Tenacious D Share Covers Medley Of The Beatles’ “You Never Give Me Your Money” & “The End”

Tenacious D have shared a covers medley of The Beatles’ “You Never Give Me Your Money” and “The End.” The duo said the following about that:

“Tenacious D are paying tribute to the greatest band in the world … not themselves…The Beatles!!! In the spirit of healing the world….please enjoy Tenacious D’s mashup of two classics from Abbey Road. All vinyl proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders.”

Judas Priest, Halestorm, Etc. Members Added To Virtual Ronnie James Dio Birthday Fundraiser

More artists have been added to the “Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio’s Birthday” virtual fundraiser. That event will take place on July 10 and tickets can be purchased at rollinglivestudios.com.

Here’s the newly announced guests: Rob Halford (Judas Priest), Sammy Hagar (ex-Van Halen), Tenacious D’s Jack Black and Kyle Gass, Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row), John Bush (Armored Saint), Mikkey Dee (Scorpions, Motörhead), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Brian Tichy (ex-Whitesnake), Lena Hall (“Hedwig And The Angry Inch”), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs, etc.), Derek St, Holmes (Vanilla Fudge, Michael Schenker Group), Scott Travis (Judas Priest), Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders), and The Warning,

Here’s the previously announced guests: Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge), Vinny Appice (ex-Black Sabbath), Michael Angelo Batio (Nitro, Holland, Shout), Joey Belladonna (Anthrax), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses), Aynsley Dunbar (ex-Journey), Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses), Lita Ford, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple), Terry Ilous (ex-Great White), Liliac, Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot), Jeff Pilson (Foreigner), Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot), Paul Shortino (ex-Rough Cutt), Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper), Lajon Witherspoon (Sevendust), Brent Woods (Sebastian Bach, Wildside), Wyn Davis, and Ronnie’s widow Wendy Dio.

The Dio band, Oni Logan, Tim “Ripper” Owens, Simon Wright, Scott Warren, Rowan Robertson, and Bjorn Englen, will perform as well. Eddie Trunk and Matt Pinfield will also be on hand conducting interviews.

Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass Recruits Amy Lee, Danko Jones, Etc. For “Vaccinated” Video

Tenacious D’s Kyle Gass has premiered a new video for his solo song “Vaccinated.” The track is a parody of the Ramones’ “I Wanna Be Sedated” and the clip features: John C. Riley, The Protomen, Steve Lukather (Toto), Danko Jones, Ben Wells (Black Stone Cherry), Kevin Weisman, Eli Weisman, Dan Finnerty, Kirk Ward, J.R. Reed, Cynthia Ettinger, Amy Lee (Evanescence), Kathy Najimy, Kelly Loomis, Jack Black (Tenacious D), Samantha Bee, and Wanni Yu. Gass commented:

“Getting the world vaccinated is the difficult but necessary challenge of our times. That is why I wrote this important anthem for all of humankind. Please enjoy getting ‘Vaccinated’. You’re welcome.”

Tenacious D Encourage Fans To “Rocky Out The Vote” With All-Star Cover Of “Time Warp”

The 2020 presidential election is only one week away! With this in mind, Tenacious D have decided to encourage fans to vote with an all-star cover of “Time Warp” from “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” A video for the track can be found below and it features the following guests: Elizabeth Warren, Eric Andre, Ezra Miller, George Takei, Ilana Glazer, Jamie Lee Curtis, John Heilemann, John Waters, Karen O., King Princess, Michael Peña, Peaches, Pete Buttigieg, Phoebe Bridgers, Reggie Watts, Sarah Silverman, and Susan Sarandon. You can also purchase the song on limited edition vinyl in North America and Europe. Tenacious D commented:

“It’s astounding… time is fleeting… and the 2020 election is here. Time to ROCK-Y THE VOTE! And remember: it’s just a jump to the LEFT, and not a step to the right!”

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Cancelled

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, TN has officially been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event was supposed to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will not take place this September 24-27, 2020 as originally rescheduled. Our annual time together on the Farm is nothing short of magical, but out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff, partners and our community, this is a necessary reality.

Bonnaroo will return to the Farm on June 17-20, 2021 to celebrate our 20th Anniversary. More information on lineup, camping and accommodations will be available at a later date. All current ticket holders will receive an email shortly with information on how to roll your ticket over to the 2021 festival, or receive a refund.

While we can’t be together on the Farm this year, we’re going to bring the Farm to you! Keep September 24-27, 2020 on your calendars for a very special virtual Bonnaroo weekend including some of our favorite moments from past and present, along with some special surprises. Details will be coming soon.

Radiate positivity and take care of each other,

– ️ ❤️ Bonnaroo”

2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival Postponed

The 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event, which was set to feature Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, etc., will now take place in Manchester, TN on September 24-27.

Organizers commented:

“Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival will be rescheduled to take place September 24-27, 2020 out of an abundance of caution and for the health and safety of all Bonnaroovians, artists, staff and our community.

All current tickets and onsite accommodations (camping, tent rentals, RV, etc.) will be honored for the new weekend. Fans with off-site accommodations and shuttles purchased through the festival will be contacted directly with updates.

Rest assured, we will share updates as quickly as possible via email, our website, and on our social accounts.

Please continue to radiate positivity through this uncharted time in our world. Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you on The Farm this fall.

– ❤️ Bonnaroo”

Tenacious D To Tour Swing States This Fall

Tenacious D will be hitting the road on a fall U.S. tour. The duo have partnered with 46 for 46 for the trek, which will find them performing and encouraging voter registration in swing states.

The band commented:

“[Trump is] the most divisive, corrupt and dangerous President in the modern history of this country, and we simply cannot stand for another four years of his administration! Now is the time to elect a REAL leader!

In 2016, six states were decided by 2 percentage points or less, and ten states were decided by 4 percentage points or less. Swing states played a pivotal role in the outcome of that election, and they will again in 2020. Knowing that, we looked at each other and agreed: just like the tale of Post-Apocalypto, it is time for Tenacious D to RIDE and help save the world from Trumpian destruction. With great rock comes great responsibility.”

Tour Dates:

09/25 Davenport, IA – Adler Theatre
09/26 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
09/27 Kalamazoo, MI – Kalamazoo State Theatre
09/29 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
10/01 Wilmington, NC – Wilson Center
10/02 Jacksonville, FL – Moran Theater
10/04 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion
10/05 Richmond, VA – Dominion Energy Center
10/07 Philadelphia, PA – The Met Philadelphia
10/09 New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

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Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

https://www.instagram.com/p/B7J9U-MBLlJ/?hl=en

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Tool, Primus, Oysterhead, Etc. Set For 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The event will take place at Great Stage Park in Manchester, TN on June 11-14 and it will feature: Tool, Primus, Tenacious D, Oysterhead, King Gizzard And The Lizard Wizard, Uncle Acid And The Deadbeats, Flogging Molly, The Struts, The Marcus King Band, The Regrettes, Vampire Weekend, Run The Jewels, and more.

Slipknot, Pearl Jam, Jinjer, Etc. Releases Set For 2019 Black Friday Record Store Day Event

The full list of special releases for this year’s Black Friday Record Store Day event (November 29) has been posted. You can find a list of various rock/metal releases below. The full list can also be viewed HERE.

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Rock/Metal Releases:

  • Acid Witch, “Black Christmas Evil” (7″ vinyl)
  • Altitudes & Attitude, “Get It Out” (12″ picture disc)
  • Sebastian Bach, “Forever Wild (Los Angeles / 2003) (2LP)
  • Black Label Society, “Nuns and Roaches” (12″ vinyl)
  • Cheap Trick, “Are You Ready or Not? – Live 12/31/79” (2LP)
  • Cheap Trick, “Gimme Some Truth” (7″ vinyl)
  • Col. Les Claypool’s Fearless Flying Frog Brigade, “Live at the Great American Music Hall” (3LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Billion Dollar Babies” (LP)
  • Alice Cooper, “Dragontown” (2LP)
  • Dio, “Rainbow in the Dark (Live)” (12″ picture disc)
  • Fight, “War Of Words” (LP)
  • Ace Frehley, “Frehley’s Comet Live” (LP)
  • Fu Manchu, “Live at Roadburn 2003” (LP/CD)
  • Liam Gallagher, “Why Me? Why Not” (LP picture disc)
  • Sammy Hagar, “Santa’s Going South for Christmas” (12″ picture disc)
  • Jimi Hendrix, “Merry Christmas and Happy New Year” (12″ picture disc)
  • Insane Clown Posse, “Flip the Rat” (2LP)
    Jinjer, “Macro” (LP)
  • Life of Agony, “The Sound of Scars” (LP)
  • Overkill, “The Electric Age” (2LP)
  • Pearl Jam, “MTV Unplugged 3/16/92” (LP)
  • The Runaways, “Live in Japan” (LP)
  • Joe Satriani, “Surfing With the Alien” (LP)
  • Slipknot, “All Out Life / Unsainted” (7″ vinyl)
  • Sublime, “Roots of Sublime” (2LP)
  • Tenacious D, “Blue Series: Don’t Blow It / Kage” (7″ vinyl)
  • Venom, “Manitou” (7″ picture disc)
  • Sid Vicious, “Sid Lives!” (2LP)

[via Loudwire]