Concert Review: Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, And The Interrupters Rock Oracle Park In San Francisco, CA

Last night (August 27), Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters brought their “Hella Mega” tour to Oracle Park in San Francisco, CA. The show was one of the biggest Bay Area concerts since the start of the pandemic and it was nothing short of incredible.

The Interrupters opened the show with a fun ska punk set. The short, energetic performance helped set the tone for the evening and those who showed up early were not disappointed. Some highlights from their set included “She’s Kerosene” and a rockin’ cover of Billie Eilish’s “Bad Guy.”

After The Interrupters, it was time for Weezer to take the stage. The band really got things going with shredding songs from their latest album “Van Weezer” mixed with all of their hits. The crowd really went nuts for tracks like “Hash Pipe,” “Say It Ain’t So,” “Buddy Holly,” and the band’s cover of Toto’s “Africa,” which all turned into giant singalongs. By the time they finished, the audience was already at a high that only extended when Fall Out Boy took the stage.

Fall Out Boy were especially impressive with a set full of hit songs backed by cool visuals and massive amounts of pyro. Pete Wentz even performed with a flame throwing bass, reminiscent of the one famously used by Mötley Crüe’s Nikki Sixx, while frontman Patrick Stump performed some tracks on a flaming piano. The band were one of the most entertaining acts of the night, keeping everyone dancing with hits like “Uma Thurman,” “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up),” “Dance, Dance,” “Sugar, We’re Goin’ Down,” “Thnks fr the Mmrs,” and “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race.”

As soon as Fall Out Boy were done, it was time for the most explosive band of the night, the Bay Area’s own Green Day. The group kicked off the high-octane set with “American Idiot” much to the delight of the audience. Before finishing up the song, frontman Billie Joe Armstrong encouraged everyone to put their phones away, saying that we spent all of quarantine on our devices and that it was time to be together. From there, the group powered through “Holiday” and “Know Your Enemy,” before playing their newest single “Pollyanna,” which promised that “everything’s gonna be alright” in these unprecedented times. From there, it was just hit after hit with songs like “Boulevard Of Broken Dreams,” which saw the crowd light up the whole stadium with their phones, “Longview,” which sent everyone into a frenzy with Mike Dirnt’s iconic bass line, and “Basket Case,” which had everyone in full-on party mode. Aside from those tracks, other highlights included ballads like “21 Guns” and “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” rockers like “Minority,” and the group’s nine-minute epic “Jesus Of Suburbia.” The show appropriately wrapped up with “Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)” and a blast of fireworks.

All in all, it was an amazing show full of great music that helped bring everyone together, while also providing a much needed escape from the outside world.

Weezer & The Interrupters Both Covered Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down” During New York “Hella Mega” Show

As previously reported, Fall Out Boy were forced to drop off the Queens, NY and Boston, MA dates of their “Hella Mega” tour with Green Day, Weezer, and The Interrupters due to a positive COVID-19 case within their camp. Despite this, Weezer and The Interrupters tried to make it up to the New York crowd last night (August 4) by performing covers of Fall Out Boy’s “Sugar We’re Goin’ Down.” You can find fan-filmed footage of both covers below:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) And The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Collaborative EP “The Catastrophists”, Premiere “Radium Girls” Video

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has joined forces with The Bloody Beetroots for a new EP titled “The Catastrophists.” The effort will be released on June 18 and a video for the effort’s latest single “Radium Girls“ can be found below. That track features Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The Interrupters‘ Aimee Interrupter, White Lung‘s Mish Way, and The Last Internationale‘s Delila Paz.

Morello said the following about “Radium Girls”:

“Four extraordinary women (Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The Interrupters’ Aimee Interrupter, White Lung’s Mish Way, The Last Internationle’s Delila Paz) and the ferocious production of The Bloody Beetroots breathe life into the true story of the Radium Girls, young Illinois factory workers who were the victims of one of the most heinous crimes in US industrial history.

I spent every summer as a kid near Ottawa, Illinois where these doomed girls used deadly radium laced paint to make glow in the dark watches. They were encouraged to lick the paintbrushes to a point to increase productivity and profit and in the end their bones literally fell apart from cancer and they were so toxic they had to be buried in lead lined coffins.

The resulting court cases and publicity led to historic nationwide labor protection legislation. Every year I place flowers at the small monument to these quiet heroes and this song is dedicated to their memory.”

The Bloody Beetroots added:

“‘Radium Girls‘ is what happens when two punks go off to battle; each with his weapon of choice.”

“The Catastrophists” Track Listing:

01. “The Devil’s Infantry”
02. “Radium Girls” (feat. Nadya Tolokonnikova, Aimee Interrupter, Mish Way, & Delila Paz)
03. “Lightning Over Mexico” (feat. Ana Tijoux)
04. “Keep Going”
05. “Weather Strike” (The Bloody Beetroots remix) (feat. Pussy Riot)
06. “Field Of Tigers”
07. “Mary Celeste”

Green Day Premiere New Song “Pollyanna”, Announce Revised Dates For North American Tour With Fall Out Boy And Weezer

Green Day have premiered a new song titled “Pollyanna.” You can find a lyric video for that track below:

In other news, the band have also announced the revised schedule for their “Hella Mega Tour” with Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters:

07/24 – Dallas, TX – Globe Life Field
07/27 – Atlanta, GA – Truist Park
07/29 – Houston, TX – Minute Maid Park
07/31 – Jacksonville, FL – TIAA Bank Field
08/01 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium
08/04 – Flushing, NY – Citi Field
08/05 – Boston, MA – Fenway Park
08/08 – Washington, DC – Nationals Park
08/10 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park
08/13 – Hershey, PA – Hersheypark Stadium
08/15 – Chicago, IL – Wrigley Field
08/17 – Columbus, OH – Historic Crew Stadium
08/19 – Pittsburgh, PA – PNC Park
08/20 – Philadelphia, PA – Citizen’s Bank Park
08/23 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Field
08/25 – Denver, CO – Dick’s Sporting Goods Park
08/27 – San Francisco, CA – Oracle park
08/29 – San Diego, CA – PetCo Park
09/01 – Milwaukee, WI – Summerfest
09/03 – Los Angeles, CA – Dodger Stadium
09/06 – Seattle, WA – T Mobile Park

To promote the tour, Fall Out Boy and Weezer will be performing on “Good Morning America” on July 17 as part of their “Summer Concert Series.” Green Day will also be joining them for an exclusive interview on the show.

Nominees Announced For 2019 Kerrang! Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 2019 Kerrang! Awards. You can check those out below and vote for your favorites HERE. The ceremony will be held on June 19 (location TBA).

Nominees:

Best British Breakthrough Act:

1. Yonaka
2. IDLES
3. Scarlxrd
4. Svalbard
5. Black Peaks

Best International Breakthrough Act:

1. Vein
2. The Interrupters
3. SWMRS
4. Simple Creatures
5. Angel Du$t

Best Song:

1. FEVER 333 – “Burn It”
2. Slipknot – “All Out Life”
3. Rammstein – “Deutschland”
4. While She Sleeps – “ANTI-SOCIAL”
5. Frank Iero – “Young And Doomed”

Best Album:

1. Architects – “Holy Hell”
2. Bring Me The Horizon – “amo”
3. Ghost – “Prequelle”
4. Behemoth – “I Loved You At Your Darkest”
5. Greta Van Fleet – “Anthem Of The Peaceful Army”

Best British Live Act:

1. Architects
2. Employed To Serve
3. Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes
4. Enter Shikari
5. Don Broco

Best International Live Act:

1. FEVER 333
2. Metallica
3. Parkway Drive
4. Ghost
5. Mastodon

Best British Act:

1. Architects
2. Enter Shikari
3. Bring Me The Horizon
4. Iron Maiden
5. Biffy Clyro

Best International Act:

1. Slipknot
2. Foo Fighters
3. Metallica
4. Panic! At The Disco
5. Rammstein

Slipknot, Blink-182, Tool, Staind, Etc. Set For 2019 Aftershock Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Aftershock Festival. The event will take place at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA on October 11-13 and it will include the following:

October 11: Slipknot, Staind, Lamb Of God, Halestorm, Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, I Prevail, Beartooth, Motionless In White, Andrew W.K., Philip H. Anselmo & The Illegals, Knocked Loose, Angel Du$t, While She Sleeps, DED, The Pink Slips, and Santa Cruz.

October 12: Blink-182, Rob Zombie, Bring Me The Horizon, Marilyn Manson, Stone Temple Pilots, Bad Religion, Highly Suspect, Ghostemane, Fidlar, The Interrupters, Fishbone, Badflower, Ho99o9, HEALTH, Parlor Mob, Sick Puppies, Spirit Adrift, Broken Hands, and Dead Posey.

October 13: Tool, Korn, A Day To Remember, Chevelle, BABYMETAL, Gojira, Architects, Falling In Reverse, Deadland Ritual, Fu Manchu, The Crystal Method, Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes, The Hu, Fire From The Gods, Joyous Wolf, Evan Konrad, Brkn Love, and Blue Midnight.

311 To Team Up With Dirty Heads For Summer Co-Headlining Tour

311 will be joining forces with Dirty Heads for a co-headlining tour. The Interrupters (select dates), Dreamers, and Bikini Trill will serve as support. In other news, 311 have also launched pre-orders for their upcoming album, which is expected to be released this summer. On top of that, their “Enlarged To Show Detail 3” film will also be screening in select theaters tonight (March 11).

Tour Dates:

07/02 Dayton, OH – The Rose Music Center at The Heights*+
07/05 Detroit, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre^+
07/06 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre+
07/07 Duluth, MN – Bayfront Festival Park*+
07/10 Bonner Springs, KS – Providence Medical Center Amphitheater*+
07/12 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center^+
07/13 Pittsburgh, PA – KeyBank Pavilion+
07/14 Hartford, CT – XFINITY Theatre+
07/18 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center^+
07/20 Darien Lake, NY – Darien Lake Amphitheater
07/23 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion^+
07/24 Holmdel, NJ – PNC Bank Arts Center+
07/26 Wantagh, NY – Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater+
07/27 Columbia, MD – Merriweather Post Pavilion*+
07/28 Raleigh, NC – Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek+
07/30 Atlanta, GA – Cadence Bank Amphitheatre at Chastain Park+
07/31 Charleston, SC – Volvo Car Stadium*+
08/02 West Palm Beach, FL – Coral Sky Amphitheatre+
08/03 Tampa, FL – Midflorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
08/04 Jacksonville, FL – Daily’s Place^
08/06 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall Lawn+
08/07 Austin, TX – Austin360 Amphitheater+
08/08 Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory^+
08/10 Phoenix, AZ – Ak-Chin Pavilion+ (311 only)
08/11 Chula Vista, CA – North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre^+
08/16 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo*
08/17 Portland, OR – Veterans Memorial Coliseum
08/18 Auburn, Wash. – White River Amphitheatre^
08/20 Salt Lake City, Utah – USANA Amphitheatre

*not a Live Nation date
^Dirty Heads close
+with The Interrupters

Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Etc. Added To 2019 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Stone Temple Pilots, Halestorm, Clutch, Beartooth, Fever 333, Palaye Royale, Black Peaks, Coldrain, Aaron Buchanan & The Cult Classics, Skid Row, Deadland Ritual, Brothers Osbourne, Last In Line, Behemoth, At The Gates, Conjurer, Batushka, Ne Obliviscaris, Trash Boat, Three Days Grace, Godsmack, Bad Wolves, Animals As Leaders, Heart Of A Coward, Intervals, Toska, GroundCulture, Cane Hill, Municipal Waste, Alcest, Sumo Cyco, Love Bites, Crystal Lake, Redhook, Twelve Foot Ninja, Like A Storm, SKYND, Those Damn Crows, Icon For Hire, Lost In Stereo, Parting Gift, and Vega. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, Zebrahead, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.

Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Etc. Added To 2019 Epicenter Festival

Light The Torch, The Interrupters, Ded, Dead Girls Academy and Tetrarch have all been added to the 2019 Epicenter Festival. The event, which is replacing Carolina Rebellion, will take place at the Rockingham Festival Grounds in Richmond County, North Carolina on May 10-12 and the updated daily lineups can be found below.

May 10: Korn, Rob Zombie, The Prodigy, Evanescence, Machine Gun Kelly, Meshuggah, Skillet, Beartooth, Mark Lanegan Band, Dorothy, Black Pistol Fire, Zeal & Ardor, Knocked Loose, Slothrust, Wilson, Hands Like Houses, Hyro The Hero, Amigo The Devil, Ded, Arrested Youth, Vein, and Black Coffee.

May 11: Tool, Judas Priest, The Cult, Bush, Black Label Society, Circa Survive, Yelawolf, Motionless In White, The Damned Things, Starset, Grandson, Badflower, Memphis May Fire, Light The Torch, Wage War, Crobot, Dead Girls Academy, Sylar, Counterfeit., Pretty Vicious, Shvpes, Dirty Honey, Alien Weaponry, Hyde, and Tetrarch.

May 12: Foo Fighters, Bring Me The Horizon, 311, +Live+, Mastodon, Killswitch Engage, Architects, The Interrupters, Tom Morello, Fever 333, Reignwolf, Yungblud, The Glorious Sons, Ho99o9, While She Sleeps, Basement, Scarlxrd, Movements, Teenage Wrist, Demob Happy, Boston Manor, Cleopatrick, and The Dirty Nil.

In other news, organizers have also announced that Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson, and Jim Florentine of “That Metal Show” will be reuniting at the festival. They said the following:

“The rants, the debates, the rock star interviews and yes…Stump The Trunk are back! May 10 and 11, the 3 amigos of That Metal Show will be live onstage at the country’s biggest rock festival–EPICENTER–and we couldn’t be more stoked. The Boys Are Back In Town!”

Slayer, Smashing Pumpkins, Lamb Of God, Etc. Added To 2019 UK Download Festival

More bands have been added to the 2019 UK Download Festival. The event will take place on June 14-16 at Donington Park in Derby, UK and the newly announced acts include: Slayer (final UK show), Smashing Pumpkins, Dream Theater, Lamb Of God, Eagles Of Death Metal, Anthrax, Alien Weaponry, Bad Flower, Black Futures, Blackberry Smoke, I Prevail, The Interrupters, Jinjer, Man With A Mission, nothing, nowhere., Our Last Night, Riding The Low, Royal Republic, State Champs, Underside, Whitechapel, Yours Truly, and Zebrahead. Previously announced acts include: Def Leppard (performing “Hysteria” in full & more), Slipknot, Tool, Slash featuring Myles Kennedy And The Conspirators, Whitesnake, Rob Zombie, Trivium, Amon Amarth, Carcass, Delain, Die Antwoord, Me First And The Gimmie Gimmies, Opeth, Power Trip, Reel Big Fish, Skindred, Starset, Tesla, The Amity Affliction, and Underoath.