Dorothy)
10/28 Chicago, IL – Riviera Theater (with Dorothy)
10/29 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore (with Dorothy)
10/31 Denver, CO – Ogden Theatre (with Dorothy)
11/01 Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot (with Dorothy)
11/04 Boise, ID – Revolution Concert House (with Halestorm and Dorothy)
11/05 Spokane, WA – Knitting Factory (with Dorothy)
11/07 Vancouver, BC – The Orpheum (with Dorothy)
11/08 Seattle, WA – The Showbox (with Dorothy)
11/09 Portland, OR – Crystal Ballroom (with Dorothy)
11/11 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (with Reignwolf)
11/12 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern (with Reignwolf)
11/13 Anaheim, CA – House of Blues (with Reignwolf)

Halestorm Announce Headlining Dates

Halestorm have announced some headlining U.S. shows. The band will also be joined by The HU, Cory Marks, and more on select dates.

Tour Dates:

07/30 York, PA – York State Fair
08/14 Council Bluffs, IA – KIWR River Riot
08/31 Syracuse, NY – NY State Fair
09/01 Buffalo, NY – Art Park (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/03 Kansas City, MO – Azura Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/04 Camdenton, MO – Ozarks Amphitheater (feat. The HU & Cory Marks)
09/05 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
09/08 Asheville, NC – Thomas Wolfe Auditorium (feat. The HU)
09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Festival
09/11 Nashville, IN – Brown County Music Center (feat. Crobot)
09/12 Mansfield, OH – Inkcarceration
11/04 Boise, ID – Revolution Center (feat. Rival Sons & Dorothy)
11/17 Salt Lake City, UT – The Union (feat. Plush)
12/08 Joliet, IL – Rialto Square Theatre (feat. Lilith Czar)

Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Avenged Sevenfold, Nine Inch Nails, Etc. Set For 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2022 Hellfest Open Air Festival. That event will take place in Clisson, France on June 17-19 and June 23-26.

Here’s the artists set to perform:

June 17:

Mainstage 01:

Deftones
Dropkick Murphys
The Offspring
Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes
The Distillers
The Inspector Cluzo
The Wildhearts
Frog Leap

Mainstage 02:

Volbeat
Five Finger Death Punch
Opeth
Mastodon
Shinedown
Leprous
SOEN
Ego Kill Talent
Laura Cox

Warzone:

Suicidal Tendencies
Powerflo
Youth Of Today
Cro-Mags
Dog Eat Dog
Rudeboy (plays Urban Dance Squad)
Slapshot
Higher Power
In Other Climes

Valley:

Electric Wizard
Baroness
High On Fire
Witchcraft
Black Mountain
Elder
ASG
Greenleaf
Abrahma

Altar:

Obituary
Death To All
At The Gates
Grave
Gatecreeper
Cadaver
Enforced
Necrowretch
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

Temple:

Mayhem
Abbath
Rotting Christ
Primordial
The Great Old Ones
Seth
Mephorash
Numen
Tremplin Voice Of Hell

June 18:

Mainstage 01:

Faith No More
Megadeth
Rival Sons
Heaven Shall Burn
Knocked Loose
Crystal Lake
Fire From The Gods

Mainstage 02:

Deep Purple
Airbourne
Steel Panther
Alestorm
The Darkness
L7
The Dead Daises
Galactic Empire
Joyous Wolf

Warzone:

Social Distortion
Anti-Flag
Agnostic Front
Reverend Horton Heat
The Toy Dolls
Frustration
Guerilla Poubelle
Lion’s Law
Grade 2

Valley:

Envy
Mono And The Jo Quail Quartet
OM
Pelican
3TEETH
The Picturebooks
Me And That Man
Duel
Point Mort

Altar:

Sepultura
Sacred Reich
Flotsam And Jetsam
Exciter
Loudblast
Xentrix
Rectal Smegma
Brutal Sphincter
Karras

Temple:

Vreid (“1184” show)
Skald
Ensiferum
Taake
Kampfar
Einherjer
Helheim
Aktarum
Artus

June 19:

Mainstage 01:

Avenged Sevenfold
Korn
Maximum The Hormone
Code Orange
Jinjer
Lacuna Coil
Kontrust
Deadly Apples

Mainstage 02:

Judas Priest
Running Wild
Down
Michael Schenker
Doro
Battle Beast
Sortilege
Tempt

Warzone:

Walls Of Jericho
While She Sleeps
Deez Nuts
Counterparts
Jesus Piece
Moscow Death Brigade
Landmvrks
Glassbone

Valley:

Killing Joke
Perturbator
Life Of Agony
Red Fang
Twin Temple
Inter Arma
Lysistrata
Vile Creature
Ecstatic Vision

Altar:

Devin Townsend (by request set)
Coroner
Dying Fetus
Misery Index
Monuments
Ingested
Dyscarnate
Exocrine

Temple:

Watain
Alcest
Belzebubs
Borknagar
Gaahls Wyrd
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber
Numenorean
Penitence Onrique
Deliverance

June 23:

Mainstage 01:

Scorpions
Whitesnake
UFO
Thunder
Phil Campbell And The Bastard Sons

Mainstage 02:

Wardruna
Helloween
Danko Jones
Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown

Warzone:

Rise Against
Turnstile
Of Mice & Men
Dragged Under
Worst Doubt

Valley:

Hangman’s Chair
Lowrider
IV And The Strange Band
Los Disidentes Del Sucio Motel

Altar:

Therion
Septicflesh
Insomnium
Tribulation
Crown

Temple:

Heilung
Zeal & Ardor

June 24:

Mainstage 01:

Nine Inch Nails
Ministry
Skinny Puppy
Killing Joke
HEALTH
Youth Code

Mainstage 02:

Alice Cooper
Megadeth
Kreator
DragonForce
Blues Pills
Crisix
Disconnected

Warzone:

Bad Religion
Goldfinger
Millencolin
Opium du Peuple
Pogo Car Crash Control
Justin(e)
Dirty Fonzy
The Baboon Show
Sons Of Flaherty

Valley:

Atari Teenage Riot
New Model Army
Earth
Godflesh
AA. Williams
Human Impact
Stöner
Okkultokrati
As A New Revolt

Altar:

Decapitated
Deeds Of Flesh
Legions Of The Damned
Gama Bomb
Benighted
Dropdead
Teethgrinder
Yarotz

Temple:

Enslaved
Marduk
Moonspell
Ihsahn
Hjelvik
Dirty Shirt & The Transylvanian Folkcore Orchestra
Gaerea
Neige Morte

June 25:

Mainstage 01:

Guns N’ Roses
Airbourne
Myles Kennedy
Gary Clark Jr
Ayron Jones
Michael Monroe
Dirty Honey

Mainstage 02:

Nightwish
Epica
Blind Guardian
Eluveitie
Symphony X
Gloryhammer
Diamante
Existance

Warzone:

The Exploited
Discharge
Touché Amoré
The Rumjacks
Xibalba
Stereotypical Working Class
Martyrdöd
Hawser

Valley:

Converge: Bloodmoon
Kadavar
Villagers Of Ioannina City
Hällas
My Own Private Alaska
Molasses
Slift
Untitled With Drums

Altar:

Katatonia
My Dying Bride
Draconian
Fleshgod Apocalypse
Sorcerer
Betraying The Martyrs
Humanity’s Last Breath
Nero di Marte
Dropdead Chaos

Temple:

In Extremo
Moonsorrow
Myrkur
Folkesange
Igorrr
Arcturus
Conjurer
Fejd
Autarkh
Les Chants De Nihil

June 26:

Mainstage 01:

Metallica
Black Label Society
Avatar
Ugly Kid Joe
Alien Weaponry
Bokassa
Spiritbox

Mainstage 02:

Sabaton
Bring Me The Horizon
Tagada Jones
Ill Niño
Novelists

Warzone:

Hatebreed
Suicide Silence
Madball
Lionheart
Terror
Crowbar
Judiciary
Year Of The Knife
Clowns

Valley:

Monster Magnet
The Obsessed
Eyehategod
Thou
Ufommamut
Regarde Les Hommes Tomber vs. Hangman’s Chair
Year Of No Light
The Atomic Bitchwax
20 Seconds Falling Man

Altar:

Carcass
Napalm Death
Destruction
Vltimas
Blood Incantation
Demilich
Carnation
High Command

Temple:

Mercyful Fate
Triptykon
MGLA
Archgoat
Cult Of Fire
Midnight
Svart Crown
Nytt Land
Sordide

Hellfest organizers commented:

“Hellbangers,

What can we say except that we are proud (and excited) to finally unveil the long-awaited line up of our anniversary edition! Keeping such a line up as a secret for several weeks has been no easy task, especially in the last few days…

It’s been more than 16 months since our work rhythm was turned upside down by the arrival of this virus, since the live music industry was extinguished. Despite this, our confidence has never been affected and we have kept working with a positive mindset.

The frustration of two years without a festival has led us to dream even bigger about our reunion! In 2022, we are offering a new and unique format spread over 10 days! Never done before, this formula will, without a doubt, remain in the history of so-called “extreme” music! Twice as historic, because this formula is meant to exist only in 2022 and will not happen again in the years to come.

After a first weekend from 17 to 19th June 2022, we double the fun with an additional weekend from 23rd to 26th June! A real marathon that will see no less than 350 artists on 6 stages!

As usual, the festival does not deviate from its principles: you will see artists capable of performing in stadiums, with artists who are usually playing in smaller venues, and for some even in pub caves. Punk, Heavy, Black, Hardcore, Death, Stoner, Pagan, Power, we have done our best to put together what we believe to be the “edition of the century”.

No need to list the program in detail as you are not, and for the second year, headbanging at the festival right now. You can find out all this by yourself, at home or with your friends, enjoying our virtual edition “Hellfest From Home“! (More information over here : fromhome.hellfest.fr)

This exceptional edition is also an opportunity for us to thank the pass holders who have been waiting for more than 2 years. Your loyalty and trust have kept us going and we do not have enough words to thank you. It seemed fair to us that you should access the ticket sale 24 hours before the public sale in order for you to obtain your ticket for sure.

We are aware that some of you, for professional, family or simply financial reasons, will not be able to attend this XXL edition. By going through (and only through!) our partner TICKETSWAP (please stop Viagogo and others…), you will be able to resell your pass for the weekend you are the least interested in, and thus make one more happy fan!

For all the others who will have the chance to live these 10 days of anthology with us, we promise that you will remember our reunion! As a bonus, we might even make you a nice “FINISHER” t-shirt so that this moment will remain engraved forever in your memories. Once in a lifetime celebration!

Last but not least, we could not finish without thanking all those who have supported us during these last months. Volunteers, intermittents, sponsors, service providers, media partners, people from Clisson, we are all eager to see you again and to live with you this future adventure, which promises to be historic!

Stay Strong. Stay Safe.

Hellfest Crew

Tickets info :

– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 3-DAYS PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 1 from June 17 to 19, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS : SOLD OUT (go to http://www.ticketswap.fr for a second-hand ticket)
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 4-DAYS PASS (289€ +fees) : PRESALE FOR 2020 PASS HOLDERS* – July 6 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 7 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr
– Hellfest part 2 from June 23 to 26, 2022 /// 1-DAY PASS (89€-105€ + fees) : OFFICIAL TICKET SALE – July 8 at 1:00 PM only on http://www.hellfest.fr

* A special presale will be organised on July 6 at 1:00 PM for 3-days pass holders of the postponed edition, pass only purchased via the official sale in October 2019.
Any ticket that has been re-sold via the official Ticketswap resale, or for which a refund has been claimed (in 2020 or 2021) will not be affected by this presale.”

Jay Buchanan Says Rival Sons Are “Right In The Middle” Of Making Their New Album

During a recent interview with 93.3 WMMR, Jay Buchanan offered an update on the new Rival Sons album. According to him the band are “right in the middle of it.”

Buchanan said the following:

“We’re just taking our time with this record. I think that this year has taught us it’s okay to slow down — it’s okay to slow down and take your time.

I feel like pretty much with this record, it’s kind of like we’re right in the middle of it. It’s definitely a different type of record. We’re a different type of band now than we were when we released the ‘Feral Roots’ album back in 2019.

‘Feral Roots’ was a huge left turn compared to our previous efforts, just as the previous record, [2016’s] ‘Hollow Bones’, was a sharp left turn. And so with each one, it’s like going further out and denying what we had done before kind of gives us that freedom. If there is any hope of us carving our own path artistically, that’s really been the only way that we can do it.”

He continued when asked if he is happy with the new material:

“Yeah, on the good days. And then it’s just like making any other record. You look at it and you go, ‘That’s terrible. Burn it. Burn the whole studio down. Everyone lose my number.’ You’re gonna have days like that, because sometimes you’re working through true inspiration, and then when the true, real inspiration isn’t there, then you have to rely on perspiration, and sometimes you get the inspiration from that. But I think that we’re taking our time because we know that there’s a very special record being made right now. We’re taking our time to make sure that the collection gets the attention that it deserves, that it’s the statement that truly reflects where we are as a band.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rival Sons Announce “Pair Of Aces” Livestream Performances

Rival Sons have announced some livestream performances, which they are calling “Pair Of Aces.” The virtual shows will take place at the Catalina Casino on Santa Catalina Island on June 19 and June 26 at 2:00 p.m. PT / 5:00 p.m. ET. The June 19 set will find the band performing “Before The Fire” in full and the June 26 set will find them performing their self-titled EP in full. Tickets can be found HERE.

Rival Sons Launch New Label Sacred Tongue Recordings

Rival Sons have launched a new label, called Sacred Tongue Recordings, with distribution through Thirty Tigers. The band said the following about that:

“We’ve talked about creating our own record label from the very beginning. It’s about creating a good home for our back catalogue as the Rival Sons community continues to grow together worldwide. The band has always maintained a stance of independence and sole custody of our early works was the long game. Introducing SACRED TONGUE RECORDINGS, a RIVAL SONS record label. Our first offerings are: Our debut record, Before the Fire, the first pressing on vinyl in 11 years, available on Orange Splatter and limited to 1000 worldwide, and our Self Titled EP in Clear with Gold Splatter, also limited to 1000 worldwide. Help us celebrate Sacred Tongue’s beginnings by picking up these limited pressings at www.sacredtonguerecordings.com – In stores and at your door March 26th, 2021! Pre-order now.”

Rival Sons Stream Cover Of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World” From Live XFM Session

Rival Sons are streaming a cover of James Brown’s “It’s A Man’s Man’s Man’s World.” The track was recorded live during the band’s XFM session.