Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger: “You Don’t Ever, Ever, Ever Want To Go On After Sevendust”

During an appearance on Loudwire Nights, Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger took some time to praise Sevendust for their powerful live performances. The singer said the following:

“It was us, then Disturbed, then Sevendust. After the success of ‘Silver Side Up‘, there were a few dates where Sevendust opened for us. I don’t care how many records you’ve sold or how many awards you’ve won or what you’ve done around the world…. you don’t ever, ever, ever want to go on after Sevendust, because they will kick your ass and wipe you all over that stage. They are a force to be reckoned with and it is goosebump-worthy.”

Lajon Witherspoon Finishes Recording Vocals For New Sevendust Album

Lajon Witherspoon has finished tracking vocals for the new Sevendust album. He said the following about that:

“Well there ya have it Lead Vocals Done for New @sevendustofficial Done 🙏🏾🔥🎶🎶Thanks to all my Brothers everyone did & Amazing Job @elvisliberace @1f_jef @joshuasaldate waft a team & I Rocked my new good luck shirt for last few tracks @prideofgypsies @harleydavidson can’t WaIt for all to hear what a great Recording section I Love y’all thanks so much God Bless everyone 🙏🏾❤️🔥🔥🔥🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶🎶❤️❤️”

Sevendust Begin Recording New Album

Sevendust have officially started the recording process for their new album. You can find some photos from the sessions below:

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Etc. Added To 2022 Louder Than Life Festival

Suicide Silence, D.R.U.G.S., Joey Valence & Brae, and Silly Goose have been added to this year’s Louder Than Life festival. The event will take place at the Highland Festival Grounds at the Kentucky Expo Center in Louisville, KY on September 22-25 and it will now feature the following:

September 22: Nine Inch Nails, Evanescence, Bring Me The Horizon, Halestorm, Tenacious D, Yungblud, Highly Suspect, Ministry, Nothing More, Spiritbox, Apocalyptica, Ho99o9, New Years Day, Lilith Czar, Dorothy, Plush, Maggie Lindemann, Taipei Houston, Royal & The Serpent, Giovannie And The Hired Guns, The Dead Deads, Mothica, Superbloom, and Eva Under Fire.

September 23: Slipknot, Shinedown, Lamb Of God, Mastodon, In This Moment, Meshuggah, Clutch, GWAR, In Flames, Baroness, Helmet, Crown The Empire, Poorstacy, Amigo The Devil, DED, All Good Things, Vended, Mike’s Dead, Suicide Silence, Orbit Culture, The Luka State, Ego Kill Talent, Aeir, and Archetypes Collide.

September 24: KISS, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Chevelle, Ghostemane, Jerry Cantrell, Dance Gavin Dance, Body Count, Theory Of A Deadman, Sevendust, Pop Evil, We Came As Romans, Airbourne, Cherry Bombs, Ill Niño, Tetrarch, D.R.U.G.S., Redlight King, Wargasm, Trash Boat, The Alive, Solence, Dropout Kings, Bloodywood, and Silly Goose.

September 25: Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alice In Chains, Incubus, Papa Roach, Architects, The Pretty Reckless, Bad Religion, Action Bronson, Jelly Roll, The Struts, Dirty Honey, Anti-Flag, The Joy Formidable, Bayside, Oxymorrons, Carolesdaughter, The Warning, Crown Lands, Radkey, The Mysterines, The Native Howl, Shaman’s Harvest, Joey Valence & Brae, and As You Were.

Sevendust’s Lajon Witherspoon Says Morgan Rose’s Recent Comments Regarding The Band’s “End Date” Were “Taken Out Of Context”

During a new interview with 99 Rock WKSM, Sevendust singer Lajon Witherspoon discussed the recent comments drummer Morgan Rose made about the band’s possible “end date.” According to him, the things Rose said were “taken out of context.”

Witherspoon said the following:

“I guess one day we are [retiring], but it’s not anytime soon. I think that got taken out of context in an interview with Morgan.”

He also added the following about a Blabbermouth article regarding Rose’s comments:

“I got a phone call early in the morning about, ‘What’s going on?’ My kids are crying. They’re, like, ‘Daddy, you didn’t tell us.’ I’m, like, ‘What are you talking about?.’

I love Blabbermouth, but, yeah, that was kind of taken out of context. We’re still here. We’re kicking, man.”

This news comes shortly after guitarist John Connolly clarified Rose’s comments, saying that the group are just planning to “move into a different model.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust’s John Connolly Clarifies Morgan Rose’s Recent Comments Regarding The Band’s “End Date”

During a new interview with KNAC.com, Sevendust guitarist John Connolly clarified some recent comments that drummer Morgan Rose made about the band’s possible “end date.” According to Connolly, the group are just planning to “move into a different model.”

Connolly said the following:

“It’s funny. Any time that we talk about this stuff, people are, like, ‘Oh, that’s it. They’re quittin’. It’s the end.’ It’s really not that at all. I mean, we’re realists. We ask ourselves, are we gonna be jumping off trampolines and drum risers and stuff when we’re 80? Are we gonna wanna do 300 shows a year when we’re 80? Probably not. But I look a band like THE [ROLLING] STONES and I go, but you can still go out and do something whenever you wanna do it. So that’s sort of what we’ve… I think what we’re doing is we’re looking at making records — at some point in time making records and doing a big tour to support the record. I don’t think it’s gonna be something that we’re gonna wanna do like we’re doing it now.

I think we’ll always make music in some way, shape or form or another, even if it’s small doses, and I think we’ll always tour — in small doses. Pick and choose those moments, not grind it out. Do it enough to where it keeps you wantin’ to do it.

As you get older, the family time starts to weight down on the scale, as it should. And we’ve all got families and we’ve all got kids of different ages, going through different points — some are in elementary school; some are getting ready to go to college; some [are] drivin’, which is crazy. There’s more to life, and I think we’ve all appreciated the fact that we wanna nurture SEVENDUST to the point where we could perpetually do it forever. But you’re not gonna see us three times coming through New York City on a tour. If we come through once, okay.

But, yeah, you’ve gotta look at the age thing; you’ve gotta look at the motivation; you’ve gotta look at the family thing — you’ve gotta look at all of it and weigh it out. And instead of saying, ‘That’s it. We’re wrapping it up,’ we’re just saying, I think we’re gonna move into something different; we’re just gonna move into a different model.

It’s funny, ’cause it’s, like, okay, how many bands have said that they’re gonna retire from touring and then all of a sudden [they are back]? That’ll be us. We could come in and say, ‘There’s not a chance that we’re gonna play another show. We hate each other.’ Two years later, we’re gonna be out back out there going, ‘You know what, man? We really didn’t mean it. We probably shouldn’t have reacted so quickly. We’re down. We’re gonna do it again.’

MÖTLEY [CRÜE], they had contracts, and they’re out doing a stadium tour. I’m, like, they should. You know what I mean? If you wanna play, play. And that’s sort of what we’re gonna do. I think we’re just gonna move from the point of having to do it and having that be something that people have expectations on.

The thing about it is to make a full-length record these days, I know people are into it, but people just want music. They don’t really care whether they get 10 songs every two years or whether they get a song or two every month, two months, which I think would be a more interesting model to go down anyways, because you can just — as you create, you’ll know your moments. There’s always gonna be those two or three songs that are, like, ‘Oh, wow. I can’t wait to play this for the guys.’ And then you go, ‘Let’s go hop in the studio for two days. Let’s go sit with Elvis [producer Michael Baskette] for two days, punch two or three songs out, stick ’em in a can, and then do that two or three times. And then if you wanna release a record, release a record. If not, EPs are super popular right now… Those kind of moves are the moves that, I think, are gonna keep the business… I think it’s gonna keep fans engaged because you’re not giving them the playbook, going, ‘Okay, on this day here, here’s the EPK. Here’s the bio.’ We’ve done it the traditional way. Sometimes that whole, ‘Let’s just drop it. Let’s go record it and just drop it — drop the video, drop whatever.’ So that, I think, is more interesting to all of us as we get a little older. Just any way that we can kind of keep it fresh.

We’re in a really good headspace in the SEVENDUST world… So that’s why we’re not saying ‘never,’ but we are saying at some point it’s gonna get different. So you all don’t be thinking you’re gonna take a three-week vacation and follow SEVENDUST around on tour. You might take a week and follow us on tour, but I don’t know if three weeks is gonna be necessary anymore.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Sevendust Announce Fall Leg Of “Animosity” 21st Anniversary Tour With Nonpoint, Bastardane, & Burden Of The Sky

Sevendust have added another leg of dates to their “Animosity” 21st anniversary tour. Nonpoint, Bastardane, and Burden Of The Sky will open.

Tour Dates:

09/09 Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest
09/10 Cherokee, NC – The Event Center at Harrah’s
09/12 Elmira, NY – The L
09/13 Portland, ME – Aura
09/15 New York, NY – The Palladium
09/16 Sayreville, NJ – The Starland Ballroom
09/17 Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino
09/18 Reading, PA – Reverb
09/20 Des Moines, IA – Val Air Ballroom
09/22 McHenry, IL – The Vixen
09/23 Bloomington, IL – The Castle Theater
09/24 Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life
09/26 Charleston, SC – The Music Farm
09/28 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – The Culture Room
09/29 Tampa, FL – Janus Landing
09/30 Destin, FL – Club LA
10/01 New Orleans, LA – The Fillmore

Sevendust Finish Writing New Album

Sevendust have officially finished the writing process for their new album. The band are currently expected to enter the studio in July to record the effort.

Morgan Rose commented:

“I put this band together in 94(I think?). By 96 we had a deal and started touring RELENTLESSLY!!! Honestly? I don’t even know how many records we’ve put out, off the top of my head. But the process has been different on most of them. Some fun, some stressful, some aggravating?

I can say with not 1 bit of doubt, that this trip was my favorite of our career. Just 5 guys in a farm house, creating. Telling each other how much we love each other, supporting each other, enjoying being together. No outsiders, no drama, no bullshit. Just us.

I realized we haven’t been “totally” alone in this process since probably the first record. I think we all needed this trip more than we even knew. When you spend most of the last 26 years with the same people, you sometimes forget how much you care about them. This was a nice realization for us. The songs are magical, the vibe of the record is magical, our relationship with each other is magical.

Thank you @ljspoon and @ashleymwitherspoon , for providing the most amazing backdrop, for us to write. Ash, you went far and beyond in helping us. Thank you❤️. Jada and Kingston, I love you both so much. Thank you for coming by every day to just let us hug you both, and giving us a break from the mind melt. And to my boys Lj, @clintloweryofficial , @jmc7d and @thevinniehornsby I just fucking love you guys so much.

This is a special record. And yes the photo is missing the legend. Because he’s taking the photo. ❤️#sevendust2023”

Lajon Witherspoon added:

“What a great writing section with the fam a very special spot out here needed time together @sevendustofficial love my brothers 🙏🏾❤️🔥🎸🎶🎶🎶🎶thanks so much @ashleymwitherspoon for coming down bringing food & the kids 🙏🏾❤️❤️ can’t wait for y’all to here what we got Cooking 🙏🏾❤️❤️❤️🎶🔥🔥🎸🔥🔥🎯everyone have a safe & Blessed weekend🙏🏾❤️”

[via Blabbermouth]

Morgan Rose Says Sevendust Have Discussed The End Of The Band: “We’re Not Gonna Be Around, Full-Fledged, Forever”

During a recent appearance on Hatebreed frontman Jamey Jasta‘s “The Jasta Show,” Sevendust drummer Morgan Rose opened up about the possibility of retirement. He says the group have been having discussions about their end and that they are “not gonna be around, full-fledged, forever.”

Morgan said the following when asked for an update on the band’s upcoming album:

“I go to Kansas on the 20th. We’re gonna finish up the writing for it then. I’ll be there for, like, a week — me and the rest of the guys are going to Kansas to rehearse and work on the rest of these songs. And then I think the 10th or the 11th of July, we move into the studio for six, seven or however many weeks it’ll take [to record the new album]. Finish that. And then we’re gonna do one more run of the ‘Animosity’ anniversary [dates], ’cause people seem to like it. So do one more run of that. And then that might be it for a little while. We’re not gonna tour the new record until next year at some point. There’s not gonna be many left, I’ll just tell you that. I’m gonna be the one to let all the cats out of the bag, but I can just tell you that we’re not gonna be around, full-fledged, forever, that’s for sure.”

He continued when asked about doing a “four-year farewell” tour “like Slayer”:

“There probably will be something like that. The funny thing is SLAYER is a legendary… They’re SLAYER, you know. But regardless, relatively speaking, we have such close relationships. I started thinking about it. I mean, we did discuss this — the band has discussed, like, when’s the end date? ‘Cause it’d be nice to do it on our own terms and it’d be nice to be able to say goodbye to everybody properly. And I got emotional when we were talking about it, ’cause I was, like, there are so many people that we’re friends and really consider very close that I don’t hang out with. You have these, for sure — people that you’ve met on the road that you see ’em wherever it might be and you’ve seen ’em so many times that you know them absolutely by name and maybe you even have a drink or food or something when you go through town, but you don’t hang with them other than that. And we’ve been [touring for] 26 years, and there’s a lot of those people. And it’s, like, shit, dude — that’s gonna be, like, ‘Bye.’ We don’t talk. We only talk when I come here. And we’ve been talking, for some of these people, for 25 years. And it’s, like, damn. There’s a lot of those people. And it fucked me up a little bit. I was, like, that’s gonna be interesting to wave the stage that night and be, like, ‘Damn,’ and fuck off forever. ‘Cause it obviously has been a gigantic part of our lives — more than half of it has been spent out on the road building those relationships. So it’ll be a trip.”

Rose also added the following when Jasta told him not to sign a contract saying that the band can’t do a reunion tour several years after their farewell run:

“We’re pretty fucking old to begin with. Somehow or another we’ve kept it together enough to be able to still do it at a respectable level. But it’s gonna happen. I would be lying to you if I told you I didn’t know when. It is gonna happen. But we’re not saying anything.”

“It never means that we’ll never play again. Anybody that says that, it’s, like, you’re insulting the intelligence of the public. I mean, look, MÖTLEY CRÜE is getting ready to go out [after previously saying they wouldn’t]. They said they burned the book… I don’t ever [say], ‘Never, never, never. I swear to God.’ … The plan is that we’ve done it long enough. The body has taken a fucking beating. I’ve personally been to the doctor six straight days. I’m going for am MRI tomorrow. It’s breaking down. I was in the gym, actually, right before we did this [podcast] just trying to do something to help [with my pain]. Twenty-six years of car accidents — that’s how you’ve gotta look at it. I asked my doctor, ‘Why is happening now? I’m in better shape now — way better than I was back then.’ I was a fucking mess back then. And he goes, ‘You’re a hundred years old, dude.’ [Laughs] I’m, like, ‘Fuck!’ Could I have done anything? He goes, ‘You could have avoided some car accidents.’ It’s 26 years of beatin’ the fuck out of yourself. It’s all good until it’s not. That was what he told me. He goes, ‘The body is all good until it’s not.’ … I’m going tomorrow to see what this deal is, ’cause it’s fucking debilitating.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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Ghost, Mudvayne, Ice Cube, Etc. Added To 2022 Blue Ridge Rock Festival

More bands have been added to this year’s Blue Ridge Rock Festival. The event will take place at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Virginia on September 8-11 and the updated lineup can be found below.

Lineup:

  • Slipknot
  • Disturbed
  • Ghost
  • Mudvayne
  • Ice Cube
  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Day To Remember
  • Halestorm
  • Lamb Of God
  • Alice Cooper
  • Tenacious D
  • Falling In Reverse
  • I Prevail
  • Stone Temple Pilots
  • Seether
  • Gojira
  • Underoath
  • New Found Glory
  • Pennywise
  • Skillet
  • Anthrax
  • Pierce The Veil
  • Killswitch Engage
  • Hollywood Undead
  • In This Moment
  • Motionless In White
  • Ice Nine Kills
  • Daughtry
  • Jelly Roll
  • Down
  • Nelly
  • Saliva (feat. Josey Scott)
  • Nothing More
  • Theory Of A Deadman
  • Sevendust
  • Wage War
  • Pop Evil
  • Badflower
  • Knocked Loose
  • Candlebox
  • Starset
  • Black Veil Brides
  • Thrice
  • Sleeping With Sirens
  • Insane Clown Posse
  • In Flames
  • GWAR
  • John 5
  • God Forbid
  • Apocalyptica
  • Spiritbox
  • Grandson
  • Fever 333
  • Puddle Of Mudd
  • The Amity Affliction
  • We Came As Romans
  • Bad Wolves
  • Kittie
  • Hatebreed
  • Silverstein
  • Queensrÿche
  • Shadows Fall
  • Story Of The Year
  • All That Remains
  • 3OH!3
  • Baroness
  • Buckcherry
  • Hoobastank
  • Hinder
  • Electric Callboy
  • Bad Omens
  • The Devil Wears Prada
  • Enter Shikari
  • Fit For A King
  • Memphis May Fire
  • Whitechapel
  • Zero 9:36
  • Suicide Silence
  • Slaughter To Prevail
  • Demon Hunter
  • Saving Abel
  • Adelitas Way
  • The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus
  • Attila
  • Nonpoint
  • Hawthorne Heights
  • Lacuna Coil
  • From Ashes To New
  • The Union Underground
  • Chelsea Grin
  • Red
  • Mushroomhead
  • Powerman 5000
  • The Plot In You
  • Alien Ant Farm
  • Lacey Sturm
  • Dayseeker
  • Texas In July
  • Stick To Your Guns
  • Counterparts
  • A Skylit Drive (original lineup)
  • Cold
  • Sion
  • ERRA
  • Bleeding Through
  • The Acacia Strain
  • Crazy Town
  • Municipal Waste
  • Butcher Babies
  • Comeback Kid
  • Fit For An Autopsy
  • Terror
  • Fire From The Gods
  • Stray From The Path
  • Tetrarch
  • Attack Attack!
  • Nita Strauss
  • Unearth
  • Darkest Hour
  • Norma Jean
  • Kublai Khan
  • Smile Empty Soul
  • The Word Alive
  • Silent Planet
  • Crowbar
  • Otherwise
  • Twiztid
  • Point North
  • Jeris Johnson
  • Project 86
  • Upon A Burning Body
  • Redlight King
  • Icon For Hire
  • Palisades
  • Siamese
  • Holding Absence
  • Hollow Front
  • Orbit Culture
  • Vended
  • Close Your Eyes
  • (hed)p.e.
  • Emo Nite Brooklyn
  • Solence
  • Brand Of Sacrifice
  • Dying Wish
  • Alpha Wolf
  • The Dead Daisies
  • Blacktop Mojo
  • Islander
  • Small Town Titans
  • Traitors
  • Varials
  • Left To Suffer
  • Zao
  • He Is Legend
  • SeeYouSpaceCowboy
  • Afterlife
  • Sleep Token
  • No Resolve
  • Any Given Sin
  • The Lonely Ones
  • GFM
  • Vampires Everywhere!
  • Get The Shot
  • Silvertung
  • Vangogo
  • Burden Of The Sky
  • Dying Oath
  • Kings County
  • Lansdowne
  • Relent
  • Hollow Intent
  • Velvet Chains
  • Dead Fervor
  • Next Attempt
  • The Other LA
  • Frame 42
  • Two Sides Of Me
  • Last Nights Villain
  • Braincell
  • Preacher
  • We Demand Parachutes
  • Plainview
  • Noble Poets
  • Crystal Cages