KnuckleBonz And Calicraft Brewing Company Announce New AC/DC Craft Beers

KnuckleBonz and Calicraft Brewing Company have teamed up with AC/DC for two new craft beers. The two beverages, “PWR UP” Juicy IPA and “TNT” Double IPA, will be available through select retailers later this summer.

A tap room release event for the beer will be held at the Calicraft headquarters in Walnut Creek, CA on July 23-25. The 16 oz collector’s edition cans will also be available through the Reyes Distribution network, which sells to Raley’s, WholeFoods, etc. Stores in California and Arizona are expected to carry the beer in mid-September. They will also be available online. Here’s a description of the beers:

“AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA (6.66%) mixes the tropical hop punch of hazy IPAs with the balance of West Coast IPAs. A blend of Australian Galaxy Hops and American Citra Hops bring massive flavors of bright passionfruit, ripe peaches, and juicy mandarin. Inspired by the newest AC/DC album, AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA combines new school vibes with old-school cool.”

“AC/DC TNT Double IPA (8.2%) is a modern take on a classic style. We blend a mix of Australian Cascade, American Cascade, and Simcoe to create a big, bold 8.2% Double IPA. Flavors of fresh cut grapefruit, sweet mango, and fresh pine explode out of the glass. Inspired by the first international AC/DC album — AC/DC TNT Double IPA proves that classics never go out of style.”

Tony Simerman, CEO of KnuckleBonz, Inc., commented:

“We are beyond excited to be collaborating with Calicraft on a new line of craft beers for music superfans. Many of the bands we have worked with in the Rock Iconz and 3D Vinyl Series will be coming to the new beverage line. There’s not a better band than AC/DC to kick this off.”

Blaine Landberg, CEO of Calicraft Beverage Co., added:

“Over the years, we’ve always stood for collaborations that go beyond beer. We value community and the arts. As music enthusiasts, we could not be more excited to work with our friends at KnuckleBonz and some of the most influential and groundbreaking musicians in history. Our collaboration is inspired by the band and is designed to be paired with their music. Great music and great beer — there is no better pairing!”

More details will be available at Calicraft.com/ACDC and KnuckleBonz.com/ACDC.

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):

Scorpions, Steel Panther, Sons Of Apollo, Etc. Members Join Winger For All-Star Version Of “Better Days Comin'”

Winger have shared a video for a new all-star version of “Better Days Comin’.” The clip, which can be seen below, features the following guests in order of appearance: Chip Z’Nuff (Enuff Z’Nuff), Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Jeff Scott Soto (Sons Of Apollo), Tony Harnell (TNT), George Gakis, Mark Hudson, Miljenko Matijevic (Steelheart), Alice Cooper, Klaus Meine (Scorpions), Robert Mason (Warrant), Richie Kotzen (The Winery Dogs), Terry Ilous (XYZ), Don Crash (H.E.A.T.), Alan Parsons (Alan Parsons Project), Danny Vaughn (Tyketto), Michael Starr (Steel Panther), Fiona Flanagan, Steve Postell (The Immediate Family), Eddie Trunk, Cenk Eroglu, Steve Whiteman (Kix), Howie Simon (Nelson, etc.), PJ Griffith (“Rock Of Ages”), and Kenny Leckremo (H.E.A.T.).

Evanescence, Rob Zombie, Five Finger Death Punch, Etc. Set For 2019 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 Rock Fest. The event will be held in Cadott, WI on July 18-20, with a special “bonus bash” set to take place on July 17 for three day ticket holders. Here’s the daily lineups:

July 17 (bonus bash): Jackyl, Stryper, Kix, Bobaflex, Red Partizan, Rachlen Lorin, Silvertung, and Streetlight Circus.

July 18: Evanescence, Mastodon, Skillet, Starset, Of Mice & Men, Static-X, DevilDriver, Sylar, Dope, Rachel Lorin, Revenant Soul, Gabriel And The Apocalypse, Sweet Addiction, The 9th Planet Out, Madman’s Diary, Bleak Sabbath, The Zealots, Cold Kingdom, Krashkarma, Stare Across, and Un-Broken.

July 19: Five Finger Death Punch, Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace, Killswitch Engage, Asking Alexandria, Bad Wolves, Ice Nine Kills, From Ashes To New, I See Stars, Shallow Side, Helius, Stormbreaker, Days To Come, Sin7, Who’s Who, Stone Type Pilots, Ignescent, Beyond Unbroken, Mouthz Of Dirt, and Catechize.

July 20: Rob Zombie, Marilyn Manson, In This Moment, I Prevail, P.O.D., Lacuna Coil, Red Sun Rising, Hyro The Hero, Joyous Wolf, Eve To Adam, Jacob Cade, The Rumours, Lydia Can’t Breathe, A Light Divided, Piranha, TNT, Roxz, Neverwake, Standing Alliance, and Electric Revolution.

Slipknot, Hollywood Vampires, Alice In Chains, Marilyn Manson, Etc. Set For 2016 Rock Fest

The lineup has been revealed for the 2016 Rock Fest. The event is set to take place in Cadott, WI, on July 14-16. and it will include: Slipknot, Hollywood Vampires, Alice In Chains, Five Finger Death Punch, Marilyn Manson, Breaking Benjamin, Rise Against, Bullet For My Valentine, Skillet, Queensrÿche, All That Remains, Scott Stapp, In This Moment, Sick Puppies, Led Zeppelin 2, Saint Asonia, Escape The Fate, Atreyu, Kix, 10 Years, Highly Suspect, Nothing More, Red Sun Rising, Like A Storm, New Years Day, Faster Pussycat, Wilson, Bobaflex, Art Of Dying, I Prevail, Bridge To Grace, Stitched Up Heart, Wayland, 3 Pill Morning, Beyond Threshold, TNT, Maiden Minneapolis, Electric Eye, Acillatem, Nivrana, Who’s Who, Prophets Of Addiction, Seven Days Lost, The Black Fires, Station, Every Mother’s Nightmare, Chaotic Resemblance, Screaming For Silence, Silversyde, Antistar, Dellacoma, Veilside, Gabriel And The Apocalypse, Vaudeville, Malice, Oblivious Signal, Fatal Kaliber, Cold Kingdom, Emissary Echo, Smiling Politely, Bad Remedy, Strange Daze, Aeraco, Myrrya, Truth Before Treason, and My Memory Remains.

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