Charlie Benante (Anthrax) To Release New Covers Album “Silver Linings”

Anthrax’s Charlie Benante will be releasing a new covers album titled “Silver Linings” on May 14. The effort will feature various tracks from the drummer’s “quarantine jam video series.” Pre-orders can be found HERE. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Neal Casal Music Foundation.

“Silver Linings” Track Listing:

01. “City Of Blinding Lights” (U2 cover) (feat. Anthrax’s Frank Bello and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
02. “Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns” (Mother Love Bone cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi and Death Angel’s Mark Osegueda)
03. “Teardrop” (Massive Attack cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
04. “Run-DMC Medley” (Run-DMC cover) (feat. Run-DMC’s Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, Volbeat’s Rob Caggiano, and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
05. “Rhiannon” (Fleetwood Mac cover) (feat. Metal Allegiance’s Mark Menghi, Beauty In The Machine’s Jennifer Cella, and Randy McStine)
06. “Yer So Bad” (Tom Petty cover) (feat. Butcher Babies’ Carla Harvey and Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
07. “Transylvania” (Iron Maiden cover) (feat. Skid Row’s Dave “Snake” Sabo, Anthrax’s Frank Bello, and Anthrax’s Jon Donais)
08. “Presto Vivace” (U.K. cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Testament’s Alex Skolnick, and Dream Theater’s Jordan Rudess)
09. “Bad Guy” (Billie Eilish cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
10. “Jimmy James” (Beastie Boys cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz)
11. “All The Way” (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley, Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness, and Rob Zombie’s John 5)
12. “Mr. Speed“ (KISS cover) (feat. Trixter’s P.J. Farley and Kuarantine’s Joe McGinness)
13. “Public Image” (Public Image cover) (feat. Turbonegro’s Hank Von Hell, Sum 41’s Dave “Brownsound” Baksh, and Sum 41’s Jason “Cone” McCaslin)
14. “Funny Vibe” (Living Colour cover) (feat. Suicidal Tendencies’ Roberto “Ra” Diaz, Living Colour’s Corey Glover, and Butcher Babies’ Henry Flury)

Benante said the following about the album:

“Back in February of last year with COVID and all the other B.S. that was going on, I was glued to the 24-hour news cycle on the TV and my phone, and I started to get really depressed. My girlfriend said I needed to turn off the news and suggested I do something creative, whether it was art or drumming or writing new songs, and she was right.”

“I knew a lot of my musician friends were going through the same thing I had been, so I started asking them if they wanted to get involved, play some songs with me, maybe make a video – that’s how it all started.”

“This isn’t a solo album. This is a record of my favorite songs done with some of my friends during a very dark time. We found a shining light and this is the result of that light. I was really happy that my musician friends came on board and helped make this record what it is. I appreciate all of them, and they all did such a fantastic job. Despite all of the darkness we’ve experienced this past year, there are ‘silver linings,’ that’s why I chose that title for the album.”

The record’s first single, Benante’s “Run-DMC Medley” with Darryl “DMC” McDaniels (Run-DMC), Rob Caggiano (Volbeat, ex-Anthrax), and Roberto “Ra” Diaz (Suicidal Tendencies), can be found below:

Guns N’ Roses, KISS, Mötley Crüe, Etc. Members Pay Tribute To Late Metal Edge Editor Gerri Miller

Gerri Miller has sadly passed away following a battle with cancer. The journalist served as the editor for Metal Edge and also contributed to many other outlets such as People, Glamour, Muscle & Fitness, etc. A number of rock/metal artists have taken to social media to pay tribute to Miller:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

KISS:

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe):

Bret Michaels (Poison):

Charlie Benante (Anthrax):

Skid Row:

Mark Slaughter (Slaughter):

Warrant:

BulletBoys:

Tony Harnell (ex-TNT):

John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe):

Sebastian Bach Planning To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of Skid Row’s “Slave To The Grind” On Fall 2021 Tour

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach has revealed that he is planning to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the band’s 1991 album “Slave To The Grind” on a fall 2021 tour. He told The Aquarian the following about that:

“I am not doing a damn thing until I get the Covid vaccine. If concerts exist by then, however, my band and I will play the dates celebrating the 30th anniversary of Skid Row’s debut that we cancelled when covid happened. Then this fall, I will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of [Skid Row’s] Slave to the Grind across America. My band and I will be playing the album in its entirety. The tour is already booked, [The Aquarian] is the first one I am telling this to. The first time we performed the entire album was at The Whiskey A-Go-Go in Hollywood last year and it was incredible.”

Rock/Metal Musicians React To Joe Biden Winning The Presidency

Joe Biden has won the 2020 election and will now become the 46th president of the United States. A number of rock/metal musicians have taken to social media to react to the good news and you can find some of their various posts below:

Amy Lee (Evanescence):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Otep:

Scott Ian (Anthrax):

Alex Skolnick (Testament):

Machine Head:

Chris Motionless (Motionless In White):

Spider One (Powerman 5000):

Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium):

Ice-T (Body Count):

Telle Smith (The Word Alive):

Mark Morton (Lamb Of God):

Mick Jagger (The Rolling Stones):

Sacred Reich:

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister):

Andy Biersack (Black Veil Brides):

Jake Bowen (Periphery):

Chad I Ginsburg (CKY):

Ben Koller (Converge):

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns):

Lzzy Hale (Halestorm):

Randy Blythe (Lamb Of God):

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“Empathy” 11.07.2020, Richmond, VA. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, CBS… all the major news networks have just called the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris. Although these are just projections by media outlets (nothing is official until the members of the Electoral College cast their votes on Dec. 14th, 2020, then announced by a joint session of Congress on Jan. 6, 2021), & although there will be a lot of lawsuits brought forth by Donald Trump who will not concede anytime soon (or ever?), it’s obvious that it’s OVER- Joe Biden will be the 46th President of the United States. At this time, I would like to encourage everyone, no matter who you voted for, to behave with some class; to speak & act with some empathy. This country has been consumed by a toxic polarity- it is time for that toxicity to end, because it is not sustainable & it does not accomplish anything. We are all tired. We all have strong feelings. It is time to act like adults with correctly calibrated moral compasses. My feelings about President Trump (& politicians in general, for that matter) are well known, but I have zero reason to gloat. That is childish, & it accomplishes nothing. Instead I will choose to act with empathy, & hope that some level of civility will return to American discourse across the board. I just came back from a “Stop the Steal” rally near the VA State Capitol, where I shot these photos. No one was rude to me, & they announced from the beginning that it would be a peaceful protest- that is their right, & although I disagree with them, I support their right- they are my countrymen & women. These people are going to be very upset today- I will show people like this empathy in the hope that we can find common ground somehow, & that this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last 4 years will begin to lift. It HAS to, or we all are screwed. Please- let’s all start talking to each other again. I hope you all have a good day- now, I’m going surfing. Peace. #Leica #LeicaCamera #LeicaCameraUSA #LeicaM #LeicaM10P #LeicaM10Ptyp3656 #🔴📷 #Summilux #Summilux50mm #LeicaCraft #MadeInWetzlar #drandallblythe #RatsEyesPhotography #honetheaesthetic

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Nergal (Behemoth):

Brian May (Queen):

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Congratulations to President Elect Joe Biden and trailblazer Kamala Harris !!! It’s been hard for me to stay silent over the last few days, weeks, months, but I felt it would be wrong to interfere in even the smallest way in the politics of another country. But there is a part of me that will always be rooted in the USA – I love America and have felt profound pain watching its freedoms and decency being eroded. I can now finally speak up. I feel massive joy – I see this is a victory for the people by the people – and hopefully just in time to make it possible to start to heal the terrible damage that has been done to the American Nation and its standing in the World in recent times. I’m thrilled for my dear American friends, that they have taken this step to reclaim compassion, justice, truth, accountability, and dignity. I’m well aware that America is split as to whether Trump as a president was a Champ or a Chump. But what you guys will discover over the next few weeks is that the rest of the world was NOT split. The whole world, like me, is rejoicing with you at this moment – feeling that we are getting our best friend back – our friend America. Yes – I will pray for unity and decent debate, with some great Rebublicans sharing the work load in the new regime. And – Yes – at last – the United States of America can again be Champions of the World !!! Bri

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Richard Patrick (Filter):

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#dems #gop #republican #democracy #democrats

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Sebastian Bach Announces Rescheduled Dates For Second Leg Of His “Skid Row” 30th Anniversary Tour

Sebastian Bach has announced the rescheduled dates for the second leg of his “Skid Row” 30th anniversary tour. Stitched Up Heart will open on most dates.

Tour Dates:

May 26 – Blue Lake, CA
May 28 – Portland, OR
May 29 – TBA
May 31 – Vancouver, BC
June 01 – Victoria, BC
June 04 – Calgary, AB
June 05 – Edmonton, AB *
June 08 – Minneapolis, MN
June 09 – Rosemont, IL
June 11 – Westbury, NY
June 12 – Uncasville, CT *
June 14 – Boston, MA
June 15 – Washington, DC
June 17 – Glenside, PA
June 18 – Buffalo, NY
June 19 – Montreal, QC
June 20 – Quebec City, QC
June 21 – Toronto, ON
June 23 – Detroit, MI
June 25 – Bristol, TN
June 26 – Woodford, VA
June 27 – Hopewell, VA
June 29 – Columbia, SC
July 01 – Sebastian, FL *
July 02 – Pensacola, FL
July 06 – New Orleans, LA
July 07 – Houston, TX
July 08 – Dallas, TX
July 11 – Tempe, AZ
July 16 – San Francisco, CA *
July 17 – San Diego, CA *
July 18 – Los Angeles, CA *

* Support to be determined

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) In Conversation With Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Virtual Event To Be Held This Weekend

Rob Halford (Judas Priest) will be discussing his new autobiography, “Confess,” during a virtual event on October 3. The Changing Hands bookstore in Arizona will host the event in conjunction with Zia Records and Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) will serve as the moderator. Fans can participate in the event by purchasing the book HERE.

Fozzy’s Chris Jericho Sings A Cappella Version Of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” After Sebastian Bach Recently Accused Him Of Lip-Syncing

As previously reported, ex-Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Fozzy frontman Chris Jericho after accusing him of lip-syncing. Now, Jericho has responded once again by singing an a capella version of Skid Row’s “Youth Gone Wild” on the latest episode of his “Saturday Night Special” series. He also posted an extended version of the partial cover on Twitter:

UPDATE: Bach has since responded by posting a series of texts that he sent to Jericho after seeing the clip. Blabbermouth shared a screenshot of that:

He also added the following in response to a fan:

Sebastian Bach (Ex-Skid Row) Starts Twitter Feud With Chris Jericho (Fozzy) After Accusing Him Of Lip-Syncing

Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach recently started a Twitter feud with Chris Jericho after accusing the Fozzy frontman of lip-syncing. You can see various tweets from them below:

Fozzy guitarist Rich Ward also chimed in:

[via Blabbermouth]

Skid Row Planning “Slave To The Grind” 30th Anniversary Tour

During an appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Skid Row bassist Rachel Bolan revealed that the band are planning a “Slave To The Grind” 30th anniversary tour. He said the following:

“Next year, we have a world tour that’s scheduled. Hopefully it happens. We’re just seeing if this pandemic [subsides]. We’re not gonna put any of our fans in danger, we’re not gonna put ourselves in danger. But the plan for next year is a 30th-anniversary ‘Slave To The Grind’ tour. Like I said, a world tour is planned. We’ll do the album in its entirety, and then we’re gonna do a bunch of stuff to coincide with it. We’re pretty psyched, and the shows are booked. We’re keeping our fingers crossed that everything is gonna come to pass… It’ll be cool, to go out there and do ‘Slave To The Grind’ top to the bottom. That’ll be fun.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Skid Row Sign Worldwide Administration Deal With Round Hill Music

Skid Row have announced their partnership with Round Hill Music. The band recently signed a worldwide administration deal with the company for their catalog.

Round Hill CEO Josh Gruss commented:

“SKID ROW is an incredibly powerful band that I first saw play as a 12-year-old, new to the world of live music, at The Ritz in New York City with Japanese rockers EZO opening up. It was an experience I will never forget. Then to get to know [guitarist] Snake [Dave Sabo] and [bassist] Rachel [Bolan] personally more recently, and to have them on our roster at Round Hill, I could not be more thrilled. We will do a great job representing their publishing.”

Sabo continued:

“The passion that Josh and everyone at Round Hill has shown towards SKID ROW and our music made this a no-brainer! Their enthusiasm is infectious and we couldn’t ask for a better partnership moving forward.”

Bolan added:

“I’m very happy to be working with Round Hill. And excited for what the future will bring.”

[via Blabbermouth]