Dee Snider, Dream Theater, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured In Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV Special

The Long Island Music Hall Of Fame have announced a special New Year’s Eve “Best Of The Awards Galas” TV special. The show, which will air on December 31 at 9 p.m. EST on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530), and Facebook Live, will feature various highlights from past induction ceremonies.

Ernie Canadeo, Long Island Music Hall Of Fame chairman, commented:

“We are thrilled to present many highlights from our past induction ceremonies in this 90-minute presentation, presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union, and benefiting the Long Island Music Hall Of Fame’s educational and scholarship programs. It is a testament to Long Island’s diverse musical heritage with appearances and performances by so many world-renowned rock, folk, jazz, blues, hip-hop and classical artists. This New Year’s Eve presentation represents a finale to 2020 and a new beginning to live events in the new year.”

Zebra’s Randy Jackson will host the show and he had the following to say about it:

“I was very surprised and flattered to be asked to host the 2020 LIMHOF ‘Best Of The Award Galas’. The talent highlighted in this show far exceeds any other ‘regional’ Hall Of Fame, in both diversity and worldwide appeal. Back in 2006, I was asked to induct one of my idols, George Gershwin, into the first class of the LIMHOF. It is an honor to be back again to help present this retrospective!”

Here’s the artists that will be featured:

* Johnny Maestro & the Brooklyn Bridge
* Lords of 52nd Street
* Uniondale High School Show Choir
* Joan Jett
* Jen Chapin / DMC
* Chuck D
* LL Cool J
* Kurtis Blow
* Little Anthony & The Imperials
* Debbie Gibson
* Lou Reed
* Ramones/Chris & Tina
* Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)
* David Johansen (New York Dolls)
* Leslie West (Mountain)
* Ritchie Havens
* Billy Joel
* Peter Tork
* Garland Jeffreys
* Eric Bloom/Buck Dharma (Blue Öyster Cult)
* Roger Waters (Pink Floyd)
* Cousin Brucie
* LL Cool J
* Taylor Dayne
* Steven Van Zandt
* Dream Theater
* Lesley Gore / Connie Stevens
* Clive Davis
* Taking Back Sunday
* Good Rats
* Cowsills
* Bowzer and friends

My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Etc. Set For 2021 Riot Fest

Riot Fest will not be taking place this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the event will be returning to Douglas Park in Chicago, IL on September 16-19, 2021. Here’s the initial lineup: My Chemical Romance, Smashing Pumpkins, Run The Jewels, Pixies, Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Sublime With Rome, Dirty Heads, Lupe Fiasco (performing “The Cool“), Vic Mensa, The All-American Rejects, New Found Glory, Simple Plan, Gogol Bordello, Circle Jerks, Thrice, Circa Survive, K.Flay, Toots And The Maytals, Jawbox, Les Savy Fav, Best Coast, Bayside, L7, Meg Myers, Pup, Mayday Parade, Fever 333, Living Colour, Big Freedia, SWMRS, Beach Bunny, Alex G, Thursday, Saves The Day, Don Broco, Joywave, Hepcat, Fishbone, Boston Manor, The Sounds, White Lung, Kennyhoopla, Beach Goons, Meet Me @ The Altar, Radkey, Holy Fawn, and Chubby And The Gang.

Chain Fest Rescheduled For 2021

This year’s Chain Fest has been postponed once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on May 29, 2021. The previously announced lineup includes: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

2020 Chain Fest Rescheduled For October

The 2020 Chain Fest has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on October 17. The previously announced lineup includes: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive, Etc. Set For 2020 Chain Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Chain Fest. The event will take place at FivePoint Amphitheatre in Irvine, CA on May 23 and it will feature: Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday, Circa Survive (performing “Blue Sky Noise” set), Saves The Day (performing “Through Being Cool” set), Anberlin, Glassjaw (performing “Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Silence” set), Cartel (performing “Chroma” set), and Acceptance.

Thrice, Power Trip, Etc. Added To Coheed And Cambria’s “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

More bands have been added to Coheed And Cambria’s “S.S. Neverender” cruise. The event, which will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl, will sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 26-30 and it will now feature: Coheed And Cambria, Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, The Dear Hunter, Power Trip, Polyphia, Thank You Scientist, Sheer Mag, Culture Abuse, Torche, Fire Deuce, Weerd Science, Three, Radkey, Hail The Sun, Peelander Z, and Graham Elliot. An Emo Nite event is also being planned.

Coheed And Cambria Announce “S.S. Neverender” Cruise

Coheed And Cambria have announced that they will be launching their “S.S. Neverender” cruise in 2020. The event will take place aboard the Norwegian Pearl, which will sail from Miami, FL to Nassau, Bahamas on October 26-30. In addition to Coheed And Cambria, the cruise will also feature: Taking Back Sunday, The Dear Hunter, Polyphia, Thank You Scientist, Culture Abuse, Torche, Three, Fire Deuce, and Weerd Science. An Emo Nite event is also being planned.

Taking Back Sunday’s “Tell All Your Friends” To Receive New Vinyl Pressing

Taking Back Sunday‘s 2002 album “Tell All Your Friends” will be receiving a new vinyl pressing on October 4 via Craft Recordings. The effort has been remastered and it will be available on iridescent color-morphing green (limited to 1,000) and black vinyl. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Ex-Taking Back Sunday Bassist Matt Rubano Has Been Performing With Glassjaw During Their Recent Shows

Ex-Taking Back Sunday bassist Matt Rubano has been performing with Glassjaw during their recent shows. You can see footage of him in action with the band below:

[via The PRP]

Underoath, Circa Survive, Taking Back Sunday, Etc. To Be Featured On “Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3”

Fearless Records have revealed the details for their “Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3” compilation. The release will be available on July 26 and it will feature Underoath, Circa Survive, Dance Gavin Dance, and more. You can find the cover art and track listing, along with some acoustic versions of Taking Back Sunday’s “A Decade Under The Influence” and Set It Off’s “Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,“ below:

“Punk Goes Acoustic, Vol. 3” Track Listing:

01. Dance Gavin Dance – “Story Of My Bros” (acoustic)
02. Circa Survive – “Act Appalled” (acoustic)
03. Taking Back Sunday – “A Decade Under The Influence” (acoustic)
04. Dashboard Confessional – “Screaming Infidelities” (acoustic)
05. Mayday Parade – “Take This To Heart” (acoustic)
06. Movements – “Colorblind” (acoustic)
07. Underoath – “A Boy Brushed Red Living In Black And White” (acoustic)
08. Don Broco – “Come Out To LA” (acoustic)
09. Set It Off – “Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing” (acoustic)
10. As It Is – “Okay” (acoustic)
11. Grayscale – “Atlantic” (acoustic)
12. The Almost – “Hand Grenade” (acoustic)