Disturbed, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Etc. Set For 2022 Upheaval Festival

The lineup has been revealed for this year’s Upheaval Festival. The event will take place at Belknap Park in Grand Rapids, MI on July 15-16 and it will feature the following:

July 15: Breaking Benjamin Theory Of A Deadman, Avatar, Starset, Ayron Jones, All Good Things, Fire From The Gods, The Warning, and Dark Heavens.

July 16: Disturbed, Three Days Grace, Nothing More, Hatebreed, Escape The Fate, Butcher Babies, Nita Strauss, DED, Oxymorrons, and Heartsick.

Three Days Grace Premiere “So Called Life” Music Video

Three Days Grace have premiered a new video for their new song “So Called Life.” This track is from the band’s new album “Explosions,” which will be released on May 6.

Frontman Matt Walst commented:

“In these crazy and divided times, everyone needs something to take the edge off.”

Director Jon Vulpine added:

“I wanted to make this video really raw and stripped down. Something high energy with extreme angles and fast movements. A bunch of old analog gear in this ’70s apartment that looked like some hoarder died in it 20 years ago and the guys just came in and recorded. I didn’t want to go for a clean and super polished look, so Justin Jones, my DP, suggested these rehoused 1960s Japanese lenses for a grittier more contrasty feel. That, along with different lens distortions and attachments, just added to the diversity of shots.”

Three Days Grace To Release New Single “So Called Life” This Month

Three Days Grace will be releasing a new single, titled “So Called Life,” on November 29. You can pre-save that track HERE. This news comes after the band recently announced a spring U.S. tour.

Three Days Grace Announce Spring U.S. Tour

Three Days Grace have announced a spring U.S. tour. The trek will include their previously announced radio festival appearances with Godsmack and more.

Tour Dates:

04/19 Huntsville, AL – Mars Music Hall
04/21 St. Augustine, FL – The St. Augustine Amphitheatre (with Black Veil Brides, Motionless In White, and Ice Nine Kills)
04/22 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (98 Rock fest) (with Godsmack, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, etc.)
04/23 Orlando, FL – Tinker Field (WJRR’s Earthday Birthday) (with Godsmack, Black Veil Brides, Thrice, etc.)
04/25 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa (with Lilith Czar)
04/26 Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall (with Lilith Czar)
04/28 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (WDHA’s Rock The Rock Fest) (with Godsmack, Black Veil Brides, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)
04/29 Harrisburg, PA – House of Music, Arts & Culture (with Lilith Czar)
04/30 Worcester, MA – DCU Center (WAAF Big Gig) (with Godsmack, Black Veil Brides, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)
05/02 Cincinnati, OH – Bogart’s (with Lilith Czar)
05/03 Fort Wayne, IN – Clyde Theatre (with Lilith Czar)
05/04 Madison, WI – The Sylvee (with Lilith Czar)
05/06 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (Hog Fest) (with Godsmack, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)
05/07 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (93X Twin City Takeover) (with Godsmack, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Etc. Booked For Six U.S. Radio Festivals

The lineups have been revealed for six different radio festivals including: “98Rock Fest,” “101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday,” “WDHA’s Rock The Rock Fest,” “Big Gig, “HOG Fest,” and “93x Twin City Takeover.” Godsmack will headline each show and they will be joined by Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, and more.

“98Rock Fest”:

04/22 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Ice Nine Kills, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

“101.1 WJRR’s Earthday Birthday”:

04/23 Orlando, FL – Central Florida Fairgrounds (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Thrice, Motionless In White, Ice Nine Kills, Black Stone Cherry, Ayron Jones, and Lilith Czar)

“WDHA’s Rock The Rock Fest”:

04/28 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

“Big Gig”:

04/30 Worcester, MA – DCU Center (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Black Veil Brides, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

“HOG Fest”:

05/06 Milwaukee, WI – Fiserv Forum (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

“93x Twin City Takeover”:

05/07 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center (feat. Godsmack, Three Days Grace, Asking Alexandria, Wage War, and Lilith Czar)

Metallica To Film Live Concert For Drive-In Theaters, Announce Appearance On “The Howard Stern Show”

Metallica will be filming a special live concert that will be shown in various drive-in theaters across North America on August 29. The screenings will also include an opening set from Three Days Grace. Prior to that, Metallica will be making a virtual appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” this Wednesday (August 12).

The band said the following about the drive-in screenings:

“It’s been a crazy, hectic, thrilling and exciting time at Metallica HQ as the four of us have all been in the same room making music for the first time in almost a year! “What’s going on?” you ask? We’re recording a concert to appear at your local drive-in theater… that’s what!

We’ll be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set screening August 29th at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. We’ve been rehearsing at HQ for a show that will be shot specially for the drive-ins at a location nearby later this week and then we’ll pass it off to our award winning production team to then be edited and mixed at the highest standards possible to be beamed into your cars from the big screen.

The Fifth Member pre-sale starts August 12th 12:00pm local time at ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica. Fifth Members should check their e-mail or click here for more details.

The general on-sale will begin on August 14th, also at 12:00pm local time. Every ticket purchase – which admits one carload of up to six people – will include four mp3 digital downloads the upcoming release of S&M2.

Needless to say, this is an exciting first for us, as we continue to explore new ways to connect with you and keep playing live… this definitely qualifies as a unique and memorable experience for us. We hope you think so too!

Additional information about Encore Drive-In Nights can be found at ticketmaster.com/encoredriveinnights. The exclusive concert will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local public health mandates. Encore Drive-In Nights has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans.”

They also added the following about their appearance on “The Howard Stern Show”:

“Happy Monday! We’re back again on this busy Monday morning with more exciting news from HQ. Our great friend, and ever loyal Metallica supporter, Howard Stern has invited us to pay a virtual visit to his show this Wednesday, August 12. It’s going to be yet another first during this very unusual time as we’ll be hanging in Northern California at HQ and chatting with Howard while he’s camped out in his home studio. In between the banter we’re going to fire up the amps, get behind the drums and beam a few songs live to Howard as well. Tune in for lots of conversation and some morning metal!

Check out The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 and for more information on SiriusXM, please visit SiriusXM.com and HowardStern.com. And thanks to Howard for inviting us back… we look forward to catching up!”

Three Days Grace Premiere Video For Cover Of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know”

Three Days Grace have released a cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” You can find an official video for that below. Frontman Matt Walst commented:

“The first time I heard ‘Somebody That I Used to Know’, I got goosebumps. This has only happened to me a few times in my life. I remember listening to it over and over and just being happy. Music releases a mood enhancing chemical in the brain that can set good moods and peak enjoyment. Music is truly the best drug.”

Diamante Announces “Rock Fiesta” Livestream Concert

Diamante will be playing a livestream concert on July 25 at 5pm PDT / 8pm EDT. The virtual event will also feature a number of special guests including Heidi Shepherd (Butcher Babies), Alecia “Mixi” Demner (Stitched Up Heart), Kevin “Thrasher” Gruft (Escape The Fate), Neil Sanderson (Three Days Grace), and more. Diamante commented:

“My first livestream concert called DIAMANTE’S ROCK FIESTA is happening on July 25th @ 5p PST!! I’m going live from a super cool studio in Anaheim, CA that has video screens and other special effects so I can interact with all of you during the show!! My rock fiesta wouldn’t be complete without the help from a few of my special friends who are coming to hang and sing with me during the show…. and you never know, there may be a few more surprises! For tickets, limited-edition merch & VIP packages please visit www.store.thisisdiamante.com A portion of the proceeds from this event will go towards Sweet Relief Musicians Fund.”

Three Days Grace Premiere “Strange Days” Video

Three Days Grace have premiered a new video for their song “Strange Days.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Outsider.” The group commented:

“We’re excited to share the new music video for ‘Strange Days’, a song about sticking together, supporting each other and keeping your head up and carrying on during scary and uncertain times. We hope these strange days are over soon and until then please stay safe and look out for one another.”

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):


Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):


Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):


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):